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HTMLFAQs on Compliance With the Federal Tip Credit
Elizabeth S. Washko; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
December 2, 2014, previously published on November 3, 2014
Many employers in the hospitality industry employ individuals who receive customer tips or gratuities in the ordinary course of their work day. These tips may serve as an offset against an employer’s minimum wage obligations under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)—but only if...

 

HTMLDon’t Let Your Office Halloween Party “Unmask” Racial Insensitivity
Hera S. Arsen, J.D., Ph.D.; Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak Stewart P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
December 2, 2014, previously published on October 30, 2014
Employers may view Halloween celebrations at work as a no-brainer: Annual October office parties are often great boosts to employee morale, encouraging community, healthy competition, and team-building as participants eat, drink, carve pumpkins, or vote on outfits in costume contests. But...

 

HTMLImpact of Supreme Court’s Recent Actions on Employee Benefits
Christina Maistrellis Broxterman, Karen Trapnell Shriver; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
December 2, 2014, previously published on October 28, 2014
On October 6, 2014, the Supreme Court of the United States denied review of seven petitions challenging federal court of appeal rulings in the Fourth, Seventh, and Tenth Circuits that had struck down state bans on same-sex marriage. The Supreme Court’s orders do not legalize same-sex marriage...

 

HTMLMassachusetts Voters Approve Paid Sick Leave Measure
Mark H. Burak; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
December 2, 2014, previously published on November 5, 2014
On November 4, 2014, Massachusetts voters approved by a decisive margin (approximately 60 percent in favor) a new measure requiring employers to provide sick leave to all employees (with certain limited exceptions regarding federal or municipal employers). The new law further provides for paid sick...

 

HTMLCalifornia Legislation 2014
Ameneh K. Ernst, Christopher W. Olmsted; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
December 1, 2014, previously published on October 30, 2014
California Governor Jerry Brown has signed into law a number of bills that will impact the employer community. A brief summary of these new laws, along with links to the bills, can be found below.

 

HTMLD.C. Voters Approve Recreational Marijuana Ballot Initiative
Zachary S. Stinson; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
December 1, 2014, previously published on November 6, 2014
On November 4, 2014, voters approved a law legalizing recreational marijuana use in the District of Columbia. D.C. joins Alaska, Oregon, Colorado, and Washington in approving marijuana for recreational use.

 

HTMLFAAAA Does Not Preempt California Meal and Rest Period Requirements
Robert R. Roginson; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
December 1, 2014, previously published on November 6, 2014
In Godfrey v, Oakland Port Services Corp., which was decided on October 28, 2014, the California Court of Appeal issued a published decision holding that the Federal Aviation Administration Authorization Act of 1994 (FAAAA) does not preempt California’s meal and rest period requirements. The...

 

HTMLIRS Acts Quickly to Facilitate Donations for Ebola Victims and Offer Tax Relief
Ruthie L. Goodboe, David S. Rosner; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
December 1, 2014, previously published on November 6, 2014
While employers and employees alike are asking questions about the proper workplace response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, these same folks are also asking how they can help the victims, their families and those who care for them. Fortunately, on October 29, the Internal Revenue Service...

 

HTMLMichigan Court of Appeals Says Fired Medical Marijuana Users Can Collect Unemployment Benefits
Allyson A. Miller; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 28, 2014, previously published on November 11, 2014
On October 23, 2014, the Michigan Court of Appeals ruled that employees discharged for having failed a drug test because of their medical marijuana use are not disqualified from receiving unemployment benefits.

 

HTMLMine Fatalities: Causes, Prevention, and MSHA Enforcement
Michael T. Heenan; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 28, 2014, previously published on November 11, 2014
A number of fatal mine accidents occurred in the United States between January 1 and September 22, 2014.

 


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