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Just How Much Power Does Your LLC’s Manager Have?

In a recently published decision — Western Surety Co. v. La Cumbre Office Partners LLC — a California Court of Appeal tackled the issue of LLC managerial authority from a different angle. The central issue in the case was...more

Is Your Anti-Harassment Training Making the Grade?

by Miller & Martin PLLC on

If your initial response to this question is, "What anti-harassment training? Are we still supposed to be doing that? Isn't that kind of 'old school'?", your first step needs to be planning anti-harassment training in 2017....more

The Manager-in-Charge Regime: Ruffling feathers in the year of the Rooster?

by Allen & Overy LLP on

On 16 December 2016, the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) announced the introduction of a Manager-in- Charge initiative (MIC Regime) aimed at increasing the accountability of the senior management of Hong Kong licensed...more

Financial Services Quarterly Report - First Quarter 2017: Hong Kong’s New Requirements for “Senior Management” of Fund Managers...

by Dechert LLP on

The Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong (SFC) recently introduced the “Senior Management Accountability Regime” (regime), in an effort to make senior managers (particularly those who are not already designated as...more

2017 EMEA & APAC Culture and Compliance Benchmark Report - Data And Insights To Put To Work In Your Programme Today

by NAVEX Global on

NAVEX Global partnered with an independent research agency to investigate how companies headquartered across Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and Asia Pacific (APAC) develop and execute their ethics and compliance (E&C)...more

March Grabness: Lessons from the (Basketball) Court: Avoiding Personal Fouls, Violations and Time Outs in the Workplace

Harassment has long been an Achilles’ heel of the workplace. Believe it or not, like the NCAA’s tournament TV ratings, the number of harassment-related lawsuits has held rather steady since the 1990s! And like most NCAA...more

Harassment May be Near an Inflection Point — But Still Much Work to Do

by NAVEX Global on

"It’s entirely possible that incidents of sexual harassment will increase — harassers may now believe they can act without consequences. At the same time, victims now may be more fearful of reporting the harassment because of...more

Major Changes to Business Entity Laws in Pennsylvania Beginning February 21, 2017

by Saul Ewing LLP on

Pennsylvania has enacted a comprehensive set of laws (Act 170) modernizing the treatment of unincorporated associations, including limited liability companies, limited partnerships, limited liability partnerships, limited...more

German Supreme Tax Court Confirms Capital Income Qualification Under Management Equity Programs – Close to a Breakthrough, But…

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

The German Supreme Tax Court has confirmed that a close to “market standard” Management Equity Program will be taxed on capital income principles. The decision (court number IX R 43/15) provides comfort with respect to most...more

HR tips for drafting and cultivating your own ‘Tom Brady’ or ‘Aaron Rodgers’

by FordHarrison on

Think the NFL was happy with this past Sunday’s games? I sure do. The NFL playoffs are in full swing and that usually is great news for the league since they get to dominate the sports headlines for a while. But after a...more

5 Trends in Whistleblower Hotlines and Protections to Be Aware of in 2017

by NAVEX Global on

Every year it’s safe to assume that our list of Top 10 trends will include the latest developments pertaining to helplines, whistleblower reporting and retaliation, and this year is no exception. We begin by examining some...more

Managers of insolvent Missouri LLCs have no fiduciary duty to creditors

by Thompson Coburn LLP on

Two recent federal court decisions establish that managers of financially troubled Missouri limited liability companies do not owe a fiduciary duty to creditors of their troubled enterprises. Imperial Zinc Corp. v. Engineered...more

Tangled Up in Blue and Rethinking the Role of the Compliance Professional

by Thomas Fox on

Today, I conclude my tribute to Bob Dylan-Nobel Laureate, by discussing my personal favorite Bob Dylan song, Tangled up in Blue. The time shifts and jumps in the song have always resonated with me. Indeed, it is one of the...more

Faragher/Ellerth defense used to defeat Oklahoma Anti-Discrimination Act claim

by McAfee & Taft on

As a recent ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit shows, the same employer defenses used to defeat Title VII discrimination claims can also be used to defeat claims under the Oklahoma Anti-Discrimination...more

EEOC Task Force Offers Expansive Recommendations for Updating Anti-Harassment Policies and Training

by Epstein Becker & Green on

This summer, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) issued a 127-page document titled “Report of the Co-Chairs of the EEOC Select Task Force on the Study of Harassment in the Workplace” (“Report”). Among other...more

Avoid Becoming Friends With Your Employees

by Ary Rosenbaum on

There are essentially two types of people at any company: management and the employees. I always say that I would never hire an employee because I was one (which will change in a few weeks, stay tuned). One of the biggest...more

Harvey Specter on human resources

by FordHarrison on

Season 6 of Suits aired on USA Network on July 13 with Mike Ross in prison, serving his two-year sentence as a consequence of working as an associate for one of Manhattan’s top law firms, despite not being an admitted...more

Court Tackles Nonmember Appointed as a Special Litigation Committee

by Morris James LLP on

It is often said that Delaware limited liability companies are creatures of contract. Drafters of LLC agreements have the freedom to craft an LLC that best suits their goals. For instance, LLCs can be drafted to allow the...more

New USCIS Policy Decision Broadens Permissible Bases for Visa Transfer of Multinational Managers

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

After four years of internal deliberations, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) recently issued a policy memorandum binding all USCIS personnel to follow the reasoning of a 2013 USCIS Administrative Appeals Office...more

School’s Out! So What’s With This Summer Employment Law Quiz?

No more pencils, no more books, no more teacher’s dirty looks . . . except for one little quiz on employment law issues that come up during the summer. Don’t worry about your score – I’m told that Teacher already has...more

MAR for AIM Companies

by White & Case LLP on

The Market Abuse Regulation (MAR) has direct effect as law in the United Kingdom from 3 July 2016. MAR extends the market abuse framework and its disclosure obligations to AIM companies. The key obligations relate to inside...more

“It’s a Match!”

by Zelle LLP on

Can techniques for finding a good date be used to find a good job or a good candidate? Some creators of recruiting technology think so. The recruiting app Switch uses a Tinder-like tool to match hiring managers and...more

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services published a policy memorandum in the decision of Matter of Z-A, Inc.

by Kirton McConkie PC on

On April 14, 2016, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published a policy memorandum designating the decision of the Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) in Matter of Z-A-, Inc. as an adopted decision...more

Adjudicating L-1A Functional Manager Petition Requires Consideration of Role Within the Wider Qualifying International...

by Baker Donelson on

The USCIS issued a Policy Memorandum adopting as binding a USCIS Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) non-precedent decision that provides guidance on evidence considered when determining whether a beneficiary qualifies as...more

New York Appeals Court Imposes Individual Employee Liability for Interfering with FMLA Leave and Retaliation

On March 17, 2016, the federal Court of Appeals in New York held for the first time as Second Circuit law that a human resources director and other managers can be liable for personally violating another employee’s rights...more

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