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OSHA Encourages Nationwide Adoption of “Early Resolution” ADR in Whistleblower Cases

On August 18, 2015, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration released a directive to its regional offices to adopt “early resolution” alternative dispute resolution in whistleblower cases. The directive follows a successful pilot...

Sheppard Mullin
Second Circuit Finds EEOC Investigation Not Subject to Review

by Sean Kirby Recently, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit held in the matter of Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) v. Sterling Jewelers Inc. (“Sterling Jewelers”) , that the District Court...

David S. Rich
Over the Next Three to Six Years, New York Raises the Minimum Wage for Fast Food Workers to $15.00 Per Hour

On September 10, 2015, acting New York State Commissioner of Labor Mario J. Musolino signed an order (the “Wage Order” or the “Order”) which (1), over a period of three years, raises New York City’s minimum wage for fast...

Robin Largent
California Legislative Recap

We previously reported on several employment-related bills passed by California's Legislature and signed by the Governor. These include AB 304 (which clarifies certain aspects of the state paid sick leave law), AB 1506 (which provides a limited right...

Jon Hyman
John Oliver on OSHA (and a Not-So-Subtle Shout-Out to My Firm’s New OSHA Blog)

On this week’s Last Week Tonight , John Oliver gives OSHA a pass on its slack investigations of North Dakota oil field accidents . He blames OSHA’s inactivity on its lack of resources coupled with the oil companies’ use of subcontracted...

Eric Meyer
Attendance May Be an Essential Job Function Under the ADA. But, How Do You Know?

The regulations to the Americans with Disabilities Act include a non-exhaustive list of reasonable accommodations that may apply to allow an employee with a disability to perform the essential functions of the job. They include job restructuring; part...