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HTMLSo You’re Going Global! Five Employment Basics for U.S. Companies Expanding Overseas
Carson G. Burnham, Rebecca L. Marks; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 12, 2017, previously published on January 4, 2017
Your company is doing well in the United States, and you are looking to expand internationally. That can be a very exciting time! But besides the practical logistics (e.g., Do I need to set up a subsidiary to hire someone overseas?), what fundamentals do you need to know before you take on an...

 

HTMLLabor Code Section 925: Answers to 10 Key Questions About California’s New Limits on Out-of-State Choice of Law and Forum Selection Clauses
Danielle Lee Ochs; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 12, 2017, previously published on January 4, 2017
On January 1, 2017, California Labor Code Section 925 went into effect. This new provision limits an employer’s ability to require employees to enter agreements that include out-of-state choice of law and/or forum selection clauses. Below are 10 questions about the new law and the answers...

 

HTMLThe Latest on the Overtime Rule Litigation: District Judge Denies DOL’s Motion to Stay Pending a Ruling by the Court of Appeals
Greg Guidry; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 12, 2017, previously published on January 3, 2017
On January 3, 2017, Judge Amos L. Mazzant III issued a Memorandum Opinion and Order in State of Nevada v. United States Department of Labor, denying the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Motion to Stay Proceedings Pending Appeal of the court’s grant of a nationwide preliminary injunction...

 

HTMLLos Angeles Passes Rigid “Ban the Box” Law
Betsy Johnson, Gustavo A. Suarez; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 11, 2017, previously published on December 21, 2016
On December 9, 2016, the City of Los Angeles enacted the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring (LAFCIH), a “ban the box” law that is expected to go into effect on January 22, 2017, with monetary fines effective July 1, 2017. The ordinance (1) greatly restricts criminal history...

 

HTMLPhiladelphia Passes Ordinance Prohibiting Wage History Inquiries
Paul Lancaster Adams; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 11, 2017, previously published on December 27, 2016
On December 8, 2016, the Philadelphia City Council unanimously passed a citywide wage equity ordinance that, once signed, will prohibit employers from inquiring into applicants’ wage histories. Mayor Jim Kenny has already signaled his support for the bill, which is expected to take effect 120...

 

HTMLCalifornia and Criminal Convictions: Employers May Want to Reexamine Their Background Check Policies in Light of Proposed Regulations
David Alexander Abella, Sarah R. Nichols; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 11, 2017, previously published on December 29, 2016
In early 2016, the California Fair Employment and Housing Council (FEHC) proposed regulations that are intended to define and clarify how using a person’s criminal history may violate the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA). If adopted, the regulations would create additional avenues for...

 

HTMLThe Overtime Rule Litigation: The Action Continues While the DOL Appeals
Greg Guidry; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 11, 2017, previously published on December 21, 2016
Even though the preliminary injunction against implementation of the overtime rule granted by Judge Mazzant is on a fast track appeal in the Fifth Circuit, the activity in the trial court has not ended.

 

HTMLThe Rising Minimum Wages and Tip Credits for 2017: An Overview
Margaret Carroll Alli, Benjamin Ari Anchill; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 11, 2017, previously published on December 21, 2016
Effective January 1, 2017, 29 states plus the District of Columbia will have minimum wage rates that are above the federal minimum wage rate of $7.25 per hour. The District of Columbia will continue to have, as it did last year, one of the highest minimum wage rates in the country at $11.50 per...

 

HTMLHo-Ho . . . NO! Universal Paid Leave Act Will Create Significant New Costs for District of Columbia Employers
Christopher E. Humber, James J. Murphy; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 11, 2017, previously published on December 28, 2016
Employers in the District of Columbia (D.C. or District) found a lump of coal in their holiday stockings this year thanks to the D.C. Council’s passage of the Universal Paid Leave Amendment Act of 2016 (UPLA) on December 20, 2016. The UPLA creates the most expansive paid leave benefits in the...

 

HTMLBack to 1981: More Reasonable Salary Levels for the Overtime Regulations
Alfred B. Robinson; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 11, 2017, previously published on December 29, 2016
By almost all accounts, the Trump administration, under the leadership of Secretary of Labor-designate Andrew Puzder, should inherit the part 541 regulations of the Obama administration that dramatically increased the salary amount required for the executive, administrative, and professional (EAP)...

 


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