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HTMLD.C. Commuter Benefits Are Almost Here: Employers Must Comply by January 1
Vicki M. Nielsen; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 9, 2015, previously published on November 2, 2015
Employers with 20 or more employees working in the District of Columbia have fewer than 90 days to comply with a new law that requires them to offer commuter benefits to employees by January 1, 2016. Washington, D.C. is one of several cities and regions that have recently passed mandatory commuter...

 

HTMLCalifornia Court Upholds a Reduction of Attorneys’ Fees but Reverses a Reduction of Costs
Jill V. Cartwright; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 5, 2015, previously published on October 30, 2015
In a recent, unpublished opinion Myres v. San Francisco Housing Authority, a California Court of Appeal reversed a trial court’s order reducing the amount of costs a plaintiff had claimed as a result of limited success at trial.

 

HTMLNew Speaker, New Agenda—Old Problems?
Harold P. Coxson; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 5, 2015, previously published on October 30, 2015
It has been quite an eventful few weeks in Washington, D.C., with actions taken that perhaps will give rise to a brighter future on Capitol Hill. House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) resigned effective October 31 amid persistent attacks from the conservative House Republican Freedom Caucus.

 

HTMLContingency Planning for the Upcoming H-1B Season
Sara E. Herbek, Miguel A. Manna; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 2, 2015, previously published on October 28, 2015
The H-1B non-immigrant visa allows foreign workers in certain occupations to legally live and work in the United States for a U.S. employer. In recent years, a growing number of foreign workers have applied for H-1B visas, resulting in a “cap” on the number of visas that are awarded...

 

HTMLCalifornia Court Deems Truck Drivers Employees, Not Independent Contractors
Christopher W. Olmsted; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 2, 2015, previously published on October 29, 2015
Companies that classify workers as independent contractors are facing increasing scrutiny in court and before administrative agencies. A recent unpublished California Court of Appeal decision in a case titled Garcia v. Seacon Logix, Inc. highlights the factors considered by a court in determining...

 

HTMLNew York City Issues Fair Chance Act Notice Form for Criminal Background Checks
Gustavo A. Suarez, Aaron Warshaw, Stephen R. Woods; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 2, 2015, previously published on October 27, 2015
As we previously reported in July and June, New York City recently passed the Fair Chance Act (FCA), which becomes effective on Tuesday, October 27, 2015, and is applicable to criminal background checks.

 

HTMLNew York Expands Discrimination Protections Against Workplace Gender Bias
Michael R. Marra, A. Sonu Ray; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 2, 2015, previously published on October 29, 2015
On October 21, 2015, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law a number of bills, which cumulatively expand protections against gender discrimination, sexual harassment, domestic violence, and human trafficking. This comprehensive legislation, which grew out of the governor’s call for a...

 

HTMLNew York State Department of Labor Publishes Revised Proposed Regulations Governing Use of Payroll Debit Cards
Stephanie L. Aranyos, A. Sonu Ray; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 2, 2015, previously published on October 28, 2015
On October 28, 2015, the New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL) published revised proposed regulations modifying its draft regulations (which were initially published on May 27, 2015) governing permissible methods of wage payment, including the use of payroll debit cards (also referred to as...

 

HTMLNLRB Makes a Mess of the Burns Successorship Analysis and Worker Retention Laws
Seth D. Kaufman; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
October 29, 2015, previously published on October 22, 2015
New York City’s Displaced Building Service Workers Protection Act (DBSWPA) is one of numerous local worker retention laws, which apply to various industries in jurisdictions across the country, such as Los Angeles, San Francisco, Providence, Rhode Island, Washington D.C., and Philadelphia....

 

HTMLThe Schrems Saga Continues: Israeli Law, Information and Technology Authority Revokes Transfer Authorizations
Simon J. McMenemy, Hendrik Muschal, Grant D. Petersen; Ogletree Deakins International, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 29, 2015, previously published on October 22, 2015
Citing the European Court of Justice’s (ECJ) October 6, 2015 decision in Schrems v. Data Protection Commissioner, which invalidated the EU Commission’s Safe Harbor decision, the Israeli Law, Information and Technology Authority (ILITA) announced, on October 19, 2015, that it was...

 


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