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|New Employment Rules for Federal Government Contractors|
Johnine P. Barnes, Ryan C. Bradel; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
September 29, 2014, previously published on September 25, 2014President Obama recently issued two Executive Orders requiring federal government contractors to adopt practices to ensure fair treatment of certain classes of workers. The first, titled the "Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order," (the "FPSW Order") makes a contractor's...
|California Appellate Court Rules That California’s Prevailing Wage Laws Do Not Apply to Off-Site Fabrication|
Robert R. Roginson; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
September 26, 2014, previously published on September 19, 2014On August 27, 2014, the California Court of Appeal issued its decision in the long-anticipated Russ-Will case, Sheet Metal Workers’ International Association, Local 104 v. Duncan; Russ Will Mechanical, Inc., Court of Appeal of the State of California, First Appellate District, Division Three,...
|White House Announces New EEOC Nomination|
Hera S. Arsen; Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak Stewart P.C.;
September 25, 2014, previously published on September 19, 2014On September 15, the White House announced that President Obama’s nomination of Charlotte A. Burrows to the post of Commissioner of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) had been sent to the U.S. Senate. The announcement came just a few days after President Obama expressed...
|New York City and New Jersey Enact New Employment Laws Affecting Pregnant Employees|
September 25, 2014, previously published by The Gavel - Wong Fleming Diverse Viewpoints in the Law on Winter 2013Starting January 30, 2014, employers doing business in New York City will have to comply with new legislation with respect to pregnant workers. The Pregnant Women’s Fairness Act, Local Law No. 78, which was signed into law by New York City Mayor, Michael Bloomberg, on October 2, 2013, takes...
|Why A School's Unconstitutional Hair Length Policy Matters For All Governmental Entities|
Stacy Crabtree; Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen Professional Corporation;
September 19, 2014, previously published on September 2014A school's hair length policy was the subject of a recent lawsuit, and the federal appellate court's opinion on the matter serves as a reminder for all schools and other governmental entities to be wary because, in the words of Bob Dylan, "the times they are a-changin'." As the facts are...
|"Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces" Executive Order Imposes New Burdens on Government Contractors|
Shawe Rosenthal LLP;
September 18, 2014, previously published on September 2, 2014On July 31, 2014, the President issued an Executive Order entitled, “Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces,” which will make an employer’s record of compliance with federal and state labor laws a criterion for successful bidding on government contracts and subcontracts exceeding $500,000. ...
|Rhode Island Enacts Employee Social Media Privacy Legislation|
Katherine G. Rigby, Todd M. Torres; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
September 11, 2014, previously published on September 3, 2014Rhode Island has recently enacted legislation intended to protect job applicants’ and employees’ social media accounts and information. The new law prohibits employers from requiring job applicants or employees to disclose their social media passwords or from requiring applicants or...
|President, OFCCP Set New Employment Rules For Federal Contractors|
Susan M. Schaecher; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
September 10, 2014, previously published on September 1, 2014While chastising Congress as “doing nothing,” the executive and administrative branches of the federal government were busy making new employment rules for federal contractors and subcontractors.
|California Legislative Update: August 2014|
Ameneh K. Ernst; Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak Stewart P.C.;
September 4, 2014, previously published on August 28, 2014In August 2014, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law a number of bills that will impact the employer community. A brief summary of these new laws, along with links to the bills, can be found below.
|BREAKING NEWS: California Legislature Passes Mandatory Paid Sick Leave Bill|
Hera S. Arsen, Charles L. Thompson; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
September 2, 2014, previously published on August 31, 2014On Saturday, August 30, 2014, in the early morning hours and amid controversy among labor supporters, the California legislature passed a bill that provides workers with three paid sick days per year. Governor Brown enthusiastically endorsed the law’s passage and is expected to sign it very...