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HTMLConnecticut Supreme Court: Punitive Damages Are Not Recoverable Under State Employment Discrimination Statute
Ashley Totorica, Marc L. Zaken; Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak Stewart P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 8, 2017, previously published on January 18, 2017
The Connecticut Supreme Court rang in the new year with a ruling long awaited by employers, settling the lingering question as to whether punitive damages are recoverable for claims under the Connecticut Fair Employment Practices Act (CFEPA), the state’s employment discrimination statute. In...

 

HTML“Change” Comes to Washington - What to Expect
Harold P. Coxson; Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak Stewart P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 3, 2017, previously published on January 10, 2017
On January 20, 2017, President-elect Donald Trump will be inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States, with an ambitious agenda set for the first 100 days, including the confirmation of his cabinet appointees and a yet-to-be-named Supreme Court nominee. Among his first acts,...

 

HTMLMorristown, New Jersey Paid Sick Leave Notice and Poster Now Available
Michael J. Riccobono; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 3, 2017, previously published on January 6, 2017
In advance of the January 11, 2017 effective date of the Morristown Paid Sick Leave Ordinance, the Town of Morristown, New Jersey just released its “Notice of Employee Rights to Paid Sick Time” (in addition to a Spanish version of the notice). Employers in Morristown must provide this...

 

HTMLAAO National Interest Waiver Decision May Open Doors for a Broader Group of Professionals and Entrepreneurs Seeking Green Cards
Ann Louise Brown, Leigh N. Ganchan; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 23, 2017, previously published on January 10, 2017
On December 27, 2016, the Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) -the appellate body for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)-announced a new standard for National Interest Waiver visa petitions in a precedent decision, Matter of Dhanasar. This reassessment comes after almost 20 years of...

 

HTMLVirginia Governor Issues Executive Order to Combat Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Discrimination Among State Contractors
Tevis Marshall; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 23, 2017, previously published on January 9, 201
Virginia law does not currently prohibit discrimination on the bases of sexual orientation or gender identity. However, as Governor Terry McAuliffe stated in a news release on January 5, 2017, “Starting today, the Commonwealth of Virginia will not do business with entities that discriminate...

 

HTMLKentucky Becomes the 27th Right-to-Work State and Repeals Its Prevailing Wage Law
Timothy C. Kamin; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 23, 2017, previously published on January 11, 2017
In lightning-fast fashion, Kentucky became the 27th state to enact right-to-work legislation over the weekend. After the 2016 elections, in which Republicans took control of the Kentucky House of Representatives for the first time since 1920, right-to-work was at the top of the agenda. Governor...

 

HTMLTexas Introduces State Pay Equity Bill Banning Inquiries Into Prior Salaries
Raven Rena Applebaum, Lara C. de Leon; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 23, 2017, previously published on January 11, 2017
Following the growing trend of states enacting laws that address pay equity in the workplace, Texas State Representative Eric Johnson introduced House Bill 290 in the Texas legislature, seeking to amend the Texas Labor Code to prohibit sex discrimination in compensation.

 

HTMLFido Can’t Help Ring in the New Year (Unless He’s a True Service Animal)
Rene L. Duckworth, James M. Paul; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 12, 2017, previously published on January 3, 2017
Individuals wishing to begin the new year by taking a beloved pet or emotional support animal out to a restaurant may run into new legal deterrents in some states. While the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) entitles people with disabilities to bring “service animals” into public...

 

HTMLSo You’re Going Global! Five Employment Basics for U.S. Companies Expanding Overseas
Carson G. Burnham, Rebecca L. Marks; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 12, 2017, previously published on January 4, 2017
Your company is doing well in the United States, and you are looking to expand internationally. That can be a very exciting time! But besides the practical logistics (e.g., Do I need to set up a subsidiary to hire someone overseas?), what fundamentals do you need to know before you take on an...

 

HTMLMassachusetts High Court Rules Prong Two of Independent Contractor Test is Severable for FAAAA Preemption Purposes
Robert M. Shea; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 12, 2017, previously published on January 5, 2017
Massachusetts’s highest court recently issued a decision that impacts the ability of delivery companies operating in the commonwealth to use independent contractors in providing delivery services. In Chambers v. RDI Logistics, Inc., the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) ruled that...

 


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