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HTMLLos Angeles One-Two Punch Revisited: More FAQs on the New Minimum Wage and Paid Sick Leave Ordinance
Leslie E. Wallis; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 28, 2016, previously published on July 11, 2016
On June 1, 2016, the Los Angeles City Council passed an ordinance impacting employers in the city of Los Angeles and mandating paid sick leave beyond that which is required under the recently passed California statute (Cal. Labor Code section 245, et. seq.). The ordinance, which took effect on July...

 

HTMLMinnesota Court Creates “Wrongful Discharge” Damages Claim for MFLSA Violations
Bruce J. Douglas; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 28, 2016, previously published on July 5, 2016
In an unexpected surprising broadening of employee rights under the Minnesota Fair Labor Standards Act, the Minnesota Court of Appeals held, on June 27, 2016, that an employee who is discharged for refusing to obey an employer’s directive that violates the act can sue for “damages...

 

HTMLMexico’s Collective Bargaining Freedom Protocol: An Introduction for Employers Doing Business in Mexico
Ana Paula Delsol Espada, Stefano Sandoval Malori, Pietro Straulino-Rodriguez; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 28, 2016, previously published on July 6, 2016
In accordance with the International Labour Standards on Freedom of Association (enshrined in the International Labour Organization (ILO) Constitution, the ILO Declaration of Philadelphia, and the ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work) and the Mexican Political Constitution,...

 

HTMLColorado Companies Receive Relief From Extra I-9 Recordkeeping Requirements With Repeal of State-Driven Attestation Law
Christopher L. Thomas; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 28, 2016, previously published on July 6, 2016
For several years, Colorado employers have been required to declare their compliance with federal I-9 requirements by completing an extra affirmation document and retain copies of verification documentation (federal law does not require employers to retain copies of the underlying verification...

 

HTMLPortland’s Ban-the-Box Law Takes Effect, Administrative Rules Provide Clarity
Gustavo A. Suárez, Jennifer Peck Woodruff; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 26, 2016, previously published on July 8, 2016
Portland, Oregon’s ban-the-box law, the Removing Barriers to Employment Ordinance, took effect on July 1, 2016. The ordinance prohibits most Portland employers from asking about an applicant’s criminal history or conducting a background check on an applicant until after a conditional...

 

HTMLDepartment of Homeland Security Proposes USCIS Fee Increases
Caroline Tang; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 22, 2016, previously published on May 19, 2016
The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has proposed increasing the fees that United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) charges for certain immigration and naturalization filings. The proposal would increase USCIS fees by a weighted average of 21 percent and add one...

 

HTMLConnecticut Passes Ban-the-Box Legislation
Kelly M. Cardin, Jennifer Peck Woodruff; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 21, 2016, previously published on June 8, 2016
On June 1, 2016, Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy signed into law a “ban-the-box” statute, which will take effect on January 1, 2017. The law, “An Act Concerning Fair Chance Employment,” Public Act No. 16-83, prohibits covered employers from inquiring about a...

 

HTMLOSHA Officially Increases Civil Penalties by 78 Percent
John F. Martin; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 14, 2016, previously published on July 1, 2016
On June 30, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced its interim final rule on Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Catch-Up Adjustments. The rule was formally published in the Federal Register on July 1.

 

HTMLMass Terminations—What Ontario Employers Need to Think About When Restructuring or Reducing Their Workforces
Michael Comartin; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 14, 2016, previously published on June 30, 2016
When discharging employees, it pays to be prepared. This is especially so when an employer is considering a large-scale restructuring.

 

HTMLNew Colorado Law Requires Employee Access to Personnel Files
David D. Powell, Steven R. Reid; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 14, 2016, previously published on June 28, 2016
On June 10, 2016, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper signed into law House Bill 16-1432. Effective January 1, 2017, the new law will require private sector employers to allow employees to access their personnel files at least once annually. The law does not apply to public sector employers (whose...

 


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