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HTMLArbitrator, Not Court, Decides Arbitration Agreement’s Enforceability, California Court Rules
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 28, 2014, previously published on May 23, 2014
A trial court lacked authority to rule on the enforceability of an arbitration agreement when the parties had contracted to delegate questions about the agreement’s enforceability to the arbitrator, the California Court of Appeal has ruled, reversing the denial of arbitration in a wrongful...

 

HTMLMinnesota Women’s Economic Security Act Signed into Law
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 19, 2014, previously published on May 13, 2014
Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton has signed the Women’s Economic Security Act (“Act”) into law. The Act is a major piece of legislation aimed at improving working conditions for women that will have a significant impact on Minnesota businesses. A combination of at least nine...

 

HTMLSettlement Agreements May Trap the Unwary Employer for Court Costs, California Court Instructs
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 19, 2014, previously published on May 13, 2014
Ambiguity in settlement agreements can sabotage finality and certainty as a recent California decision shows. Where a settlement agreement is silent regarding litigation costs, an employee may obtain mandatory costs as the prevailing party under state law as the settlement proceeds constituted the...

 

HTMLNew Model COBRA Notices Should be Used by Employers
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 19, 2014, previously published on May 12, 2014
The Department of Labor has published a new model general COBRA notice and a new model election COBRA notice. The new model notices reflect that coverage is available in the public health insurance exchanges, i.e., the “Marketplace,” and include information on special enrollment rights...

 

HTMLMinnesota Expected to Pass Work Equity Bill Benefiting Women
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 19, 2014, previously published on May 9, 2014
The Minnesota Legislature has approved a major piece of legislation aimed at improving working conditions for women that will have a significant impact on Minnesota businesses. The Women’s Economic Security Act (the “Act”), a combination of at least nine different bills, is...

 

HTMLTennessee Limits Employers’ Access to Private Social Media Accounts of Employees, Job Applicants
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 19, 2014, previously published on May 13, 2014
Tennessee has joined the growing number of states that prohibits employers, including government entities, from requesting or requiring access to the private social networking or online accounts of employees and job applicants. The Employee Online Privacy Act of 2014, signed by Governor Bill Haslam...

 

HTMLFlorida Supreme Court Rules Florida Civil Rights Act Bars Pregnancy Discrimination
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 12, 2014, previously published on May 7, 2014
The Florida Civil Rights Act’s ban on discrimination based on gender can cover claims of pregnancy discrimination, the Florida Supreme Court has ruled, resolving a conflict among the appellate courts in the state. Delva v. The Continental Group, Inc., No. SC12-231 (Fla. Apr. 14, 2014).

 

HTMLEligibility of University Football Players for Union Representation Expected to be Hotly Contested
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 8, 2014, previously published on May 1, 2014
Whether Northwestern University’s grant-in-aid scholarship football players are eligible as employees for union representation under the National Labor Relations Act will be decided by the National Labor Relations Board. In granting the University’s “Request for Review” of...

 

HTMLNLRB Considers Allowing Employees to Use Employers’ Electronic Communications Systems for Protected Activity
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 7, 2014, previously published on May 5, 2014
At the urging of the National Labor Relations Board’s General Counsel and the Communications Workers of America, AFL-CIO (“CWA”), the Board may be reconsidering whether workers should have a right to use employer e-mail and electronic communications systems during union organizing...

 

HTMLTennessee Employment Litigation Reform Bill Heads for Governor’s Desk
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
April 28, 2014, previously published on April 22, 2014
Business-friendly Tennessee, known for its low business taxes and minimal red tape, is on track to be even friendlier if Governor Bill Haslam signs a bill removing liability for employment discrimination from individual supervisors or agents under the Tennessee Human Rights Act and limiting...

 


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