Topic: hiring and firing

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Compensation Committees, Volcker Rule, OSHA Whistleblowers, Ambush Elections

Five years ago today, Bernie Madoff was arrested and charged with securities fraud in a $50 billion Ponzi scheme. NASDAQ wants to change its listing standards for compensation committee independence… (Shearman & Sterling) The feds approved the Volcker Rule yesterday, bringing in new era of financial regulation… (Corporate Law Report) Considering an “acqui-hire”? Consider your… Read more »

What’s New in Whistleblower Law? A $14 Million SEC Bounty, SOX and Dodd-Frank Lawsuits, False Claims Act, Accounting Fraud…

Earlier this week, the Securities and Exchange Commission announced that it had awarded an anonymous source $14 million under its whistleblower bounty program, the largest award ever given out by the SEC. That’s just one of the many developments attorneys on JD Supra are covering on the broad topic of whistleblower and the law: SEC… Read more »

Government Issues New Rules to Boost Hiring of Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities – 7 Things All Federal Contractors Must Do

“Prior to the effective date, Contractors should undertake a comprehensive review of their policies, procedures and plans to identify the modifications they will need to make to comply with the new regulations.” (Proskauer) In late August, the Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs issued new rules intended to increase employment of veterans… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Sleeping Employees, First Amendment, Automated Trading, Religious Accommodation

Isn’t it time you signed up for email delivery of the JD Supra Corporate Brief? Can an employer fire a worker who falls asleep on the job? The answer might surprise you… (Duane Morris) California’s “Do Not Track” law goes into effect in two weeks. Are you ready? (Proskauer) The Telephone Consumer Protection Act does… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Deceptive Acts, Listing Standards, Safe Harbor, Open Enrollment

L’Shana Tova! Seems like every regulatory agency wants to monitor unfair or deceptive acts or practices at large banks these days… (Morrison & Foerster) These six factors will help you determine if your company is complying with the NYSE and Nasdaq listing standards… (Manatt, Phelps & Phillips) The Richmond, CA, eminent domain seizure program violates… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Data Protection, Money Laundering, Undocumented Workers, Ponzi Schemes

A little perspective: on September 3, 1929, the Dow Jones industrial average closed at 381.17, its highest point before Black Tuesday… Will the EU’s data protection regulation ever see the light of day? (Wilson Sonsini) “OK, OK – we’ll give back the $47 million if you promise not to prosecute us for money laundering…” (Fuerst… Read more »

EEOC Getting Pushback on Its Criminal Background Checks Policy. Can We or Can’t We?

For more than a year, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has pushed employers to stop using background checks – which the agency says unfairly discriminate against minorities – to screen job candidates. Now judges and state officials have begun to push back. Here’s a roundup of recent updates on challenges to the EEOC’s policy against… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Law: China Princelings, Ethical Practices, FRAND Disputes, Venture Financings

Wednesdays get a raw deal: the spelling / pronunciation discord, the embarrassing “hump day” nickname, those orphaned mid-week holidays… But it’s not all bad – they also get their own JD Supra Corporate Brief: So what’s the big deal about hiring “princelings” in China, anyway? (Michael Volkov) As it turns out, a state insurance commissioner’s… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Data Collection, Background Checks, Two-Step Acquisitions, Securities Fraud

On the go? Get the JD Supra Corporate Brief delivered to your inbox, every weekday morning. Sign up here. New guidance from the Digital Advertising Alliance sets forth specific requirements for the collection and use of data from mobile devices… (Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati) Financial institutions that use criminal background checks to screen job… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Software Patents, China Investments, Employment Visas, FCPA Violations

Happy birthday, Atticus Finch: On this day in 1960, Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird was first published. Read it again to celebrate! What’s new in the world of software patents? Plenty! (K&L Gates) The Basel Committee wonders if international financial regulatory systems have become too complex. Really. (Shipkevich) Want to challenge a patent? Here… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Obamacare Deadlines, SEC Settlements, Food Safety, Whistleblower Protections

We can’t promise fireworks, but this JD Supra Corporate Brief is sure to make your morning commute a little more exciting: Next year’s “Pay or Play” deadline? Um, we spoke a little too soon… (JD Supra Contributors) Even the SEC appears to be tiring of “neither admit nor deny” settlements… (Orrick) Love means never having… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Data Privacy, Tax Reform, Resume Lies, Patent Trolls

Better pack your umbrella today – it’s raining law news! To ITC, or not to ITC … that is the patent infringement question… (DLA Piper) California’s first data privacy violation lawsuit was definitively not cleared for takeoff… (Mintz Levin) What’s the outlook for comprehensive corporate tax reform? (BakerHostetler) A recent study found that 53% of… Read more »

How Are You Protecting Your Global Business? 7 Crucial Items For Your Checklist…

As you know, going global exposes an organization to a broad range of unfamiliar legal, financial, and regulatory risks that can prove costly to both reputation and revenues. What are you doing to protect your international business? Here are seven activities that should be on your checklist: 1. Set up an anti-bribery compliance program: “In… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Bumpy Road Ahead, Corporate Social Media, International Dismissal Toolkit, US Trade Secrets

Keeping up with the Joneses is a whole lot easier when you read the JD Supra Corporate Brief every morning: There is no way to keep your company from being hacked. So you need to be prepared… (LXBN) Fasten your seat belts: the road ahead for global economic growth will be bumpy… (Bennett Jones) Corporate… Read more »

3 Take-Aways from the EEOC’s Strategic Enforcement Plan

“For those who believe the SEP inappropriately elevates enforcement over education or improperly reinforces an ‘integrated’ system of enforcement, I have only this to say: read the statute…” [Chai R. Feldblum is one of the Commissioners of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), a five-person Commission charged with enforcing employment anti-discrimination laws in the United… Read more »