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HTMLThe DOL’s Fall 2015 Regulatory Agenda: Does it Really Shed Light on the Timing for a Final Overtime Rule?
Hera S. Arsen, Alfred B. Robinson; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
December 16, 2015, previously published on November 30, 2015
Approximately three months after the comment period closed on the proposal from the Obama administration and U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) to revise the Part 541 overtime regulations, the DOL issued its Fall 2015 Semiannual Regulatory Agenda that includes a statement on the timing for a final...

 

HTMLNew Regulatory Agenda Contains Surprises
Harold P. Coxson; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
December 16, 2015, previously published on November 30, 2015
The U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) just-released Fall 2015 Semiannual Regulatory Agenda and Plan Statement contains several surprises for federal labor and employment rulemaking. Although the timetables are often aspirational and not met, the announced agency goals for regulatory actions...

 

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...

 

HTMLPortland’s New Ban-the-Box Ordinance Imposes Stricter Rules Than State Law
Leah C. Lively, Kathryn P. Roberts; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
December 9, 2015, previously published on December 3, 2015
On November 25, 2015, the Portland City Council passed an ordinance restricting an employer’s ability to inquire regarding a job applicant’s criminal history. As of July 1, 2016, Portland employers with six or more employees will be prohibited from soliciting information regarding an...

 

HTMLPredictive Scheduling: A Primer for Retail and Hospitality Employers
Diane M. Saunders; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 27, 2015, previously published on November 25, 2015
One of the most closely watched issues today among retail and hospitality employers is “predictive scheduling,” or as opponents call it, “restrictive scheduling.” Predictive scheduling has become the new cause célèbre among labor activists around the country...

 


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