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HTMLOSHA Ups the Ante for Employers That Fail to Report Workplace Injuries
Melissa A. Bailey, John F. Martin, Matthew Clark Thorne; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
April 26, 2016, previously published on April 11, 2016
On March 4, 2016, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued new procedures for enforcing revised injury and illness reporting requirements in 29 C.F.R. § 1904.39. Many of the 2014 interim procedures remain unchanged, but now employers will face a minimum penalty of $5,000...

 

HTMLUSCIS Reaches FY 2017 H-1B Cap
Caroline Tang; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
April 26, 2016, previously published on April 8, 2016
As of April 7, 2016, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has reached the H-1B quota or “cap” limitation for fiscal year (FY) 2017. USCIS has not yet confirmed the total number of petitions received for the 65,000 “general” quota or the 20,000...

 

HTMLCalifornia Governor Signs Paid Family Leave Expansion Into Law
Hera S. Arsen; Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak Stewart P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
April 26, 2016, previously published on April 11, 2016
On April 11, 2016, California Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation that will increase the wage replacement rate under the Paid Family Leave program for California workers from its current level of 55 percent to 60 or 70 percent (depending on the worker’s income). Assembly Bill No. 908 (AB...

 

HTMLCasting a Wider Net: Court Finds Private Equity Funds Liable for ERISA Withdrawal Liability
Grace Huang Ristuccia, Thomas Vasiljevich; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
April 25, 2016, previously published on April 11, 2016
On March 28, 2016, a district court in Massachusetts found two private equity funds (under the Sun Capital Partners, Inc. umbrella) jointly and severally liable for withdrawal liability imposed on one of its underlying portfolio companies, even though neither private equity fund owned 80 percent or...

 

HTMLPasadena Joins Growing List of California Cities Imposing City Minimum Wage
Charles L. Thompson; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
April 18, 2016, previously published on March 29, 2016
On March 14, 2016, the Pasadena City Council adopted an ordinance to increase the city’s minimum wage. Beginning on July 1, 2016, employers with 26 or more employees must pay a minimum wage of $10.50 per hour to all employees who work at least 2 hours per week within the city’s...

 

HTMLThe Supreme Court’s Decision on Public Union Fees: Still Valid But No Further Guidance
Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak Stewart P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
April 18, 2016, previously published on March 29, 2016
On March 29, 2016, the Supreme Court of the United States issued a per curiam opinion in a case on the validity of public-sector “agency shop” arrangements, which permit unions to charge a fee (in order to pay for select costs) to public employees who do not join a union. During oral...

 

HTMLSanta Monica Adopts Minimum Wage and Sick Leave Ordinance for Hotel Workers
Charles L. Thompson; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
April 18, 2016, previously published on March 29, 2016
In January 2016, the Santa Monica, California City Council adopted a wide-reaching ordinance that raises the city’s minimum wage for hotel workers. The ordinance also imposes paid sick leave requirements on hotel employers that exceed those of the state’s paid sick leave statute. The...

 

HTMLGovernor Brown Signs California’s $15 Minimum Wage Bill
Christopher W. Olmsted; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
April 18, 2016, previously published on April 4, 2016
On April 4, 2016, Governor Brown—as expected—signed a bill to raise the state minimum wage rate to $15.00 per hour by 2022. The new law will increase the minimum wage for large and small businesses according to two schedules. It will also have the effect of increasing the minimum exempt...

 

HTMLThe Grisly Death of Determination Letters for Individually Designed Plans
Kevin L. Burch, David S. Rosner; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
April 18, 2016, previously published on April 7, 2016
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced last year that it would end its staggered five-year remedial amendment cycle system for individually designed retirement plans under the determination letter program due to budgetary constraints and a lack of resources. The remedial amendment cycle...

 

HTMLCalifornia $15 Minimum Wage Bill Awaits Governor’s Signature
Christopher W. Olmsted; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
April 18, 2016, previously published on April 1, 2016
On March 31, 2016, the California legislature approved the nation’s highest statewide minimum wage. SB-3, approved in both the State Senate and Assembly, will increase the state’s minimum wage to $15.00 per hour by 2022. Governor Jerry Brown has already signaled that he intends to sign...

 


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