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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...

 

HTMLMichigan Court of Appeals Says Fired Medical Marijuana Users Can Collect Unemployment Benefits
Allyson A. Miller; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 28, 2014, previously published on November 11, 2014
On October 23, 2014, the Michigan Court of Appeals ruled that employees discharged for having failed a drug test because of their medical marijuana use are not disqualified from receiving unemployment benefits.

 

HTMLSixth Circuit Creates Circuit Split on Same-Sex Marriage; Tees Up Issue for Possible Supreme Court Review
Rebecca J. Bennett; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 28, 2014, previously published on November 7, 2014
Yesterday afternoon, in DeBoer v. Snyder, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals issued an eagerly-awaited opinion, upholding laws in Ohio, Kentucky, Michigan, and Tennessee banning same-sex marriage. The court held that laws banning same-sex marriage in these states do not violate the Fourteenth...

 

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...

 

HTMLNinth Circuit Dismisses Worker’s “‘Sweeping Conclusory Allegations’ of Unequal Treatment”
Hera S. Arsen, Ph.D.; Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak Stewart P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 28, 2014, previously published on November 24, 2014
McClain v. County of Clark, No. 12-16888 (October 10, 2014): The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently sided with an employer in a case in which the former employee claimed that he was subjected to ageist remarks. According to the court, the “[i]solated references” to the...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

HTMLIndiana Supreme Court Upholds Right-to-Work Law
Charles B. Baldwin, Todd M. Nierman; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 28, 2014, previously published on November 7, 2014
The debate over the constitutionality of Indiana’s right-to-work law may finally be over. In Zoeller v Sweeney (No. 45S00-1309-PL-596, November 6, 2014), the Indiana Supreme Court reversed a lower court ruling that had held Indiana’s right-to-work statute unconstitutional. Charles B....

 


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