The Directed Trustee in the Post-Dudenhoeffer World

Court cases challenging the actions of Employee Retirement Income Security Act fiduciaries have continued unabated since the scandal of Enron in 2002.  Since then, a large number of cases are in the “stock...
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Reevaluating Paid Time Off and New Challenges

Cost containment evaluation and strategies relating to overall management of human capital costs remain a continual struggle for many organizations.  Labor costs, far and away, continue to be the largest...
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California Imposes Mandatory Sick Leave Law

On September 10, 2014, California’s Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014 (California’s sick leave law) became law.  The new law requires most employers to allow employees to accrue up...
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Health and Welfare Plan Requirements Checklist for Employers

This article provides a list of 2014 and 2015 health and welfare compliance initiatives that require action by employers, including preparation for upcoming fees and penalties under the Affordable Care...
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UK Employment Alert: Holiday Pay – UK Government Introduces Two-Year Limit on Claims for Back Pay

The UK Government has introduced legislation to help employers deal with the fallout of recent decisions indicating that pay for statutory holiday should include, and should always have included, overtime...
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UK Employment Alert: Holiday Pay – UK Government Introduces Two-Year Limit on Claims for Back Pay

The UK Government has introduced legislation to help employers deal with the fallout of recent decisions indicating that pay for statutory holiday should include, and should always have included, overtime...
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The Immigration Accountability Executive Actions: Ramifications for Business

President Obama’s plan for executive action on immigration includes items of interest to businesses, professionals, investors and other highly skilled workers. The plan aims to grow the U.S. economy...
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Seventh Circuit: Plaintiffs Lacked Standing to Challenge Tax Exemption for Ministerial Rental Allowances

An appellate court recently issued a favorable ruling for religious employers in a closely watched case relating to the ability of religious employers to provide tax-fee housing allowances to ministers....
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Are No Hiring and No Poaching Agreements Enforceable in Germany?

No poaching agreements between leading companies in the IT sector have recently caused a substantial scandal in Silicon Valley, California, resulting in tech industry businesses settling a major lawsuit...
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ISS and Glass Lewis Update Proxy Voting Guidelines for 2015

Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. (ISS) and Glass Lewis have released their annual updates to their proxy voting guidelines for the 2015 proxy season. Read the full article. By: [author-name] This...
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