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HTMLSeattle Retail and Food Services Employers Beware: New City Ordinance Restricts Scheduling Practices
Sonja D. Fritts; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
September 28, 2016, previously published on September 23, 2016
The Seattle City Council unanimously passed a bill on September 19, 2016, enacting secure scheduling regulations for large employers in the retail and fast food businesses. Seattle is the second city, after San Francisco, to adopt such regulations. Mayor Ed Murray announced he plans to sign the...

 

HTMLU.S. Business Visitors Using the Visa Waiver Program May Soon Be Asked for Social Media Information
Maria Fernanda Gandarez, Matthew J. Kolodziej; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
September 23, 2016, previously published on September 15, 2016
The federal government has proposed a new rule requiring that applicants for the Visa Waiver Program (VWP)-which allows citizens of certain countries to enter the United States without visas-be asked to voluntarily disclose their social media accounts in order to allow U.S. Customs and Border...

 

HTMLNew Forms Offer Flexibility for Employees Seeking Maternity Leave in Mexico
Ana Paula Delsol Espada, Stefano Sandoval Malori, Pietro Straulino-Rodriguez; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
September 23, 2016, previously published on September 14, 2016
Pursuant to the November 30, 2012, amendment to the Mexican Federal Labor Law (FLL) that took effect on December 1 of the same year (the “Reform”), the FLL incorporated, among other things, changes in the law focused on maternity disability periods.

 

HTMLLawsuit Challenges OSHA’s “Union Walk Around Rule”
John F. Martin; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
September 23, 2016, previously published on September 14, 2016
On September 8, the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) filed a federal court complaint in Dallas, seeking to strike down what has become known as the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) “union walk around rule.” The lawsuit seeks a...

 

HTMLRipped From the Headlines, Part II: Three Investigation Lessons to Learn from Recent Scandals
Patricia Chavarria Perez; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
September 23, 2016, previously published on September 14, 2016
Many articles on workplace investigations offer tips on the nuts and bolts of the process and step-by-step guides on conducting a fair and thorough investigation. But the “how to” is the floor, not the ceiling, of what companies should be doing, namely having protocols in place for...

 

HTMLNinth Circuit Approves Neutral Time Clock Rounding Practice
Christopher W. Olmsted, Jaclyn A. Simi; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
September 23, 2016, previously published on September 19, 2016
Time clock rounding is a longstanding employer practice whereby employers round employee starting and stopping times to the nearest five minutes, or to the nearest one-tenth or quarter of an hour. Is the practice legal? For over 50 years, a federal regulation has authorized the practice, but until...

 

HTMLSeptember Surprise? Two Federal Lawsuits Attack the Validity of the New FLSA Overtime Rule
Maria Greco Danaher; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
September 23, 2016, previously published on September 20, 2016
The effective date for the revisions to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) overtime regulations is less than 80 days away, and employers continue to struggle with the challenges created by changes to the existing rule. On September 20, 2016, two disparate groups filed two federal court lawsuits,...

 

HTMLThe Early Bird Catches the Worm: Delaying Motion to Compel Arbitration Can Waive Right to Arbitration in California
Hanna Betty Raanan; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
September 23, 2016, previously published on September 21, 2016
On June 16, 2016, a California Court of Appeal, in an unpublished decision, issued yet another ruling applying the doctrine of waiver to arbitration agreements in the employment litigation context. In Ogannesian v. ICC Collision Centers, Inc., a defendant waited eight months after responding to a...

 

HTMLNew Massachusetts Amendments Related to Gender Identity Discrimination Go Into Effect October 1: What Massachusetts Employers Should Know
Katherine G. Rigby, Todd M. Torres; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
September 23, 2016, previously published on September 15, 2016
The Massachusetts Legislature recently amended the General Laws of Massachusetts, Chapter 272 (M.G.L. ch. 272), to prohibit discrimination in places of public accommodation based on an individual’s gender identity. The amendments become effective October 1, 2016.

 

HTMLI’m an Ontario Employer - What Workplace Policies Do I Need to Have?
Michael Comartin; Ogletree Deakins International, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 23, 2016, previously published on September 20, 2016
There are various workplace policies that a provincially-regulated Ontario employer must have as a matter of law (the vast majority of employers are provincially-regulated). There are other policies that, while not mandatory, are highly desirable for an employer to develop. Failing to have adequate...

 


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