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|Oregon Legislative Update|
April Upchurch Olsen, Sarah J. Ryan; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
July 14, 2015, previously published on July 13, 2015Oregon employers must comply with new laws signed by Governor Kate Brown mandating the provision of sick leave benefits, prohibiting inquiring into or considering an applicant’s criminal conviction history on an employment application form or prior to an interview, limiting non-competition...
|New Texas Law Says Franchisors Generally Not Employers of Franchisees’ Workers|
Kristin L. Bauer, Philip B. Rosen; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
July 14, 2015, previously published on July 13, 2015The Texas Labor Code has been amended to provide that a franchisor is not considered an employer for claims related to employment discrimination, wage payment, the Texas Minimum Wage Act, and the Texas Workers’ Compensation Act, among other laws. According to S.B. 652, this is so unless the...
|Hawaii Bans Non-Compete and Non-Solicit Clause in High-Tech Employment|
Andrew L. Pepper, Wayne S. Yoshigai; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
July 14, 2015, previously published on July 10, 2015Departing from the state’s normally pro-employer laws and judicial attitudes regarding non-compete covenants, a new law bars high-tech companies in Hawaii from requiring their employees to enter into “non-compete” and “non-solicit” agreements as a condition of...
|Oregon Governor Signs ‘Ban the Box’ Legislation|
Heidi Guettler; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
July 13, 2015, previously published on July 7, 2015Legislation restricting employers from inquiring about an applicant’s criminal background during the initial stages of the application process has been signed into law by Governor Kate Brown on June 26, 2015. The “Ban the Box” law, H.B. 3025, will take effect on January 1, 2016.
|New York City Enacts Ban-the-Box Legislation|
Ellen M. Bandel, Susan M. Corcoran, Richard I. Greenberg, Daniel J. Jacobs, Christopher M. Valentino; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
July 10, 2015, previously published on July 2, 2015New York City has adopted an ordinance restricting when employer inquiries about applicants’ criminal histories may be made during the application process and imposing significant obligations on employers who intend to take action based on such information.
|OSHA Adopts Expanded Enforcement against Hospitals, Nursing Homes, and Residential Care Facilities|
Carla J. Gunnin, Avidan Meyerstein, Alka Ramchandani, Nickole C. Winnett; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
July 7, 2015, previously published on July 2, 2015The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has announced a new and stricter enforcement policy for the healthcare industry, promising to crack down on the most common hazards in hospitals, nursing homes, and residential care facilities. The new federal enforcement policy, which OSHA expects...
|U.S. Department of Labor Proposes to Restrict Scope of FLSA ‘White-Collar’ Overtime Exemptions|
Paul DeCamp, Richard I. Greenberg, Craig S. Roberts; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
July 3, 2015, previously published on June 30, 2015After more than 15 months of waiting, the U.S. Department of Labor has issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“NPRM”) announcing the Department’s intention to shrink dramatically the pool of employees who qualify for exempt status under the Fair Labor Standards Act.
|U.S. Supreme Court Lifts Bans on Same-Sex Marriages, Requires Recognition of Valid Same-Sex Marriages|
Nicholas A. Murray, Tasos C. Paindiris, Michelle E. Phillips, Stephanie O. Zorn; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
July 1, 2015, previously published on June 26, 2015Effectively legalizing gay marriage throughout the United States, a divided U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that states must issue a license for a marriage between two people of the same-sex and that state prohibitions against same-sex marriages violate the Fourteenth Amendment rights of same-sex...
|New Jersey Supreme Court Affirms Validity of Criminal Prosecution of Employee's Theft of Employers' Documents|
Jason C. Gavejian, Peter Seltzer; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
June 30, 2015, previously published on June 25, 2015A former school board employee who removed confidential documents to assist in her employment lawsuit filed against the school board may be criminally prosecuted, the New Jersey Supreme Court has ruled, affirming an Appellate Division decision. State v. Saavedra, No. A-68-13 (June 23, 2015). The...
|What the Supreme Court’s Decision on Affordable Care Act Subsidies Means for Employers|
Joy M. Napier-Joyce, Melissa Ostrower, Monique Warren; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
June 29, 2015, previously published on June 25, 2015The Internal Revenue Service was authorized to issue regulations extending health insurance subsidies to coverage purchased through health insurance exchanges run by the federal government or a state, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled in a 6-3 decision. King v. Burwell, No. 14-114 (June 25, 2015).