The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), considered the most expansive U.S. privacy laws to date, is set to take effect on 1 January 2020. In short, the CCPA places limitations on the collection and sale of a consumer’s personal information and provides consumers certain rights with respect to their personal information. Wondering whether they will have to comply, many organisations are asking if the law will apply to them, hoping that being too small, being located outside of California, or “only having employee information,” among other things, might cause them not to have to gear up for CCPA. It is important to note however, that the law is still, and therefore is recommended that organisations continue to monitor these developments to determine if the CCPA will apply to them
The U.S. Supreme Court term that ended in June 2019 included decisions on many topics important to workplace law, including class actions, arbitration, and administrative exhaustion and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act claims
Employers in Oregon must provide up to 12 weeks of such paid leave to eligible employees beginning 1 January 2023, under the bill (HB 2005) passed by the state legislature. Governor Kate Brown has said she intends to sign the bill. Oregon has joined a growing number of states to require employers to provide their workers paid family and medical leave. The state, however, has the distinction of being the first to require that low-income workers be paid 100% of their wages while on leave — up to 65% of the state average weekly wage (calculated at $1,044.40 for the period 1 July 2019, to 30 June 2020), with benefits capped at 120% of the state average weekly wage. HB 2005 creates the Family and Medical Leave Insurance (FAMLI) Program, modeled after Oregon’s unemployment insurance program, and paid leave will be funded with payroll contributions
New York has enacted the Stop Hacks and Improve Electronic Data Security Act (SHIELD Act) to amend the state’s data breach notification law to impose more expansive data security and data breach notification requirements on companies. The move aims to ensure New York residents are better protected against data breaches of their private information
Date: Wednesday, August 1, 2019 – 2pm to 3pm EST
The restaurant industry has long been a destination of choice for high school students entering the world of work. Having minors in the workplace offers great benefits for all involved, but can also be fraught with legal pitfalls. In this webinar, we will explore special factors that can increase legal risk, including potential claims for wage, hour and safety violations, negligent supervision and sexual harassment, and discuss what restaurant employers can do to manage the hazards and implement an effective risk prevention program for youth.
- What does the law say about what kind of work minors can do, when and how?
- What must restaurants do to ensure a safe work environment for young workers?
- What training must you provide to minor employees and their managers?
- How much supervision is required?
- Do you – and should you – talk to parents?
- Katrin U. Schatz, Principal
Date and time:
August 1, 2019 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm (EDT)
Date: Wednesday, August 7, 2019 – 2pm to 3pm EST
EEOC has now opened its Component 2 portal and all filings are due September 30. EEOC has also released additional guidance on the substance of what is required and format for the data submission. Not surprisingly, employers still have questions.
Join this Jackson Lewis Webinar for a “how to” session that covers the latest guidance from EEOC, and provides insight and tips to ensure your organization is ready to file.
- Stacey A. Bastone, Principal
- Christopher T. Patrick, Principal
Date and time:
August 7, 2019 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm (EDT)
A merger or acquisition in the works means not only needing to determine whether any acquired foreign nationals (including key employees) will be able to transfer seamlessly into the new entity, but also what to do about compliance with the Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification
As of 1 June 2019, with the introduction of a new DS-160 Form, some of this information will be collected from all visa applicants – affecting approximately 15 million foreign nationals planning to come to the U.S.
President Donald Trump issued a Memorandum on April 22, 2019 aimed at reducing visa overstays – people who stay in the U.S. beyond the time authorized by their visas
Date: Wednesday 12 June 5 p.m. Central European Time (11 a.m. New York time)
Identifying key wage and hour risks confronting international retailers and strategies for compliance
- The webinar will feature a panel discussion among attorneys from United Kingdom, Canada, the United States and France with deep experience representing employers confronted with class action wage and hour cases and the myriad of issues arising from the unique scheduling demands of the retail industry as they collide with the growing push to ensure through local laws that employees receive sufficient time off and compensation.
- Jonathan Dye (Filion Wakely Thorup Angeletti in Canada)
- Eric R. Magnus (Jackson Lewis in USA)
- Olivier Kress (Flichy Grangé in France)
- James Major (Clyde & Co in United Kingdom)
- Moderator: Rich Landau (Jackson Lewis in USA)
Date and time:
June 12, 2019 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm (CEST)