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HTMLSouth Africa’s Labour Court Rules Garden Leave and Noncompetition Clauses Enforceable
Ryan J. Correia, Diana J. Nehro; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 3, 2016, previously published on February 24, 2016
On February 9, 2016, in a victory for South African employers, South Africa’s Labour Court in Johannesburg addressed for the first time the applicability of garden leave in assessing the reasonableness of a post-termination noncompetition covenant (called a “restraint of trade...

 

HTMLFederal Contractors and Paid Sick Leave: The DOL Issues an NPRM
Dara L. DeHaven, James J. Murphy, Alfred B. Robinson; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 3, 2016, previously published on February 24, 2016
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has released its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to implement Executive Order 13706, Establishing Paid Sick Leave for Federal Contractors. The NPRM (currently 286 pages in length) will be published in the Federal Register on Thursday, February 25, 2016, and...

 

HTMLNew Position Statement Procedures in Effect at the EEOC
Evan J. Shenkman; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 3, 2016, previously published on February 25, 2016
On February 18, 2016, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a new nationwide procedure providing for the release of respondent position statements and nonconfidential attachments to charging parties. Previously, this procedure was the norm in some, but not all, EEOC...

 

HTMLProposed “Exit Premium” on Withdrawing From Underfunded Multiemployer Defined Benefit Plans Would Penalize Employers That Played by the Rules
Grace Huang Ristuccia, Thomas Vasiljevich; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 3, 2016, previously published on February 18, 2016
Employers withdrawing from an underfunded multiemployer defined benefit pension plan may soon face not only an assessment of withdrawal liability, but also an additional payment called an “exit premium.” The Obama administration’s fiscal year 2017 budget, released on February 9,...

 

HTMLReligious Accommodation in the Healthcare Industry: What to Do When an Employee’s Beliefs Clash With Job Duties
Elizabeth S. Washko; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 2, 2016, previously published on February 25, 2016
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits employers from discriminating against applicants and employees based on their religion, and requires employers to provide a reasonable accommodation of employees’ sincerely held religious beliefs. State laws provide employees and applicants...

 

HTMLAre Hidden Title III Claims Lurking in Your Business?
Amber L. Roller; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 18, 2016, previously published on February 10, 2016
With the extraordinary volume of Americans with Disabilities (ADA) Title III claims clogging the courts, and an increase in the number of plaintiffs’ lawyers litigating ADA issues, we can expect to see another flood of Title III cases in 2016. After defending countless “drive-by”...

 

HTMLTime Flies When You’re Having Fun: NLRB Further Reduces Time Employers Have to Educate Employees During Union Campaigns
Seth D. Kaufman; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 18, 2016, previously published on February 10, 2016
On January 29, 2016, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued a decision in Guardsmark, LLC, 363 NLRB No. 103 (Jan. 29, 2016) moving the deadline for employers to hold captive audience meetings in mail ballot elections to 24 hours before the regional office mails the ballots. In so doing,...

 

HTMLSwipe Left to Avoid Liability: Policing Dating Apps in the Workplace
Hera S. Arsen; Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak Stewart P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 18, 2016, previously published on February 10, 2016
According to a 2015 survey, nearly two-thirds of people in the United States and over 2 billion people worldwide own smartphones. For some smartphone users, their phones are their only avenue of access to the Internet. Alongside the rapid spread of mobile devices is the increase in the number of...

 

HTMLHarvard and MIT: A Decision Is Here! (Sort Of)
Jennifer S. Rusie; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 18, 2016, previously published on February 11, 2016
Long after the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Statements of Interest (SOI) were filed in June of 2015 in the cases involving Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), touching off a flood of litigation and threatened litigation, the magistrate judge has issued her...

 

HTMLFollow the Money: The FY 2017 Budget
Harold P. Coxson; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 17, 2016, previously published on February 12, 2016
One way to assess an administration's public policy priorities is by examining its annual budget submission to Congress: The higher an administration sets its funding requests for particular federal departments, agencies, and programs, the greater the emphasis the administration plans to place on...

 


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