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HTMLIndependent Contractor or Employee: DOL’s Latest Guidance on Employee Status
Margaret Santen Hanrahan, Brittni Alecia Pitts; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
August 3, 2015, previously published on July 16, 2015
On July 15, 2015, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued guidance on determining whether a worker is an independent contractor in the form of an “Administrator’s Interpretation.” Describing independent contractor misclassification as resulting in an “uneven playing field...

 

HTMLThe First 100 Days of Ambush Elections: Impact on the Retail and Hospitality Sectors
Diane M. Saunders; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 31, 2015, previously published on July 22, 2015
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) implemented its “ambush” or “quickie” election rules on April 14, 2015. An analysis of available NLRB data on representation election (RC) petitions filed since the effective date of the new rules yields some interesting information...

 

HTMLNew York Bill Follows California’s Lead to Recognize Professional Cheerleaders as Employees
Dino A. Bovell; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 31, 2015, previously published on July 22, 2015
It’s official—professional cheerleaders are now recognized as employees under California law. On July 15, 2015, California Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill that requires all California-based professional sports teams to pay their cheerleaders the minimum wage. As employees,...

 

HTMLQuest for “Living Wage” Results in Minimum Wage Increases in Kansas City, Missouri
Adam T. Pankratz; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 31, 2015, previously published on July 22, 2015
After months of heated debate, Kansas City, Missouri’s City Council voted to incrementally increase the minimum wage in Kansas City, Missouri over time from the current state-mandated $7.65 per hour to $13.00 per hour in 2020. The first incremental increase takes effect on August 24, 2015,...

 

HTMLHere We Go Again—The Robert C. Byrd Mine Safety Protection Act
Dinah L. Choi, Gwendolyn K. Nightengale; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 31, 2015, previously published on July 21, 2015
For the fourth time since the Upper Big Branch coal mine explosion in April 2010, a Congressional bill proposes to further amend the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977. The Robert C. Byrd Mine Safety Protection Act was first introduced on December 3, 2010, and again on April 15, 2011, and...

 

HTMLNew York Wage Board Recommends Minimum Wage of $15 per Hour for Fast Food Workers
Aaron Warshaw; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 31, 2015, previously published on July 23, 2015
As we previously reported, New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo recently appointed a Wage Board to make recommendations on increasing the minimum wage for New York State fast food employees. Throughout the recent public meeting process, fast food employers have roundly criticized any proposed minimum...

 

HTMLAnother One Bites The Dust: Missouri Court Refuses to Enforce Arbitration Agreement Due to Unilateral and Retroactive Modification Clause
Andrew L. Metcalf, James M. Paul; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 31, 2015, previously published on July 24, 2015
Arbitration agreements have been a roller coaster for Missouri employers. Recently, in State ex rel. Hewitt v. Kerr, the Missouri Supreme Court enforced such an agreement, sending an employee’s discrimination lawsuit to arbitration. But overall, courts in Missouri have restricted the...

 

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...

 

HTMLDo Discharges Resulting From a Career Planning Program Amount to Group Termination Under the OWBPA?
Michael O. Eckard, Gretchen W. Ewalt; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 31, 2015, previously published on July 28, 2015
In Barnes v. The Hershey Company, No. 3:12-cv-01334, Judge Charles R. Breyer of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California granted summary judgment to an employer on the age claims brought by several former employees who had signed waivers of their age discrimination claims...

 

HTMLU.S. Embassy in London to Be Temporarily Closed August 7 and 10
Lowell Sachs; Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak Stewart P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 31, 2015, previously published on July 24, 2015
The Bureau of Consular Affairs of the United States Department of State has announced that the Embassy of the United States of America in London will be closed from Friday, August 7, 2015 through Monday, August 10, 2015. Specific reasons for the closure have not yet been made public. As a result of...

 


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