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HTMLPreparing for the Upcoming Amendments to the FLSA Overtime Regulations: A Toolkit for Retail and Hospitality Employers
Diane M. Saunders, Elizabeth S. Washko; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 8, 2016, previously published on January 4, 2016
As we have previously reported, the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) proposed amendments to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), specifically as to the criteria for the Part 541 “white collar” exemptions, are projected to have an enormous impact on retail and hospitality...

 

HTMLMassachusetts Sick Leave Law-Full Compliance Deadline Looming
Mark H. Burak, Rachel Reingold Mandel; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 7, 2016, previously published on December 18, 2015
Readers are probably aware that last year, Massachusetts voters approved a new sick leave law that went into effect on July 1, 2015. Many employers with preexisting leave policies, however, took advantage of the so-called “safe harbor” provision in the law and its implementing...

 

HTMLIndia Eases Rules for Foreign Investment in LLPs
Diana J. Nehro; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
December 21, 2015, previously published on December 9, 2015
India has relaxed its rules for foreign direct investments (FDI) for limited liability partnerships (LLPs), with a recent abolishment of the requirement of regulatory approval for a foreign-invested LLP in India. This change was announced with effect just over a week ago, on November 24, 2015....

 

HTMLThe Minimum Wage Battle Is Heating Up and Retail Is Fighting Back
Diane M. Saunders; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
December 16, 2015, previously published on December 1, 2015
Over the past two years, we have seen minimum wage hikes in states and cities (such as St. Louis, Kansas City, Los Angeles, and Emeryville) across the country as labor groups push for a universal $15 per hour minimum wage. With the presidential elections coming, organized labor is reinvigorating...

 

HTMLPredictive Scheduling: A Primer for Retail and Hospitality Employers
Diane M. Saunders; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 27, 2015, previously published on November 25, 2015
One of the most closely watched issues today among retail and hospitality employers is “predictive scheduling,” or as opponents call it, “restrictive scheduling.” Predictive scheduling has become the new cause célèbre among labor activists around the country...

 

HTMLNew Maine Social Media Privacy Law Takes Effect October 15, 2015
David P. Mason; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
October 20, 2015, previously published on October 9, 2015
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.

 

HTMLDo Your Employees Have the Right to a Union Rep During a Drug Test?
Michael Clarkson; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
September 28, 2015, previously published on September 28, 2015
On August 27, 2015, a three-member panel of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued Manhattan Beer Distributors, LLC and Joe Garcia Diaz, (29-CA-115694) finding that an employer had unlawfully denied an employee his right to the physical presence of a union representative during a...

 

HTMLEmployers’ Bundle of Joy: The Rhode Island General Assembly Passes Mandatory Reasonable Accommodation Law for Pregnant and Nursing Women
Todd M. Torres; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
September 24, 2015, previously published on September 24, 2015
On June 25, 2015, the Rhode Island General Assembly passed and Governor Gina M. Raimondo signed legislation making it an unlawful employment practice under the state’s Fair Employment Practices Act for an employer to refuse to reasonably accommodate an employee’s or prospective...

 

HTMLAt Will? What’s That?
Rebecca Marks; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
September 2, 2015, previously published on September 1, 2015
Did you know that employees in most countries outside the United States have a contractual right to continued employment, whether or not they have written contract? If an employer does not provide an employee with a written contract, rights will be implied at law to the advantage of the employee...

 

HTMLAlcoholism and the ADA: The DOs and DON’Ts of Alcohol Testing in the Workplace
Michael Clarkson, M. Tae Phillips; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
August 14, 2015, previously published on August 14, 2015
The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended (ADA) considers alcoholism to be a “disability.” Individuals who suffer from alcoholism are entitled to the protections of the ADA just as those with significant mental illnesses or those confined to wheelchairs are. Thus,...

 


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