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HTMLUPDATE: New Jersey Limits Use of Criminal History in Hiring Decisions
Rachel J. Tischler; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 27, 2014, previously published on August 19, 2014
As we reported in December 2013, New Jersey was on the road to joining 6 other states which have recently passed legislation banning or limiting the use of criminal background checks in the hiring process. On August 11, 2014, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed the Opportunity to Compete...


HTMLHave Your Say on BC’s Private Sector Privacy Legislation
Rosalie Cress; McCarthy Tetrault LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 19, 2014, previously published on August 15, 2014
Since it came into force in 2004, British Columbia’s private sector privacy legislation, the Personal Information Protection Act, has had a significant impact on the way British Columbia employers collect, use and disclose the personal information of their employees and others. The last...


HTMLCourt of Appeals Denies Government’s Petition for Interlocutory Review of Class Certification for African-American Secret Service Agents
Wayne C. Heavener; Semmes, Bowen & Semmes A Professional Corporation;
Legal Alert/Article
August 19, 2014, previously published on August 2014
In In re Johnson, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia declined to grant an interlocutory review of class certification in an employment discrimination case against the United States Department of Homeland Security (the “Government”). The district court had...


Adobe PDFNew Executive Order Will Require Contractors to Disclose Labor Violations
Lori Ann Lange; Peckar & Abramson, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
August 19, 2014, previously published on August 2014
As part of his Year of Action, on July 31, 2014, President Obama signed the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order. The Executive Order will require contractors who are bidding on federal government contracts in excess of $500,000 to disclose their federal and state labor law violations, as...


HTMLU.S. Department of Labor Proposes Rule to Collect Compensation Data from Federal Contractors
Duane Morris LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 18, 2014, previously published on August 12, 2014
On August 6, 2014, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced a proposed rule that would require most federal contractors and subcontractors annually to submit Equal Pay Reports on employee compensation to the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP). The aim of the proposed rule is...


Adobe PDFMain Aspects In Relation To the Chilean Government¿s Modifications to the Bill That Promotes a Change of the Concept of Enterprise for Labor Purposes (The "Multirut Law")
Oscar Aitken, Francisco Arce; Carey;
Legal Alert/Article
August 15, 2014
On April 21, 2014, the Chilean Government sent new modifications on the pending bill that promotes a change of the concept of Enterprise contained in Article 3, paragraph 3, of the Labor Code. The first indication incorporates an element of uncertainty in relation to what will be the clear and...


HTMLIllinois Permits Employer Use of Payroll Cards
Kwabena A. Appenteng, Norma Manjarrez; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
August 12, 2014, previously published on August 8, 2014
On August 6, 2014, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed HB5622 into law, amending the Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act (IWPCA) to permit employers to pay employees using payroll cards. Up until now, the IWPCA permitted employers to pay their employees by only cash, check, or direct deposit...


Adobe PDF“Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces” Executive Order Imposes New Terms for Federal Contractors: Executive Order Requires Federal Contractors to Report Adverse Labor and Employment Law Decisions, Provide Detailed Wage Statements to Employees, and Forgo Using Pre-Dispute Arbitration Agreements for Employment Discrimination and Sexual Assault Claims
Sullivan Cromwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 12, 2014, previously published on August 6, 2014
On July 31, 2014, President Obama issued an executive order, entitled Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces (the “Order”), that imposes new terms under which the federal government will do business with certain contractors. For new contracts over prescribed dollar amounts, the Order requires...


HTMLGovernor Cuomo Signs Bill Giving New York Interns Workplace Protection
Goldberg Segalla LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 7, 2014, previously published on August 6, 2014
On July 22, 2014, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation giving interns in New York State protections from sexual harassment and discrimination in the workplace similar to those given to regular workers. The amendment to the state’s Human Rights Law clarifies the status of interns...


Adobe PDFGovernor Cuomo Signs Bill Extending Discrimination Protections to Unpaid Interns
Hancock Estabrook LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 6, 2014, previously published on August 2014
On July 22, 2014, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation that provides unpaid interns with the same protections as paid employees under the New York State Human Rights Law. Under the new law, which is effective immediately, interns may not be discriminated against with respect to hiring,...


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