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Taxation of employment, severance and settlement agreements
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • August 15 2007

Drafting agreements, including employment, severance and settlement agreements, which properly protect the company’s interests and achieve the intended results is just one of the myriad tasks that general counsel must perform expertly


Leyshon v. Diehl Controls: Illinois appellate court upholds $8 million defamation award in favor of former employee terminated “for cause"
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • February 7 2011

Employers who terminate employees "for cause" should take note of a recent Illinois appellate court decision upholding an $8 million verdict in favor of a terminated employee


What employers should know about the EEOC’s new EEO-1 form and reporting requirements
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • July 18 2007

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) recently implemented a new EEO-1 form, changing the annual reporting requirements for covered employers


Be Careful in Granting Profits Interests to Your Key Employees; New IRS Regulations Suggest the IRS is Keen on Form K-1 Filing
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • May 12 2016

On May 5, 2016, the Department of Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service published final and temporary regulations amending Treasury Regulations


Federal appellate court prohibits private settlement of FMLA claims
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • October 25 2007

Settlement agreements and general releases long have been an important tool for employers to protect themselves against disgruntled employees who settle one claim but then look for other avenues to sue their former employer


Texas Supreme Court allows coverage of punitive damages for gross negligence in workers' compensation case
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • March 13 2008

On February 15, 2008, the Texas Supreme Court issued its opinion in Fairfield Insurance Co. v. Stephens Martin Paving, LP, No. 04-0728, 2008 WL 400397, in which it held, in a workers’ compensation setting, that Texas public policy did not prohibit insurance coverage for “exemplary” damages resulting from an employer’s gross negligence


Employers may face claims for GPS tracking of employees
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • February 8 2008

A traveling carpenter for the New York City school system thought no one would notice he left work early, so he did this at least 83 times over five months


Recent local FMLA cases clarify employer obligations
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • June 18 2009

The Family and Medical Leave Act ("FMLA") has received much attention lately


Employee medical conditions not covered by the ADA
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • April 26 2007

The Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA” or “Act”) protects only certain impairments as disabilities those that substantially limit engagement in a “major life activity”


Age-based testing of physicians: best practices or blatant age discrimination?
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • March 18 2013

Stanford Hospital and Clinics in Stanford, California recently implemented its "Late Career Practitioner Policy," requiring physicians over the age