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HTMLAmendments to D.C. Accrued Sick and Safe Leave Act Creates New Hurdles for Employers
Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak Stewart P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 24, 2015, previously published on March 3, 2015
The District of Columbia’s Accrued Sick and Safe Leave Act of 2008 (ASSLA), which requires employers to provide paid leave to employees for their own or a family member’s illness as well as in certain other situations, was amended by the Council of the District of Columbia in 2013 and...

 

HTMLTurning Metrics Into Money: An Interview With Solange Charas, Ph.D.
Jathan Janove; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 24, 2015, previously published on March 17, 2015
Solange Charas, Ph.D. is chief executive officer (CEO) of Charas Consulting, Inc. In her career, she has served as a chief human resources officer (CHRO) and corporate board director, her research has been published in Harvard Business Review and The Corporate Board magazine, and she has appeared...

 

HTMLNew Requirements for Companies Hiring Foreign Workers Under Canada’s International Mobility Program
Bernhard Mueller; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 24, 2015, previously published on February 21, 2015
On February 11, 2015, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) issued amended regulations meant to enhance accountability for employers that hire foreign workers under the International Mobility Program (IMP), that is, those hiring foreign nationals who are exempt from the Labour Market Impact...

 

HTMLD.C. Joins the “Ban the Box” Trend and Enacts the Fair Criminal Record Screening Amendment Act of 2014
John S. Bolesta, Amanda N. Pickens; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 24, 2015, previously published on March 9, 2015
The primary initiative of the “Ban the Box” nationwide campaign is to persuade employers to remove the “check box” asking applicants if they have a criminal record from their hiring applications. The purpose of the initiative is to enable former offenders to display their...

 

HTMLSEC Investigating Companies’ Employment Contracts That Restrict Whistleblowing
Margaret Hutchins Campbell, Jesse C. Ferrantella; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 24, 2015, previously published on March 12, 2015
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) may soon be investigating the agreements companies make with their employees. According to a February 25, 2015 Wall Street Journal report, the SEC has sent requests to several companies asking for years of employment contracts, nondisclosure...

 

HTMLEEOC FY 2014 Statistics Are Here: What Do They Mean for Employers?
Evan J. Shenkman, Evan J. Shenkman; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 24, 2015, previously published on February 8, 2015
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) just released its fiscal year (FY) 2014 enforcement and litigation statistical report for the private sector. Presented annually, the report always contains some nuggets for employers and employment attorneys, and this year’s is no...

 

HTMLA WARN Act Roundup: Jury Trial Rights, the Unforeseen Business Circumstances Defense, and the Single Employer Rule
Michael R. Marra, Melissa Jill Osipoff; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 23, 2015, previously published on February 27, 2015
Towards the end of 2014, three federal courts explored developing issues under the federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act of 1988 (WARN Act), 29 U.S.C. §§ 2101-2109 et. seq. Below is a summary of three notable cases that employers may find helpful if contemplating a...

 

HTMLSame-Sex Spouses to be Covered by FMLA as of March 27, 2015
Amanda C. Couture; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 23, 2015, previously published on March 2, 2015
On February 25, 2015, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) finalized a new rule (which was published in the Federal Register) expanding protections under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) for same-sex married couples.

 

HTMLDHS Funding Hangs In Balance While Congress Squares Off Over Executive Action on Immigration
Justin Coffey, Lowell Sachs; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 23, 2015, previously published on March 3, 2015
A chess match continues to be fought in Congress over the fate of President Obama’s executive action on immigration. The standoff is over disagreement as to whether President Obama exceeded his constitutional authority by attempting to bypass Congress and put into effect a collection of...

 

HTMLFrench Terminations: What Happens if You Miss the End of the Probationary Period?
Rebecca Marks; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 23, 2015, previously published on February 27, 2015
You know that sinking feeling: you have a new employee in France who is not working out, and the manager has left it until the last minute to let you know. What happens if the required termination notice period will now extend beyond the end of the employee’s trial period? Does that...

 


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