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California passes paid sick leave law, joining nation-wide trend

22/09/2014 Effective July 1, 2015, California will require virtually all employers to grant at least three days of paid annual sick leave to California…

Insurers held responsible to defend against trespass claims where trespass began before their policy period

27/04/2010 Under a commercial general liability policy, an insurer can be obliged to defend an underlying trespass action where the trespass began before the policy period and continued throughout the policy period and afterwards.

Employers must update background check forms by January 1 to avoid liability

30/11/2012 The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has released new Fair Credit Reporting Act regulations requiring employers who conduct background checks on employees to update certain FCRA forms by January 1.

Employee benefit plan implications of health care reform

09/04/2010 The new health care reform law not only penalizes employers who fail to offer affordable health care coverage, but also requires employers to make significant design changes to their existing plans.

Aligning interests in sell-side engagement letters

15/06/2012 Negotiating the investment banking engagement letter is a critical step in the M&A process, as it is imperative to align the interests of management and investors with their bankers to ensure a desired outcome.

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