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August 2014 L&E Update from Baker Donelson

Submitted by Firm:
Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC
Firm Contacts:
Jennifer L. Anderson, Kathlyn Perez, Phyllis G. Cancienne, Robert C. Divine
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Legal Update
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Click here to read the August 2014 Labor and Employment Update from Baker Donelson.  Articles this month include:

Two Recent Cases May Indicate Expansion of the NLRB’s Position Regarding Organizing Activity, by Steven Fulgham.  The NLRB's recent decisions in Starbucks and Purple Communications involving aspects of union organization seem to indicate a more lenient position on what is considered protected activity.  More...

Update on Covenants Not to Compete, by Jason BushNon-compete covenants can be valuable for an employer. But, as in many areas of employment law, non-compete law is always changing and the rules must be applied appropriately. In this article we address some issues for employers to consider based on recent court developments.  More...

OFCCP Issues Notice That Revises Pay Reporting Requirements for Federal Contractors, by Kathryn Hinton.  The Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking which increases the reporting requirements for federal contractors. An Equal Pay Report detailing sex, race, ethnicity and job category will be necessary in addition to the EEO-1 report already required annually.  More...

Immigration Corner, by Melanie C. Walker.  This month: Global printing problems for immigrant travel visas, and more road signs on the foggy PERM highway.  More...

L&E Compass Blog
Swing over to our blog for a deeper dive on the NLRB GC's announcement that he intends to pursue unfair labor practice charges against a franchisor, and learn more about the joint-employer standard.  Have a look!