Leveraged Acquisitions Roundtable

Drinker Biddle’s Corporate and Securities Group recently hosted its 13th annual roundtable discussion, which took place at Gulph Mills Golf Club in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania. This year’s event sported a new name—“The Leveraged Acquisitions...By: Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
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Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP | Nov 14,2019 |

Smarter and Not Harder: The New IRS Hardship Distribution Regulations

The Treasury Department and the IRS recently finalized new hardship distribution rules applicable to defined contribution plans. Plan sponsors should prepare for operational changes to comply with the new regulations, including some beginning January...By: McDermott Will & Emery
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McDermott Will & Emery | Nov 14,2019 |

Global Newsletter: Ogletree Deakins International Employment Update - November 2019

Welcome to the latest issue of the Ogletree Deakins International Employment Update - a newsletter aimed at human resources professionals and in-house employment counsel operating on an international basis. Please scroll through the alphabetical list...By: Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart,
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That Estee Lauder 401(k) case is troubling

I worked at a third-party administration (TPA) where one of our administrators tried to steal money from a participant’s account and transfer it to his Individual Retirement Account (IRA),. The only reason he got caught because he messed up the...By: Ary Rosenbaum
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Ary Rosenbaum | Nov 14,2019 |

Claim that over-the-counter medication caused positive drug test doesn’t reverse termination

An Oklahoma refinery employee who was terminated after testing positive for amphetamines tried to get his job back by claiming that over-the-counter medication led to a false test result. He also argued the employer’s testing process and the...By: McAfee & Taft
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McAfee & Taft | Nov 14,2019 |

The Double-Edged Sword Of AI And Technology For Healthcare Employers

The headlines paint a bleak picture: “AI is here to take your job.” Automation will, undoubtedly, create a seismic shift to the workplace, this much we know. The breadth and scope of the impact, however, will vary across industries. For some,...By: Fisher Phillips
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Fisher Phillips | Nov 14,2019 |

Sunday May Still Be Sacred: Texas Jury Sides with Employee Who Chose Church Service Over Work

If an employee misses work to attend church on Sunday morning and the company subsequently fires her, is that religious discrimination? A jury in Texas recently said yes and awarded the plaintiff close to $350,000. The verdict is a reminder to...By: Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
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Five Employment Law Traps For CFOs Tasked with HR Oversight

Overseeing human resources -- a hat that many CFOs wear -- may mean having to make crucial decisions about hiring and policy, performance management and discipline, and employee terminations. Such decisions may affect HR expenses and employee morale,...By: Verrill
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Verrill | Nov 14,2019 |

[Audio] Compliance Perspectives: The EU Whistleblower Directive

Earlier in 2019, the European Parliament adopted a new EU Whistleblower Directive. To better understand these new rules and their implications we sat down for a discussion with Vigjilenca Abazi, Assistant Professor at Maastricht University and Mary...By: Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics
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SEC Files Suit Against Company For Allegedly Impeding Investors From Blowing the Whistle

On November 4, 2019, the SEC announced that it had filed an amended complaint against online auction portal Collectors Café and CEO Mykalai Kontilai, alleging Kontilai tried to prevent investors from communicating with the SEC in violation of Rule...By: Proskauer - Whistleblowing & Retaliation
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