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HTMLEmployers Obtain Relief From Oppressive and Risky Michigan Wage Garnishments
Martin C. Brook; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
April 23, 2015, previously published on April 14, 2015
A wage garnishment is a court order that assists plaintiffs with the collection of judgments. Such an order requires an entity to withhold money (i.e., wages) owed to a judgment debtor and divert it to a judgment creditor in order to satisfy the judgment debt. An order for a wage garnishment is...

 

HTMLImplied Rights in Whistleblower Policies: What DC’s Latest Ruling Means for Employers
John S. Bolesta, Jenna Mennona; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
April 23, 2015, previously published on April 13, 2015
On March 18, 2015, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ruled on a motion to dismiss in a case that will have potentially serious consequences for D.C. employers that include written whistleblower and other anti-retaliation policies in their employee handbooks.

 

HTMLTennessee Poised to Prohibit Employers From Disciplining Employees With Firearms in Vehicles
William Rutchow; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
April 1, 2015, previously published on March 27, 2015
On March 23, 2015, the Tennessee General Assembly voted overwhelmingly to end confusion surrounding Tennessee’s “Guns in Trunks” law. Tennessee has historically allowed property owners to prohibit firearms anywhere on their property—making it a crime for even a person with a...

 

HTMLNLRB General Counsel Issues Memorandum Providing Justification for Employer Rule Decisions
Donald D. Gamburg; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
April 1, 2015, previously published on March 27, 2015
Over the past several years, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has aggressively redefined the landscape for employer rules contained in employee handbooks, employee policies, and/or employment agreements. Even though these decisions purportedly follow the standards established in the...

 

HTMLOFCCP’s Proposed Sex Bias Rules Continue Focus on Compensation, Pregnancy Accommodation, and Gender Identity
A. Craig Cleland, Dara L. DeHaven; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
April 1, 2015, previously published on February 3, 2015
On January 28, 2015, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to replace the current sex discrimination guidelines. This updated rule is intended to reflect legislative changes that have occurred since the guidelines were implemented...

 

HTMLProposed Wisconsin Legislation Would Make It Easier for Employers to Enforce Restrictive Covenants
Mark A. Johnson; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
April 1, 2015, previously published on March 27, 2015
The Wisconsin legislature may soon dramatically change the law that governs restrictive covenants, making them easier to enforce.

 

HTMLWill Employers Have an Affirmative Defense in EEOC Litigation? A Look at the Supreme Court’s Upcoming Decision
Hera S. Arsen, Ph.D.; Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak Stewart P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 25, 2015, previously published on March 19, 2015
In the coming months, the Supreme Court of the United States will determine the level of judicial review, if any, that will be applied to employers’ pre-litigation negotiations with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) in discrimination cases. In Mach Mining, L.L.C. v....

 

HTMLNew Requirements for Companies Hiring Foreign Workers Under Canada’s International Mobility Program
Bernhard Mueller; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 24, 2015, previously published on February 21, 2015
On February 11, 2015, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) issued amended regulations meant to enhance accountability for employers that hire foreign workers under the International Mobility Program (IMP), that is, those hiring foreign nationals who are exempt from the Labour Market Impact...

 

HTMLRevisiting Rochow: The Sixth Circuit Rejects Earlier $3.8 Million Equitable Award in Recent En Banc Decision
Violet H. Borowski, Mark E. Schmidtke; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 24, 2015, previously published on March 10, 2015
Just over a year ago, a panel decision by the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in Rochow v. Life Insurance Company of North America, 737 F.3d 415 made big news when the court upheld the district court’s award of $3.8 million in equitable relief on a theory of unjust enrichment and held that an...

 

HTMLD.C. Joins the “Ban the Box” Trend and Enacts the Fair Criminal Record Screening Amendment Act of 2014
John S. Bolesta, Amanda N. Pickens; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 24, 2015, previously published on March 9, 2015
The primary initiative of the “Ban the Box” nationwide campaign is to persuade employers to remove the “check box” asking applicants if they have a criminal record from their hiring applications. The purpose of the initiative is to enable former offenders to display their...

 


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