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March 27, 2017

New Jersey Bill Will Make Whistleblower Settlement Agreements with Public Entities Public Records

March 27, 2017

Proposed legislation that would make whistleblower settlement agreements involving public entities available to the public has been approved unanimously by the New Jersey Assembly on March 23, 2017. The New Jersey Assembly Bill (A-4243) would bar public entities and public employees from entering into confidential settlements of... Read More

March 27, 2017

Port Authority Not Subject to Worker-Friendly New Jersey Whistleblower Law, State Court Rules

March 27, 2017

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is not subject to suit under New Jersey’s expansive whistleblower statute, the Conscientious Employee Protection Act, the New Jersey Appellate Division has held. Sullivan v. Port Auth. of N.Y. & N.J., 2017 N.J. Super. LEXIS 33 (App. Div. Mar. 15, 2017). Often called the most... Read More

March 27, 2017

Jackson Lewis Files Comments on EEOC’s Proposed Guidance on Unlawful Harassment

March 27, 2017

Jackson Lewis has submitted comments to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on the Proposed Enforcement Guidance on Unlawful Harassment. The Proposed Guidance sets out to define what constitutes harassment, examine when a basis for employer liability exists if harassment is proven, and offer suggestions for preventive practices... Read More

March 22, 2017

Senate HELP Committee Holds Confirmation Hearing for Nominee Acosta to Head Labor Department

March 22, 2017

The Senate Health, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee on March 22, 2017, held confirmation hearings on the nomination of R. Alexander Acosta, President Donald Trump’s pick for Secretary of Labor. Acosta was introduced by Senators Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz, both of whom have known Acosta for years. Rubio described Acosta as... Read More

March 21, 2017

Supreme Court Rules President’s Power to Make Temporary Appointments is Limited

March 21, 2017

Former National Labor Relations Board Acting General Counsel Lafe Solomon’s continuing to serve as Acting NLRB General Counsel after President Barack Obama nominated him to the General Counsel position violated the Federal Vacancies Reform Act of 1998, the U.S. Supreme Court has decided in a 6-2 decision. National Labor Relations... Read More

March 16, 2017

Arizona’s Voter-Approved Minimum Wage, Paid Sick Leave Law Constitutional, State High Court Affirms

March 16, 2017

In a much-anticipated decision, the Arizona Supreme Court has unanimously ruled to uphold Proposition 206, the November 2016 ballot initiative that increases the Arizona minimum wage and requires employers in the state to offer paid sick leave to employees. Chief Justice Scott Bales stated in the March 14 order that the seven-member... Read More

March 15, 2017

Mine Safety Agency to Award Up to $1 Million in Grants for Education, Training

March 15, 2017

The Mine Safety and Health Administration will award up to $1 million in new grants for education and training programs to help identify, avoid, and prevent unsafe working conditions at mines in the United States as part of a plan in place since 2006.   The Mine Improvement and New Emergency Response Act of 2006 established the... Read More

March 15, 2017

House of Representatives Votes to Block OSHA Recordkeeping Rule

March 15, 2017

The House of Representatives has voted to block a new Occupational Safety and Health Administration recordkeeping rule implemented in the last weeks of the Obama Administration. “Clarification of Employer’s Continuing Obligation to Make and Maintain an Accurate Record of Each Recordable Injury and Illness” was published... Read More

March 13, 2017

Is Your Organization Prepared for the (March) Madness?

March 13, 2017

It’s the time of year when workplace chatter suddenly includes constant references to Wildcats, Jayhawks, Pirates, Tar Heels, and Blue Devils. As well as the question of whether the UConn Women’s Basketball Team will ever lose to anyone. Why is that? Because March Madness is here. Starting March 14, the focus of nearly every... Read More

March 13, 2017

Supreme Court Sends Transgender Student Case Back to Lower Court; Other Case Worth Watching

March 13, 2017

Following revocation of Obama Administration transgender guidance, the U.S. Supreme Court has vacated the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit’s determination that a transgender student had shown a likelihood of success on the merits and the school district probably was violating Title IX by reserving boys’ restrooms... Read More

March 13, 2017

Puerto Rico Enacts Equal Pay Law, Prohibits Employers from Inquiring about Past Salary History

March 13, 2017

Almost two months after signing sweeping employment law reform, Governor Ricardo Rosselló has signed Puerto Rico Act No. 16 of March 8, 2017, known as the “Puerto Rico Equal Pay Act.” Act 16 is effective immediately. Although modeled after the federal Equal Pay Act, Act 16 goes further, limiting instances in which... Read More

March 13, 2017

Double Up: New Jersey Senate Introduces Bill to Double Benefits for Paid Family Leave

March 13, 2017

The New Jersey State Senate has introduced legislation to expand benefits under the state’s Paid Family Leave Law. The bill (S-3085) would double the benefit period from six weeks to 12 weeks and increase the amount of compensation to the employee while on leave. Effective on July 1, 2009, New Jersey’s Paid Family Leave... Read More

March 9, 2017

Arbitrator Abused Discretion, New Jersey High Court Rules, Ordering Case Reviewed by New Arbitrator

March 9, 2017

An arbitrator tasked with resolving claims brought by a New Jersey school district against a faculty member erred when he impermissibly converted one count of the complaint from unbecoming conduct to one of sexual harassment and found the school district did not present sufficient evidence to support a charge of sexual harassment, the... Read More

March 7, 2017

Senate Votes to Disapprove Obama-Era Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order

March 7, 2017

The U.S. Senate has passed, by a single-vote margin, a joint resolution previously passed by the U.S. House that “disapproves” President Barack Obama’s 2014 Executive Order 13673: Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces, often called the “blacklisting” executive order. (For more on Executive Order 13673, see our... Read More

March 7, 2017

‘A Day Without a Woman’ Demonstrations Planned for March 8

March 7, 2017

On the heels of the “Day Without Immigrants” protest, thousands of women may take the day off from work on March 8, 2017, to underscore the value of working women to the economy. The organizers of “A Day Without a Woman” cites national political issues as the key reason for this “general strike” action... Read More

March 7, 2017

New Jersey Bill Requires More Information on Pay Stubs

March 7, 2017

The New Jersey Assembly Labor Committee has voted 8-0 in favor of amending the wage notification requirements under the state Wage Payment Law to require private and public employers to provide employees a statement for each pay period that includes deductions, gross wages, net wages, rate of pay, and the number of hours worked during... Read More

March 6, 2017

New Paid Family Leave Benefits for New York Employees: What Employers Need to Know

March 6, 2017

New York’s Paid Family Leave Benefits Law (PFL) will provide broad paid family leave benefits through the state’s existing Disability Benefits Law for all employees who have worked at least 26 consecutive weeks (or 175 days for part-time employees) for the employer. The law also will provide such employees with the right to a... Read More

March 6, 2017

Revised Travel Ban Executive Order Targets Six Countries, Drops Iraq

March 6, 2017

The “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States” Executive Order (E.O.), issued by President Donald Trump on March 6, 2017, suspends processing of visa issuance for individuals from six designated countries until June 14, 2017, 90 days from the E.O.’s effective date, March 16, 2017. The... Read More

March 1, 2017

St. Louis Minimum Wage Ordinance Valid, Missouri High Court Rules

March 1, 2017

A unanimous Missouri Supreme Court has upheld St. Louis City’s local minimum wage ordinance, reversing a trial court judgment that had enjoined and invalidated the ordinance in 2015. Cooperative Home Care, Inc. v. City of St. Louis, Missouri, No. SC95401 (Mo. Feb. 28, 2017). While the Ordinance had a series of graduated minimum... Read More

February 28, 2017

Los Angeles Issues Rules and Regulations Implementing ‘Ban the Box’ Legislation

February 28, 2017

The Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance (“FCIHO”) went into effect on January 22, 2017. The Bureau of Contract Administration (BCA), the Designated Administrative Agency responsible for enforcing the Ordinance, has issued “Rules and Regulations” (“Regulations”) for the FCIHO. These... Read More

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