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HTMLHow To Confront A Performance Problem Without Being A “Quiet Herd Cutter”
Jathan Janove; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 3, 2014, previously published on February 21, 2014
In a previous post, I described the “Quiet Herd Cutter” problem, a term I have used to describe a phenomenon especially prevalent in law firms where employees’ failure to meet expectations results in being quietly excluded from new work. In this story, I present an alternate...

 

HTMLLitigating Age Claims in California: Not Every Settlement Agreement Requires OWBPA Consideration and Revocation Periods
Mary E. Wright; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 3, 2014, previously published on February 26, 2014
I represent a national company with operations in California. A former employee recently filed a lawsuit against them in a California state court. After negotiating with opposing counsel, the parties entered into a settlement agreement resolving the lawsuit after the action was filed but before...

 

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...

 

HTMLSan Francisco Passes Fair Chance Ordinance Restricting Employers’ Ability to Use Criminal History Information
Sarah R. Nichols, James R. Silvers; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 3, 2014, previously published on February 24, 2014
San Francisco has “banned-the-box” on employment applications and has added other restrictions on private employers’ ability to obtain and use criminal history information. The City and County of San Francisco Board of Supervisors passed Ordinance number 131192 on February 11,...

 

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).

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 


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