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HTMLWhy Can’t We Be Friends? The Supreme Court Discovers an Unexpected Meeting of the Minds in Zubik v. Burwell
Hera S. Arsen, Timothy G. Verrall; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 26, 2016, previously published on May 16, 2016
Regardless of one’s preferred metaphor, the Supreme Court of the United States is adept at ducking, punting, and otherwise avoiding messy and socially divisive interpretive issues. Every once in a while, the parties even help the Court out. Facing the prospect of another evenly divided 4-4...

 

HTMLBe a Donor ... and Qualify for Unpaid Leave: New Wisconsin Law Goes Into Effect Soon
Keith E. Kopplin; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 26, 2016, previously published on May 16, 2016
Effective July 1, 2016, Wisconsin law will require covered employers to provide eligible employees with up to 6 weeks of unpaid leave in a 12-month period to undergo and recover from bone marrow or organ donation procedures. Previously, only employees of the Wisconsin state government were entitled...

 

HTMLOIRA’s Review of the Final Overtime Regs Draws to a Close: Will It Include a Provision to Increase the Salary Automatically?
Alfred B. Robinson; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 26, 2016, previously published on May 13, 2016
As the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) of the Office of Management and Budget concludes its review of the proposed final overtime regulations, the issuance of new regulations defining and delimiting the executive, administrative, professional, outside sales, and computer...

 

HTMLNew EEOC Resource Document: More Questions than Answers about Return-From-Leave under the ADA
James (Jay) F. Glunt; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 26, 2016, previously published on May 13, 2016
On May 9, 2016, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released a resource document titled, “Employer-Provided Leave and the Americans with Disabilities Act,” which offers insights into when employers should provide leave as an accommodation under the Americans with...

 

HTMLVermont Passes “Ban the Box” Legislation
James R. Silvers, Jennifer Peck Woodruff; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 26, 2016, previously published on May 12, 2016
On May 3, 2016, Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin signed into law a “ban the box” statute, which will take effect on July 1, 2017. The law will prohibit covered employers from inquiring about information pertaining to an individual’s criminal history record on an initial employment...

 

HTMLPennsylvania’s New Medical Marijuana Law: What Employers Need to Know
Paul Lancaster Adams, Jessica Marie Bocchinfuso; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 19, 2016, previously published on May 3, 2016
On April 17, 2016, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf signed Senate Bill 3 (SB3), otherwise known as the Medical Marijuana Act, which legalizes the prescription and use of medical marijuana by persons with a “serious medical condition” in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Under...

 

HTMLContractor Blacklisting for Defense Contractors? The HASC Says “Not So Fast”
Harold P. Coxson, James J. Murphy; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 19, 2016, previously published on April 29, 2016
At last, we have a little good news for government contractors. By a vote of 34-28 taken late in the evening on April 27, 2016, the House Armed Services Committee (HASC) adopted a measure that would block the application of Executive Order 13673, Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces (EO 13673) to the U.S....

 

HTMLCountdown to the Final Overtime Rule: The Clock Is Ticking on Your Current Exemptions
Hera S. Arsen, Alfred B. Robinson; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 19, 2016, previously published on May 2, 2016
On March 15, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Wage and Hour Division delivered its proposed final revisions to the Fair Labor Standards Act’s Part 541 overtime regulations to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB)....

 

HTMLNew Jersey Legislative Update, Part II: What’s in the Works for New Jersey Employers?
Richard C. Mariani, Evan J. Shenkman; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 19, 2016, previously published on April 29, 2016
On March 14, 2016, a bill (A3471) was introduced that would require all employers in Essex, Hudson, Camden, Mercer, and Middlesex counties to pay their employees at least $20 per hour from January 1, 2017, through January 1, 2022, at which point the minimum wage would revert to the state’s...

 

HTMLDefend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 Heading to White House: What You Should Know Now
Danielle Lee Ochs; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 18, 2016, previously published on April 28, 2016
Congress has finally passed the anticipated Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (DTSA). The bill, which is now on its way to the White House and is expected to be signed by President Obama, will be effective immediately once it is signed into law.

 


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