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HTMLIllinois Supreme Court Strikes Down Eavesdropping Statute as Overly Broad
Kwabena A. Appenteng; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
April 16, 2014, previously published on April 14, 2014
The Illinois Supreme Court recently issued two opinions that together invalidated Illinois’ eavesdropping statute, 720 ILCS 5/14-2. The statute, which is part of the Illinois Criminal Code, prohibits a person from “knowingly and intentionally” using an eavesdropping device to...

 

HTMLTennessee Employers Beware—Make Sure You Are Paying Your Employees On Time
William Rutchow; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
April 16, 2014, previously published on April 14, 2014
Tennessee requires employers to comply with several requirements when it comes to paying employees their wages. Most of these requirements are set out in the Tennessee wage payment statute. Employers are required to maintain regular paydays and notify employees of when these paydays are with...

 

HTMLSame-Sex Marriages and Windsor: IRS Issues Notice on Retirement Plan Amendments and Retroactivity
David S. Rosner; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
April 16, 2014, previously published on April 11, 2014
Employers and participants alike have been anxiously waiting for further guidance from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) on how marriages of same-sex couples will be treated for purposes of qualified retirement plans.

 

HTMLFilling in the Retirement Plan Gaps for Same-Sex Couples—What It Means for Your Retirement Plan
David S. Rosner; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
April 16, 2014, previously published on April 10, 2014
Employers and participants alike have been anxiously waiting for further guidance from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) on how marriages of same-sex couples will be treated for purposes of qualified retirement plans.

 

HTMLDepressed Employee’s Vacation Leave Request Did Not Qualify For FMLA Protection
Maria Greco Danaher; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
April 16, 2014, previously published on April 9, 2014
The vacation request of an employee suffering from depression and anxiety did not qualify as a leave request under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), according to a recent decision of the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. While the leave might have proven medically beneficial, the court...

 

HTMLUSCIS Receives Around 172,500 H-1B Petitions, Completes Selection Lottery
Nicole Brooks, Charles Gillman; Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak Stewart P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
April 16, 2014, previously published on April 10, 2014
On April 7, 2014, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) stated that it had received sufficient H-1B cap-subject petitions to reach the annual 65,000 “regular cap” limit for fiscal year (FY) 2015. USCIS also received more than 20,000 H-1B petitions filed on behalf of foreign...

 

HTMLMajor League Baseball Volunteers Are not Employees Under the FLSA
Brian Jeffrey Gershengorn, P. Kramer Rice; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
April 16, 2014, previously published on April 9, 2014
On March 26, 2014, the District Court for the Southern District of New York dismissed John Chen’s proposed Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) collective action against Major League Baseball (MLB) alleging that MLB had failed to pay him and all other All-Star Week FanFest volunteers the minimum...

 

HTMLEmployer Failed to Establish Tortious Interference by Current Employees Who Were Secretly Operating a Competing Business
Todd M. Torres; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
April 11, 2014, previously published on April 7, 2014
An employer failed to show that its former employees tortiously interfered with its current and prospective customers, even though they had been secretly operating a competing business while working for the employer. In deciding Aid Maintenance Co., Inc. v. Realty Maintenance Service, Inc. (C.A....

 

HTMLSex, Pay, and Retaliation: The White House Weighs In Again
Leigh M. Nason; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
April 11, 2014, previously published on April 8, 2014
Today, President Obama directed U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez to propose a rule requiring that federal contractors submit summary compensation data to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and issued an executive order prohibiting retaliation against employees and applicants who discuss...

 

HTMLFY 2015 H-1B Cap Reached, Selection Lottery to be Conducted
Nicole Brooks, Charles Edward Gillman; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
April 10, 2014, previously published on April 7, 2014
On April 7, 2014, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it had received sufficient H-1B cap-subject petitions to reach the annual 65,000 “regular cap” limit for fiscal year (FY) 2015. USCIS also received more than 20,000 H-1B petitions filed on behalf of...

 


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