Jason Cabrera

Jason Cabrera

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NLRB General Counsel Offers Glimpse Into the Board’s Approach to Employee Handbooks

In a move that should remind all employers (whether unionized or non-unionized) to regularly review their employee handbooks, Richard F. Griffin, the General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board (Board or NLRB),...more

3/27/2015 - Employee Handbooks New Guidance NLRA NLRB

2014/2015 Labor and Employment Observer

In This Issue: - Message from the Chair - On the Horizon: Is Obama Remaking the Workplace While Leaving Congress Behind? - The 2014 Supreme Court Decisions Every Employer Should Know - What to Expect from the...more

1/2/2015 - Affordable Care Act Barack Obama Big Data Cybersecurity E-Verify EEOC Employer Liability Issues Employer Mandates I-9 Immigration Procedures Legislative Agendas LGBT Marijuana Medical Marijuana NLRB PDA Pregnancy SCOTUS Social Media Social Media Policy Strategic Enforcement Plan Unpaid Interns Whistleblowers

New Employment Protections for LGBT Employees of Federal Contractors, U.S. Government

Continuing to use executive authority to act in the absence of Congressional action, President Obama signed an Executive Order on July 21, 2014 that gave new protections against discrimination to lesbian, gay, bisexual and...more

7/24/2014 - Discrimination Executive Orders Federal Contractors Gender Identity LGBT Sexual Orientation Sexual Orientation Discrimination

Pennsylvania Expands Whistleblower Law to Cover Some Private Employers, Nonprofits

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett gave final approval to two bills that drastically expand the scope and enforcement provisions of the Pennsylvania Whistleblower Law. Under the amendments, which take effect on August 31,...more

7/17/2014 - Contractors Corporate Counsel Employer Liability Issues Enforcement New Legislation Non-Profits Public Employees Public Projects Whistleblower Protection Policies Whistleblowers

The Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby Decision Carries Broad Implications for Employers

The U.S. Supreme Court this week issued its long-awaited decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., regarding the ability of for-profit corporations to refuse to abide by regulations that require them to provide...more

7/3/2014 - Affordable Care Act Burwell v Hobby Lobby Contraceptive Coverage Mandate Contraceptives Employer Mandates Hobby Lobby Religious Freedom Restoration Act SCOTUS

President Obama Orders the Department of Labor to Modernize Overtime Rules

In a White House ceremony on Thursday, March 13, 2014, President Barack Obama signed a memorandum ordering the Secretary of Labor to “propose revisions to modernize and streamline the existing overtime regulations” governing...more

3/18/2014 - DOL Exempt-Employees FLSA Non-Exempt Employees Unpaid Overtime Wage and Hour White-Collar Exemptions

New Jersey Now Requires Employers to Provide Reasonable Accommodations for Pregnant Employees

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed into law last week a bill that specifically adds pregnancy to the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJ LAD) and requires employers to offer reasonable accommodations to pregnant...more

1/28/2014 - Employee Rights Pregnancy Pregnancy Discrimination Reasonable Accommodation

Labor And Employment Observer - 2013/2014

In This Issue: Message from the Chair; Social Media and the Workplace: 2013 and Beyond; Unpaid Internships: Training Ground or Legal Landmine?; Supreme Court’s Nassar Decision Sets Higher Causation Standard for a...more

1/7/2014 - Affirmative Action Background Checks Big Data Causation D.R. Horton Disability Discrimination DOL ENDA FMLA Minimum Wage OFCCP Religious Discrimination Same-Sex Marriage SCOTUS Social Media Unpaid Interns US v Windsor UT Southwestern Medical v Nassar Veterans Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act

Changes to New Jersey’s Unemployment Insurance Law Penalize Nonresponsive Employers

New Jersey has joined a growing list of states enacting changes to their unemployment insurance laws to comply with an upcoming federal deadline. Starting October 22, 2013, New Jersey will refuse to relieve an employer’s...more

9/13/2013 - DOL New Legislation Unemployment Insurance

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