What is at will employment law?
In the previous installment, we focused on the ruling of Judge David Carter in the case of Mattel Inc., v. MGA Entertainment, Inc., in which he emphatically quashed notions of a general duty of loyalty owed by an employee...more
Recently the United States was surpassed by Mexico as the most obese nation. Of course this doesn’t change the fact that many people in the United States are overweight. While reasonable minds may disagree as to the severity...more
Under English law, an innocent party faced with a serious breach of contract by its counterparty is in a difficult position. Whilst a reasonable time is allowed to decide whether to accept the breach, or terminate the...more
Employers: Read and understand your employment agreements with your employees, and don't assume you have contractual rights that are not spelled out in the agreements. ...more
On Jan. 18, 2013, the Supreme People’s Court of China promulgated Judicial Interpretation IV on Several Issues Concerning the Application of Law in Hearing Labor Dispute (the “Interpretation”). The Interpretation went into...more
Litigation Value: Possible workers’ comp claim for Dwight for injuries sustained in trying to cross a “flaccid cord”; groundwork established for a breach of contract suit by Nellie if Andy follows through on his intent to...more
For those of you who were losing sleep over the allegation that “Storage Wars” is fake, you can now rest easy: one month after former cast member, David Hester, claimed that portions of the show were fake and scripted as part...more
Two recent cases in the English courts have focused on important issues for employers of senior and highly remunerated employees, particularly those in the financial services sector where payments under incentive plans are...more
Companies should be aware that certain risks are attached to an insufficient notice period when terminating a business relationship.
This summary schedule highlights the risks attached to an insufficient notice period in...more
The UK Supreme Court has provided guidance about two issues of importance for employers wishing to dismiss a UK employee:
1. What happens when an employer dismisses an employee in a manner that breaches the terms of the...more
Acumen Re Mgmt. Corp. v. Gen. Sec. Nat’l Ins. Co., No. 09 Civ. 796, 2012 WL 3890128 (S.D.N.Y. Sept. 7, 2012).
A New York federal court was faced with cross-motions for summary judgment on a dispute over commissions...more