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NJ Supreme Court expands whistleblower law's coverage
  • Ogletree Deakins
  • USA
  • July 27 2007

The New Jersey Supreme Court recently issued two opinions expanding the class of workers entitled to protection under the Conscientious Employee Protection Act ("CEPA"), N.J.S.A. 34:19-1 to -8, also known as New Jersey's "whistleblower" statute

Overseas independent contractor or de facto foreign employee?
  • White & Case LLP
  • USA
  • September 6 2007

Engaging an independent contractor overseas rather than hiring a foreign employee may seem to offer efficiencies and advantages but can open Pandora's Box

Whole Foods faces class action suit over employee background check
  • Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
  • USA
  • March 31 2014

We have previously reported on how employers' use of background checks is under vigorous attack by the EEOC and state legislation. On top of these

Ohio appellate court upholds entry of temporary injunction
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • February 9 2009

The Ohio 12th District Court of Appeals recently upheld a lower court's injunction against two former employees and their new employer in light of defendants' apparent breach of duty of loyalty, misappropriation of trade secrets, and tortious interference with business relations

State AGs in the news
  • Dickstein Shapiro LLP
  • USA
  • April 24 2014

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's Mid-Year Report on Student Loan Complaints Reveals Reports of Auto-Default When Co-Signer Dies or Files

Don’t let the new Civil Union Law lead to civil lawsuits for your company
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • February 6 2007

On Oct. 25, 2006, the New Jersey Supreme Court held in Lewis v. Harris, 188 N.J. 415 (2006) that same sex couples in New Jersey are covered by the equal protection clause in New Jersey’s constitution

Senate Finance Committee adopts proposal limiting annual deferred compensation; application to investment management firms unclear
  • Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP
  • USA
  • January 18 2007

The Senate Finance Committee approved a proposal as part of the Small Business and Work Opportunity Act of 2007 on January 17, 2007, which contains a limit on the maximum annual amount of nonqualified deferred compensation for individuals

Process for adopting other post-employment benefits ("OPEB" ) trust
  • Day Pitney LLP
  • USA
  • February 8 2007

Under Governmental Accounting Standards Board (“GASB”) Statement 45, public employers must soon account differently for “other post-employment benefits” (“OPEB Benefits”

The Delaware Court of Chancery in contemporaneous decisions addresses backdating and spring-loading in connection with the award of employee stock options
  • Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP
  • USA
  • February 28 2007

On February 6, 2007, the Delaware Court of Chancery issued two decisions prompted by stockholder challenges to alleged backdating of executive stock option awards

Delaware court issues two rulings in options backdating and spring-loading cases
  • Duane Morris LLP
  • USA
  • March 14 2007

Recently, much has been made of stock options backdating, spring-loading and misdating