Jessica Hurst

Jessica Hurst

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New Jersey Becomes Latest State to “Ban the Box”

On August 11, 2014, Governor Chris Christie signed into law the Opportunity to Compete Act, New Jersey’s version of “ban the box.” When the law takes effect on March 1, 2015, companies who employ 15 or more employees will be...more

8/14/2014 - Ban the Box Criminal Background Checks Employee Rights Job Applicants

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

Supreme Court Decision Upholding Class Action Waivers is Good for Employers

On June 20, 2013, in a 5-3 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) does not permit courts to invalidate a contractual waiver of class arbitration on the ground that the plaintiff’s cost...more

6/26/2013 - American Express American Express v Italian Colors Restaurant Arbitration Arbitration Agreements Class Action Class Action Arbitration Waivers Federal Arbitration Act SCOTUS

OFCCP Rescinds Its 2006 Compensation Standards in Favor of More Flexible Approach to Pay Discrimination Compliance Evaluations

Effective February 28, 2013, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) rescinded its much criticized 2006 Compensation Standards and Voluntary Guidelines (Compensation Standards)...more

3/4/2013 - Compensation Standards Compliance Contractors DOL Gender-Based Pay Discrimination OFCCP Title VII

Department of Labor Issues Final Rule Amending FMLA Regulations in Accordance with 2010 Military Leave Amendments

On February 6, 2013, the Department of Labor (DOL), Wage and Hour Division, published a Final Rule amending the regulations for the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA). The 2013 Final Rule sets forth new regulations...more

3/1/2013 - DOL FMLA Military Caregiver Leave Military Leave NDAA Qualifying Exigency Leave

Labor and Employment Observer 2012/2013

In This Issue: - Message from the Chair - A Second Obama Administration’s Impact on Labor and Employment Issues - Will There be Comprehensive Immigration Legislation After the 2012 Presidential...more

1/1/2013 - Affordable Care Act EEOC FMLA Hurricane Sandy Immigration Reform NLRB OSHA Same-Sex Marriage Social Media USERRA Wage and Hour

A Second Obama Administration’s Impact on Labor and Employment Issues

With the re-election of Barack Obama and the prospect of continued political gridlock at the congressional level, the administration will likely turn to regulatory and administrative avenues in an effort to pursue workplace...more

11/13/2012 - Classification Employee Free Choice Act ENDA LGBT Obama Administration Outsourcing Unions

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