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|Virginia Limits Employer Access to Social Media Accounts of Employees and Applicants|
Joseph J. Lazzarotti; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
April 16, 2015, previously published on April 7, 2015Effective July 1, 2015, employers in Virginia will be prohibited from requiring, requesting, or causing a current or prospective employee to disclose the username and password to the individual’s social media account. The new law, signed by Governor Terry McAuliffe on March 23, 2015, also...
|OSHA Proposes Updates to Its Personal Protective Equipment Rules|
Bradford T. Hammock, Nickole C. Winnett; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
April 16, 2015, previously published on April 9, 2015The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has proposed what it hopes will be non-controversial changes to its personal protective equipment (PPE) standards for eye and face protection in all covered industry sectors except agriculture. OSHA’s initiative is part of a multi-year agency...
|Mining Industry Coalition Opposes Proposed Civil Penalty Rule Changes under Mine Act|
Henry Chajet, Mark Savit; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
April 15, 2015, previously published on April 1, 2015Opposing a proposed Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) rule changing the civil penalty assessment formula for violations of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act (30 CFR Part 100) to ratchet up penalties, a coalition of mining industry companies, represented by the Jackson Lewis’...
|Cybersecurity: a Few of my Favorite Videos and Some Thought Provoking Questions|
Ralph C. Losey; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
April 6, 2015, previously published on February 17, 2015One of my passions is Cybersecurity, especially in the context of electronic discovery. I am focused on safeguarding the electronic data of the clients of my law firm. There are many black hat hackers out there, and even foreign governments, that hack into the computers of U.S. corporations and law...
|How To Appropriately Obtain Relevant Information From Social Networking Sites|
Brett M. Anders, Michael A. Frankel; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
April 6, 2015, previously published on February 12, 2015A New York state appellate court has confirmed that the mere initiation of a lawsuit does not provide a basis to permit a defendant unfettered access to a plaintiff’s social media sites. In Pecile v. Titan Capital Group, LLC, 2014 N.Y. App. Div. LEXIS 420 (1st Dep’t Jan. 23, 2014), the...
|My H-1B Cap Case is Filed. Now What?|
David S. Jones; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
April 6, 2015, previously published on March 30, 2015Beginning on April 1st and for five business days thereafter, until April 7th, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will accept H-1B petitions subject to the fiscal year (FY) 2016 cap.
|“Loyalty” Provision Actually an Unenforceable Restraint of Trade, Georgia Court Rules|
Adriana Midence Scott; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
April 6, 2015, previously published on April 1, 2015Many employers require their employees sign agreements containing a “loyalty provision.” That is, a clause that requires the employee to devote all or most of his/her working time to the employer’s endeavors, while the employee remains employed by the employer. What many employers...
|OSHA Revises Recent SHARP’s Memorandum|
Nickole C. Winnett; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
April 6, 2015, previously published on April 2, 2015On March 20, 2015, OSHA rescinded portions of its recent memorandum, “Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program: Updated Size”, after only four-months in response to employers’, state officials’, and Congressional members’ outcries. As described by Tressi...
|OFCCP Webinar Discusses Federal Contractor LGBT Obligations|
Laura A. Mitchell; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
April 6, 2015, previously published on March 26, 2015This week OFCCP hosted Webinars on federal contractor obligations with respect to sexual orientation and gender identity under Executive Order 13672.
|Anonymous Second-Hand Tip Did Not Establish Reasonable Suspicion for Public Employee Drug Test|
Alyssa M. Smilowitz; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
April 6, 2015, previously published on March 27, 2015A tip regarding employee on-the-job drug use by an unidentified source, relayed second-hand by a news reporter, is insufficient to establish individualized reasonable suspicion (required under the Fourth Amendment) to require a public employee to submit to a drug test, according to a recent...