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Friday, September 01, 2006

Week In Review (September 1, 2006)

Congrats to Nixon Peabody for this weeks most popular Federal and State article!

Most Popular Federal Law Article

[url=“http://www.elinfonet.com/headcount.php?ID=7851”>Denying Light-Duty Assignments to Pregnant Employees (pdf).</A>
Swift Transportation Co., a Phoenix-based trucking company, provided light-duty assignments only to employees out on workers’ compensation leaves; i.e., those who had sustained on-the-job injuries. Employees with offduty injuries or disabling conditions, including pregnant employees, were denied light-duty jobs. Amanda Reeves, a pregnant over-the road truck driver, sued Swift under the Pregnancy Discrimination Act when Swift refused her request to be assigned to an available light-duty position. Swift then fired her two weeks after she announced she was pregnant and after she refused to return to her regular driving job.
Located On: Nixon Peabody LLP.

Most Popular State Law Article

<a >New Proof-of-Age Requirement for New York Employers When a Worker Claims to Be between 18 and 25 years old (pdf).</A>
A little-noticed amendment to New York’s Labor Law imposes a new record-keeping requirement on New York employers. We are all familiar with the requirement that, for most types of employment, minors under age 18 must provide employers with employment certificates, commonly known as “working papers,” to lawfully hold jobs. Employers must keep the employment certificate on file during the minor’s employment and produce it to the New York Department of Labor (DOL) on demand. Employers are subject to penalties and fines if they hire a minor without obtaining an employment certificate.
Located On: Nixon Peabody LLP.

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Posted by Patrick Della Valle on 09/01 at 09:30 AM
Employment Law