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What 2016 Workplace Class Actions Filings Suggest Employers Are Apt To Face In 2017

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: Workplace class action filings were flat overall and even decreased as compared to levels in 2015. However, that is apt to change in 2017. In the 4th in a series of blog postings on workplace class action...more

Employment Matters – UK - November 2016

by Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP on

Autumn Statement – Employment Issues The Chancellor has issued an autumn statement setting out certain proposed fiscal changes in the UK. One of these is to the Employee Shareholder Status (ESS) regime, which is set to...more

UK Autumn Statement 2016

by White & Case LLP on

This was Chancellor Phillip Hammond's first (and last) Autumn Statement. From Autumn 2017, there will be an Autumn Budget for the coming year, which will enable greater scrutiny of complex tax provisions, followed by a Spring...more

SEC Guidance on Registration of 401(K) Plan Interests when Brokerage Windows are Offered

by Bryan Cave on

The Securities Act of 1933 prohibits the offer or sale of securities unless either a registration statement has been filed with the SEC or an exemption from registration is applicable. Although most qualified plan interests...more

Transactions Update: Purchase Price or Compensation

by McDermott Will & Emery on

Purchase Price v. Compensation - ..Companies are choosing to stay private significantly longer than the vesting period for stock options ..Recent proposals by private companies to buy back stock from current and...more

In Case You Missed It: Launch Links - September, 2016

by WilmerHale on

Some interesting links we found across the web this week: Will tech IPOs come back to life in the fall? 2016 has been the slowest year for IPOs since 2009, likely because of new issues raised by recent tech...more

UK Budget 2016: Corporate tax and business transactions

by DLA Piper on

This is a brief summary of some of the issues arising from the UK Budget 2016 which have an effect on corporate tax....more

UK Budget 2016: Employment tax

by DLA Piper on

In the UK Budget 2016, the Chancellor made a number of announcements in relation to employment-related taxes. The following are some of the more interesting matters....more

Macron Law: its major changes

by Dechert LLP on

The law for growth, activity and equal opportunities, known as “Macron Law” (hereafter referred as “the Law”) has been approved on 6 August, 2015. From the reform of the procedure before employment tribunals to the...more

Offering Employee Equity Has Become Much Easier for Australian Start-Ups

by DLA Piper on

From 1 July 2015 the way in which options granted by any company to its employees in Australia will be taxed has changed, but the main winners under the new tax rules are those Australian companies that qualify for the...more

Draft legislation released covering changes to the employee share scheme tax regime

by DLA Piper on

The Australian Government has today introduced the draft Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (Employee Share Schemes) Bill 2015 containing measures designed to ease the tax impost for employee shares schemes, to make...more

UK budget 2015

by DLA Piper on

Earlier today the UK government delivered its last budget before the UK general election in May. Many of the measures were, as one might expect so close to an election, focused on personal rather than corporate taxation....more

Australian Tax Update: Changes To The Employee Share Scheme Tax Regime

by DLA Piper on

The Government has released exposure draft legislation in relation to measures designed to soften the tax treatment of employee shares schemes ("ESS"). The proposed changes were announced by the Government in October 2014 and...more

Employee Share Scheme Rules Overhaul

by DLA Piper on

AS FORESHADOWED IN OUR RECENT ARTICLES (4 AUGUST AND 8 OCTOBER), THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT HAS NOW COMMITTED TO: (A) REVERSING (AT LEAST IN PART) THE CONTROVERSIAL EMPLOYEE SHARE SCHEMES TAX CHANGES IMPLEMENTED IN 2009 AND (B)...more

UK Employment Law – A Year In Perspective – Changes Past and on the Horizon

2013 has been a significant year for UK employment law. In particular, an abundance of new legislation (both about substantive law and Employment Tribunal procedure) has heralded a number of important changes. This...more

U.S. Supreme Court Grants Certiorari in ERISA Stock Drop Case

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

On December 13, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari in Dudenhoeffer v. Fifth Third Bancorp, et al., No. 12-751, to review a decision by the Sixth Circuit reversing dismissal of a complaint in an ERISA stock drop...more

Update on UK Employee Shareholder Provisions

by Morgan Lewis on

The new provisions are now in force and allow UK employees to give up certain employment rights in return for shares in their employer (or its parent), but important questions remain unanswered. On 1 September, the new...more

Employee Shareholders

by McDermott Will & Emery on

The much publicised “employee shareholder” status came into effect yesterday, 1 September 2013, offering employers a more flexible way to structure their workforce. The new legislation applies to companies of all sizes, but...more

Recent Developments Affecting Global Stock Plans

As noted in Pillsbury’s May 12, 2011 Advisory, Going Global with US Employee Stock Plans, sponsors of global stock plans must navigate a host of legal and tax regimes to maintain compliance with applicable rules and laws....more

Australia: Life Sciences Boardroom Lunch Series - A Summary

by DLA Piper on

Over the past 10 months, Grant Thornton and DLA Piper have launched a successful life sciences boardroom lunch series. Events have been held in Melbourne and Perth, and Sydney is about to be added to the roster. This...more

"Shares for Rights: Over-Sold or Under-Appreciated?"

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

Employee Shareholders: It's Happening, but What Does it Mean?

by Morgan Lewis on

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

Employee Shareholder Status – An Innovative Solution for Innovative Employers?

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

Government gives go ahead for new employment status

by White & Case LLP on

On 3 December 2012, the UK Government published its response to a consultation paper on the Chancellor’s proposal for implementing a new “employee shareholder” status. Whilst acknowledging that only “a very small number of...more

A Month in UK Employment Law - January 2013

by Proskauer Rose LLP on

In This Issue: - 2013 – What's On the Horizon - Changes Confirmed - Changes Expected In 2013 But No Implementation Date ...more

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