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HTMLWashington’s New Minimum Wage and Paid Sick Leave Become Law With Fast-Approaching Effective Dates
Adam T. Pankratz; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 17, 2016, previously published on November 10, 2016
With all of the votes counted, Initiative 1433, which will raise the minimum wage and require paid sick leave throughout Washington, has passed by a fairly wide margin. The first substantial increase in the minimum wage begins on January 1, 2017, while the paid sick leave requirement goes into...

 

HTMLNevada’s Trio of Cases: State Supreme Court Resolves Questions on the Minimum Wage Amendment
Erica J. Chee, Dana B. Krulewitz; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 14, 2016, previously published on November 4, 2016
On October 27, 2016, the Supreme Court of Nevada issued decisions in a trio of cases resolving important questions about Nevada¿s Minimum Wage Amendment.

 

HTMLYou Said It, Now We’re Going to Hold You to It! Hospitals Estopped from Asserting Disqualification Argument
C. Thomas Davis, Kang He; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 14, 2016, previously published on November 4, 2016
In theory, it is not an unfair labor practice to refuse to negotiate with a union engaged in competition with the employer—unless, of course, the employer gave the union other reasons for refusing to negotiate.

 

HTMLSixth Circuit Holds Employees’ Continuing Work Constitutes Assent to Mandatory Arbitration Agreement
Michael O. Eckard, KyraAnne Gates; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 9, 2016, previously published on October 27, 2016
The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, in an unpublished decision, recently held that under Kentucky law, merely continuing to work for an employer constitutes assent to an arbitration agreement when that agreement is a condition of employment—even if the employee has not signed an...

 

HTMLNew U.S. Electronic Visa Update System (EVUS) Required for Certain Chinese Nationals Beginning November 29, 2016
Leigh N. Ganchan, Rebecca L. Sigmund; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 9, 2016, previously published on November 3, 2016
On October 20, 2016, the Department of Homeland Security issued a final rule requiring travelers holding People’s Republic of China (PRC) passports with B-1, B-2, or 10-year B-1/B-2 visas to enroll in the Electronic Visa Update System (EVUS) before being admitted into the United States. The...

 

HTMLConstruction One-Minute Read: Litigation Challenges With Collecting Attorneys’ Fees
Jonathan Mraunac, Randolph E. Ruff; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 9, 2016, previously published on October 31, 2016
It is common knowledge among construction litigators that in order for a contractor to recover attorneys’ fees from a subcontractor, the subcontract must specifically state that attorneys’ fees are recoverable. However, in litigation, the arguments impeding a contractor’s recovery...

 

HTMLA Call-to-Action: Obama Administration Encourages States to Ban Noncompetes for Low-Wage Workers and Certain Other Employees
Hera S. Arsen, Ph.D., John C. Glancy; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 9, 2016, previously published on October 26, 2016
On October 25, 2016, the Obama administration released a fact sheet announcing the steps that the White House is taking to “enhance competition to benefit consumers, workers, and entrepreneurs.” The administration’s actions come in response to President Obama’s April 15...

 

HTMLConflict-Avoidance and Conflict-Resolution Mistakes that Ruin Workplace Culture, Part II: Creating a Perception of Unfairness
Patricia Chavarria Perez; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 9, 2016, previously published on October 31, 2016
In part one of this three-part series, we discussed a trap companies often fall into when it comes to avoiding and resolving conflict: failing to anticipate and plan for high-risk situations. Part two covers situations that may give rise to the perception of unfairness in the workplace, which is...

 

HTMLThe Eighth Circuit & the ADA, Part I: Court Tips the Scale in Employer’s Favor in Suit Challenging Sleep Test for Overweight Workers
Andrew P. Burnside, Sarah Smith Kuehnel, Erin E. Williams; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 9, 2016, previously published on October 31, 2016
In Parker v. Crete Carrier Corporation, et al, No. 16-1371 (October 12, 2016), the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals held that a trucking company complied with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in requiring its drivers with body mass indexes (BMI) of 35 or above to undergo in-lab sleep...

 

HTMLWhat the DOJ/FTC’s Recent “Antitrust Guidance for Human Resource Professionals” Means for Employers
Maria Greco Danaher; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 9, 2016, previously published on November 1, 2016
On October 20, 2016, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) jointly issued a publication entitled “Antitrust Guidance for Human Resource Professionals” which, according to the opening paragraphs, is “intended to alert human resource (HR)...

 


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