Ron Chapman

Ron Chapman

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

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DOL’s Recent Guidance on the “Economic Realities” Test and Effects on Independent Contractor Misclassification in the Energy...

Paying hot-shot drivers by the load or mile? Contracting out repair work to vehicles or machinery? Are individuals who regularly perform work integral to your business being paid through accounts payable? Have welders that...more

7/28/2015 - Administrative Interpretation DOL Economic Realities Test FLSA Independent Contractors Multi-Factor Test Wage and Hour

The Arbitration Obligations Imposed by the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order

As we discussed recently in our blog post, “President Obama Issues Two Executive Orders in 10-Day Period,” last week President Obama issued the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order. Under this order, federal...more

8/4/2014 - American Express v Italian Colors Restaurant Barack Obama D.R. Horton v NLRB Disclosure Requirements Executive Orders Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Federal Contractors NLRB Oxford Health v Sutter Policy Violations Wage and Hour

Fifth Circuit Denies NLRB Petition to Review D.R. Horton. What It Means for Employers...

The decision affects every employer with an arbitration agreement and every employer that wants to avoid class and collective actions, which should be all of them....more

4/16/2014 - Arbitration Arbitration Agreements Class Action Collective Actions D.R. Horton v NLRB NLRB

Fifth Circuit Rejects NLRB's D.R. Horton Decision

In a major win for employers, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, on December 3, 2013, rejected the highly controversial D.R. Horton, Inc. decision from the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). ...more

12/4/2013 - Arbitration Class Action Collective Actions D.R. Horton D.R. Horton v NLRB Federal Arbitration Act NLRA NLRB

A Huge Win for Employers: Q&A With Horton's Lead Lawyer About Today's D.R. Horton v. NLRB Decision

Today, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued their much anticipated decision in D.R. Horton v. NLRB, overturning an earlier National Labor Relations Board ruling on worker arbitration agreements that was at the heart...more

12/3/2013 - Arbitration Class Action Class Action Arbitration Waivers D.R. Horton D.R. Horton v NLRB Law Matters Legal Perspectives NLRA NLRB

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