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HTML‘Tis the (Retail) Season, Part I: OSHA’s Tips for a Safe Black Friday
Diane M. Saunders; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
December 4, 2014, previously published on November 20, 2014
In advance of the holiday season, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is reminding retail employers to take precautions to prevent workplace injuries during major sales events, including Black Friday. According to a news release issued by OSHA...

 

HTMLRetailers Can Avoid Holiday Headaches in New England by Complying With Holiday Pay Laws
Diane M. Saunders, Todd M. Torres; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
December 3, 2014, previously published on November 25, 2014
In addition to the restrictions on opening in certain New England states, retailers with stores in Massachusetts and Rhode Island should also be aware of their obligation to pay their employees holiday pay (i.e., one-and-one-half of their regular rate) for working on state holidays (as well as on...

 

HTMLTo Be Or Not To Be: Mooting Rule 23 Class Actions Through Rule 68 Offers of Judgment
Diane M. Saunders; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
December 3, 2014, previously published on November 25, 2014
The use of Rule 68 offers of judgment to moot the claims of plaintiffs in the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) collective action context has received much attention recently as the courts consider defendants’ use of this strategy in the wake of the Supreme Court of the United States’...

 

HTMLSupreme Court Declines to Hear Challenge of Illinois Independent Contractor Classification Law
Michael D. Ray, Andrew E. Silvia, Danielle Y. Vanderzanden; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
December 2, 2014, previously published on October 31, 2014
On October 14, 2014, the Supreme Court of the United States refused to consider a challenge to the Illinois Employee Classification Act, which classifies workers in the construction industry as employees unless they can meet the detailed requirements of the statute for independent contractor...

 

HTMLThe Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination Provides Tips for Employers
Diane M. Saunders; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
December 2, 2014, previously published on November 5, 2014
On October 23, 2014, the Boston office hosted Commissioner Sunila Thomas-George, Commissioner Charlotte Golar Richie, and General Counsel Constance McGrane of the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD) at its semi-annual Breakfast Briefing. The MCAD commissioners and general counsel...

 

HTMLMassachusetts Voters Approve Paid Sick Leave Measure
Mark H. Burak; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
December 2, 2014, previously published on November 5, 2014
On November 4, 2014, Massachusetts voters approved by a decisive margin (approximately 60 percent in favor) a new measure requiring employers to provide sick leave to all employees (with certain limited exceptions regarding federal or municipal employers). The new law further provides for paid sick...

 

HTMLNew England Employers Beware Holiday Opening Bans
David P. Mason; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 28, 2014, previously published on November 11, 2014
Over the past several years, many retailers have moved up the start times of their “Black Friday” sales so that they start on Thursday—which is Thanksgiving—instead of Friday. Despite some public disapproval, this move towards an earlier start to the holiday shopping season...

 

HTMLEbola in Retail Establishments? How to Prepare
Diane M. Saunders; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 14, 2014, previously published on October 21, 2014
News sources recently reported that one of the Dallas nurses infected with the Ebola virus visited a retail establishment before boarding a plane from Cleveland to Dallas. Since then, retailers and customers have been concerned about Ebola in the retail environment.

 

HTMLGun Control Advocates Focus on Retailers
Diane M. Saunders; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
October 17, 2014, previously published on October 9, 2014
National corporate campaigns are not just the province of unions anymore. An organization that advocates for gun control, Moms Demand Action For Gun Sense In America, has gotten into the action as well. The group focuses on national retailers and chain restaurants via social media to pressure them...

 

HTMLSeven Key Supreme Court Cases for Retailers to Watch
Diane M. Saunders; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
October 9, 2014, previously published on October 2, 2014
The Supreme Court of the United States is ending its summer recess and will start hearing oral arguments next week. There are seven key cases on the Court’s docket for the current term that could affect retailers. Here is a quick run-down of the important cases for retailers to watch and a...

 


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