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HTMLCourt Enforces Five-Year Noncompete Agreement in Connection With Sale of Business
Lawrence D. Smith; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
December 3, 2014, previously published on November 26, 2014
Employers drafting and seeking to enforce noncompete agreements struggle with structuring the temporal and geographic scope of the proposed noncompete covenant. The Texas Supreme Court has wrestled over the last few years to define the boundaries of when noncompete covenants can be enforced against...

 

HTMLAdministration Publishes Fall 2014 Unified Regulatory Agenda
Harold P. Coxson, Christina M. Crockett, Alfred B. Robinson, David S. Rosner; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
December 3, 2014, previously published on November 26, 2014
We expect 2015 to be a very busy year for actions on new or proposed federal regulations in the absence of congressional legislation. That was confirmed on November 21, 2014, when the administration published its “Unified Regulatory Agenda for Fall 2014” (Fall 2014 Regulatory Agenda)...

 

HTMLNew IRS Guidance May Require Amendments to Section 125 (“Cafeteria”) Plans
Christina M. Crockett; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
December 2, 2014, previously published on October 30, 2014
Many employers permit employees to pay for employer-sponsored health coverage, on a pre-tax basis, under Internal Revenue Code section 125 (“cafeteria”) plans. These plans generally require employees to make an irrevocable election to participate before the beginning of the health...

 

HTMLRare Insight Into NLRB GC’s Thinking on “Joint Employer” Standard
Harold P. Coxson; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
December 2, 2014, previously published on November 5, 2014
In an October 29 report, POLITICO Pro’s Brian Mahoney offered a behind the scenes insight into the thinking of National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) General Counsel Richard f. Griffin, Jr. on his initiatives to alter the Board’s “joint employer” standard. Quoting from...

 

HTMLCalifornia Court Finds Lack of Evidence Undermines False Claims Act and Retaliation Claims
Margaret Hutchins Campbell, Jesse C. Ferrantella; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
December 2, 2014, previously published on October 28, 2014
The Southern District of California recently issued a favorable ruling for employers under both the False Claims Act and California’s retaliatory discharge provision codified at California Labor Code section 1102.5. The court not only rejected the relator’s claims, but it also resolved...

 

HTMLDon’t Let Your Office Halloween Party “Unmask” Racial Insensitivity
Hera S. Arsen, J.D., Ph.D.; Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak Stewart P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
December 2, 2014, previously published on October 30, 2014
Employers may view Halloween celebrations at work as a no-brainer: Annual October office parties are often great boosts to employee morale, encouraging community, healthy competition, and team-building as participants eat, drink, carve pumpkins, or vote on outfits in costume contests. But...

 

HTMLThe 2014 Mid-Term Election Results and What They Mean for Labor and Employment Policy
Harold P. Coxson; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
December 2, 2014, previously published on November 5, 2014
In yesterday’s mid-term elections Republicans gained a substantial majority in the U.S. Senate (52-45) with three states undecided: (1) one “toss-up” state—Louisiana, which is still undecided and in which no candidate received 50 percent of the votes; (2) another...

 

HTMLThe Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination Provides Tips for Employers
Diane M. Saunders; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
December 2, 2014, previously published on November 5, 2014
On October 23, 2014, the Boston office hosted Commissioner Sunila Thomas-George, Commissioner Charlotte Golar Richie, and General Counsel Constance McGrane of the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD) at its semi-annual Breakfast Briefing. The MCAD commissioners and general counsel...

 

HTMLCalifornia’s Voting Leave Law: Employers’ Obligations as Election Day Approaches
Albert C. Nicholson; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
December 2, 2014, previously published on October 30, 2014
As Election Day quickly approaches, California employers are reminded that the state voting leave law allows employees to take time off to vote in a statewide election.

 

HTMLImpact of Supreme Court’s Recent Actions on Employee Benefits
Christina Maistrellis Broxterman, Karen Trapnell Shriver; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
December 2, 2014, previously published on October 28, 2014
On October 6, 2014, the Supreme Court of the United States denied review of seven petitions challenging federal court of appeal rulings in the Fourth, Seventh, and Tenth Circuits that had struck down state bans on same-sex marriage. The Supreme Court’s orders do not legalize same-sex marriage...

 


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