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Taxation of foreign currency

  • Fenwick & West LLP
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  • USA
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  • February 21 2015

This outline provides a plain English summary of the tax provisions of Subpart J of the Code governing the taxation of foreign currency gain or loss

On premises, on-call time compensable; sleep time not excluded

  • Fenwick & West LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • February 18 2015

Emphasizing that California law provides greater protections than federal law to on-call employees, the California Supreme Court in Mendiola v. CPS

Reminder: Obamacare employer mandate begins

  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 18 2015

Effective January 1, 2015, the employer mandate of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act requires employers with 100 or more full-time

Reminder: increase in minimum salary for California computer professional exemption

  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 18 2015

Effective January 1, 2015, the minimum salary for the computer professional exemption in California has increased to $85,981.40 for full-time

But no agreement to arbitrate where agreement contains PAGA waiver that was not severable

  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 18 2015

When an arbitration agreement contained an unenforceable waiver of claims under California's Private Attorneys General Act ("PAGA") and the agreement

California security guards’ on-call break periods not compensable work time

  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 18 2015

In contrast to the California Supreme Court's ruling in Mendiola, a California appeals court in Augustus v. ABM Security Services, Inc. held that

Buyer permitted to enforce arbitration agreement with acquired company’s employees

  • Fenwick & West LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • February 18 2015

A California court of appeal ruled in Marenco v. DirecTV, LLC that DirecTV could enforce an arbitration agreement between a company it purchased and

Termination of employee for engaging in outside work while on FMLACFRA upheld, but “honest belief” standard not addressed

  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 18 2015

In Richey v. AutoNation, Inc., the California Supreme Court held that an arbitrator committed no legal error when he determined that an employer

Inability to work for boss not a disability; transfer to another supervisor not a reasonable accommodation

  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 18 2015

In Alsup v. U.S. Bancorp, a federal district court in California dismissed a plaintiff's claims of disability discrimination, failure to accommodate

Choosing the right type of equity compensation for start-up company employees

  • Fenwick & West LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • February 13 2015

Grants of equity compensation provide an excellent opportunity for employees to earn additional income beyond salary and to acquire an ownership