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HTMLWho Decides the Issue of Class Arbitration?
Ameneh K. Ernst, Spencer C. Skeen; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 28, 2014, previously published on November 24, 2014
Two districts of the California Court of Appeal recently issued significant decisions on arbitration agreements. In a published case, the Fourth Appellate District of the California Court of Appeal held that if the arbitration agreement is silent on whether the agreement allows for class or...

 

HTMLFlorida’s Minimum Wage to Increase on January 1, 2015
Edmund J. McKenna; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 15, 2014, previously published on October 27, 2014
On November 2, 2004, Florida voters approved a constitutional amendment that created Florida’s minimum wage. The minimum wage applies to all employees in the state who are covered by the federal minimum wage. Florida law requires a new minimum wage calculation each year on September 30, based...

 

HTMLUSCIS Will Begin Accepting Cap-Subject H-1B Petitions for FY 2016 on April 1, 2015
Justin Coffey, Marifrances Morrison, Diane M. Rish; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 15, 2014, previously published on November 3, 2014
The filing period for “new” H-1B petitions to be counted against the annual H-1B quota (the “H-1B cap”) for FY 2016 will begin on Wednesday, April 1, 2015. Cap-subject H-1B petitions will have an employment start date of October 1, 2015, or later. In preparation for the...

 

HTMLArizona Minimum Wage to Increase on January 1, 2015
Nonnie L. Shivers; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 15, 2014, previously published on October 29, 2014
On October 16, 2014, the Industrial Commission of Arizona (ICA) announced an increase to Arizona’s minimum wage. Effective January 1, 2015, Arizona’s minimum wage will increase to $8.05 per hour. This 15 cent increase over the 2014 minimum wage of $7.90 per hour is based on the 1.7...

 

HTMLEbola and the Evolution of Personal Protective Equipment Recommendations
Jana S. Baker; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 14, 2014, previously published on October 21, 2014
The use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is evolving in ways that could not have been foreseen, as a collective brain trust of medical experts and front line workers push for modifications of PPE guidelines to wall off any potential exposure to the Ebola virus. PPE has always been at the...

 

HTMLThe Diversity and Inclusion Punchline: How One Stand-up Comic Opened My Eyes to a Bigger Picture
Iveory Perkins; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 14, 2014, previously published on October 24, 2014
The most mundane experiences can often leave a remarkable impact. My husband and I recently went out to see one of his new favorite comedians. We arrived at the outdoor music theater where thousands of people from various races, ages, genders, and cultures were in attendance. The comedian, who was...

 

HTMLCalifornia Adopts Unprecedented “Yes Means Yes” Law, Changing the Way Colleges Must Investigate Sexual Assault Allegations
Andrea N. Jones, Tracy A. Warren; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 14, 2014, previously published on October 17, 2014
On September 28, 2014, California Governor Jerry Brown announced that he had signed SB967, the so-called “Yes Means Yes” bill into law, effectively changing the definition of “consent” for sexual partners on California campuses. In stark contrast to the standard from which...

 

HTMLEbola Update: CDC to Implement Post-Travel Monitoring Program
Michael O. Eckard; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 14, 2014, previously published on October 23, 2014
On October 22, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a press release indicating that, effective Monday, October 27, a new program will be in place through which federal and state health authorities will monitor- for a period of 21 days-all travelers returning from the West...

 

HTMLEbola in Retail Establishments? How to Prepare
Diane M. Saunders; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 14, 2014, previously published on October 21, 2014
News sources recently reported that one of the Dallas nurses infected with the Ebola virus visited a retail establishment before boarding a plane from Cleveland to Dallas. Since then, retailers and customers have been concerned about Ebola in the retail environment.

 

HTMLInternships out of Fashion? Wage Lawsuits on the Rise in New York
Dino A. Bovell, Michael R. Marra; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 14, 2014, previously published on October 18, 2014
Internships and training programs have been a staple of the fashion industry (among many other industries) for years. Luxury retailers have traditionally offered internships in the areas of communications, marketing, merchandising, production, and public relations. The continuing role of such...

 


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