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First Circuit Rejects Equitable Tolling In Class Action Arising Out Of Plant Closing

A luggage plant in France closes in 2007, so a class action suit for French post-termination benefits is brought against a former investor in Massachusetts in late 2011? Former Justice Souter joins the majority in the First...more

New Video Series with the ACC Provides Peer-To-Peer Ethics & Compliance Training for Senior Executives [Video]

Ethics and compliance training programs are typically designed for employees, and often do not address the issues and the specific responsibilities that high-level executives face daily. These leaders can pose the highest...more

Long Arm of ERISA Tags Non-US Parent Company With Pension Liabilities of Its US Subsidiary

A non-United States entity seeking to acquire a United States entity should be aware that the acquisition may expose the non-US entity to any pension plan termination and withdrawal liabilities of the US target entity in...more

Terminating an Employee Without Damaging Your Company’s Reputation

Terminating an Employee Without Damaging Your Company’s Reputation by Gary S. Young on August 23, 2013 Recently, the termination of an AOL employee made the news headlines. The controversy was occasioned when Chief...more

Report Cites NJ Among Most Expensive States for Doing Business

Report Cites NJ Among Most Expensive States for Doing Business by Victor Kinon on August 2, 2013 New Jersey is one of the most expensive places in the country to do business, according to CNBC. New Jersey dropped to...more

Ratansi: Court Clarifies Treatment of Employees Who Are Transferred as Part of Transaction

The Ontario Divisional Court’s recent judgment in Ontario Pension Board v. Ratansi has overturned an earlier decision of the Financial Services Tribunal and restored an understanding established by previous Tribunal...more

Prohibition of Indebtedness in Joint Stock Companies and Limited Liability Partnerships

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

Labour Law Consequences of Workplace Transfer under the Turkish Commercial Code

This article discusses labour law consequences of workplace transfers resulting from merger, scission, spin-off and change in type operations brought by the Turkish Commercial Code No 6102....more

Creating and Managing a Joint Venture in Italy - A brief analysis

The creation of a joint venture company with a local partner is the typical structure for pursuing a business venture in a foreign market. The article analyzes the most common issues arising out of the setting up and...more

The End is Nigh? MLB and Fairness in Administration of a FCPA Compliance Program

Less than three months after he ruled against Major League Baseball (MLB) in the Ryan Braun suspension, Arbitrator Shyman Das was fired by MLB. He had been an approved arbitrator under the MLB Collective Bargaining Agreement...more

The Value in Conducting Thorough Background Checks on Executives

Internet giant Yahoo! has now been forced to undertake another extensive search for a Chief Executive Officer to help salvage its underperforming business. Today it was announced that Scott Thompson would be stepping down...more

Compliance Convergence: ICE Enforcement

Compliance convergence can take many forms. In an article entitled “Pass the ICE Test: Nine I-9 Record Keeping Tips” published in the February 6, 2012 edition of the Texas Lawyer, author Karen-Lee Pollak explores...more

Inside M&A - September/October 2011

In This Issue: Selecting a Company Name: A Trademark Lawyer’s Perspective and Employee Rights When Buying Parts of an Insolvent Company in Germany Selecting a Company Name: A Trademark Lawyer’s Perspective ...more

TUPE Information and Consultation in England - A Short Guide 2011

INFORMING AND CONSULTING OBLIGATIONS ON TRANSFERS UNDER TUPE 2006 The Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (TUPE 2006) requires employers to inform and (where the employer envisages taking...more

How to Engage Employees in Compliance

In the September 2011 issue of the Harvard Business Review, in an article entitled “How to Cultivate Engaged Employees”, author Charalambos A. Vlachoutsicos wrote about his experiences in working for a...more

Using HR to Change your Company's Compliance DNA

In his Editor’s View column, in the August issue of Compliance Week, entitled, “Compliance, Collaboration and HR”, Matt Kelly wrote about the interaction of Compliance Departments and Human Resources (HR)....more

Inside M&A - March/April 2011

In This Publication: Successor Liability in an Asset Sale: Court Holds Purchaser Liable for Seller’s Delinquent Contributions to a Multiemployer Plan; Increased Occurrence of Split-up of Pension Plans in the M&A Context;...more

The Role of Human Resources in FCPA Compliance-Part I

One sign of a mature Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) compliance and ethics program is the extent to which a company’s Human Resources (HR) Department is involved in implementing a solution. While many practitioners do...more

Mergers and Acquistions: The Role of HR in UK and EU Transactions

Mergers and Acquistions: The Role of HR in UK and EU Transactions

Last year the UK had the second largest share of the global mergers and acquisition market. In this article we consider the role of the HR director in a merger or acquisition and look at the range of people issues involved in...more

Employment Issues Loom Large in Japanese Mergers

An article I wrote and published in the March 1, 2004 edition of the Daily Journal about an area of practice in which I specialized while based in Japan....more

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