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HTMLTexas Appellate Court Finds Employee on FMLA Leave Is Not Entitled to Unemployment Benefits
Raven Rena Applebaum; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 5, 2017, previously published on December 19, 2016
In a case of first impression, Texas’s Second Court of Appeals recently examined the issue of whether an employee who is taking leave under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) may obtain unemployment benefits under the Texas Labor Code. In a win for Texas employers, the court...

 

HTMLSupreme Court Denies Review of NFL Players’ Concussion Settlement
Alexandra A. Bodnar; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 3, 2017, previously published on December 13, 2016
In April of 2015, Pennsylvania federal district court judge Anita B. Brody approved a settlement between the National Football League (NFL) and retired football players intended to resolve thousands of concussion lawsuits dating back to 2011. The settlement covers all living NFL football players...

 

HTMLLabor Department Argues That Texas Court Erred When It Blocked Overtime Rule
Steven F. Pockrass; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 3, 2017, previously published on December 16, 2016
On December 15, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) filed the opening brief in its appeal of a nationwide preliminary injunction that blocks the agency from implementing its revisions to overtime rules under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

 

HTMLCalifornia Law Restricts Employers From Asking About Juvenile Criminal History
James R. Silvers, Gustavo A. Suarez, Jennifer Peck Woodruff; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 3, 2017, previously published on December 7, 2016
California recently amended its existing law governing inquiries into and the use of juvenile criminal information. Effective January 1, 2017 employers will be restricted from asking about, seeking, or using a California applicant/employee’s juvenile criminal history in the employment context.

 

HTMLTidal Waves? Music Streaming Service Faces Lactation Break Challenge
Matthew K. Johnson; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 3, 2017, previously published on December 15, 2016
While many employers are focused on efforts by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) to implement and enforce its revised white collar overtime regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), employers should not overlook another aspect of the FLSA concerning lactation breaks for breastfeeding...

 

HTMLHow Does the 21st Century Cures Act Affect Employee Benefits?
Jessica Elizabeth Kuester, Timothy J. Stanton; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 3, 2017, previously published on December 13, 2016
There are two key benefits takeaways for employers in the bipartisan 21st Century Cures Act, which President Obama signed into law on December 13, 2016.

 

HTMLSeventh Circuit Rejects Student Athletes’ “Pay for Play” Suit
Michael Derrick Wilson; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
December 28, 2016, previously published on December 12, 2016
On December 5, 2016, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals issued its decision in Berger v. National Collegiate Athletic Association. The case was brought by former University of Pennsylvania (Penn) student athletes, Gillian Berger and Taylor Hennig, who filed suit against Penn, the National...

 

HTMLFifth Circuit Agrees to Fast Track Overtime Appeal
Steven F. Pockrass; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
December 28, 2016, previously published on December 9, 2016
On December 8, 2016, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit announced that it will fast track the appeal of a nationwide preliminary injunction that blocks the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) from implementing its revisions to overtime rules under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

 

HTMLTwice in Two Years: California Expands the Fair Pay Act for the Second Consecutive Year
Lisa Mireille Bowman, Sarah R. Nichols; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
December 28, 2016, previously published on December 6, 2016
Starting January 1, 2017, companies of all sizes doing business in California will need to take extra care to ensure they are not paying employees differently based on their race or ethnicity or basing new employees’ compensation solely on their prior salary. California Governor Jerry Brown...

 

HTMLIndiana Court of Appeals Rules on Irreparable Harm, Laches, Extension Clauses, and More in Recent Restrictive Covenant Case
John A. Drake; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
December 28, 2016, previously published on December 6, 2016
The Indiana Court of Appeals recently issued a restrictive covenant ruling addressing several significant issues. On November 30, 2016, in Hannum Wagle & Cline Engineering, Inc. v. American Consulting, Inc., the Indiana Court of Appeals elaborated on a number of important issues in restrictive...

 


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