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HTMLNew Jersey Supreme Court Reshapes Sexual Harassment Claims
Carmen J. DiMaria, Mark Diana, Thomas J. Rattay; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 3, 2015, previously published on February 12, 2015
On February 11, 2015, the New Jersey Supreme Court issued a landmark ruling that will reshape hostile work environment sexual harassment cases brought under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination, N.J.S.A. 10:5-1 to -49 (LAD). The court’s decision in Aguas v. State of New Jersey (A-35-13,...

 

HTMLCity of Chicago Expands "Ban the Box" Law to Smaller Employers and City Agencies
Colleen G. DeRosa; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 3, 2015, previously published on January 8, 2015
Effective January 1, 2015, the City of Chicago expanded the coverage of Illinois’s “ban the box” law within city limits. The amended Human Rights Ordinance, Section 2-160-010 of the Municipal Code of Chicago, effectively makes Illinois’s Job Opportunities for Qualified...

 

HTMLAmendments to Illinois's Eavesdropping Statute Signed Into Law
Kwabena A. Appenteng; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 3, 2015, previously published on January 8, 2015
On December 30, 2014, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed Senate Bill 1342 into law, amending the Eavesdropping Article of the Illinois Criminal Code (720 ILCS 5/14) that was struck down by the Illinois Supreme Court last year as unconstitutional. (Our April 2014 blog post, “Illinois Supreme...

 

HTMLMartial Arts & Legal Ethics
Jathan Janove; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 3, 2015, previously published on January 29, 2015
Years ago, I studied Karate. Karate is defensive. My Sensei used to say, “The best fight is the one you avoid.” Yet we were drilled endlessly on block-strike techniques. The attack comes; you block it; and then you strike your attacker. In real life, this can mean injuring or even...

 

HTMLFeb. 2 Deadline Looming to Implement Retroactive Increase in 2014 Mass Transit Benefit Limits
Vicki M. Nielsen; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 3, 2015, previously published on January 23, 2015
Affected employers must move quickly to take advantage of a special administrative procedure regarding a retroactive increase in excludable transit benefits enacted on December 19, 2014, under the Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014 (TIPA). Because affected Internal Revenue Service (IRS)...

 

HTMLSupreme Court Delineates Federal Whistleblower Protections in TSA Disclosure Case
Hera S. Arsen; Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak Stewart P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 3, 2015, previously published on January 27, 2015
On January 21, 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States decided whether a federal air marshal, who publicly disclosed that the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) had decided to cut costs by removing air marshals from certain flights, was entitled to whistleblower protection. According...

 

HTMLThe Cyber Security State of the Union: Obama Commits “to Protect a Free and Open Internet”
Danielle Y. Vanderzanden; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 3, 2015, previously published on January 27, 2015
In last week’s State of the Union address, President Barack Obama continued his ongoing push for nationwide privacy legislation to “better meet the evolving threat of cyber-attacks, combat identity theft, and protect our children’s information.” Recognizing the real threats...

 

HTMLIndependent Contractor . . . or Not? DOL and Wisconsin DWD Team Up to Reduce Employee Misclassification
Keith E. Kopplin; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 3, 2015, previously published on January 26, 2015
On January 20, 2015, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced that Wisconsin had become the latest state to join the “Misclassification Initiative,” which is designed to protect the rights of employees “by preventing their misclassification as independent contractors or other...

 

HTMLPresident Obama Proposes Legislation Requiring Businesses to Notify Customers of Data Security Breaches Within 30 Days
Andrew E. Silvia; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 3, 2015, previously published on January 13, 2015
In a speech given before the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on Monday, January 12, President Obama proposed federal legislation that would impose a nationwide standard on companies that experience a data security breach. The proposed Personal Data Notification and Protection Act would require...

 

HTMLTen New Year's Resolutions Retail Employers Should Consider Making in 2015
Diane M. Saunders; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 3, 2015, previously published on January 13, 2015
Now that the busy 2014 holiday shopping season is over and the new year has begun, it’s a good time for retail employers to take a breath and think about 2015—what’s coming, what issues they should be watching, and what should be on their “to do” lists for the new...

 


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