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HTMLChanging MSHA Penalties: What’s on the Horizon for Mine Operators?
Michael T. Heenan; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 23, 2015, previously published on February 27, 2015
The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) is in the process of reviewing proposed new civil penalty regulations following multiple hearings in which stakeholders offered their comments. Civil penalties for safety violations within the mining industry have generated much consternation and...

 

HTMLFrench Terminations: What Happens if You Miss the End of the Probationary Period?
Rebecca Marks; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 23, 2015, previously published on February 27, 2015
You know that sinking feeling: you have a new employee in France who is not working out, and the manager has left it until the last minute to let you know. What happens if the required termination notice period will now extend beyond the end of the employee’s trial period? Does that...

 

HTMLSame-Sex Spouses to be Covered by FMLA as of March 27, 2015
Amanda C. Couture; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 23, 2015, previously published on March 2, 2015
On February 25, 2015, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) finalized a new rule (which was published in the Federal Register) expanding protections under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) for same-sex married couples.

 

HTMLIf You’re Serious About Your Strategic Plan . . . Don’t Make the “People” Mistake: Interview with Bob Briggs
Jathan Janove; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 20, 2015, previously published on February 11, 2015
Bob Briggs is the president and chief executive officer (CEO) of PeopleWorks International, an international business performance consultancy. For the past 35 years he has consulted on organizational change and strategic planning from small businesses to Fortune 50 giants.

 

HTMLTread Carefully When Implementing a Reduction in Force
Jacob C. Credeur; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 20, 2015, previously published on February 10, 2015
With recent price drops in the oil and gas industry it is likely that reductions in force (RIFs) are looming on the horizon. But employers need to tread carefully when implementing any RIF, as it can raise thorny issues under both state and federal law. In addition, an often overlooked aspect of...

 

HTMLGovernment, Businesses Prioritize Cybersecurity Spending
Rebecca J. Bennett; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 20, 2015, previously published on February 10, 2015
If spending is a good indicator of shifting priorities for both business and government, then cybersecurity is quickly becoming priority number one.

 

HTMLWhat’s Ahead in 2015 for Retailers in Labor and Employment Law? Part II
Julie Donahue; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 20, 2015, previously published on February 14, 2015
The recent Ogletree Deakins webinar, “What’s Ahead in 2015 for Retailers in Labor and Employment Law,” featured leaders in the retail industry and labor and employment attorneys—Randel K. Johnson, senior vice president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce; Kelly Kolb, vice...

 

HTMLEffective Inclement Weather Policies—Top 10 Factors to Consider
Diane M. Saunders; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 19, 2015, previously published on February 11, 2015
Here in Boston we are still busy digging out from the recent snowstorm that shut down much of Massachusetts. Other parts of the Northeast and of the country are also facing blizzards, ice and rain storms this winter, but the weather disturbances don’t stop with winter. Indeed, every year...

 

HTMLOFCCP’s Proposed Sex Bias Rules Continue Agency’s Focus on Compensation, Gender Identity, and Pregnancy Accommodation
Dara L. DeHaven; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 19, 2015, previously published on February 3, 2015
On January 28, 2015, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to replace the current sex discrimination guidelines. This updated rule is intended to reflect legislative changes that have occurred since the guidelines were implemented...

 

HTMLVirgin Islands Supreme Court Issues Important Decision for Employers
Simone R. D. Francis; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 19, 2015, previously published on February 16, 2015
On February 6, 2015, the Supreme Court of the Virgin Islands issued a decision that addresses several aspects of territorial laws prohibiting discrimination and limiting the permissible reasons for discharging employees. Rennie v. Hess Oil Virgin Islands Corp., No. 2014-0028 (V.I. Feb. 6, 2015)....

 


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