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HTMLCalifornia Appellate Court Holds Substantial Motivating Factor Required in Wrongful Termination Case
Ameneh K. Ernst; Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak Stewart P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 6, 2014, previously published on February 28, 2014
Mendoza v. Western Medical Center Santa Ana, G047394 (January 14, 2014): A California Court of Appeal recently held that a retrial is necessary in the case of a gay nurse who was fired after his employer investigated his claim that his supervisor, who was also gay, sexually harassed him. The court...

 

HTMLSocial Media & Protected Activity: Not Always a Third Rail for Employers
Eric C. Stuart; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 6, 2014, previously published on March 4, 2014
The efforts of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to expand the definition of employee activity protected by section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) and its aggressive prosecution of employers alleged to have violated worker rights is well chronicled. It is completely...

 

HTMLNew York City Mayor Bill de Blasio Unveils His First State of the City Address and Budget
Aaron Warshaw; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 6, 2014, previously published on February 27, 2014
On February 10, 2014, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio gave his first State of the City address and, shortly thereafter, presented his first budget for consideration by the New York City Council.

 

HTMLFired 61-Year-Old Hospital Employee Can Proceed with Age Discrimination Case, California Court Finds
Ameneh K. Ernst; Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak Stewart P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 6, 2014, previously published on February 28, 2014
Cheal v. El Camino Hospital, H036548 (January 31, 2014): In a recent decision, the California Court of Appeal held that a worker may proceed with her claim for age discrimination following her discharge from employment for allegedly poor performance. The court held that the issues to be decided at...

 

HTMLMichigan Employers May Soon Obtain Relief From Oppressive And Risky Wage Garnishments
Martin C. Brook; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 6, 2014, previously published on March 4, 2014
An order for a wage garnishment is surprisingly complex to administer and very risky for employers. For instance, if an employer does not answer a garnishment within 14 days or do any other act required by the court, it is subject to a judgment against it for the full amount of the employee’s...

 

HTMLTempe City Council Broadens Anti-Discrimination Ordinance to Encompass Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgendered Individuals
Sasha H. Meschkow, Tibor Nagy, Nonnie L. Shivers; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 6, 2014, previously published on February 28, 2014
On February 27, 2014, by unanimous vote, the Tempe City Council approved a proposal to expand the Tempe City Code’s anti-discrimination ordinance to prohibit discrimination in housing, employment, and public accommodation on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. Businesses and...

 

HTMLSupreme Court Expands Scope of Sarbanes-Oxley Whistleblower Liability
Jeffrey P. Dunlaevy; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 6, 2014, previously published on March 5, 2014
Yesterday the Supreme Court of the United States issued its opinion in Lawson v. FMR LLC, No. 12-3, holding that the whistleblower protections of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 protect not only the employees of regulated public companies but also the employees of contractors and subcontractors of...

 

HTMLSan Francisco Passes Fair Chance Ordinance Restricting Employers’ Ability to Use Criminal History Information
Sarah R. Nichols, James R. Silvers; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 3, 2014, previously published on February 24, 2014
San Francisco has “banned-the-box” on employment applications and has added other restrictions on private employers’ ability to obtain and use criminal history information. The City and County of San Francisco Board of Supervisors passed Ordinance number 131192 on February 11,...

 

HTMLHow To Confront A Performance Problem Without Being A “Quiet Herd Cutter”
Jathan Janove; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 3, 2014, previously published on February 21, 2014
In a previous post, I described the “Quiet Herd Cutter” problem, a term I have used to describe a phenomenon especially prevalent in law firms where employees’ failure to meet expectations results in being quietly excluded from new work. In this story, I present an alternate...

 

HTMLLitigating Age Claims in California: Not Every Settlement Agreement Requires OWBPA Consideration and Revocation Periods
Mary E. Wright; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 3, 2014, previously published on February 26, 2014
I represent a national company with operations in California. A former employee recently filed a lawsuit against them in a California state court. After negotiating with opposing counsel, the parties entered into a settlement agreement resolving the lawsuit after the action was filed but before...

 


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