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On November 21, 2013, Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. (“ISS”) released its final US policy updates for the 2014 proxy season (the “2014 Policies”), having received comments to its draft policies released on October...more
Because we cannot predict Congress’ action or inaction in the next few days or weeks as to whether the House will be successful in demanding a rescission or a delay in the Act’s implementation as a price for restarting the...more
As the New Jersey 2013 gubernatorial and legislative general election season kicks into high gear and as the State is preparing for a special primary and general federal election, New Jersey employees may get caught up in the...more
Two years ago and in light of a daunting structural budget deficit, Governor Jerry Brown issued Executive Order B-06-011. His order banned both in-state and out-of-state travel by government agencies unless it was “mission...more
On March 3, 2013, voters in Switzerland approved a referendum providing one of the world’s most onerous restrictions regarding executive compensation. The referendum entitled, “Eidgenössische Volksinitiative ‘gegen die...more
The Third Circuit refused to vacate an arbitrator’s award, despite allegations that she failed to disclose contributions the defendant’s parent company had made to her judicial campaign and failed to disclose that she...more
On February 20, 2013, SEC Commissioner Luis A. Aguilar delivered a speech regarding the need for more robust disclosure in proxy statements and highlighted areas in which disclosure can be substantially improved....more
Full text copy of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals ruling in Canning v. National Labor Relations Board, which found President Obama’s recess appointments of three members to the NLRB in January 2012 to be...more
On July 27, 2012, Judge Boasberg of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia denied the National Labor Relations Board’s ("Board") motion to reconsider his holding that that the Board's expedited representation...more
If only everyone had just showed up and voted we wouldn't be in this mess. As previously reported, the NLRB's attempt to promulgate the so-called ambush election rules was dealt a setback when a federal district court ruled...more
In light of a federal court ruling, Chamber of Commerce v. NLRB, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has shelved controversial new regulations for determining whether a majority of employees wish to be represented by a...more
On May 15, 2012, the Federal District Court in Washington, D.C. enjoined effect of the new NLRB election rules, noting in the opinion that the the National Labor Relations Board did not have a legal quorum voting when the...more
Back in December, we posted about the National Labor Relations Board’s (Board) resolution to change union election procedures. Among other things, the pro-union rule shortened the time between the filing of an election...more
On May 14, a federal judge in the District of Columbia struck down the National Labor Relations Board’s new representation election rule, which had gone into effect on April 30. The Court concluded that the NLRB did not have...more
Finding that no quorum existed to allow the National Labor Relations Board to take administrative action, a federal judge in Washington, D.C., has struck down the NLRB’s attempt to change the way it handled elections in the...more
On Monday, May 14, 2012 a federal court in Washington, D.C. issued an Order invalidating the NLRB's controversial "ambush election" rules which took effect on April 30, 2012, on grounds that the rules were not properly...more
On Monday, a federal judge in Washington, D.C. blocked the National Labor Relations Board’s controversial new rules concerning the union representation election process that had gone into effect at the end of April 2012. The...more
In a sharp setback for the National Labor Relations Board (the “Board”), a federal district court in Washington, D.C. (the “Court”), struck down the Board’s election rules, which took effect on April 30, 2012, on technical...more
On August 25, 2011, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued a rule requiring essentially all private employers to post a notice informing employees of their rights under the National Labor Relations Act (the Act). ...more
On May 14, 2012, U.S. District Judge James Boasberg, a 2011 Obama appointee to the Washington, D.C. District Court, found invalid the National Labor Relations Board's recent rule that would speed up union elections, because...more
Consider a board with a total of five authorized members but with only three members in office. The board is facing a various contentious decision on whether to engage in a transaction. Two of the board members favor...more
On March 30, 2012, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia struck down a key provision governing the disclosure of electioneering communications by corporations and labor unions.
In Van Hollen v....more
On April 5, 2012, President Obama signed the JOBS Act (Jumpstart Our Business Startups), the culmination of a bipartisan effort by Congress to ease restrictions on capital raising that have affected and guided companies and...more
The House of Representatives March 8, 2012, voted down the Outsourcing Accountability Act of 2012 (HR 3875) by a vote of 230 to 175. The bill, originally introduced by Rep. Gary Peters (D-Mich.), would have amended federal...more
At yesterday’s meeting, the Investment Committee of the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS) approved updates to its “Global Principles of Accountable Corporate Governance”. Among other changes, the update...more