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HTMLUtah Governor Signs Law Restricting Post-Termination Noncompete Agreements
James M. Barrett; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
April 13, 2016, previously published on March 24, 2016
On March 22, 2016, Utah Governor Gary Herbert signed into law the Post-Employment Restrictions Act (H.B. 251), which limits the duration of post-employment noncompete agreements between employers and employees to a maximum of one year from the employee’s date of separation. Under the new law,...

 

HTMLMore Than the Temperature Is Rising: U.S. Virgin Islands Minimum Wage to Increase This Summer
Simone R. D. Francis; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
April 13, 2016, previously published on March 28, 2016
On March 23, 2016, the U.S. Virgin Islands joined the growing list of states, municipalities, and territories that have adjusted their minimum wage above the federal minimum wage, which has been set at $7.25 per hour since 2009. The minimum wage will increase to $8.35 per hour beginning 90 days...

 

HTMLCalifornia Lawmakers and Unions Agree to $15 Minimum Wage
Christopher W. Olmsted; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
April 13, 2016, previously published on March 28, 2016
According to media and government reports, California lawmakers have struck a deal with labor unions to increase the statewide minimum wage to $15.00 per hour over several years.

 

HTMLNew NC Law Clarifies Scope of Some State Law Claims for Wrongful Termination
Parker Russell Himes, Phillip J. Strach; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
April 13, 2016, previously published on March 24, 2016
On March 23, 2016, Governor Pat McCrory signed into law House Bill 2, commonly known as the Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act. The act contains a significant provision clarifying North Carolina common law in the area of wrongful termination claims brought under state law.

 

HTMLOSHA Issues Final Silica Rule: What’s the Same and What’s Changed?
John F. Martin, Matthew Clark Thorne; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
April 13, 2016, previously published on March 25, 2016
On March 25, 2016, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published in the Federal Register its final rule on occupational exposure to respirable crystalline silica.

 

HTMLFirst Circuit Approves Use of FWW Method for Pay That Varies Due to Performance-Based Commissions
Andrew P. Burnside, Alison P. Lungstrum; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
April 7, 2016, previously published on March 3, 2016
The First Circuit Court of Appeals recently affirmed a lower court’s decision that an employer may use the fluctuating workweek method to calculate overtime pay rates even when an employee’s weekly pay varies because of performance-based commissions. Lalli v. General Nutrition Centers,...

 

HTMLAt Last . . . My Safe Harbor Guidance Has Come Along
David S. Rosner; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
April 7, 2016, previously published on March 2, 2016
At last . . . the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) finally provides mid-year safe harbor guidance. Etta James’s legendary cover of that song is fitting considering the many years that employers have waited to receive this valuable relief.

 

HTMLVermont Becomes Fifth State to Require Paid Sick Leave
David P. Mason; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
April 6, 2016, previously published on March 15, 2016
On March 9, 2016, Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin signed into law a measure that will make Vermont the fifth state to require employers to provide paid sick leave. Vermont’s new sick leave law bears similarities to some other states’ paid sick leave laws, but has its own unique features....

 

HTMLThe High Costs of Violating Puerto Rico’s Breastfeeding in the Workplace Law: Supreme Court Decides Right to Privacy Claim
Ryan J. Correia, Enrique A. Del Cueto-Perez, Diana J. Nehro; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
April 6, 2016, previously published on March 14, 2016
Protections for breastfeeding employees in Puerto Rico just became even stronger. A recent ruling from Puerto Rico’s highest court in Siaca v. Bahía Beach Resort & Golf Club, LLC, held that failing to provide a safe, private, and hygienic space for employees who are nursing to...

 

HTMLWill Your Sick Leave or PTO Policy Satisfy DOL’s Paid Sick Leave Regulations for Federal Contractors?
Dara L. DeHaven, James J. Murphy; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
April 6, 2016, previously published on March 13, 2016
The web of overlapping and incongruent paid sick leave laws in the United States just grew even more complicated. On February 24, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) added yet another set of paid leave obligations to the growing list of paid sick leave mandates that have been adopted by states...

 


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