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HTMLEugene, Oregon Moving Ahead With Paid Sick Leave Ordinance
Sean M. Driscoll; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 1, 2014, previously published on June 26, 2014
Following the lead of larger cities like Portland, Seattle, and San Francisco, the City Council of Eugene, Oregon is moving ahead with plans for a mandatory sick leave ordinance. Following the presentation of a 70-page Task Force report on June 18, the Council voted to draft a formal ordinance for...

 

HTMLMSHA Assistant District Manager Asserts That Competent Persons Performing Workplace Exams Are Agents of the Operator
William K. Doran; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 1, 2014, previously published on June 24, 2014
At a mining industry safety conference in June, an MSHA Assistant District Manager stated that the agency viewed persons that perform workplace examinations pursuant to 30 C.F.R. § 56.18002 as performing an “agent-like” function that subjects them to the same Mine Act individual...

 

HTMLSupreme Court Rules Public Employee’s Sworn Testimony Is Protected
Hera S. Arsen, J.D., Ph.D.; Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak Stewart P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 1, 2014, previously published on June 19, 2014
Declaring that “public employees do not renounce their citizenship when they accept employment,” the Supreme Court of the United States held today that the First Amendment protects a public employee’s truthful sworn testimony, compelled by subpoena. According to Justice Sotomayor,...

 

HTMLNewark, New Jersey Sick Leave Poster Now Available— Employers Must Act by June 21
Robin Koshy, Steven J. Luckner, Evan J. Shenkman; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 25, 2014, previously published on June 18, 2014
On June 21, 2014, the Newark, New Jersey Sick Leave Ordinance (which we previously discussed in the March 2014 issue of the New Jersey eAuthority) will become effective. Beyond the primary requirements of the ordinance (i.e., 24 to 40 hours of paid sick leave to most Newark employees, described in...

 

HTMLIskanian v. CLS Transportation: California Supreme Court Gives Class Action Arbitration Waivers the Green Light
Douglas J. Farmer; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 25, 2014, previously published on June 23, 2014
Today, in a decision with significant ramifications for California employers seeking to use class action arbitration waivers as a deterrent to wage and hour class action litigation, the California Supreme Court issued its long-awaited decision in Iskanian v. CLS Transportation Los Angeles, LLC,...

 

HTMLUSCIS Issuing Requests for Evidence for Expiring Medical Examinations
Nicole Brooks; Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak Stewart P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 23, 2014, previously published on May 30, 2014
All applicants filing for adjustment of status to that of a lawful permanent resident, the final stage in the permanent residence or “green card” process, are generally required to file Form I-693, Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record, completed by a designated civil...

 

HTMLWatch Out! Telephone Scams Targeting Foreign Nationals on the Rise
Nicole Brooks; Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak Stewart P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 18, 2014, previously published on May 30, 2014
In recent weeks there has been an increase in telephone scams that are designed to fraudulently elicit money and personal information from foreign nationals.

 

HTMLDHS Announces Chile’s Admission into the Visa Waiver Program
Nicole Brooks; Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak Stewart P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 18, 2014, previously published on May 30, 2014
On February 28, 2014, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that Chile became the latest country to be eligible to participate in the Visa Waiver Program (VWP). Although originally scheduled for May 1, Vice President Joe Biden announced that implementation would be moved up to March...

 

HTMLDHS Publishes Proposed Rules to Attract and Retain Highly-Skilled Immigrants
Nicole Brooks; Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak Stewart P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 18, 2014, previously published on May 30, 2014
On May 6, 2014, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced the publication of two proposed rules that reflect the Obama Administration’s “continuing commitment to attract and retain highly skilled immigrants.” The first regulation would extend employment...

 

HTMLEmployers Involved in Union Campaigns Must Remain Vigilant to Avoid Rerun Elections
Steve Henke, Matthew J. Kelley; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 17, 2014, previously published on June 6, 2014
Employer 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...

 


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