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HTMLProtected Speech Does Not Include Extortion, California Appellate Court Rules
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 1, 2014, previously published on June 18, 2014
An employee’s e-mail threatening to report his employer to the U.S. Attorney and file an action under the federal False Claims Act unless the employer agreed to settle his defamation claim constituted extortion, as a matter of law, the California Court of Appeal has ruled. Stenehjem v....

 

HTMLMichigan Minimum Wage Increases Enacted
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 1, 2014, previously published on June 12, 2014
Michigan Governor Rick Snyder has signed the Workforce Opportunity Wage Act, mandating gradual increases in the state’s minimum wage to $9.25 an hour by January 1, 2018. The Act ties increases to the rate of inflation beginning 2019.

 

HTMLParental Leave Act Strengthens Maryland Employee Leave Protections
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 1, 2014, previously published on June 17, 2014
Effective October 1, 2014, small employers in Maryland will be required to provide employees with unpaid leave for the birth or adoption of a child under the Maryland Parental Leave Act (“PLA” or “Act”), a new law passed by the Maryland General Assembly.

 

HTMLCalifornia High Court: Class Action Waivers in Arbitration Valid, But Waivers of Representative Actions under State Law Are Not
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 27, 2014, previously published on June 24, 2014
The Federal Arbitration Act preempts California law disfavoring enforcement of a class action waiver in employment arbitration agreements, the California Supreme Court has held, overruling its prior holding to the contrary in Gentry v. Superior Court, 42 Cal. 4th 443 (2007). Iskanian v. CLS Transp....

 

HTMLChanges to Connecticut Paid Sick Leave Law Provide Some Relief to Employers
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 27, 2014, previously published on June 23, 2014
The Connecticut Paid Sick Leave legislation has been amended (1) to allow employers to determine the 50-employee applicability threshold in the same manner as under the state’s Family and Medical Leave Act, (2) to allow accrual of paid sick leave hours on any annual basis, not just a calendar...

 

HTMLNewark, New Jersey Provides Guidance on Paid Sick Leave Ordinance
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 27, 2014, previously published on June 25, 2014
The City of Newark has released new guidance and “Frequently Asked Questions” to assist employers with compliance with the new paid sick leave time ordinance, which became effective on June 21, 2014.

 

HTMLDHS Proposals to Attract, Retain Highly Skilled Immigrants
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 13, 2014, previously published on June 10, 2014
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced the publication of two proposed rules, one to extend employment authorization to spouses of certain H-1B workers and the other to enhance opportunities for certain groups of highly skilled workers by removing obstacles to their remaining in...

 

HTMLNew Houston Ordinance Bans Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, Familial Status, and Marital Status Discrimination in Employment
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 13, 2014, previously published on June 5, 2014
A new Houston ordinance prohibits private employers from discriminating against employees on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, familial status, and marital status. The Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (“HERO”), which takes effect on June 27, 2014, expands the types of...

 

HTMLNew Minnesota Medical Cannabis Law Protects Employees against Discrimination for Medical Cannabis Use
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 9, 2014, previously published on June 3, 2014
Minnesota’s new Medical Cannabis Act, signed into law on May 29, 2014, narrows the kind medical cannabis permitted, as compared to many other state laws, but may offer considerable protections to applicants and employees in the workplace. The Act became effective upon enactment, but it will...

 

HTMLCity of Rochester, NY, Passes ‘Ban the Box’ Law Prohibiting Employers from Inquiring into Applicants’ Criminal Backgrounds
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 9, 2014, previously published on June 3, 2014
Prospective employers in Rochester, New York, will no longer be able to ask applicants to describe their criminal history in an employment application, and for a time thereafter. The City on May 20, 2014, enacted a “Ban the Box” Ordinance, which restricts the timing of these...

 


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