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HTMLBad Blood Makes Good Law: Minnesota Supreme Court Recognizes Tortious Interference Claim
Bruce J. Douglas; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 5, 2014, previously published on May 13, 2014
In Gieseke v. IDCA, Inc., et al., No. A12-0713 (March 26, 2014), the Minnesota Supreme Court ruled that “tortious interference with prospective economic advantage” is a viable claim under Minnesota law. In so holding, the court formally recognized a cause of action, which had existed in...

 

HTMLMiners Can Prevent Fatal Accidents
Michael T. Heenan, Gwendolyn K. Nightengale; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 29, 2014, previously published on May 27, 2014
With a momentary lapse of attention, any of us can cause a grave accident--at home, in a vehicle, on vacation, or at work. Miners must be ever vigilant for their own safety and the safety of others. The mining industry can reduce fatalities and injuries by encouraging employees to identify,...

 

HTMLA Snake in the Grass No More? DOL Proposes New COBRA Forms
Timothy G. Verrall; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 29, 2014, previously published on May 12, 2014
As part of its continuing efforts to update the sleepier corners of the employee benefits world to conform to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently proposed new regulations of the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) that...

 

HTMLThe Women’s Economic Security Act: What Employers Need to Know
Jody A. Ward-Rannow; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 27, 2014, previously published on May 15, 2014
On Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 11, 2014, Governor Mark Dayton signed into law the Women’s Economic Security Act (WESA), which amends a number of Minnesota laws concerning pregnancy, nursing, parenting leave, and familial status. These laws will significantly impact employers and will...

 

HTMLUSCIS Completes Data Entry for All FY 2015 H-1B Cap Petitions
Nicole Brooks, Whitney Larson; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 12, 2014, previously published on May 6, 2014
On May 2, 2014, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that data entry for all FY 2015 H-1B cap petitions has been completed. The agency will now begin to reject and return all H-1B cap-subject petitions that were not selected in the random selection (“lottery”)...

 

HTMLEmployee Not Entitled to Compensation for Time Spent Commuting to and from Job Sites and Home in Company Vehicle While Carrying Company Tools
Kelly M. Cardin, Steven P. Cuff, John G. Stretton, Marc L. Zaken; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 9, 2014, previously published on May 5, 2014
In a recent decision, the Connecticut Supreme Court found that a plumbing foreman was not entitled to compensation for the time he spent commuting to and from job sites and his home at the beginning and end of his workday, even though he used a company vehicle and carried his employer’s tools...

 

HTMLWill the Star Quarterback Be Sacked by the Taxman?
Lisa Karen Atkins, John Richard Carrigan; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 9, 2014, previously published on May 6, 2014
On March 26, 2014, a regional director of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) decided scholarship football players at Northwestern University are employees because they “perform services for the benefit of the employer for which they receive compensation.” A main factor in the...

 

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....

 

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...

 

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.

 


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