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HTMLAre You a Joint Employer? WHD Issues Guidance in the Form of an Administrator’s Interpretation
Margaret Carroll Alli, Hera S. Arsen, Steven F. Pockrass, Alfred B. Robinson; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 29, 2016, previously published on January 20, 2016
On January 20, 2016, the Wage and Hour Division (WHD) of the U.S. Department of Labor released an Administrator’s Interpretation (AI) on joint employment under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act (MSPA). Continuing its quest to...

 

HTML5 Key Developments in the H-2B Temporary Non-Agricultural Workers Program
Ceridwen J. Koski; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 29, 2016, previously published on January 25, 2016
On December 18, 2015, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016 (the Act) was signed into law. In addition to approving funding for a broad range of federal programs and agencies, the law also enacted a number of changes to the H-2B Temporary Non-Agricultural Workers Program that are likely to be...

 

HTMLHow Not to Moot a Case: Supreme Court Rules Case Remains Live After Unaccepted Offer of Settlement
Hera S. Arsen; Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak Stewart P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 29, 2016, previously published on January 21, 2016
On January 20, 2016, the Supreme Court of the United States decided another case in a line of cases addressing the issue of class action mootness. Specifically, the justices ruled that an unaccepted settlement offer or offer of judgment does not moot a plaintiff’s case. “Like other...

 

Adobe PDFThe Rising Minimum Wages and Tip Credits for 2016: An Overview
Margaret Carroll Alli, Benjamin Ari Anchill; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 28, 2016, previously published on December 29, 2015
Effective January 1, 2016, 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 have, by far, one of the highest minimum wage rates in the country at $10.50 per hour until July 1, 2016, and...

 

HTMLLabor and Employment Highlights of the December 2016 Omnibus Spending Bill
Harold P. Coxson; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 21, 2016, previously published on January 11, 2016
On December 18, 2015, President Obama signed the $1.1 trillion Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016, the omnibus spending bill that will fund all federal agencies and government programs through September of 2016- and the passage of which prevented a government shutdown. The bill includes a $680...

 

HTMLPresident Obama's Last State of the Union Address
Harold P. Coxson; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 21, 2016, previously published on January 13, 2016
On the evening of January 12, 2016, in his seventh and final State of the Union (SOTU) address, President Barack Obama delivered a look back at what he hopes will be remembered as his legacy accomplishments in office, as well as an optimistic look ahead to what he hopes will guide his successor...

 

HTMLA Win for Wellness Programs: Federal Judge Rules No ADA Violation (No Matter What the EEOC Says)
Jeanne Ellen Floyd, Ruth Anne Collins Michels, Brian M. Radloff; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 21, 2016, previously published on January 14, 2016
The question of whether a wellness program violates the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has been unclear for some time. The Chicago District Office of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) increased employers’ anxieties by filing suit against...

 

HTMLNew Orleans WHD to Aggressively Investigate Oilfield, Maritime Employers
Andrew P. Burnside, Jennifer L. Englander, Greg Guidry; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 21, 2016, previously published on January 12, 2016
The United States Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division, administers the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). That authority includes the power to investigate employers, their customers and payroll practices.

 

HTMLDOL Issues Guidance on Room and Board Deductions for Home Care Workers
Michael E. Olsen, Carolyn E. Sieve; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 21, 2016, previously published on January 14, 2016
On December 17, 2015, the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Wage and Hour Division issued guidance on permissible deductions for lodging under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), with particular emphasis on the law’s effect on home care workers. Section 203(m) of the FLSA permits...

 

HTMLChanges to the Visa Waiver Program Become Law
John A. Hill, Miguel A. Manna; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 21, 2016, previously published on January 12, 2016
On December 18, 2015, President Obama signed the “Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016” (H.R. 2029) into law. The law includes several important changes to the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) that are fundamentally identical to the VWP changes that the U.S. House of Representatives passed...

 


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