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|Department of Justice Warns Governor that North Carolina LGBT Law is Unlawful|
Michelle E. Phillips, Ann H. Smith, Bethany Swaton Wagner; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
May 26, 2016, previously published on May 5, 2016North Carolina’s law restricting access to restrooms based on an individual’s sex assigned at birth and not based on an individual’s consistent gender identity violates both Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the United States...
|New Connecticut Statute Restricts Physician Non-Compete Agreements|
Clifford R. Atlas, Edward M. Richters, Erik J. Winton; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
May 26, 2016, previously published on May 6, 2016The Connecticut General Assembly has passed a bill that establishes significant new restrictions on physician non-compete agreements in the state. The governor is expected to sign the bill (Senate Bill 351, as amended) soon.
|EEOC Stresses Title VII Bars Discrimination against Transgender Workers, Including Regarding Bathroom Access|
Michelle E. Phillips; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
May 26, 2016, previously published on May 4, 2016The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s new fact sheet focuses on bathroom access and reminds employers that discrimination based on transgender status is sex discrimination in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, and contrary state law (such as North Carolina’s HB-2,...
|New Georgia Law Says Franchisors Generally Not Employers of Franchisees or Franchisees’ Workers|
Jason R. Carruthers, Jonathan J. Spitz, Kathleen M. Tinnerello; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
May 26, 2016, previously published on May 5, 2016The “Protecting Georgia Small Businesses Act” amends Georgia’s Labor and Industrial Relations Code to provide that neither a franchisee nor a franchisee’s employee is considered an employee of a franchisor for “any purpose.” However, the amendment does not apply...
|EEOC Issues Position Statement Procedures|
Victoria Woodin Chavey, Richard S. Cohen, Paul A. Patten; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
May 26, 2016, previously published on May 6, 2016The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has issued its first-ever nationwide procedures on respondent position statements and guidance on effective position statements. These procedures, along with the EEOC’s Digital Charge system, make significant changes in some jurisdictions, while...
|Oxford, Alabama, City Council Repeals Bathroom Ordinance Targeting Transgender Individuals|
Thomas A. Davis, Michelle E. Phillips, Kimberly R. Ward; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
May 26, 2016, previously published on May 6, 2016The Oxford, Alabama, City Council has repealed on May 4, 2016, an ordinance it passed a week previously that barred transgender people from using a bathroom that corresponds with their gender identity. (See our article, Oxford, Alabama, City Council Adopts Ordinance Restricting Access to Bathroom...
|Defend Trade Secrets Act Set to Become Law|
Clifford R. Atlas, Peter R. Bulmer, Erik J. Winton; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
May 18, 2016, previously published on April 28, 2016For the first time, there will be a federal private right of action for misappropriation of trade secrets. The Defend Trade Secrets Act (“DTSA”), passed by both houses of Congress, is headed to President Barack Obama for his signature and his office has stated it “strongly...
|Jersey City Proposes Groundbreaking Minimum Workweek Ordinance|
Jeffrey J. Corradino, Eugene U. Ubawike; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
May 18, 2016, previously published on April 29, 2016The City of Jersey City, New Jersey, recognizing that building service employees compose “a significant portion” of those who work in the City, is considering an ordinance to establish a minimum 30-hour workweek for them. The measure, launched by City Council President Rolando Lavarro,...
|OSHA, NIOSH Release Joint Guidance on Zika Virus Prevention|
Donna Vetrano Pryor; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
May 18, 2016, previously published on May 2, 2016Federal government agencies have released interim guidance to provide employers and workers information and advice on preventing occupational exposure to the Zika virus.
|Supreme Court: Government Employer’s Incorrect Belief About Employee’s Activity Matters in First Amendment Analysis|
Richard J. Cino, Collin O'Connor Udell, Saranne E. Weimer; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
May 18, 2016, previously published on April 29, 2016A government employer can violate an employee’s constitutional rights by acting based on incorrect information that, if true, would violate the U.S. Constitution, even though the employee was not actually exercising his or her constitutional rights, the U.S. Supreme Court has held in a 6-2...