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HTMLFinal Rule Extending Work Authorization to H-4 Dependent Spouses Expected Soon
Lowell Sachs; Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak Stewart P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 25, 2015, previously published on January 30, 2015
In his recent State of the Union address, President Obama made clear that he would veto efforts by the Republican-controlled Congress to undo some of the work that the administration has advanced on a number of pivotal issues. One issue that President Obama referenced by name was immigration....

 

HTMLNLRB Eviscerates Standards for Deferral to Arbitration and Settlement
David Lee Zwisler; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 25, 2015, previously published on December 23, 2014
The foundation of the relationship between an employer and a union is the collective bargaining agreement negotiated by the parties. Central to those agreements are dispute resolution processes that allow for expedited procedures to resolve conflicts. Disputes between employers and unions are...

 

HTMLCalifornia School Teacher’s Claim That She Was Fired Due to a Computer Error Proceeds
Hera S. Arsen; Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak Stewart P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 23, 2015, previously published on January 30, 2015
Rommel v. Los Angeles Unified School District, No. B253405 (December 5, 2014): In a recent unpublished ruling, the California Court of Appeal reversed a trial court’s judgment in favor of a school district and against a teacher who claimed that she was fired while on disability leave as a...

 

HTMLMissouri Court of Appeals Further Restricts Arbitration Agreements
Andrew L. Metcalf, R. Lance Witcher; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 23, 2015, previously published on January 27, 2015
The Missouri Court of Appeals rang in the New Year by issuing an opinion that continues the trend in Missouri of restricting the enforceability of arbitration clauses. In light of this decision, employers should revisit their arbitration agreements to determine whether they are still enforceable...

 

HTMLThe Price is Wrong: California Court OKs a New Trial in Game Show Model’s Pregnancy Bias Case
Hera S. Arsen; Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak Stewart P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 23, 2015, previously published on January 30, 2015
Cochran v. FremantleMedia North America, Inc., No. B247541 (December 11, 2014): In a recent unpublished ruling, the California Court of Appeal affirmed a trial court’s order granting a new trial in a case brought by a game show model who was not rehired by the show after giving birth and who...

 

HTMLExotic Dancers’ Class Action Employment Suit Stays Alive in California
Ameneh K. Ernst; Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak Stewart P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 23, 2015, previously published on January 30, 2015
Salazar v. Victory Entertainment, Inc., No. B249888 (December 15, 2014): In a recent decision, a California Court of Appeal revived a class action lawsuit brought by a group of exotic dancers who claimed that they were misclassified as independent contractors. The three-judge panel reversed a trial...

 

HTMLEmployer May Obtain Judicial Review of California Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board Decision
Jennifer L. Santa Maria; Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak Stewart P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 23, 2015, previously published on January 30, 2015
West Hollywood Community Health and Fitness Center v. California Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board, No. B248641 (December 5, 2014): A California Court of Appeal recently reversed a trial court’s dismissal of a writ of mandate. The court found that an employer may obtain judicial review of...

 

HTMLDOL Clarifies When an Employer’s LCA Wage Obligations Cease to Terminated Workers Who Obtain Subsequent Approved H-1B Employment
Andrew Drozdowski; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 23, 2015, previously published on January 30, 2015
On December 22, 2014, the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Administrative Review Board (ARB) issued an important Final Order and Decision clarifying precisely when an H-1B employer’s Labor Condition Application (LCA) back pay obligations to a laid-off employee cease under the...

 

HTMLCalifornia Supreme Court Lets Arbitration Award Stand, Dodges “Honest Belief” Defense
Ameneh K. Ernst; Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak Stewart P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 23, 2015, previously published on January 30, 2015
Richey v. Autonation, Inc., No. S207536 (January 29, 2015): On January 29, 2015, the California Supreme Court issued a decision holding that an employee who is on medical leave does not have a greater right to reinstatement or to other benefits and conditions of employment than if he or she had...

 

HTMLMassachusetts Enacts Parental Leave for Both Mothers and Fathers
Patrick M. Curran, Jr., Todd M. Torres; Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak Stewart P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 9, 2015, previously published on January 15, 2015
In one of his last acts as governor, former-Governor Deval Patrick signed into law on January 7, 2015 an amendment to the previous Massachusetts Maternity Leave Law that extends eight weeks of unpaid leave to both male and female employees to care for a newborn, newly placed, or newly adopted...

 


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