Nicole Smith

Nicole Smith

DLA Piper

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FranCast Series: Franchisors Take Note: Broader DOL "Joint Employer" Interpretation Adds More Risk for Franchise Industry

While the franchise industry's attention has been focused on the NLRB's new and expanded joint-employer test, the Department of Labor has quietly continued its assault on what it calls the "fissured" employment landscape by...more

1/28/2016 - DOL Franchises Joint Employers Staffing Agencies Strategic Enforcement Plan

Two new DC laws on wage theft, criminal record info mean a sea change for District employers

In the rush of the holiday season, activity by federal lawmakers might have gone unnoticed. In the dawn of 2015, however, Washington, DC employers have woken to a series of new obligations and restrictions....more

2/7/2015 - Criminal Background Checks Exempt-Employees New Hires Notice Requirements Recordkeeping Requirements Sick Leave Staffing Agencies Timekeeping Wage Theft Prevention Amendment Act Of 2014 Workplace Safety

A Game Changer For Competitive M&A Transactions? Federal Court Passes Judgment On Bidding Tactics (Australia)

WHAT HAPPENED? A mining consumables company was sold to a private equity firm. Seven hours later, the company was onsold at a $22 million premium to a competing Australian mining consumables company well known to the...more

6/6/2013 - Cartels Competition Competitive Bidding Investment Banks Mining Private Equity

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