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HTMLHow to Be Prepared if a Non-Employee Union Agent Shows Up with OSHA at an Inspection
Melissa A. Bailey, Shontell D. Powell; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 9, 2014, previously published on May 5, 2014
As we discussed in a previous post, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued an interpretation letter last year stating that non-employee union organizers or community activists could “represent” employees at non-union workplaces during OSHA inspections....

 

HTMLObama Administration Releases Names of Colleges and Universities Facing Sexual Assault Investigations
Stuart D. Tochner; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 6, 2014, previously published on May 2, 2014
On May 1, the U.S. Department of Education released the names of 55 colleges and universities being investigated for their handling of sexual assault complaints.

 

HTMLNLRB Moves to Permit Employees’ Use of Company Email Systems for Union Organizing and Other Section 7 Rights
Christopher R. Coxson, Evan J. Shenkman; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 6, 2014, previously published on May 1, 2014
Close observers of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in recent years had long expected the Board to one day revisit—and, possibly, overrule—Register-Guard, 351 NLRB 1110 (2007), the landmark NLRB opinion holding that employees do not have a statutory right to use their union or...

 

HTMLBut You’re Not a Person of Color—You’re Asian
Gillian P. Yee; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 6, 2014, previously published on May 2, 2014
Growing up in an affluent, mostly white suburb of Detroit, I never really embraced my diversity. I knew that I was different from my schoolmates and friends, but I didn’t think much about it. Sure, I took Chinese lessons every week in Canada and had a cool mom who came in every year for...

 

HTMLCalifornia Court Finds Employers Can Seek Evaluation After Employee Returns From FMLA Leave
Ameneh K. Ernst; Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak Stewart P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 5, 2014, previously published on April 30, 2014
White v. County of Los Angeles, B243471 (April 15, 2014): In a recent decision, the California Court of Appeal held that an employer can seek a second opinion of an employee’s fitness for duty after the employee returns from leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). In reversing a...

 

HTMLContract That Shortens Time for Bringing Employment Claims Rejected by California Court
Ameneh K. Ernst; Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak Stewart P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 5, 2014, previously published on April 30, 2014
Ellis v. U.S. Security Associates, No. A136028 (March 20, 2014): A California Court of Appeal recently held that an employer cannot contractually shorten the amount of time that an employee has to bring an action under the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA). The court found that shortening the...

 

HTMLFederal Minimum Wage Bill In The Forefront of This Year’s Election Agenda
Alfred B. Robinson; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 5, 2014, previously published on April 29, 2014
A bill to increase the federal minimum wage to $10.10 per hour is about to take center stage in the U.S. Senate as this year’s election agenda continues to take shape. Specifically, the Senate will take a procedural vote to determine whether it will debate S. 2223, the Minimum Wage Fairness...

 

HTMLNational Implications From Settlement of High-Profile Employee Raiding Case
Thomas M. McInerney; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 5, 2014, previously published on April 26, 2014
Four major Silicon Valley-based tech companies—Apple, Google, Intel, and Adobe Systems—announced a settlement on Thursday, April 24, in a closely-watched lawsuit accusing them of conspiring to hold down salaries in the tech industry, just weeks before the case was scheduled to go to...

 

HTMLDeadline for Philadelphia Employers to Post New Notice of Rights for Pregnant Employees is Approaching
L. Evan Van Gorder; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
April 29, 2014, previously published on April 17, 2014
This Sunday, April 20, marks the deadline by which Philadelphia employers must provide their employees with written notice of a recent amendment to Philadelphia’s Fair Practices Ordinance. The amendment provides additional protections to pregnant employees.

 

HTMLSupreme Court Holds Voters Have a Right to Reject Government-Funded Racial Preferences in Public Higher Education
Lisa Karen Atkins; Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak Stewart P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
April 29, 2014, previously published on April 23, 2014
On April 22, 2014, the Supreme Court of the United States held that although consideration of race in admissions is constitutionally permissible, voters have every right to reject it. The case, Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action, began as an opportunity to reconsider race-conscious...

 


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