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|Governor Brown Signs Bill Making Companies Liable for Employment Violations of Independent Labor Contractor Companies|
Robert A. Jones; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
September 30, 2014, previously published on September 29, 2014This weekend, California Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 1897. This bill creates new Labor Code section 2810.3, which applies to all but a very limited number of companies with 25 or more employees (i.e., the “client employer”) that obtain or are provided workers to perform...
|NLRB Declines to Revisit Employee Use of Company Email Systems . . . For Now|
Donald D. Gamburg; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
September 30, 2014, previously published on September 29, 2014Under current National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) law, employees do not have a statutory right to use their employers’ email systems for union organizing or for other purposes. Email systems remain employer property for now, as the Board, in Purple Communications, Inc., 361 NLRB No. 43...
|Ninth Circuit Ruling on Misclassification of Independent Contractors Has Major Ramifications for Employers|
Goldberg Segalla LLP;
September 30, 2014, previously published on September 25, 2014In Alexander v. FedEx Ground Package System, Inc., 2014 U.S. App. LEXIS 16585 (9th Cir. Aug. 27, 2014), the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals held that former Federal Express drivers were employees rather than independent contractors pursuant to California’s right-to-control test. This important...
|Tooey Is Not Just A Bunch Of “Hooey”— Practical Tactics for Defending an Employer in The Realm of Toxic Tort Litigation|
Christine P. Dower, Christopher N. Santoro; Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C.;
September 30, 2014, previously published on September 1, 2014The Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s ruling in Tooey v. A.K. Steel Corp., 81 A.3d 851 (Pa. 2013) represents a significant shift in Pennsylvania law. In the wake of Tooey, new companies are being targeted and new theories of liability are being raised in toxic tort cases filed throughout the...
|EEOC Sues Private Employers Claiming Bias Against Transgender Workers|
William H. Andrews; GrayRobinson, P.A.;
September 30, 2014, previously published on September 29, 2014For the first time, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed landmark lawsuits on September 25, 2014 against a funeral home in Michigan and a medical clinic in Florida. These lawsuits mark the first time the EEOC has sued under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 accusing a...
|Whistle While You Work? The Lack of Consensus Regarding Who Is a Whistleblower Is No Fairy Tale|
Kerri H. O'Brien; Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C.;
September 30, 2014, previously published on September 1, 2014Under the Dodd-Frank Reform Act, Pub.L. No. 111-203, 124 Stat. 1367 (codified as amended in scattered sections of U.S.C. titles 7, 12, 15 and 31), employees who blow the whistle on possible securities law violations are protected. The Dodd-Frank Act extends such protection to those employees who...
|The Rules of the Game Change As ICE Targets Employers|
Maria del Carmen Ramos; Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP;
September 30, 2014, previously published on September 5, 2014The year 2009 marked a dramatic change in Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) workforce enforcement strategy. Up until 2008, ICE focused its enforcement efforts almost exclusively on illegal workers. For instance, ICE made 6,000 workforce enforcement strategy-related arrests in 2008;...
|Another Blueprint for Enforcement: OSHA Announces Final Rule Amending Recordkeeping Standard|
Daniel R. Flynn; Leech Tishman;
September 29, 2014, previously published on September 11, 2014On September 11, 2014, the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) announced a Final Rule that will significantly amend the recordkeeping standard. The Final Rule will go into effect on January 1, 2015*. The amendment will provide OSHA with two additional paths to...
|Clicking The “Like” Button On Facebook Is Now A Protected Activity?|
Aaron A. Clark; McGrath North Mullin & Kratz, PC LLO;
September 29, 2014, previously published on Third Quarter 2014In recent years, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has issued decisions that protect employees using Facebook and other social media to criticize their employers. Posting comments on Facebook and other social media may be a protected concerted activity under the National Labor Relations Act...
|Processing Delays Loom with Upcoming Implementation of Employment Permits (Amendment) Act of 2014|
Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP;
September 29, 2014, previously published on September 23, 2014Foreign nationals in Ireland will no longer be able to apply for employment authorization using current forms starting September 30, 2014, as the Employment Permits (Amendment) Act of 2014 is set to be effectuated October 1, 2014. Additionally, employers should expect delays with employment permit...