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|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...
|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...
|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...
|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...
|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”...
|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,...
|North Carolina Legislation Removes LGBT Protections and Possible Wrongful Termination Claims|
Jason V. Federmack, Michelle E. Phillips, Ann H. Smith; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
April 19, 2016, previously published on March 28, 2016The North Carolina General Assembly’s “Single-Sex Multiple Occupancy” Act (also known as “HB-2”), which prevents cities and counties from passing their own anti-discrimination rules, is attracting nationwide attention due to its adverse treatment of transgender persons...
|Law Enforcement Cannot Freeze Assets Not Tied to Crimes, Supreme Court Rules|
Paul V. Kelly, Ramsay C. McCullough; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
April 19, 2016, previously published on April 1, 2016The U.S. Supreme Court, in a 5-to-3 decision, has ruled that federal law enforcement may not freeze an accused’s assets needed to pay criminal defense lawyers if the assets are not linked to a crime. Luis v. United States, No. 14-419 (Mar. 30, 2016).
|Amendments to New York City’s Human Rights Law Strengthen Protections in Employment, Public Accommodations|
Ellen M. Bandel, Richard I. Greenberg, Daniel J. Jacobs, Joseph J. Lynett, John A. Snyder; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
April 19, 2016, previously published on March 31, 2016Consistent with recent pro-employee and tenant legislation and the stated broad remedial purpose of the New York City Human Rights Law (“NYCHRL”), Mayor Bill de Blasio has signed into law five amendments to the New York City Administrative Code to strengthen civil rights protections;...
|‘Attended’ Does Not Require Being Inside Drill Cab, Mining Commission Affirms|
Avidan Meyerstein; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
April 19, 2016, previously published on April 5, 2016A drill operator need not to be inside the cab of his drill at all times to comply with a mine safety standard stating that drills in operation “shall be attended at all times,” the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission has ruled, upholding a judge’s ruling vacating...