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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?
Two partners from a self-described law firm that specializes in the representation of whistleblowers have sent a letter to the SEC Commissioners complaining about the use of severance agreements to prevent employees from...more
When a purchaser acquires substantially all the assets of a seller, the purchase agreement typically provides that the purchaser does not assume seller’s liabilities except to the limited extent specifically set forth...more
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
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
Ruling rejects DOL challenge of an agreement by a 100% ESOP-owned company to advance defense costs and indemnify a trustee....more
Amendments include new requirements regarding offerors' intentions, documents provided to trustees, trustees' opinions on offers, and publication of agreements between offerors and trustees....more
On April 18, 2013, PBGC filed a complaint (PBGC v. Saint-Gobain Corp. Benefits Comm., E.D. Pa. Case No. 13-02069) to involuntarily terminate a defined benefit plan sponsored by Saint-Gobain Containers, Inc. before Ardagh...more
Executive Summary: ERISA “top hat” plan’s anti-alienation provision does not trump state garnishment laws.
A familiar feature of ERISA is its protection of a participant’s retirement savings from creditors; ERISA...more
In our March 13 webinar on de-risking defined benefit pension plans, I stated that the U.S. litigation launched by a group of Verizon retirees challenging the annuitization of their pensions was not dead, even though a...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
California Labor Code Section 450(a) forbids employers from coercing the patronage of their employees: It provides...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
On March 21, 2013, Federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty tabled the Conservative government’s new budget entitled Economic Action Plan 2013. As expected, the key themes are job creation, skills development, infrastructure...more
On March 8, 2013, the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada, Judge Larry R. Hicks presiding, granted the defendant - insurer’s motions for summary judgment in the consolidated, putative class actions, Keife v....more
Code Section 409A which was effective in January 1, 2005, provides strict rules that must be applied to most deferred compensation arrangements accruing benefits after the effective date. Failure to comply with the Code and...more
Separate account real estate refers to the direct ownership by a public pension plan in income producing real property, and in some cases, the property where the public pension plan has its headquarters building and related...more
In a decision released this month, the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal ruled that members of the Saskatchewan public service pension plan are not entitled to indexed pension benefits, beyond what was already provided for in...more
The New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance ("NJDOBI") issued a Bulletin to title insurance companies and producers and to real estate brokers, broker-salespersons and salespersons advising them of the restrictions on...more
In Advisory Opinion 2013-01A (February 7, 2013), the Department of Labor (DOL) issued an important advisory opinion addressing the treatment under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended (ERISA), of...more
Originally published in CCH Canadian Ltd, February 7. 2013.
In This Issue:
- Subsection 56.4(7)— The “Realization of Goodwill Amount” and “Disposition of Property” Exceptions
- Areas of...more
This is the last installment of my three party series regarding Occupational Fraud. One can never lose focus on what I consider the key question as they enter or play within the international arena: What are the...more
The Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act, or JOBS Act, was designed to facilitate capital-raising transactions by smaller companies, including private companies. A likely but less heralded consequence of the JOBS Act is that...more
Two recent cases in the English courts have focused on important issues for employers of senior and highly remunerated employees, particularly those in the financial services sector where payments under incentive plans are...more
In a 4-3 decision in Scott v. Williams, No. SC12-520 (Fla. Jan. 17, 2013), the Florida Supreme Court recently upheld the constitutionality of a 2011 law, Senate Bill 2100, requiring Florida’s public employees to contribute...more
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