Michelle O'Meara

Michelle O'Meara

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

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Federal Contractors: In the Line of Regulatory Fire

On October 10, 2014, the White House hosted a listening session regarding President Obama’s “Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces” Executive Order, one of many new laws imposing significant new requirements on federal contractors....more

10/23/2014 - Compliance Employee Rights Executive Orders Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Federal Contractors Minimum Wage OFCCP Reporting Requirements Wages

The Joint-Employer Standard: Like All Good Things, Is It About To Meet Its End?

On May 12, the National Labor Relations Board issued a notice and call for amicus briefs to address whether the Board should maintain its existing joint-employer standard or adopt a new one. Notice and Invitation to File...more

5/20/2014 - Employee Rights Joint Employers NLRA NLRB

OSHA’s Plan to Air Employers’ Potentially Dirty Laundry Online

Trying to keep your illness and injury reports low profile? According to new rules proposed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”), not under their watch! At an estimated cost of $10.5 million per year...more

12/17/2013 - OSHA Reporting Requirements

Court is in Session: Three Employment Law Cases Before the Supreme Court to Watch This Term

The United States Supreme Court is now in session and three cases stand out on the docket that private employers will want to follow. While not the blockbusters heard during the Court’s last session, these cases will address...more

10/8/2013 - Canning v NLRB Collective Bargaining FLSA NLRB Recess Appointments Retaliation Sandifer v U.S. Steel Corp Sarbanes-Oxley SCOTUS Whistleblowers

Oxford Health Plans LLC v. Sutter: You Get What You Bargain For, Including the “Good, Bad, or Ugly”

Ever have that feeling that your arbitrator just doesn’t understand you? You may be right, but there’s not much you can do about it. A recent unanimous ruling by the United States Supreme Court should encourage employers to...more

6/17/2013 - Arbitration Arbitration Agreements Class Action Contract Interpretation Oxford Health v Sutter SCOTUS

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