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HTMLEB-2 India Retrogresses Significantly in November
Justin Coffey; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
October 15, 2014, previously published on October 10, 2014
As predicted in the August/September 2014 issue of the Immigration eAuthority, the U.S. Department of State’s (DOS) Visa Bulletin for November 2014 indicates that the priority date for the employment-based second preference category (EB-2) for Indian nationals will retrogress more than four...

 

HTMLAlabama Heightens Attention on Misclassified Employees
James C. Pennington, Samantha K. Smith; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
October 15, 2014, previously published on October 13, 2014
The U.S. Department of Labor continues its “misclassification initiative” by adding Alabama to its list of state partners. On October 2, 2014, Alabama Labor Commissioner Fitzgerald Washington and DOL regional director Wayne Kotowski signed a memorandum of understanding designed to...

 

HTMLSupreme Court Passively Clears the Way for Same-Sex Marriage
Nonnie L. Shivers; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
October 10, 2014, previously published on October 7, 2014
On October 6, 2014, the Supreme Court of the United States declined to review all seven same-sex marriage cases with petitions for certiorari pending before it. The Court’s refusal to hear the appeals means that the lower court decisions striking down same-sex marriage bans in Indiana,...

 

HTMLAre You Paying Home Health Workers Federal Minimum Wage and Overtime? If Not, It’s Time to Start
Kelly Riggs; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
October 10, 2014, previously published on October 6, 2014
Traditionally, home health workers who have provided for the care, fellowship, and protection of persons who, because of their advanced age or physical or mental infirmity could not care for themselves, have been exempt from the federal minimum wage and overtime requirements. These workers are...

 

HTMLFirst Circuit Favors Broad Application of Analogue to Airline Deregulation Act Preemption Provision
Elizabeth Dougherty; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
October 10, 2014, previously published on October 7, 2014
On September 30, 2014, in Massachusetts Delivery Association v. Coakley, No. 13-2307 (September 30, 2014), the First Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a lower court’s refusal to preempt a Massachusetts independent contractor law under the express preemption provision of the Federal Aviation...

 

HTMLNew York City Expands Living Wage Law For City Contractors
Dino A. Bovell, Aaron Warshaw; Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak Stewart P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
October 10, 2014, previously published on October 6, 2014
On September 30, 2014, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed Executive Order No. 7, “Living Wage For City Economic Development Projects,” which raises the city’s “living wage” (i.e., minimum wage) for certain employers that contract with the city or that receive...

 

HTMLIllinois Department of Labor Relaxes Rule Requiring Contemporaneous Authorization for Employee Wage Deductions
Norma Manjarrez; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
October 9, 2014, previously published on October 3, 2014
In a rare employer-friendly move, the Illinois Department of Labor recently amended the requirements imposed on employers when making deductions from employee wages. Specifically, the state agency amended the employee consent requirements to recognize that employers and employees may enter into an...

 

HTMLAnd the Numbers Are Finally In . . . Wage and Hour Division Releases Enforcement Statistics
Alfred B. Robinson; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
October 9, 2014, previously published on October 2, 2014
After a long hiatus, the Wage and Hour Division (WHD) of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) released its updated enforcement statistics for fiscal years (FY) 2009 through 2013. The federal government’s fiscal year runs from October 1 through September 30, and the statistics are updated...

 

HTMLEbola: Emerging Concerns for Healthcare Facilities and Employers
Michael O. Eckard, Jean Kim; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
October 9, 2014, previously published on October 3, 2014
Recent months have been filled with news reports about the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa. On August 8, 2014, the World Health Organization (WHO) stated that the spread of the Ebola virus in West Africa had become an “international health emergency,” and the Centers for Disease...

 

HTMLIRS Reminds Employers Value of “Free” Parking May Be Taxable Fringe Benefit
Vicki M. Nielsen; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
October 9, 2014, previously published on October 2, 2014
A recent Information Letter issued by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) on the taxation of employer-provided parking, although noncontroversial, serves as a useful reminder that “free” parking for employees may result in taxes for both the employee and the employer. IRS Information...

 


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