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|Opposition to OSHA’s Silica Rule Spurs Rush of Lawsuits|
Avidan Meyerstein; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
May 12, 2016, previously published on April 21, 2016Labor and business interests have dashed to the courthouse to launch lawsuits against the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s new silica standard, underscoring the controversy over the comprehensive health rule.
|California’s Mandatory Sexual Harassment Training Requirements Amended|
Edward M. Cherof, Cynthia S. Sandoval; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
May 12, 2016, previously published on April 20, 2016New California Fair Employment and Housing Act regulations that went into effect April 1, 2016, requiring employers to have a discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and prevention policy also set new benchmarks for mandatory sexual harassment training procedures.
|Congress Seeks to Block ‘Persuader’ Rule|
Garen E. Dodge, Philip B. Rosen; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
May 10, 2016, previously published on April 18, 2016Republicans in the House of Representatives have introduced a joint resolution (H.J. Res. 87) expressing congressional disapproval and seeking to block implementation of the United States Department of Labor’s controversial Final Rule relating to “persuader” activity under the...
|Labor Department: Changes to Interpretation of Advice Exemption Apply Only to Agreements, Arrangements Entered Into After July 1|
James A. Prozzi, Philip B. Rosen, Daniel D. Schudroff; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
May 10, 2016, previously published on April 22, 2016The United States Department of Labor published its final rule relating to “persuader” activity under the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act on March 24, 2016. Under the DOL’s new interpretation, employers/clients as well as consultants/attorneys would be required to...
|Overview of Department of Labor’s Final Fiduciary Rule|
Joy M. Napier-Joyce, Melissa Ostrower, Stephanie O. Zorn; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
May 2, 2016, previously published on April 14, 2016The Department of Labor has issued its much-anticipated final rule (the “Rule”) concerning the expanded definition of who is considered a fiduciary under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, as amended (“ERISA”), and the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the...
|Pennsylvania Governor Issues Executive Orders Protecting LGBT Rights|
Sheri L. Giger, Michelle E. Phillips, Bethany Swaton Wagner; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
April 27, 2016, previously published on April 11, 2016Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf has signed two executive orders protecting the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (“LGBT”) individuals. The first executive order covers discrimination by state agencies, and the second applies to state contractors as well as companies who...
|Austin, Texas, Passes Ordinance Banning Pre-Offer Inquiry into Applicant’s Criminal History|
Susan M. Corcoran, A. Robert Fischer, Richard I. Greenberg; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
April 27, 2016, previously published on April 12, 2016Austin, Texas, has enacted a city ordinance prohibiting employers from asking about or considering a job applicant’s criminal history before making a conditional offer of employment. Austin is the first city in the South to enact such a “Fair Chance” or “Ban the Box”...
|OSHA Lauds Success of Reporting Rule While Threatening Tough Consequences for Noncompliance|
Nickole C. Winnett; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
April 27, 2016, previously published on April 12, 2016The Occupational Safety and Health Administration finds that its new severe injury reporting program is a success. It believes a large number of severe injuries still are not being reported by employers. The agency has warned that tough consequences face employers who choose to ignore the reporting...
|OSHA’s Long-Awaited Silica Rule Faces Uncertain Future|
Henry Chajet; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
April 27, 2016, previously published on April 12, 2016More than 20 contentious years in the making, a comprehensive new silica rule, released in March by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, faces an uncertain future. The rule has met with fierce opposition from business groups and their allies in Congress, who contend the rule is...
|2016 Utah Legislative Session Employment Law Update|
Conrad S. Kee, M. Christopher Moon; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
April 27, 2016, previously published on April 11, 2016In its 2016 session, the Utah Legislature passed a handful of bills that Utah employers will need to take into account in their workplace policies and procedures. The three bills discussed below were passed by the legislature, signed by the Governor, and are scheduled to go into effect on May 10,...