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HTMLExploring the Employment Law Implications of a ‘Brexit’
Justin T. Tarka; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 18, 2016, previously published on April 28, 2016
On June 23, 2016, the United Kingdom (UK) will hold an “in or out” referendum to decide whether it should remain a member of the European Union (EU). If the UK chooses to leave the 28-member European Union, one certain consequence of that decision is that the UK will have the ability to...

 

HTMLCalifornia’s New Guidance & FAQs for Employers of Transgender Employees
Hera S. Arsen; Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak Stewart P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 18, 2016, previously published on April 27, 2016
On February 17, 2016, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) announced that it was issuing a guidance on how to comply with the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), which was geared toward California employers that employ transgender employees. The new one-page guidance,...

 

HTMLA Closer Look at Austin’s “Ban the Box” Ordinance
Emily K. O'Brian, Daniel A. Verrett, Jennifer Peck Woodruff; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 10, 2016, previously published on April 20, 2016
On March 24, 2016, the Austin City Council passed a “ban-the-box” ordinance, the Fair Chance Hiring Ordinance, which took effect on April 4, 2016. The final version of the ordinance was released on April 12, 2016. It prohibits covered employers from inquiring about an individual’s...

 

HTMLArbitration Plan Contained in Employee Handbook Enforceable? Not Without Savings Clause, Fifth Circuit Says
Juan B. Hernandez; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 10, 2016, previously published on April 19, 2016
In Nelson v. Watch House International, L.L.C., (No. 15-10531), the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a district court decision dismissing an employee’s lawsuit against his employer and compelling arbitration. The Fifth Circuit held that the employer’s arbitration agreement,...

 

HTMLDOL Suspends Filing of Certain Parts of Required Form LM-21 Reports
Harold P. Coxson; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 10, 2016, previously published on April 15, 2016
On April 13, 2016, the Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS) at the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued a Form LM-21 Special Enforcement Policy announcement. Effective immediately, the policy is suspending the enforcement of the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1959 (LMRDA)...

 

HTMLWhat’s Next at the NLRB? Ask the General Counsel!
Harold P. Coxson; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 10, 2016, previously published on April 21, 2016
On March 22, 2016, National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) General Counsel Richard Griffin released Memorandum GC 16-01, entitled "Mandatory Submissions to the Division of Advice." The memorandum instructs the Board's regional attorneys to submit certain high profile cases to the general...

 

HTMLNew York Budget Deal Will Bring $15 Minimum Wage and Broad Paid Leave Legislation
Aaron Warshaw, Nicole A. Welch; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 10, 2016, previously published on April 18, 2016
On April 4, 2016, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation to phase in an increased minimum wage and guarantee paid family leave to all eligible employees throughout New York State. The legislation was part of the 2016-2017 Executive Budget and represents a significant shift in New...

 

HTMLJob Applicant Was Rejected Due to Dishonesty, Not Prior Lawsuit, Says Sixth Circuit
W. Chris Harrison; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 10, 2016, previously published on April 18, 2016
On April 8, 2016, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a judgment in favor of an employer in Hance v. BNSF Railway Company, a failure-to-hire retaliation case brought under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA).

 

HTMLBlowing the Whistle on Food Safety: OSHA Issues a Final Rule Related to FDCA Complaints
David E. Jones; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 10, 2016, previously published on April 20, 2016
On April 18, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced that it has issued procedural rules for enforcement of whistleblower complaints alleging violations of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FDCA). The new final rule, set out...

 

HTMLThe New California Regulations Part IV: Support Animals in the Workplace
Andrea L. Fellion, Patti C. Perez; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 10, 2016, previously published on April 21, 2016
The California Office of Administrative Law recently approved regulations drafted by the California Fair Employment and Housing Council. These new regulations, covering the entire gamut of employment law topics within the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), went into effect on April 1, 2016.

 


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