Action by December 31st Required for Safe Harbor -
Yesterday, the IRS issued specific guidance on how employers can address issues arising from the change in tax treatment for same-sex spouses under cafeteria plans. The guidance…more
When my wife and I bought our house, there were quite a few things that the previous owner forgot to tell us such as the fact they never bothered to pull the pipes from the dental office run by a previous owner 20 years earlier or all…more
Following the German federal election on September 22, 2013, the Christian Democratic Party, the Christian Social Union and the Social Democratic Party decided to take up coalition talks for the formation of a new government led by the…more
Palmdale residents went to the polls on Nov. 5 and elected two new City Council members, including the city’s first African-American to hold the post. But now it’s unclear if they will have their seats for very long or even take…more
Time for a Change? California Revisits Henkel on Coverage for Contractually Acquired Liabilities -
The California Supreme Court’s unexpected decision earlier this year to accept review of Fluor Corp. v. Superior Court, 208 Cal…more
In This Issue:
- Excerpt from JUDGMENTS:
9 December 2013 - Collin v Aspen Pharmacare Australia Pty Ltd  FCA 1336 Practice and procedure – Representative…more
On December 12, 2013, the Federal Insurance Office (FIO) released its report on “How to Modernize and Improve the System of Insurance Regulation in the United States” (FIO Report). The FIO Report was mandated by the Dodd-Frank Wall…more
I have shared in other posts that time management is the most popular agenda item for discussion with lawyers I coach. I bet it is something most of you want to learn as well.
Recently a group I coach asked me to talk about time…more
- Higher market share thresholds are expected to increase the number of cases benefiting from the simplified procedure by approximately 10%.
- Joint ventures with no activities in the EEA qualify for a new…more
The line between conduct that may be said to have taken place within or outside the workplace is often quite blurry. While the conduct of an employee in any part of their life has the potential to affect the reputation of their…more
In Atlantic Marine Construction Co., Inc. v. United States District Court for the Western District of Texas, Case No 12-929 (December 3, 2013), the Supremes weighed in on the enforceability of forum selection clauses . . . and their…more
‘TEN-HUT, unionized employers! In the 21st century, information requests mean battle.
Sometimes, information requests are simple and short. Other times, they are 35 pages long with 150 separate requests, 12 subparts each…more