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HTMLImmigration Spotlight: Global Immigration Alert (Colombia): New TP-15 Nonimmigrant Visa Category to Benefit Non-Mercosur Dependents in Colombia
Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak Stewart P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 3, 2015, previously published on February 4, 2015
Effective immediately, family members of Argentinians, Bolivians, Brazilians, Chileans, Ecuadorians, Paraguayans, Peruvians, and Uruguayans (“Mercosur nationals” with the exception of Venezuelans) are eligible applicants for dependent status under Colombia’s new TP-15 visa...

 

HTMLNew Year’s Resolution for Missouri Employers: Arbitration Agreements In Light of Jimenez v. Cintas Corporation
Andrew L. Metcalf, R. Lance Witcher; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 3, 2015, previously published on January 26, 2015
Still looking for a New Year’s resolution? The Missouri Court of Appeals rang in 2015 by refusing to enforce an arbitration agreement between an employer and an employee. The decision continues the robust trend in Missouri of restricting the enforceability of arbitration clauses. If your...

 

HTMLSoftening of Cuba Sanctions Opens the Way for Some Travel and Trade
Lowell Sachs, Stephen H. Smalley; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 3, 2015, previously published on January 27, 2015
As part of a broader, ongoing effort to forge closer relations with Cuba, the Obama administration has enacted a new set of regulations intended to facilitate certain forms of authorized travel to Cuba. The regulations, which were published on January 16, 2015, in the Federal Register, also loosen...

 

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...

 

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...

 

HTMLFinal Rule Extending Work Authorization to H-4 Dependent Spouses Expected Soon
Lowell Sachs; Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak Stewart P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 25, 2015, previously published on January 30, 2015
In his recent State of the Union address, President Obama made clear that he would veto efforts by the Republican-controlled Congress to undo some of the work that the administration has advanced on a number of pivotal issues. One issue that President Obama referenced by name was immigration....

 

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...

 

HTMLNLRB Eviscerates Standards for Deferral to Arbitration and Settlement
David Lee Zwisler; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 25, 2015, previously published on December 23, 2014
The foundation of the relationship between an employer and a union is the collective bargaining agreement negotiated by the parties. Central to those agreements are dispute resolution processes that allow for expedited procedures to resolve conflicts. Disputes between employers and unions are...

 


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