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HTMLVirgin Islands Supreme Court Addresses Wrongful Discharge Act and Other Statutory Causes of Action
Simone R. D. Francis; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 3, 2015, previously published on February 16, 2015
In a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court of the Virgin Islands held that the Wrongful Discharge Act (WDA) provides a remedy not only when an individual is discharged or resigns under circumstances that are alleged to constitute a constructive discharge, but also when the individual is demoted...

 

HTMLCourt Stays New FLSA Companionship Regulation From Going Into Effect
Robert R. Roginson, Carolyn E. Sieve; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 3, 2015, previously published on January 6, 2015
The court in Home Care Association of America v. Weil dealt another setback to the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) amendments to the Fair Labor Standards Act’s (FLSA) regulations affecting home health care businesses. On December 31, 2014, the court issued an order temporarily staying...

 

HTMLFeb. 2 Deadline Looming to Implement Retroactive Increase in 2014 Mass Transit Benefit Limits
Vicki M. Nielsen; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 3, 2015, previously published on January 23, 2015
Affected employers must move quickly to take advantage of a special administrative procedure regarding a retroactive increase in excludable transit benefits enacted on December 19, 2014, under the Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014 (TIPA). Because affected Internal Revenue Service (IRS)...

 

HTMLMinimum Wage Hikes Hit 21 States
Michelle R. Maslowski; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 26, 2015, previously published on December 31, 2014
Raising the minimum wage was certainly a hot topic in 2014 (even more so than in 2013). The issue sparked employees in several industries across the country to organize high-profile protests, asserting that minimum wages are not sufficient and a raise in the wage floor is due. President Obama...

 

HTMLMissouri Minimum Wage Increases Effective January 1, 2015
James M. Paul; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 26, 2015, previously published on December 31, 2014
The Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations announced an increase to Missouri’s minimum wage, effective January 1, 2015. Missouri’s minimum wage has now increased to $7.65 per hour. This 15-cent increase over the 2014 minimum wage of $7.50 per hour is based on an increase...

 

HTMLCourt Vacates DOL’s Regulations Mandating Minimum Wage and Overtime Payments to Home Health Care Employees
Robert R. Roginson, Carolyn E. Sieve; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 26, 2015, previously published on December 31, 2014
Just as many home health care agencies were gearing up for a major change to their businesses, a federal judge in Washington D.C. struck down the new U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) regulation extending the federal overtime and minimum wage requirements to home care workers employed by third-party...

 

HTMLGermany’s First National Minimum Wage Law Will Take Effect on January 1, 2015
Yvonne Schmidt, Sachka Stefanova-Behlert; Ogletree Deakins International, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 25, 2015, previously published on December 24, 2014
On January 1, 2015, Germany’s Minimum Wage Law, or Mindestlohngesetz, will take effect. Under this first-ever national minimum wage law, almost any employee in Germany—including contract employees, as well as employees of employers based outside the country regardless of the choice of...

 

HTMLCBP Designates Preferred Ports of Entry for First-Time Canadian TN and L-1 Applicants
Brian D. Bumgardner; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 25, 2015, previously published on January 30, 2015
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is the agency charged with overseeing and facilitating international travel and trade across the borders of the United States. The CBP’s mandate includes responsibility over determining when a traveler, such as a returning U.S. citizen, lawful...

 

HTMLWhat Do Employers Need to Know in the Wake of the Latest Data Breach?
Rebecca J. Bennett; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 25, 2015, previously published on December 22, 2014
Sony Pictures Entertainment, Inc. is the latest high-profile business victim of data theft. The consequences have been significant. In response to threats of violence, Sony has reconsidered its range of options for the release and distribution of its feature film The Interview. Also last week,...

 

HTMLAlaska Voters Approve Measure Legalizing Marijuana for Adult Recreational Use
Sarah J. Evans; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 25, 2015, previously published on December 24, 2014
On November 4, 2014, Alaska voters approved a ballot initiative legalizing the recreational use of marijuana for adults aged 21 and over. With passage of the measure, Alaska joined Washington, Oregon, Colorado, and the District of Columbia as jurisdictions where recreational marijuana use is...

 


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