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HTMLSupreme Court Declines to Hear Challenge of Illinois Independent Contractor Classification Law
Michael D. Ray, Andrew E. Silvia, Danielle Y. Vanderzanden; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
December 2, 2014, previously published on October 31, 2014
On October 14, 2014, the Supreme Court of the United States refused to consider a challenge to the Illinois Employee Classification Act, which classifies workers in the construction industry as employees unless they can meet the detailed requirements of the statute for independent contractor...

 

HTMLDisability Access Litigation on the Rise
David H. Raizman; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
December 2, 2014, previously published on October 28, 2014
In an article published recently in The Wall Street Journal (“Disability Lawsuits Against Small Businesses Soar,” October 15, 2014), staff writer Angus Loten reported that accessibility lawsuits brought under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) against public accommodations...

 

HTMLA Primer on Voting Leave Requirements: Are You Ready for the Mid-Term Elections?
Matthew K. Johnson; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
December 2, 2014, previously published on October 29, 2014
General elections are scheduled for Tuesday, November 4, 2014. This mid-term election will see all 435 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives and 33 of the 100 seats in the U.S. Senate up for grabs. In addition, numerous states will hold elections for governors, state legislators, and will...

 

HTMLDon’t Let Your Office Halloween Party “Unmask” Racial Insensitivity
Hera S. Arsen, J.D., Ph.D.; Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak Stewart P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
December 2, 2014, previously published on October 30, 2014
Employers may view Halloween celebrations at work as a no-brainer: Annual October office parties are often great boosts to employee morale, encouraging community, healthy competition, and team-building as participants eat, drink, carve pumpkins, or vote on outfits in costume contests. But...

 

HTMLThe Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination Provides Tips for Employers
Diane M. Saunders; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
December 2, 2014, previously published on November 5, 2014
On October 23, 2014, the Boston office hosted Commissioner Sunila Thomas-George, Commissioner Charlotte Golar Richie, and General Counsel Constance McGrane of the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD) at its semi-annual Breakfast Briefing. The MCAD commissioners and general counsel...

 

HTMLNew IRS Guidance May Require Amendments to Section 125 (“Cafeteria”) Plans
Christina M. Crockett; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
December 2, 2014, previously published on October 30, 2014
Many employers permit employees to pay for employer-sponsored health coverage, on a pre-tax basis, under Internal Revenue Code section 125 (“cafeteria”) plans. These plans generally require employees to make an irrevocable election to participate before the beginning of the health...

 

HTMLNLRB Finally Finds Facebook Activity That It Doesn’t “Like”
James C. Pennington; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
December 2, 2014, previously published on October 30, 2014
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) finally found a Facebook conversation it couldn’t bring itself to “Like.” In Richmond District Neighborhood Center, Case 20-CA-091748 (October 28, 2014), the NLRB held that a Facebook conversation between two employees was so egregious...

 

HTMLIRS Acts Quickly to Facilitate Donations for Ebola Victims and Offer Tax Relief
Ruthie L. Goodboe, David S. Rosner; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
December 1, 2014, previously published on November 6, 2014
While employers and employees alike are asking questions about the proper workplace response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, these same folks are also asking how they can help the victims, their families and those who care for them. Fortunately, on October 29, the Internal Revenue Service...

 

HTMLFAAAA Does Not Preempt California Meal and Rest Period Requirements
Robert R. Roginson; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
December 1, 2014, previously published on November 6, 2014
In Godfrey v, Oakland Port Services Corp., which was decided on October 28, 2014, the California Court of Appeal issued a published decision holding that the Federal Aviation Administration Authorization Act of 1994 (FAAAA) does not preempt California’s meal and rest period requirements. The...

 

HTMLCalifornia Legislation 2014
Ameneh K. Ernst, Christopher W. Olmsted; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
December 1, 2014, previously published on October 30, 2014
California Governor Jerry Brown has signed into law a number of bills that will impact the employer community. A brief summary of these new laws, along with links to the bills, can be found below.

 


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