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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...

 

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As of April 1, 2016, the Singapore Ministry of Manpower is enforcing amendments to its Employment Act (EA), which was originally enacted in 1968 and revised in 2009.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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

HTMLWhat Employers Need to Know About the New State Garnishment Laws, Part II: Tennessee, California, South Dakota, and West Virginia
Martin C. Brook; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 12, 2016, previously published on June 21, 2016
The requirements and processes applicable to employers handling garnishments are primarily governed by state law-meaning that multi-state employers need to be aware of the federal Consumer Credit Protection Act (CCPA) in addition to the garnishment requirements in all states. Complicating matters...

 

HTMLEighth Circuit Joins Other Courts in Adopting Less Rigorous Standard for Violation of Securities Laws
Bruce J. Douglas, Colton D. Long; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 12, 2016, previously published on June 23, 2016
The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (SOX) prohibits a publicly traded company from discharging an employee in retaliation for providing information to a supervisor or another person in the company with investigative authority about "any conduct which the employee reasonably believes constitutes a...

 

HTMLCar Dealership’s Service Advisors’ Overtime Controversy Stalls in the Supreme Court
Hera S. Arsen, Ph.D., Alfred B. Robinson; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 12, 2016, previously published on June 20, 2016
On June 20, 2016, the Supreme Court of the United States issued a ruling regarding the Fair Labor Standards Act’s (FLSA) overtime exemption for “any salesman, partsman, or mechanic primarily engaged in selling or servicing automobiles” at a covered dealership under section...

 

HTMLTennessee’s Gun-Free Workplaces Must Heed New Notice Requirements
William Rutchow; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 12, 2016, previously published on June 22, 2016
Tennessee generally allows employers to prohibit employees and other individuals from possessing weapons on properties owned or operated by employers. The primary exception to this general rule concerns individuals with lawful handgun carry permits storing their weapons in their personal vehicles...

 


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