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|Unpaid Internships Receive Poor Report Card from Ontario Ministry of Labour|
Jon Pinkus; Dentons Canada LLP;
November 21, 2014, previously published on October 6, 2014Recently, the Ontario Ministry of Labour released the results of its recent internship inspection blitz, revealing that many internship programs violated the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (the “ESA”). In this blitz, the Ministry targeted the advertising, public relations, computer...
|What the Election Results May Mean for Employers|
Richard L. Hackman; Barley Snyder;
November 19, 2014, previously published on November 7, 2014Regardless of your political persuasion, employers should be heartened by Tuesday’s election results. As you are painfully aware, employers have borne witness to an increasingly aggressive and overreaching National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), Department of Labor (DOL), and Equal Employment...
|Court of Appeal Issues Decision Clarifying the Applicability of Prevailing Wage Law to Offsite Fabrication of Materials|
Rebecca Chaparro, Tyree K. Dorward; Best Best & Krieger LLP;
October 7, 2014, previously published on September 30, 2014The California Court of Appeal has ruled that fabrication of materials for a public works project is not subject to California’s prevailing wage law if it occurs at a “permanent, offsite manufacturing facility, the location and existence of which is determined wholly without regard to...
|VETS-100 and 100A Veteran Hiring Reports Retired by the Department of Labor|
Jonathan T. Cain; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
October 3, 2014, previously published on September 25, 2014The Department of Labor published a final regulation on September 25, 2014 that relieves federal contractors from filing VETS-100 and VETS-100A veterans hiring reports after 2014. The rules that required the VETS-100 Report have been rescinded. The rules requiring the VETS-100A have been replaced...
|2014 Louisiana Legislative Update|
Jacob C. Credeur; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
October 2, 2014, previously published on September 30, 2014The Louisiana 2014 Regular Legislative Session closed on June 9, 2014. In the subsequent weeks, Governor Bobby Jindal signed into law several bills that affect employers. These new laws, which are summarized below, became effective on August 1, 2014.
|California Legislative Update: September 2014|
Ameneh K. Ernst, Christopher W. Olmsted; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
October 2, 2014, previously published on September 30, 2014In September 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.
|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...