UK Employment Alert: Flexibility Clauses: Worth the Paper They’re Written On?

A recent decision by the Employment Appeal Tribunal (Norman & Others v National Audit Office [2014] UKEAT 0276/14/1512) has emphasised the need for employers to ensure that “flexibility clauses”...
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Sharp Questions Dominate Supreme Court Oral Arguments Regarding the Challenge to the Availability of ACA Premium Tax Credits

On March 4, 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States heard oral arguments in King v. Burwell, the highest profile challenge to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) since the Supreme Court’s 2012 decision...
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SEC Proposes Disclosure Rule for Hedging Transactions by Directors, Officers and Employees

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission recently issued a proposed rule that would require public companies to disclose in annual proxy statements whether their employees and board members may hedge...
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White House Budget Proposal Includes Many Retirement-Related Provisions

On February 2, 2015, the White House released its Fiscal Year 2016 Budget, which includes a number of tax reforms targeting retirement savings. The provisions, if enacted as presented, would have a significant...
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German Employment Update – Obesity May Qualify as Severe Disability

European employers should exercise caution in the event of the dismissal of an obese employee.  The European Court of Justice (ECJ) determined that obesity may qualify as severe disability if it significantly...
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IRS Publishes Final Forms and Instructions on Information Reporting Under the Affordable Care Act

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) published final forms and instructions addressing information reporting requirements applicable to employers and insurers under Internal Revenue Code Sections 6055 and...
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Supreme Court Rejects Sixth Circuit’s Yard-Man Inferences in M&G Polymers USA, LLC v. Tackett

M&G Polymers USA, LLC v. Tackett, a recent unanimous decision by the Supreme Court of the United States, is a game changer. By expressly repudiating the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit’s...
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Employers with Group Health Plans: Have You Notified State Regulators of the Breach?

Data security breaches affecting large segments of the U.S. population continue to dominate the news. Over the past few years, there has been considerable confusion among employers with group health plans...
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Webinar: Employee Benefits for Same-Sex Partners

Employee Benefits for Same-Sex Partners Clear Law Institute Webinar – for 25% off use discount code ‘Solomon25′ In this interactive webinar, attorney Todd Solomon—who literally wrote...
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McDermott Predictions for 2015 on Employee Social Media Accounts

In 2015, I predict an increased focus on employees’ rights regarding their personal social media accounts. Since 2012, individual states have enacted laws prohibiting employers from requesting access...
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