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Employment Flash (June 2014)

In This Issue: - NLRB Recess Appointments Unconstitutional - SEC Brings First-Ever Employment Retaliation Claim - EEOC Challenges Employer Severance Agreements - New York State Transportation Industry...more

7/1/2014 - Affirmative Action Barack Obama CAFA Canning v NLRB Class Action Arbitration Waivers College Athletes Earned Sick Time EEOC Employee Definition Employer Liability Issues FICA Taxes First Amendment Hiring & Firing NLRB PAGA Recess Appointments Retaliation SCOTUS SEC Severance Agreements Severance Pay Sick Leave

"Clawback of Bonuses: UK PRA’s Banking Proposals Cast Six-Year Shadow for Bad Actors and Their Supervisors and Line Managers"

On 13 March 2014, the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA), the U.K. regulator responsible for prudential supervision of banks, insurers and large broker-dealers, issued a consultation paper on bonus clawback (CP6/14). ...more

3/26/2014 - Bad Actors Clawbacks Corporate Bonuses Prudential Regulation Authority UK

"Collective Dismissals in Europe: Changes in France and the United Kingdom"

European Union employers are required by an EU directive to consult with employees and their representatives, including works councils (an existing employee representative body), when proposing collective dismissals to...more

6/26/2013 - Collective Redundancy Consultations EU Layoffs New Legislation Notice Requirements

"Whistleblower Protection in the UK"

On 25 June 2013, four key changes came into effect in the U.K. law protecting whistleblowers in the workplace. The first two changes are subtle amendments to the test applied to identify a protected disclosure, and the second...more

6/25/2013 - Disclosure Employer Liability Issues EU Good Faith Whistleblowers

"Shares for Rights: Over-Sold or Under-Appreciated?"

In this article we consider some alternative approaches to the proposed U.K. status of “employee shareholders,” who receive capital gains tax-exempt shares in their employer (or its parent) in return for waiving certain...more

5/14/2013 - Capital Gains Corporate Taxes Employee Shareholders EU Tax Exemptions Valuation

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