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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).

 

HTMLEqual Pay: A Growing Issue for Retail and Hospitality Employers to Watch in 2016
Diane M. Saunders; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 21, 2016, previously published on January 12, 2016
The equal pay movement gained significant ground in 2015, with new equal pay legislation enacted in two large states, new pay equity rules issued for federal contractors, and equal pay legislation introduced in several states. President Obama discussed the need for equal pay during his 2015 State...

 

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.

 

HTMLDOL Issues Guidance on Room and Board Deductions for Home Care Workers
Michael E. Olsen, Carolyn E. Sieve; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 21, 2016, previously published on January 14, 2016
On December 17, 2015, the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Wage and Hour Division issued guidance on permissible deductions for lodging under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), with particular emphasis on the law’s effect on home care workers. Section 203(m) of the FLSA permits...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

HTMLA New Year’s Resolution for California Employers: Fair Pay Act Compliance
Hera S. Arsen, Christopher W. Olmsted; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 11, 2016, previously published on January 4, 2016
California employers are preparing for the effects the Fair Pay Act—the new law signed by Governor Brown last October that significantly changes California’s gender equality pay law. Senate Bill 358 (SB 358), which went into effect on January 1, 2016, requires employers to pay employees...

 

Adobe PDFHappy New Year from the IRS!
Ann Carr Mackey, Timothy G. Verrall; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 11, 2016, previously published on December 31, 2015
For the many employers and health care providers that have thus far been spending their holidays poring over the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) new tax forms and their cryptic instructions in anticipation of the inaugural round of reporting under Sections 6055 and 6056 of the Internal Revenue...

 


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