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HTMLWhat’s Next at the NLRB? Ask the General Counsel!
Harold P. Coxson; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 10, 2016, previously published on April 21, 2016
On March 22, 2016, National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) General Counsel Richard Griffin released Memorandum GC 16-01, entitled "Mandatory Submissions to the Division of Advice." The memorandum instructs the Board's regional attorneys to submit certain high profile cases to the general...

 

HTMLCalifornia FEHA Forecast: Evidence of Pretext Required in Anti-SLAPP Case Against TV Stations
Danielle Lee Ochs; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 10, 2016, previously published on April 21, 2016
On January 19, 2016, a California Court of Appeal issued an unpublished decision in Hunter v. CBS Broadcasting, Inc. The case was brought by Kyle Hunter, who filed an employment discrimination complaint, claiming that two local CBS television stations, KCAL and KCBS, had “repeatedly shunned...

 

HTMLBlowing the Whistle on Food Safety: OSHA Issues a Final Rule Related to FDCA Complaints
David E. Jones; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 10, 2016, previously published on April 20, 2016
On April 18, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced that it has issued procedural rules for enforcement of whistleblower complaints alleging violations of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FDCA). The new final rule, set out...

 

HTMLThe New California Regulations Part IV: Support Animals in the Workplace
Andrea L. Fellion, Patti C. Perez; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 10, 2016, previously published on April 21, 2016
The California Office of Administrative Law recently approved regulations drafted by the California Fair Employment and Housing Council. These new regulations, covering the entire gamut of employment law topics within the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), went into effect on April 1, 2016.

 

HTMLNew York Budget Deal Will Bring $15 Minimum Wage and Broad Paid Leave Legislation
Aaron Warshaw, Nicole A. Welch; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 10, 2016, previously published on April 18, 2016
On April 4, 2016, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation to phase in an increased minimum wage and guarantee paid family leave to all eligible employees throughout New York State. The legislation was part of the 2016-2017 Executive Budget and represents a significant shift in New...

 

HTMLDOL Suspends Filing of Certain Parts of Required Form LM-21 Reports
Harold P. Coxson; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 10, 2016, previously published on April 15, 2016
On April 13, 2016, the Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS) at the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued a Form LM-21 Special Enforcement Policy announcement. Effective immediately, the policy is suspending the enforcement of the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1959 (LMRDA)...

 

HTMLLouisiana Governor Signs LGBT Discrimination Executive Order in Public Employment and Services
Greg Guidry; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 3, 2016, previously published on April 14, 2016
On April 13, 2016, Louisiana’s new governor, John Bel Edwards, signed an executive order protecting state employees and employees of state contractors from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, political affiliation,...

 

HTMLCalifornia Supreme Court Takes a Stand on Employers' Obligations to Provide Seating
Hera S. Arsen; Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak Stewart P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 3, 2016, previously published on April 4, 2016
On April 4, 2016, the Supreme Court of California ruled on employers’ obligations, under certain circumstances, to provide seating for employees under Industrial Welfare Commission Wage Order No. 7-2001, which states that “[a]ll working employees shall be provided with suitable seats...

 

HTMLRecord Number of H-1B Professional Work Visa Requests
Jamey E. Petri; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 3, 2016, previously published on April 13, 2016
On April 12, 2016, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released the H-1B “cap” count, indicating that it received approximately 236,000 petitions for H-1B work visas for fiscal year 2017. This means that U.S. employers filed approximately 236,000 petitions during the short...

 

HTMLSecond Circuit Holds HR Professionals Can Be Liable as ‘Employers’ Under FMLA
Kelly M. Cardin, John G. Stretton; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 2, 2016, previously published on April 14, 2016
The Second Circuit Court of Appeals has recently held that a human resources manager could be held liable as an employer under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). In issuing its decision in Graziadio v. Culinary Institute of America, the court also articulated standards for FMLA interference...

 


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