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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...

 

HTMLSeven Key Supreme Court Cases for Retailers to Watch
Diane M. Saunders; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
October 9, 2014, previously published on October 2, 2014
The Supreme Court of the United States is ending its summer recess and will start hearing oral arguments next week. There are seven key cases on the Court’s docket for the current term that could affect retailers. Here is a quick run-down of the important cases for retailers to watch and a...

 

HTMLU.S. Diversity Visa Opens October 1, 2014, May Help Workers Obtain Residency More Quickly
Maria Fernanda Gandarez, Matthew J. Kolodziej; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
October 2, 2014, previously published on September 30, 2014
The U.S. Department of State has announced that it will open the Diversity Visa lottery registration for FY 2016 on Wednesday, October 1, 2014. The program allows nationals of states with historically low rates of immigration to the United States to obtain permanent residence (i.e., a green card)...

 

HTMLCalifornia Court: Exceeding Break Times and Falsifying Time Records Is Grounds for Disqualification from Unemployment Benefits
Ameneh K. Ernst; Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak Stewart P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
October 2, 2014, previously published on September 30, 2014
Irving v. California Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board, No. B243417 (September 12, 2014): The California Court of Appeal recently held that a former employee was not entitled to unemployment insurance benefits after being discharged from employment for exceeding his break periods and falsifying...

 

HTML2014 Louisiana Legislative Update
Jacob C. Credeur; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
October 2, 2014, previously published on September 30, 2014
The Louisiana 2014 Regular Legislative Session closed on June 9, 2014. In the subsequent weeks, Governor Bobby Jindal signed into law several bills that affect employers. These new laws, which are summarized below, became effective on August 1, 2014.

 

HTMLQuit or Retired? It Makes No Difference When It Comes to Paying Final Wages in California
Ameneh K. Ernst; Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak Stewart P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
October 2, 2014, previously published on September 30, 2014
McLean v. State of California, No. C074515 (August 19, 2014): In a recent decision, a California Court of Appeal held that state law requirements for payment of final wages and waiting time penalties payable to employees who quit also apply to employees who retire. The court held that a putative...

 

HTMLA Bird’s Eye View of the DFEH (Part 3): An Interview with Patti Perez on Reasonable Accommodations, the Interactive Process, and Companion Animals
Ameneh K. Ernst; Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak Stewart P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
October 2, 2014, previously published on September 30, 2014
In part one of our interview with Patti Perez, Esq., SPHR, president and CEO of Puente Consulting, and member of the DFEH’s Fair Employment and Housing Council, Perez shared insights on her role as a DFEH councilmember and discussed proposed changes to the California Family Rights Act (CFRA)....

 

HTMLWhat Has the “Nuclear Option” Wrought?
Harold P. Coxson; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
October 2, 2014, previously published on September 30, 2014
With the Obama administration unable to get labor and employment law changes through a gridlocked Congress, one of its significant accomplishments and lasting legacies may be its remarkable record of reshaping federal regulatory agencies and the federal judiciary.

 

HTMLCalifornia Legislative Update: September 2014
Ameneh K. Ernst, Christopher W. Olmsted; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
October 2, 2014, previously published on September 30, 2014
In September 2014, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law a number of bills that will impact the employer community. A brief summary of these new laws, along with links to the bills, can be found below.

 

HTMLIdentify Yourself! Deadline for Health Plan Identifiers is Fast Approaching
Lucas J. Asper, Stephanie Alden Smithey, Timothy G. Verrall; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
September 30, 2014, previously published on September 26, 2014
One of the lesser-known health plan requirements adopted by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) has an initial deadline that is fast approaching, and most employers will need to take action to ensure that their group health plans remain in compliance. As discussed below, the ACA...

 


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