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HTMLData Privacy Law in the UK, Part III: Employment Background Checks and Monitoring
Richard M. Linskell, Justin T. Tarka; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
White Paper
July 24, 2014, previously published on July 21, 2014
In parts one and two of this series summarizing data protection law in the United Kingdom, we looked at the data protection principles to which employers must adhere in relation to obtaining, holding, or disposing of personal data, including sending it outside the European Union (EU).

 

HTMLNew Jersey Ban the Box Bill Revised Again, Advances to Governor Christie
Christopher G. Elko, Steven J. Luckner, Evan J. Shenkman; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 24, 2014, previously published on July 17, 2014
On June 26, 2014, the New Jersey legislature approved the most recent iteration (A1999) of the “Opportunity to Compete Act” (also referred to as the “Ban the Box” bill), which will now be sent to Governor Chris Christie for consideration. (We discussed previous versions of...

 

HTMLIllinois’s New “Ban the Box” Law Prohibits Asking About Criminal Histories on Job Applications
Colleen G. DeRosa; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 24, 2014, previously published on July 21, 2014
On July 19, 2014, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed the Job Opportunities for Qualified Applicants Act, making Illinois the fifth state to bar private employers from asking job applicants about their criminal backgrounds until the applicants are deemed “qualified” for the positions....

 

HTMLAlabama’s New Law Permits the Expungement of Criminal Records
Samantha K. Smith; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 24, 2014, previously published on July 17, 2014
In April of 2014, the Alabama legislature approved a measure that permits the expungement of the criminal records of persons charged—but not convicted—of misdemeanors or nonviolent felonies. Governor Robert Bentley signed the bill three months ago, and the so-called “Expungement...

 

HTMLCity of San Diego Imposes Minimum Wage Hike and Sick Pay Ordinance
Christopher W. Olmsted; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 17, 2014, previously published on July 15, 2014
Rejecting a call to place a proposed minimum wage hike on the November ballot as a referendum item, on July 14 the San Diego City Council approved an ordinance raising the city’s minimum wage to $11.50 per hour by 2017.

 

HTMLEEOC Issues Enforcement Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination and Related Issues
Hera S. Arsen, Camden D. Navarro; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 17, 2014, previously published on July 15, 2014
Yesterday, by a 3-to-2 vote of commissioners, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) approved a new guidance on the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA). The first comprehensive update on the subject of discrimination against pregnant employees in over 30 years, the...

 

HTMLProper Processes Can Insulate Employer From Tortious Act of Employees
Larry D. Smith; Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak Stewart P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 15, 2014, previously published on July 8, 2014
Employers occasionally become dejected over the prospects of defending against tort and other civil claims in state courts. However, a recent case out of Houston reaffirms that employers can and do win these kinds of cases when they have implemented the appropriate policies.

 

HTMLNew York Legislature Passes Medical Marihuana Law
Aaron Warshaw; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 15, 2014, previously published on June 30, 2014
Subject to signature by Governor Andrew Cuomo, New York is set to become the twenty-third state to legalize medical marihuana. Importantly, the New York legislation is limited to non-smokable forms of marihuana. Further, the bill is initially limited to persons with the following “severe...

 

HTMLSingle Act of Disobedience Does Not Disqualify Employee From Unemployment Benefits, California High Court Rules
Gregory C. Cheng, Ameneh K. Ernst; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 15, 2014, previously published on July 3, 2014
On July 3, 2014, the California Supreme Court decided whether a single act of disobedience by an employee constitutes misconduct within the meaning of section 1256 of California’s Unemployment Insurance Code, thereby disqualifying the employee from receiving unemployment insurance benefits....

 

HTMLWho Got It Right?
Lisa Karen Atkins; Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak Stewart P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 15, 2014, previously published on July 14, 2014
Gallaudet University Chief Diversity Officer Angela McCaskill’s job was to promote a diverse and inclusive university community. Not only was she the institution’s first chief diversity officer, she was the first black, deaf woman to earn a Ph.D. from Gallaudet, which was founded to...

 


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