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Tightening Restrictions On Noncompetes
Many employers have long used noncompetition agreements, or noncompetes, as an important tool for preventing former employees from unfairly competing against them
United States
2 Aug 2019
Annual California Legislative Recap
Another year has passed in the California Legislature, with new laws and amendments affecting California employers.
United States
6 Nov 2018
OFCCP Issues New Directive For Analyzing Compensation During Audits
On August 24, 2018, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs released Directive 2018-05, Analysis of Contractor Compensation Practices During a Compliance Evaluation ...
United States
11 Sep 2018
Troester V. Starbucks Corp. – What Is A Trifle, Anyway?
On July 26, 2018, the California Supreme Court issued another highly anticipated opinion in Troester v. Starbucks Corp., clarifying application of the federal de minimis doctrine ...
United States
10 Sep 2018
IRS Issues Initial Guidance On Covered Employees And Grandfather Rule Under Amended Section 162(m)
The Notice provides guidance relating to the Act's expansion of the definition of "covered employee" and the operation of the grandfather rule under the Act.
United States
10 Sep 2018
Pennsylvania: Bonus Depreciation Clarity (Finally!)
Mathematically, when the federal bonus depreciation deduction was at 30% the 3/7th fraction allowed companies to depreciate property as if there was no federal bonus depreciation.
United States
25 Jul 2018
House Tax Bill Would Fundamentally Change Executive Compensation And Employee Benefit Practices
On November 2, 2017, the House Ways and Means Committee unveiled the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which, if enacted, could dramatically impact certain aspects of executive compensation and employee benefit issues.
United States
15 Nov 2017
Employment Law Commentary - Volume 29, Issue 9
It was only a couple of years ago, on March 27, 2015, that a jury rejected Ellen Pao's gender discrimination claims and rendered a defense verdict in favor of her former employer, a prominent Silicon Valley venture capital firm.
United States
17 Oct 2017
Not A Token Gesture: Compensating Service Providers With Virtual Property
Questions surrounding the use of virtual currencies and other digital tokens ("tokens") as compensation came to the forefront last month following formal guidance from the U.S. SEC on token offerings.
United States
24 Aug 2017
Does A Proposal For Further Delay In Implementation Of The DOL Fiduciary Rule Suggest Major Changes Are Coming?
On August 9, 2017, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a proposal to delay until July 1, 2019...
United States
21 Aug 2017
When One Person's Scent Is Another Person's Disability
A California jury recently awarded a $3.3 million verdict to a California Department of Transportation employee who alleged a variety of disability-related claims involving...
United States
11 Jul 2017
Employment Law Commentary, April 2017
The Economic Policy Institute has reported that, in 2016, as many as 4 million workers nationwide wanted but were unable to obtain full-time work.
United States
10 May 2017
Going Public: UK Launches Mandatory Gender Pay Gap Reporting
Today, the UK mandatory gender pay reporting regime will come into force under the Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017.
13 Apr 2017
The Movement For Equal Pay In The Workplace: Progressive State Laws Carry The Torch
Traditionally men have earned more than women in the workplace because they are considered the primary breadwinners for families.
United States
16 Mar 2017
Fair Pay And Safe Work Places Goes To President Trump
Yesterday, by a vote of 49-48, the Senate passed a house joint resolution disapproving the final rule implementing Executive Order 13673, Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces.
United States
16 Mar 2017
Reminder: Information Statements Due By January 31, 2017, For 2016 Incentive Stock Option And Employee Stock Purchase Plan Transactions; IRS Filings Also Required
This is a reminder to public and private companies that grant incentive stock options ("ISOs") or maintain a tax-advantaged employee stock purchase plan ("ESPP") of certain year-end reporting requirements.
United States
30 Jan 2017
The Law And Business Of Social Media - Status Updates - 9 January 2017
Last year we explained how companies could protect their social media currency and heed the FTC's warning on native advertising.
United States
13 Jan 2017
Employment Law Commentary, December 2016
Last month, Donald Trump was elected the 45th president of the United States. The surprising and historic outcome has left everyone asking: Will Trump actually follow through on his campaign promises...
United States
22 Dec 2016
Employment Law Commentary, October 2016
Now that the dust has settled on the California 2016 legislative session, it is once again time to round up and review the new laws impacting California employers.
United States
9 Nov 2016
Texas Court Temporarily Stops Implementation Of Fair Pay And Safe Workplaces
Judge Marcia Crone of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas stopped the implementation of controversial provisions of Executive Order 13673, Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces...
United States
9 Nov 2016
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