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HTMLA Reprieve for Arizona Businesses: State Judge Stays More Than 1,100 Cases by Serial ADA Plaintiff
Caroline Larsen; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
October 3, 2016, previously published on September 28, 2016
On September 23, 2016, an Arizona judge granted at least a temporary reprieve to more than 1,100 Arizona businesses that have been beleaguered by lawsuits alleging that their parking lots lack sufficient accessible parking spaces for the disabled, or that spaces are not marked with adequate...

 

HTMLProposed Rule Could Increase Scrutiny of Employers During the Employment Eligibility Verification (I-9) Process
Natalie L. McEwan; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
October 3, 2016, previously published on September 27, 2016
Under existing law, employers are required to verify the identities and employment eligibility of employees hired after November 6, 1986, by completing the Form I-9. In addition, employers cannot discriminate against workers during the Form I-9 process. In support of this directive, the...

 

HTMLI-9 Checkup: Nine Best Practices for I-9 Compliance
Jennifer Gail Roeper; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
October 3, 2016, previously published on September 28, 2016
In today’s complicated maze of compliance requirements, most employers are aware of the need to complete a Form I-9 for every new hire. However, some employers fail to recognize the significance of the I-9 form. What appears to be a simple two-page onboarding form can carry the potential for...

 

HTMLOpen the Floodgates: NLRB Announces Misclassification of Independent Contractors Can, In Itself, Violate Section 8(a)(1)
Harold P. Coxson; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
September 29, 2016, previously published on September 22, 2016
On August 26, 2016, the National Labor Relations Board's Division of Advice publicly released an advice memorandum from December of 2015 in which it found a Section 8(a)(1) violation for an employer's misclassification of independent contractor status. Pacific 9 Transportation, Inc. (No....

 

HTMLHow to Respond When ACA Electronic Reporting Triggers Notification of an Incorrect TIN
Maria Fernanda Gandarez, Matthew J. Kolodziej, Bernhard Mueller; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
September 28, 2016, previously published on September 26, 2016
The Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) electronic reporting requirements for larger companies may inadvertently notify employers of employees using incorrect Social Security numbers. The ACA requires certain large employers with 50 or more employees to offer qualified healthcare plans to employees...

 

HTMLSeattle Retail and Food Services Employers Beware: New City Ordinance Restricts Scheduling Practices
Sonja D. Fritts; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
September 28, 2016, previously published on September 23, 2016
The Seattle City Council unanimously passed a bill on September 19, 2016, enacting secure scheduling regulations for large employers in the retail and fast food businesses. Seattle is the second city, after San Francisco, to adopt such regulations. Mayor Ed Murray announced he plans to sign the...

 

HTMLGAO Report Finds Weaknesses in OFCCP Compliance Evaluations
Hera S. Arsen, Leigh M. Nason; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
September 28, 2016, previously published on September 23, 2016
On September 22, 2016, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report evaluating the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP). The report, entitled “Equal Employment Opportunity: Strengthening Oversight Could Improve...

 

HTMLU.S. Business Visitors Using the Visa Waiver Program May Soon Be Asked for Social Media Information
Maria Fernanda Gandarez, Matthew J. Kolodziej; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
September 23, 2016, previously published on September 15, 2016
The federal government has proposed a new rule requiring that applicants for the Visa Waiver Program (VWP)-which allows citizens of certain countries to enter the United States without visas-be asked to voluntarily disclose their social media accounts in order to allow U.S. Customs and Border...

 

HTMLNew Forms Offer Flexibility for Employees Seeking Maternity Leave in Mexico
Ana Paula Delsol Espada, Stefano Sandoval Malori, Pietro Straulino-Rodriguez; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
September 23, 2016, previously published on September 14, 2016
Pursuant to the November 30, 2012, amendment to the Mexican Federal Labor Law (FLL) that took effect on December 1 of the same year (the “Reform”), the FLL incorporated, among other things, changes in the law focused on maternity disability periods.

 

HTMLI’m an Ontario Employer - What Workplace Policies Do I Need to Have?
Michael Comartin; Ogletree Deakins International, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 23, 2016, previously published on September 20, 2016
There are various workplace policies that a provincially-regulated Ontario employer must have as a matter of law (the vast majority of employers are provincially-regulated). There are other policies that, while not mandatory, are highly desirable for an employer to develop. Failing to have adequate...

 


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