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No Texas Hold ‘Em: Fifth Circuit Allows Texas to Challenge the EEOC Enforcement Guidance
  • Ogletree Deakins
  • USA
  • July 7 2016

A somewhat surprising decision in favor of the State of Texas was handed down from the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals on June 27, 2016, which held


Minnesota Court Creates “Wrongful Discharge” Damages Claim for MFLSA Violations
  • Ogletree Deakins
  • USA
  • July 5 2016

In an unexpected surprising broadening of employee rights under the Minnesota Fair Labor Standards Act, the Minnesota Court of Appeals held, on June


Can Employers Discipline Employees for “Self-Help Discovery”? Massachusetts Decision Raises More Questions Than Answers
  • Ogletree Deakins
  • USA
  • July 5 2016

Employers know all too well that employees sometimes help themselves to documents the employer would like to keep confidential. This is precisely why


OSHA Officially Increases Civil Penalties by 78 Percent
  • Ogletree Deakins
  • USA
  • July 1 2016

On June 30, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced its interim final rule on Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Catch-Up


Seventh Circuit Voids Employee Promises to Not Pursue Wage and Hour Claims as Members of a Class or Collective Action
  • Ogletree Deakins
  • USA
  • June 27 2016

Many employers will be surprised to learn that, under some circumstances, the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) may regulate their ability to enter


Lubbock Judge Grants Motion to Halt Persuader Rule
  • Ogletree Deakins
  • USA
  • June 27 2016

On June 27, 2016, in National Federation of Independent Business et al. V. Perez, et al., the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas


Eighth Circuit Joins Other Courts in Adopting Less Rigorous Standard for Violation of Securities Laws
  • Ogletree Deakins
  • USA
  • June 23 2016

The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (SOX) prohibits a publicly traded company from discharging an employee in retaliation for providing information to a


Minnesota Court Finds Persuader Rule Has Substantial Likelihood of Being Overturned
  • Ogletree Deakins
  • USA
  • June 22 2016

On June 22, 2016, in Labnet, Inc. v. U.S. Department of Labor, the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota issued the first decision


Car Dealership’s Service Advisors’ Overtime Controversy Stalls in the Supreme Court
  • Ogletree Deakins
  • USA
  • June 20 2016

On June 20, 2016, the Supreme Court of the United States issued a ruling regarding the Fair Labor Standards Act's (FLSA) overtime exemption for "any


SpokeoNew Hope for Defending Against ERISA Claims?
  • Ogletree Deakins
  • USA
  • June 15 2016

Last month, the Supreme Court of the United States issued its decision in Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins, No. 13-1339 (May 16, 2016). Spokeo involved a