In Mann v. Staples, Inc., 2012 WL 3101310 (App. Div. August 1, 2012), a case argued by an attorney in Ogletree Deakins’ New York office, the New Jersey Appellate Division dismissed a female employee’s NJLAD discrimination claims against her employer notwithstanding that her co-worker allegedly subjected her to several bouts of unwelcome sexual harassment over the course of several months—a kiss on the cheek, crude sexual comments, and an attempted grope of her breast. According to the Appellate Division, the employer was not liable for the alleged untoward conduct because it had in place a comprehensive anti-harassment policy and complaint process which sprang into action and addressed the situation. According to the Appellate Division, “defendant had a specific policy prohibiting sexual harassment; trained its management personnel on these policies; made available a defined and publicized procedure for a victim to present harassment complaints; completed a detailed process to investigate those complaints; and followed through with identifiable remedial and corrective action.”
The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) held its quarterly stakeholder teleconference on April 25, 2017.
Maine has become the latest state to restrict employers’ ability to access social media accounts of employees and applicants. A new Maine statute, which will go into effect on October 15, 2015, prohibits a broad range of employer conduct.
USCIS Will Begin Accepting Cap-Subject H-1B Registrations for FY 2021 Under New Preregistration System
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will accept new H-1B petitions subject to the annual quota for fiscal year 2021 (FY2021) in early 2020 with a new preregistration system being implemented starting March 1, 2020.