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HTMLFederal Bill Prohibiting Credit Checks on Employees, Job Applicants Introduced in Senate
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
December 20, 2013, previously published on December 19, 2013
A proposal to prohibit employers from using consumer credit reports “for employment purposes” or for making adverse employment decisions has been introduced in the Senate. The “Equal Employment for All Act” (S. 1837), a bill to amend the Fair Credit Reporting Act, was...

 

HTMLSupreme Court Increases Burden on Parties Seeking to Evade Valid Forum-Selection Clauses
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
December 19, 2013, previously published on December 17, 2013
Employment agreements, especially those involving restrictive covenants, often contain forum-selection clauses under which the parties agree in advance to litigate their disputes in a particular federal or state court. The U.S. Supreme Court has clarified the procedural standard for enforcing...

 

HTMLManagers’ Class Action for Unpaid Overtime May Proceed, California Court Rules
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
December 19, 2013, previously published on December 17, 2013
Announcing that “class-wide relief remains the preferred method of resolving wage and hour claims, even those in which the facts appear to present difficult issues of proof,” the California Court of Appeal reversed an order denying certification of a class of restaurant managers who...

 

HTMLAfter-Acquired Evidence of Prior Conviction Disqualified Applicant from Position, California Court Finds
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
December 19, 2013, previously published on December 17, 2013
Evidence of a prior narcotics conviction could be used to show that the employee was not qualified for a union organizer position, even though the employer did not learn of the conviction until after it made the decision not to hire the plaintiff, the California Court of Appeal has ruled. Horne v....

 

HTMLEmployer Properly Terminated Employee for Falsifying Prescription Records, Alaska High Court Rules
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
December 18, 2013, previously published on December 17, 2013
An employer did not breach the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing under Alaska law for terminating an employee for allegedly falsifying prescription drug records, the Alaska Supreme Court has ruled. Beach v. Handforth-Kome, No. 6845 (Alaska Nov. 29, 2013). Although the employee argued...

 

HTMLNew Year Means New Employment Laws in Oregon
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
December 17, 2013, previously published on December 13, 2013
Employers with operations in Oregon should ensure their policies and practices are in compliance with the state’s new employment laws going into effect on January 1, 2014. The new laws will affect the day-to-day operations of many businesses.

 

HTMLState Minimum Wage Increases Effective January 1, 2014
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
December 17, 2013, previously published on December 13, 2013
Employers with multi-state operations must remain abreast of developments in state and local wage and hour legislation, such as increases in state minimum wages. Many states provide for annual increases based on the U.S. Consumer Price Index and inflation. The states and localities appearing below...

 

HTMLU.S. Supreme Court Decides Not to Review Union-Neutrality Case After All
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
December 17, 2013, previously published on December 16, 2013
Declining to decide whether organized labor must abandon the neutrality agreement as an organizing tool, the U.S. Supreme Court has dismissed as “improvidently granted” a union petition for review in UNITE HERE Local 355 v. Mulhall et al., No. 12-99 (Dec. 10, 2013). The action came in a...

 

HTMLNew Jersey’s Mandatory Gender Discrimination Notice Available
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
December 17, 2013, previously published on December 13, 2013
The New Jersey Department of Labor has issued a new mandatory gender equity notification form. Employers with at least 50 employees, whether working inside or outside of New Jersey, must conspicuously post the notice, as well as distribute it to employees (P.L. 2012, c.57). The notification serves...

 

HTMLWage-Hour Class Action Challenging Employer’s Policy on Pre-Shift Work May Proceed, California Court Rules
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
December 13, 2013, previously published on December 10, 2013
As common issues predominated regarding whether the employer had a policy of denying compensation for certain pre-shift work in violation of California’s wage and hour laws, denial of class certification is not appropriate, the California Court of Appeal has ruled, reversing the lower court....

 


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