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Private Equity Fees and Expenses
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How to Avoid Corruption Risks in China
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Dr. John A.C. Cartner Discusses the Implementation of the Maritime Labour Convention on its First Anniversary
How to Monitor, Audit and Improve Your Anti Corruption Compliance Program
Winston & Strawn's Kessler Sees Change and Opportunity in College Athletics
Anti-Corruption Due Diligence Practical Steps to Protect Your Company from Third Party Risks
How Ed O'Bannon Just Disrupted College Athletics
FCPA Compliance Programs A Review of Best Practices
Creating a Culture of Ethics and Compliance
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Last week, the Wisconsin Supreme Court resolved its first case of the year. It affirmed, by an equally divided court, the published opinion of the court of appeals in Sohn v. LIRC, 350 Wis. 2d 469. The Wisconsin Court of...more
The Washington Supreme Court recently affirmed summary judgment in favor of an employer defending an asbestos lawsuit brought by a former employee. In Walston v. Boeing Co., No. 88511-7 (September 18, 2014), the Supreme...more
An employee may be eligible for workers' compensation after a work-related accident but must first file a claim. Under the Alabama workers' compensation law, a worker can file a claim by notifying an employer of an injury or...more
A new law exposes California businesses to potential liability for claims by temporary workers. On September 28, 2014, Governor Brown signed into law AB 1897, which created California Labor Code § 2810.3. The new law requires...more
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Applying the Ameris factors, the Middle District of Florida abstained from and dismissed indemnitor’s declaratory judgment action to determine indemnity provision’s (1) scope, (2) duty to defend against third-party...more
Over 20 years after a workplace incident that seriously injured a worker, the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench has dismissed the worker’s civil action against a developer.
The worker had been working on a rooftop of a...more
Employers in Pennsylvania can often benefit from self-insuring their workers' compensation plan, rather than simply opting for carrier based coverage year after year. The advantages of self-insurance include the following...more
In September 2014, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law a number of bills that will impact the employer community.
Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014—Paid Sick Leave (AB 1522) -
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Special Work Comp Laws Applicable to Fire Fighters -
A. Contagious diseases -
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This post is the third in a series of posts analyzing the 2013-14 term of the Wisconsin Supreme Court.
This post provides in a nutshell what businesses need to know about the cases from last year’s term of the...more
The most dangerous part of an airline worker’s job often takes place on the ground, not in the air. While American aviation is safer than ever, many airline employees, especially pilots and flight attendants, lead highly...more
Workers’ Compensation Insurance for Professional Athletes -
AB 1309; Labor Code §3600.5 -
The efforts made by professional athletes seeking workers’ compensation benefits for injuries that they sustained on the...more
The Federal Government is proposing to make it easier for businesses to opt out of State and Territory specific work health and safety (WHS) laws and to join the Federal WHS system.
The case for self-insurance...more
Physically demonstrative managers beware: your company’s workers compensation coverage does not necessarily protect you from lawsuits by employees.
Even though her employer had Workplace Safety and Insurance Board...more
In the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, applying the doctrine of collateral estoppel, a Magistrate Judge issued a Report and Recommendation granting an individual disability insurer summary judgment on an insured’s claims...more
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Highlights: Australia: No implied term of mutual trust and confidence in Australian employment contracts -
In a welcome development for employers, the High Court of Australia has handed down a landmark decision that...more
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The Virginia Supreme Court issued opinions Friday morning. After last term issuing no opinions significantly affecting Virginia Local Government Law (at least not in this author’s judgment), this term resulted in two both...more
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