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HTMLEEOC Releases FY 2013 Enforcement and Litigation Data: Employers Take Heed
Evan J. Shenkman; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 17, 2014, previously published on February 8, 2014
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) just released its fiscal year (FY) 2013 enforcement and litigation statistical report. Presented annually, the report is always a treasure trove of information for employers and employment attorneys, and this year’s is no exception....

 

HTMLProhibiting “Message” Clothing Without Business Reason Violates the NLRA
Maria Greco Danaher; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 17, 2014, previously published on February 10, 2014
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) recently deemed a car dealership’s prohibition on “pins, insignias, or other message clothing which are not provided to them by the company” overly restrictive and a violation of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). Boch Imports, Inc.,...

 

HTMLIs the NLRB’s Obsession with “Default Language” in Informal Settlement Agreements Waning?
Eric C. Stuart; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 17, 2014, previously published on February 7, 2014
The 2011 decision of the former Acting General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to mandate inclusion of “default language” in every informal unfair labor practice settlement agreement (General Counsel Memo 11-04, January 12, 2011) placed employers and their counsel...

 

HTMLHow to Ensure an Inclusive Environment for Student Athletes and Issues of Sexual Identity
Andrea N. Jones; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 17, 2014, previously published on February 8, 2014
Recently, college sophomore Conner Mertens became the first college football player in the United States to publicly come out. Conner is the kicker on the Willamette University football team in Oregon. This unprecedented event affects not only the lesbian, bisexual, gay, transgender, and...

 

HTMLSmall Employers Catch a Big Break!
Ann Carr Mackey; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 17, 2014, previously published on February 12, 2014
Employers with 50 to 99 employees were granted a break on Monday when the U.S. Treasury Department gave them an additional year to comply with the employer mandate of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). This relief was granted as part of the final regulations issued in connection with the employer...

 

HTMLWill Automatic Gratuities at Restaurants Be a Thing of the Past?
Ameneh K. Ernst, Brooke S. Purcell; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 17, 2014, previously published on February 10, 2014
Automatic gratuities for large parties are commonplace in many restaurants, bars, and hotels throughout the country. However, as of January 2014, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) now classifies these automatic gratuities as “service charges.” As a result, the automatic tips will be...

 

HTMLTips for Garnishee Employers, Part Two: A Light at the End of the Tunnel? Relief From Your Woes May Be in Sight
Martin C. Brook; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 17, 2014, previously published on February 13, 2014
In part one of this two-part series on garnishments, I discussed the consequences employers face if they mishandle garnishment orders. In part two, I address one of the hurdles that employers face when trying to comply with garnishment orders, namely, the variation in garnishment laws from state to...

 

HTMLEEOC Complaint May Make Employers Second Guess Their Standard Separation Agreements
Mark H. Burak; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 17, 2014, previously published on February 13, 2014
A recent case filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) may warrant employers’ attention to the language of their separation agreements. The EEOC just filed an action against a national retailer, claiming that the drug store chain engaged in a pattern or practice of...

 

HTMLPresident Signs Executive Order on Minimum Wage Increase
Alfred B. Robinson; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 17, 2014, previously published on February 13, 2014
On Wednesday, February 12, President Barack Obama signed an Executive Order to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 for federal contract workers. The president issued the Executive Order, in part, based upon the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act, 40 U.S.C. 101 et seq. The Executive Order...

 

HTMLOn a “Clear and Convincing Day”: The Administrative Review Board Gives Employers Some Helpful Guidance
Margaret Hutchins Campbell, Jesse C. Ferrantella; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 14, 2014, previously published on February 7, 2014
As we have discussed in earlier posts, the Administrative Review Board (ARB) has, over the last couple of years, issued a number of opinions signaling a decidedly employee-friendly interpretation of the whistleblower statutes under its purview. One example was the original 2012 ARB decision in Zinn...

 


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