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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...

 

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...

 

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.,...

 

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....

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

HTMLWhat Happens in Vegas . . . May Be Protected FMLA Leave
Alicia Sienne Voltmer; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 14, 2014, previously published on February 6, 2014
On January 28, 2014, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals agreed with a district court and found that an employee’s trip to Las Vegas with her terminally-ill mother qualified as leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). See Ballard v. Chicago Park District, No. 10-C-1740, January...

 

HTMLNLRB Reissues “Ambush Election” Rules On Steroids
Harold P. Coxson, C. Thomas Davis; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 10, 2014, previously published on February 5, 2014
Today, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) announced its intention to reissue a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) for what has become known as the “ambush election” rules governing the procedures for union representation elections. Thus, once again the NLRB will pursue...

 


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