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Failed Unpaid Intern Class Action Hints at Impact of Comcast v. Behrend
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Social Media At Work - What's Allowed and What Isn't? PODCAST - Inside Law
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
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
A recent decision of the United Kingdom’s First Tier (Tax) Tribunal has provided a timely reminder of the importance for employers of notifying their employees of the requirement to promptly reimburse the employer for income...more
In a Law360 article (subscription required) today, Lloyd Chinn, Co-head of Proskauer’s Whistleblower & Retaliation Group, commented on the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to hear its first-ever whistleblower case under the...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
On May 20, 2013, the United States Supreme Court granted a petition for a writ of certiorari to review the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit’s decision holding that SOX’s whistleblower protection does not...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
On March 3, 2013, voters in Switzerland approved a referendum providing one of the world’s most onerous restrictions regarding executive compensation. The referendum entitled, “Eidgenössische Volksinitiative ‘gegen die...more
In this article we consider some alternative approaches to the proposed U.K. status of “employee shareholders,” who receive capital gains tax-exempt shares in their employer (or its parent) in return for waiving certain...more
New Growth and Infrastructure Act introduces employee shareholder provisions that are expected to come into force later this year.
On 25 April, the Growth and Infrastructure Act 2013 came into effect and, among other...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
On April 24, 2013, the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California issued its final ruling that a SOX whistleblower complaint survived a Rule 12(b)(6) challenge. Zulfer v. Playboy Enterprises, Inc., No....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
After twice rejecting the Government’s proposals, the House of Lords has just finally voted to accept the much argued Clause 27 of the Growth and Infrastructure Bill, thereby paving the way for new legislation that will...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
On 8 October 2012, George Osborne announced that the UK Government was proposing a new type of employment contract, dubbed the “employee-shareholder” contract....more
The Justice Department and the SEC should be credited with promoting new compliance strategies and best practices. Whatever you may think about the DOJ/SEC FCPA enforcement program, they have pushed businesses to enhance...more
Early Lessons From the 2013 Proxy Season -
As Skadden monitors the initial weeks of the 2013 proxy season, we are seeing the following preliminary trends:
Vote Results -
Of the first 279 companies of the...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
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