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HTMLHillsborough County, Florida Passes Wage Theft Ordinance
Edmund J. McKenna; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
December 16, 2015, previously published on December 10, 2015
On October 21, 2015, the Hillsborough County Board of Commissioners enacted the “Hillsborough County Wage Recovery Ordinance.” By it terms, the ordinance applies to all employers within Hillsborough County and any company with an employee or independent contractor who performs work...

 

HTMLFor California Employers, New Year Brings New Restrictions—Along With a Few Silver Linings
Christopher W. Olmsted, Keith A. Watts; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
December 16, 2015, previously published on December 14, 2015
In 2015, the California legislature undoubtedly took aim at employers with piecemeal legislation covering everything from cheerleaders (who are now employees by statute) to gender-based pay differentials—the latter with what is now the nation’s most aggressive “equal pay”...

 

HTMLOverview and Guidance on Final Joint Standards on Diversity and Inclusion
Nonnie L. Shivers; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
December 16, 2015, previously published on December 8, 2015
On June 9, 2015, several federal agencies jointly issued a policy statement on standards that companies could use to assess their diversity policies and practices, particularly for entities regulated by more than one agency. The Federal Reserve Board, Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection,...

 

HTMLHouse Passes Bill Enhancing Security of Visa Waiver Program in Wake of Paris Terror Attacks
Diane M. Rish, Stephen H. Smalley; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
December 16, 2015, previously published on December 9, 2015
In the wake of the Paris terrorist attacks, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill on Tuesday, December 8, 2015, to tighten security measures and impose new restrictions on the Visa Waiver Program (VWP). The VWP permits citizens of 38 designated countries, mostly in Europe, to travel to...

 

HTMLLouisiana Workforce Commission Finds Employers Misclassify Workers as Independent Contractors
Andrew P. Burnside, Katherine E. Pizzini; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
December 15, 2015, previously published on November 30, 2015
The Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) is on track for a second consecutive record-setting year in identifying workers misclassified by employers as independent contractors, according to a recent announcement by the LWC. In 2014, Louisiana led the nation with the LWC finding an average of 11...

 

HTMLLatest USCIS Procedural Changes Add Delays and Uncertainty to Green Card Application Filing
Jamie M. Dietz; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
December 15, 2015, previously published on November 30, 2015
The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has again revised its procedures for determining whether foreign national applicants waiting to file their employment-based or family-sponsored preference adjustment of status applications may proceed onto the last stage of the...

 

HTMLCDLE’s Official Guidance on Use-It-Or-Lose-It Vacation Policies: Still Prohibited
Steven R. Reid, Austin E. Smith, Roger G. Trim; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
December 15, 2015, previously published on December 1, 2015
The use of so-called “use-it-or-lose-it” vacation pay policies is receiving significant attention in Colorado, both from the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) and from employers trying to make sense of the CDLE’s recent announcements. A typical use-it-or-lose-it...

 

HTMLFinal New Jersey Ban-the-Box Regulations Issued Today, Effective Immediately
Mark Diana, Evan J. Shenkman; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
December 10, 2015, previously published on December 7, 2015
The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (NJDOL) published its long awaited, final “ban-the-box” regulations today, which take effect immediately. The final regulations, and the NJDOL’s comments to the regulations, clarify the following issues regarding New...

 

HTMLIs an Offshore Rig a Single Site of Employment Under WARN?
Jessica M. Knapp, Christopher E. Moore; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
December 9, 2015, previously published on December 4, 2015
A federal judge in the Eastern District of Louisiana recently issued an important ruling for oil field employers conducting layoffs. In Voisin v. Axxis Drilling, Inc. (October 21, 2015), the court held that for the purposes of the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act of 1988 (WARN...

 

HTML“Deaf Culture” Expert to Testify at Trial? Judge Allows EEOC to Test the Limits
James M. Paul; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
December 9, 2015, previously published on December 3, 2015
In the last couple of years, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has prosecuted at least 12 lawsuits on behalf of deaf or hard-of-hearing employees or job applicants. And, within the last 10 years, the U.S. Department of...

 


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