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HTMLRipped From the Headlines: Three Investigation Lessons to Learn From a Political Controversy
Patricia Chavarria Perez; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 8, 2016, previously published on May 19, 2016
Another day, another political scandal involving a politician accused of having had an extramarital affair. The latest such story concerns an alleged inappropriate relationship that the governor of Alabama had with a top aide—once again raising issues related to investigating allegations of...

 

HTMLRetail and Hospitality Employers Grapple With the DOL's Final FLSA Part 541 Regulations
Diane M. Saunders; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 8, 2016, previously published on May 20, 2016
For over a year, retail and hospitality employers have been anxiously awaiting the issuance of the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) final overtime regulations—regulations which many had predicted would impact retail and hospitality employers more than most. Among their biggest fears was...

 

HTMLHow Will the New Overtime Regulations Affect Healthcare Employers?
Greg Guidry; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 8, 2016, previously published on May 19, 2016
The long-awaited U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) regulations on the “white collar” exemptions are finally here. As per the regulations, which are to be issued on May 18, 2016, the new minimum salary level for the executive, administrative, and professional employee exemptions under the...

 

HTMLNew Jersey Bills Would Burden Employers with Scheduling and Pay Rules
Richard C. Mariani, Evan J. Shenkman; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 8, 2016, previously published on May 23, 2016
Both the New Jersey General Assembly (A1117, reported out of committee on April 4) and Senate (S1397, introduced on February 11, 2016) have introduced bills to enact the “New Jersey Schedules That Work Act,” a law that would dramatically curtail New Jersey employers’ ability to...

 

HTMLInternational Crackdown: Tax Authorities Look to Employment Structures in Initiating Audits
Rebecca L. Marks, Bonnie Puckett; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 8, 2016, previously published on May 26, 2016
In structuring their workforces abroad, taxes are a major driving force for employers—and if recent government initiatives are any indicator, employers should take care when considering the tax implications of their staffing decisions.

 

HTMLMassachusetts Noncompete Bill Advances, but Passage Remains Uncertain
Robert M. Shea, Andrew E. Silvia; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 8, 2016, previously published on May 20, 2016
In March, we reported that Massachusetts House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo had announced his support for legislative restrictions on employee noncompetition agreements, signaling a potential turning point in the long-running debate in Massachusetts over whether noncompetes should be banned or...

 

HTMLWhat Do the Obama Administration’s Overtime Regulations Mean for California Employers?
Robert A. Jones, Robert R. Roginson; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 8, 2016, previously published on May 23, 2016
On 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...

 

HTMLWatch Your Words: Can A Stray Comment Sink an Employer’s FMLA Defense?
Patrick M. Curran, Todd M. Torres; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 8, 2016, previously published on May 19, 2016
The plaintiff in Esler v. Sylvia-Reardon, Marie Esler, requested four weeks of leave in November of 2008 due to symptoms associated with a blood disorder; her employer, Massachusetts General Hospital, approved the leave. During her leave, and in accordance with her doctor’s instructions that...

 

HTMLMaryland Passes New Pay Equity Law
Mark H. Burak; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 8, 2016, previously published on May 25, 2016
Maryland recently passed into law sweeping revisions to its existing equal pay law. The new law, signed by Governor Hogan on May 19, 2016, will take effect on October 1, 2016. With the passage of the Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, Maryland joins California and New York in expanding pay equity...

 

HTMLAn Ounce of Prevention: Employing Foreign National Physicians in Physician Shortage Areas
Anna Frances Angel; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 8, 2016, previously published on May 25, 2016
Sponsoring a waiver for a J-1 “exchange visitor” can be a good way for healthcare employers to attract talented physicians to vacancies in underserved areas. Here is an example of how the J-1 process works and can help employers and foreign national physicians alike.

 


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