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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?
Various promoters have suggested to entrepreneurs that they use the assets in their 401(k) plans or IRAs to finance a new business. These programs are sometimes known by the acronym ROBS, or Rollovers as Business Start-ups....more
Whoever said the road to hell is paved with good intentions might have been a retirement plan sponsor. While setting up a retirement plan is a good intention, a plan sponsor’s lack of diligence in reviewing what is going on...more
I have blogged before [May 16, 2012, November 21, 2012, April 23, 2012, May 15, 2012, September 5, 2012] about the liability that can be imposed on businesses whose union employees participate in a multiemployer pension plan...more
A recent case highlights the risk of personal liability for multiemployer and other defined benefit pension plan liabilities. Owners of closely held corporations that contribute to multiemployer or single employer defined...more
EMPLOYER RESPONSIBILITIES UNDER THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT AND THE IMPACT on PRIVATE INVESTMENT FUNDS -
Implementation of the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) continues at an accelerated pace. Some of its most important...more
In Sun Capital Partners III, LP v. New England Teamsters and Trucking Industry Pension Fund, 2012 WL 5197117 (D. Mass. Oct. 18, 2012), a federal district court in Massachusetts concluded that a private equity fund was not a...more
The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, or PCAOB, has reproposed a new auditing standard, Related Parties, and certain other amendments to its standards. Overall, the reproposal is directed at detecting material...more
George Carlin said that all you need in life is a place for your stuff. Carlin said that all a house really is; is a place for your stuff. When it comes to being a retirement plan sponsor, retirement plan sponsors need a...more
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- General Information
- Investment Factors
- Intellectual Property
- Principal Forms of Business Entities
PBS’ Frontline had a scathing report on 401(k) plans called “The Retirement Gamble”. The Retirement Gamble had no roulette tables or free drinks; it was a rather sobering look at the troubles affecting 401(k) plan and...more
Whether you like it or not, first impressions mean the most. If you fail to make a good impression the first time out, many times you never get a chance to make a second impression. Some times that bad impression is because...more
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has started implementing pension reform legislation enacted in 2011 that imposes demanding contracting and disclosure requirements on state and local pension fund boards. The new pension fund...more
What is ERISA?
The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (“ERISA”) protects the interests of employee benefit plan participants by establishing strict standards of conduct for “plan fiduciaries” – i.e.,...more
Sometimes you can just rejuvenate something without have to replace it. A nice new tie can breathe life into an older suit. Instead of new kitchen cabinets, resurfacing is an option. Sanding and staining can add luster to a...more
The United States Court of Federal Claims recently issued an opinion confirming that § 409A of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 applies in the context of discount stock options. The case, Sutardja v. United States, is one of...more
Would you leave money on the table for the government to take instead? Would you not maximize your retirement savings because your accountant or third party administrator (TPA) told you that you had to give the same amounts...more
When it comes to selling products and services, marketing is everything. Marketing can help push a product or service into popularity, regardless of whether it’s good or not. Spuds MacKenzie was such great marketing; it made...more
In this issue:
- SEC Advisory Committee on Small and Emerging Companies Makes Recommendations
- SEC Provides Guidance Regarding Social Media and Regulation Fair Disclosure (Regulation FD)
- SEC Amends...more
“In the spring a young man’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of … [ESOP updates]?”
With apologies to Tennyson, this is the time of year when trustees of Employee Stock Ownership Plans, or “ESOPs,” begin to receive and...more
Over time, there are so many full time positions in the workforce that are as obsolete as the Atari 2600 in my garage. Many people remember the milkman or the diaper man who made deliveries or the woman who worked the...more
Foreign nationals with an interest in expanding their businesses in America often find themselves trying to navigate a complicated regulatory scheme from applying for visas to understanding U.S. laws. With clients in Europe...more
The UK Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) published on 4 July 2012 the final report from the Nuttall Review of Employee Ownership (the Nuttall Review). It identifies a number of barriers to the creation and...more
Throughout history, there have been misconceptions that people believe in (even until this day) despite the evidence to the contrary. Mrs. O’Leary’s cow didn’t start the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 and Benito Mussolini didn’t...more
Stock option plans and other forms of equity-based compensation allow startups and emerging growth companies to incentivize employees to continue working with the company to achieve certain milestones. These forms of...more
Retirement plans can be an effective means for employee retention and tax savings. However if not operated properly, a retirement plan can inadvertently expose the employer to liability from unhappy plan participants and the...more
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