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HTMLMore Than the Temperature Is Rising: U.S. Virgin Islands Minimum Wage to Increase This Summer
Simone R. D. Francis; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
April 13, 2016, previously published on March 28, 2016
On March 23, 2016, the U.S. Virgin Islands joined the growing list of states, municipalities, and territories that have adjusted their minimum wage above the federal minimum wage, which has been set at $7.25 per hour since 2009. The minimum wage will increase to $8.35 per hour beginning 90 days...

 

HTMLThe New California Regulations Part III Sexual Harassment and Abusive Conduct Training
Andrea L. Fellion, Patricia Chavarria Perez; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
April 13, 2016, previously published on March 28, 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), will go into effect on April 1, 2016.

 

HTMLCalifornia Lawmakers and Unions Agree to $15 Minimum Wage
Christopher W. Olmsted; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
April 13, 2016, previously published on March 28, 2016
According to media and government reports, California lawmakers have struck a deal with labor unions to increase the statewide minimum wage to $15.00 per hour over several years.

 

HTMLUtah Governor Signs Law Restricting Post-Termination Noncompete Agreements
James M. Barrett; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
April 13, 2016, previously published on March 24, 2016
On March 22, 2016, Utah Governor Gary Herbert signed into law the Post-Employment Restrictions Act (H.B. 251), which limits the duration of post-employment noncompete agreements between employers and employees to a maximum of one year from the employee’s date of separation. Under the new law,...

 

HTMLUtah Has a Bun in the Oven: Pregnancy Bill Awaits Governor’s Approval
James M. Barrett; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
April 13, 2016, previously published on March 24, 2016
The Utah State Legislature recently passed S.B. 59, a bill that would amend the Utah Antidiscrimination Act to require employers with 15 or more Utah employees to provide reasonable accommodations related to pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related conditions. The bill is currently awaiting...

 

HTMLThe Final Persuader Rule: What You Need to Know About the New Reporting Requirements
Harold P. Coxson; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
April 13, 2016, previously published on March 24, 2016
On March 23, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued final regulations revising the “advice exemption” and requiring employers and consultants (including lawyers) to report labor relations advice and services under the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act's...

 

HTMLNew NC Law Clarifies Scope of Some State Law Claims for Wrongful Termination
Parker Russell Himes, Phillip J. Strach; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
April 13, 2016, previously published on March 24, 2016
On March 23, 2016, Governor Pat McCrory signed into law House Bill 2, commonly known as the Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act. The act contains a significant provision clarifying North Carolina common law in the area of wrongful termination claims brought under state law.

 

HTMLHistoric FCPA Settlement Reflects Increased Regulatory Focus on International Anticorruption Issues Arising from M&A Transactions
Ryan J. Correia, Diana J. Nehro; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
April 13, 2016, previously published on March 28, 2016
Most employers already know that violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977 (FCPA) has serious consequences, including significant fines. Those potential fines just got even heavier. On February 18, 2016, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) agreed to a $795 million global...

 

HTMLDepartment of Labor Issues New “Persuader” Regulations Expanding Employers’ Reporting Obligations Under LMRDA
John T. Merrell; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
April 13, 2016, previously published on March 23, 2016
On March 24, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) will publish new regulations expanding the obligations of employers and lawyers to report certain information to the DOL under the Labor Management Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1959 (LMRDA).

 

HTMLOSHA Issues Final Silica Rule: What’s the Same and What’s Changed?
John F. Martin, Matthew Clark Thorne; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
April 13, 2016, previously published on March 25, 2016
On March 25, 2016, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published in the Federal Register its final rule on occupational exposure to respirable crystalline silica.

 


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