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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...

 

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...

 

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,...

 

HTMLSCOTUS Rules CAFA Removal Notices Need Contain Only a Plausible Allegation That Amount in Controversy is Satisfied
Hera S. Arsen, Rafael G. Nendel-Flores; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 25, 2015, previously published on December 15, 2014
On December 15, 2014, the Supreme Court of the United States decided a critical issue regarding Class Action Fairness Act of 2005 (CAFA) removals. Specifically, the Supreme Court settled a controversy surrounding what information a removing defendant must provide regarding the CAFA amount in...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

HTMLTennessee OSHA Adopts new Federal Rules on Injury Reporting
William Rutchow; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 25, 2015, previously published on December 22, 2014
In a recent blog post, John Martin, a shareholder in Washington, D.C. and a member of the firm’s Workplace Safety and Health Practice Group, discussed the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) announcement of a new rule that significantly changes an...

 

HTMLSCOTUS Rules CAFA Removal Notices Need Contain Only a Plausible Allegation That Amount in Controversy is Satisfied
Hera S. Arsen, Rafael G. Nendel-Flores; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 25, 2015, previously published on December 15, 2014
On December 15, 2014, the Supreme Court of the United States decided a critical issue regarding Class Action Fairness Act of 2005 (CAFA) removals. Specifically, the Supreme Court settled a controversy surrounding what information a removing defendant must provide regarding the CAFA amount in...

 

HTMLOSHA: Kinesiology Tape is “Medical Treatment” for Recordkeeping Purposes
John F. Martin; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 25, 2015, previously published on December 22, 2014
You have probably seen kinesiology tape, also known as KT Tape or Kinesio Tape: those bright, neon-colored tape strips worn by runners, cyclists, athletes, triathletes, and folks at the gym.

 


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