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HTML“Common Sense” Shows The Value of a Well-Written Dissent: Southern New England Telephone Company v. NLRB
Harold P. Coxson; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 31, 2015, previously published on July 22, 2015
It must be frustrating to be in the minority of an administrative adjudicatory body and to constantly be forced to write dissenting opinions, as was the case for former National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) member Brian E. Hayes (now an Ogletree Deakins shareholder). But if anyone doubted the value...

 

HTMLEmployees Now Have Greater Rights to Work Overtime in Wisconsin
Timothy G. Costello; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 28, 2015, previously published on July 15, 2015
According to a Wisconsin state law, employers are required to provide a consecutive 24-hour rest period every 7 days for employees in factory and mercantile workplaces. As a result of the budget bill recently signed by Governor Scott Walker, Wisconsin employers will no longer be required to obtain...

 

HTMLPresident Obama Signs Trade Measures
Harold P. Coxson; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 28, 2015, previously published on July 17, 2015
It was not easily accomplished, but on June 29, 2015, President Obama signed into law a series of trade measures, including Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), providing the administration with rules governing the negotiation of international trade agreements. With the passage of TPA or...

 

HTMLRetailers Should Review I-9 Processes in Light of Recent DOJ Settlement
Rebecca L. Sigmund; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 28, 2015, previously published on July 21, 2015
Late last month, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) reached a settlement agreement with a large clothing retailer to resolve claims that the company discriminated against a non-U.S. citizen in violation of the federal immigration laws. The agreement requires the payment of substantial back pay...

 

HTMLFifth Circuit Hears Arguments on the Proposed Reversal of the Block on Executive Actions
Rebecca L. Sigmund; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 28, 2015, previously published on July 20, 2015
A three-judge panel in the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, hearing arguments in State of Texas v. United States of America, questioned the attorneys for the U.S. Department of Justice and 26 states about whether the block on President Barack Obama’s recent executive actions on immigration...

 

HTMLNew York City Enacts “Ban the Box” Legislation
Aaron Warshaw; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 23, 2015, previously published on July 16, 2015
As we previously reported, the New York City Council recently passed the Fair Chance Act (Intro No. 318-A, 2014) that—among other requirements—prevents employers from inquiring about job applicants’ criminal arrests and convictions prior to hire. As expected, on June 29, 2015, New...

 

HTMLCity of Chicago Increases Minimum Wage
Daniel O. Canales; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 16, 2015, previously published on July 14, 2015
Effective January 1, 2015, the City of Chicago increased the minimum wage within its city limits to $10.00 per hour worked for non-tipped employees and to $5.45 per hour worked for tipped employees.

 

HTMLRestroom Rights-The New Challenge for Texas Employers
Robert E. Bettac; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 16, 2015, previously published on July 14, 2015
Time was when an employer’s only preoccupation with restrooms was whether the cleaning crew was keeping them stocked with soap, towels, and toilet paper. Enter the new reality: federal agencies and LGBT rights groups are contending that transgender employees should be given the right to...

 

HTMLThe CFRA Amendments: How to Prepare Your Organization
Kathryn B. Gray, Patricia Chavarria Perez; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 15, 2015, previously published on July 13, 2015
On March 4, 2015, the California Fair Employment and Housing Council approved updates to the California Family Rights Act (CFRA) regulations. These updates, which took effect on July 1, 2015, clarify certain CFRA provisions and align the CFRA more closely with the federal Family and Medical Leave...

 

HTMLIRS Notice 2015-43 Addresses Expatriate Health Coverage
Christina M. Crockett; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 15, 2015, previously published on July 10, 2015
New guidance from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) leaves in place the limited Affordable Care Act (ACA) exemptions set out in the Expatriate Health Coverage Clarification Act of 2014 (EHCCA). IRS Notice 2015-43 (Notice) permits a good faith interpretation of the EHCCA exemptions and attempts to...

 


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