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Connecticut's Highest Court Reinstates State Employee Fired for Smoking Marijuana at Work
  • Ogletree Deakins
  • USA
  • August 29 2016

The Supreme Court of Connecticut recently held, by a unanimous decision, that termination was not the only appropriate disciplinary action for a


Low-Wage Employees in Illinois Protected From Noncompetes Under New Law
  • Ogletree Deakins
  • USA
  • August 26 2016

On August 19, 2016, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner signed a bill prohibiting noncompete agreements for low-wage employees. In addition to prohibiting


Seventh Circuit Invites Supreme Court to Make Sexual Orientation Discrimination Actionable Under Title VII
  • Ogletree Deakins
  • USA
  • August 25 2016

Bound by its own precedent, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals again held that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 does not redress sexual


AttentionThe DOL Has Made its FMLA Poster More “Reader Friendly”!
  • Ogletree Deakins
  • USA
  • August 25 2016

Generally, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) provides eligible employees of covered employers with up to 12 workweeks of unpaid leave for


Ninth Circuit Holds Class Action Waivers Violate NLRA: What Employers Should Do Now
  • Ogletree Deakins
  • USA
  • August 24 2016

In an important 2-1 decision, a divided panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently concluded class action waivers in arbitration agreements


White House Announces Release of Final Contractor Blacklisting Rules: Phased Implementation for Prime Contractors and Subcontractors
  • Ogletree Deakins
  • USA
  • August 24 2016

The long wait for the so-called "contractor blacklisting" rules is over. According to a fact sheet released by the White House, final regulations and


Accessibility for Ontarians With Disabilities Act, 2005, Part III: What Are My Obligations as a Private-Sector Employer Under the Law’s Integrated Accessibility Standards?
  • Ogletree Deakins
  • USA
  • August 23 2016

This is the third and final installment in a three-part series of articles focused on employers' duties under Ontario's Accessibility for Ontarians


New Arizona Laws Seek to Clarify Independent Contractor Status
  • Ogletree Deakins
  • USA
  • August 23 2016

Arizona's new Declaration of Independent Business Status (DIBS) law went into effect on August 6, 2016. Arizona employers can now clarify their


Restrictive Covenants in Michigan: A Cent, a Peppercorn, or Continued At-Will Employment
  • Ogletree Deakins
  • USA
  • August 23 2016

A business dispute in Michigan may provide insight into the consideration required to support a noncompete contract restricting future employment


NLRB Holds That Grad and Undergrad Teaching Assistants at Columbia University Are “Employees”
  • Ogletree Deakins
  • USA
  • August 23 2016

In a 3-1 decision, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) held that "student assistants who perform work at the direction of their university for