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License to travel: how regulation is benefiting business abroad
Common Employment Law Mistakes for Small, Start-Up and Growing Companies
Ted Hester on Congressional Investigations
Deloitte: Turnarounds and Democracy Don't Mix
Make Money Turning Home Brew into a Business
Zimmermann: Up to 20% of AmLaw 200 "Badly Weakened"
Survey: Law Firms Must Change, But Don't Know How
Sullivan & Cromwell's M&A Hotline is Ringing
Andrea Weckerle on CiviliNation
Going on the Offense: Proactive Strategies to Reduce Uncertainty
Eliot Frick on Smart Social Media Strategy
Safeguards against Data Security Breaches (Part One)
Safeguards against Data Security Breaches (Part Two)
Suzanne Folsom on Corporate Compliance Issues -
Suzanne Rich Folsom and Bart M. Schwartz on Corporate Compliance in 2011
Suzanne Folsom on Corporate Compliance Issues
Suzanne Folsom and Ted Wright of ACADEMI
ACADEMI's Suzanne Rich Folsom and PwC's Glenn Ware on Moral Hazard
Suzanne Folsom & Christopher Burnham on Private Sector Lessons
Joseph Levitt on the Food Safety Modernization Act
Early Lessons From the 2013 Proxy Season -
As Skadden monitors the initial weeks of the 2013 proxy season, we are seeing the following preliminary trends:
Vote Results -
Of the first 279 companies of the...more
The District Court for the Northeastern District of Illinois recently granted a Rule 12(b)(6) motion to dismiss an action styled Noble v. AAR Corp. The plaintiff alleged that the company failed to provide adequate...more
In this case, a corporate successor, Central Trust Investment Company (hereafter also "Central Trust") sued the former employee (Kennedy) of its acquired company, Springfield Trust & Investment Company (hereafter also "STC"),...more
As the 2013 proxy season is now underway, companies should be aware of the recent wave of lawsuits alleging breaches of fiduciary duties by management and directors in connection with compensation-related decisions. These...more
Employers have a lot on their plates for 2013 based on employment law developments during 2012. Here’s a short list of some issues that need to be addressed. It is not a comprehensive listing but offers highlights in certain...more
California legislators have been active passing several employment law bills that impact local businesses in recent months. Here’s a recap of some with brief summaries. Legal counsel should be sought for a complete...more
Sometimes employers can’t see the forest from the trees. This is often the case when it comes to the work environment, including workplace policies, and their impact on employee productivity and retention.
In the rush to...more
Most employment agreements in California are for at-will employment. This means that the employer can terminate the employee at any time, with or without cause, so long as termination is not for a reason otherwise unlawful...more
A recent decision by the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals held that a nurse’s claim for unpaid wages attributed to working during unpaid meal breaks, did not violate the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). White v. Baptist...more
Corporations, Limited Liability Companies (LLCs) and sole proprietorship companies are sometimes big and sometimes small. No matter the size, having an established relationship with an attorney can have significant and...more
California has been a haven for plaintiffs’ attorneys suing for ADA (American With Disabilities Act) violations because of existing law that provided up to $4000 in statutory damages, along with attorneys fees for every...more
If your company rounds employee work time up or down as part of its record keeping and time tracking procedures for calculating hours and pay, a recent
California appellate court provided additional support for the...more
Small businesses can benefit from operating as corporations. If a small business is not a corporation it is most likely operating as a sole proprietor (one person) or partnership (two or more owners).
But neither a sole...more
A bill currently winding its way through the California Legislature would limit the ability of an employer to request that an employee provide access to the employee’s personal social media accounts.
AB 1844 “would...more
The US Supreme Court recently declined to review the “stock drop” cases decided late last year by the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit involving Citigroup and McGraw-Hill. Patrick L. Gearren, et al. v. The...more
Five days away from email equals less stress.
This may sound obvious, but that was the conclusion of a recent study that took away email from thirteen civilian workers at an Army facility outside Boston, according to a...more
Not every noncompete agreement is enforceable.California, for one, has a public policy against noncompete agreements, except in limited circumstances, such as the owner of a business agreeing to a noncompete as part of...more
A recent North Carolina case, Perficient v. Pickworth (8/6/12) points out the importance of including provisions in business and employment contracts under which the parties agree where litigation will take place (a forum...more
Annual report prepared by the Securities and Exchange Commission's Office of the Whistleblower, detailing efforts to implement the Dodd-Frank mandated whistleblower incentives and protection program over the past twelve...more
The U.S. Supreme Court recently refused to grant certiorari for two 2011 Second Circuit stock drop decisions that had adopted the “Moench presumption” for determining whether fiduciaries imprudently invested assets in...more
Some argue that contracts need not be “filled with mind-bending legal gibberish” and that plain simple everyday language will suffice.
Perhaps attorneys need to take a deep breath of fresh air and let go of the legal...more
Last Spring, I wrote that the California Public Employees Retirement System was considering adoption of regulations governing personal trading by members of its Board of Administration and employees. These regulations are...more
Building strong relationships between your company’s in-house corporate counsel and outside counsel is crucial to developing trust, effective representation, and retention to meet your corporate needs.
The keys to doing so...more
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