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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...

 

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...

 

HTMLNFL Cheerleader Cries Foul Over Compensation
Dawn M. Knepper; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 10, 2014, previously published on February 4, 2014
Standard contracts that sports franchises, such as the National Football League (NFL), use for independent contractors should be closely scrutinized in the wake of a newly filed class action lawsuit that is shining the spotlight on their enforceability and legality.

 

HTMLObama or Clinton? Avoiding the Potential Disasters of Office Romance
Leslie E. Wallis; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 10, 2014, previously published on February 5, 2014
An office romance 25 years ago worked out well for President Barack Obama (who met his wife, Michelle, while they were both working at a Chicago law firm) President Bill Clinton’s history of workplace relationships was a different story. When workplace relationships don’t work out, it...

 

HTMLOSHA Signals an Increased Focus on Hospital Industry
Melissa A. Bailey, C. Thomas Davis, Shontell D. Powell; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 10, 2014, previously published on February 1, 2014
On January 15, 2014, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) launched a new, online compliance assistance tool for hospitals called, “Worker Safety in Hospitals: Caring for our Caregivers.” While OSHA’s stated objective for this...

 

HTMLIs an “Ambush” The Best Way for Unions to Win Representation Elections?
Harold P. Coxson; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 10, 2014, previously published on February 6, 2014
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics recently published the latest official statistics on union membership for 2013. The figures demonstrate just how far unions must grow in order to reverse the decades-long decline in union density as a percentage of eligible private...

 

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...

 

HTMLCalifornia Appellate Court Holds Failing to Reimburse Expenses May Be Cause for Constructive Discharge
Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak Stewart P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 10, 2014, previously published on February 4, 2014
Vasquez v. Franklin Management Real Estate Fund, Inc., No. B245735 (December 31, 2013): A California Court of Appeal recently held that an employee may proceed with his claim that his employer constructively discharged him in violation of public policy by allegedly failing to reimburse work-related...

 

HTMLNew York City’s New Administration Announces Proposed Changes to Impending Sick Leave Act
Aaron Warshaw; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 5, 2014, previously published on January 31, 2014
As we covered in our June 2013 and December 2013 issues, New York City’s Earned Sick Time Act becomes effective on April 1, 2014. Yet, having barely been sworn into office, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito announced legislation to make the following...

 

HTMLInternational Forum Selection Clause Enforceable Against Employee, Says the Second Circuit
Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak Stewart P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 5, 2014, previously published on January 31, 2014
Martinez v. Bloomberg, LP, No. 12-3654 (2d Cir. Jan. 14, 2014): The Second Circuit confirmed that international forum selection and choice of law clauses in cross-border employment agreements are enforceable. Here, a former employee’s disability discrimination suit brought under state and...

 


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