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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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

HTMLNon-Compete Covering Future Customers Overbroad and Unenforceable, Arkansas Court Rules
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 9, 2014, previously published on May 30, 2014
A non-competition agreement that prohibited employees from soliciting the employer’s “past, present or prospective future customers or clients” is overbroad, a federal district court in Arkansas has ruled, striking down the agreement and granting summary judgment in favor of two...

 

HTMLNew Oklahoma Law Restricts Employer Access to Employee, Job Applicant Social Media Accounts
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 9, 2014, previously published on June 3, 2014
Oklahoma has joined the growing list of states prohibiting employers from requesting or demanding access to the personal social media accounts of employees or job applicants. Signed into law by Governor Mary Fallin, H.B. 2372, becomes effective November 1, 2014. Prohibitions

 

HTMLGovernor Signs Tennessee Employment Litigation Reform Bill
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 9, 2014, previously published on May 30, 2014
Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has signed into law a bill removing individual liability for employment discrimination under the Tennessee Human Rights Act from supervisors or employer agents, and capping discriminatees’ “non-pecuniary” damages, among other things. The new law will...

 

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...

 

HTMLTermination under Last Chance Agreement No Bar to Arbitrator’s Reinstatement and Back Pay Award, Federal Court Holds
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 9, 2014, previously published on June 2, 2014
When an employer and represented employee enter into a last chance agreement (LCA) without the union’s participation, and the employer subsequently discharges the employee for a violation of the LCA, the arbitrator may properly interpret and apply the “just cause provision” in the...

 


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