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HTMLThe Impact of the President’s Executive Action Upon U.S. Employers
Charles Edward Gillman, Andrew W. Merrills; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 28, 2014, previously published on November 21, 2014
On Thursday evening, November 20, 2014, President Obama announced that he was taking executive action that will primarily shield up to five million illegal immigrants from deportation. U.S. employers will benefit from business-related portions of the executive action, but these provisions will be...

 

HTMLOn-Premises Fringe Benefits, Part I: Is There Such a Thing as a Free Lunch?
Vicki M. Nielsen; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 28, 2014, previously published on November 13, 2014
It is no secret that many Silicon Valley employers serve free gourmet meals to their employees—the Wall Street Journal, Bon Appétit magazine, Time, Forbes, and other media sources have reported on this benefit. In addition, the number and variety of cafés and foods provided by...

 

HTMLCalifornia Court Overturns Employee’s Jury Verdict in Reverse Discrimination Case
Ameneh K. Ernst; Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak Stewart P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 28, 2014, previously published on November 24, 2014
Norton v. San Bernardino City Unified School District, No. G049496 (October 9, 2014): A California Court of Appeal recently overturned a jury verdict against an employer on the basis that the jury was incorrectly instructed to decide whether race was a motivating factor in the employee’s...

 

HTMLNew Jersey Considering State Law Providing Employees with Mandatory Paid Sick Leave
Robin Koshy, Steven J. Luckner, Evan J. Shenkman; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 28, 2014, previously published on November 7, 2014
In light of the fact that several New Jersey cities have recently passed local ordinances requiring employers to provide paid sick leave to their employees, momentum is growing for the New Jersey legislature to pass a similar law statewide.

 

HTMLMine Fatalities: Causes, Prevention, and MSHA Enforcement
Michael T. Heenan; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 28, 2014, previously published on November 11, 2014
A number of fatal mine accidents occurred in the United States between January 1 and September 22, 2014.

 

HTMLNew Jersey Poster Update and Annual Notice Reminders
Evan J. Shenkman; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 28, 2014, previously published on November 7, 2014
The New Jersey Department of Labor has recently issued a new Wage and Hour Law Abstract poster to incorporate the minimum wage increase effective January 1, 2015. The poster is available here- http://lwd.state.nj.us/labor/lwdhome/content/employerpacketforms.html, and should be posted on January 1...

 

HTMLSupreme Court to Decide Whether Courts Can Review the Consular Denial of a Visa Based on Marriage to a U.S. Citizen
Matthew Kolodziej; Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak Stewart P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 28, 2014, previously published on November 14, 2014
On October 2, 2014, the Supreme Court of the United States granted certiorari in the case of Kerry v. Din. The case involved a U.S. citizen who claimed that her liberty interest in marriage has been violated by the denial of a visa to her husband, a national of Afghanistan, by a consular officer at...

 

HTMLNew Jersey Department of Labor Amends Minimum Wage Regulations
Robin Koshy, Steven J. Luckner, Evan J. Shenkman; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 28, 2014, previously published on November 7, 2014
The New Jersey Department of Labor amended N.J.A.C. 12:56-3.1 to reflect the recent amendment to the New Jersey Constitution that raised the minimum wage to $8.25 and created yearly increases to the minimum wage tied to the Consumer Price Index (CPI).

 

HTMLFAQs on California’s Paid Sick Leave Law
Hera S. Arsen, J.D., Ph.D., Christopher W. Olmsted, Charles L. Thompson; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 28, 2014, previously published on November 10, 2014
On September 10, 2014, Governor Jerry Brown signed the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014. The Act requires California employers to provide employees with one hour of paid sick leave for every 30 hours worked starting on July 1, 2015. Since the California legislature passed the law...

 

HTMLMichigan Court of Appeals Says Fired Medical Marijuana Users Can Collect Unemployment Benefits
Allyson A. Miller; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 28, 2014, previously published on November 11, 2014
On October 23, 2014, the Michigan Court of Appeals ruled that employees discharged for having failed a drug test because of their medical marijuana use are not disqualified from receiving unemployment benefits.

 


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