Frost Brown Todd LLC has tapped the former general counsel at Honda of America Manufacturing Inc. to join the labor and employment practice at its Cincinnati office.
Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC has landed two experienced partners specializing in government contractor labor issues and international business matters from Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP for its Nashville, Tenn., office.
The lawyer who headed a GOP-backed congressional probe of bankrupt solar energy company Solyndra LLC’s $535 million loan guarantee from the Obama administration is returning to Patton Boggs LLP, the firm said Thursday.
Mayer Brown LLP announced Monday that it has strengthened its employment capabilities through the recruitment of a seasoned Proskauer Rose LLP benefits and compensation expert to the firm's Chicago office.
Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart PC has boosted its ranks with the addition of a pair of experienced employment litigators in its San Francisco and Tampa, Fla., offices, the labor boutique said Monday.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP has lured over a seasoned labor and employment attorney from McCarter & English LLP to bolster its ranks in Boston and handle wage-and-hour cases and compliance, Seyfarth Shaw said Monday.
BakerHostetler has landed a seasoned employment, labor and trade secrets partner from Locke Lord LLP to join its Houston office, the firm announced Thursday.
Workplace firm Jackson Lewis LLP has bolstered its West Coast presence by luring an employment vet from Morrison & Foerster to serve as managing partner of its San Diego office, the firm announced Tuesday.
Labor and employment firm Littler Mendelson PC bolstered its ranks in Minneapolis by luring over the former head of Felhaber Larson Fenlon & Vogt PA's workers' compensation and Occupational Safety and Health Administration practice, Littler said Tuesday.
Roetzel & Andress LPA has nearly doubled the size of its Chicago workforce by scooping up six financial industry attorneys with wide-ranging experience in mergers and acquisitions, tax litigation, contract disputes, and personal injury lawsuits, the firm announced Monday.
Jackson Lewis LLP on Tuesday said that it has bolstered its ranks in its Baltimore office, where it has added a trio of attorneys hailing from Miles & Stockbridge PC and the U.S. Attorney's Office in order to augment its expanding labor arsenal.
Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart P.C. bolstered its presence in the New York area by bringing over an executive compensation and employee benefits lawyer with more than two decades of in-house experience from Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, Ogletree said Monday.
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP has added to its San Francisco office a Foley & Lardner LLP intellectual property partner experienced in multiparty intellectual property litigation, unfair competition and trade secrets disputes, the firm announced Monday.
Squire Sanders has bolstered its employment law practice by adding to its Phoenix office a trio of former Greenberg Traurig LLP attorneys, including the former national co-chair of its labor and employment practice group, the firm announced Monday.
Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart PC has bolstered its regulatory compliance offerings by adding a former Jackson Lewis LLP immigration expert with a niche focus on clients employed in the sports industry, the firm said Monday.
Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart PC on Monday announced that the firm has brought on board a seasoned labor attorney from McGuireWoods LLP who will boost the firm's employment profile in its Washington location.
LeClairRyan has bolstered its labor and employment and business litigation practice teams, as well as its ranks in Virginia, by bringing over a seasoned employment litigator and adviser from DiMuroGinsberg PC.
Jackson Lewis LLP announced it has brought an experienced attorney from Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice PLLC to Jackson Lewis' Greenville, S.C., branch, where she will boost the labor firm's litigation capabilities.
Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison LLP says it has bolstered its employee benefits and executive compensation group in New York with the hiring of a former partner from Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP.
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP has boosted its Orange County labor and employment practice with the addition of a former Allen Matkins partner specializing in counseling businesses on California and federal employment law, the firm said Tuesday.
In preparation for increasing minimum wages across the country, employers should update their payroll practices, place workplace posters concerning minimum wage appropriately and ensure that employees are correctly classified as exempt or nonexempt, say attorneys with Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP.
The lack of specificity in the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs' new compensation guidelines may be frustrating to federal contractors, but the upside may be that the OFCCP will now try to accurately model the contractor’s compensation decisions, says Audrius Girnius of Advanced Analytical Consulting Group Inc.
The Delaware Supreme Court’s ruling in Freedman v. Adams affirms that employers, and corporate boards, have wide latitude in making executive compensation decisions. In upholding the Delaware Chancery Court ruling, the court focused on the board’s exercise of its business judgment, say attorneys with Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP.
As seen in Winston v. Academi Training Center Inc., a court may decide that one or two bad terms renders an entire arbitration clause unenforceable, thus eliminating the company’s ability to compel arbitration of False Claims Act retaliation claims. Companies should proceed with caution when drafting aggressive or boilerplate arbitration clauses, say attorneys with Nixon Peabody LLP.
Early neutral evaluation usually asks a retired judge to consider one party’s case, as if preparing to rule on summary judgment or presiding over a bench trial. Effective evaluation can supply a reality check on a case — it gives the lawyer the gift of seeing the case as others see it, says James Rosenbaum, a panelist with JAMS and former U.S. district judge for the District of Minnesota.
While the U.S. Supreme Court decision — expected in 2014 — on the definition of "clothes" under the Fair Labor Standards Act might have some impact on the general question of whether time spent donning and doffing work clothes is compensable, the ruling will be most significant to employers who rely on FLSA section 203(o) and collective bargaining agreements to exclude donning and doffing activities from compensable time, says Elizabeth Arce of Liebert Cassidy Whitmore.
New amendments to China's Employment Contract Law will take effect on July 1, 2013. If strictly enforced, they will severely limit the ability of foreign and domestic employers in China to use dispatched workers from labor dispatch agencies — as well as create the potential for social unrest, says Kevin Jones of Faegre Baker Daniels LLP.
Notwithstanding the additional flexibility provided by the spending bill that President Obama signed on March 26, sequestration will continue to cause significant uncertainty for government contractors due to government customers cutting programs, tasks and personnel. In selecting the employees who will be impacted by these cuts, contractors should apply reduction-in-force principles to reduce the likelihood of discrimination claims, say attorneys with Proskauer Rose LLP.
March Madness, Super Bowl and Fantasy Football pools have become ingrained in the American workplace, and while many employees and employers view betting pools as harmless fun, permitting such activities creates a wide range of risks for employers, say attorneys with Ford & Harrison LLP.
The recent evolution of case law governing the standard for Rule 12(b)(6) motions to dismiss reveals that Rule 12(e) serves no practical purpose in modern pleading practice, says Nathan Kipp of Seyfarth Shaw LLP.