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Marijuana in the Workplace
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As Supreme Court Defines “Clothes,” Biggest Impact Will Be on Judiciary’s Deference to DOL
In response to the Nuttall Review of Employee Ownership, the Government has introduced the Companies Act 2006 (Amendment of Part 18) Regulations 2013 (the Regulations) which entered into force on 30...more
As a reminder, by July 1, 2013, compensation committee charters must comply with the new New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and Nasdaq Stock Market (Nasdaq) listing requirements that were approved by the Securities and Exchange...more
Publicly traded companies are reminded of the approaching deadline for compliance with certain of the SEC-approved final amendments of the NYSE and Nasdaq stock exchange listing rules governing compensation committee...more
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
In This Issue:
Regulatory Updates -
SEC Allows Limited Use of Social Media for Public Disclosure; Federal Reserve Board Publishes a Final Rule Specifying when Nonbank Firms are “Predominantly Engaged in...more
In this issue:
- SEC Roundtable Discusses Current Securities Law Topics at 33rd Annual Ray Garrett Jr. Corporate and Securities Law Institute
- SEC Reopening Comment Periods for Certain Rulemaking Releases and...more
In McDaniel v. Wells Fargo Investments, LLC, Nos. 11-17017, 11-55859, 11-55943, 11-55958, 2013 WL 1405949 (9th Cir. Apr. 9, 2013), the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit affirmed the dismissal of four class...more
As a growing number of states pass legislation which will protect individuals’ social media accounts from employer scrutiny, they have encountered a surprising adversary – FINRA and other securities regulators....more
To address concerns about pension coverage in Canada, the federal government introduced the concept of the pooled registered pension plan (PRPP) in late 2011 through Bill C-25, the Pooled Registered Pension Plan Act (PRPP...more
In a line of recent cases, the 2nd Circuit has limited ERISA plaintiffs’ claims for breach of the duty of prudence by holding that investments of benefit plan funds in employer securities pursuant to plans calling for such...more
Readers of this space – and SEC observers generally – will recall a March 4 risk alert designed to warn investors about the ways U.S. investment advisers had recently been found to have violated the SEC’s asset custody rule....more
Following recent discussions on this topic, lawmakers in the European Parliament have now adopted legislation intended to cap the value of bonuses paid to certain bank staff....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
The status of PBGC coverage for Puerto Rico defined benefit plans is one that has been the subject of review and analysis by the PBGC for quite some time. Most recently, on April 19, 2013, the PBGC withdrew two older opinion...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
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
Most 401(k) plans that have qualified default investment funds (QDIA’s) have chosen target date funds as their default investments. Target date funds change their mix of investments to become more conservative over time in...more
In general, Commodity Futures Trading Commission Regulation 23.22 prohibits a swap dealer (SD) or major swap participant (MSP) from permitting an associated person (AP) of the SD or MSP to effect or be involved in effecting...more
California Labor Code Section 450(a) forbids employers from coercing the patronage of their employees: It provides...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
On March 21, 2013 the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued its opinion in Tibble v. Edison International, in which the Court ruled that the plan fiduciaries of the Edison 401(k) Savings Plan (the “Plan”) had breached their...more
On March 25, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court invited the U.S. Solicitor General to express its views on whether the Court should grant a certiorari petition in Dudenhoeffer v. Fifth Third Bancorp, et al., No. 12-751. Although...more
In Tibble v. Edison Int’l, 10-cv-56406, 2013 WL 1174167 (9th Cir. Mar. 21, 2013), the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that 401(k) plan fiduciaries breached their duty of prudence in selecting investment options for the...more
Changes aim to help companies make greater use of employee share schemes and equity arrangements.
On 19 March, the revised draft of the UK Companies Act 2006 (Amendment of Part 18) Regulations 2013, including final...more
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