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California Supreme Court: holding franchisor liable as employer depends on level of control over day-to-day employment decisions

  • Ogletree Deakins
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 28 2014

On August 28, 2014, the California Supreme Court issued a decision holding that a franchisor that did not exhibit the characteristics of an

California legislative update: August 2014

  • Ogletree Deakins
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 28 2014

In August 2014, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law a number of bills that will impact the employer community. A brief summary of these

State court lawsuit removable if plaintiff-employee’s pleadings “fully incorporate” EEOC charge

  • Ogletree Deakins
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 26 2014

"You have been sued." Upon reading these first few words of a state court citation, most Texas employersindeed, most employersmake it

OFCCP’s newest directive: gender identity and sex discrimination

  • Ogletree Deakins
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 25 2014

The stated purpose of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs' (OFCCP) August 19, 2014 Directive 2014-02 is to make clear that

Employer required to reimburse employees for personal cell phone use despite unlimited minutes plans

  • Ogletree Deakins
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 20 2014

Cell phones are ubiquitous. At some companies, employees use their personal phones to make business calls. Does an employer need to "pay" for that

Texas Supreme Court establishes that an at-will employee does not have a viable fraud claim based on continued employment

  • Ogletree Deakins
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 19 2014

The Texas Supreme Court recently issued a much-anticipated opinion regarding fraud claims in the employment at will context. In Sawyer v. E.I. Du

Domestic violence leave now mandated in Massachusetts

  • Ogletree Deakins
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 18 2014

On August 8, 2014, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick signed sweeping new legislation in the area of domestic violenceM.G.L. C. 260 entitled

Back to school! Employers: are you ready for school-related leave for parents?

  • Ogletree Deakins
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 18 2014

The lazy days of summer are behind us this month as many children head back to school. Employers of parents with school-aged children should review

Let’s shake on it: Texas case exemplifies the perils of adopting a company-wide practice of oral agreements

  • Ogletree Deakins
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 18 2014

An opinion out of the Fourteenth Court of Appeals demonstrates why employers need to be weary of developing a practice of oral agreements in regards

New Jersey Governor Christie signs ban the box law

  • Ogletree Deakins
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 12 2014

On August 11, 2014, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed into law "The Opportunity to Compete Act"also referred to as the "ban the box"