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HTMLLawsuit Challenges OSHA’s “Union Walk Around Rule”
John F. Martin; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
September 23, 2016, previously published on September 14, 2016
On September 8, the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) filed a federal court complaint in Dallas, seeking to strike down what has become known as the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) “union walk around rule.” The lawsuit seeks a...

 

HTMLWill Your Arbitration Program Survive the Contractor Blacklisting Regulations?
Ron Chapman, James J. Murphy; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
September 15, 2016, previously published on September 13, 2016
The arbitration restrictions contained in Executive Order 13673, Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces (EO 13673), have been largely overshadowed by other parts of the so-called “contractor blacklisting” rules. Nonetheless, for those federal contractors that have adopted or are considering...

 

HTMLLessons From LochteGate: Strategies to Avoid Olympic-Sized Workplace Disqualifications
Karen Lynn Vossler; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
September 14, 2016, previously published on September 8, 2016
U.S. Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte’s recent alcohol-fueled encounter with Brazilian police during the 2016 Rio Summer Olympic Games embarrassed not only his team and the International Olympic Committee but possibly the entire nation. Had Lochte been a sales executive traveling in Brazil on...

 

HTMLThe EEOC’s New Wide-Reaching Retaliation Guidance: What Should Employers Do Now?
Karen Lynn Vossler; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
September 14, 2016, previously published on September 7, 2016
On August 29, 2016, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced the release of its long awaited Enforcement Guidance on Retaliation and Related Issues, replacing Section 8 of the EEOC Compliance Menu published in 1998. The guidance, which is accompanied by a companion Small...

 

HTMLThe SEC Continues to Limit Language in Employment-Related Contracts
Margaret Hutchins Campbell, Karen Lynn Vossler; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
September 14, 2016, previously published on September 6, 2016
In orders issued just six days apart last month, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) rejected language in severance agreements requiring employees to waive rights to receive additional monetary recovery, particularly awards for providing information to government enforcement agencies....

 

HTMLWhite House Announces Release of Final Contractor Blacklisting Rules: Phased Implementation for Prime Contractors and Subcontractors
James J. Murphy; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
September 9, 2016, previously published on August 24, 2016
The long wait for the so-called “contractor blacklisting” rules is over. According to a fact sheet released by the White House, final regulations and guidance will be released on August 24, 2016 and published in the Federal Register on the following day. The final regulations and...

 

HTMLOSHA Settlement May Point Direction on Injury Reporting Policies
John F. Martin, William Rutchow; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
August 5, 2016, previously published on July 22, 2016
Earlier this year, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) signaled an intention to take employers to task for maintaining policies that required employees to immediately report workplace injuries and accidents or face discipline. OSHA considers such policies to be retaliatory and...

 

HTMLThe NLRB Fires a Shot Across the Bow of Federal Contractors
James J. Murphy; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 30, 2016, previously published on July 20, 2016
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) fired off some fireworks of its own just before the Fourth of July weekend. Specifically, the NLRB announced a new procedure to implement Executive Order 13673 Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces (EO 13673), and facilitate the flow of NLRB case data into the...

 

HTMLOSHA Delays Enforcement of Anti-Retaliation Provisions
Melissa A. Bailey, Shontell D. Powell; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 29, 2016, previously published on July 14, 2016
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced on July 13, 2016, that the anti-retaliation provisions included in the revised recordkeeping regulation, 29 CFR Part 1904, will not be enforced until November 1, 2016. The provisions were originally scheduled to go into effect on...

 

HTMLOSHA Officially Increases Civil Penalties by 78 Percent
John F. Martin; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 14, 2016, previously published on July 1, 2016
On June 30, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced its interim final rule on Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Catch-Up Adjustments. The rule was formally published in the Federal Register on July 1.

 


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