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HTMLConnecticut Becomes the First State to Increase Minimum Wage to $10.10 per Hour by 2017
Steven P. Cuff; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
April 4, 2014, previously published on April 2, 2014
On March 27, 2014, Connecticut became the first state in the country to pass legislation mandating an increase to the state minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by 2017—the same rate to which President Barack Obama is seeking to raise the federal minimum wage. The Connecticut state legislature...

 

HTMLShame On Who? Responding to Union Corporate Campaigns, Protests, and Bannering
Eric C. Stuart; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
April 4, 2014, previously published on March 31, 2014
The recent retail and fast food industry protests regarding demands for a “living wage” remind us that corporate campaigns by unions are a form of corporate warfare. They seek to inflict upon employers a “death from a thousand cuts.” Corporate campaign tactics include...

 

HTMLJudgment Reduced, but the Importance of Monitoring Plan Investments Reaffirmed
Preston R. Burch; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
April 4, 2014, previously published on April 2, 2014
On March 19, 2014, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld one of the first excessive fee rulings in favor of retirement plan participants.

 

HTMLNew York City Mayor Signs Expanded Sick Time Law, Effective April 1, 2014
Allison E. Ianni; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
April 3, 2014, previously published on March 31, 2014
On March 20, 2014, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed amendments to the New York City Earned Sick Time Act which, according to his administration, will extend the right to paid sick leave to a half million more New Yorkers. The Act, including the recent amendments, takes effect on April 1,...

 

HTMLReligious Freedom, Contraceptive Services, and The ACA: The Dilemma of the Self-Certification Provision
P. Kramer Rice; Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak Stewart P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
April 2, 2014, previously published on March 29, 2014
On February 21, 2014, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, in a 2-to-1 decision, denied a preliminary injunction enjoining the federal government from enforcing the self-certification provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that affect how religious non-profit employers contract with their...

 

HTMLNLRB Regional Director Rules College Football Players Can Unionize
Lisa Karen Atkins, Anthony B. Byergo, John Richard Carrigan, W. Scott Hardy; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
April 2, 2014, previously published on March 27, 2014
On March 26, 2014, a regional director for the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued a decision and direction of election in a union representation petition filed by the College Athletes Players Association (CAPA) seeking to represent Northwestern University’s football players. CAPA,...

 

HTMLRhode Island Court Considers Harassment and Discrimination Claims Involving Alleged Harasser and Victim of the Same Sex
Andrew E. Silvia; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
April 2, 2014, previously published on March 27, 2014
The U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island recently considered the application of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Rhode Island Fair Employment Practices Act (FEPA) in the context of an alleged harasser and victim who are members of the same sex. The court determined...

 

HTMLIs 2014 the Year for Immigration Reform?
Nicole Brooks; Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak Stewart P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 31, 2014, previously published on March 27, 2014
Last year saw renewed efforts at a comprehensive immigration reform bill with the U.S. Senate’s bipartisan passage of the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013 (S. 744), a bill that would allow a path to citizenship for the estimated 11 million...

 

HTMLFormer University Employee Ordered to Pay $100,000 in Attorneys’ Fees for Bringing Frivolous FEHA Action
Ameneh K. Ernst; Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak Stewart P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 31, 2014, previously published on March 28, 2014
Escriba v. Foster Poultry Farms, Nos. 11-17608 and 12-15320 (February 25, 2014): In a recent decision, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that an employee can affirmatively decline to use leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), even if the underlying reason for taking the leave...

 

HTMLDOS to Begin Conducting Site Visits for J-1 Hosts and Participants
Maria Fernanda Gandarez; Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak Stewart P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 31, 2014, previously published on March 27, 2014
The U.S. Department of State (DOS) has advised designated sponsors within the intern and trainee categories that, beginning in March, representatives from the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) will conduct site visits at various trainee and intern site locations across the United...

 


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