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|Los Angeles Passes Rigid “Ban the Box” Law|
Betsy Johnson, Gustavo A. Suarez; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
January 11, 2017, previously published on December 21, 2016On December 9, 2016, the City of Los Angeles enacted the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring (LAFCIH), a “ban the box” law that is expected to go into effect on January 22, 2017, with monetary fines effective July 1, 2017. The ordinance (1) greatly restricts criminal history...
Court Denies Review of NFL Players’ Concussion Settlement|
Alexandra A. Bodnar; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
January 3, 2017, previously published on December 13, 2016In April of 2015, Pennsylvania federal district court judge Anita B. Brody approved a settlement between the National Football League (NFL) and retired football players intended to resolve thousands of concussion lawsuits dating back to 2011. The settlement covers all living NFL football players...
|California Appellate Court Permits Use of Statistical Sampling to Prove Class Certification|
Stuart D. Tochner; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
December 28, 2016, previously published on December 7, 2016Statistical sampling has always been an effective and efficient way for plaintiffs to establish class action liability in California. After some hope that a 2011 decision by the Supreme Court of the United States might hamper that ability, a California appellate court has reaffirmed statistical...
|Must Your Stadium, Theater, or Museum Offer Complimentary Admission to Personal Care Providers?|
David H. Raizman, Amber L. Roller; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
December 14, 2016, previously published on November 29, 2016Are public accommodations required to admit personal care providers for free? That’s the question that the lawyers in our Disability Access Practice Group have been hearing with increasing frequency since the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania issued a decision in...
|Taking a Page Out of the Olympic Playbook: A Spotlight on National Collegiate Anti-Doping Policies|
Julia B. Drafahl, Amanda N. Pickens; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
September 15, 2016, previously published on September 13, 2016With the increase in athletic competition often comes an increase in methods to find a competitive edge. Prior to this year’s Olympic games in Rio, several international athletes tested positive for performance enhancing drugs by doping. As a result, the International Olympic Committee, the...
|California Public Works Contractors Will Be Required to Submit Payroll Records Electronically Starting August 1|
Robert R. Roginson; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
August 5, 2016, previously published on July 21, 2016The California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) announced this week that the requirement for public works contractors and subcontractors to submit certified payroll records (CPRs) electronically using the DIR’s electronic certified payroll reporting (eCPR) system will resume on August...
|Los Angeles One-Two Punch Revisited: More FAQs on the New Minimum Wage and Paid Sick Leave Ordinance|
Leslie E. Wallis; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
July 28, 2016, previously published on July 11, 2016On June 1, 2016, the Los Angeles City Council passed an ordinance impacting employers in the city of Los Angeles and mandating paid sick leave beyond that which is required under the recently passed California statute (Cal. Labor Code section 245, et. seq.). The ordinance, which took effect on July...
|What Do the Obama Administration’s Overtime Regulations Mean for California Employers?|
Robert A. Jones, Robert R. Roginson; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
June 8, 2016, previously published on May 23, 2016On May 18, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) released its long-anticipated revisions to the federal overtime regulations governing the so-called white-collar exemptions to the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Most notably, the revisions more than double the minimum salary threshold...
|California Ruling on Website Accessibility Highlights the Need for Proactive Measures|
Christopher F. Wong; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
May 27, 2016, previously published on May 4, 2016Any business operating a website for use by customers or other members of the public should take heed of a recent California decision that found a retailer liable for violations of federal and state disability access laws based on a disabled individual’s inability to navigate a website using...
|Are Hidden Title III Claims Lurking in Your Business?|
Amber L. Roller; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
February 18, 2016, previously published on February 10, 2016With the extraordinary volume of Americans with Disabilities (ADA) Title III claims clogging the courts, and an increase in the number of plaintiffs’ lawyers litigating ADA issues, we can expect to see another flood of Title III cases in 2016. After defending countless “drive-by”...