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HTMLA Commitment to Diversity in Practice Versus in Theory-Interview of Mel Jones, Skanska
Jathan Janove; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 3, 2015, previously published on January 14, 2015
Mel Jones is Northwest Diversity Manager for Skanska USA, a multibillion dollar international building and development company. Before joining Skanska, Jones was a civil engineer and owned his own engineering design company. As an African American business owner, Jones experienced the...

 

HTMLMisclassification Initiatives Spread As Florida Signs Formal Pact with DOL
William J. Cantrell, Margaret Santen Hanrahan; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 3, 2015, previously published on January 16, 2015
On January 13, 2015, the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Wage and Hour Division and the Florida Department of Revenue’s General Tax Administration (FDOR) entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) in which they agreed to share information on independent contractor...

 

HTMLMandatory Retirement Plans in Illinois
Karen N. Brandon, Aimee E. Dreiss; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 3, 2015, previously published on January 5, 2015
Is Illinois the precursor to mandatory retirement savings programs across the country the way that Massachusetts was for mandatory health care? Illinois has become the first state to require that private-sector employers offer their employees retirement benefits. The Illinois Secure Choice Savings...

 

HTMLAmendments to Illinois's Eavesdropping Statute Signed Into Law
Kwabena A. Appenteng; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 3, 2015, previously published on January 8, 2015
On December 30, 2014, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed Senate Bill 1342 into law, amending the Eavesdropping Article of the Illinois Criminal Code (720 ILCS 5/14) that was struck down by the Illinois Supreme Court last year as unconstitutional. (Our April 2014 blog post, “Illinois Supreme...

 

HTMLMartial Arts & Legal Ethics
Jathan Janove; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 3, 2015, previously published on January 29, 2015
Years ago, I studied Karate. Karate is defensive. My Sensei used to say, “The best fight is the one you avoid.” Yet we were drilled endlessly on block-strike techniques. The attack comes; you block it; and then you strike your attacker. In real life, this can mean injuring or even...

 

HTMLFeb. 2 Deadline Looming to Implement Retroactive Increase in 2014 Mass Transit Benefit Limits
Vicki M. Nielsen; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 3, 2015, previously published on January 23, 2015
Affected employers must move quickly to take advantage of a special administrative procedure regarding a retroactive increase in excludable transit benefits enacted on December 19, 2014, under the Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014 (TIPA). Because affected Internal Revenue Service (IRS)...

 

HTMLNew Year’s Resolution for Missouri Employers: Arbitration Agreements In Light of Jimenez v. Cintas Corporation
Andrew L. Metcalf, R. Lance Witcher; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 3, 2015, previously published on January 26, 2015
Still looking for a New Year’s resolution? The Missouri Court of Appeals rang in 2015 by refusing to enforce an arbitration agreement between an employer and an employee. The decision continues the robust trend in Missouri of restricting the enforceability of arbitration clauses. If your...

 

HTMLSupreme Court Rejects Analysis of Duration of Retiree Benefits As Contrary to Contract Law
Hera S. Arsen; Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak Stewart P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 3, 2015, previously published on January 26, 2015
On January 26, 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States resolved a long-standing dispute between the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals and the remainder of the federal judiciary in a case concerning the extent to which retiree health care benefits provided for in a collective bargaining agreement...

 

HTMLOFCCP Posts Two New FAQs on Veteran Self-Identification and the VETS-4212 Form
Hera S. Arsen, Leigh M. Nason; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 3, 2015, previously published on January 24, 2015
On October 27, 2014, a new reporting form for veterans, the VETS 4212 reporting form, replaced the VETS-100A and VETS-100 Forms. In response to inquiries about contractors’ new requirements as a result of this chance, on January 20, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP)...

 

HTMLNew Jersey Supreme Court Reshapes Sexual Harassment Claims
Carmen J. DiMaria, Mark Diana, Thomas J. Rattay; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 3, 2015, previously published on February 12, 2015
On February 11, 2015, the New Jersey Supreme Court issued a landmark ruling that will reshape hostile work environment sexual harassment cases brought under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination, N.J.S.A. 10:5-1 to -49 (LAD). The court’s decision in Aguas v. State of New Jersey (A-35-13,...

 


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