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HTMLBack to School! Employers: Are You Ready for School-Related Leave for Parents?
Christopher W. Olmsted; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
August 21, 2014, previously published on August 18, 2014
The lazy days of summer are behind us this month as many children head back to school. Employers of parents with school-aged children should review California’s laws, which provide certain rights to employees to take time off from work to deal with school-related issues.

 

HTMLTexas Supreme Court Establishes That an At-Will Employee Does Not Have a Viable Fraud Claim Based on Continued Employment
Adam D. Boland; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
August 21, 2014, previously published on August 19, 2014
The Texas Supreme Court recently issued a much-anticipated opinion regarding fraud claims in the employment at will context. In Sawyer v. E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co., 430 S.W.3d 396 (Tex. 2014), the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals had certified two questions to the Texas Supreme Court...

 

HTMLNew Jersey Governor Christie Signs Ban the Box Law
Mark Diana, Steven J. Luckner, Jocelyn A. Merced, Evan J. Shenkman; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
August 18, 2014, previously published on August 12, 2014
On August 11, 2014, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed into law “The Opportunity to Compete Act”—also referred to as the “ban the box” law—adding New Jersey to the growing list of states where employers are prohibited from asking criminal conviction...

 

HTMLIllinois Permits Employer Use of Payroll Cards
Kwabena A. Appenteng, Norma Manjarrez; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
August 12, 2014, previously published on August 8, 2014
On August 6, 2014, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed HB5622 into law, amending the Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act (IWPCA) to permit employers to pay employees using payroll cards. Up until now, the IWPCA permitted employers to pay their employees by only cash, check, or direct deposit...

 

HTMLSEC Brings First Whistleblower Anti-Retaliation Enforcement Action
Margaret Hutchins Campbell, Jesse C. Ferrantella; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
August 12, 2014, previously published on August 7, 2014
On June 16, 2014, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) resolved its first whistleblower retaliation enforcement action. The SEC’s order against Paradigm Capital Management, Inc. is the first-ever enforcement action brought by the agency under the anti-retaliation provisions of...

 

HTMLNLRB Decisions on “Micro Units” Provide Guidance for Employers Concerned With Union Organizing
Eric C. Stuart; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
August 12, 2014, previously published on August 7, 2014
In two recent decisions, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) reached different conclusions on whether unions can organize small groups of employees in a workplace. While the NLRB’s decisions in Macy’s, Inc. and The Neiman Marcus Group, Inc. d/b/a Bergdorf Goodman, both deal with...

 

HTMLPresident Obama Issues Two Executive Orders in 10-Day Period
Leigh M. Nason; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
August 6, 2014, previously published on July 31, 2014
President Obama issued the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order on Wednesday, July 30 only 10 days after prohibiting federal contractors from discriminating based on sexual orientation and gender identity, in the Further Amendments to Executive Order 11478, Equal Employment Opportunity in...

 

HTMLMinnesota Minimum Wage Increases Today
Jody A. Ward-Rannow; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
August 6, 2014, previously published on August 1, 2014
In April the Minnesota legislature passed legislation establishing incremental increases to the state minimum wage over the next three years. The first increase takes effect on August 1, 2014. The new minimum wage impacts employers differently. Here are several key provisions and the impact they...

 

HTMLThe Arbitration Obligations Imposed by the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order
Hera S. Arsen, J.D., Ph.D., Ron Chapman, Leigh M. Nason; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
August 6, 2014, previously published on August 1, 2014
As we discussed yesterday in our blog post, “President Obama Issues Two Executive Orders in 10-Day Period,” this week President Obama issued the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order. Under this order, federal contractors will be required to disclose labor law violations and...

 

HTMLDiscrimination Enforcement: Justice Department Settles Immigration-Related Discrimination Claim
Nicole Brooks; Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak Stewart P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
August 4, 2014, previously published on July 31, 2014
The Department of Justice (DOJ), through its Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices (OSC), recently settled a claim alleging discrimination, based on unfair documentary practices during the employment verification process, against employment-authorized...

 


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