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|OFCCP’s New Sex Discrimination Regulations Imposes a Few New Obligations on Employers|
Laura A. Mitchell, Michelle E. Phillips, Patricia Anderson Pryor, Jennifer L. Seda, Mickey Silberman; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
July 10, 2016, previously published on June 17, 2016The Final Rule on Sex Discrimination from the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs recognizes the expanding interpretation of “because of sex” as a basis for discrimination, but does not impose on federal contractors new “equal pay” requirements, a new posting, new...
|Los Angeles Approves Minimum Wage Increases and Mandates Employers to Provide 48 Hours of Paid Sick Leave|
Cynthia L. Filla, Susan E. Groff, Melissa L. Yen; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
July 10, 2016, previously published on June 16, 2016Employers in the City of Los Angeles will need to review their current minimum wage and paid sick leave policies to ensure they comply with the new City ordinance increasing the minimum wage and extending paid sick leave benefits to employees working in the City.
|Supreme Court Rejects Deference to DOL Regulation on FLSA Exemption Due to Failure to Provide Reasoned Explanation for Change|
Jeffrey W. Brecher; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
July 4, 2016, previously published on June 22, 2016The Supreme Court granted certiorari in Encino Motorcars, LLC v. Navarro, No. 15-415 (June 20, 2016), to resolve a circuit court split regarding whether “service advisors” are exempt from receiving overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Although the parties thoroughly...
|Colorado Repeals State Employment Verification Requirement|
Nicola Ai Ling Prall; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
July 4, 2016, previously published on June 20, 2016Beginning on August 10, 2016, Colorado employers will be relieved of the additional state verification and retention obligations related to the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification.
|Mine Agency Focuses Attention on Workplace Exams, Diesel Exhaust Exposure|
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
July 4, 2016, previously published on June 20, 2016The Mine Safety and Health Administration has rolled out two initiatives: a proposed rule increasing requirements for workplace examinations that, MSHA says, is aimed at curbing injuries, illnesses, and fatalities among Metal/Non-Metal (M/NM) miners, and a Request For Information (RFI) on...
|Massachusetts High Court Paves Way for Employees to Engage in ‘Self-Help’ Discovery|
Brian E. Lewis; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
June 23, 2016, previously published on June 13, 2016The highest court in Massachusetts has ruled that, in certain instances, an employee can access and obtain an employer’s records in order to support a claim of employment discrimination. Verdrager v. Mintz Levin, No. SJC-11901 (May 31, 2016).
|Heat, Lightning Hazards are Focus of Federal Safety Campaigns|
Nickole C. Winnett; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
June 23, 2016, previously published on June 13, 2016With the arrival of summer, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has launched initiatives to alert employers and workers to heat and lightning hazards and the steps to take to prevent injury or illness from them.
|Mine Commission Upholds Safety Agency’s Demand for Records in Split Decision|
R. Brian Hendrix; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
June 23, 2016, previously published on June 13, 2016The Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission has upheld a judge’s decision favoring the government over a Western Kentucky coal operator who had refused to honor a directive to provide federal authorities with a roster of its employees. However, two commissioners dissented, asserting...
|Connecticut Joins Ban the Box Movement|
Tanya A. Bovée, Holly L. Cini, Sarah R. Skubas; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
June 21, 2016, previously published on June 7, 2016Connecticut has joined the “Ban the Box” movement, becoming the most recent state in the nation to implement statewide legislation prohibiting employers from making inquiries into an applicant’s criminal history on job applications, except under certain circumstances.
|Citing Mine Inspector’s ‘Animus,’ Judge Softens Tough Enforcement Action|
Mark Savit; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
June 21, 2016, previously published on June 7, 2016Convinced that the tough enforcement action brought against a West Virginia coal operator by an inspector for the Mine Safety and Health Administration was influenced by a long-standing grudge the inspector held toward the operator’s foreman, a judge has reduced the seriousness of some...