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Breaking News: OFCCP Releases Compliance Transparency and Ombud Service Directives

Jackson Lewis P.C. • September 19, 2018
There is no rest for the weary at OFCCP. Continuing the steady flow of Directives and proposals as well as audits coming out of Washington D.C., the Agency has released two additional directives in furtherance of the Administration’s commitment to transparency and certainty.

Employees in Multiple States: Keeping track of changing laws and policies

Nexsen Pruet • September 19, 2018
Many employers based in the Carolinas have employees across the country, meaning they must keep up to speed on legal developments affecting employers in the states where they have workers.

Department of Education has Drafted Long-Awaited Title IX Regulations on Sexual Misconduct

Jackson Lewis P.C. • September 19, 2018
The Department of Education (DOE) reportedly has drafted proposed Title IX regulations on sexual misconduct on college and university campuses. Although the Department has yet to officially publish the proposed regulations, on August 29, 2018, The New York Times reported on the unofficial draft. The draft, which subsequently began to circulate on the internet, provides a preview of what the official proposed regulations may include.

Service Animals and the ADA - Part IV

FordHarrison LLP • September 19, 2018
The Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) requires covered entities to make "reasonable modifications" in their policies, practices, or procedures when necessary to accommodate people with disabilities. Many individuals with disabilities use a service animal to conduct their daily life activities. Thus, businesses that have a "no pets" policy generally must modify the policy to allow “service animals” into their facilities.

Washington State Governor Issues Executive Order Discouraging Arbitration Agreements and Class Action Waivers for Government Contractors

Ogletree Deakins • September 20, 2018
On June 12, 2018, Washington State Governor Jay Inslee issued an executive order that directs Washington agencies to favor government contractors that do not require employees to submit to individual arbitration of claims.

More Buzz in Connecticut on Medical Marijuana in the Workplace

Ogletree Deakins • September 18, 2018
A Connecticut federal court judge provided further clarification for employers concerning Connecticut’s Palliative Use of Marijuana Act (PUMA). In its second decision in Noffsinger v. SSC Niantic Operating Company, LLC (Noffsinger II), the court further defined the contours of a PUMA discrimination claim, holding that federal law does not negate PUMA’s anti-discrimination protections and that certain damages are not recoverable under PUMA. This case is significant for employers because it explains the relationship between federal and Connecticut state laws concerning marijuana use and provides important guidance for employers that use drug testing in the workplace.

New Jersey Paid Sick Leave Law -- Proposed Regulations Issued

Ogletree Deakins • September 18, 2018
The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (NJDOL) recently issued proposed regulations to implement the New Jersey paid sick leave law (PSLL), which goes into effect on October 29, 2018. The proposed regulations address many questions New Jersey employers have about the new law, but other areas of uncertainty remain.
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