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HTMLFight for $15 Plans Protests, ‘Civil Disobedience’ on November 29
Howard M. Bloom, Philip B. Rosen; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
December 2, 2016, previously published on November 22, 2016
Fight for $15, the four-year-old movement to secure a minimum wage of $15 an hour, has announced plans for demonstrations, strikes, and protests in 340 cities across the country on November 29. Tens of thousands of employees are expected to participate. The current federal minimum wage is $7.25 an...

 

HTMLTop Eight Guidelines to Litigate Employment Claims under Puerto Rico’s Unique Summary Proceeding
Gabriela Dávila Micheo, Juan Felipe Santos; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
December 2, 2016, previously published on November 21, 2016
A litigation trap that can ensnare unwary employers who may be sued in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico is a piece of employment legislation that allows expedited proceedings: Law No. 2 of October 17, 1961 (“Law No. 2”), as amended, known as the “Law for the Summary Proceeding of...

 

HTMLDescription and Purpose of an ESOP
Brian P. Goldstein; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
December 2, 2016, previously published on November 21, 2016
An employee stock ownership plan (“ESOP”) is an employee benefit plan qualified for tax-favored treatment under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the “Code”). A plan is “qualified” if it complies with various participation, vesting, distribution, and...

 

HTMLSeven States Pass New Marijuana Laws on Election Day
Catherine A. Cano, Kathryn J. Russo; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 21, 2016, previously published on November 11, 2016
Election Day 2016 saw voters approve new marijuana laws in seven states. There are now a total of 28 states (plus the District of Columbia) with medical marijuana laws and 8 states (plus the District of Columbia) with recreational marijuana laws. Arizona’s proposed recreational marijuana law...

 

HTMLSexual Orientation Discrimination is Prohibited by Title VII, Federal Court Rules
Mariah H. McGrogan, Paul A. Patten, Michelle E. Phillips, Marla N. Presley, Douglas G. Smith; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 21, 2016, previously published on November 11, 2016
The prohibition against sex discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act extends to sexual orientation, Judge Cathy Bissoon of the Western District of Pennsylvania has ruled. EEOC v. Scott Medical Health Ctr., No. 16-225 (W.D. Pa. Nov. 4, 2016).

 

HTMLOSHA Recordkeeping Rule Starts White House Review
Tressi L. Cordaro; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 21, 2016, previously published on November 16, 2016
The White House is reviewing a proposed worker safety rule from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration that aims to expand the requirement on how long employers must maintain accurate records of worker injuries and illnesses.

 

HTMLMine Safety Agency Issues Electrical Safety Alert
Carla J. Gunnin; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 21, 2016, previously published on November 16, 2016
The Mine Safety and Health Administration has issued an electrical safety alert after several miners were injured in underground coalmine accidents.

 

HTMLCourt Grants Permanent Injunction, Blocking Labor Department’s New Persuader Rule
Howard M. Bloom, Philip B. Rosen, Jonathan J. Spitz; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 21, 2016, previously published on November 16, 2016
The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, Lubbock Division, has converted its nationwide preliminary injunction, issued on June 27, 2016, against the U.S. Department of Labor’s “persuader” rule into a nationwide permanent injunction. National Federation of...

 

HTMLOSHA Issues New Guidelines for Safety and Health Programs
Bradford T. Hammock; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 17, 2016, previously published on November 9, 2016
In its first comprehensive changes in 30 years, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has updated its Guidelines for Safety and Health Programs to reflect “changes in the economy, workplaces, and evolving safety and health issues.”

 

HTMLunion kNOw
Howard M. Bloom, Patrick L. Egan, Philip B. Rosen, Jonathan J. Spitz; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 17, 2016, previously published on November 7, 2016
With a few keystrokes, www.UnionizeMe.org is connecting like-minded employees of the same retail employers in a given area who are interested in forming a union. For an employee, the entire process may take no more than five minutes. UnionizeMe is a labor union and through its professionally...

 


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