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HTMLHow Much Harm Is Enough? SCOTUS Tackles Standing to Sue
Hera S. Arsen, Gustavo A. Suárez; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 3, 2016, previously published on May 16, 2016
On May 16, 2016, the Supreme Court of the United States decided a case, Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins, (No. 13-1339), involving standing to maintain an action in federal court. In the Spokeo case, an individual claimed that a search engine company willfully failed to comply with the Fair Credit Reporting...

 

HTMLThe DOL's New Final Overtime Rule Is Likely To Be Released on Wednesday
Hera S. Arsen, Alfred B. Robinson; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 30, 2016, previously published on May 16, 2016
The U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Wage and Hour Division delivered its proposed final revisions to the Fair Labor Standards Act’s (FLSA’s) Part 541 overtime regulations to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) two...

 

HTMLEEOC Issues Final Rules on Employer Wellness Programs
Jeanne Ellen Floyd, Karen Trapnell Shriver; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 30, 2016, previously published on May 16, 2016
On May 16, 2016, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued final rules on employer-sponsored wellness programs. The final rules clarify the EEOC’s position on wellness plan compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Title II of the Genetic Information...

 

HTMLNYC Issues Guidance on Protections for Pregnant Employees
Melissa Jill Osipoff; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 30, 2016, previously published on May 18, 2016
On May 6, 2016, the New York City Commission on Human Rights issued guidance that defines what constitutes pregnancy discrimination under the New York City Human Rights Law (NYCHRL), and provides clear examples of when and how employers should make accommodations for employees based on pregnancy,...

 

HTMLNew One-Stop Online Employment Resource for Veterans and Employers
Dara L. DeHaven; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 30, 2016, previously published on May 17, 2016
On May 2, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Veterans’ Employment and Training Service launched a one-stop online resource for employment services for veterans. The new website, Veterans.gov, brings together job banks, state employment offices, American Job Centers,...

 

HTMLNew OT Regs About to be Published: Employers to Face a Dramatic Increase in Minimum Salary Requirement for Major Exemptions
Steven F. Pockrass; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 30, 2016, previously published on May 17, 2016
The new minimum salary level for the executive, administrative, and professional employee exemptions under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) will be $913 per week, or $47,476 per year, under final regulations that will be released on Wednesday, May 18, 2016, by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)....

 

HTMLCombining 10-Minute Rest Breaks May—or May Not—Be Lawful in California
Christopher W. Olmsted; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 27, 2016, previously published on May 9, 2016
When must rest breaks occur, and may a company allow employees to combine their rest breaks with other breaks? California’s nuanced meal and rest break rules have spawned an endless cycle of litigation, and as a recent appellate court case illustrates, the rules remain imprecise.

 

HTMLLayoffs Without WARN-ing: How to Use the Unforeseeable Business Circumstance Exception
Stanley G. Schroeder; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 27, 2016, previously published on May 5, 2016
A recent federal trial court decision out of Delaware, In re AE Liquidation, Inc. v. Burtch, No. 14-1492-LPS (D. Del. Mar. 31, 2016), illustrates how, even in the context of a very troubled business, the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act’s “unforeseeable business...

 

HTMLStorm Clouds and Silver Linings for Employers: An Analysis of the DOL’s Final FLSA Part 541 Regulations
Steven F. Pockrass, Alfred B. Robinson; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 27, 2016, previously published on May 18, 2016
The minimum salary threshold to qualify for the executive, administrative, and professional exemptions to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) will more than double on December 1, 2016, from $23,660 per year to $47,476 per year. This is the most notable—but not the only - change to the FLSA...

 

HTMLRetailers Share Struggles and Strategies in Preparing for Overtime Changes
Diane M. Saunders; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 27, 2016, previously published on May 3, 2016
The proposed changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act’s (FLSA) overtime rules were a hot topic on the minds of retailers at the National Retail Federation’s Committee on Employment Law meeting, which was held on April 21-22, 2016. At the conference, Elizabeth S. Washko, Office Managing...

 


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