Gerald Maatman Featured As Guest Commentator On XpertHR’s Podcast Series On June 21, 2018, XpertHR featured Gerald (Jerry) L. Maatman, Jr. of Seyfarth Shaw LLP as a special guest commentator on its popular podcast series for human resources professionals. In this episode, Jerry provides a comprehensive overview of the Supreme Court’s landmark ruling in Lewis v. View Full Post
By: Rashal G. Baz Seyfarth Synopsis: On June 20, 2018, Peter B. Robb, General Counsel for the NLRB, directed regional offices to continue aggressively pursue temporary injunctions to stop categories of potentially unfair labor practices In a newly released memorandum, National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) general counsel, Peter B. View Full Post
By: Chris Busey, Tom Horan and Sam Schwartz-Fenwick Seyfarth Synopsis: The Fourth Circuit found in favor of an insurer on a claim for life insurance benefits, finding the insured’s failure to submit the required evidence of insurability was not excused by his employer having wrongly deducted premiums for that coverage from his pay. View Full Post
Mayday Mayday!: Illinois General Assembly Considers (And Passes) Series Of Changes To Illinois Human Rights Act By Andrew R. Cockroft Seyfarth Synopsis: In May 2018, the Illinois General Assembly considered and also passed a series of measures aimed at changing existing employment discrimination law. On May 16, 2018, the Assembly passed House Bill 4572 which amends the Illinois Human Rights Act (IHRA) to allow employers of any size to liable under the IHRA. View Full Post
Failure To Follow Company Own Internal Procedures Can Be Used Against It In OSHA 11(c) Retaliation Case By Mark A. Lies, IIAdam R. Young, and Craig B. Simonsen Seyfarth Synopsis: A recent Eastern District of Wisconsin case held that an OSHA 11(c) retaliation claim will survive summary judgment where the employer failed to comply with its own investigation procedures. View Full Post
OSHA Enforcement Memo for Crystalline Silica Standard in General Industry and Maritime By James L. Curtis, Patrick D. Joyce, and Craig B. Simonsen Seyfarth Synopsis: OSHA has just released a Memorandum on the Enforcement Launch for the Respirable Crystalline Silica Standard in General Industry and Maritime rules. In its June 7, 2018 Memorandum about the new Crystalline Silica Standard OSHA states that it will shortly issue interim enforcement guidance until a compliance directive on the new standards is finalized. View Full Post
Mass. AG on the Lookout for Prohibited Criminal History Inquiries By Michael Fleischer, Jean Wilson, and Barry Miller Synopsis: Massachusetts Attorney General investigates 70 employers (both large and small – across all industries), citing 21 of them for violating the state’s “ban the box” law, which prohibits most businesses from asking about job candidates’ criminal backgrounds on initial employment applications. View Full Post
By: Glenn J. Smith and Samuel Sverdlov Seyfarth Synopsis: Given the Ninth Circuit’s recent holding that successor withdrawal liability is governed by a constructive notice standard, private equity companies and other businesses seeking to acquire other enterprises should be hyper-diligent in determining whether the transaction will expose their organizations to withdrawal liability triggered by the seller. View Full Post