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Adobe PDFA Wave of Recent and Transformative Pro-Employee Measures in New York
Grace A. Byrd, Charles H. Kaplan, Galit Kierkut, David I. Rosen; Sills Cummis & Gross P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 25, 2016, previously published on April 2016
New York State and New York City lawmakers have taken several actions recently to expand employee rights and benefits. New York State has passed a 2016-2017 budget (“Budget”) that will significantly impact New York employers by creating a law governing paid family leave and enacting a...

 

Adobe PDFEEOC Files Title VII Lawsuits on Behalf of LGBT Employees
Dana A. Brady, Charles H. Kaplan, Galit Kierkut, David I. Rosen; Sills Cummis & Gross P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 25, 2016, previously published on March 2016
On March 1, 2016, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced its groundbreaking commencement of two lawsuits charging employers with illegally discriminating against employees on the basis of their sexual orientation. Currently, as drafted, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of...

 

Adobe PDFEEOC Proposes Rule Requiring Employers to Disclose Pay Data on EEO-1 Forms and Key Recent Pro-Employee Changes in New York State’s and New York City’s Employment Laws and Regulations
Charles H. Kaplan, Galit Kierkut, David I. Rosen; Sills Cummis & Gross P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 16, 2016, previously published on January 2016
In a proposed regulation announced on January 29, 2015, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission set forth changes that would require federal contractors and all other private-sector employers throughout the nation of more than 100 employees to report wage and salary data on their annual...

 

Adobe PDF‘Til Death Do Us Part: Avoiding Pitfalls Associated with Life Insurance Provisions in Family Law Matters
Jan L. Bernstein, Thomas S. Novak; Sills Cummis & Gross P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 2, 2016, previously published on January 2016
A well drafted Matrimonial Settlement Agreement will contain language addressing appropriate security in case of death for all of the financial obligations included in the Agreement. These provisions often are focused on life insurance and can be complex. Without the right language, the security...

 

Adobe PDFThe Third Circuit Affirms Test for Joint Employer Liability in Wage and Hour (FLSA) Matters, Distancing from the NLRB Position
Andrew I. Glenn, Charles H. Kaplan, Galit Kierkut, David I. Rosen; Sills Cummis & Gross P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 19, 2016, previously published on November/December 2015
On November 18, 2015, the Third Circuit issued an Opinion, Faush v. Tuesday Morning, Inc., Civil Action No. 2-12-cv-07137, which addresses whether the Defendant was a joint employer. The court explained that, unlike in the recent NLRB decision discussed in our September Client Alert, under Federal...

 

Adobe PDFSpoliation and Adverse Inferences: Paper Documents Count Too!
Charles J. Falletta, Beth S. Rose; Sills Cummis & Gross P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 19, 2016, previously published on December 2015
Generally, the law of spoliation requires litigants to preserve relevant documents through a litigation hold in cases where litigation is reasonably anticipated, or to face potential litigation sanctions. However, is litigation reasonably anticipated and does the duty to preserve attach where a...

 

Adobe PDFTarget Discovery Ruling Sheds Light on Preserving Privilege of Post-Breach Internal Investigations
Nicole Joy Leibman; Sills Cummis & Gross P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
October 30, 2015, previously published on October 2015
Last week, on October 23, 2015, U.S. Magistrate Judge Jeffrey J. Keyes denied a class of banks’ motion that Target produce documents generated during its internal investigation of the massive 2013 holiday season data breach.1 This decision highlights the need for corporations to carefully...

 

Adobe PDFRaising the Bar for Design Defect Claims: A New Jersey Judge Puts Plaintiffs’ Feet to the Fire
Beth S. Rose, William R. Stuart; Sills Cummis & Gross P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
October 30, 2015, previously published on September 2015
On August 14, 2015, the Honorable Jessica R. Mayer issued numerous rulings in four bellwether cases in the AlloDerm® Litigation, a multi-county litigation pending in New Jersey Superior Court in Middlesex County. Most notably, Judge Mayer dismissed plaintiffs’ design defect claims for...

 

Adobe PDFEmployers Beware of Relying on Handbooks to Create Enforceable Arbitration or Other Agreements with Employees
Dana A. Brady, Charles H. Kaplan, Galit Kierkut, David I. Rosen; Sills Cummis & Gross P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
October 30, 2015, previously published on October 2015
Employers frequently distribute employee handbooks containing general policies and procedures to new employees. It is not uncommon for employee handbooks to include mandatory arbitration clauses, requiring employees to arbitrate employment-related disputes, rather than litigate them in court. Often...

 

Adobe PDFWhat Browning-Ferris Means to Union and Non-Union Employers
Charles H. Kaplan, Galit Kierkut, David I. Rosen; Sills Cummis & Gross P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
September 9, 2015, previously published on September 2015
In a controversial 3-2 ruling, the National Labor Relations Board has overturned three decades of its own precedent and redefined joint employment in a manner that promises to create a sea change in labor relations and business relationships.

 


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