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HTMLAligning Goals, Resources, and People for Successful Change: An Interview With Tom Robertson, Ph.D.
Jathan Janove; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 17, 2014, previously published on June 7, 2014
If you are contemplating organizational change and desire sustained, positive results, there are many factors to consider and steps to take. This post focuses on the concept of alignment.

 

HTMLTenth Circuit Upholds Employer’s Inflexible Leave Policy
Trina R. Le Riche, Jacquelyn M. Meirick; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 17, 2014, previously published on June 12, 2014
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) guidance provides that employers violate the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by enforcing inflexible policies with specified leave limits. The EEOC has filed lawsuits against many employers for discharging employees who were unable to return to...

 

HTMLRecent Changes to the U.K. Employment Tribunal System Bring New Penalties and Early Conciliation
Justin T. Tarka; Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak Stewart P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 17, 2014, previously published on June 10, 2014
There have been a number of significant changes in the United Kingdom’s employment tribunal system and employment dispute resolution rules over the last year. In this post, we outline two recent changes which, with the introduction in 2013 of fees for bringing tribunal claims, are likely to...

 

HTMLDOS Forecasts Significant Advancement of EB-2 India Cut-off Date; Slow Down in EB-3
Nicole Brooks, Diane M. Rish; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 10, 2014, previously published on June 5, 2014
The U.S. Department of State’s (DOS) Visa Bulletin sets out per country priority date cut-offs that regulate when an individual can begin the final phase of the lawful permanent residence (“green card”) process, either through adjustment of status or a consular immigrant visa...

 

HTMLSome Surprises in DOL’s Just Issued Spring 2014 Regulatory Agenda
Hera S. Arsen, Harold P. Coxson, Dara L. DeHaven, Alfred B. Robinson, Timothy G. Verrall; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 6, 2014
On Friday, May 23, 2014, the White House, through its executive branch and other federal agencies, issued the Spring 2014 edition of the Semiannual Regulatory Agenda. Published twice a year, the agencies’ regulatory agendas provide an outlook on regulatory activity. They show the status of...

 

HTMLFinding Your Organization’s Second Wind: An Interview with Consultant Kent Layden
Jathan Janove; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 6, 2014, previously published on June 2, 2014
Kent Layden is a principal at Second Wind Consulting, LLC. In his more than 30 years of practice, he has conducted over 300 organizational development projects for corporations, governments, and non-profits to improve efficiency, energy, teamwork and communication. Recently, he shared some of his...

 

HTMLReminder: NYC Employers Must Provide Pregnancy Accommodation Notices To All Employees by May 30, 2014
Sonu Ray, Aaron Warshaw; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 6, 2014, previously published on May 29, 2014
As we reported in our September 2013 eAuthority, the New York City Council amended the New York City Human Rights Law, effective January 30, 2014, to expand employee accommodation protection on the basis of pregnancy, childbirth, or a related medical condition. The new law also mandates that New...

 

HTMLBad Blood Makes Good Law: Minnesota Supreme Court Recognizes Tortious Interference Claim
Bruce J. Douglas; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 5, 2014, previously published on May 13, 2014
In Gieseke v. IDCA, Inc., et al., No. A12-0713 (March 26, 2014), the Minnesota Supreme Court ruled that “tortious interference with prospective economic advantage” is a viable claim under Minnesota law. In so holding, the court formally recognized a cause of action, which had existed in...

 

HTMLOSHA and the NLRB Offer Safety Whistleblower Plaintiffs a Second Bite of the Apple by Resurrecting Untimely Whistleblower Claims
Melissa A. Bailey, John S. Bolesta, Eric C. Stuart; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 5, 2014, previously published on May 28, 2014
In our last Workplace Safety & Health blog post, we discussed proactive steps employers can take should the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) arrive with a union representative or community activist to inspect a nonunion worksite. On May 21, OSHA increased its emphasis on ...

 

HTMLEmployers Defending Against SOX Whistleblower Actions Should Prepare for a Long Ride
Margaret Hutchins Campbell, Jesse C. Ferrantella; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 5, 2014, previously published on May 15, 2014
Employers defending against Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) whistleblower retaliation claims should be prepared for a long and potentially onerous litigation process, even if the claims lack merit. A recent district court decision vividly illustrates this point.

 


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