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April 2, 2015

Kutak Rock of counsel attorney Robert Jaffe published an article with associate attorney Nicole Moriarty, providing insights on minimizing risks in securitization and other financial transactions. The article was featured in the Review of Banking and Financial Services, a periodic review of legal developments affecting lending and other financial institutions.

March 23, 2015

Kutak Rock Partner Gilbert Boyce authored an article, “The Attorney-Client Privilege and Work-Product Doctrine in Internal Investigations: Avoiding a Common Pitfall,” in the Winter 2015 issue of The Commercial Law Connection, a publication by The National Bar Association Commercial Law Section.

March 20, 2015

Plan administrators of 401(k) and other participant-directed plans must provide participants with information about the fees associated with the plan (fee disclosures) at least annually. When the rules were first released, the Department of Labor (“DOL”) required plan administrators to provide the fee disclosures no later than 12 months after the prior fee disclosure was mailed. This rule created practical difficulties and caused each plan’s fee disclosure deadline to move over time. Yesterday, the DOL released a revised rule that corrects these issues.

March 3, 2015
February 25, 2015
California Government Code Section 12950.1, which sets forth the requirements for sexual harassment training and education, was recently amended to include an anti-bullying training requirement. Please read the client alert for more information.
February 19, 2014
February 18, 2015
February 18. 2015

On the day before he left office, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick signed an act relating to parental leave (the “Act”) into law. The Act significantly amends the Massachusetts Maternity Leave Act (“MMLA”), which provides eight weeks of job-protected leave to female employees following the birth or adoption of a child. Most notably, the Act will extend that same right to male employees. It will take effect April 7, 2015.

February 16, 2015
The SEC recently proposed rules to implement Section 955 of the Dodd-Frank Act, which calls for disclosure of whether a company’s employees and directors are permitted to purchase financial instruments (including prepaid variable forward contracts, equity swaps, collars, and exchange funds) designed to hedge or offset any decrease in the market value of the company’s equity securities.
February 12, 2015
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