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|Preparing for the April 2015 Closure of Tier 1 (General) Category for Extension Applications|
Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP;
February 9, 2015, previously published on January 5, 2015Foreign nationals who are in the UK under Tier 1 (General) status will no longer be allowed to apply for extensions of stay after April 5, 2015, when the UK government will formally close the category.
|Body-Worn Cameras for Law Enforcement Officers: Many Questions, Few Answers|
Leonard J. Dietzen; Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell Professional Association;
February 2, 2015, previously published on January 6, 2015Public outcry for the wide-spread implementation of body-worn cameras (BWCs) by law enforcement officers is growing louder due to recent events. Before an agency even considers the costly implementation of this technology many questions must be answered on an agency by agency basis. The first and...
|6th Circuit Holds Applicant Is Not An “Employee” And Has No False Claims Act Cause Of Action Against Prospective Employer|
Joseph C. Toris; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
January 30, 2015, previously published on December 9, 2014On November 18, 2014, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit issued a decision dismissing an employment applicant's claims that he had been retaliated against under the False Claims Act (FCA), Environmental Reorganization Act (ERA) and four other environmental statutes. In Vander Boegh v....
|Important Information for Employers In Light Of President Obama’s Executive Action on Immigration|
Paul Virtue; Mayer Brown LLP;
January 12, 2015, previously published on November 25, 2014Headlining the Executive Actions announced by President Obama on Thursday, November 20, 2014, were plans to defer the removal of, and to provide work authorization to, undocumented immigrants who have lived in the United States for more than five years and are parents of US citizens or lawful...
|Supreme Court To Decide Whether Employers Are Required To Provide Accommodations To Pregnant Employees|
Todd M. Reed, Jonathan R. Shank; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
January 10, 2015, previously published on December 4, 2014On December 3, 2014, the United States Supreme Court heard oral argument in Young v. United Parcel Service, Inc., a case that will determine whether employers must provide pregnant employees with workplace accommodations, such as light duty work, under the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA). The...
|Supreme Court Rules Security Screenings Are Not "Integral and Indispensable" to Principal Activities and Thus Not Compensable|
Hera S. Arsen; Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak Stewart P.C.;
January 7, 2015, previously published on December 9, 2014On Tuesday, December 9, 2014, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that the time workers spend waiting to undergo and undergoing security screenings is not compensable under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). According to Justice Thomas, writing for a unanimous Court, the security...
|D.C. Circuit: USAID Worker Jailed in Cuba Can’t Recover Damages from the Government|
Amber L. Elias; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
January 7, 2015, previously published on November 20, 2014On November 14, 2014, in Alan Gross and Judith Gross v. U.S.A., a three-judge panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit unanimously held that a humanitarian aid worker, who sub-contracted with the United States Agency for International Development (“USAID”), could...
|Supreme Court Holds Post-Shift Security Screening Is Not Compensable Under FLSA|
Shawe Rosenthal LLP;
December 29, 2014, previously published on December 9, 2014In Integrity Staffing Solutions, Inc. v Busk, the U.S. Supreme Court held that the time that employees spent waiting to undergo antitheft security screening before leaving work was not compensable under the Fair Labor Standards Act.
|Supreme Court's Ruling On Security Screening Time May Not Apply Under State Law|
Shawe Rosenthal LLP;
December 29, 2014, previously published on December 10, 2014Following up our E-Lert of December 9, 2014, summarizing the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Integrity Staffing Solutions, Inc. v. Busk, we wanted to alert you that the Supreme Court’s ruling applies only to the federal Fair Labor Standards Act, and that there may be state laws and...
|EEOC Explains LGBT Protections In Existing Law|
Shawe Rosenthal LLP;
December 10, 2014, previously published on November 26, 2014Continuing the recent focus by federal agencies on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recently issued a publication, “What You Should Know about EEOC and the Enforcement Protections for LGBT Workers.”