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HTMLOSHA Redefines Small Business for the Purpose of SHARP Participation
Tressi L. Cordaro; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 31, 2015, previously published on February 3, 2015
OSHA is coming under criticism because of changes it has made to its Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP). The details were outlined in a memorandum to Regional Administrators dated November 24, 2014. However, opponents to the changes are upset because the memorandum was not...

 

HTMLNY Acting Commissioner of Labor Issues Wage Board Order Reducing New York Tip Credit to $1.50
Noel P. Tripp; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 31, 2015, previously published on February 24, 2015
In New York, the cash wage due to tipped workers will increase to $7.50 at the end of the year, following an Order from acting Commissioner of Labor Mario Musolino. Commissioner Musolino accepted this recommendation from the Wage Board convened by his predecessor. This order will reduce the tip...

 

HTMLNew York AG Schneiderman Introduces Pay Card Legislation
Noel P. Tripp; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 31, 2015, previously published on February 18, 2015
Following his investigation of the issue, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman last week proposed the Payroll Card Act, which would require employers:

 

HTMLTampa Bay Buccaneers to Settle Cheerleaders’ Wage-and-Hour Class Action
Benjamin A. Tulis; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 31, 2015, previously published on March 12, 2015
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have agreed to settle a class action lawsuit brought by its cheerleaders on May 19, 2014. Pierre-Val v. Buccaneers Ltd. Partnership, No. 14-cv-01182 (M.D. Fla.). The Buccaneers agreed to pay $825,000, with $264,000 of the settlement allocated to attorney’s fees. As a...

 

HTMLFormer Employee in Louisiana Bites Back, Files Suit Against Employer for Threatening to Enforce Non-Compete
Susan F. Desmond; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 31, 2015, previously published on February 5, 2015
Louisiana has strict requirements for enforcement of non-compete agreements which are not “favored” in the Pelican state. In a recent case, Boudreaux v. OS Restaurant Services, LLC, a former employee in Louisiana preemptively filed a lawsuit claiming a violation of Louisiana’s...

 

HTMLRecent OSHA Inspection Statistics and Enforcement Initiatives
Tressi L. Cordaro; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 31, 2015, previously published on March 23, 2015
At a recent American Bar Association meeting, Tom Galassi, Director of Enforcement Programs for OSHA, stressed the agency’s continued focus on key enforcement initiatives, such as temporary workers, corporate-wide settlement agreements and the continued use of the severe violator enhancement...

 

HTMLNJ Amends Do Not Call Law
Jason C. Gavejian; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 31, 2015, previously published on February 2, 2015
Last week, New Jersey’s Governor, Chris Christie (R), signed a bill which will allow telemarketing companies to make sales calls to mobile devices when the call is made to a customer with whom an existing relationship exists or in response to the customer’s written request.

 

HTMLState Plans Slowly Adopt New Federal OSHA Reporting Requirements
Tressi L. Cordaro; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 31, 2015, previously published on March 4, 2015
Beginning on January 1, 2015, employers in states with Federal OSHA jurisdiction were required to start reporting to OSHA work-related fatalities (that occur within 30 days of the work-related incident) within 8 hours of learning of the fatality, work-related in-patient hospitalizations,...

 

HTMLUtah Federal Court Reiterates That Employees Are Only Entitled to Tips Under FLSA If A Tip Credit Is Applied
Noel P. Tripp; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 31, 2015, previously published on February 2, 2015
While many state laws regulate the distribution of gratuities (as well as service charges and other fees), the overwhelming judicial view, as originally set forth by the Ninth Circuit in Cumbie v. Woody Woo and joined by district courts in other jurisdictions, holds that an employee’s right...

 

HTMLProposed Connecticut Law Would Empower Certain Student-Athletes to Unionize
Gregg E. Clifton; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 31, 2015, previously published on February 11, 2015
A bill has been introduced in the Connecticut General Assembly that would define certain collegiate athletes at public colleges and universities within the state as employees. The proposed law would permit eligible student-athlete employees to join unions and bargain collectively. If the bill is...

 


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