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HTMLEmotional Support Animals: Access or No Access to Public Accommodations?
Michelle R. Maslowski; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
December 3, 2014, previously published on November 21, 2014
A recent article in The New Yorker (“PETS ALLOWED: Why are so many animals now in places where they shouldn’t be?” October 20, 2014) highlights the disconnect between perception and reality when businesses must deal with patrons attempting to bring “emotional support...

 

HTMLDon’t Let Your Office Halloween Party “Unmask” Racial Insensitivity
Hera S. Arsen, J.D., Ph.D.; Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak Stewart P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
December 2, 2014, previously published on October 30, 2014
Employers may view Halloween celebrations at work as a no-brainer: Annual October office parties are often great boosts to employee morale, encouraging community, healthy competition, and team-building as participants eat, drink, carve pumpkins, or vote on outfits in costume contests. But...

 

HTMLCalifornia Court Finds Lack of Evidence Undermines False Claims Act and Retaliation Claims
Margaret Hutchins Campbell, Jesse C. Ferrantella; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
December 2, 2014, previously published on October 28, 2014
The Southern District of California recently issued a favorable ruling for employers under both the False Claims Act and California’s retaliatory discharge provision codified at California Labor Code section 1102.5. The court not only rejected the relator’s claims, but it also resolved...

 

HTMLNLRB Finally Finds Facebook Activity That It Doesn’t “Like”
James C. Pennington; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
December 2, 2014, previously published on October 30, 2014
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) finally found a Facebook conversation it couldn’t bring itself to “Like.” In Richmond District Neighborhood Center, Case 20-CA-091748 (October 28, 2014), the NLRB held that a Facebook conversation between two employees was so egregious...

 

HTMLNew IRS Guidance May Require Amendments to Section 125 (“Cafeteria”) Plans
Christina M. Crockett; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
December 2, 2014, previously published on October 30, 2014
Many employers permit employees to pay for employer-sponsored health coverage, on a pre-tax basis, under Internal Revenue Code section 125 (“cafeteria”) plans. These plans generally require employees to make an irrevocable election to participate before the beginning of the health...

 

HTMLOFCCP Self-ID and Equal Pay Tool Updates
Leigh M. Nason; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
December 2, 2014, previously published on November 3, 2014
Effective October 27, 2014, a new reporting form for veterans, the VETS 4212 Form, will replace the VETS-100A and VETS-100 Forms. The VETS 4212, which covered federal contractors and subcontractors will need to start using in September 2015, does not require contractors to report specific...

 

HTMLImpact of Supreme Court’s Recent Actions on Employee Benefits
Christina Maistrellis Broxterman, Karen Trapnell Shriver; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
December 2, 2014, previously published on October 28, 2014
On October 6, 2014, the Supreme Court of the United States denied review of seven petitions challenging federal court of appeal rulings in the Fourth, Seventh, and Tenth Circuits that had struck down state bans on same-sex marriage. The Supreme Court’s orders do not legalize same-sex marriage...

 

HTMLSupreme Court Declines to Hear Challenge of Illinois Independent Contractor Classification Law
Michael D. Ray, Andrew E. Silvia, Danielle Y. Vanderzanden; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
December 2, 2014, previously published on October 31, 2014
On October 14, 2014, the Supreme Court of the United States refused to consider a challenge to the Illinois Employee Classification Act, which classifies workers in the construction industry as employees unless they can meet the detailed requirements of the statute for independent contractor...

 

HTMLFAQs on Compliance With the Federal Tip Credit
Elizabeth S. Washko; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
December 2, 2014, previously published on November 3, 2014
Many employers in the hospitality industry employ individuals who receive customer tips or gratuities in the ordinary course of their work day. These tips may serve as an offset against an employer’s minimum wage obligations under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)—but only if...

 

HTMLThe Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination Provides Tips for Employers
Diane M. Saunders; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
December 2, 2014, previously published on November 5, 2014
On October 23, 2014, the Boston office hosted Commissioner Sunila Thomas-George, Commissioner Charlotte Golar Richie, and General Counsel Constance McGrane of the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD) at its semi-annual Breakfast Briefing. The MCAD commissioners and general counsel...

 


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