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    May 2021 Chapter Meeting - Legal Updates - LAST HYBRID MEETING

    Date: May 20, 2021, 7:30am
    Zoom and In Person

    Crown Plaza
    4728 Constitution Ave
    Baton Rouge, LA 70808

    *Please note: this will be our last meeting that we offer in person and zoom. As of now, meetings will return to in person in July 20201.*
    $0 for members/$30 for non-members
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    Mr. Stovall concentrates his practice in the areas of labor & employment law, corporate formation,
    business, corporate and fiduciary litigation. Mr. Stovall represents individuals, private employers and public entities. Mr. Stovall is a frequent speaker, author and trainer, primarily in the areas of labor & employment law.
    Fax: jls@

    Associate, Liddell Sapp Zivley Hill & LaBoon, Houston, TX, 1989-1990
    Associate, West, Webb, Allbritton & Gentry, College Station, TX, 1990-1995
    Professional Associations
    Baton Rouge Bar Association
    Louisiana State Bar Association
    Louisiana State Bar Employment Law Advisory Committee
    Texas State Bar Association
    American Bar Association
    Board of Directors of the Greater Baton Rouge Society of Human Resource Managers, Member
    Legislative Director of Greater Baton Rouge Society of Human Resource Managers
    Employment Counsel to the Louisiana House of Representatives
    Counsel to the Pelican Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors
    Member of the Louisiana Association of General Contractors Safety Council
    Counsel to the Louisiana and Community Technical College System
    Represents numerous private employers in the construction, service, chemical, health care and
    sales industries.

    Honors and Awards
    Ranked in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business for Louisiana in the area
    of Labor & Employment in 2013, 2014, and 2015.
    Selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America , Since 2013
    AV Preeminent TM Peer Review Rated.
    "Management Update Newsletter Volume 10, Issue 2" February 2021
    "A Quick Overview of President Biden's Employment-Related Executive Orders to Date" January
    "Management Update Newsletter Volume 10, Issue 1" January 2021
    "U.S. Wage and Hour Division Issues Two New Opinion Letters" December 2020
    "2020 Second Extraordinary Session: The Final Tally" November 2020
    "Management Update Newsletter Volume 9, Issue 11" November 2020
    "Does State or Federal Law Require Me to Allow Employees Time Off of Work to Vote?" October
    "Flu Season Is Approaching, Should You Require Employees to Get A Flu Shot?" October 2020
    "The CDC Re-Defines "Close Contact"" October 2020
    "Management Update Newsletter Volume 9, Issue 10" October 2020
    "DOL Announces Revisions to FFCRA That Will Seriously Impact Healthcare Providers" September 2020

    Labor & Employment Construction
    Corporate Formation and Management
    Occupational Safety & Health Administration
    Harassment, Discrimination, & Retaliation

    Baylor University School of Law, 1989
    Baylor University, 1986

    Texas (1989)
    Louisiana (1994)
    All State and Federal Courts in Louisiana and Texas
    U.S. Supreme Court

    "DOL Issues Three New Q&A's Regarding FFCRA School Leave" August 2020
    "Be Careful If You Allow Employees to Give Paid Leave to Each Other" August 2020
    "New York Court Vacates Four Provisions of the FFCRA Final Rule" 08/06/2020
    "Management Update Newsletter Volume 9, Issue 8" August 2020
    "DOL Issues New Q&As" July 2020
    "Don't Inadvertently Create COBRA Liability" July 2020
    "DOL Issues New Optional FMLA Forms" July 2020
    "Supreme Court Rules Title VII Prohibits Discrimination Based Upon Sexual Orientation and
    Transgender Status - Part II" June 2020
    "EEOC Updates COVID-19 Technical Assistance Q&A" June 2020
    "OSHA Issues First COVID-19 Related Citation to Nursing Home in Georgia" June 2020
    "U.S. DOL Issues New FFCRA Q&A's" June 2020
    "OSHA Changes Its April Guidance Regarding the Duty to Record Positive COVID-19 Screens"
    May 2020
    "DOL Issues Sixth Set of Families First Coronavirus Response Act FAQs and It's a Mixed Bag for
    Employers" May 2020
    "EEO-1 Reports Now Not Due Until March of 2021" May 2020
    "Treasury Department and SBA Answer PPP Loan Forgiveness Question" 05/06/2020
    "Making Plans to Bring Your People Back To Work" May 2020
    "DOL Updates COBRA Notices" 05/06/2020
    "More on the Relaxed I-9 Remote-Work Verification Requirements" May 2020
    "Does The FLSA "Emergency" Exception Apply To You?" April 2020
    "Is This an "Emergency"?" April 2020
    "DOL Issued New FAQ Last Friday" 04/05/2020
    "Read This--It Is Important!" April 2020
    "Hold on to Your Hat! The IRS Gives Us Some Good News" April 2020
    "DOL Issues Second Set Of FAQs; And The News Is Mostly Good For Employers" March 2020
    "U.S. Department of Labor Issues COVID-19 Question and Answers" March 2020
    "COVID-19: Frequently Asked Questions For You and Your Business" March 2020
    "Get Familiar With OSHA'S Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19" March 2020
    "How to Compensate Your Employees During a Virus Outbreak" March 2019
    "Don't Get Your Legal Advice from the News" January 2020
    "Holiday Party Useful Tips to Consider" November 2019
    "Are You Ready For The New White Collar Salary Requirements?" October 2019
    "NLRB Issues a Common Sense Memo" August 2019
    "NLRB Rules in Favor of Employment Arbitration" August 2019
    "Department of Labor Issues Opinion Letter That Parental Attendance at Child's IEP Meeting Is
    Covered by FMLA" August 2019
    "NLRB Gives Employers Greater Control Over Their Public Spaces" July 2019
    "Bad News, It Looks Like At Least Two of Texas' Paid Sick Leave Ordinances Are About to Go Into Effect" June 2019
    "What Should You Do If You Receive an SSA "No-Match" Letter" June 2019
    "Supreme Court Holds EEOC Charge-Filing Requirement is Not Jurisdictional" June 2019
    "Don't Ignore Pre-Litigation Demands That Mention Arbitration" May 2019
    "Employers Should Prepare to Submit Their Component 2 Pay Data By September 30, 2019" May 2019
    "Dallas Follows Austin and San Antonio and Implements a Paid Sick Leave Ordinance" March 2019
    "Be Careful if You Want to Use Unpaid Interns this Summer" May 2019
    "U.S. House of Representatives Urges OSHA to Create a Standard Regarding Workplace Violence in the Healthcare Industry" May 2019
    "Apparently I Need to Say This: Do Not Say "Whites Preferred" When Posting a Job Online" May
    "April 24 U.S. Supreme Court Ruling on Arbitration Agreements Is a Win for Employers" April 2019
    "Am I Disabled If My Boss Really Annoys Me?" April 2019
    "Claims against Public Entities under ADA Website Accessibility Standards Are Exploding"
    February 2019
    "The Fair Credit Reporting Act: We're Not Done Yet" February 2019
    "It's Time to Create Your E-Verify Cases" January 2019
    "OSHA Issues Final Rule Withdrawing Mandate That Large Employers Electronically File Data
    Contained in Their 300 and 301 Forms" January 2019
    "It is Almost Time to Post And File Your 300A Forms" January 2019
    "The Fair Credit Reporting Act Is Tricky" December 2018
    "If You Have the Authority to Hire and Fire, the DOL Might Play the Grinch This Christmas and Sue You Personally for FLSA Violations" December 2018
    "Tis The Season to Accommodate Your Employee's Religious Beliefs" November 2018
    "Be Very Careful What You Say to an Employee About FMLA Leave: You May Create a Claim that Otherwise Would Not Have Existed" November 2018
    "After A Nine Year Hiatus, The DOL Issues Two New FMLA Opinion Letters" September 2018
    "Does Your Last-Chance Agreement Contain A Prospective Waiver? It Probably Shouldn't" July
    "Logic Prevails At The NLRB! Some Common Sense HR Policies Are Legal Once Again!" June
    "The Perfect Storm: A Convergence of Unpaid Rest Breaks, The FLSA and FMLA" May 2018
    "Good News for Employers! U.S. Supreme Court Decides that Class Action Waivers In Arbitration
    Provisions Are Enforceable" May 2018
    "IRS Issues Assistance on New Paid FMLA Tax Credit" April 2018
    "The DOL Has Begun to Issue Opinion Letters Again - And You Should Read Them" April 2018
    "OSHA Withdraws Fairfax Memo, Employers Are No Longer Required to Allow Non-Employees to
    Accompany OSHA Investigators" May 2017
    "Good News for Federal Contractors - President Trump Blocks Implementation of Obama
    "Blacklisting"" March 2017
    "Texas Court Stops Implementation of Minimum Salary Increase" November 2016
    "OSHA Delays Enforcement of Anti-Retaliation Provisions - Again" October 2016
    "Reminder - FLSA Salary Increase Deadline is Approaching" September 2016
    "The EEOC Issues Guidance on Avoiding Retaliation Claims" September 2016
    "LABI Asks Department of Labor to Delay Implementation of Overtime Rules" September 2016
    "OSHA Tries to Make Workers Safer by Making Post-Accident Drug Screens and Safety-Incentive
    Programs More Difficult to Apply" July 2016
    "Email Reminder - Don't Do What Debbie Did" July 2016
    "The EEOC Takes Sexual Orientation Discrimination Seriously" July 2016
    "OFCCP Issues Final Rule Updating Sex Discrimination Guidelines For Federal Contractors" June 2016
    "DOL Issues Proposed Rule Requiring Federal Contractors to Provide Paid Sick Leave" February
    "FLSA Violations Can Land You in Jail" December 2015
    "The EEOC, DOL and OFCCP Announce Deadlines for Final Rules" December 2015
    "Healthcare Providers Beware, OSHA Is Targeting Your Workplace Violence Programs, And it Is
    Going to Cost You..." December 2015
    "OSHA Says that Fainting at the Sight of Blood is Recordable" November 2015
    "EEOC Issues Another NPR Regarding Employee Wellness Programs" November 2015
    "Most Common Hiring Pitfalls" August 2015
    "Get Ready the Minimum Required Salary for an Exempt Employee is About to Double" August
    "The Department of Labor Narrows The Independent Contractor Exemption Classification" July
    "Court Rules That Employer May Be Liable For Actions Of An Anonymous Harasser" July 2015
    "EEOC Issues Revised Enforcement Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination and Related Issues"
    July 2015
    "DOL Issues Rule Increasing White Collar Minimum Salary Requirement" June 2015
    "Be on the Lookout for Department of Labor's "Administrator's Interpretation" Clarifying Independent Contractor Status" June 2015
    "OFCCP Posts Sample Affirmative Action Plans for Veterans and Persons with Disabilities" June
    "Why You Should Not Agree to Continue Health Insurance As Part of a Separation Agreement"
    June 2015
    "OSHA Issues a Transgender Bathroom Usage Guidance" June 2015
    "US Department of Labor Releases New FMLA Forms" June 2015
    "EEOC Initiates Paperless Online Charge System" May 2015
    "EEOC Finally Issues Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Regarding Application of ADA to Employer
    Wellness Plans" April 2015
    "May an Employer Require a Medical Examination When an Employee Transfers from One Position to Another" March 2015
    "United States Department of Labor Announces Final Rule Regarding Definition of "Spouse" Under the FMLA" February 2015
    "OSHA Regulations Expanded to Require Automobile Dealers to Maintain OSHA 300 Logs"
    January 2015
    "A Couple Action Items for HR in 2015" January 2015
    "IRS Mileage Reimbursement Rate Increases for 2015" January 2015
    "U.S. Department of Justice Takes Position that Title VII Prohibits Gender Identity Discrimination"
    January 2015
    "At Least 21 States Raise Their Minimum Wage in 2014" January 2015
    "It's Official, The EEOC Doesn't Want Your Employees To Be Healthy" August 2014
    "NLRB Encourages Employees to Also File Complaints with OSHA and Department of Labor"
    August 2014
    "Department of Labor Issues a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to Revise Definition of "Spouse"
    Under the FMLA" June 2014
    "Bullying In The Workplace-Address It Now Or Pay Later" April 2014
    "Fifth Circuit Holds that Confidentiality Agreement Prohibiting Disclosure of "Financial" and
    "Personnel Information" Violates NLRA" April 2014
    "Supreme Court Clarifies Employer Obligations to Pay for Time Spent Donning and Doffing
    Clothes" February 2014
    "New OSHA Regulations Tracking Workplace Injuries" January 2014
    "Exercise Caution When Granting Year-End Bonuses" December 2013
    "When Is a Full House Worse Than Two of a Kind? When the NLRB Is Involved" August 2013
    "Contrary to Public Opinion, You Can Still Conduct Criminal Background Checks-With Caution"
    June 2013
    "Department of Labor Issues New Regulations Regarding FMLA Military Leave" March 2013
    "What to Do When Employees Don't Show Up..." August 2012
    "EEOC Holds That Transgender Workers Are Protected by Title VII" 5/1/2012
    "Final ADAAA Regulations" 6/2/2011
    "2008 Legislature Expands Louisiana Non-Compete Statute" August 2008
    Contributing author to the Texas Young Lawyers Association's publication, Texas Lawyers
    Professional Ethics, 3rd Edition