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HTMLNo Union for Northwestern Football Players
Shawe Rosenthal LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 19, 2015, previously published on August 17, 2015
In a case that previously received much media attention, the National Labor Relations Board punted on the issue of whether Northwestern scholarship football players are employees, and could thereby unionize. The Board instead declined to exercise jurisdiction, dismissing the union’s petition...


HTMLBill in Congress Would Allow Employees to Request Changes to Schedules
Garen E. Dodge, Punam Sarad; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
August 5, 2015, previously published on July 24, 2015
A bill introduced in the U.S. Senate would require employers to consider their employees’ requests for changes to their work schedules and to provide more predictable and stable schedules for employees in certain occupations with evidence of unpredictable and unstable scheduling practices....


HTMLNew York City Employers Prohibited from Requesting Criminal History Information before Making a Conditional Offer
Jonathan L. Bing, Neha Dewan; Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 5, 2015, previously published on July 23, 2015
On June 10, 2015, the New York City Council passed the “Fair Chance Act” (Int. 318-A), known as “ban-the-box” legislation, prohibiting employers from discriminating against job applicants and current employees on the basis of arrest records or criminal convictions. The bill...


HTMLUncertain Future for Non-Compete Agreements in Massachusetts: Legislators Seek Compromise
George K. Atanasov, Julie Cox, Max Samels; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 26, 2015, previously published on June 24, 2015
On June 23rd, the Massachusetts Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development met to consider legislation relating to the legality and enforcement of non-compete agreements. The committee considered five bills on this topic, with the two most prominent being House Bill 1701 and Senate Bill...


HTMLLatest on the Federal-Employee Data Breach
McDonald Hopkins LLC;
Legal Alert/Article
June 24, 2015, previously published on June 19, 2015
The federal-employee data breach is now even larger than the scope of the first—and second—reports, ensnaring some legislative-branch staffers in its net.


HTMLData Breach Affects Millions of Current and Former Government Workers
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 11, 2015, previously published on June 5, 2015
The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) announced that hackers have stolen the personal information of approximately 4 million current and former federal employees, including names, birthdates and social security numbers. OPM serves as the human resources department -and holds employee...


HTMLFederal Government Extends FMLA Rights to More Same-Sex Married Couples
Katherine A. Hren, Richard S. Rosenberg, Rami A. Yomtov; Ballard Rosenberg Golper & Savitt LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 6, 2015, previously published on March 24, 2015
The Obama administration has taken a huge step to protect the employment rights of same-sex married couples. Effective March 27, 2015, legally married same-sex couples will be able to enjoy the same rights as legally married opposite-sex couples under the Family and Medical Leave Act...


HTMLUtah Governor Signs Landmark LGBT and Religious Expression Anti-Discrimination Bill
Conrad Shawn Kee, Michelle E. Phillips; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 31, 2015, previously published on March 13, 2015
Utah Governor Gary Herbert (R) has signed into law a bi-partisan bill protecting lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people from discrimination. While other states and local governments are considering similar initiatives, the Utah law is the first enacted legislation that seeks to...


HTMLDistrict of Columbia Passes Legislation Allowing Employees to Discuss Wages
Kesia M. Brown, Daniel D. Schudroff, Teresa Burke Wright; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 31, 2015, previously published on March 16, 2015
The District of Columbia has passed the Wage Transparency Act of 2014. The Act prohibits all private employers within the District from implementing workplace policies that forbid employees from discussing their wages with coworkers. The Act echoes President Barack Obama’s Executive Order...


HTMLWho’s the Boss: Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Hearing on Joint Employer Liability
Howard M. Bloom, Linda R. Carlozzi, Philip B. Rosen; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 30, 2015, previously published on February 17, 2015
Anticipating the National Labor Relations Board’s decision in Browning-Ferris Industries of California, Inc. (32-RC-109684), in which the Board will address the standard for determining whether two discrete employers are joint employers for purposes of union recognition and unfair labor...


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