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Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP | USA | 18 Jul 2018

CFPB Names Director for the Office of Innovation

On July 18, 2018, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB or Bureau) Acting Director Mick Mulvaney announced that he has selected Paul Watkins to

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Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP | USA | 23 Mar 2015

NLRB General Counsel issues report discussing unlawful personnel policies under the National Labor Relations Act

In recent years, the National Labor Relations Board ("NLRB") has increasingly turned its attention to employee handbooks, closely scrutinizing both

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Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP | USA | 5 Aug 2014

NLRB General Counsel allows complaints against franchisees to proceed against franchisor under joint-employer theory

On July 29, 2014, the Office of the General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) announced that 43 charges of unfair labor practices

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Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP | USA | 7 Nov 2012

NLRB advice memoranda offer guidance for avoiding unlawful employment-at-will statements

Nearly all employee handbooks for nonunionized employees contain statements declaring that employees are employed “at will” that is, their employment can be terminated at any time and for any reason.

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Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP | USA | 12 Aug 2011

Individual griping by employees on Facebook not protected concerted activity says NLRB advice division

Section 8(a)(1) of the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”) grants employees, in unionized and non-unionized workplaces alike, the right to engage in “concerted activities for the purpose of collective bargaining or other mutual aid or protection.” 29 U.S.C.

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Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP | USA | 10 Dec 2010

NLRB upholds pre-recognition agreement setting future terms and conditions of employment

The Employee Free Choice Act, the proposed federal legislation that would make it easier for unions to gain the right to represent groups of employees, failed to gain the Congressional momentum needed for enactment, but the policies it promoted are not necessarily dead.

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Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP | USA | 23 May 2008

Another tax workpaper victory

The United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama has recently upheld a taxpayer’s claim that confidential tax advice received did not have to be disclosed to the Internal Revenue Service.

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Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP | USA | 15 Oct 2007

NLRB hands down significant new decisions

The five members of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) usually delegate their authority to adjudicate matters under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) to a panel of three members.

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