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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...

 

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...

 

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).

 

HTMLWho Decides the Issue of Class Arbitration?
Ameneh K. Ernst, Spencer C. Skeen; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 28, 2014, previously published on November 24, 2014
Two districts of the California Court of Appeal recently issued significant decisions on arbitration agreements. In a published case, the Fourth Appellate District of the California Court of Appeal held that if the arbitration agreement is silent on whether the agreement allows for class or...

 

HTMLSupreme Court to Decide Who Is Entitled to the Federal Health Care Subsidy
Hera S. Arsen, J.D., Ph.D.; Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak Stewart P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 28, 2014, previously published on November 11, 2014
Are the federal government’s subsidies to purchasers of health insurance available only to those who purchase insurance from state-run exchanges or to those who purchase from federal health care exchanges as well? Was the Internal Revenue Service’s rule making the subsidy available to...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

HTMLStrengthening Security of the Visa Waiver Program Through Enhancements to the Electronic System for Travel Authorization
Charles Edward Gillman; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 28, 2014, previously published on November 14, 2014
On November 3, 2014, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced that the agency is instituting additional security measures for individuals seeking admission to the United States under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP). The VWP is typically available to citizens of countries with relatively...

 

HTMLOIG 2015 Plan Focuses on ICE’s Business Selection Process for I-9 Investigation
Ceridwen J. Koski, Christopher L. Thomas; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 28, 2014, previously published on November 14, 2014
As part of its 2015 fiscal year Annual Performance Plan published on October 1, 2014, the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) will review the approach of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to I-9 inspections. Specifically, it will “determine...

 


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