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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,...

 

HTMLRhode Island Enacts Legislation Authorizing the Use of Electronic Pay Cards
Todd M. Torres; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
August 7, 2015, previously published on August 4, 2015
On July 10, 2015, the Rhode Island General Assembly sent Governor Gina Raimondo a compromise measure (House Bill 5590/Senate Bill 351) that would allow Rhode Island employers—for the first time in the state’s history—to pay wages via electronic pay cards. The measure became law on...

 

HTMLLessons from Deflategate: 5 Ways to Avoid Workplace Investigation Fumbles
Michael Clarkson, Patricia Chavarria Perez; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
August 7, 2015, previously published on August 3, 2015
Over the years, the topic of workplace investigations has gained increasing importance in the HR and employment law world. Now, with investigations routinely making headlines, they have become a part of our popular culture as well. Most recently, the investigation conducted and conclusions reached...

 

HTMLThe First 100 Days of Ambush Elections: Impact on the Retail and Hospitality Sectors
Diane M. Saunders; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 31, 2015, previously published on July 22, 2015
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) implemented its “ambush” or “quickie” election rules on April 14, 2015. An analysis of available NLRB data on representation election (RC) petitions filed since the effective date of the new rules yields some interesting information...

 

HTMLConnecticut Court Rules Urine Drug Testing Restrictions Do Not Apply to Hair Drug Testing
Michael Clarkson; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 14, 2015, previously published on July 6, 2015
On May 22, 2015, in an unpublished decision, Judge Andrew W. Roraback of the Connecticut Superior Court (Waterbury Judicial District) found that Connecticut’s statutory restrictions on urine-based drug testing did not apply to hair follicle-based drug testing. In the case, the plaintiff,...

 

HTMLMassachusetts Attorney General Issues Final Earned Sick Leave Regulations With Substantial Revisions
Mark H. Burak, Rachel Reingold Mandel, David P. Mason; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 3, 2015, previously published on June 24, 2015
As many of you are aware, the July 1, 2015 effective date of the Massachusetts earned sick leave law is looming. In summary, the new law provides that employers of 11 or more employees must provide their Massachusetts employees with job-protected paid sick leave accrued at a rate of 1 hour for...

 

HTMLRhode Island Raises Minimum Wage Again: Now $9.60 per Hour
Andrew E. Silvia, Todd M. Torres; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 26, 2015, previously published on June 24, 2015
On June 22, 2015, Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo signed into law another increase to the state’s minimum wage. This marks the fourth straight year that Rhode Island has raised its minimum wage. Effective January 1, 2016, the minimum wage will be $9.60 per hour.

 

HTMLMassachusetts Attorney General Issues Revised “Safe Harbor” Delaying Full Implementation of New Earned Sick Time Law and Required Posting
David P. Mason; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 19, 2015, previously published on June 12, 2015
On June 10, 2015, the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office (AGO) issued two important new documents for employers concerning implementation of the new earned sick time law that goes into effect on July 1, 2015. The AGO has held public hearings and listening sessions concerning the proposed...

 

HTMLMassachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Issues Two Significant Opinions for Employers
Rachel Reingold Mandel, Diane M. Saunders, Andrew E. Silvia; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 18, 2015, previously published on May 28, 2015
In April 2015, the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts issued two important decisions providing guidance for employers on the scope of Massachusetts’s wage and hour laws. In one decision, the Court held that employers may institute no-tipping policies in the Commonwealth without violating...

 

HTMLProjected Impact of the Upcoming Overtime Rules On Retail and Hospitality
Diane M. Saunders; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 16, 2015, previously published on June 10, 2015
As we await the issuance of new federal overtime regulations, employers in the retail and hospitality industries may be interested in the recent National Retail Federation (NRF) report, “Rethinking Overtime.” The NRF report includes the results of a study conducted by Oxford Economics...

 


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