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HTMLAre You on Candid Camera? The NLRB Just Made It More Difficult to Ban the Use of Recording Devices in the Workplace
John T. Merrell; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 1, 2016, previously published on January 15, 2016
On December 24, 2015, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued a decision in Whole Foods Market, Inc., 363 NLRB No. 87 (Dec. 24, 2015), finding for the first time that it is unlawful for an employer to adopt a work rule that prohibits employees from recording company meetings or...

 

HTMLSeattle Enacts Law to Strengthen Wage Theft and Other Labor Standards Ordinances
Russell S. Buhite; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 1, 2016, previously published on January 20, 2016
Seattle Mayor Edward B. Murray recently signed a measure strengthening the city’s ability to enforce minimum wage and other workplace standards. The Wage Theft Prevention and Labor Standards Harmonization Ordinance 2015 harmonizes enforcement procedures, allows for a phased-in private cause...

 

HTMLWhich Way Did Our Money Go? Supreme Court Decides ERISA Subrogation Issue
Hera S. Arsen, Timothy G. Verrall; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 1, 2016, previously published on January 20, 2016
On January 20, 2016, the Supreme Court of the United States addressed the first of several ERISA-related cases on its October 2015 docket, reversing the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals and concluding that the trustees of the National Elevator Industry Health Benefit Plan were a day late and...

 

HTMLHRA Access for Spouses and Dependents: A New Wrinkle for Form 1095-C
Thomas M. Christina; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 1, 2016, previously published on January 19, 2016
Imagine that you are filling out Internal Revenue Service Form 1095-Cs for 2015 for an employer that offers employees the opportunity to elect self-only or family coverage under a minimum value group health plan. The plan includes a health reimbursement account (HRA) that the employee can use for...

 

HTMLAre You a Joint Employer? WHD Issues Guidance in the Form of an Administrator’s Interpretation
Margaret Carroll Alli, Hera S. Arsen, Steven F. Pockrass, Alfred B. Robinson; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 29, 2016, previously published on January 20, 2016
On January 20, 2016, the Wage and Hour Division (WHD) of the U.S. Department of Labor released an Administrator’s Interpretation (AI) on joint employment under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act (MSPA). Continuing its quest to...

 

HTMLHow Not to Moot a Case: Supreme Court Rules Case Remains Live After Unaccepted Offer of Settlement
Hera S. Arsen; Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak Stewart P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 29, 2016, previously published on January 21, 2016
On January 20, 2016, the Supreme Court of the United States decided another case in a line of cases addressing the issue of class action mootness. Specifically, the justices ruled that an unaccepted settlement offer or offer of judgment does not moot a plaintiff’s case. “Like other...

 

HTML5 Key Developments in the H-2B Temporary Non-Agricultural Workers Program
Ceridwen J. Koski; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 29, 2016, previously published on January 25, 2016
On December 18, 2015, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016 (the Act) was signed into law. In addition to approving funding for a broad range of federal programs and agencies, the law also enacted a number of changes to the H-2B Temporary Non-Agricultural Workers Program that are likely to be...

 

Adobe PDFThe Rising Minimum Wages and Tip Credits for 2016: An Overview
Margaret Carroll Alli, Benjamin Ari Anchill; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 28, 2016, previously published on December 29, 2015
Effective January 1, 2016, 29 states plus the District of Columbia will have minimum wage rates that are above the federal minimum wage rate of $7.25 per hour. The District of Columbia will have, by far, one of the highest minimum wage rates in the country at $10.50 per hour until July 1, 2016, and...

 

HTMLNLRB to Consider Whether Students at Private Universities are “Employees” Covered by the NLRA
Lisa Karen Atkins, John Richard Carrigan; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 21, 2016, previously published on January 14, 2016
Whether graduate student assistants at private universities are “employees” covered by the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) might soon be taken up (again) by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).

 

HTMLCan Risk-Averse Lawyers Learn to Embrace Change? An Interview With Dr. Larry Richard
Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak Stewart P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 21, 2016, previously published on January 12, 2016
Larry Richard, J.D., Ph.D., is the founder of and principal consultant at LawyerBrain LLC. A former trial lawyer since trained as a psychologist, he now provides organization development consulting to large law firms using behavioral science and psychological research findings.

 


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