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Yahoo’s New Parental Leave Policy Raises Some Interesting FMLA Questions
Ann Curry’s Departure from the Today Show Presents a Number of Lessons for Employers
Businessweek Reporter: BigLaw Is "Crash Landing"
[Legal Perspective] When Is It NOT Okay to Delete Your Social Media Account?
D.C. Court Wreaks Havoc on NLRB Pro-Worker Cases
Can You Be Fired for a Tattoo?
President Obama Appoints Three Members to NLRB, but Will They Be Confirmed?
Social Media Law Report - Who Owns Your LinkedIn Account, FTC Guidance on Social Ads, More...
Your Employer Doesn’t Own Your LinkedIn Account, and They Shouldn’t Try To
What You Need to Know About New Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez
Study Reveals Alarming Statistics On Theft and Employee Misuse of Company Data
As Expected, Noel Canning v. NLRB Headed to the Supreme Court
Marijuana in the Workplace
5 Risks of Telecommuting (And How Employers Should Handle Them)
Two Key Elements Every Social Media Policy Should Include
Corporate Law Report: Global HR, Textual Harassment, Working Interviews, and Other Workplace Issues
As Supreme Court Defines “Clothes,” Biggest Impact Will Be on Judiciary’s Deference to DOL
How to Handle Illegal Interview Questions
Corporate Law Report: Workplace Romances, FMLA Changes, California Tax News, and More
Do 'Love Contracts' Ease the Risks of Office Relationships?
As many as 90% of pension plans and pension plan sponsors may soon have fewer “reportable events” to track and report to the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (the “PBGC”), if certain proposed changes to the PBGC...more
I received a number of e-mails on my three-part series on settlements, which ran over the past few weeks.
Of those e-mails, several dealt with a topic I raised in Part 3 - accounting for the possibility of a settling...more
This is largely a plaintiff-centric column, offering some practical points to consider when assessing the risk of bankruptcy in connection with non-compete (or other competition) litigation. Though many non-compete suits...more
The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) has proposed regulatory safe harbors waiving the obligation of financially sound defined benefit pension plans and the companies that maintain them from the duty to report...more
A recent decision out of the Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of New York has brought greater certainty to the interpretation of what qualifies as an “interest” when determining the scope of a Section 363(f) “free...more
In a recent decision, the Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of New York broadly interpreted the meaning of “interest” in the context of determining the scope of a sale free and clear of “liens,...more
The bankruptcy of the largest U.S. city to file a chapter 9 bankruptcy petition has yielded a decision with serious implications for municipal creditors. Specifically, the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern...more
The new year is off to a pretty big start. We've already seen significant decisions from federal appellate courts on criminal trade secrets prosecutions and the epic Mattel/MGA "Bratz" dolls dispute. We have a looming debate...more
In a judgment rendered in December 2012, the British Columbia Court of Appeal (“BC CA”) further clarified an insurer's priority for payment of unpaid health plan contributions. In Re: Ted Leroy Trucking Ltd. the bankrupt had...more
When Hostess Brands Inc. announced it was going out of business, Twinkie lovers panicked, clearing out grocery shelves and forking over nearly $60 for a single box on eBay. But Hostess’ 18,500 workers faced bigger problems: a...more
After a final mediation session between Hostess and its unions failed to put Hostess’s reorganization back on track, Bankruptcy Judge Robert Drain authorized the orderly wind down of Hostess’s operations. As a result, Hostess...more
In the dog-eat-dog world of Chapter 11 bankruptcy, we should not be surprised when disputes arise between parties arguing about money. Kodak is trying to terminate pension/retirement benefits for its workers in its Chapter...more
The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) has announced a new pilot program that should substantially modify its enforcement strategy regarding pension liability for facility closures under ERISA Section 4062(e). Under...more
Last month the drama surrounding Hostess’s efforts to reject various collective bargaining agreements drew to a close (pending appeal). Bankruptcy Judge Robert Drain (in an unpublished decision) authorized Hostess to reject...more
Two major conclusions are found in a recent survey of economists by the Wall Street Journal:
1. Slow growth over the coming year
2. A recession is unlikely
As reported by the Los Angeles Times, the survey of 48...more
This article briefly discusses the prohibition of indebtedness of shareholders, partners, Board Members, Managers and their relatives in Joint Stock Companies and Limited Liability Partnerships, under the Turkish Commercial...more
A recent Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals decision considered the situation of a participant covered under a self-funded ERISA plan who sustained injuries in a slip and fall accident. The plan paid health benefits for that...more
Sept. 6 (Bloomberg Law) -- Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia talks with Bloomberg News bankruptcy columnist and editor-at-large Bill Rochelle about how a strategy backfired on the pilots' union at American Airlines. Bill also...more
On June 22, 2012, Judge Robert Drain of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York granted the motion of the Bakery, Confectionary, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union to...more
In the midst of bankruptcy proceedings, American Airlines has asked a judge to allow it to stop paying retiree health insurance and life insurance benefits.
- Airline hopes to save over $1.3 billion annually in benefits...more
Lumbermens Mutual Casualty Company and American Manufacturers Mutual Insurance Company (part of the Lumbermens Mutual Group and formerly known as Kemper) (“Lumbermens”), after years of struggling financially under the...more
The recent bankruptcy case of Hostess has centered on Hostess’s attempts to reject collective bargaining agreements with its unions. Hostess has emphasized that realigning labor costs is essential to its ability to...more
In a recent decision in the VeraSun bankruptcy cases, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware held that “change in control” agreements between former executives and the debtors are “employment contracts” under...more
In This Issue:
- Banker Beware: Bank Practices under Increased Scrutiny as Dodd-Frank Implementation Begins
- The Lender-Borrower Tangle: Understanding California and Arizona Anti-Deficiency Legislation
After lengthy negotiations, a federal bankruptcy court judge has approved a new labor agreement between the Philadelphia Orchestra Association board and its musicians’ union. The agreement will last for four years and comes...more
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