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HTMLThe Increased Cost of Tax (Non) Compliance and the New Trade Preferences Extension Act
Preston R. Burch; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 7, 2015, previously published on July 2, 2015
On June 29, 2015, President Obama signed into law the Trade Preferences Extension Act of 2015. Neatly tucked away in the “Offsets” provision of the Act are sizeable increases in the dollar amounts of the penalties under Internal Revenue Code sections 6721 and 6722. The new provisions...

 

HTMLThe Proposed Overtime Regulations: Are Your White Collar Employees Still Exempt?
Hera S. Arsen, Steven F. Pockrass, Alfred B. Robinson; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 7, 2015, previously published on June 30, 2015
On June 30, 2015, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced its long-awaited proposed rule that would revise the regulations concerning the white collar exemption contained in section 13(a)(1) of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). According to the announcement, the proposed rule would...

 

HTMLIn Fresenius, the NLRB Admits It Was Wrong . . . Sort Of!
Harold P. Coxson; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 7, 2015, previously published on July 1, 2015
On June 24, 2015, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued a new decision involving allegations that an employer had unlawfully discharged an employee who had scrawled sexually-oriented obscenities and threatening statements on the face of union literature. In Fresenius USA Manufacturing,...

 

HTMLYour Rx for Complying with California’s Newly Effective Paid Sick Leave Law
Hera S. Arsen; Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak Stewart P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 7, 2015, previously published on July 1, 2015
The Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014, which Governor Jerry Brown signed on September 10, 2014, goes into effect today, July 1, 2015. The Act requires California employers to provide employees with one hour of paid sick leave for every 30 hours worked. Below is a round-up of some...

 

HTMLThe People Have Spoken, and It’s Time to Start Smokin’. . . Or Just Say No
Sean M. Driscoll; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 7, 2015, previously published on July 1, 2015
It’s July 1, 2015, and Oregon law now allows adults to lawfully use marijuana for both medical and recreational purposes. Many employers have already faced questions from employees about the impact of the state’s new marijuana law, and many more will face such questions in the coming...

 

HTMLThe Same-Sex Marriage Ruling: Key Employee Benefits Take-Aways
Jeanne Ellen Floyd, Ann Carr Mackey, Stephen A. Riga; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 6, 2015, previously published on June 29, 2015
Last Friday, the Supreme Court of the United States issued its highly-anticipated decision in the case of Obergefell v. Hodges, ruling that all 50 states must license marriages between two people of the same sex and must recognize a same-sex marriage lawfully licensed and performed out-of-state.

 

HTMLMassachusetts Attorney General Issues Final Earned Sick Leave Regulations With Substantial Revisions
Mark H. Burak, Rachel Reingold Mandel, David P. Mason; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 3, 2015, previously published on June 24, 2015
As many of you are aware, the July 1, 2015 effective date of the Massachusetts earned sick leave law is looming. In summary, the new law provides that employers of 11 or more employees must provide their Massachusetts employees with job-protected paid sick leave accrued at a rate of 1 hour for...

 

HTMLSupreme Court Once Again Saves the ACA: Rules Yes on Tax Credits For Purchasers From a Federal Exchange
Hera S. Arsen, Timothy G. Verrall; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 3, 2015, previously published on June 25, 2015
On June 25, 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that tax credits are available to individuals in states that have a federal Exchange under Section 1321 of the Affordable Care Act (the Act or the ACA). In a 6-to-3 ruling, the majority opinion declined to treat the issue as merely a...

 

HTMLThe Same-Sex Marriage Ruling: Key Employment Law Take-Aways
Nonnie L. Shivers; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 1, 2015, previously published on June 26, 2015
On June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States answered the two questions it posed in the consolidated same-sex case, Obergefell v. Hodges, No. 14-556 (June 26, 2015). The consolidated case arose from challenges to Michigan, Kentucky, Ohio, and Tennessee state laws that continued to ban...

 

HTMLSchool’s Out For Summer, But Not For Administrators: California’s “Yes Means Yes” Legislation Becomes Effective on July 1, 2015
Tracy A. Warren, Sarah A. Williams; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 1, 2015, previously published on June 29, 2015
On July 1, 2015, California colleges, universities, and postsecondary schools are required to bolster their compliance with new state laws regarding policies concerning sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. This new law requires, among other things, that Cal Grant Fund...

 


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