State Leave Laws
Thorough summaries—searchable and customizable by state and by law—of the most common leave laws in each state, such as: family and medical. sick time. pregnancy disability. adoption and birth. court attendance. domestic/sexual violence. volunteer fire fighter duty. jury duty.
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Missouri’s New Leave and Accommodation Law for Victims of
(2 days ago) The highlights of the new law include the following provisions. Leave Requirements. The amount of unpaid leave available depends on the size of the employer, with larger employers providing greater leave. Number of Missouri employees: Workweeks of unpaid leave per 12-month period:
Webinars & Seminars
(9 days ago) 1-3. Dec. 2021. Seminar. Featured. Labor Law Solutions. With a new administration in place, 2021 is shaping up to be an extremely eventful year for organized labor. Please join us for Ogletree Deakins’ Labor Law Solutions (LLS) program on December 1–3, 2021 at …
(3 days ago) The ERISA case law database that we maintain, in addition to regular notifications from our attorneys highlighting new cases as they are added to the database is available to our clients at no cost, as an added value. COMMUNICATION. Communication is a vital part of serving the legal needs of our clients.
Massachusetts Nonsolicitation Case Highlights Importance
(5 days ago) As a result, the First Circuit enforced the choice-of-law provision in the employee’s agreement and upheld the district court’s decision to enjoin the employee from soliciting his former employer’s customers. Key Takeaways. Whether a court will honor a choice-of-law provision in a contract is a fact-specific inquiry.
Colorado’s Pay Transparency Law Survives Preliminary
(8 days ago) Colorado’s Equal Pay for Equal Work Act went into effect on January 1, 2021. The act creates significant compliance burdens for employers with even one employee in Colorado. In fact, the act is the only law in the United States to require employers to (1) post compensation and benefits information with each job posting for Colorado jobs and (2) internally post promotional opportunities to
Louisiana Enacts Law Impacting Employer Consideration of
(6 days ago) Federal Law Implications. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued “Enforcement Guidance on the Consideration of Arrest and Conviction Records in Employment Decisions under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.” Specifically, the EEOC stated in the guidance that “[a]n employer’s use of an individual’s criminal
Harvey Weinstein and Sexual Harassment Law: “Me Too
(Just Now) For an in-depth look at the law on sexual harassment and steps you can take to prevent it in your workplace, join us for our upcoming webinar, “The “Weinstein Effect”: What Employers Can Expect in the New Era of Sexual Harassment,” Sara Jones (Managing Director, Smith & Company), who is a leading public relations expert on crisis
(3 days ago) Higher Education. Ogletree Deakins is an industry leader in higher education legal practice. Our attorneys have decades of experience advising and defending public and private, religious and secular colleges, universities, and vocational schools. With more than 200 attorneys with experience in higher education, we provide highly responsive
Workplace Safety and Health
(4 days ago) We were the most active trade secret law firm in the United States, representing plaintiffs in 81 cases and defendants in 38 cases.* From 2010 to 2019… We defended clients in over 120 trade secret litigation cases, more than any other firm.*
Emergency Paid Sick Leave Returns to Philadelphia
(Just Now) Philadelphia’s newest Public Health Emergency Leave law went into effect on March 29, 2021. Unlike the prior iteration of the law that sunset on December 31, 2020, this law will stay in effect “for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic.”. Applicability. The law applies to both union and nonunion private-sector employees of employers with 50 or more employees.
Stephen R. Woods
(4 days ago) Stephen Woods represents and counsels companies on a wide range of labor and employment law issues—though a significant focus of his practice is on background checks (counseling and litigation), reductions in force (including the ADEA/OWBPA, WARN, and state mini-WARNs), and multi-state compliance. He assists national, regional, and local clients on preventive analysis and advice, class
Carson G. Burnham
(5 days ago) Carson Burnham, Shareholder and Founding Chair of the Cross-Border Practice Group (CBP) at Ogletree Deakins, along with her global team, manages worldwide labor and employment matters for clients and offers practical solutions to employment law issues in over 140 countries. Carson has extensive experience advising employers with how to resolve their cross-border employment issues and
Mandatory Vaccination Policy Lawsuit Update: Nurses Take a
(Just Now) The Montana law also prohibits employers from requiring employees to disclose their immunization status and bars employers from requiring employees to receive vaccines still in the FDA’s preliminary emergency use authorization status. Legislators in many states have also introduced and proposed bills that would make it illegal for employers
(5 days ago) Practice limited to federal immigration law. Ms. Brownlow is a shareholder with Ogletree Deakins. Ms. Brownlow specializes in the management of large immigration programs across industries, including clinical research, higher education, healthcare, retail, manufacturing, professional services, and information technology.
Mexico’s New Proposed Amendment to Eliminate Outsourcing
(6 days ago) The reform proposal, if passed, would amend the Federal Labor Law (this week, the Bureaucratic Law eliminated outsourcing), the Social Security Law, the Workers National Housing Fund Institute Law and the correlative articles of the Federal Tax Code, the Income Tax Law, and the Value Added Tax Law. The proposal would expressly prohibit, under
Louisiana Amends Pregnancy and Childbirth
(1 days ago) Louisiana’s nondiscrimination law protecting “pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions” in employment (La. R.S. 23:341–42) was recently amended primarily by including an express reasonable accommodation requirement and adding a definition section providing reasonable accommodation examples, La. R.S. 23:341.1. The pregnancy nondiscrimination statutes are part of …
Jana L. Korhonen
(4 days ago) Jana served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Walter E. Johnson, U.S. Magistrate Judge in the Northern District of Georgia, from 2004-2006. While in law school, Jana was the Editor-in-Chief of the Law Review and an extern to the Honorable Chief Judge Charles P. Kocoras in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.
Maine DOL Issues Final Mandatory Paid Leave Rules
(Just Now) Employers impacted by the new law may want to reevaluate their current policies to comply with the new law. The January 1, 2021, deadline is a good reminder to update handbooks, ensure proper classification of individuals as independent contractors, train supervisors on dealing with leave requests, and implement time-tracking systems.
New York Legalizes Recreational Marijuana: Altered States
(1 days ago) On March 31, 2021, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law the Marihuana Regulation and Taxation Act (MRTA), which legalizes the adult recreational use of marijuana and revises Section 201-d of the New York Labor Law. The MRTA’s antidiscrimination employment provisions took effect immediately.
Pay Equity in Connecticut: New Legislation Requires
(9 days ago) The law now makes it unlawful to engage in gender-based pay discrimination “for comparable work on a job.” [Emphasis added.] According to the law, determining whether the work is “comparable” requires a review of various factors, such as “skill, effort, and …
Surprise Medical Billing Protections Coming for
(9 days ago) On December 13, Governor David A. Paterson signed the Wage Theft Prevention Act into law, which will go into effect on April 12, 2011. Among other things, the Act requires New York employers to annually provide employees with certain wage information, increases sanctions on employers that fail to properly pay their workers full earned wages and overtime, provides the Commission greater
Multistate Compliance for Employers With Out-of-State
(1 days ago) In some situations, the law of the remote employee’s state may be more favorable than that of the employee’s usual office location. For example, a private-sector Idaho employee who would not otherwise be entitled to sick leave may be entitled to paid sick leave if he or she worked remotely in Seattle for more than 240 hours during the year.
CDC Issues New COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements for Green
(5 days ago) Effective October 1, 2021, and in compliance with new instructions from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), COVID-19 vaccinations will be required for applicants for lawful permanent residence (i.e., green card status). On August 17, 2021, the CDC announced in guidance for civil surgeons that the new requirement will apply to persons who are seeking to adjust …
The Ledbetter Fair Pay Act
(1 days ago) On January 29, 2009, President Barack Obama signed into law the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. The Act requires employers to redouble their efforts to ensure that their pay practices are non-discriminatory and to make certain that they keep the records needed to prove the fairness of pay decisions. The new law allows individuals to file charges of alleged pay discrimination under Title VII …
Leslie E. Wallis
(4 days ago) Leslie Wallis has represented employers in all aspects of employment law. Leslie joined Ogletree Deakins in 2007 as part of the merger of Ogletree Deakins and Lewis Fisher Henderson & Claxton, a labor and employment law firm with offices in Tennessee, Mississippi and California. Leslie also served as in-house counsel at a financial institution representing
(Just Now) Labor Law Solutions With a new administration in place, 2021 is shaping up to be an extremely eventful year for organized labor. Please join us for Ogletree Deakins’ Labor Law Solutions (LLS) program on December 1–3, 2021 at the Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas.
California Supreme Court Issues Significant Meal Period
(5 days ago) Taking a meal break in California is no simple affair. Culminating seven years of litigation involving one California employer, on February 25, 2021, the Supreme Court of California issued its unanimous opinion in Donohue v. AMN Services, LLC, resolving two questions regarding California meal periods. The court’s opinion also raised, but did not resolve, questions regarding meal period
Melissa A. Bailey
(5 days ago) Melissa has practiced occupational safety and health law for over 20 years and, as a result, she understands the legal issues as well as the practical issues confronting employers. She routinely assesses both the current and future liability that may result from significant OSHA citations, and identifies the most effective approach – whether
Amy Quick Glenos
(5 days ago) Practice Groups. Employment Law, Litigation, Leaves of Absence/Reasonable Accommodation. Amy’s practice is devoted to representing management in all phases of employment-related disputes and litigation. She has successfully defended claims under Title VII, Section 1981, the ADA, ADEA, FMLA, and FLSA, and regularly provides advice and counsel
‘But-For’ Causation Under Bostock
(2 days ago) Thus, after the Civil Rights Act of 1991 became law, individuals could attempt to prove they were discriminated against because of their sex, for example, or they could prove a lesser level of causation—for example, that their sex was a motivating factor for the challenged decision, even if other, lawful factors also motivated the decision.
Marijuana Legalization Update: Early 2021 Legislative
(6 days ago) Senate Bill 504 would amend the existing Maryland medical marijuana law to include protections for medical marijuana cardholders. House Bill 683 would add medical marijuana to the list of medical treatments that can be provided to injured employees under the state’s workers’ compensation laws. Mississippi
FDA’s Full Stamp of Vaccine Approval Delivers Progress
(3 days ago) Arguably, the Montana law’s general nondiscrimination provision pertaining to “vaccination status” is broad and may continue to be effective without regard to full FDA approval. In particular, the Montana law defines “[v]accination status” as “an indication of whether a person has received one or more doses of a vaccine,” without
Washington’s New Long-term Care Benefit Program: Important
(2 days ago) The court held that even though the Law’s regulations do not expressly exempt professionals paid on an hourly basis, the “longstanding interpretation” of the state’s Division of Wage and Hour Compliance is that the wage and hour law is not intended to require overtime to such employees when they are paid at least the weekly minimum
Mergers and Acquisitions
(1 days ago) Ogletree Deakins understands that corporate acquisitions and restructurings can be complex and challenging. Clients need a business partner that can help them structure the labor and employment aspects of a transaction in a way that will provide transparent information on the costs of compliance with applicable laws and regulations at every stage of the deal.
Mexico Mandates Protection From Workplace “Psychosocial
(5 days ago) Mexico’s Regulation of Psychosocial Risks at Work. Mexico took a step towards protection of employees when it amended the Federal Labor Law on November 30, 2012. This amendment introduces the concept of “decent and dignified work”—to include respect for the dignity of employees and the prevention of work-related harm that employees may
Mexico Mandates Protection From Workplace “Psychosocial
(1 days ago) Mexico’s Regulation of Psychosocial Risks at Work. Mexico has taken a big step in the protection of employees with the amendment to the Federal Labor Law on November 30, 2012. This amendment incorporates into the law the concept of “decent and dignified work,” which encompasses respect for the human dignity of employees and, in