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HTML$15 Per Hour Minimum Wage? Los Angeles and Emeryville Give Seattle a Run for the Money
Hera S. Arsen; Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak Stewart P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 27, 2015, previously published on May 22, 2015
On May 19, 2015, the Los Angeles City Council voted, 14-to-1, to raise the minimum wage to $15.00 per hour in increments over the next five years. As a result, the city council will draft a proposal to raise the wage rate from $9.00 per hour to $15.00 per hour by 2020. For businesses with 25 or...

 

HTMLCalifornia Supreme Court Agrees to Consider Whether California Health Care Workers Can Lawfully Waive a Second Lunch Period
Hera S. Arsen, Robert R. Roginson; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 27, 2015, previously published on May 22, 2015
This week, the California Supreme Court agreed to review the decision in Gerard v. Orange Coast Memorial Center, No. G048039 (February 10, 2015), where the California Court of Appeal partially invalidated the Industrial Welfare Commission (IWC) wage order provision that allows employees in the...

 

HTMLEEOC’S Proposed Wellness Program Regulations Offer Guidance on Confidentiality of Employee Medical Information
John G. Stretton; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 15, 2015, previously published on May 8, 2015
On April 20, 2015, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) published a much-anticipated proposed rule that seeks to amend the EEOC’s prior regulations with respect to employer “wellness programs” and address the implications of such programs under the Americans...

 

HTMLGovernor Cuomo Seeks to Increase New York Minimum Wage for Fast Food Workers
P. Kramer Rice; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 15, 2015, previously published on May 12, 2015
On May 7, 2015, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced the empanelling of a New York State Wage Board directed to investigate and make recommendations on increasing the minimum wage in the fast food industry. Both Governor Cuomo and Acting New York Commissioner of Labor Mario J. Musolino have stated...

 

HTMLWisconsin Supreme Court Holds That Continued Employment Constitutes Adequate Consideration for Restrictive Covenants
Mark A. Johnson; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 15, 2015, previously published on May 11, 2015
The Wisconsin Supreme Court recently issued a decision holding that continued employment is adequate consideration for restrictive covenants. In Runzheimer International, Ltd. v. Friedlen, et al., No. 2013AP1392 (April 30, 2015), the state’s highest court held that an employer’s...

 

HTMLYou’ve Got Mail: EEOC Rolls Out Online Charge System
David J. Harris; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 15, 2015, previously published on May 8, 2015
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has taken its first steps towards moving to an all-digital charge system. On Wednesday, May 6, 2015, the agency announced that 11 of its 53 field offices would begin a pilot program called “Act Digital.” The new online system will...

 

HTMLFICA Tax Student Exemption Resolution: Fifth Circuit Decision About Refunds of FICA Taxes Paid by Medical Residents Stands
Jeanne Ellen Floyd, Vicki M. Nielsen; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 15, 2015, previously published on May 8, 2015
FICA taxes, which fund the Social Security program, are not levied on state employees unless a state voluntarily opts in to the program. A state opts in by executing an agreement, commonly referred to as a “section 218 agreement,” with the Social Security Administration. In section 218...

 

HTMLPhiladelphia Releases Sick Leave Poster
Paul Lancaster Adams, Julie Donahue; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 15, 2015, previously published on May 8, 2015
On May 13, 2015, Philadelphia’s paid sick leave ordinance, formally entitled “Promoting Healthy Families and Workplaces,” becomes effective. In addition to the key provisions of the ordinance requiring certain employers to provide employees with up to 40 hours of paid sick leave...

 

HTMLAutomobile Service Advisers Are Not Exempt Under the FLSA—At Least Not According to the Ninth Circuit
Seth E. Ort; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 13, 2015, previously published on May 4, 2015
Navarro v. Encino Motorcars, LLC, No. 13-55323 (March 24, 2015): The plaintiffs in Navarro v. Encino Motorcars, LLC were “service advisors” at a Mercedes Benz dealership. The main duties of service advisors are to evaluate the repair needs of customers’ vehicles and then to...

 

HTMLNinth Circuit Overturns Summary Judgment Issued in Favor of Employer in Retaliation Case
Jill V. Cartwright; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 13, 2015, previously published on May 4, 2015
Lukov v. Schindler Elevator Corp., No. 12-17695 (February 24, 2015): In an unpublished decision, the Ninth Circuit recently overturned summary judgment granted to an employer on the plaintiff’s retaliation claims. William Lukov worked as an elevator mechanic for Schindler Elevator...

 


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