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Sullivan & Cromwell's M&A Hotline is Ringing
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Buchheit: Cyprus Could Need a Second Bailout
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Bill on Bankruptcy: How Purchasers of AMR Stock Made a Killing
SEC News - Five Year Enforcement Limitation, FCPA Charges for Foreign Nationals, More...
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Aquila: M&A Looking Up in 2013; "The Negatives Are Built In"
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I have long been an advocate of the compliance function working with the Human Resources (HR) function in any company to help achieve greater compliance under anti-corruption laws such as the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act...more
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Doing Business or Investing in the U.S.. Foreign persons who plan to do business in the United States or invest in a new or existing U.S. business entity are faced with a...more
On April 11, 2013, the AILA Verification and Documentation Liaison Committee met with the USCIS Verification Division and with ICE Homeland Security Investigations regarding the implementation of the new I-9 Form....more
Since Rana Plaza garment factory collapsed in Bangladesh in April, killing 1,100 workers, many retailers have taken a closer look at the working conditions in their third party suppliers’ factories. European retailers like...more
In This Issue: Governor LePage Veto Streak Continues; Governor LePage and Maine International Trade Center Announce Next Trade Mission; Senator Goodall Appointed to Small Business Administration’s Regional Spot, Resigning...more
The Senate Judiciary Committee endorsed the Immigration Reform Bill which was a key step towards solving the problem that has bedeviled the nation for decades.
That was noteworthy in itself, but what was truly encouraging...more
Any company offering UK-based employees any form of rights in the company's stock should be aware that these employees may have reporting obligations to the UK tax authorities. ...more
As the U.S. "Immigration Reform Storm" continues to advance, it is clear that reform legislation still has a long way to go. While it is true that the Senate Judiciary Committee "did a good job" (and we...more
In This Issue:
- Changes Afoot for ERISA “Reportable Event” Rules
- Protective awards on a collective redundancy or TUPE transfer
- In Profile: Hendrik Röger
- News in Brief
- Upcoming Events
In This Issue: France Employment Law Update; Germany Employment Law Update; Italy Employment Law Update; UK Employment Law Update; and, United States Employment Law Update....more
Going global in Chile gives employers the opportunity to hire some of the leading professionals and creative talent in Latin American. The official population of Chile is just under 16,000,000, of which over 51% is female....more
The California Legislature has enacted a new law that requires restaurants (that serve alcohol) to post public notices regarding slavery and human trafficking or face stiff penalties. ...more
Yes, Senate Judiciary Committee did a good job on Immigration Reform Bill. Gail Collins in his NY Times Article said, “Immigration reform has been the 2013 bipartisan bright spot in the Senate, unless you were really moved by...more
China has a new employment law. This new law significantly impacts an employer who does not directly employ its own workers, but instead uses agencies such as FESCO or third party staffing companies, also known as labor...more
Training a global workforce can be a daunting task, and missteps can derail even the most well-intentioned compliance programs. Careful planning and attention to some important considerations can help ensure a successful...more
A full century has passed since Yale professor Hiram Bingham discovered Machu Picchu and University of Chicago professor James Henry Breasted led his expeditions into Egypt and the Sudan for Chicago’s Oriental Institute...more
As of May 7, 2013, employers in Venezuela must comply with the new wage and hour law established one year ago under Venezuela's employment law reform act, known as the Organic Law of Labor and Workers1 (the "LOTTT", for its...more
For more than 1,000 years, the Roma (still more commonly known in the English-speaking world as “Gypsies,” although this term is now outdated and considered to be derogatory) have lived on the fringes of the societies of the...more
Effective 14 March 2013, the Australian Government has introduced several changes to the existing employer sanctions framework in response to what was termed as an ineffective regime with very little enforceability....more
A recent decision of the United Kingdom’s First Tier (Tax) Tribunal has provided a timely reminder of the importance for employers of notifying their employees of the requirement to promptly reimburse the employer for income...more
Companies with existing compliance programs are starting to focus on the importance of monitoring, auditing and improving their compliance programs....more
Agreement Establishes Ongoing Collaborative Relationship to Combat Discrimination -
JACKSON, Miss. - The Birmingham District of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) will sign a Memorandum of...more
EB-2 category for all chargeable areas other than China and India remains current, with considerable forward movement—but continued backlog—in the EB-3 category for a second month in a row....more
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