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|MSHA Steps Up Metal/Non-Metal Mine Enforcement and Focuses on Workplace Examinations as Winter Approaches|
Henry Chajet; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
October 26, 2015, previously published on October 22, 2015Citing an increase in the number of fatalities at non-coal mines and the coming of cooler weather, the Mine Safety and Health Administration has announced a stepped-up enforcement to combat hazards and fatality risks.
|House Lawmakers Grill OSHA Administrator on Enforcement Issues|
Tressi L. Cordaro; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
October 26, 2015, previously published on October 22, 2015At a House subcommittee hearing on October 7, the head of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Dr. David Michaels, faced a grilling from Republican lawmakers over recently issued guidance memoranda for agency inspectors and examples of allegedly over-the-top enforcement actions.
|Pittsburgh Paid Sick Days Act Effective 2016, Notices Available|
Sheri L. Giger, Bethany Swaton Wagner; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
October 23, 2015, previously published on October 16, 2015The Pittsburgh Paid Sick Days Act (“Ordinance”) requires all employers of employees within the Pittsburgh city limits to provide paid sick leave to all full- and part-time employees. The Ordinance is effective January 11, 2016.
|Change in Georgia’s First Offender Act Facilitating Employment to be Applied Retroactively|
Emily S. Borna, Todd Van Dyke; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
October 22, 2015, previously published on October 13, 2015Legislation overhauling Georgia’s probation system also affects Georgia’s First Offender Act (“GFOA”) (O.C.G.A. § 42-8-60 et seq.), which protects certain criminal defendants from being disqualified from consideration for employment based on their criminal record.
|Surface Transportation Board Backs Railroad’s Denial of Service during Labor Dispute|
Henry Chajet; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
October 22, 2015, previously published on October 13, 2015The Surface Transportation Board (STB) has denied a petition by a Texas metal producer that, if approved, would have forced the Union Pacific Railroad Co. (UP) to restore rail service at the producer’s plant in the midst of an employee lockout. The STB is an economic and adjudicatory body...
|Complex OSHA Inspections to Get More Attention under New ‘Enforcement Weighting System’|
Bradford T. Hammock; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
October 22, 2015, previously published on October 13, 2015The number of process safety management compliance inspections at oil refineries and chemical plants, as well as inspections involving workplace violence and ergonomics, are likely to increase under a new inspection strategy launched October 1 by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
|Lawmakers Pledge Action to Curb Agency Guidance Documents|
Nickole C. Winnett; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
October 22, 2015, previously published on October 7, 2015Under an exception to the rulemaking process, federal agencies may use legally nonbinding guidance documents to interpret regulations. This has led some U.S. senators not only to issue a broad pledge to restrict the practice when such guidance becomes a rule enforceable against a regulated...
|City of St. Louis Raises Minimum Wage, Imposes Notice Requirement|
Carrie L. Kinsella, Jessica L. Liss; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
October 22, 2015, previously published on October 14, 2015Effective October 15, 2015, the minimum wage for employees working in St. Louis will increase to $8.25 per hour from the state minimum of $7.65 per hour pursuant to St. Louis City Ordinance 70078, which was passed on August 28, 2015.
|State Limitations on Arbitration Agreements with Class Action Waivers Again before U.S. Supreme Court|
James A. McKenna; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
October 22, 2015, previously published on October 9, 2015The latest of a line of recent cases in which the U.S. Supreme Court has weighed the enforceability of class action waivers in arbitration agreements was before the Court on October 6, 2015, when the Supreme Court heard oral argument in DirecTV, Inc. v. Imburgia, et al., No. 14-462. These decisions...
|Class Actions in the Balance: U.S. Supreme Court Hears Oral Argument in ‘Pick-Off’ Case|
Jeffrey W. Brecher; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
October 22, 2015, previously published on October 15, 2015The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in Campbell-Ewald Company v. Gomez, No. 14-857, a case that could significantly affect the viability of class action litigation, particularly wage and hour class actions, though the case pending before the Court arises under the Telephone Consumer...