April 2, 2013

New Oregon Law Mandates Sick Leave Policy for Most Employers – Oregon Enacts Mandatory Paid Sick Leave Effective Jan. 1, 2016

New Oregon Law Mandates Sick Leave Policy for Most Employers – Oregon Enacts Mandatory Paid Sick Leave Effective Jan. 1, 2016 HIGHLIGHTS: New Oregon law establishes policy regarding sick leave. All employers that are subject to these new laws should review their policies to make certain they comply. Senate Bill 454 mandates statewide mandatory paid […]

Hubs
April 2, 2013

California Court Considers Contaminated Food Product Coverage

California Court Considers Contaminated Food Product Coverage   In Windsor Food Quality Company, LTD. v. The Underwriters of Lloyds of London, 2015 Cal. App. LEXIS 195 (Cal. App. Feb. 6, 2015), the California Court of Appeals considered whether an ingredient obtained from a supplier and used in an insured’s product qualified for coverage as an […]

Opinions
April 2, 2013

Delaware Supreme Court Decision in Rural/Metro Affirms $76 million Judgment Against Third-Party Advisor for Aiding and Abetting Breaches of Fiduciary Duty by Board, but Rejects Suggestion of ‘Gatekeeper’ Duties

Delaware Supreme Court Decision in Rural/Metro Affirms $76 million Judgment Against Third-Party Advisor for Aiding and Abetting Breaches of Fiduciary Duty by Board, but Rejects Suggestion of ‘Gatekeeper’ Duties On November 30, 2015, the Delaware Supreme Court affirmed post-trial decisions by the Delaware Court of Chancery (i) holding RBC Capital Markets, LLC liable to Rural/Metro […]

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April 2, 2013

Video games tax credit finally receives state aid approval

Video games tax credit finally receives state aid approval The European Commission has finally given the green light to the proposed UK video games tax credit which will now come into effect from 1 April 2014. Similar to the existing film and TV tax credits, this new relief will mean games developers could be eligible […]

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April 1, 2013

The Modern UK Slavery Act: Supply Chain Risk Management

The Modern UK Slavery Act: Supply Chain Risk Management The United Kingdom has a number of interesting ideas and policy initiatives. The UK Bribery Act was a strong statement against corruption, but remains unenforced. The United Kingdom has enacted the Modern Slavery Act, which imposes a number of new requirements on global companies. The Modern […]

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April 1, 2013

Third party arbitration funding gets support in Hong Kong

Third party arbitration funding gets support in Hong Kong The Law Reform Commission of Hong Kong recently published a Consultation Paper recommending that the Arbitration Ordinance should be amended to expressly permit third party arbitration funding along with appropriate ethical and financial standards for funders. Third party funding arrangements are usually motivated by a party’s […]

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March 31, 2013

Failure to provide an Ounce of ADA Compliance is worth a Pounding by the DOJ – What you can learn from the DOJ’s settlement agreement with Starwood and The Phoenician

Failure to provide an Ounce of ADA Compliance is worth a Pounding by the DOJ – What you can learn from the DOJ’s settlement agreement with Starwood and The Phoenician The Department of Justice (DOJ) continues to make the hospitality sector a target for enforcement of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Starwood Hotels and […]

Hubs
March 30, 2013

Teacher With Fear of Children Not Entitled to ADA Accommodation

Teacher With Fear of Children Not Entitled to ADA Accommodation The Americans with Disabilities Act requires employers to provide reasonable accommodations that allow a disabled employee to perform the essential functions of the job. However, not all accommodation requests are reasonable. The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals recently rejected a claim by a teacher with a mental […]

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March 29, 2013

Internal Revenue Service Issues Stern Warning To Non-Compliant Taxpayers With Offshore Holdings

Internal Revenue Service Issues Stern Warning To Non-Compliant Taxpayers With Offshore Holdings Just one day after the October 15 deadline for filing personal income tax returns on extension, the Internal Revenue Service issued a strongly-worded warning to non-compliant taxpayers: take action now to fix your problem, or face serious consequences. At the same time, the IRS […]

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