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Uk government announces that the default retirement age will be phased out
  • Morgan Lewis
  • United Kingdom
  • January 13 2011

The UK Government has today announced that the default retirement age (DRA) will be removed with effect from 1 October 2011.

Delayed effective date for nondiscrimination rules in fully-insured group health plans
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • December 23 2010

As stated in Issue 14, PPACA prohibits fully-insured plans that have lost grandfathered status from discriminating in favor of highly compensated individuals (HCIs) in benefits or eligibility.

New credit history law goes into effect January 1
  • Ogletree Deakins
  • USA
  • December 17 2010

Effective January 1, 2011, Illinois employers who perform background checks or otherwise inquire about credit history as part of the recruitment process or in making other employment decisions must comply with the Illinois Employee Credit Privacy Act (IECPA), which generally prohibits inquiry into and consideration of an applicant or employee's credit history to make decisions concerning employment, including with respect to recruiting, discharge, compensation and other terms and conditions of employment.

Policy rules concerning the exemption from the obligation to appoint a grid manager
  • NautaDutilh
  • Netherlands
  • March 11 2009

In the Netherlands Government Gazette dated 21 January 2009, the Minister of Economic Affairs announced its policy rules concerning the granting of an exemption from the obligation to appoint a grid manager in accordance with article 15, second paragraph, of the Electricity Act 1998 and article 2a, first paragraph, of the Gas Act ("Policy Rules").

Commission opens formal investigation into French plan to grant tax aid to insurers
  • Bird & Bird LLP
  • European Union, France
  • January 3 2008

The Commission has opened a formal investigation to examine whether France's plan to grant tax aid to insurers for managing certain insurance policies ("contrats solidaires" and "contrats responsables") is compatible with the rules on state aid in the EC Treaty.

Susanne Wilkins
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

Sarah E. Coyne
  • Quarles & Brady LLP

Gregory V. Mersol
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP