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HTMLNew Jersey Considering State Law Providing Employees with Mandatory Paid Sick Leave
Robin Koshy, Steven J. Luckner, Evan J. Shenkman; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 28, 2014, previously published on November 7, 2014
In light of the fact that several New Jersey cities have recently passed local ordinances requiring employers to provide paid sick leave to their employees, momentum is growing for the New Jersey legislature to pass a similar law statewide.

 

HTMLSupreme Court to Decide Who Is Entitled to the Federal Health Care Subsidy
Hera S. Arsen, J.D., Ph.D.; Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak Stewart P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 28, 2014, previously published on November 11, 2014
Are the federal government’s subsidies to purchasers of health insurance available only to those who purchase insurance from state-run exchanges or to those who purchase from federal health care exchanges as well? Was the Internal Revenue Service’s rule making the subsidy available to...

 

HTMLSeveral More New Jersey Cities Pass Paid Sick Leave Legislation
Robin Koshy, Steven J. Luckner, Evan J. Shenkman; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 28, 2014, previously published on November 7, 2014
Following Newark and Jersey City’s lead, the cities of Passaic, East Orange, Paterson, and Irvington recently passed their own paid sick leave ordinances that will provide the majority of private employees working in those cities with paid sick leave. Additionally, on Election Day voters in...

 

HTMLThe Impact of the President’s Executive Action Upon U.S. Employers
Charles Edward Gillman, Andrew W. Merrills; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 28, 2014, previously published on November 21, 2014
On Thursday evening, November 20, 2014, President Obama announced that he was taking executive action that will primarily shield up to five million illegal immigrants from deportation. U.S. employers will benefit from business-related portions of the executive action, but these provisions will be...

 

HTMLNew Jersey Poster Update and Annual Notice Reminders
Evan J. Shenkman; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 28, 2014, previously published on November 7, 2014
The New Jersey Department of Labor has recently issued a new Wage and Hour Law Abstract poster to incorporate the minimum wage increase effective January 1, 2015. The poster is available here- http://lwd.state.nj.us/labor/lwdhome/content/employerpacketforms.html, and should be posted on January 1...

 

HTMLSixth Circuit Creates Circuit Split on Same-Sex Marriage; Tees Up Issue for Possible Supreme Court Review
Rebecca J. Bennett; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 28, 2014, previously published on November 7, 2014
Yesterday afternoon, in DeBoer v. Snyder, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals issued an eagerly-awaited opinion, upholding laws in Ohio, Kentucky, Michigan, and Tennessee banning same-sex marriage. The court held that laws banning same-sex marriage in these states do not violate the Fourteenth...

 

HTMLMichigan Court of Appeals Says Fired Medical Marijuana Users Can Collect Unemployment Benefits
Allyson A. Miller; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 28, 2014, previously published on November 11, 2014
On October 23, 2014, the Michigan Court of Appeals ruled that employees discharged for having failed a drug test because of their medical marijuana use are not disqualified from receiving unemployment benefits.

 

HTMLIndiana Supreme Court Upholds Right-to-Work Law
Charles B. Baldwin, Todd M. Nierman; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 28, 2014, previously published on November 7, 2014
The debate over the constitutionality of Indiana’s right-to-work law may finally be over. In Zoeller v Sweeney (No. 45S00-1309-PL-596, November 6, 2014), the Indiana Supreme Court reversed a lower court ruling that had held Indiana’s right-to-work statute unconstitutional. Charles B....

 

HTMLOn-Premises Fringe Benefits, Part I: Is There Such a Thing as a Free Lunch?
Vicki M. Nielsen; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 28, 2014, previously published on November 13, 2014
It is no secret that many Silicon Valley employers serve free gourmet meals to their employees—the Wall Street Journal, Bon Appétit magazine, Time, Forbes, and other media sources have reported on this benefit. In addition, the number and variety of cafés and foods provided by...

 

HTMLNinth Circuit Dismisses Worker’s “‘Sweeping Conclusory Allegations’ of Unequal Treatment”
Hera S. Arsen, Ph.D.; Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak Stewart P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 28, 2014, previously published on November 24, 2014
McClain v. County of Clark, No. 12-16888 (October 10, 2014): The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently sided with an employer in a case in which the former employee claimed that he was subjected to ageist remarks. According to the court, the “[i]solated references” to the...

 


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