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HTMLNLRB General Counsel Orders Complaints in All Withdrawal of-Recognition Cases
Harold P. Coxson; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 12, 2016, previously published on June 21, 2016
In yet another assault on long-established labor law precedent, on May 9, 2016, National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) General Counsel Richard Griffin ordered the issuance of NLRB complaints in every case in which an employer withdraws recognition from a union without the union first being...

 

HTMLWhen Rolling the Dice Didn’t Lead to Success: Visa Options After the H-1B Cap Lottery
Charles Edward Gillman; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 12, 2016, previously published on June 22, 2016
Employers seek predictability when hiring employees. You don’t need to be a mathematician (although that might help qualify you as an outstanding researcher) to know that the odds of being selected in U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ H-1B cap lottery have decreased over the...

 

HTMLFive Questions You Should Ask About the Defend Trade Secrets Act
John C. Glancy, Danielle Lee Ochs, Tobias E. Schlueter; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 12, 2016, previously published on June 21, 2016
Until recently, the Economic Espionage Act of 1996 (EEA) allowed for federal trade secret actions by the U.S. Department of Justice. The Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (DTSA) amended the EEA to provide private litigants the right to sue (and be sued) in federal court for trade secret...

 

HTMLData Security Safeguards Can Help Healthcare Employers Withstand Cyberattacks—and Government Audits
Stephen A. Riga; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 12, 2016, previously published on June 20, 2016
The last couple of years have brought a steady rain of bad news for the healthcare industry when it comes to data security: Insurers faced with massive data breaches affecting thousands of health plans and millions of individuals. Hospitals having to choose between paying cybercriminals or...

 

HTMLMinnesota Court Finds Persuader Rule Has Substantial Likelihood of Being Overturned
Harold P. Coxson; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 12, 2016, previously published on June 22, 2016
On June 22, 2016, in Labnet, Inc. v. U.S. Department of Labor, the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota issued the first decision arising out of three separate lawsuits seeking preliminary injunctions blocking the DOL from implementing its revised "persuader activity" rule....

 

HTMLJocks and Docs: Classifying Postdocs and Coaches Under the DOL’s New Rules
Lisa Karen Atkins, Kelly S. Hughes; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 12, 2016, previously published on June 22, 2016
On May 18, 2016, the Wage and Hour Division (WHD) of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued its final rule, “Defining and Delimiting the Exemptions for Executive, Administrative, Professional, Outside Sales and Computer Employees,” under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The rule...

 

HTMLBest Practices for Conducting Pre-Employment Background Checks in Canada
Michael Comartin; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 23, 2016, previously published on May 31, 2016
Many employers perform background checks before hiring their employees. The process could be as simple as checking an applicant’s professional credentials, education, and references, or as detailed as a criminal records check (sometimes called a “criminal reference check”) or...

 

HTMLD.C. Council Passes Minimum Wage Hike
Zachary S. Stinson; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 21, 2016, previously published on June 14, 2016
The Council of the District of Columbia has voted to raise the minimum wage to $15.00 per hour by 2020, and Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser is expected to approve the legislation.

 

HTMLCombining Professional Development and Diversity Departments: How One Change Can Make a Big Difference
Michelle P. Wimes; Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak Stewart P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 21, 2016, previously published on June 14, 2016
In the fall of 2011, the leaders of Ogletree Deakins took a bold and strategic decision to combine the firm’s professional development and inclusion departments into a single department. In doing so, the firm actualized its commitment to effectively developing all levels and varieties of...

 

HTMLSan Diego Voters Approve Minimum Wage and Sick Pay Measure
Christopher W. Olmsted; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 21, 2016, previously published on June 14, 2016
Voters in the city of San Diego overwhelmingly supported a June 7 ballot measure that imposes a citywide minimum wage and also obligates businesses to provide sick pay benefits to employees. Employers with workforces in San Diego will want to immediately update their pay practices and sick pay...

 


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