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HTMLThe District of Columbia Council Passes Its Own Wage Theft Prevention Amendment Act
Joleen Okun, Alfred B. Robinson; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 23, 2015, previously published on February 26, 2015
The Council of the District of Columbia passed the Wage Theft Prevention Amendment Act (WTPAA) of 2014 which then mayor Vincent C. Gray signed in September 2014. Pursuant to the District of Columbia Home Rule Act, this legislation is now under congressional review. This review process is beneficial...

 

HTMLDHS Funding Hangs In Balance While Congress Squares Off Over Executive Action on Immigration
Justin Coffey, Lowell Sachs; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 23, 2015, previously published on March 3, 2015
A chess match continues to be fought in Congress over the fate of President Obama’s executive action on immigration. The standoff is over disagreement as to whether President Obama exceeded his constitutional authority by attempting to bypass Congress and put into effect a collection of...

 

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...

 

HTMLA WARN Act Roundup: Jury Trial Rights, the Unforeseen Business Circumstances Defense, and the Single Employer Rule
Michael R. Marra, Melissa Jill Osipoff; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 23, 2015, previously published on February 27, 2015
Towards the end of 2014, three federal courts explored developing issues under the federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act of 1988 (WARN Act), 29 U.S.C. §§ 2101-2109 et. seq. Below is a summary of three notable cases that employers may find helpful if contemplating a...

 

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...

 

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.

 

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...

 

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...

 

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.

 

HTMLSupervisor’s Knowledge of Unreported Overtime May Lead to Liability Under the FLSA
Maria Greco Danaher; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 19, 2015, previously published on February 16, 2015
The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) requires employers to pay nonexempt employees at least one-and-one-half times the employees’ regular hourly wage for every hour worked in excess of 40 hours in one week. Courts regularly have noted that the goal of the FLSA is to counteract the inequality...

 


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