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|Wage Orders Likely Pose Compliance Issues for New York Employers|
Jeffrey W. Brecher, Richard I. Greenberg, Daniel J. Jacobs, Jonathan M. Kozak, Noel P. Tripp; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
October 26, 2016, previously published on October 20, 2016For New York employers, many wage-and-hour obligations are not set forth in the statute. Rather, they are outlined in Wage Orders promulgated by the New York State Department of Labor. The New York DOL has published proposed modified Wage Orders in the State Register, implementing changes to the...
|Seventh Circuit to Reconsider Title VII Prohibition of Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation|
Paul A. Patten, Michelle E. Phillips; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
October 20, 2016, previously published on October 14, 2016The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, in Chicago, has vacated the July 28, 2016, decision of a Seventh Circuit three-judge panel holding that sexual orientation discrimination is not sex discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and granted rehearing en banc (by the full...
|New York City Council Passes Retention Bill for Cafeteria Workers|
Jonathan L. Bing, Javier A. Lacayo; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
October 20, 2016, previously published on October 18, 2016The New York City Council has overwhelmingly passed a bill that mandates a 90-day transition period for displaced food service workers when a new owner or operator takes over a city building.
|Cook County, Illinois, Enacts Paid Sick Leave Ordinance|
Jody Kahn Mason, Kathryn Montgomery Moran; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
October 13, 2016, previously published on October 10, 2016The Cook County “Earned Sick Leave” Ordinance mandates that employers in Cook County, Illinois, allow eligible employees to accrue up to 40 hours of paid sick leave in each 12-month period of their employment. The Ordinance, passed on October 5, 2016, becomes effective on July 1, 2017.
|White House Addresses Sexual Misconduct in K-12 Schools|
Thomas Dorer, Susan D. Friedfel, Mariah H. McGrogan, Bethany Swaton Wagner; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
October 10, 2016, previously published on October 5, 2016A new notice and resource materials from the White House remind K-12 schools of their obligations to prevent and address sexual misconduct under Title IX of the Education Act of 1972. Like colleges and universities, K-12 school districts have a legal obligation under Title IX to respond to...
|Long-Term Care Facilities: New Rule Imposes Significant Changes, including Bar on Pre-Dispute Arbitration Agreements|
James A. Shannon; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
October 10, 2016, previously published on October 5, 2016Skilled nursing facilities participating in the Medicare program and nursing facilities in the Medicaid program are prohibited from including a mandatory pre-dispute arbitration clause in their contracts with individuals seeking admission to long-term care (LTC) facilities under a final rule from...
|New Jersey Minimum Wage to Increase in 2017|
Richard J. Cino, Justin B. Cutlip; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
October 10, 2016, previously published on October 4, 2016New Jersey’s minimum wage will increase from $8.38 per hour to $8.44 per hour effective January 1, 2017, the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (NJDOL) has announced.
|Labor Department Issues Final Rule Implementing Executive Order on Government Contractor Paid Sick Leave|
Laura A. Mitchell, Patricia Anderson Pryor, Mickey Silberman, Leslie A. Stout-Tabackman; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
October 7, 2016, previously published on September 29, 2016The U.S. Department of Labor has released final regulations implementing President Barack Obama’s Executive Order 13706, requiring up to seven days of paid sick leave for workers on federal contracts.
|U.S. Court of Appeals Blocks New OSHA Fertilizer Rules Because of Improper Rulemaking|
Joseph S. Dreesen; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
October 7, 2016, previously published on October 3, 2016The Occupational Safety and Health Administration failed to go through the proper rulemaking process before mandating retailers to implement new stricter storage standards for anhydrous ammonia fertilizer, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit has ruled. Agricultural Retailers Association...
|Mine Safety Agency Warns of Equipment and Machinery Dangers|
Tressi L. Cordaro; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
October 7, 2016, previously published on October 3, 2016In the wake of three deaths over the past year involving mine equipment and machinery, the Mine Health and Safety Administration has issued a safety alert to prevent mining accidents: “Blocking Against Motion.”