A registered nurse employed by a New Jersey health care system for approximately 10 years may proceed to a jury trial with her disability and perceived disability claims under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination, the Supreme Court of New Jersey has ruled. Grande v. Saint Clare’s Health Sys., 2017 N.J. LEXIS 746 (July 12,
Ana C. Shields
Ana Shields is a Principal in the Long Island, New York, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. Since joining Jackson Lewis in June 2005, she has practiced exclusively in employment law and has been involved in proceedings before federal and state courts, the American Arbitration Association and administrative agencies.
Ms. Shields has successfully prepared pleadings, motions, memoranda of law, position statements and legal opinions related to employment law issues such as employment discrimination, harassment, retaliation, whistle-blowing claims and restrictive covenants. Ms. Shields has advised clients on compliance with various state and federal laws affecting the workplace, including Title VII, the Equal Pay Act, Fair Labor Standards Act, Family and Medical Leave Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, Age Discrimination in Employment Act and New York State and City laws. In addition, she is a firm resource for Electronic Discovery. She has worked closely with clients through all phases of litigation including investigations, preparations for depositions, attending depositions and trials.
While attending law school, Ms. Shields was a published member of the New York International Law Review. She was the recipient of the 2003 American Bar Association/Bureau of National Affairs Award for Excellence in Labor and Employment Law. She was also awarded the CALI Award for Excellence in Employment Law, Advanced Labor Law, and Jurisprudence.
Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Shields was a commercial litigation associate at a firm in Long Island, New York.
San Francisco Passes “Lactation in the Workplace Ordinance”
Effective January 1, 2018, San Francisco’s new “Lactation in the Workplace Ordinance” will increase protections for nursing mothers working in San Francisco. More information about how this ordinance will impact employers is available here on our Disability, Leave & Health Management blog.
Oregon Enacts Expansive Pay Equity Law
The Oregon Equal Pay Act of 2017 greatly extends pay equity protections to a variety of protected classes, prohibits employers from asking for applicants’ salary history, and expands existing remedies available to employees. Read more here.
President Appoints Victoria Lipnic EEOC Acting Chair
On January 25, 2017, President Donald Trump appointed Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Commissioner Victoria A. Lipnic to serve as the Acting Chair of the EEOC. Read more here.
Top 20 Things You Should Know About the Proposed Puerto Rico Employment Law Reform
New York Bars Insurers From Denying Commercial Crime Coverage Due to Employee’s Prior Criminal Conviction
The New York State Department of Financial Services (NYSDFS) has promulgated a regulation that requires insurance companies to provide Commercial Crime Coverage to employers who have prior knowledge of an employee’s prior criminal conviction. Read more here.
Texas Court Grants Nationwide Preliminary Injunction Enjoining DOL From Implementing Or Enforcing Regulation Raising Salary Level For White Collar Exemptions
A Texas Judge issued a nationwide preliminary injunction yesterday preventing the DOL from implementing or enforcing its regulation raising the salary level for the white collar exemptions. An article discussing the case and the impact is posted on our website. Here is the link: http://www.jacksonlewis.com/publication/texas-court-grants-nationwide-preliminary-injunction-enjoining-department-labor-implementing-or-enforcing-regulation.
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Court Discusses The Obligation To Preserve Text Messages Under New Rule 37(e)
In a recent decision from the Western District of North Carolina, the Court discussed the importance of preserving text messages from accidental destruction due to a loss of a party’s cell phone. For more information, visit E-discovery Law Today here
Jackson Lewis Attorneys Falavolito and Rodriguez Win Defense Verdict in Religious Discrimination Case
Jackson Lewis Principal Dean Falavolito and Associate Joanna Rodriguez recently won a defense verdict for a Pittsburgh non-profit organization in a lawsuit claiming religious discrimination in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act. The client was insured by Employment Practices Liability Insurance (“EPLI”).
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New Jersey Bill Seeks to Bar Pre-Hire Inquiries into Candidate Compensation History
The New Jersey State Assembly is considering a bill (A-4119) that would amend the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (“LAD”) to prohibit an employer from seeking compensation information on a candidate. If passed, the legislation will affect the hiring process in New Jersey, including requiring changes to application materials, interview questions, and negotiations over compensation. …