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HTMLAttorney Generals From Nine States Cooperate on Predictable Scheduling Inquiries of Retailers
Diane M. Saunders; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 2, 2016, previously published on April 14, 2016
As we previously reported, “predictive scheduling” is one of the most closely watched issues by retailers today. In April 2015, New York State Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman garnered national news headlines when he launched an inquiry into the on-call scheduling practices of a...

 

HTMLUSCIS Reaches FY 2017 H-1B Cap
Caroline Tang; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
April 26, 2016, previously published on April 8, 2016
As of April 7, 2016, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has reached the H-1B quota or “cap” limitation for fiscal year (FY) 2017. USCIS has not yet confirmed the total number of petitions received for the 65,000 “general” quota or the 20,000...

 

HTMLOSHA Ups the Ante for Employers That Fail to Report Workplace Injuries
Melissa A. Bailey, John F. Martin, Matthew Clark Thorne; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
April 26, 2016, previously published on April 11, 2016
On March 4, 2016, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued new procedures for enforcing revised injury and illness reporting requirements in 29 C.F.R. § 1904.39. Many of the 2014 interim procedures remain unchanged, but now employers will face a minimum penalty of $5,000...

 

HTMLCalifornia Governor Signs Paid Family Leave Expansion Into Law
Hera S. Arsen; Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak Stewart P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
April 26, 2016, previously published on April 11, 2016
On April 11, 2016, California Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation that will increase the wage replacement rate under the Paid Family Leave program for California workers from its current level of 55 percent to 60 or 70 percent (depending on the worker’s income). Assembly Bill No. 908 (AB...

 

HTMLCasting a Wider Net: Court Finds Private Equity Funds Liable for ERISA Withdrawal Liability
Grace Huang Ristuccia, Thomas Vasiljevich; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
April 25, 2016, previously published on April 11, 2016
On March 28, 2016, a district court in Massachusetts found two private equity funds (under the Sun Capital Partners, Inc. umbrella) jointly and severally liable for withdrawal liability imposed on one of its underlying portfolio companies, even though neither private equity fund owned 80 percent or...

 

HTMLGovernor Brown Signs California’s $15 Minimum Wage Bill
Christopher W. Olmsted; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
April 18, 2016, previously published on April 4, 2016
On April 4, 2016, Governor Brown—as expected—signed a bill to raise the state minimum wage rate to $15.00 per hour by 2022. The new law will increase the minimum wage for large and small businesses according to two schedules. It will also have the effect of increasing the minimum exempt...

 

HTMLCalifornia Employers: New Requirements Go Into Effect Today. Is Your Harassment/Discrimination Policy Ready?
Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak Stewart P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
April 18, 2016, previously published on April 1, 2016
On April 1, 2016, recent changes by the California Fair Employment and Housing Council to the regulations implementing the state’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) take effect. Among the changes are an expanded training requirement, whereby employers are required to train employees on...

 

HTMLA Beginner’s Guide to OSHA’s Final Silica Rule
John F. Martin; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
April 18, 2016, previously published on April 4, 2016
On March 24, 2016, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced its final rule on occupational exposure to respirable crystalline silica. The rule was published in the Federal Register on March 25, 2016.

 

HTMLThe Supreme Court’s Decision on Public Union Fees: Still Valid But No Further Guidance
Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak Stewart P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
April 18, 2016, previously published on March 29, 2016
On March 29, 2016, the Supreme Court of the United States issued a per curiam opinion in a case on the validity of public-sector “agency shop” arrangements, which permit unions to charge a fee (in order to pay for select costs) to public employees who do not join a union. During oral...

 

HTMLThe Grisly Death of Determination Letters for Individually Designed Plans
Kevin L. Burch, David S. Rosner; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
April 18, 2016, previously published on April 7, 2016
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced last year that it would end its staggered five-year remedial amendment cycle system for individually designed retirement plans under the determination letter program due to budgetary constraints and a lack of resources. The remedial amendment cycle...

 


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