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HTMLThe Same-Sex Marriage Ruling: Key Employee Benefits Take-Aways
Jeanne Ellen Floyd, Ann Carr Mackey, Stephen A. Riga; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 6, 2015, previously published on June 29, 2015
Last Friday, the Supreme Court of the United States issued its highly-anticipated decision in the case of Obergefell v. Hodges, ruling that all 50 states must license marriages between two people of the same sex and must recognize a same-sex marriage lawfully licensed and performed out-of-state.

 

HTMLSupreme Court Once Again Saves the ACA: Rules Yes on Tax Credits For Purchasers From a Federal Exchange
Hera S. Arsen, Timothy G. Verrall; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 3, 2015, previously published on June 25, 2015
On June 25, 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that tax credits are available to individuals in states that have a federal Exchange under Section 1321 of the Affordable Care Act (the Act or the ACA). In a 6-to-3 ruling, the majority opinion declined to treat the issue as merely a...

 

HTMLMassachusetts Attorney General Issues Final Earned Sick Leave Regulations With Substantial Revisions
Mark H. Burak, Rachel Reingold Mandel, David P. Mason; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 3, 2015, previously published on June 24, 2015
As many of you are aware, the July 1, 2015 effective date of the Massachusetts earned sick leave law is looming. In summary, the new law provides that employers of 11 or more employees must provide their Massachusetts employees with job-protected paid sick leave accrued at a rate of 1 hour for...

 

HTMLSchool’s Out For Summer, But Not For Administrators: California’s “Yes Means Yes” Legislation Becomes Effective on July 1, 2015
Tracy A. Warren, Sarah A. Williams; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 1, 2015, previously published on June 29, 2015
On July 1, 2015, California colleges, universities, and postsecondary schools are required to bolster their compliance with new state laws regarding policies concerning sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. This new law requires, among other things, that Cal Grant Fund...

 

HTMLThe Obama Administration’s Proposed “Labor Violation” Reporting Duties Present Challenges for Federal Contractors
Dara L. DeHaven, W. Gregory Mott, Alfred B. Robinson; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 1, 2015, previously published on June 26, 2015
President Obama’s July 2014 Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order 13673 mandates that federal contracting agencies collect information concerning a potential prime contractor’s 3-year violation history with respect to 14 federal labor, employment, wage payment, and safety laws...

 

HTMLNLRB Moves to Assert Jurisdiction Over Religious Educational Institutions
Lisa Karen Atkins, John Richard Carrigan, James C. Pennington; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 1, 2015, previously published on June 29, 2015
Before December of 2014, religious colleges and universities could generally assume that under the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) “substantial religious character” test, the NLRB would decline to assert jurisdiction over them because of their religious missions. The...

 

HTMLThe Same-Sex Marriage Ruling: Key Employment Law Take-Aways
Nonnie L. Shivers; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 1, 2015, previously published on June 26, 2015
On June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States answered the two questions it posed in the consolidated same-sex case, Obergefell v. Hodges, No. 14-556 (June 26, 2015). The consolidated case arose from challenges to Michigan, Kentucky, Ohio, and Tennessee state laws that continued to ban...

 

HTMLRhode Island Raises Minimum Wage Again: Now $9.60 per Hour
Andrew E. Silvia, Todd M. Torres; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 26, 2015, previously published on June 24, 2015
On June 22, 2015, Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo signed into law another increase to the state’s minimum wage. This marks the fourth straight year that Rhode Island has raised its minimum wage. Effective January 1, 2016, the minimum wage will be $9.60 per hour.

 

HTMLNew York Federal Courts Increasingly Scrutinize Excessive Attorneys’ Fees in Wage and Hour Class and Collective Actions
Seth D. Kaufman; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 24, 2015, previously published on June 17, 2015
In what is becoming oft-cited language, U.S. District Judge William H. Pauley III of the Southern District of New York recently stated regarding the Fair Labor Standards Act that,

 

HTMLNew Amendment to the Federal Labor Law in Mexico Raises Minimum Age for Employment
Rodolfo Giles Salgado, Pietro Straulino-Rodriguez; Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak Stewart P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 24, 2015, previously published on June 17, 2015
On June 12, 2015, a new amendment to the Federal Labor Law (FLL) was published in the Official Gazette, increasing the minimum age for employment from 14- to 15-years-old.

 


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