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Recaps from Proskauer’s 18th Annual Trick or Treat Tax Exempt Seminar

Proskauer’s 18th Annual Trick or Treat Seminar was held on Thursday, October 31. The Seminar discussed: - Statutory Authority of New York Attorney General’s Charities Bureau - Proposed Revisions to New...more

Major Media Outlets Quote Lloyd Chinn On Sox Whistleblower Case Before Supreme Court

In a recent Wall Street Journal (“WSJ”) article (subscription required), Lloyd Chinn, Co-head of Proskauer’s Whistleblower & Retaliation Group, commented on Lawson v. FMR LLC, a case before the U.S. Supreme Court concerning...more

OSHA Awards $1.9 Million To SOX Whistleblower

On September 30, 2013, OSHA awarded more than $1.9 million to a former CFO of Clean Diesel Technologies, Inc. (the Company) (based in Ventura, California) who is not identified in OSHA’s press release. This award is based on...more

Small Business Fire and Emergency Precautions: Tips for Before and After a Disaster

Small Business Fire and Emergency Precautions: Tips for Before and After a Disaster by Charles A. Yuen on October 7, 2013 For any New York or New Jersey small business owner, watching the devastation at the Seaside Park...more

Abercrombie Settles Employment Suit Over “Look Policy”

Abercrombie Settles Employment Suit Over “Look Policy” by Christina M. Michelson on October 4, 2013 Abercrombie & Fitch, which recently made headlines when CEO Mike Jeffries stated the company did not want overweight...more

EA Sports Enters Into Settlement Agreement With College Athletes

EA Sports Enters Into Settlement Agreement With College Athletes by Anthony Caruso on October 2, 2013 Video game producer Electronic Arts Sports and Collegiate Licensing Company have agreed to pay out roughly $40...more

October’s key changes in employment law

Nicholas Jew, a Partner in our Birmingham office comments: One of the less welcome employment law reforms implemented by the Coalition government has been the decision to do away with the practice that new employment law is...more

IRS to Count Automatic Gratuities as Wages

IRS to Count Automatic Gratuities as Wages by Joseph M. Donegan on September 27, 2013 The Internal Revenue Service has provided a great deal more guidance on how tips extended to waiters and waitresses, hair stylists,...more

Regulators Urge Businesses to Improve Business Continuity Plans in Wake of Superstorm Sandy

Regulators Urge Businesses to Improve Business Continuity Plans in Wake of Superstorm Sandy by Dennis C. Linken on September 26, 2013 Superstorm Sandy wreaked havoc on financial firms located in New York and New Jersey,...more

Report: IRS to Increase Audits of Prior- and Subsequent-Year Tax Returns

Report: IRS to Increase Audits of Prior- and Subsequent-Year Tax Returns by Joseph M. Donegan on September 25, 2013 The Internal Revenue Service announced its plans to conduct more correspondence audits of those with...more

Madison Square Garden Lawsuit May Have Far-Reaching Implications For Sports Industry

Madison Square Garden Lawsuit May Have Far-Reaching Implications For Sports Industry by Anthony Caruso on September 25, 2013 Several entertainment companies have been hit with lawsuits lately from unpaid interns...more

E-Cigarettes Test Workplace Smoking Policies

E-Cigarettes Test Workplace Smoking Policies by Donald M. Pepe on September 25, 2013 New York and New Jersey both prohibit “smoking” in the workplace. However, the growing popularity of electronic cigarettes poses new...more

Netherland Antilles Employee Allowed to Continue Gender Bias Suit against Employer’s U. S. Sister Company

In a case that will certainly be of interest to multi-national companies with subsidiaries and affiliates in numerous countries, a New York Federal Court recently allowed a U.S. company to be sued by an employee of its sister...more

New HIPAA/HITECH Compliance Deadline of September 23, 2013

New HIPAA/HITECH Compliance Deadline of September 23, 2013 by Gary S. Young on August 27, 2013 Are you aware that there is a compliance deadline set for September 23, 2013 that may apply to your business? When...more

NCAA Racks Up More Circumstantial Evidence Against Johnny Manziel

NCAA Racks Up More Circumstantial Evidence Against Johnny Manziel by Anthony Caruso on August 16, 2013 Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel may be facing more heat from the NCAA for potentially profiting from autograph...more

EEOC Cracking Down on Use of Criminal Background Checks

EEOC Cracking Down on Use of Criminal Background Checks by Robert Levy on August 13, 2013 The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is cracking down on how employers use criminal background checks during the...more

Third Circuit Holds That Shareholder-Director Cannot Sue For Discrimination

The Third Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled that a shareholder-director of a closely held family corporation was not an “employee” under Title VII, and therefore could not sue for discrimination. See Mariotti v....more

The Force is Sometimes Against Us

Julie Gilman Veronese sued Lucasfilm Ltd. in 2009 after she was hired—and then fired—as an assistant to the estate manager at George Lucas’s San Anselmo estate. She claimed she was fired because she was pregnant....more

Airline Management Newsletter - March 2013

In This Issue: - NMB Announces Voting Procedures Changes - Second Circuit Weighs In On AIR21 Burden-Shifting Framework - DOL Issues Final FMLA Crewmember Regulations ..Flight Crew Eligibility Standards ...more

Corporations Can’t Be Harassed

According to the U.S. Supreme Court, corporations have First Amendment rights, at least to the extent that they can make monetary contributions to political candidates.* However, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals recently...more

Massachusetts Governor Patrick Signs Law Mandating Fingerprint-Based Background Check

On January 10, 2013, Governor Patrick signed “An Act Relative to Background Checks” (H.4307) into law. This law implements a wide reaching requirement for mandatory state and national fingerprint-based criminal background...more

Sister Companies May Be a “Single Employer” Under Title VII

Businesses that have a common owner naturally bear some similarities. But such similarities normally are insufficient to make them a "single employer" under Title VII. However, EEOC v. Moreland Auto Group, LLLP, is a recent...more

Weekly Law Resume - November 1, 2012: Will The Weight of Senate Bill 1038 Fall On The Shoulders of Employers?

On June 27, 2012, Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 1038 (“SB 1038”), which eliminates the California Fair Employment and Housing Commission (“FEHC”) and transfers its duties to the Department of Fair Employment and...more

Human Rights Tribunal Has No Jurisdiction to Hear Equity Partner’s Human Rights Complaint in British Columbia

The British Columbia Court of Appeal has unanimously held that the British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal did not have jurisdiction under the BC Human Rights Code to hear an age discrimination complaint filed by a lawyer...more

Update: New Social Media Rule for New Jersey Employers Passes Assembly

Update: New Social Media Rule for New Jersey Employers Passes Assembly by Ramon Rivera on July 3, 2012 New Jersey employers concerned about proposed new social media rules should be aware that proposed legislation has...more

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