Vik Jaitly

Vik Jaitly

Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

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Paid Parental Leave: San Francisco Will Require Employers To Provide Paid Leave And California Will Increase Benefits Available...

On Tuesday, April 5, 2016, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously approved legislation that would require private employers in the city to provide partial compensation to employees taking leave to bond with a...more

4/13/2016 - Local Ordinance Paid Leave Parental Leave San Francisco Wage and Hour

Possible Amendment to New Jersey’s Anti-Discrimination Law Would Likely Mean More Claims, Greater Liability Risks, and Larger...

Earlier this week, the New Jersey General Assembly passed a bill that would amend the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (“NJLAD”) to address specifically pay differentials among employees of different sexes who perform...more

3/17/2016 - Anti-Discrimination Policies Equal Pay Gender-Based Pay Discrimination Sex Discrimination Wage and Hour

Employers Should Not Rely on Employer Handbooks to Create Enforceable Arbitration Agreements

In a recent published opinion, the New Jersey Appellate Division held that an arbitration clause in an employee handbook was unenforceable because the handbook also contained standard disclaimer language stating that the...more

1/23/2016 - Age Discrimination Arbitration Agreements Disclaimers Employee Handbooks Employment Contract Mandatory Arbitration Clauses Motion to Compel Waivers Wrongful Termination

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Finally Kills Hope That Magic Words Can Substitute for Valuable Consideration in Exchange for...

To most practitioners, Pennsylvania law governing the consideration required for an employment agreement containing a restrictive covenant (e.g., a non-competition clause or non-solicitation clause) has been simple: (1) if...more

11/23/2015 - Consideration Employment Contract Non-Compete Agreements Non-Solicitation Agreements PA Supreme Court Restrictive Covenants

Legal Briefs: A Periodic Summary of Judicial Decisions Affecting Accounting and Financial Services Professionals - October 2014

The New Jersey District Court recently ruled that an economic damages expert retained by plaintiffs’ counsel in a class action was not entitled to any further compensation for his work. The facts in Rothstein v. Harstad...more

10/20/2014 - Accountants Arbitration Agreements Attorney-Client Privilege Contract Disputes Expert Witness Fees Financial Adviser FLSA KPMG Lending Professional License Work Product Privilege

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