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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...

 

HTMLUSCIS to Accept Cap-Subject H-1B Petitions for FY2017 Beginning April 1, 2016
Katherine C. MacIlwaine; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 21, 2016, previously published on January 14, 2016
Friday, April 1, 2016 marks the opening of the filing period for new H-1B petitions to be counted against the annual H-1B quota for Fiscal Year (FY) 2017. H-1B petitions subject to the annual quota, commonly known as the “H-1B cap,” can be submitted on this date for an employment start...

 

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...

 

HTMLCan Risk-Averse Lawyers Learn to Embrace Change? An Interview With Dr. Larry Richard
Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak Stewart P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 21, 2016, previously published on January 12, 2016
Larry Richard, J.D., Ph.D., is the founder of and principal consultant at LawyerBrain LLC. A former trial lawyer since trained as a psychologist, he now provides organization development consulting to large law firms using behavioral science and psychological research findings.

 

HTMLNLRB to Consider Whether Students at Private Universities are “Employees” Covered by the NLRA
Lisa Karen Atkins, John Richard Carrigan; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 21, 2016, previously published on January 14, 2016
Whether graduate student assistants at private universities are “employees” covered by the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) might soon be taken up (again) by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).

 

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.

 

HTMLNew Jersey Appellate Court Rules Arbitration Agreement in Employee Handbook Unenforceable
Robin Koshy, Steven J. Luckner, Evan J. Shenkman; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 18, 2016, previously published on December 30, 2015
In C.M. v. Maiden Re Insurance Services, LLC, No. L-3622-13 (App. Div. Sept. 18, 2015), the New Jersey Appellate Division held that an employee was not compelled to arbitrate her employment discrimination claims, notwithstanding her confirmed receipt of a handbook containing an arbitration...

 

HTMLNYC Cares for Caregivers: New Bill Awaiting Mayor’s Signature Would Make Caregivers a Protected Class
Sonu Ray; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 18, 2016, previously published on December 30, 2015
On December 16, 2015, the New York City Council passed a bill prohibiting employers from discriminating against employees based on their actual or perceived status as a caregiver. The new law would establish caregiver status as a new protected class under the New York City Human Rights Law, and...

 

HTMLPay Transparency Rule to Go Into Effect on Same Day as OFCCP’s Webinar
Hera S. Arsen, Leigh M. Nason; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 18, 2016, previously published on January 7, 2016
On Monday, January 11, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs’ (OFCCP) final rule on pay transparency, which prohibits federal contractors from discriminating against employees and applicants “who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their own compensation or the compensation...

 

HTMLNew Brunswick New Jersey’s Paid Sick & Safe Leave Law Goes Into Effect
Robin Koshy, Steven J. Luckner, Evan J. Shenkman; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 15, 2016, previously published on January 6, 2016
On December 17, 2015, the City of New Brunswick passed its own paid sick leave ordinance, making it the eleventh municipality in the State of New Jersey to require paid sick leave. The ordinance becomes effective on January 6, 2016, but employees must wait until May 5, 2016 (or 120 days after they...

 


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