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|Utah Supreme Court Expands Wrongful Discharge Claims to Recognize Self-Defense as Public Policy|
Conrad S. Kee; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
November 27, 2015, previously published on November 13, 2015The Utah doctrine of wrongful discharge claims recognizes self-defense as a clear and substantial public policy under limited circumstances, the Utah Supreme Court has ruled in a 4-1 decision that expands the state’s exceptions to the at-will employment doctrine. Ray, et al. v. Wal-Mart...
|MSHA Directs Enforcement Attention to Hazards of Confined Spaces|
R. Brian Hendrix; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
November 27, 2015, previously published on November 20, 2015Citing a recent occupational death and serious accident, the Mine Safety and Health Administration said it will be enforcing safety standards over the next several months in the Metal/Non-Metal (M/NM) sector of mining to try to prevent accidents associated with confined spaces.
|Requires Private Sector Employers to Provide Paid Sick Leave|
Justin B. Cutlip; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
November 27, 2015, previously published on November 12, 2015Elizabeth, New Jersey, joins a growing number of municipalities in the Garden State to enact a City Ordinance mandating that all private employers in the city provide their employees with paid sick time. Ordinance No. 4617 will take effect on March 2, 2016, or at the expiration of current...
|Lone Star State Expands Gun Rights, Mandates Additional Signage to Ban Guns from Property|
Kristin L. Bauer, Katrin U. Schatz; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
November 24, 2015, previously published on November 17, 2015Texas will allow the open carrying of handguns in public and the carrying of concealed handguns on university campuses beginning in 2016 under two bills signed by Governor Greg Abbott.
|Oregon Sick Leave: Applicability of Requirements to Employees Occasionally Working in State Unclear|
Michael A. Griffin, Bryan P. O'Connor, Sarah J. Ryan, Christine A. Slattery; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
November 24, 2015, previously published on November 18, 2015Beginning January 1, 2016, Oregon will join a growing number of cities and states mandating that employers provide certain classes of employees with sick leave benefits. For the specific requirements imposed by the new legislation, including when sick leave must be paid, see our article, Oregon...
|School District Faces Government Sanctions under Title IX for Denying Transgender Female Student Access to Locker Rooms|
Gregg E. Clifton, Michelle E. Phillips, Bethany Swaton Wagner; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
November 24, 2015, previously published on November 17, 2015An Illinois school district has violated anti-discrimination laws by not allowing a transgender student who identifies as female and is on her high school’s girls’ sports team to change and shower in the girls’ locker room, the United States Department of Education Office of Civil...
|EEOC Proposed Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act Rule Permits Incentives in Wellness Programs for Spouse Health Information|
Francis P. Alvarez, Joseph J. Lazzarotti; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
November 24, 2015, previously published on November 19, 2015In a shift, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has issued a proposed rule clarifying that the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (“GINA”) does not prohibit employers from offering limited incentives to employees when their covered spouses provide information about...
|New York City Issues Enforcement Guidance Related to City’s Fair Chance Act|
Ellen M. Bandel, Susan M. Corcoran, Richard I. Greenberg, Daniel J. Jacobs; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
November 18, 2015, previously published on November 10, 2015The New York City Commission on Human Rights, the agency responsible for enforcing New York City’s Fair Chance Act, has issued its “Interpretative Enforcement Guide” for the Act. (For detailed analysis of the Act’s requirements, see our articles, New York City Human Rights...
|State OSHA Programs Can Be Significant Source of Big Fines|
Carla J. Gunnin; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
November 12, 2015, previously published on November 6, 2015While big penalties levied by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration dominate the headlines, monetary fines imposed by health and safety agencies in states backed by OSHA can be significant, too.
|‘Fight for $15’ Walk-Outs and Protests Continue; Are You Prepared for November 10?|
Peter N. Moss, Philip B. Rosen, Timothy J. Ryan, Jonathan J. Spitz; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
November 12, 2015, previously published on November 6, 2015Continuing its three-year campaign, “Fight for $15” on November 4, 2015, announced plans for worker strikes and protests at fast food restaurants in 270 U.S. cities on November 10. The protests, timed to occur one year prior to the 2016 presidential election, is calculated to send a...