Nationwide employment law firm Jackson Lewis P.C. is pleased to announce that Tanya A. Bovée has been elected as the co-president of the Connecticut Asian Pacific American Bar Association (CAPABA). Tanya has been a CAPABA board member for 20 years and this appointment marks her second term as president of the organization, having previously served in the same capacity from 2008 to 2009. Tanya’s term began on January 29, 2024, and concludes on January 29, 2025.
Archives for February 7, 2024
Don’t you hate it when a medical provider contests a billing dispute in the NY No-Fault arena, with its provider-friendly rules, when the provider knows (or should have known) that billing disputes in workers’ compensation claims must be resolved before the NYS Workers’ Compensation Board?
Executive Summary: This Alert discusses actions at the state and federal level to require transparency in pay, in an effort to address pay equity issues. Employers should be aware of new and existing requirements and ensure they have policies and procedures in place to enable compliance with applicable requirements.
Executive Summary: Recent reports from the U.S. Department of State (DOS) make clear that American companies need foreign talent more than ever before, and FordHarrison is here to advise on how to navigate this evolving landscape.
On February 1, 2024, the First Circuit Court of Appeals held that a plaintiff alleging a violation of the Maine Equal Pay Law (MEPL) does not need to show additional discriminatory intent beyond establishing that an employer paid male and female employees in comparable jobs differently.
California’s FAST Food Accountability and Standards Recovery Act (FAST Recovery Act) was repealed on September 28, 2023, when Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law Assembly Bill (AB) No. 1228. AB 1228, which replaced the FAST Recovery Act, requires a $20-per-hour minimum wage for fast food workers, among other provisions, to
As evidenced by recent tragic events in the news, drug overdoses are an important issue across the nation. On January 30, 2024, two bills were introduced in the California Legislature to require naloxone in the workplace. Naloxone is a medication used to treat drug overdoses.
Although most Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) laws exist at the state level, Congress is weighing several competing bills that seek to create uniform regulations across the country. These proposals have unique aspects that institutions and businesses interested in entering NIL endorsement deals should understand and be prepared to
On January 29, 2024, the Delaware Supreme Court unanimously reversed a major Delaware Chancery Court decision that had analyzed the “forfeiture for competition” provisions in a limited partnership agreement using a traditional restrictive covenant reasonableness standard and found them unreasonable and unenforceable.
On February 1, 2024, USCIS issued two regulations that will dramatically change the operation of the H-1B visa program. H-1B visas are available to employers who wish to employ foreign nationals in positions that typically require at least a bachelor’s degree in a
ATLANTA – RSPS Holdings, a franchisee of the popular fast-casual barbeque restaurant, Shane’s Rib Shack, violated federal law when it subjected a teenage female employee to a hostile work environment based on her sex, then fired her in retaliation for complaining about it, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a
A toxic employee, “Bob,” engaged in unethical behavior; we wrote him up, and then he ran his mouth about it to the whole department. He is not speaking with his boss and is now resorting to name-calling. We have a good policy handbook to back us up to terminate him.
Upgraded Points, a travel site that focuses on strategies for maximizing rewards and travel perks, recently looked at how employees use company credit cards.