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HTMLOSHA Targets Communications Tower Industry: Promise to Focus on Contractor Oversight Could Affect Employers in Many Industries
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 18, 2014, previously published on February 13, 2014
U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has warned companies involved in the telecommunications tower industry that OSHA sees “an alarming increase in worker deaths” in the industry and will step up its enforcement efforts. All companies involved in tower construction,...

 

HTMLSupreme Court Rules Don, Doff Time Not Compensable under Workers’ Collective Bargaining Agreement
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 14, 2014
The U.S. Supreme Court has held unanimously that employees need not be paid under the Fair Labor Standards Act for their pre-shift and post-shift donning and doffing of clothing required for work where the employer and the workers’ union have agreed in a collective bargaining agreement that...

 

HTMLRelief from Indiana Wage Payment and Wage Deduction Statutes May Be in Sight
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 12, 2014, previously published on February 10, 2014
Indiana Wage Payment Statute - House Bill 1126 - Under the Indiana Wage Payment Statute, an employee claiming he or she is owed wages may seek treble damages (three times the amount of wages owed) plus attorneys’ fees. An award of treble damages and fees is automatic if the employee prevails,...

 

HTMLA-Rod: A Tough Row to Hoe in Contesting Arbitrator’s Suspension
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 10, 2014, previously published on February 5, 2014
For more than half a century, federal courts have done their utmost to encourage arbitration to resolve disputes. The preference is particularly strong in labor-management contracts, such as the one between Major League Baseball (“MLB”) and the players’ union that resulted in the...

 

HTMLPolice Officer’s Facebook Rants Not Protected Speech under the First Amendment, Federal Court Rules
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 10, 2014, previously published on February 3, 2014
A 26-year veteran police officer’s “venting on Facebook” about her department’s decision not to send officers to attend the funeral of an officer killed in the line-of-duty in another community was not protected speech under the First Amendment, the federal District Court...

 

HTMLSupreme Court Affirms Contractually Reduced Limitations Periods for ERISA Benefit Claims
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 10, 2014, previously published on February 5, 2014
A contractual limitations period in an ERISA disability benefits plan that required participants to bring suit within three years after “proof of loss is due” is enforceable, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled unanimously. Heimeshoff v. Hartford Life & Accident Ins. Co. et al., 134...

 

HTMLPortland Bar, Restaurant Liable for Unpaid Wages due Predecessor’s Employees, Oregon High Court Holds
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 10, 2014, previously published on February 3, 2014
An employer that acquired the assets of a defunct bar and restaurant and continued to operate a restaurant on the same premises was liable for unpaid wages owed to the defunct restaurant’s former employees, the Oregon Supreme Court has ruled. Blachana LLC v. Bureau of Labor and Industries,...

 

HTMLNew Jersey Employers Must Provide Pregnant Employees Accommodations under New Law
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 10, 2014, previously published on February 3, 2014
A new New Jersey law prohibits pregnancy discrimination in the workplace and requires employers to provide pregnant employees with reasonable, pregnancy-related accommodations, upon request, absent a showing of undue hardship. California and Maryland are other states that have extended their...

 

HTMLL&E Global Expands to Switzerland
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 10, 2014, previously published on January 28, 2014
L&E Global is pleased to announce that Zurich-based Schmid Heinzen Humbert Lerch (SHHL) is now a member of its international integrated alliance of employment law firms. L&E Global specializes in providing counsel to employers on employment, labor, workplace privacy, employee benefits and...

 

HTMLNew Chicago Ordinance Bans Smoking of E-Cigarettes Indoors
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 10, 2014, previously published on February 5, 2014
Effective April 29, 2014, a new Chicago ordinance will prohibit smoking of electronic cigarettes (or e-cigarettes) in enclosed public places and enclosed places of employment in the city. Chicago joins New York City and a handful of other jurisdictions (including the states of Arkansas, North...

 


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