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HTMLUSCIS Delivers on Its Promise to Conduct L-1 Employer Site Visits
Nicole Brooks; Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak Stewart P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 31, 2014, previously published on March 27, 2014
In the August/September 2013 issue of the Immigration eAuthority, we reported on the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ (USCIS) plans to have its Fraud Detection and National Security (FDNS) unit conduct post-adjudication, domestic L-1 compliance visits in the first quarter of FY...

 

HTMLCalifornia Supreme Court Allows Whistleblowing Doctor to Sue Before Exhausting Judicial Remedies
Ameneh K. Ernst; Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak Stewart P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 31, 2014, previously published on March 27, 2014
Fahlen v. Sutter Central Valley Hospitals, S205568 (February 20, 2014): The California Supreme Court recently held that a physician, who claimed that a hospital terminated his staff privileges in retaliation for raising concerns about patient care, does not have to exhaust the hospital...

 

HTMLIs 2014 the Year for Immigration Reform?
Nicole Brooks; Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak Stewart P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 31, 2014, previously published on March 27, 2014
Last year saw renewed efforts at a comprehensive immigration reform bill with the U.S. Senate’s bipartisan passage of the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013 (S. 744), a bill that would allow a path to citizenship for the estimated 11 million...

 

HTMLNinth Circuit Rejects Suit Brought by Worker Who Expressly Declined to Take FMLA Leave
Ameneh K. Ernst; Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak Stewart P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 31, 2014, previously published on March 27, 2014
Escriba v. Foster Poultry Farms, Nos. 11-17608 and 12-15320 (February 25, 2014): In a recent decision, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that an employee can affirmatively decline to use leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), even if the underlying reason for taking the leave...

 

HTMLFormer University Employee Ordered to Pay $100,000 in Attorneys’ Fees for Bringing Frivolous FEHA Action
Ameneh K. Ernst; Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak Stewart P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 31, 2014, previously published on March 28, 2014
Escriba v. Foster Poultry Farms, Nos. 11-17608 and 12-15320 (February 25, 2014): In a recent decision, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that an employee can affirmatively decline to use leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), even if the underlying reason for taking the leave...

 

HTMLDOS to Begin Conducting Site Visits for J-1 Hosts and Participants
Maria Fernanda Gandarez; Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak Stewart P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 31, 2014, previously published on March 27, 2014
The U.S. Department of State (DOS) has advised designated sponsors within the intern and trainee categories that, beginning in March, representatives from the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) will conduct site visits at various trainee and intern site locations across the United...

 

HTMLNewark, New Jersey Mayor Signs Sick Leave Ordinance Into Law
Christopher G. Elko, Steven J. Luckner, Evan J. Shenkman; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 28, 2014, previously published on March 25, 2014
In our February 2014 issue of the New Jersey eAuthority, we reported that the Newark City Council had approved a sick leave ordinance that would provide the majority of private employees working in Newark with mandatory paid sick leave. Newark Mayor Luis A. Quintana has signed the ordinance, and...

 

HTMLHigh Court Rules Severance Payments Are Taxable
Hera S. Arsen, Ph.D.; Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak Stewart P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 28, 2014, previously published on March 25, 2014
This morning, the Supreme Court of the United States held that severance payments are taxable under the Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA) when made to employees whose employment is involuntarily terminated. The Court reasoned that FICA’s definition of wages encompasses severance...

 

HTMLWould Texas Law Support Disgorgement of Payments When Plaintiff’s Daughter Makes Comments On Facebook?
Adam D. Boland; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 25, 2014, previously published on March 24, 2014
In a case that received national attention, on February 26, 2014, a Florida District Court of Appeal held that a plaintiff’s comments to his daughter regarding a settlement with his former employer and his daughter’s subsequent comment on Facebook about the settlement constituted a...

 

HTMLEEOC and FTC Issue Joint Publications on Background Checks
Gustavo A. Suárez; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 25, 2014, previously published on March 24, 2014
On March 10, 2014, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) jointly released two pamphlets on the use of background checks in the workplace: (a) one directed at employers and (b) the other at applicants and employees. The two documents,...

 


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