employment law overview usa 2021-2022

employment law overview an alliance of employers counsel worldwide 2021-2022 / usa i. general overview 2. Key Points • The laws governing employment relationships in the U.S. come from federal, state and local statutes, agency regulations, and case law. • Under United States law, there are no minimum requirements for an employment contract.

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Litigation Jackson Lewis

(8 days ago) Litigation. Federal, state and local employment laws impose legal obligations and their attendant risks on every employer, creating the need for a well-informed management team with access to workplace law resources and effective e-discovery strategies.

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Seattle's New Paid Leave Law Jackson Lewis

(8 days ago) The new law goes into effect on September 1, 2012. All employees, regardless of whether they are temporary, part-time or full-time have the right to paid sick/safe leave under this law if they work in Seattle on an “occasional basis,” or more than 240 hours within a calendar year. The location of the employer’s business is not relevant.

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Birmingham Jackson Lewis

(6 days ago) NEW YORK, NY (May 20, 2021) Nationwide employment law firm Jackson Lewis P.C. is pleased to announce the firm and its attorneys have been recognized in the 2021 Edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, a prestigious annual guide ranking the leading law

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Indianapolis Jackson Lewis

(8 days ago) NEW YORK, NY (May 20, 2021) Nationwide employment law firm Jackson Lewis P.C. is pleased to announce the firm and its attorneys have been recognized in the 2021 Edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, a prestigious annual guide ranking the leading law

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David A. Hughes Jackson Lewis

(8 days ago) David Hughes is a principal in the Atlanta, Georgia, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. After gaining extensive trial experience at a small general practice firm during his first four years following law school, David has been representing large and small businesses in labor and employment matters for the balance of his career. David regularly works with his national clients across

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Brett M. Anders Jackson Lewis

(6 days ago) Brett M. Anders is a principal in the Berkeley Heights, New Jersey, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. He exclusively represents management in workplace law, including counseling and litigation. Brett routinely advises clients regarding day-to-day employment issues, such as employee discipline and discharge, disability management issues, reductions-in-force and restrictive

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Virginia Employers Soon Must Adopt

(9 days ago) Virginia’s 2020 Pregnancy Accommodation Law. Under a law that took effect on July 1, 2020, Virginia employers with at least five employees must make reasonable accommodations to known limitations related to pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, in the absence of undue hardship. The law also mandates that employers include

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Georgia Supreme Court Clarifies Insurance Company is Not

(2 days ago) An insurance company named as a garnishee in a garnishment action is not a “financial institution” under Georgia’s garnishment statute when the garnishment is seeking earnings owed to its current or former employees. May 2016 Amendment Apparently responding to a federal judge’s 2015 ruling that portions of Georgia’s post-judgment garnishment statute (O.C.G.A. § 18-4-1 et seq.) were

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Higher Education Jackson Lewis

(7 days ago) RESTON, VA (March 16, 2021) Nationwide workplace law firm Jackson Lewis P.C. is pleased to announce Carol Ashley has joined the firm’s Washington, D.C. Region office as of counsel. Carol joins the firm from the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (OCR), where she was an Enforcement Director and a Senior Executive

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How to Comply with the New Jersey 'Ban the Box' Law

(4 days ago) The Ban the Box law prohibits employers from: (1) requiring an applicant to complete any employment application that makes any inquiries regarding the applicant’s criminal record; or (2) making any oral or written inquiry regarding an applicant’s criminal record during the “initial employment application process.”

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Nevada: New Laws Imposing New Requirements on Employers

(2 days ago) At the conclusion of the Nevada Legislature’s 81st Session, Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak signed several bills into law affecting every point of the employer-employee relationship, from application to termination. Changes include the statute of limitations for wrongful termination claims, restrictions on wage disclosures, the right of private action on wage claims, and

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New Florida Laws on Minimum Wage and Independent

(Just Now) A new law in effect on October 1, 2021, requires Florida employers to report newly retained independent contractors in the same manner as new employees to the Florida Department of Revenue’s State Directory of New Hires. This requirement was a component of Senate Bill 1532, which updated state family law.

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New Ohio Law Restricts Ability of Public Schools, Colleges

(5 days ago) The new law goes into effect on October 13, 2021. The three COVID-19 vaccines currently available in the U.S. were approved through an emergency use authorization (EUA), and do not have the FDA’s full approval as of this writing. Accordingly, unless the FDA grants full approval for any of the vaccines before the law’s effective date, Ohio

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New Massachusetts Law on Criminal Background Checks

(9 days ago) How employers access and use criminal offender record information ("CORI") in the Commonwealth has changed under a new law signed by Governor Deval Patrick signed on August 6, 2010. Among other things, the new CORI law bans the use of questions about criminal history on written employment applications. This ban becomes effective November 4, 2010.

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New California Law Targets Frivolous Disability Access

(4 days ago) California Governor Jerry Brown has signed into law a bi-partisan measure that seeks to curb rampant, frivolous Americans with Disabilities Act access lawsuits in the state and expand access to businesses for those with disabilities. This is good news for California businesses. The state reportedly has 12 percent of the country’s disabled population, but 40 percent of the

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Connecticut Legalizes Recreational Marijuana Jackson Lewis

(5 days ago) The new law also provides carveouts for certain positions, including: firefighters, emergency medical technicians, police officers, positions requiring operation of a motor vehicle that requires drug testing under state or federal law, positions requiring certification of completion of a course in construction safety and health approved by the

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Rhode Island Enacts Paid Sick Leave Law Jackson Lewis

(6 days ago) Rhode Island has joined the growing list of states and municipalities that have enacted paid sick leave laws. Under the Healthy and Safe Families and Workplaces Act, signed by Governor Gina Raimondo, employers with at least 18 employees must provide their employees with paid sick leave. The new law goes into effect July 1, 2018. Employers with fewer than 18 employees are not

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New York Expands Religious Practices Protection in Human

(5 days ago) The law defines the specific factors for making an undue hardship analysis involving the size, scope and overall operating costs of the enterprise. In addition, an undue hardship will be found if an accommodation will result in the inability of the employee to perform an essential function of the position in which he or she is employed

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Connecticut Bans Inquiries into Job Applicants’ Age

(6 days ago) Connecticut’s An Act Deterring Age Discrimination In Employment Applications prohibits Connecticut employers with at least three employees from inquiring into the age of prospective employees. The new law goes into effect on October 1, 2021. Under the new law, employers (directly or through a third party) may not ask a prospective employee about the following information on an

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New York SHIELD Act FAQs Jackson Lewis

(5 days ago) The new law also adds several factors for determining whether there has been unauthorized “access” to private information, including “indications that the information was viewed, communicated with, used, or altered by a person without valid authorization or …

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Texas Expands Sexual Harassment Protections for Employees

(9 days ago) Texas law does not require anti-harassment training, but regular workplace training for employers and managers to prohibit sexual harassment and other forms of discrimination and harassment in the workplace is an important part of risk management for employers.

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Connecticut Publishes Guidance Regarding Disclosure of

(2 days ago) The Connecticut Department of Labor has published guidance regarding the state’s “An Act Concerning the Disclosure of Salary Range for a Vacant Position,” which goes into effect on October 1, 2021. In reviewing this guidance, employers should be mindful that it does not constitute legal advice and is non-binding. A court may have a different interpretation of the law’s

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New York City Earned Sick Time FAQs Updates Jackson Lewis

(4 days ago) Additional guidance for employers covered by New York City’s Earned Sick Time Act has been issued by the City’s Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA), the agency currently charged with enforcing the law, in recently updated Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). These were last updated in September 2015. Some significant updates to the FAQs, released on January 6, 2016, are …

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Reem Blaik Jackson Lewis

(6 days ago) Reem Blaik is an associate in the Los Angeles, California, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. She provides quality representation and customer service in workplace law matters, including preventive advice and counseling. Reem’s interest in employment law developed prior to starting her legal career, when she worked as a policy analyst. Through this role, Reem made recommendations to

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How to Comply with D.C. Wage Theft Amendment Act

(9 days ago) The law requires that employers provide the notice to an employee in English and the employee’s primary language if the Mayor has issued a template in that language. Employers who need templates in languages other than English or Spanish should check periodically with the …

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Illinois Bill to Further Limit Use of Restrictive

(7 days ago) The Illinois General Assembly passed a major bill on May 31, 2021, that further limits and clarifies the circumstances in which restrictive covenants can be enforced against Illinois employees. Governor J. B. Pritzker is expected to sign the bill into law. A product of extensive negotiations between interest groups representing both employees and businesses, the new law

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Puerto Rico Becomes First Jurisdiction to Adopt Law

(6 days ago) In an unprecedented move and without taking into consideration the mass opposition from the private sector, on August 7, 2020, the Governor of Puerto Rico signed into law House Bill 306 to prohibit workplace bullying. This law goes into effect immediately. Under the new law, employees in the public and private sector have a cause of action for conduct the law classifies as workplace bullying

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Claimants' Attorneys' Fees and Costs in Judgments and

(7 days ago) New Law Amends Tax Code to Allow Full Deduction. The AJCA added Section 62 (a) (19) to the Internal Revenue Code. This new section allows a full deduction from gross income (an "above-the-line" deduction) for attorneys' fees and costs paid by or on behalf of a claimant for (1) claims of "unlawful discrimination," (2) certain claims against the

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New Illinois Law Allows Prejudgment Interest on Damages in

(Just Now) An amendment to the Illinois Code of Civil Procedure provides that for all actions brought to recover damages for personal injury or wrongful death, prejudgment interest of six percent will begin to accrue on the date the action is filed. Prejudgment interest does not apply to punitive damages, sanctions, statutory attorney’s fees, and statutory costs. On May 28, 2021, Illinois Governor J.B

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Ohio Halts COVID-19 Litigation, Providing Civil Immunity

(9 days ago) The General Assembly recognized this uncertainty and stated in explanation for the law: “[L]awsuits related to the COVID-19 health emergency numbering in the thousands are being filed across the country.” “Ohio’s business owners, small and large, as they begin to re-open their businesses are unsure about what tort liability they may

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Maryland Amendment Allows Discrimination Claims in State

(1 days ago) Maryland's anti-discrimination law (Maryland Code Article 49B, Section 11) was amended when Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley signed a bill, on April 24, 2007, allowing employees claiming violations to sue in state court. Maryland's law prohibits discrimination against sexual orientation, marital status, and all ages. These are in addition to the categories of race, color,

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Long-Awaited Labor Law Reform in Mexico (June2013)

(5 days ago) labor law field, article 123 of the Constitution was created to protect the working class. The Constitution gave power to the Federal Congress to enact a federal law to rule equally in every state and to cover every kind of labor relationship with the exception of those between the government and its employees. 1.

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Washington Amends Its Paid Family and Medical Leave Act in

(4 days ago) The temporary amendment does not change the law’s “hours worked” requirement or the qualifying period. Instead, it creates a new pandemic leave assistance grant and looks at an employee’s hours worked in 2019 and early 2020 — that is, before the COVID-19 pandemic’s full effects were felt on the state economy.

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California Restricts Confidentiality Provisions Concerning

(7 days ago) California Governor Jerry Brown has signed three bills into law that restrict employers in the securement of non-disclosure, release, and non-disparagement agreements that attempt to limit parties in discussing sexual harassment-related factual information. Senate Bill 820 (SB 820) Settlement agreements that prevent an individual from disclosing factual information related to claims of sexual

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Ohio Eighth District Court of Appeals Reverses Enforcement

(9 days ago) Focused on labor and employment law since 1958, Jackson Lewis P.C.'s 950+ attorneys located in major cities nationwide consistently identify and respond to new ways workplace law intersects business. We help employers develop proactive strategies, strong policies and business-oriented solutions to cultivate high-functioning workforces that are

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Indiana Enacts COVID-19 Liability Shield for Hoosier

(6 days ago) In an effort to stimulate safe reopening of the economy and protect companies acting in good faith, Indiana has enacted a COVID-19 immunity shield. Governor Eric Holcomb signed Indiana Senate Bill 1, “Immunity Related to COVID-19,” into law on February 18, 2021. It is retroactive and applies to a cause of action that accrues on or after March 1, 2020, and will remain in effect until

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