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HTMLAttorney Generals From Nine States Cooperate on Predictable Scheduling Inquiries of Retailers
Diane M. Saunders; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 2, 2016, previously published on April 14, 2016
As we previously reported, “predictive scheduling” is one of the most closely watched issues by retailers today. In April 2015, New York State Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman garnered national news headlines when he launched an inquiry into the on-call scheduling practices of a...

 

HTMLHistoric FCPA Settlement Reflects Increased Regulatory Focus on International Anticorruption Issues Arising from M&A Transactions
Ryan J. Correia, Diana J. Nehro; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
April 13, 2016, previously published on March 28, 2016
Most employers already know that violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977 (FCPA) has serious consequences, including significant fines. Those potential fines just got even heavier. On February 18, 2016, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) agreed to a $795 million global...

 

HTMLThe High Costs of Violating Puerto Rico’s Breastfeeding in the Workplace Law: Supreme Court Decides Right to Privacy Claim
Ryan J. Correia, Enrique A. Del Cueto-Perez, Diana J. Nehro; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
April 6, 2016, previously published on March 14, 2016
Protections for breastfeeding employees in Puerto Rico just became even stronger. A recent ruling from Puerto Rico’s highest court in Siaca v. Bahía Beach Resort & Golf Club, LLC, held that failing to provide a safe, private, and hygienic space for employees who are nursing to...

 

HTMLVermont Becomes Fifth State to Require Paid Sick Leave
David P. Mason; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
April 6, 2016, previously published on March 15, 2016
On March 9, 2016, Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin signed into law a measure that will make Vermont the fifth state to require employers to provide paid sick leave. Vermont’s new sick leave law bears similarities to some other states’ paid sick leave laws, but has its own unique features....

 

HTMLSouth Africa’s Labour Court Rules Garden Leave and Noncompetition Clauses Enforceable
Ryan J. Correia, Diana J. Nehro; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 3, 2016, previously published on February 24, 2016
On February 9, 2016, in a victory for South African employers, South Africa’s Labour Court in Johannesburg addressed for the first time the applicability of garden leave in assessing the reasonableness of a post-termination noncompetition covenant (called a “restraint of trade...

 

HTMLCan a Massachusetts Religious School Refuse to Employ a Worker in a Same Sex Marriage
Francesco A. DeLuca, Neil V. McKittrick; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 5, 2016, previously published on February 1, 2016
In Barrett v. Fontbonne Academy, the Massachusetts Superior Court curtailed various statutory and constitutional defenses available to an employer affiliated with a religious institution that faces discrimination claims under Massachusetts General Laws chapter 151B, the state’s...

 

HTMLPuerto Rico's Qualifying Employees May Use Paid Sick Leave to Care for Others
Enrique A. Del Cueto-Perez, Diana J. Nehro; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 1, 2016, previously published on January 19, 2016
Effective December 31, 2015, all employers in Puerto Rico with at least 16 employees must allow eligible employees to use up to 5 paid sick leave days to care for an ill spouse, parent, or child. Eligible employees are those covered by the Puerto Rico Minimum Wage, Vacation, and Sick Leave Act...

 

HTMLEqual Pay: A Growing Issue for Retail and Hospitality Employers to Watch in 2016
Diane M. Saunders; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 21, 2016, previously published on January 12, 2016
The equal pay movement gained significant ground in 2015, with new equal pay legislation enacted in two large states, new pay equity rules issued for federal contractors, and equal pay legislation introduced in several states. President Obama discussed the need for equal pay during his 2015 State...

 

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...

 


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