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|California Enacts Paid Sick Leave Law|
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
September 17, 2014, previously published on September 11, 2014With the enactment of the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014 (AB1522), California has become the second state in the nation, after Connecticut, to mandate employers provide their employees, including part-time and temporary workers, paid sick leave.
|District of Columbia Enacts Ban-the-Box Legislation Limiting Employers’ Criminal Background Inquiries on Applicants|
Susan M. Corcoran, Garen E. Dodge, Richard I. Greenberg; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
September 16, 2014, previously published on September 12, 2014A new District of Columbia law prohibits employers from inquiring into a prospective employee’s criminal conviction background on its application and before making a conditional offer of employment.
|Fight for Fifteen: Your Non-Union Employees Have Walked Out. Now What?|
Roger S. Kaplan, Philip B. Rosen, Linda L. Ryan, Timothy J. Ryan; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
September 16, 2014, previously published on September 12, 2014Workers in the fast food industry staged walk-outs on September 4, 2014, in approximately 150 cities across the country. This was the seventh such organized, multi-state walk-out since the movement among fast food workers to obtain a $15 pay rate and union representation started in New York two...
|Franchisor Not Liable for Sexual Harassment Claims Asserted by Franchisee’s Employee, California High Court Rules|
Mark S. Askanas; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
September 12, 2014, previously published on September 9, 2014A franchisor could not be held vicariously liable under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”) for alleged sexual harassment in the franchisee’s workplace in the absence of evidence establishing the franchisor “retained or assumed a general right of...
|Firings for Facebook Comments Unlawful, NLRB Rules|
Howard M. Bloom, Philip B. Rosen; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
September 10, 2014, previously published on September 8, 2014An employer violated the National Labor Relations Act by discharging two employees because of their participation in a Facebook discussion about their employer’s State income tax withholding mistakes, by threatening employees with discharge for their Facebook activity, by questioning...
|Be Ready When OSHA Walks In|
Avidan Meyerstein, Linda Otaigbe; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
September 9, 2014, previously published on September 5, 2014The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has stepped up its enforcement of safety and health regulations in retail stores. Retailers need to be alert to health and safety issues at their stores and warehouses, both to ensure their workplaces are safe and to be ready for...
|Most Convenient Forum is State of Company Headquarter, Judge Finds in Collective Action|
James R. Mulroy; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
September 5, 2014, previously published on August 27, 2014For the convenience of the parties and witnesses and in the interest of justice, the plaintiff’s collective action under the Fair Labor Standards Act should be transferred from the District Court for the District of Tennessee to the District Court for the District of New Jersey, the state...
|New Massachusetts Law Requires Employers Provide Leave for Victims of Domestic Violence|
Samia M. Kirmani, Brian E. Lewis; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
September 5, 2014, previously published on August 29, 2014A new Massachusetts law gives employees who are victims of domestic violence a right to job-protected leave from work.
|Minnesota Supreme Court: Workers’ Compensation Retaliation Claims Can Result in Jury Trial, But Employers Have No Defense Based on Complaint Resolution Procedure|
Kurt J. Erickson; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
September 5, 2014, previously published on August 28, 2014An employee claiming workers’ compensation retaliation under Minnesota’s workers’ compensation retaliation statute, Minnesota Statute Section 176.82, has a right to a jury trial, the Minnesota Supreme Court has held. Schmitz v. U.S. Steel, No. A12-709 (Minn. Aug. 27, 2014). The...
|New Illinois Law Requires Employers to Provide Accommodations to Pregnant Employees and Applicants|
Hallie Diethelm Caldarone, Kathryn Montgomery Moran, Paul A. Patten; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
September 5, 2014, previously published on August 29, 2014Illinois Governor Pat Quinn has approved a law providing additional protections for pregnant women in the workplace. The law will go into effect on January 1, 2015.