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Spokeo Strikes Again – Biometric Data Privacy Class Action Fails On Its Face (Scan)

Jackson Lewis P.C. • December 08, 2017
On November 21, 2017, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit held that a plaintiff bringing a putative class action under the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (“BIPA”) could not establish an injury-in-fact and therefore lacked Article III standing, further adding to the legacy of the U.S. Supreme Court’s holding in Spokeo v. Robins and providing companies with additional firepower to fight against claims of bare procedural statutory violations of privacy statutes where individuals suffer no actual harm or risk of real harm.

NLRB’s New General Counsel Takes First Big Step In Pushing Forward His Agenda

Carothers DiSante & Freudenberger LLP • December 08, 2017
Many of us on the management side have been wondering and speculating as to what changes the new NLRB will be making now that Trump’s appointees have been confirmed. Unlike many other agencies, at the NLRB, its General Counsel has the primary authority to set policy because his/her office acts as the prosecutor for unfair labor practice changes and has broad discretion to determine what charges will be prosecuted.

New NLRB General Counsel Memo Sets Course to Reverse Obama-Era Rulings

XpertHR • December 08, 2017
A new memorandum from the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) effectively prevents regional board officers from using discretion to pursue cases against employers based on Obama-era policies and rulings.

Localities and the Compensation History Ban: Next Stop Albany County

Jackson Lewis P.C. • December 08, 2017
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has long supported measures related to pay equity. In 2015, he signed a pay equity law that prohibited an employee from being paid a lower wage on the basis on gender. Similarly, in early 2017, Cuomo signed an executive order prohibiting state agencies from making pre-employment offer inquiries about a candidate’s prior or current salary.

New York Releases Paid Family Leave Statement of Rights and Model Policy Language

Ogletree Deakins • December 07, 2017
As we previously reported, the New York State Paid Family Leave Law (PFL) will go into effect on January 1, 2018, requiring virtually all private employers in New York to provide paid family leave benefits to eligible employees.

Bill Would Revise New Jersey Law Against Discrimination to Limit Employment Agreements

Jackson Lewis P.C. • December 07, 2017
A bill in the New Jersey State Senate would effectively prohibit jury waivers, arbitration clauses, and non-disclosure provisions related to claims under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination, N.J.S.A. § 10:5-1, et seq. (LAD).
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