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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...

 

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...

 

HTMLCalifornia Legislative Update: What State Law Changes Should Employers Anticipate?
Christopher W. Olmsted; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 26, 2016, previously published on May 13, 2016
California lawmakers have proposed a number of employment and labor law bills during the current legislative session. Most significantly, Senate Bill 3, the bill to increase California’s minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2022, passed and was signed into law on April 4, 2016. Below is a list of...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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)....

 

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....

 

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...

 

HTMLMinimum Salary Threshold for Overtime Exemption Likely to Be $50,544
Steven F. Pockrass; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 18, 2016, previously published on April 27, 2016
In preparing for the soon-to-be published revisions to the federal overtime regulations under Part 541 of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), one of the significant challenges employers face is continuing uncertainty as to what the new minimum salary threshold will be for the executive,...

 


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