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HTMLCalifornia Confectioner Defeats Worker’s Age Discrimination Claim
Christopher W. Olmsted; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 13, 2015, previously published on May 4, 2015
Armenta v. Morris National, Inc., No. B255575 (March 27, 2015): Discrimination claims often ensue after a reduction in force (RIF) because laid off employees second-guess management’s selection process. However, as seen in a recent unpublished California Court of Appeal decision, a systematic...

 

HTMLNew York City Passes Bill Prohibiting Employers From Requesting or Using Credit History in Employment Decisions
Evan B. Citron; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 13, 2015, previously published on April 30, 2015
On April 16, 2015, the New York City Council passed a bill to amend the New York City Human Rights Law (NYCHRL) to prohibit employers from requesting or using an individual’s credit history in making employment decisions. The bill (Intro. No. 261-A, 2014) would make it an unlawful...

 

HTMLA Single "Hitler" Comment Is Insufficient for a Title VII Retaliation Claim in the Fifth Circuit
Hera S. Arsen; Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak Stewart P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 1, 2015, previously published on April 6, 2015
The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals recently affirmed a judgment against a City of Houston employee who claimed that he was demoted for reporting another employee’s racially offensive comment made during a workplace meeting. According to the federal appellate court, the worker had not engaged...

 

HTMLTwo-Year Preapproved Defined Contribution Plan Window is Still Open
Christina M. Crockett; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 1, 2015, previously published on April 9, 2015
Retirement plan vendors sponsoring defined contribution plan documents approved by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) have begun issuing packages containing the new IRS-approved version of those documents-reflecting the Pension Protection Act and other required regulatory updates-to employers that...

 

HTMLSpring: A Time for Change in UK Employment and Data Protection Law
Pia Padfield; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 1, 2015, previously published on April 7, 2015
Spring is always a time for new beginnings: the end of the financial year and the start of a new one, government election season, and time to advance clocks forward for daylight saving time. In the United Kingdom, spring also heralds new changes in employment and data protection laws. Below are...

 

HTMLSEC Brings First Enforcement Action Targeting Language Contained in Confidentiality Agreements
Margaret Hutchins Campbell, Jesse C. Ferrantella; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 1, 2015, previously published on April 1, 2015
As we reported in a previous post, “SEC Investigating Companies’ Employment Contracts That Restrict Whistleblowing,” the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has been vocal about its concerns regarding the effects of confidentiality provisions on the agency’s...

 

HTMLThe WARN Act An "Employment Loss" by any Other Name Would Smell
David Lee Zwisler; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 1, 2015, previously published on April 3, 2015
The federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act of 1988 (WARN Act) requires covered employers to provide affected workers 60 calendar days’ notice prior to a plant closing or a mass layoff that results in an employment loss. Whether a reduction in workers constitutes a...

 

HTMLThree Tips on Avoiding Summer Internship Headaches
Diane M. Saunders; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 1, 2015, previously published on April 10, 2015
Spring is here and retailers across the country are considering hiring summer interns in areas such as finance, communications, marketing, merchandising, production, and public relations. Internships serve a valuable training role for students interested in retail careers, and they provide an...

 

HTMLEmployers’ Demand for H-1B Visas Quickly Exceeds USCIS Cap ... Again
Lowell Sachs; Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak Stewart P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 1, 2015, previously published on April 10, 2015
As in recent years, the strong demand for H-1B visas for scientists, engineers, computer programmers, and other foreign workers in so-called “specialty occupations” again led employers in the United States to file petitions in such great quantity that they quickly exceeded the number...

 

HTMLUSCIS Receives Record Number of H-1B Work Visa Requests
Jamey E. Ayers; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
April 30, 2015, previously published on April 13, 2015
On April 13, 2015, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) released the H-1B “cap” count, indicating that during the filing period it had received nearly 233,000 petitions for H-1B work visas. This means that U.S. employers filed approximately 233,000 petitions during the...

 


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