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HTMLNCAA’s Limits on Athletes’ Compensation for Use of Their Names or Likenesses Violates Antitrust Laws
Jesse C. Ferrantella; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
September 25, 2014, previously published on September 22, 2014
The National Collegiate Athletic Association’s (NCAA) fundamental beliefs about the role of student-athletes and its economic model just received a partial rebuke from the courts. On August 8, 2014, a federal judge ruled that the NCAA’s rule prohibiting student-athletes from being...

 

HTMLWhite House Announces New EEOC Nomination
Hera S. Arsen; Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak Stewart P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
September 25, 2014, previously published on September 19, 2014
On September 15, the White House announced that President Obama’s nomination of Charlotte A. Burrows to the post of Commissioner of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) had been sent to the U.S. Senate. The announcement came just a few days after President Obama expressed...

 

HTMLRecent Changes to California Laws—the Healthcare Perspective
Mary E. Wright; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
September 25, 2014, previously published on September 23, 2014
The efforts made by professional athletes seeking workers’ compensation benefits for injuries that they sustained on the playing field has resulted in a considerable amount of drama in the press. As a result, the California legislature has amended the state Workers’ Compensation Act to...

 

HTMLWage Garnishments—A Big Problem with Solutions on the Horizon
Martin C. Brook; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
September 22, 2014, previously published on September 15, 2014
Today, much-needed attention is being paid to wage garnishments. National Public Radio (NPR) released a story concerning the increasing use of wage garnishments to collect debts. The NPR piece relies on a report also released today by payroll company ADP. The report provides data, which had...

 

HTMLCap-Subject H-1Bs Will Be Effective October 1
Maria Fernanda Gandarez, Ceridwen J. Koski; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
September 22, 2014, previously published on September 15, 2014
On October 1, 2014, FY 2015 H-1B cap-subject visa petitions will be valid. Individuals in possession of valid H-1B petitions must take appropriate action to demonstrate work authorization for the petitioning employer. For certain individuals, demonstrating H-1B status can be as straightforward as...

 

HTMLMedical Cannabis Implications for Employers in Minnesota
Cynthia A. Bremer, Jody A. Ward-Rannow; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
September 22, 2014, previously published on September 17, 2014
On May 29, 2014, Minnesota signed into law Minnesota’s medical cannabis bill (SF No. 2470), which passed the House 89-to-40 and the Senate 46-to-16. The law establishes a registry program for Minnesota residents to legally use medical cannabis for a qualifying medical condition. According to...

 

HTMLOSHA Announces Significant Alterations to Reporting Requirements
John F. Martin; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
September 22, 2014, previously published on September 12, 2014
On September 11, 2014, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced a final rule that significantly changes an employer’s duties to report workplace injuries to the agency.

 

HTMLIllinois Extends Sexual Harassment Protection to Unpaid Interns
Taylor N. Rollinson; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
September 22, 2014, previously published on September 15, 2014
Further extending the Illinois Human Rights Act’s already expansive protection of victims of sexual harassment, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn last month signed into law a bill amending the Act to protect unpaid interns against sexual harassment. The amendment becomes effective January 1, 2015.

 

HTMLMajor Retrogression in the EB-2/India Immigrant Visa Category Expected in the Fall of 2014
Justin Coffey, Charles Edward Gillman; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
September 22, 2014, previously published on September 15, 2014
The U.S. Department of State’s (DOS) Visa Bulletin sets out per country priority dates that regulate when an individual may begin the final phase of the “green card” process, either through adjustment of status or consular processing of an immigrant visa application. Those with a...

 

HTMLSettlement Highlights Importance of Compliance with Anti-Discrimination Provision of the Immigration and Nationality Act During the Employment Eligibility Verification Process
Justin Coffey, Diane M. Rish; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
September 19, 2014, previously published on September 15, 2014
On August 15, 2014, a California-based staffing company reached a settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices (OSC), resolving allegations that several branches of the company had violated the...

 


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