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Adobe PDFRecent Developments Under Federal, New York, and New Jersey Law Will Impact Employment Relationships; Employers Must Plan Accordingly
Charles H. Kaplan, Galit Kierkut, David I. Rosen, Damon W. Silver; Sills Cummis & Gross P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
August 27, 2014
Beginning on March 1, 2015, New Jersey employers with 15 or more employees will be prohibited from inquiring into a job applicant’s criminal history until after they have conducted an initial interview of the applicant. Employers will also be banned from stating in any employment...

 

Adobe PDFParallel Claims Against Device Manufacturers post-Riegel?
Sills Cummis Gross P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
August 8, 2014, previously published on August 4, 2014
In June 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court denied certiorari and let stand the Ninth Circuit’s en banc ruling in Stengel v. Medtronic Inc., 704 F.3d 1224 (9th Cir. Jan. 10, 2013) that state-law failure to warn claims against a medical device manufacturer that “parallel” federal...

 

Adobe PDFIn re Darvocet: Is There a “Parallel Misbranding” Exception to Generic Drug Preemption?
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Legal Alert/Article
August 8, 2014, previously published on August 1, 2014
The Sixth Circuit recently reiterated the difficulty plaintiffs face in avoiding preemption of state-law claims against generic drug manufacturers in In re Darvocet, Darvon, & Propoxyphene Products Liability Litigation, Nos. 12-5368, et al. (6th Cir. June 27, 2014) (hereinafter...

 

Adobe PDFPot Luck - Best Practices for NY & NJ Employers Addressing Medical Marijuana Use in the Workplace
Grace A. Byrd, Charles H. Kaplan, Galit Kierkut, David I. Rosen; Sills Cummis & Gross P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 31, 2014, previously published on July 2014
Approximately 18 years after California passed the first state medical marijuana law in 1996, 23 states and Washington D.C. now have enacted medical marijuana statutes. After years of failed attempts, on July 7, 2014 Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law the Compassionate Care Act (“NY...

 

Adobe PDFTwo Significant Victories for Employers Handed Down by the Courts this Week
Charles H. Kaplan, Galit Kierkut, David I. Rosen; Sills Cummis & Gross P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 15, 2014, previously published on June 2014
In a stunning defeat for the Obama Administration, the Supreme Court, in NLRB v. Noel Canning, ruled unanimously today that “recess appointments” the President made to the National Labor Relations Board in January 2012 when it lacked a quorum to act were constitutionally invalid.

 

Adobe PDFEmployers Beware - Three Significant Decisions with Broad Implications
Galit Kierkut, Jill Turner Lever, David I. Rosen; Sills Cummis & Gross P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 8, 2014, previously published on April 29, 2014
Two highly anticipated United States Supreme Court decisions were decided recently, both of which have a significant impact on employers. In Lawson v. FMR LLC et al., the Supreme Court held that the whistleblower protection of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (“SOX”) extends to the...

 

Adobe PDFRevitalized NLRB Takes on Vigorous Agenda Including Reissued Quickie Union Election Rules And Greater Employee Handbook Scrutiny
Grace A. Byrd, Charles H. Kaplan, Galit Kierkut, David I. Rosen; Sills Cummis & Gross P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
April 3, 2014, previously published on March 2014
The National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB” or the “Board”) has been notably active in the first quarter of 2014.

 

Adobe PDFImpact of Changes to New York City Sick Leave Law on Employers
Grace A. Byrd, Galit Kierkut, David I. Rosen; Sills Cummis & Gross P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 10, 2014, previously published on February 2014
The New York City Earned Sick Time Act (the “Act”) will go into effect on April 1, 2014, including an amendment passed by the New York City Council (the “Council”) this week, which considerably expands the Act’s provisions. The bill is on its way to Mayor Bill de...

 

Adobe PDFNew Pregnancy Accommodation Law Enacted in New Jersey
Galit Kierkut, David I. Rosen, Damon W. Silver; Sills Cummis & Gross P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 6, 2014, previously published on January 2014
On January 21, 2014, Governor Chris Christie signed into law, effective immediately, a bill that amends the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (¿LAD¿) by expanding the protections afforded to employees affected by pregnancy. Specifically, the newly signed bill (the ¿LAD Amendment¿) adds...

 

Adobe PDFNotices for the New Year and Good News for Employers: Update on Wage and Hour Class Actions
Grace A. Byrd, Galit Kierkut, Jill Turner Lever, David I. Rosen; Sills Cummis & Gross P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
December 27, 2013, previously published on December 19, 2013
With the holiday season upon us, employers should be careful not to lose sight of important notice, posting and distribution obligations commencing early in the new year.

 


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