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HTMLDOJ Projects Rulemaking on State and Local Government Websites in July 2017
Jennifer S. Rusie; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 5, 2017, previously published on December 19, 2016
The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) recently announced that it is expediting its timetable and expects to issue a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) regarding accessibility of state and local government websites in July of 2017. The comment period for this NPRM would close in September of 2017....

 

HTMLProp 206 Remains Unsettled: Constitutional Challenge and Interim FAQs Keep Us Guessing
Tibor Nagy; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 5, 2017, previously published on December 16, 2016
Proposition 206, the minimum wage and paid sick time referendum that decisively passed in last month’s election with over 58 percent of votes cast, may never become effective if a newly filed lawsuit proves successful. In the meantime, the Industrial Commission of Arizona (ICA) issued their...

 

HTMLSeventh Circuit Sets Groundbreaking Precedent, Reverses FRSA Retaliation Judgment
Bruce J. Douglas; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 5, 2017, previously published on December 20, 2016
On October 31, 2016, a $1 million dollar judgment against BNSF Railway Co. evaporated when the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit set groundbreaking precedent under the Federal Railroad Safety Act (FRSA) and vindicated BNSF. The jury had awarded Michael Koziara, the plaintiff in the...

 

HTMLOhio Governor Signs Guns in Trunks Law
Corey N. Thrush; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 5, 2017, previously published on December 20, 2016
Soon many Ohio employers will no longer have the right to ban firearms from all company property. On December 19, 2016, Governor John Kasich signed Senate Bill 199, which prevents employers from prohibiting concealed handgun license holders from storing firearms in their locked vehicles when parked...

 

HTMLHow Does the 21st Century Cures Act Affect Employee Benefits?
Jessica Elizabeth Kuester, Timothy J. Stanton; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 3, 2017, previously published on December 13, 2016
There are two key benefits takeaways for employers in the bipartisan 21st Century Cures Act, which President Obama signed into law on December 13, 2016.

 

HTMLLabor Department Argues That Texas Court Erred When It Blocked Overtime Rule
Steven F. Pockrass; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 3, 2017, previously published on December 16, 2016
On December 15, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) filed the opening brief in its appeal of a nationwide preliminary injunction that blocks the agency from implementing its revisions to overtime rules under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

 

HTMLSupreme Court Denies Review of NFL Players’ Concussion Settlement
Alexandra A. Bodnar; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 3, 2017, previously published on December 13, 2016
In April of 2015, Pennsylvania federal district court judge Anita B. Brody approved a settlement between the National Football League (NFL) and retired football players intended to resolve thousands of concussion lawsuits dating back to 2011. The settlement covers all living NFL football players...

 

HTMLCalifornia Law Restricts Employers From Asking About Juvenile Criminal History
James R. Silvers, Gustavo A. Suarez, Jennifer Peck Woodruff; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 3, 2017, previously published on December 7, 2016
California recently amended its existing law governing inquiries into and the use of juvenile criminal information. Effective January 1, 2017 employers will be restricted from asking about, seeking, or using a California applicant/employee’s juvenile criminal history in the employment context.

 

HTMLTidal Waves? Music Streaming Service Faces Lactation Break Challenge
Matthew K. Johnson; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 3, 2017, previously published on December 15, 2016
While many employers are focused on efforts by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) to implement and enforce its revised white collar overtime regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), employers should not overlook another aspect of the FLSA concerning lactation breaks for breastfeeding...

 

HTMLSeventh Circuit Rejects Student Athletes’ “Pay for Play” Suit
Michael Derrick Wilson; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
December 28, 2016, previously published on December 12, 2016
On December 5, 2016, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals issued its decision in Berger v. National Collegiate Athletic Association. The case was brought by former University of Pennsylvania (Penn) student athletes, Gillian Berger and Taylor Hennig, who filed suit against Penn, the National...

 


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