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HTMLPennsylvania’s New Medical Marijuana Law: What Employers Need to Know
Paul Lancaster Adams, Jessica Marie Bocchinfuso; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 19, 2016, previously published on May 3, 2016
On April 17, 2016, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf signed Senate Bill 3 (SB3), otherwise known as the Medical Marijuana Act, which legalizes the prescription and use of medical marijuana by persons with a “serious medical condition” in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Under...

 

HTMLCountdown to the Final Overtime Rule: The Clock Is Ticking on Your Current Exemptions
Hera S. Arsen, Alfred B. Robinson; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 19, 2016, previously published on May 2, 2016
On March 15, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Wage and Hour Division delivered its proposed final revisions to the Fair Labor Standards Act’s Part 541 overtime regulations to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB)....

 

HTMLContractor Blacklisting for Defense Contractors? The HASC Says “Not So Fast”
Harold P. Coxson, James J. Murphy; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 19, 2016, previously published on April 29, 2016
At last, we have a little good news for government contractors. By a vote of 34-28 taken late in the evening on April 27, 2016, the House Armed Services Committee (HASC) adopted a measure that would block the application of Executive Order 13673, Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces (EO 13673) to the U.S....

 

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...

 

HTMLIs Obesity a "Disability" Under the ADA? Not Without Physical Impairment, Eighth Circuit Rules
Bruce J. Douglas; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 18, 2016, previously published on April 25, 2016
Obesity does not meet the definition of a “disability” under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) for either the discrimination or “regarded as” provisions of the statute, a panel of the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals recently held, unless it is also a “physical...

 

HTMLSeveral New Worker's Compensation Provisions Favorable to Wisconsin Employers
Dean Frederick Kelley; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 18, 2016, previously published on April 26, 2016
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker signed into law several new employer-friendly 2016 amendments to the state’s Worker’s Compensation Act. In addition to cutting the statute of limitations for traumatic injury claims in half, from 12 years to 6, the amendments also deny benefits to...

 

HTMLMinimum Salary Threshold for Overtime Exemption Likely to Be $50,544
Steven F. Pockrass; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 18, 2016, previously published on April 27, 2016
In preparing for the soon-to-be published revisions to the federal overtime regulations under Part 541 of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), one of the significant challenges employers face is continuing uncertainty as to what the new minimum salary threshold will be for the executive,...

 

HTMLCalifornia Appeals Court Provides Guidance on the Use of Electronic Signatures by Employees
Robert A. Jones, Rachel Jan Moroski; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 18, 2016, previously published on April 26, 2016
In many companies, new employees sign key documents and policies—including arbitration agreements—with the use of electronic signatures. There has been a growing trend in litigation brought by former employees to challenge these signatures as inauthentic in response to employers’...

 

HTMLRhode Island Trial Court Decision Could Spell Trouble for Employers Seeking to Enforce Restrictive Covenants Against Healthcare Employees
Francesco A. DeLuca; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 18, 2016, previously published on April 25, 2016
One of an employer’s first steps in a suit against a former employee to enforce a restrictive covenant is to seek a preliminary injunction to prevent the employee from continuing to violate his or her contractual obligations. But Rhode Island’s healthcare employers may no longer have...

 

HTMLDefend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 Heading to White House: What You Should Know Now
Danielle Lee Ochs; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 18, 2016, previously published on April 28, 2016
Congress has finally passed the anticipated Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (DTSA). The bill, which is now on its way to the White House and is expected to be signed by President Obama, will be effective immediately once it is signed into law.

 


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