Jackson Lewis P.C. Document Search Results (290)
Show: results per page
|More California Wage Changes in the Works|
David Zvi Feingold; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
March 30, 2015, previously published on February 11, 2015Two Assembly Bills addressing employee wages in California recently were referred to legislative committees in late January and early February 2015. Although early in the legislative process, both could have a palpable impact on employers doing business in California.
|Wage Order No. 5-2001 Partially Invalidated: Healthcare Workers Cannot Waive Their Second Meal Period When Working More Than 12 Hours|
Carly B. Plaskin; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
March 30, 2015, previously published on February 18, 2015In a recent turn of events, the California Court of Appeal ruled in Gerard v. Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center (Feb. 10, 2015) that healthcare workers cannot waive their second meal period when working shifts in excess of 12-hours despite the Industrial Welfare Commission’s...
|Women’s World Cup Turf-War Is Over|
Alacoque Hinga Nevitt; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
March 30, 2015, previously published on January 29, 2015This summer’s Women’s World Cup will be played on artificial surfaces, rather than natural grass, after a group of international women’s soccer stars withdrew their gender discrimination lawsuit against FIFA and the Canadian Soccer Association.
|California Court of Appeal Rules PAGA Claims Must Be Stayed Pending Outcome of Individual Arbitration on Underlying Individual Wage and Hour Claims|
John P. Nordlund; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
March 30, 2015, previously published on March 16, 2015On February 26, 2015, in Franco v. Arakelian Enterprises, Inc., Case No. B232583, the California Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District held that trial court proceedings on claims pursuant to the California Private Attorney General Act (“PAGA”) (Labor Code § 2698 et seq.) must...
|Employers’ Reliance on Exception from Federal WARN Act 60-Day Advance-Notice Mandate to be Decided at Trial|
Penny Ann Lieberman; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
March 30, 2015, previously published on February 17, 2015While the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (“WARN”) includes an “unforeseeable business circumstances” exception permitting an employer to provide fewer than 60 days’ notice of a plant closing or mass layoff, reliance on that exception can be risky....
|Oakland’s New Law Raises the City’s Minimum Wage, Provides for Paid Sick Leave, and Addresses Hospitality Services Charges|
Kathryn B. Fox; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
March 30, 2015, previously published on March 13, 2015In November 2014, Oakland voters passed Measure FF, which went into effect on March 2, 2015, and made changes to the City’s minimum wage, paid sick leave laws and hospitality service charges.
|Federal Appeals Court Hears Challenge against Mine Safety Agency Coal Dust Regulation|
Henry Chajet, Avidan Meyerstein; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
March 30, 2015, previously published on March 25, 2015The National Mining Association and others in the industry have sued the Mine Safety and Health Administration to halt implementation of massive changes to MSHA’s coal mine dust regulations. The regulations, published on May 1, 2014, are scheduled to become fully effective by August 2016.
|Reasonable Accommodation’s Mandate in Employment Statute Does Not Require Employer to Cut Essential Job Functions|
Susan E. Groff, Angela Quiles Nevarez; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
March 30, 2015, previously published on February 26, 2015On January 21, 2015, a California Appeals Court affirmed the trial court’s ruling in Nealy v. City of Santa Monica, 2015 Cal. App. LEXIS 139 (February 13, 2015) granting summary judgment for the City of Santa Monica (“City”) on claims of disability discrimination, failure to...
|Employers Cannot Apply Tougher Policies Retroactively to Employee Covered by CBA|
Gregg E. Clifton, Kurt J. Erickson, Gina K. Janeiro, Philip B. Rosen; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
March 27, 2015, previously published on March 3, 2015Sending employers a strong message, a federal court in Minnesota has ruled that even an arbitrator’s award may be overturned where the employer seeks to enforce a disciplinary policy that was not in place when the employee’s alleged misconduct took place. National Football League...
|Wisconsin Becomes 25th Right-to-Work State|
Gregory H. Andrews, Philip B. Rosen; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
March 27, 2015, previously published on March 10, 2015The legislation, passed on March 6, 2015, and signed into law by Governor Scott Walker (R) on March 9, makes it illegal for a Wisconsin private-sector employer to enter into a collective bargaining agreement with a union under which an employee is required to join the union or pay union dues to it....