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|Recent Changes to the U.K. Employment Tribunal System Bring New Penalties and Early Conciliation|
Justin T. Tarka; Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak Stewart P.C.;
June 17, 2014, previously published on June 10, 2014There have been a number of significant changes in the United Kingdom’s employment tribunal system and employment dispute resolution rules over the last year. In this post, we outline two recent changes which, with the introduction in 2013 of fees for bringing tribunal claims, are likely to...
|Employers Involved in Union Campaigns Must Remain Vigilant to Avoid Rerun Elections|
Steve Henke, Matthew J. Kelley; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
June 17, 2014, previously published on June 6, 2014Employer conduct during a union organizing drive is intensely scrutinized by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). Decisions issued by the current NLRB make clear that even minor violations occurring during the post-petition period may result in the nullification of an employer election...
|Connecticut Legislature Makes Changes to Connecticut Paid Sick Leave Law|
Steven P. Cuff; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
June 17, 2014, previously published on June 10, 2014In its most recent legislative session, the Connecticut General Assembly passed a bill that enacted a number of changes to the law commonly referred to as the Connecticut Paid Sick Leave Law, which originally went into effect on January 1, 2012, and is codified at Conn. Gen. Stat. § 31-57r-w....
|DOS Forecasts Significant Advancement of EB-2 India Cut-off Date; Slow Down in EB-3|
Nicole Brooks, Diane M. Rish; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
June 10, 2014, previously published on June 5, 2014The U.S. Department of State’s (DOS) Visa Bulletin sets out per country priority date cut-offs that regulate when an individual can begin the final phase of the lawful permanent residence (“green card”) process, either through adjustment of status or a consular immigrant visa...
|Some Surprises in DOL’s Just Issued Spring 2014 Regulatory Agenda|
Hera S. Arsen, Harold P. Coxson, Dara L. DeHaven, Alfred B. Robinson, Timothy G. Verrall; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
June 6, 2014On Friday, May 23, 2014, the White House, through its executive branch and other federal agencies, issued the Spring 2014 edition of the Semiannual Regulatory Agenda. Published twice a year, the agencies’ regulatory agendas provide an outlook on regulatory activity. They show the status of...
|Finding Your Organization’s Second Wind: An Interview with Consultant Kent Layden|
Jathan Janove; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
June 6, 2014, previously published on June 2, 2014Kent Layden is a principal at Second Wind Consulting, LLC. In his more than 30 years of practice, he has conducted over 300 organizational development projects for corporations, governments, and non-profits to improve efficiency, energy, teamwork and communication. Recently, he shared some of his...
|Reminder: NYC Employers Must Provide Pregnancy Accommodation Notices To All Employees by May 30, 2014|
Sonu Ray, Aaron Warshaw; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
June 6, 2014, previously published on May 29, 2014As we reported in our September 2013 eAuthority, the New York City Council amended the New York City Human Rights Law, effective January 30, 2014, to expand employee accommodation protection on the basis of pregnancy, childbirth, or a related medical condition. The new law also mandates that New...
|Effective July 1, 2014: Caps To Be Placed on Non-Monetary Damages Sought Under the THRA, TDA, and TPPA|
Charlotte S. Wolfe; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
June 5, 2014, previously published on May 28, 2014Tennessee’s governor just signed a highly significant employment litigation reform bill that will benefit employers throughout the state. The new law applies to all causes of action starting July 1, 2014. The bill places caps on the availability of non-monetary damages (pain, suffering,...
|Preserving Some “Bite”: The Fourth Circuit Approves Summary Judgment for Employer in a SOX Retaliation Case|
Christopher V. Anderson, Margaret Hutchins Campbell; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
June 5, 2014, previously published on May 28, 2014As we have discussed in earlier posts, the recent trend in court decisions under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) has been to lighten the burden on complainants and to expand the universe of cases that proceed to decisions on the merits. Consequently, the direction has been away from victories for...
|Bad Blood Makes Good Law: Minnesota Supreme Court Recognizes Tortious Interference Claim|
Bruce J. Douglas; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
June 5, 2014, previously published on May 13, 2014In Gieseke v. IDCA, Inc., et al., No. A12-0713 (March 26, 2014), the Minnesota Supreme Court ruled that “tortious interference with prospective economic advantage” is a viable claim under Minnesota law. In so holding, the court formally recognized a cause of action, which had existed in...