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Philadelphia Pay Equity Ordinance Stayed . . . Temporarily
  • Ogletree Deakins
  • USA
  • April 21 2017

On April 6, 2017, the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia filed suit in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of


Executive Order Leaves Current H-1B System in Place, But Calls for Reforms
  • Ogletree Deakins
  • USA
  • April 19 2017

On April 18, 2017, President Donald Trump signed an executive order (EO), "Buy American and Hire American," which aims to "stimulate economic growth"


Wage Violations Are Now “Public Record” Under Colorado’s New Wage Theft Transparency Act
  • Ogletree Deakins
  • USA
  • April 19 2017

On April 13, 2017, Governor Hickenlooper signed the Wage Theft Transparency Act into law, which is effective immediately. The Act makes "wage theft"


The Heavy Burden of Light Duty in California: Court Assesses Multi-Million Dollar Disability Award
  • Ogletree Deakins
  • USA
  • April 17 2017

Many employers offer light duty programs to employees who are temporarily disabled. Reasonable accommodation obligations imposed by California's Fair


The Fourth Circuit’s New Test for Joint Employment Under the FLSA and Why You Should Care
  • Ogletree Deakins
  • USA
  • April 17 2017

The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals' recent articulation of a new test for joint employment under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) sets a


Wisconsin Court Holds Discharging Employee Because of Misconduct Caused by Disability Can Be Discrimination
  • Ogletree Deakins
  • USA
  • April 14 2017

The Wisconsin Court of Appeals has affirmed a decision holding that a call center employee with bipolar disorder proved that he was discharged


Open for Comment: Cook County Commission on Human Rights Issues Draft Regulations on Earned Sick Leave Ordinance
  • Ogletree Deakins
  • USA
  • April 14 2017

On April 10, 2017, the Cook County Commission on Human Rights posted draft regulations for the Cook County Earned Sick Leave Ordinance. The Cook


South Carolina Prevents Local Municipalities From Passing Paid Leave Requirements
  • Ogletree Deakins
  • USA
  • April 14 2017

Governor Henry McMaster recently signed a law that prevents political subdivisions in South Carolina from requiring private employers to provide


USCIS Issues Guidance Revisiting H-1B Eligibility for Computer Programmers
  • Ogletree Deakins
  • USA
  • April 7 2017

In a Policy Memorandum published on March 31, 2017, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued guidance that narrowed the


New York City Employers Will Soon Be Restricted in Asking Applicants About Salary Histories
  • Ogletree Deakins
  • USA
  • April 7 2017

On April 5, 2017, the New York City Council passed Intro No. 1253-2016 restricting an employer's ability to ask job applicants about their salary