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HTMLMissouri Supreme Court “Calls an Audible,” Upholds Arbitration Agreement
Andrew L. Metcalf, James M. Paul; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 16, 2015, previously published on June 11, 2015
In recent years, Missouri courts have seemed reluctant to enforce arbitration agreements entered into between employers and employees. But in a recent decision, the Missouri Supreme Court reversed that trend and compelled arbitration of an employee’s age-discrimination claim. The...

 

HTMLRetaliation in the Fourth Circuit: Recent Decision Creates New Challenges for Employers
Tevis Marshall; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 16, 2015, previously published on June 8, 2015
In May 2015, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals (which has jurisdiction over federal courts in Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina) issued an opinion with negative consequences for employers facing claims of retaliation. In Foster v. University of Maryland-Eastern...

 

HTMLNew Texas “Open Carry” Legislation On Its Way to Becoming Law
Stephen J. Quezada; Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak Stewart P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 16, 2015, previously published on June 10, 2015
The Texas House of Representatives recently passed legislation (H.B. 910) that will allow holders of a concealed handgun license to carry holstered handguns in plain view. The Texas Senate passed its version of the “open carry” law (S.B. 17) in April 2015. The bills will proceed to...

 

HTMLProjected Impact of the Upcoming Overtime Rules On Retail and Hospitality
Diane M. Saunders; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 16, 2015, previously published on June 10, 2015
As we await the issuance of new federal overtime regulations, employers in the retail and hospitality industries may be interested in the recent National Retail Federation (NRF) report, “Rethinking Overtime.” The NRF report includes the results of a study conducted by Oxford Economics...

 

HTMLUniforms, Dress Codes, and the FLSA
Elizabeth S. Washko; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 8, 2015, previously published on June 3, 2015
The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) does not prohibit employers from requiring employees to follow a particular dress code or wear a designated uniform. However, it does prohibit employers from requiring employees to pay for uniforms, if such costs would cause an employee’s pay to drop below...

 

HTMLRhode Island and Federal Officials Agree to Cooperate in Investigating Independent Contractor Misclassification
Todd M. Torres; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 2, 2015, previously published on May 26, 2015
On May 7, 2015, the Wage and Hour Division (WHD) of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training (RI-DLT) entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in which they agreed to share information on independent contractor misclassification and coordinate...

 

HTMLShould Employers Guess Their Applicants’ Religion? SCOTUS Expected to Face Accommodations Issues Head On
Hera S. Arsen; Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak Stewart P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 2, 2015, previously published on May 26, 2015
The Supreme Court of the United States is poised to decide a case that should clarify employers’ obligations to provide applicants with accommodations for their religious practices. Simply put, the question is whether applicants must notify companies of any religious beliefs that would...

 

HTMLFifth Circuit Rejects Obama Administration’s Effort to Free Executive Actions From Injunction
Lowell Sachs; Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak Stewart P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 2, 2015, previously published on May 27, 2015
On May 26, 2015 a three judge panel for the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals rejected a request by the Obama administration to lift an injunction currently blocking aspects of President Obama’s executive action on immigration. The injunction, imposed by U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen on...

 

HTMLTemporary Suspension of USCIS ‘Premium Processing’ for H-1B Extensions
Jacquelyn P. Maroney, Caroline Tang; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 1, 2015, previously published on May 19, 2015
On May 19, 2015, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced a temporary suspension of its “premium processing” program as it relates to H-1B extensions in the United States. The suspension will be in effect from May 26, 2015, until July 27, 2015. Premium processing is...

 

HTMLTen Tips To Comply With California’s Upcoming Sick Pay Mandate
Christopher W. Olmsted; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 1, 2015, previously published on May 20, 2015
Mandatory sick pay is coming to California in less than 60 days. Beginning July 1, 2015, the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014 (HWHFA) will obligate employers in California to offer sick pay to nearly every category of employee. The minimum obligation is to provide sick pay at the...

 


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