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HTMLMass Terminations—What Ontario Employers Need to Think About When Restructuring or Reducing Their Workforces
Michael Comartin; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 14, 2016, previously published on June 30, 2016
When discharging employees, it pays to be prepared. This is especially so when an employer is considering a large-scale restructuring.

 

HTMLNew Colorado Law Requires Employee Access to Personnel Files
David D. Powell, Steven R. Reid; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 14, 2016, previously published on June 28, 2016
On June 10, 2016, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper signed into law House Bill 16-1432. Effective January 1, 2017, the new law will require private sector employers to allow employees to access their personnel files at least once annually. The law does not apply to public sector employers (whose...

 

HTMLLubbock Judge Grants Motion to Halt Persuader Rule
Harold P. Coxson; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 14, 2016, previously published on June 27, 2016
On June 27, 2016, in National Federation of Independent Business et al. v. Perez, et al., the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas (Lubbock Division) granted Plaintiffs’ Motion for a Preliminary Injunction, thereby enjoining the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) from...

 

HTMLSeventh Circuit Voids Employee Promises to Not Pursue Wage and Hour Claims as Members of a Class or Collective Action
David F. Loeffler; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 14, 2016, previously published on June 27, 2016
Many employers will be surprised to learn that, under some circumstances, the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) may regulate their ability to enter into certain contractual agreements with employees. The decision of the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals in Lewis v. Epic Systems Corporation sets...

 

HTMLMinneapolis Passes Paid Sick and Safe Leave Ordinance
Natalie Ingraham Wyatt-Brown; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 13, 2016, previously published on June 23, 2016
On May 27, 2016, after more than six months of public discussion, the Minneapolis City Council unanimously approved an ordinance that will require all employers in the city to provide paid sick and safe leave to most workers. This adds to the patchwork of five states, 23 cities, and one county with...

 

HTMLImmigration Showdown: Defeat for the Obama Administration’s Deferred Action Policies
Phillip W. Pemberton; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 13, 2016, previously published on June 23, 2016
On Thursday, June 23, 2016, the Supreme Court of the United States reached a 4 - 4 tie on issues related to the validity of the Obama administration’s contested immigration programs, Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) and expanded Deferred Action...

 

HTMLCalifornia PAGA Amendments Will Expand Labor Officials’ Involvement in PAGA Claims
Tim L. Johnson, Robert A. Jones; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 13, 2016, previously published on June 23, 2016
On June 15, 2016, the California Legislature approved Governor Jerry Brown’s budget. As part of the budget, the Legislature passed SB 836. Included as part of this 96-page budget “trailer bill” are a number of amendments to the Labor Code Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA).

 

HTMLUnderstanding Singapore’s Employment Act and Its Recent Amendments
Christopher V. Anderson, Bonnie Puckett; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 13, 2016, previously published on June 27, 2016
As of April 1, 2016, the Singapore Ministry of Manpower is enforcing amendments to its Employment Act (EA), which was originally enacted in 1968 and revised in 2009. The amendments involve enhanced requirements for pay stubs, how to present employees with key employment terms in writing, and...

 

HTMLUK Votes to Leave the European Union: What Does This Mean for U.S. Companies With European Subsidiaries?
Simon J. McMenemy; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 13, 2016, previously published on June 24, 2016
The people of the United Kingdom have spoken on the issue of whether the United Kingdom should leave or remain in the European Union (EU), and by a narrow margin have decided to leave. In fact, by region, the voters of Scotland and Northern Ireland and a large majority in the country’s...

 

HTMLIt’s All Good in China, Until It Isn’t: Tips and Flags for PRC Employers
Jia Li, Bonnie Puckett; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 12, 2016, previously published on June 22, 2016
Due to factors such as China’s rapid economic development, a disconnect between legislation and enforcement, the country’s historic reliance on personal connections (or guanxi) to do business, and idiosyncratic local regulations available only in Chinese, many Western-headquartered...

 


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