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October 23, 2014
October 8, 2014

On September 22, 2014 the U.S. Department of Treasury announced new rules targeting companies that try to avoid U.S. income taxes by moving their headquarters overseas (a so-called “inversion”).

September 16, 2014
In July 2014 the Delaware governor signed into law several amendments affecting mergers and acquisitions.
September 9, 2014
The ruling in United States ex rel. Thayer v. Planned Parenthood of the Heartland deepened the current split in the circuits regarding the level of specificity required in a False Claim Act (FCA) case, making it easier for whistleblowers and the government to survive early dismissal. For more information on the ruling, please read our client alert.
August 20, 2014
CNDAs are becoming more heavily negotiated in mergers and acquisitions. Based on our recent deals, we have listed some considerations to assist in your CNDA negotiations.
August 15, 2014

Last Friday, the President signed the Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2014 (“HATFA”) into law. HATFA extends the interest rate smoothing provisions applicable to defined benefit pension plans that were originally found in the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act of 2012 (“MAP 21”). HATFA requires non-governmental sponsors of single- and multiple-employer defined benefit pension plans to take immediate action.

July 31, 2014
In May, the IRS announced that it had launched an audit initiative to gauge compliance with the rules for nonqualified deferred compensation arrangements under Internal Revenue Code Section 409A. Yesterday, we participated in a national conference with the IRS where IRS agents provided their unofficial opinions regarding the focus and applicability of the Initiative as well as other relevant matters under Code Section 409A. To learn what we learned, please read our client alert.
July 31, 2014

On June 27, 2014, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia confirmed a company’s rights to conduct an internal investigation that is protected by the attorney-client privilege.  This decision has attracted national attention.

July 29, 2014

California employers can significantly limit their exposure to liability by ensuring compliance with IRCA’s I-9 employment authorization and document retention requirements for each employee.

July 18, 2014

On July 14, 2014, the EEOC issued new enforcement guidelines regarding the PDA and ADAAA.

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