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HTMLCalifornia Enacts Paid Sick Leave Law
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
September 17, 2014, previously published on September 11, 2014
With 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.

 

HTMLDistrict 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.;
Legal Alert/Article
September 16, 2014, previously published on September 12, 2014
A 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.

 

HTMLFight 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.;
Legal Alert/Article
September 16, 2014, previously published on September 12, 2014
Workers 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...

 

HTMLFranchisor Not Liable for Sexual Harassment Claims Asserted by Franchisee’s Employee, California High Court Rules
Mark S. Askanas; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
September 12, 2014, previously published on September 9, 2014
A 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...

 

HTMLFirings for Facebook Comments Unlawful, NLRB Rules
Howard M. Bloom, Philip B. Rosen; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
September 10, 2014, previously published on September 8, 2014
An 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...

 

HTMLBe Ready When OSHA Walks In
Avidan Meyerstein, Linda Otaigbe; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
September 9, 2014, previously published on September 5, 2014
The 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...

 

HTMLMost Convenient Forum is State of Company Headquarter, Judge Finds in Collective Action
James R. Mulroy; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
September 5, 2014, previously published on August 27, 2014
For 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...

 

HTMLNew Massachusetts Law Requires Employers Provide Leave for Victims of Domestic Violence
Samia M. Kirmani, Brian E. Lewis; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
September 5, 2014, previously published on August 29, 2014
A new Massachusetts law gives employees who are victims of domestic violence a right to job-protected leave from work.

 

HTMLMinnesota 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.;
Legal Alert/Article
September 5, 2014, previously published on August 28, 2014
An 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...

 

HTMLNew 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.;
Legal Alert/Article
September 5, 2014, previously published on August 29, 2014
Illinois 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.

 


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