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HTMLNew Puerto Rico Laws Expand Protected Activity for Retaliation Claims, Create Civil Penalties for Violations of Vacation, Sick Leave Statute
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
October 16, 2014, previously published on October 6, 2014
After vetoing workplace bullying legislation this summer, the Governor of Puerto Rico has signed into law two amendments to existing employment laws that may increase litigation of retaliation and vacation and sick leave claims. The amendments are effective immediately.

 

HTMLLabor Board Declines to Overrule Favorable Union Beck Notice Precedent
Howard M. Bloom, Chad P. Richter, Philip B. Rosen; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
September 25, 2014, previously published on September 24, 2014
A union fulfilled its “Beck” notice obligations to a new employee even though it failed to disclose the “reduced fees and dues” for which the employee would be responsible by refusing to become a member under a union security clause at the same time it first informed the...

 

HTMLImmigration Reform Update
Davis C. Bae, Minnie Fu, Raazia K. Hall, Sean G. Hanagan, David S. Jones; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
September 25, 2014, previously published on September 24, 2014
With comprehensive immigration reform legislation no longer a realistic possibility for the foreseeable future, advocates for reform have shifted their focus to executive actions the President may take unilaterally to implement changes in immigration policy.

 

HTMLDeputy Sheriff Protected by Whistleblower Retaliation Law, California Court of Appeal Rules
Mitchell F. Boomer; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
September 23, 2014, previously published on September 17, 2014
The California Labor Code’s Section 1102.5(b) whistleblower protections are not limited to the first employee reporting alleged misconduct, the California Court of Appeal has ruled, affirming a judgment in favor of a deputy sheriff on his whistleblower retaliation claim. Hager v. County of...

 

HTMLCalifornia Adds ‘Abusive Conduct’ to Sexual Harassment Prevention Training for Supervisors
Jamerson C. Allen, Mark S. Askanas, Jonathan A. Siegel; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
September 19, 2014, previously published on September 16, 2014
Employers subject to California’s mandatory “AB 1825” sexual harassment training requirement for supervisors will need to revise their programs to include prevention of “abusive conduct,” following an amendment (AB 2053) to California’s Fair Employment and...

 

HTMLDelaware Mandates Pregnancy Accommodations
Katharine Thomas Batista, Stephanie J. Peet; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
September 19, 2014, previously published on September 15, 2014
Delaware Governor Jack A. Markell (D) has signed into law the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, S.B. 212, extending workplace protections afforded to pregnant employees, and employees who have recently given birth, to include requiring employers provide reasonable accommodations to such employees.

 

HTMLOSHA Makes Significant Revisions to Injury and Illness Reporting Requirements
Tressi L. Cordaro, Nickole C. Winnett; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
September 19, 2014, previously published on September 16, 2014
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released its final rule for Occupational Injury and Illness Recording and Reporting Requirements, revising the requirements for reporting work-related hospitalizations and requiring the reporting of all amputations and eye losses. Assistant...

 

HTMLIllinois Enacts Legislation Protecting Unpaid Interns against Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
Kirsten A. Milton; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
September 19, 2014, previously published on September 16, 2014
Illinois has become the fifth jurisdiction to expand its workplace laws to protect unpaid interns — joining New York, Oregon, Washington, D.C., and New York City.

 

HTMLCalifornia Enacts Paid Sick Leave Law
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
September 17, 2014, previously published on September 11, 2014
With the enactment of the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014 (AB1522), California has become the second state in the nation, after Connecticut, to mandate employers provide their employees, including part-time and temporary workers, paid sick leave.

 

HTMLDistrict of Columbia Enacts Ban-the-Box Legislation Limiting Employers’ Criminal Background Inquiries on Applicants
Susan M. Corcoran, Garen E. Dodge, Richard I. Greenberg; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
September 16, 2014, previously published on September 12, 2014
A new District of Columbia law prohibits employers from inquiring into a prospective employee’s criminal conviction background on its application and before making a conditional offer of employment.

 


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