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HTMLU.S. Supreme Court Clarifies First Amendment Speech Rights of Government Employees
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 1, 2014, previously published on June 19, 2014
The U.S. Supreme Court has unanimously held that a state community college employee’s truthful sworn testimony in a criminal trial was protected by the First Amendment. Lane v. Franks, No. 13-483 (June 19, 2014). However, the Court also unanimously held that the former college president who...

 

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.

 

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...

 

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...

 

HTMLEmployer Did Not Waive Right to Arbitration Despite One-Year Delay, California Court Rules
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 9, 2014, previously published on June 3, 2014
An employer that petitioned to compel arbitration one year after the employee filed his employment-related complaint did not waive its right to arbitrate the complaint, the California Court of Appeal has ruled, confirming the burden of proving a party waived its right to arbitration is a heavy one....

 

HTMLCourt’s Flawed Trial Plan Sinks Overtime Class Action against Employer, California Supreme Court Rules
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 9, 2014, previously published on May 30, 2014
Calling “seriously flawed” a lower court’s trial management plan which used sampling evidence to prove class liability and damages under California law, the California Supreme Court has vacated a $15-million judgment against the employer for overtime pay and remanded the case for...

 

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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