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HTMLDepartment of Homeland Security Proposes USCIS Fee Increases
Caroline Tang; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 22, 2016, previously published on May 19, 2016
The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has proposed increasing the fees that United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) charges for certain immigration and naturalization filings. The proposal would increase USCIS fees by a weighted average of 21 percent and add one...

 

HTMLConnecticut Passes Ban-the-Box Legislation
Kelly M. Cardin, Jennifer Peck Woodruff; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 21, 2016, previously published on June 8, 2016
On June 1, 2016, Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy signed into law a “ban-the-box” statute, which will take effect on January 1, 2017. The law, “An Act Concerning Fair Chance Employment,” Public Act No. 16-83, prohibits covered employers from inquiring about a...

 

HTMLSeventh Circuit Voids Employee Promises to Not Pursue Wage and Hour Claims as Members of a Class or Collective Action
David F. Loeffler; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 14, 2016, previously published on June 27, 2016
Many employers will be surprised to learn that, under some circumstances, the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) may regulate their ability to enter into certain contractual agreements with employees. The decision of the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals in Lewis v. Epic Systems Corporation sets...

 

HTMLOMB Renews OFCCP’s Scheduling Letter and Itemized Listing Until 2019
Hera S. Arsen, T. Scott Kelly; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 14, 2016, previously published on July 1, 2016
On July 1, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) announced that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) renewed the Scheduling Letter and Itemized Listing for three years. As a result, as of July 1, OFCCP will begin using the renewed...

 

HTMLLubbock Judge Grants Motion to Halt Persuader Rule
Harold P. Coxson; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 14, 2016, previously published on June 27, 2016
On June 27, 2016, in National Federation of Independent Business et al. v. Perez, et al., the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas (Lubbock Division) granted Plaintiffs’ Motion for a Preliminary Injunction, thereby enjoining the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) from...

 

HTMLNew Colorado Law Requires Employee Access to Personnel Files
David D. Powell, Steven R. Reid; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 14, 2016, previously published on June 28, 2016
On June 10, 2016, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper signed into law House Bill 16-1432. Effective January 1, 2017, the new law will require private sector employers to allow employees to access their personnel files at least once annually. The law does not apply to public sector employers (whose...

 

HTMLMass Terminations—What Ontario Employers Need to Think About When Restructuring or Reducing Their Workforces
Michael Comartin; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 14, 2016, previously published on June 30, 2016
When discharging employees, it pays to be prepared. This is especially so when an employer is considering a large-scale restructuring.

 

HTMLOSHA Officially Increases Civil Penalties by 78 Percent
John F. Martin; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 14, 2016, previously published on July 1, 2016
On June 30, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced its interim final rule on Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Catch-Up Adjustments. The rule was formally published in the Federal Register on July 1.

 

HTMLBrazil’s eSocial—Is Your Company Ready for Compliance by September?
Carolyn Ann Knox; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 14, 2016, previously published on June 30, 2016
The Brazilian government has developed a groundbreaking unified electronic platform for mandatory reporting of employee data, payroll data, health and safety records, and tax information. The program, “eSocial,” will fundamentally change communications between employers (particularly...

 

HTMLLGBT Antidiscrimination Provisions to Apply to Louisiana Contractors on July 1
Andrew P. Burnside, Jacob C. Credeur; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 14, 2016, previously published on June 30, 2016
Government contractors in Louisiana should take note of the upcoming effective date of the state’s recently-signed antidiscrimination law. In April of 2016, Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards (D) signed Executive Order JBE 2016 - 11, which protects lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender...

 


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