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HTMLCalifornia Supreme Court Lets Arbitration Award Stand, Dodges “Honest Belief” Defense
Ameneh K. Ernst; Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak Stewart P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 23, 2015, previously published on January 30, 2015
Richey v. Autonation, Inc., No. S207536 (January 29, 2015): On January 29, 2015, the California Supreme Court issued a decision holding that an employee who is on medical leave does not have a greater right to reinstatement or to other benefits and conditions of employment than if he or she had...

 

HTMLExotic Dancers’ Class Action Employment Suit Stays Alive in California
Ameneh K. Ernst; Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak Stewart P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 23, 2015, previously published on January 30, 2015
Salazar v. Victory Entertainment, Inc., No. B249888 (December 15, 2014): In a recent decision, a California Court of Appeal revived a class action lawsuit brought by a group of exotic dancers who claimed that they were misclassified as independent contractors. The three-judge panel reversed a trial...

 

HTMLThe Price is Wrong: California Court OKs a New Trial in Game Show Model’s Pregnancy Bias Case
Hera S. Arsen; Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak Stewart P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 23, 2015, previously published on January 30, 2015
Cochran v. FremantleMedia North America, Inc., No. B247541 (December 11, 2014): In a recent unpublished ruling, the California Court of Appeal affirmed a trial court’s order granting a new trial in a case brought by a game show model who was not rehired by the show after giving birth and who...

 

HTMLEmployer May Obtain Judicial Review of California Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board Decision
Jennifer L. Santa Maria; Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak Stewart P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 23, 2015, previously published on January 30, 2015
West Hollywood Community Health and Fitness Center v. California Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board, No. B248641 (December 5, 2014): A California Court of Appeal recently reversed a trial court’s dismissal of a writ of mandate. The court found that an employer may obtain judicial review of...

 

HTMLCalifornia School Teacher’s Claim That She Was Fired Due to a Computer Error Proceeds
Hera S. Arsen; Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak Stewart P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 23, 2015, previously published on January 30, 2015
Rommel v. Los Angeles Unified School District, No. B253405 (December 5, 2014): In a recent unpublished ruling, the California Court of Appeal reversed a trial court’s judgment in favor of a school district and against a teacher who claimed that she was fired while on disability leave as a...

 

HTMLDOL Clarifies When an Employer’s LCA Wage Obligations Cease to Terminated Workers Who Obtain Subsequent Approved H-1B Employment
Andrew Drozdowski; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 23, 2015, previously published on January 30, 2015
On December 22, 2014, the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Administrative Review Board (ARB) issued an important Final Order and Decision clarifying precisely when an H-1B employer’s Labor Condition Application (LCA) back pay obligations to a laid-off employee cease under the...

 

HTMLMissouri Court of Appeals Further Restricts Arbitration Agreements
Andrew L. Metcalf, R. Lance Witcher; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 23, 2015, previously published on January 27, 2015
The Missouri Court of Appeals rang in the New Year by issuing an opinion that continues the trend in Missouri of restricting the enforceability of arbitration clauses. In light of this decision, employers should revisit their arbitration agreements to determine whether they are still enforceable...

 

HTMLCalifornia Supreme Court Rules On-Duty Guards Entitled to Pay for On-Call and Sleep Time
Carolyn E. Sieve; Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak Stewart P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 9, 2015, previously published on January 9, 2015
On January 8, 2015, the California Supreme Court issued a decision holding that the on-call hours for security guards who work 24-hour shifts constituted compensable hours worked. Further, the court ruled that the guards’ employer could not exclude “sleep time” from the...

 

HTMLNew York Employers Must Provide Unpaid Leave to Volunteer Emergency Responders During Declared Emergencies
Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak Stewart P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 9, 2015, previously published on December 31, 2014
Effective December 22, 2014, New York employers must provide unpaid leave to employees who serve as volunteer firefighters or volunteer ambulance personnel whenever the governor declares a state of emergency.

 

HTMLEugene, Oregon Publishes Proposed Paid Sick Leave Rules
Sean M. Driscoll; Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak Stewart P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 9, 2015, previously published on January 15, 2015
The city of Eugene, Oregon passed a mandatory paid sick leave ordinance last July, which is set to take effect later this year. The city has now published proposed rules that provide the all-important details about how the ordinance will actually work and what employers must do to comply. Below is...

 


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