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HTMLNoncompete Law in France-Payment of a Noncompete is Required During Garden Leave
Rebecca Marks; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
April 30, 2015, previously published on April 28, 2015
In France, a valid noncompete clause in an employment contract must provide for the payment of financial compensation to the departing employee, as long as the employee remains bound by and complies with the clause’s terms and conditions. But when must the payment of compensation commence?...

 

HTMLNLRB's New "Ambush Election" Rules Go Into Effect: Is Your Organization Ready?
Harold P. Coxson, C. Thomas Davis, Eric C. Stuart; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
April 30, 2015, previously published on April 14, 2015
On April 14, 2015, after a four-year battle, the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) final “ambush election” rules, which will dramatically shorten the time between requests for a vote and a union election, go into effect. The controversial new rules will significantly alter...

 

HTMLOvertime Changes Threaten the Exempt Status of Retail and Hospitality Managers
Diane M. Saunders; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
April 30, 2015, previously published on April 24, 2015
The National Retail Federation’s (NRF) Committee on Employment Law held its spring meeting last week, and one of the hottest topics on the minds of the attendees concerned the impact that the U.S. Department of Labor’s proposed changes to the overtime regulations would have on retail...

 

HTMLUSCIS Receives Record Number of H-1B Work Visa Requests
Jamey E. Ayers; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
April 30, 2015, previously published on April 13, 2015
On April 13, 2015, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) released the H-1B “cap” count, indicating that during the filing period it had received nearly 233,000 petitions for H-1B work visas. This means that U.S. employers filed approximately 233,000 petitions during the...

 

HTMLOSHA Announces Request for Information on Communication Tower Safety
John F. Martin; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
April 30, 2015, previously published on April 20, 2015
On April 15, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published in the Federal Register a Request for Information (RFI) on Communication Tower Safety. The agency requests that the communication tower industry and the general public send in comments and information by June 15, 2015,...

 

HTMLNew Massachusetts Minimum Wage Regulations Contain Significant Changes
Diane M. Saunders; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
April 30, 2015, previously published on April 28, 2015
While the January 2015 increases in the Massachusetts minimum wage for regular and tipped employees have received considerable attention and publicity, the Massachusetts Department of Labor Standards (DLS) also issued new minimum wage regulations to little fanfare. The new regulations have been...

 

HTMLThird Circuit Finds Motor Carrier Exemption to Overtime Inapplicable to Truck driver under The "Small Vehicle Exception"
Robin Koshy, Steven J. Luckner, Evan J. Shenkman; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
April 27, 2015, previously published on April 2015
On March 11, 2015, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed that the motor carrier exemption to the overtime requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) did not apply to a truck driver who operated vehicles lighter than 10,000 pounds, even though she spent more than half her time...

 

HTMLThird Circuit Holds Option to Convert Terminated Employees Into Independent Contractors Sufficient Consideration to Support Release
Robin Koshy, Steven J. Luckner, Evan J. Shenkman; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
April 27, 2015, previously published on April 2015
In connection with a wholesale reclassification of certain sales agents from employees to independent contractors, Allstate Insurance Company terminated the employees and offered them the opportunity to work as independent contractors in exchange for the execution of a release of all claims arising...

 

HTMLEEOC has Defined "Ability to Interact with Others" as a Major Life Activity, Making Social Anxiety Disorder A Disability under the ADA
Maria Greco Danaher; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
April 27, 2015, previously published on April 20, 2015
An employee who was fired after asking to be reassigned to a role with less direct personal interaction as an accommodation for her social anxiety disorder has been allowed by the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals to take her case to a jury. Jacobs v. N.C. Administrative Office of the Courts, No....

 

HTMLHow Retailers Are Responding to the New “Ambush Election” Rules With Employee Engagement Strategies
Diane M. Saunders; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
April 24, 2015, previously published on April 23, 2015
On April 14, 2015, the National Labor Relations Board’s “ambush election” rules went into effect, making it easier for unions to organize in the retail setting and beyond. The next day, demonstrations against retailers and hospitality employers took place throughout the country,...

 


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