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HTMLWashington’s New Minimum Wage and Paid Sick Leave Become Law With Fast-Approaching Effective Dates
Adam T. Pankratz; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 17, 2016, previously published on November 10, 2016
With all of the votes counted, Initiative 1433, which will raise the minimum wage and require paid sick leave throughout Washington, has passed by a fairly wide margin. The first substantial increase in the minimum wage begins on January 1, 2017, while the paid sick leave requirement goes into...

 

HTMLEleventh Circuit Overturns Decades of Precedent in Holding that Job Applicants Cannot Claim Disparate Impact Under the ADEA
Anne B. Flanegan, Kristy G. Offitt; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 17, 2016, previously published on November 10, 2016
Sitting en banc, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals recently issued a ruling that affects whether job applicants may bring disparate impact claims in discrimination lawsuits under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA). In Villarreal v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company (October 5, 2016),...

 

HTMLHoliday Travel Tips for Foreign Nationals
Kara Lynn Kelly; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 17, 2016, previously published on November 10, 2015
As the holiday season is approaching, foreign national employees with international travel plans should ensure that they have all necessary immigration documents for reentry to the United States. As this may require attending a visa appointment at a U.S. embassy or consulate prior to returning to...

 

HTMLImplementing Arizona’s New Paid Sick Time Law: What Employers Need to Know
Tibor Nagy; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 17, 2016, previously published on November 09, 2016
Last month we wrote about the likely passage of Arizona’s Proposition 206, the so-called Minimum Wage and Paid Time Off Initiative, and we touched on some of its key elements. Now that Prop. 206 has passed, we offer the following comprehensive analysis of the Paid Sick Time provision (PST)...

 

HTMLNinth Circuit Creates Bright-Line Rule, Finds Those Who Cannot Sit for More Than Four Hours Cannot Perform Sedentary Jobs
Sean P. Nalty; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 17, 2016, previously published on November 08, 2016
When applying de novo review to a claim for disability benefits under a group disability policy governed by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA), district courts must consider all the evidence and determine if a preponderance of that evidence establishes entitlement to...

 

HTMLNevada’s Trio of Cases: State Supreme Court Resolves Questions on the Minimum Wage Amendment
Erica J. Chee, Dana B. Krulewitz; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 14, 2016, previously published on November 4, 2016
On October 27, 2016, the Supreme Court of Nevada issued decisions in a trio of cases resolving important questions about Nevada¿s Minimum Wage Amendment.

 

HTMLYou Said It, Now We’re Going to Hold You to It! Hospitals Estopped from Asserting Disqualification Argument
C. Thomas Davis, Kang He; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 14, 2016, previously published on November 4, 2016
In theory, it is not an unfair labor practice to refuse to negotiate with a union engaged in competition with the employer—unless, of course, the employer gave the union other reasons for refusing to negotiate.

 

HTMLThe New Antitrust Guidance: DOJ and FTC Offers Direction to HR Professionals
Hera S. Arsen, Martin C. Brook; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 9, 2016, previously published on October 27, 2016
On October 20, 2016, the Department of Justice (DOJ) Antitrust Division and Federal Trade Commission issued a guidance aimed at alerting human resources professionals on potential violations of the antitrust laws. According to a DOJ statement, the guidance is intended to “help educate and...

 

HTMLA Reminder on Voting Rules for Non-U.S. Citizens
Ann Louise Brown, Leigh N. Ganchan; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 9, 2016, previously published on November 1, 2016
As the 2016 presidential election approaches, election reminders abound encouraging everyone to get out and vote on November 8th. Largely focused on the importance of participation, these messages do not typically distinguish between U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents (LPR), and individuals...

 

HTMLSixth Circuit Holds Employees’ Continuing Work Constitutes Assent to Mandatory Arbitration Agreement
Michael O. Eckard, KyraAnne Gates; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 9, 2016, previously published on October 27, 2016
The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, in an unpublished decision, recently held that under Kentucky law, merely continuing to work for an employer constitutes assent to an arbitration agreement when that agreement is a condition of employment—even if the employee has not signed an...

 


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