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HTMLOSHA Proposes to Apply Its Lockout Standard to Expected Startups
Arthur G. Sapper; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
October 27, 2016, previously published on October 20, 2016
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Lockout Standard (29 C.F.R. 1910.147) applies today only to “unexpected” startups of machinery. For example, the standard does not apply if alarms give employees such clearly audible and timely warning that any startup...

 

HTMLMexican Senate Approves Labor Justice Amendment to the Constitution
Ana Paula Delsol Espada, Oscar Margain Vega, Pietro Straulino-Rodriguez, Rodrigo de la Concha Alvarez; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
October 27, 2016, previously published on October 25, 2016
Several months ago, President Enrique Peña Nieto proposed to amend the Mexican Constitution in order to modify the labor process. The Senate of the Republic approved the amendment on October 13, 2016. The goal of this amendment is to bring legal certainty to the labor process and create new...

 

HTMLUSCIS Rolls Out the Blanket L Revised Form I-129S Effective Date
Leigh N. Ganchan; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
October 27, 2016, previously published on October 20, 2016
Over the summer, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published an updated edition of Form I-129S, Nonimmigrant Petition Based on Blanket L Petition. The new edition is dated “6/2/16.” Blanket L visa applicants with consular appointments have been required to use...

 

HTMLNorthern District Court of California Addresses Residential Treatment for an Eating Disorder in Krysten C. v. Blue Shield of California
Sean P. Nalty; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
October 27, 2016, previously published on October 25, 2016
Litigation under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) involving the payment of benefits for residential treatment can be challenging—particularly when those claims involve eating disorders. A patient may argue that if treatment is discontinued prematurely, he or she will...

 

HTMLEmployers Better Sober Up: The EEOC Is Targeting Prescription Drug Testing Policies
Michael Clarkson; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
October 25, 2016, previously published on October 18, 2016
While prescription drug use and abuse pose serious concerns for the health and safety of workplaces, two recent cases filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) suggest that employers need to be very cautious about how they deal with such issues.

 

HTMLElection Time and the Minnesota Voter Leave Law
Bruce J. Douglas; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
October 25, 2016, previously published on October 17, 2016
Minnesota is one of several states that require all employers, both public sector and private sector, to grant time off with pay to employees to vote in the upcoming general election to be held on Tuesday, November 8, 2016.

 

HTMLGrooming Policies in the Workplace: 11th Circuit Upholds Employer’s Dreadlock Ban
Lisa Kaplan, Samantha K. Smith; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
October 25, 2016, previously published on October 13, 2016
The Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled that an employer’s policy banning dreadlocks did not constitute racial discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. In doing so, the court rejected the argument that hairstyle can be a determinant of racial identity for...

 

HTMLA New Primer on Voting Leave Requirements: Are You Ready for the Elections?
Matthew K. Johnson; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
October 25, 2016, previously published on October 19, 2016
The U.S. general election is scheduled for Tuesday, November 8, 2016. In this election, voters will determine the next president of the United States, and all 435 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives and 34 of the 100 seats in the U.S. Senate are up for grabs. In addition, 12 states will hold...

 

HTMLNo Rest for the Weary: Breaking Down DOL’s New Paid Sick Leave Mandate for Federal Contractors
James J. Murphy; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
October 25, 2016, previously published on October 12, 2016
The regulatory onslaught for federal contractors just won’t stop. The “contractor blacklisting” regulations implementing Executive Order 13673, Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces are set to take effect by the end of this month. On September 29, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)...

 

HTMLBlocking the New Overtime Salary Threshold? Hearing on Request for an Injunction Scheduled for November
Margaret Carroll Alli; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
October 25, 2016, previously published on October 19, 2016
A hearing has been scheduled for November 16, 2016 in a Texas federal court to decide whether an injunction will be issued to block the substantially increased salary threshold to qualify as exempt under the new overtime rule, which is anticipated to take effect on December 1, 2016.

 


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