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HTMLFifth Circuit Declines to Clarify When an Employment Action is “Adverse” Enough to Support a Discrimination Claim
Robert E. Bettac; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 24, 2015, previously published on March 11, 2015
When presented with an employment discrimination claim, one of the early questions any agency or court must answer is whether the claimant has suffered an “adverse employment action.” Simply stated, even if a discriminatory motive can be shown, is the harm suffered by the claimant...

 

HTMLAmendments to D.C. Accrued Sick and Safe Leave Act Creates New Hurdles for Employers
Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak Stewart P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 24, 2015, previously published on March 3, 2015
The District of Columbia’s Accrued Sick and Safe Leave Act of 2008 (ASSLA), which requires employers to provide paid leave to employees for their own or a family member’s illness as well as in certain other situations, was amended by the Council of the District of Columbia in 2013 and...

 

HTMLTurning Metrics Into Money: An Interview With Solange Charas, Ph.D.
Jathan Janove; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 24, 2015, previously published on March 17, 2015
Solange Charas, Ph.D. is chief executive officer (CEO) of Charas Consulting, Inc. In her career, she has served as a chief human resources officer (CHRO) and corporate board director, her research has been published in Harvard Business Review and The Corporate Board magazine, and she has appeared...

 

HTMLEEOC FY 2014 Statistics Are Here: What Do They Mean for Employers?
Evan J. Shenkman, Evan J. Shenkman; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 24, 2015, previously published on February 8, 2015
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) just released its fiscal year (FY) 2014 enforcement and litigation statistical report for the private sector. Presented annually, the report always contains some nuggets for employers and employment attorneys, and this year’s is no...

 

HTMLRevisiting Rochow: The Sixth Circuit Rejects Earlier $3.8 Million Equitable Award in Recent En Banc Decision
Violet H. Borowski, Mark E. Schmidtke; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 24, 2015, previously published on March 10, 2015
Just over a year ago, a panel decision by the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in Rochow v. Life Insurance Company of North America, 737 F.3d 415 made big news when the court upheld the district court’s award of $3.8 million in equitable relief on a theory of unjust enrichment and held that an...

 

HTMLSame-Sex Spouses to be Covered by FMLA as of March 27, 2015
Amanda C. Couture; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 23, 2015, previously published on March 2, 2015
On February 25, 2015, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) finalized a new rule (which was published in the Federal Register) expanding protections under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) for same-sex married couples.

 

HTMLCalifornia Labor Commissioner Revises Sick Pay Notice Obligation
Christopher W. Olmsted; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 23, 2015, previously published on February 24, 2015
As the July 1, 2015 deadline for employers to implement California’s new paid sick leave law approaches, employers are finding a number of ambiguities in the law that make it challenging to implement. The Office of the Labor Commissioner seems to be facing the same challenges, because it...

 

HTMLNew District of Columbia Pregnancy Accommodation Statute to Become Effective on March 3, 2015
Christopher E. Humber, Jenna Mennona; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 23, 2015, previously published on February 25, 2015
Barring adverse congressional review, the District of Columbia’s Protecting Pregnant Workers Fairness Act of 2014 (PPWFA) will become effective on March 3, 2015. The new statute gives pregnant workers significantly broader protection than they have under current federal and District of...

 

HTMLWhat Will Be the Fate of Your (Facially Neutral) Light-Duty Policies After Young v. UPS?
Hera Arsen; Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak Stewart P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 23, 2015, previously published on February 23, 2015
With its forthcoming decision in Young v. United Parcel Service, Inc., the Supreme Court of the United States is expected to bring some much-needed clarity to the issue of what the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA), 42 U.S.C. §2000e(k), requires of employers. The case involves the legality of...

 

HTMLKing v. Burwell: What to Expect From the Supreme Court Argument
Thomas M. Christina; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 23, 2015, previously published on March 2, 2015
On Wednesday, March 4, 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States will hear argument in King v. Burwell, a case involving premium tax credits under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Among its many provisions, the ACA includes one that authorizes a refundable federal income tax credit to assist...

 


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