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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...

 

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...

 

HTMLWill Your Arbitration Program Survive the Contractor Blacklisting Regulations?
Ron Chapman, James J. Murphy; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
September 15, 2016, previously published on September 13, 2016
The arbitration restrictions contained in Executive Order 13673, Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces (EO 13673), have been largely overshadowed by other parts of the so-called “contractor blacklisting” rules. Nonetheless, for those federal contractors that have adopted or are considering...

 

HTMLTaking a Page Out of the Olympic Playbook: A Spotlight on National Collegiate Anti-Doping Policies
Julia B. Drafahl, Amanda N. Pickens; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
September 15, 2016, previously published on September 13, 2016
With the increase in athletic competition often comes an increase in methods to find a competitive edge. Prior to this year’s Olympic games in Rio, several international athletes tested positive for performance enhancing drugs by doping. As a result, the International Olympic Committee, the...

 

HTMLOregon OSHA's Proposed Silica Rules Comment Period Comes to a Close
Dinah L. Choi; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
September 15, 2016, previously published on September 13, 2016
On September 16, 2016, the period for public comment on Oregon OSHA’s proposed rules for respirable crystalline silica closes, and Oregon OSHA is expected to adopt the proposed rules by September 25, 2016. The proposed rules will keep Oregon OSHA in harmony with the federal Occupational...

 

HTMLWhen Patient Care Needs and Employee FMLA Demands Conflict
Liz S. Washko; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
September 14, 2016, previously published on September 7, 2016
A healthcare employer’s primary mission is to provide appropriate medical care and treatment to patients. In order to provide such care, healthcare companies rely on the steady and committed presence of competent, licensed professionals who are ready, willing, and able to perform the tasks...

 

HTMLThe Cat Is Out of the Bag: Second Circuit Rules Cat’s Paw Theory Applies to Nonmanagerial Coworkers
Frank Birchfield; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
September 14, 2016, previously published on September 6, 2016
Rarely has the maxim “hard cases make bad law” found greater application than in the Second Circuit Court of Appeals’ recent decision to expand the “cat’s paw” doctrine adopted by the Supreme Court of the United States in 2011. Under the cat’s paw doctrine,...

 

HTMLWorkplace Harassment Obligations Expanding for Ontario Employers
Michael Comartin; Ogletree Deakins International, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 14, 2016, previously published on September 7, 2016
Effective September 8, 2016, Ontario’s Bill 132, the Sexual Violence and Harassment Action Plan Act (Supporting Survivors and Challenging Sexual Violence and Harassment) expands an employer’s obligation to identify, prevent, and investigate workplace harassment. Bill 132 expands the...

 

HTMLThe SEC Continues to Limit Language in Employment-Related Contracts
Margaret Hutchins Campbell, Karen Lynn Vossler; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
September 14, 2016, previously published on September 6, 2016
In orders issued just six days apart last month, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) rejected language in severance agreements requiring employees to waive rights to receive additional monetary recovery, particularly awards for providing information to government enforcement agencies....

 

HTMLDHS Proposes Long-Awaited International Entrepreneur Rule
Andrea Christina Davis, Maria Fernanda Gandarez; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
September 14, 2016, previously published on September 6, 2016
On August 26, 2016, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released advance notice of proposed rulemaking designed to encourage and facilitate entrepreneurship within the United States. The notice was published in the August 31, 2016 Federal Register and is subject to a 45-day comment...

 


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