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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

 

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...

 

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...

 

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....

 

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...

 

HTMLEmployer’s At-Will Policy Passes NLRB General Counsel’s Scrutiny
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 28, 2014, previously published on May 20, 2014
As the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) continues to scrutinize employee handbook provisions, finding that many of them interfere with employees’ right to engage in union or protected concerted activity, a determination upholding an at-will employment clause that had been...

 

HTMLArbitrator, Not Court, Decides Arbitration Agreement’s Enforceability, California Court Rules
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 28, 2014, previously published on May 23, 2014
A trial court lacked authority to rule on the enforceability of an arbitration agreement when the parties had contracted to delegate questions about the agreement’s enforceability to the arbitrator, the California Court of Appeal has ruled, reversing the denial of arbitration in a wrongful...

 

HTMLBaltimore Enacts ‘Ban the Box’ Law, Restricts Private Employers’ Inquiries into Applicants’ Criminal Backgrounds
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 28, 2014, previously published on May 22, 2014
The Baltimore City Council has enacted the “Ban the Box Fair Criminal Record Screening Practices” Ordinance, which restricts the timing of pre-employment inquiries about a job applicant’s criminal history by certain private employers. The Ordinance will become effective August 13,...

 

HTMLArbitration, Confidentiality Agreement with Car Wash Workers was Unenforceable, California Court Rules
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 28, 2014, previously published on May 20, 2014
An arbitration and confidentiality agreement provided to car wash workers was unconscionable and unenforceable, the California Court of Appeal has ruled, denying arbitration in a class action for alleged California wage-hour law violations. Carmona v. Lincoln Millennium Car Wash, Inc., No. B248143...

 

HTMLAn Employer’s Guide to California’s Heat Illness Prevention Regulations
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 28, 2014, previously published on May 23, 2014
As the days grow warmer, California employers with outdoor places of employment should think about compliance with California’s Heat Illness Prevention Regulations (Cal. Code of Regs. tit. 8, § 3395).

 


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