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|New Puerto Rico Laws Expand Protected Activity for Retaliation Claims, Create Civil Penalties for Violations of Vacation, Sick Leave Statute|
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
October 16, 2014, previously published on October 6, 2014After 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.
|Labor Board Declines to Overrule Favorable Union Beck Notice Precedent|
Howard M. Bloom, Chad P. Richter, Philip B. Rosen; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
September 25, 2014, previously published on September 24, 2014A 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...
|Immigration Reform Update|
Davis C. Bae, Minnie Fu, Raazia K. Hall, Sean G. Hanagan, David S. Jones; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
September 25, 2014, previously published on September 24, 2014With 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.
|Deputy Sheriff Protected by Whistleblower Retaliation Law, California Court of Appeal Rules|
Mitchell F. Boomer; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
September 23, 2014, previously published on September 17, 2014The 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...
|California Adds ‘Abusive Conduct’ to Sexual Harassment Prevention Training for Supervisors|
Jamerson C. Allen, Mark S. Askanas, Jonathan A. Siegel; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
September 19, 2014, previously published on September 16, 2014Employers 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...
|Delaware Mandates Pregnancy Accommodations|
Katharine Thomas Batista, Stephanie J. Peet; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
September 19, 2014, previously published on September 15, 2014Delaware 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.
|OSHA Makes Significant Revisions to Injury and Illness Reporting Requirements|
Tressi L. Cordaro, Nickole C. Winnett; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
September 19, 2014, previously published on September 16, 2014The 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...
|Illinois Enacts Legislation Protecting Unpaid Interns against Sexual Harassment in the Workplace|
Kirsten A. Milton; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
September 19, 2014, previously published on September 16, 2014Illinois 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.
|California Enacts Paid Sick Leave Law|
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
September 17, 2014, previously published on September 11, 2014With 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.
|District 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.;
September 16, 2014, previously published on September 12, 2014A 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.