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HTMLLabor Board Allows Micro-Unit at Retailer, Citing Specialty Healthcare
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 31, 2014, previously published on July 30, 2014
In a much-anticipated decision, the National Labor Relations Board has held a union’s petitioned-for micro-bargaining unit of retail store employees was appropriate, rejecting the employer’s argument that the employees the union sought to represent shared an “overwhelming...

 

HTMLEmployer May Determine Workweek for Payroll Purposes under FLSA, Federal Court Rules
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 31, 2014, previously published on July 28, 2014
Under the Fair Labor Standards Act, an employer may use a Monday-through-Sunday “workweek” to calculate overtime pay for employees with work schedules of Thursdays through Wednesdays, the federal appellate court in New Orleans has ruled. Johnson v. Heckmann Water Res. (CVR), Inc., No....

 

HTMLBig Increase in 2014 Service Contract Act Health & Welfare Rate Announced
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 31, 2014, previously published on July 28, 2014
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has released its annual memorandum with the rate increase for Service Contract Act (SCA) Health and Welfare (H&W) Fringe Benefits. The new rate of $4.02 per hour (up from last year’s $3.81 per hour) is required in all government contract bids or other...

 

HTMLSEC Fulfills Promise to Bring Whistleblower Retaliation Actions under Dodd-Frank Act
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 24, 2014, previously published on July 17, 2014
Faced with a mounting caseload of whistleblower complaints (more than 6,000 since 2011), the Securities and Exchange Commission has brought its first-ever whistleblower retaliation case under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.

 

HTMLIllinois Passes Ban-the-Box Legislation Limiting Employers’ Criminal Background Checks on Applicants
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 24, 2014, previously published on July 22, 2014
A new Illinois law prohibits employers from inquiring into a prospective employee’s criminal background on its application or during the early stages of application review.

 

HTMLExecutive Order Extends Workplace Anti-Discrimination Protections to LGBT Workers of Federal Contractors
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 22, 2014, previously published on July 21, 2014
Though it took longer than expected, President Barack Obama has signed an Executive Order extending protections against workplace discrimination to members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (“LGBT”) community. Signed July 21, 2014, the Executive Order prohibits...

 

HTMLHouse Passes Appropriations Bill Barring Contractors with Some FLSA Violations from Government Contracts
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 22, 2014, previously published on July 16, 2014
Approving its fiscal year 2015 Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill (H.R. 4923), the U.S. House of Representatives also has agreed to prohibit funding for any contractor found to have violated certain wage requirements under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

 

HTMLSan Francisco Bay Area Employers Must Provide Commuter Benefits by September 30th
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 22, 2014, previously published on July 21, 2014
Employers with at least 50 full-time employees in the San Francisco Bay Area must offer commuter benefits, such as payments for commuter transit passes made with employees’ pre-tax earnings, to any employee who works at least 20 hours per week no later than September 30, 2014.

 

HTMLEmployee Termination Pursuant to an Unlawful Confidentiality Rule is Lawful, NLRB Holds
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 17, 2014, previously published on July 15, 2014
In Flex Frac Logistics, LLC, 358 NLRB No. 127 (2012), the National Labor Relations Board (in a decision later upheld by a federal appeals court in New Orleans) held the employer’s confidentiality policy was unlawfully overbroad, and, as a result, could inhibit employees from discussing terms...

 

HTMLSupreme Court Returns to ERISA Statutory Basics, Rejects Moench Presumption: Implications for ESOP Trusts Holding Non-Publicly Traded Securities
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 17, 2014, previously published on July 14, 2014
The U.S. Supreme Court has unanimously decided that the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended (“ERISA”), does not contain a presumption of prudence for employee stock ownership plan (“ESOP”) fiduciary actions, rejecting the presumption adopted by many...

 


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