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HTML“Entirely Comfortable” With a “Monster”: A Striking Decision From an Unlikely Source About Excessive Fines Under the FCA
Christopher V. Anderson, Margaret Hutchins Campbell; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 3, 2014, previously published on February 26, 2014
As we have discussed before, whistleblower and retaliation decisions—including from the Supreme Court of the United States—have created an increasingly whistleblower-friendly body of law that unifies courts across the ideological spectrum. Bunk v. Gosselin World Wide Moving, a recent...

 

HTMLChange Proposed for VETS Reporting Requirements
T. Scott Kelly; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 3, 2014, previously published on February 25, 2014
In yet another development in the constantly changing affirmative action compliance landscape, on February 24, 2014, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS) published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM). The proposed changes would affect how...

 

HTMLWhat Does the ACA Shared Responsibility Final Rule Mean to Large Employers?
Aimee E. Dreiss, Timothy J. Stanton; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 27, 2014, previously published on February 20, 2014
As many small employers rejoice over a delayed effective date, large employers should be rolling up their sleeves to adapt their evolving shared responsibility compliance strategies for 2015 to a new final rule from the U.S. Department of Treasury and Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

 

HTMLOne-Day Walkouts: Protected Activity or Unprotected Absenteeism?
James H. Fowles; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 20, 2014, previously published on February 19, 2014
Over the last two years various community activist groups—many backed by labor organizations—have implemented aggressive, public strategies designed to disrupt the workplace and put pressure on employers, especially in the retail and fast food industries. The groups most often protest...

 

HTMLNewark Close to Becoming Next City to Approve Sick Leave Ordinance
Shira Lazinger Krieger, Steven J. Luckner, Evan J. Shenkman; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 20, 2014, previously published on February 19, 2014
On January 28, 2014, the Newark City Council approved a sick leave ordinance that would require most private employers in Newark to provide their workers with paid time off. If the mayor of Newark signs this ordinance, Newark will become the second municipality in New Jersey (Jersey City being the...

 

HTMLComplying With Wage Garnishments in Texas—What You Need to Know
Soña Ramirez; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 20, 2014, previously published on February 18, 2014
When you have tens of thousands of employees, it is very likely that your payroll and human resources (HR) departments receive wage garnishment orders for employees every week. Texas law is restrictive in this area, and it is important that HR and payroll employees know which types of wage...

 

HTML“Wailing and Cussing and Screaming and Hollering”—A “Singular Incident” or a Hostile Work Environment?
Bruce J. Douglas; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 20, 2014, previously published on February 18, 2014
The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals recently rejected the sex discrimination, hostile work environment, constructive discharge, and retaliation claims that a graphic designer brought against her employer and two of her managers following a shouting match with her supervisor. According to the court,...

 

HTMLEmployer “Pay or Play” Mandate Final Regulations Issued—Major Impact on Educational Institutions
Daniel T. Sulton; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 18, 2014, previously published on February 14, 2014
Like all other employers across the country, educational institutions have been awaiting final rules to determine their compliance strategy for the Affordable Care Act’s Employer Shared Responsibility provisions (better known as the employer “pay or play” mandate). Under the...

 

HTMLIs the NLRB’s Obsession with “Default Language” in Informal Settlement Agreements Waning?
Eric C. Stuart; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 17, 2014, previously published on February 7, 2014
The 2011 decision of the former Acting General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to mandate inclusion of “default language” in every informal unfair labor practice settlement agreement (General Counsel Memo 11-04, January 12, 2011) placed employers and their counsel...

 

HTMLTips for Garnishee Employers, Part Two: A Light at the End of the Tunnel? Relief From Your Woes May Be in Sight
Martin C. Brook; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 17, 2014, previously published on February 13, 2014
In part one of this two-part series on garnishments, I discussed the consequences employers face if they mishandle garnishment orders. In part two, I address one of the hurdles that employers face when trying to comply with garnishment orders, namely, the variation in garnishment laws from state to...

 


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