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Flushing Hospital nurse gets $15 Million award in Sexual Harassment Lawsuit: Author:Nicole Bode Publication: Daily News Staff Writer Date: February 23rd, 2009, 12:18 am A Queens jury awarded a nurse a record $15 million after finding that hospital bosses allowed a doctor with a history of sex harassment to abuse female staffers for eight years. Read more

Il H 4658: Employee Credit Privacy ActThis bill creates the Employee Credit Privacy Act. It prohibits employers, exempting public employers, insurers, financial institutions or debt collectors, from using a person’s credit report or credit history as a basis for employment, discharge, or compensation. Specifically, the bill provides that an employer may not “[f]ail or refuse Read more

The New York State Department of Labor requires a Summary of Wage Order Rates and Allowances be posted next to the Minimum Wage poster. Industry Wage Order Rates and Allowances apply to specific industries and govern wages, hours and conditions and limitations for that industry. Current Wage Order Rates and Allowances, and any required regulations Read more

Effective July 15, 2010 a new Nebraska law provides for protection of workers in construction, trucking and delivery services from misclassification as sub-contractors for the purposes of tax with-holding, unemployment insurance and workers’ compensation insurance benefits. The new law requires contractors to post a notice in English and Spanish at the job site or place Read more

Wisconsin Senate Bill 181 was amended, some sections were also newly created, in 2009 with the amended/new sections to be effective 7/5/2010. It now applies to all restaurants, and adds Sports arenas, prisons, mental health institutions, hotels & motels. The law exempts tobacco retail shops and cigar bars under certain conditions, and also preempts local Read more

DOL clarifies FMLA “son or daughter” caregiver leave: On June 22, 2010, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued Administrator’s Interpretation No. 2010-3 clarifying the circumstances under which a person stands “in loco parentis” to a child for purposes of taking leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) (29 U.S.C. § 2601 et. Read more

New Tennessee “No Handgun” Law An individual, corporation, business entity, or local, state or federal government entity or agent of is authorized to prohibit the possession of weapons by any person who is at a meeting conducted by or on property owned, operated, or managed under the control of the individual, corporation, business entity or Read more

California: Cal-OSHA has made Heat Illness an enforcement priority pursuant to the Heat Illness standard (GISO §3395). Below is a partial list of industries in California that must have an active Heat Stress Injury and Illness Prevention Program. Agriculture Construction Delivery Personnel Landscaping/Nurseries Manufacturing Petroleum Works Public Works Transportation and Warehousing Shipyard/Docks Utility Workers All Read more

On July 1, 2010, Kansas’ new statewide smoking ban, the Kansas Indoor Clean Air Act, goes into effect, making Kansas the 27th state to become smoke free. With few exceptions, the law (HB 2221) bans smoking in restaurants, bars, places of employment, and other public places, and within 10 feet of any doorway, open window Read more