On May 27, a bill (S1968) was amended and given its second reading in the Senate. The bill seeks to revise the unemployment insurance (UI) claims procedures to address certain abuses occurring in the UI system which often result in the improper delaying or denial of UI benefits to laid off workers. Among the changes from current law, the bill would provide a waiver from repayment of claim overpayments to faultless claimants; increase the amount of time for both employers and claimants to appeal claim determinations from 7 to 20 days; and provide a detailed mechanism for the registration and regulation of authorized agents representing employers in UI claims.
In EEOC v. Thrivent Financial for Lutherans (issued on November 20, 2012), the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, which is the federal appellate court covering Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin, ruled that a company did not violate the medical records confidentiality requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by disclosing…..
On October 1, 2013, the “New Jersey Security and Financial Empowerment Act” (NJ SAFE Act) becomes effective. This law provides new leave rights to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, and creates additional notice obligations for New Jersey employers. A detailed summary of the law, which applies to public and private employers with 25 or more employees, is available here.
The latest version of Article L. 1235-3 of the French Labor Code, based on the “Macron Ordinances,” has recently been the subject of major dispute, with several labor tribunals issuing conflicting decisions.