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Those involved in drafting, negotiating, or litigating covenants-not-to-compete in Alabama have long known that Alabama’s statute books seldom provide ready answers on this particular topic. The text of current Alabama Code...more
This is the second of two articles guiding taxpayers through the next 24 months of state taxation’s turbulent waters. In this article, we address three additional significant trends.
Corporate Income Taxation: Heat and...more
Franchisors in Tennessee can breathe a small sigh of relief thanks to a newly enacted state statute that seeks to limit their potential liability and strike back at the general counsel of the National Labor Relations Board....more
The Regional Center part of the EB-5 immigrant investor program is set to sunset on September 30, 2015. Recent actions by the Obama Administration, the Senate and the House demonstrate this program now has significant...more
President Obama’s controversial Pacific Rim free trade deal (“the deal”), a trade agreement to enhance trade and investment among 11 Asian Pacific countries to boost economic growth in the United States, has sparked...more
Last summer was a busy time for legislators in Massachusetts mulling over non-compete reform. As we reported, several competing bills were in play as the legislative session drew to a close, including a compromise bill that...more
While I normally make my year-end reflections at, well, year end, I can’t help but take this moment to see the big picture: We’re hearing an awful lot about restrictive covenants.
These covenants — often in the shape of...more
On June 2, 2015, the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law conducted a hearing on three state tax bills: the Mobile Workforce State Income Tax...more
The federal agencies charged with implementing President Obama's July 31, 2014 Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order have released their much-anticipated proposed rule on this directive. On May 27, 2015, the Department...more
Under the “Motor Vehicle Safety Whistleblower Act” (the Bill), which the U.S. Senate approved on April 28, 2015, whistleblower protections and bounties would be available to individuals who report motor vehicle defects. In...more
On Tuesday, April 27, 2015, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon signed House Bill 384, which creates a Tax Amnesty Program for taxes administered by the Missouri Department of Revenue. This includes state income taxes, franchise...more
On April 16, 2015, the New York City Council, by a vote of 47-3, approved legislation that would prohibit the use of credit checks in employment decisions except in limited circumstances. The bill, which is expected to be...more
On Friday, a St. Clair County court issued an order requiring all State of Illinois agencies to immediately reinstate the payment of fair share fees, deducted from non-union member State employees’ paychecks, to labor unions...more
Over the years the UK has seen a variety of tax efficient schemes available to incentivize management; and in 2014 the Employee Shareholder Status (ESS) regime was added into the mix.
ESS essentially allows an employee...more
In a March 27, 2015 opinion, the First District Court of Appeal unanimously declared a voter-approved amendment to the Charter of the City and County of San Francisco (City) to be unconstitutional as applied to current City...more
Existing human trafficking-related prohibitions for federal contractors and subcontractors were strengthened recently by the Obama Administration. While there has been an Executive Order outlawing certain "human trafficking...more
This month’s headline developments are a set of cases reported in February dealing with class action IC misclassification claims: the highest court in a key state agreeing to decide whether a worker-friendly test should be...more
Since the expiration of a labor contract in July 2014, negotiations for a new contract have dragged on between management representatives of the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA)—a multi-employer bargaining association...more
We conclude our discussion of the July 21, 1970 debate on the Pension Protection Clause at the Illinois Constitutional Convention. Today, we’ll take a look at more statements by opponents of the measure, the summations by...more
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Employers who sponsor defined benefit plans, or who are involved in a corporate transaction involving defined benefit plans, should be aware of developments in Washington concerning Section 4062(e) of ERISA. The Pension...more
The key ideas that make up the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill 2014-15 (the "SBEEB") were announced with great fanfare in the Queen's speech in June 2014. Problems with enforcing tribunal awards? We'll fix...more
Is compliance with state ethics laws, the Political Reform Act and Government Code section 1090, declining? Or, is the FPPC getting better at ferreting out violations and violators? These questions arise in the wake of the...more
Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) and Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla) recently presented a new piece of legislation that will protect the rights of whistleblowers within the auto industry, and offer them the potential to be paid millions of...more
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