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HTMLCan a Massachusetts Religious School Refuse to Employ a Worker in a Same Sex Marriage
Francesco A. DeLuca, Neil V. McKittrick; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 5, 2016, previously published on February 1, 2016
In Barrett v. Fontbonne Academy, the Massachusetts Superior Court curtailed various statutory and constitutional defenses available to an employer affiliated with a religious institution that faces discrimination claims under Massachusetts General Laws chapter 151B, the state’s...

 

HTMLWhat’s Driving the 2016 Regulatory Agenda for Labor and Employment Regulations?
Harold P. Coxson; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 5, 2016, previously published on January 29, 2016
As President Barack Obama enters the final year of his term in office, his far-reaching regulatory agenda for 2016 is full of labor and employment proposals that have eluded his predecessors. "In Washington, no bad idea ever goes away," or so the saying goes; indeed, like the Phoenix...

 

HTMLDHS Issues New Regulations for Certain Highly Skilled Workers
Ceridwen J. Koski; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 1, 2016, previously published on January 20, 2016
On Friday, January 15, 2016, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security published a final rule-Enhancing Opportunities for H-1B1, CW-1, and E-3 Nonimmigrants and EB-1 Immigrants-in the Federal Register. The new regulations, which will go into effect on February 16, 2016, apply existing rules to...

 

HTMLSeattle Enacts Law to Strengthen Wage Theft and Other Labor Standards Ordinances
Russell S. Buhite; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 1, 2016, previously published on January 20, 2016
Seattle Mayor Edward B. Murray recently signed a measure strengthening the city’s ability to enforce minimum wage and other workplace standards. The Wage Theft Prevention and Labor Standards Harmonization Ordinance 2015 harmonizes enforcement procedures, allows for a phased-in private cause...

 

HTMLAre You on Candid Camera? The NLRB Just Made It More Difficult to Ban the Use of Recording Devices in the Workplace
John T. Merrell; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 1, 2016, previously published on January 15, 2016
On December 24, 2015, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued a decision in Whole Foods Market, Inc., 363 NLRB No. 87 (Dec. 24, 2015), finding for the first time that it is unlawful for an employer to adopt a work rule that prohibits employees from recording company meetings or...

 

HTMLWhich Way Did Our Money Go? Supreme Court Decides ERISA Subrogation Issue
Hera S. Arsen, Timothy G. Verrall; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 1, 2016, previously published on January 20, 2016
On January 20, 2016, the Supreme Court of the United States addressed the first of several ERISA-related cases on its October 2015 docket, reversing the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals and concluding that the trustees of the National Elevator Industry Health Benefit Plan were a day late and...

 

HTMLWhat Does 2016 Portend for Labor and Employment Law?
Harold P. Coxson; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 1, 2016, previously published on January 15, 2016
What is on the horizon for labor and employment policy in 2016, the last year of the Obama administration when the president will seek to cement his legacy, and a national election year when the White House and control of both houses of Congress are at stake? To take majority control of the U.S....

 

HTMLImmigration Showdown: Supreme Court to Hear Appeal on President Obama’s Immigration Agenda
Phillip W. Pemberton; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 1, 2016, previously published on January 20, 2016
On Tuesday, January 19, 2016, the Supreme Court of the United States agreed to hear the appeal filed by the Obama administration relating to its plan to defer deportations and provide work authorization for certain undocumented individuals in the United States. This move clears the path for a final...

 

HTMLPuerto Rico's Qualifying Employees May Use Paid Sick Leave to Care for Others
Enrique A. Del Cueto-Perez, Diana J. Nehro; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 1, 2016, previously published on January 19, 2016
Effective December 31, 2015, all employers in Puerto Rico with at least 16 employees must allow eligible employees to use up to 5 paid sick leave days to care for an ill spouse, parent, or child. Eligible employees are those covered by the Puerto Rico Minimum Wage, Vacation, and Sick Leave Act...

 

HTMLLiquidated Damages: A Viable Alternative to Noncompetition Agreements in Louisiana?
Andrew P. Burnside, Katherine E. Pizzini; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 1, 2016, previously published on January 19, 2016
The Louisiana Third Circuit Court of Appeal recently issued an opinion that might pave the way for employers to use liquidated damages as a means of discouraging competition by former employees in certain circumstances.

 


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