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HTMLLiquidated Damages: A Viable Alternative to Noncompetition Agreements in Louisiana?
Andrew P. Burnside, Katherine E. Pizzini; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 1, 2016, previously published on January 19, 2016
The Louisiana Third Circuit Court of Appeal recently issued an opinion that might pave the way for employers to use liquidated damages as a means of discouraging competition by former employees in certain circumstances.

 

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...

 

HTMLWhat Does 2016 Portend for Labor and Employment Law?
Harold P. Coxson; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 1, 2016, previously published on January 15, 2016
What is on the horizon for labor and employment policy in 2016, the last year of the Obama administration when the president will seek to cement his legacy, and a national election year when the White House and control of both houses of Congress are at stake? To take majority control of the U.S....

 

Adobe PDFOSHA's Delay in Launching Its Web Portal Raises Concerns for the Proposed Recordkeeping Rule
Melissa A. Bailey, Matthew Clark Thorne; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 1, 2016, previously published on January 21, 2016
At the start of 2015, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) made several changes to its regulations requiring employers to report certain work-related injuries and illnesses. Under the previous rule, employers had to report all work-related fatalities, as well as hospitalizations...

 

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...

 

HTMLChanges to the Visa Waiver Program Become Law
John A. Hill, Miguel A. Manna; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 21, 2016, previously published on January 12, 2016
On December 18, 2015, President Obama signed the “Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016” (H.R. 2029) into law. The law includes several important changes to the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) that are fundamentally identical to the VWP changes that the U.S. House of Representatives passed...

 


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