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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


A U.S. employer’s guide to basic UK employment and immigration laws
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • United Kingdom, USA
  • March 31 2015

UK employment law is constantly developing and it has been challenging for employers to keep up with the changes in recent years. All employers in


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


Massachusetts highest court announces new standard for awarding punitive damages in discrimination cases under state law
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • October 13 2009

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court announced this week a new standard concerning the circumstances in which punitive damages may be awarded on discrimination claims brought under the state’s antidiscrimination law, M.G.L. c. 151B


New York state court decision raises issues concerning the drafting of arbitration clauses
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • September 20 2010

By Design, LLC terminated the employment of Oded Nachmani, who claimed he was wrongfully dismissed in violation of his employment contract and certain discrimination laws


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


Illinois appellate court holds that employers can impose furlough days on exempt employees - if done right
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • June 18 2009

In 2001, Tellabs faced a severe econimic downturn and one of the options it selected to stem the crisis was to require all employees to take certain furlough days


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


New IRS initiative giving rise to more employment tax audits this fall
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • June 18 2009

The Internal Revenue Service has announced a new National Research Program ("NRP") initiative relating to employment taxes


Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 changes audit rules for private equity and hedge funds
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • November 3 2015

On November 2, 2015, the United States Congress enacted the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 (the Act) to fund the federal government. Among other