Setting Compensation for Transitioning Senior Partners Requires an Objective, Process-Oriented Approach.

Setting Compensation for Transitioning Senior Partners Requires an Objective, Process-Oriented Approach. Many personal reasons motivate people to continue working rather than retiring. One significant factor is the lack of remuneration for their income generating asset. Of course, this income-generating asset is their client base, which may not be transferable. Compare this situation to the owner of a successful operating company. View Full Post
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Rules of Engagement for Creditors – New Insolvency Rules in Force 6 April 2017

By | eSQUIRE Global Crossings | March 21, 2017
Rules of Engagement for Creditors – New Insolvency Rules in Force 6 April 2017 On 6 April 2017, the new Insolvency Rules come into force which will affect creditors’ rights in most insolvency procedures. The changes are designed to ensure insolvency processes are as efficient and streamlined as possible in order to maximise returns to creditors by reducing costs whilst retaining safeguards to avoid abuse or injustice. View Full Post
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Through Rain, Sleet, or Snow: the USPS Delivers a Helpful Example of Well-Executed Employment-Related Internal Investigations

Through Rain, Sleet, or Snow:  the USPS Delivers a Helpful Example of Well-Executed Employment-Related Internal Investigations Remember when the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) conjured up images of disgruntled employees engaging in workplace violence? Those days of incidents, often sparked by employee discontent over unresolved labor grievances and employment-related complaints, are apparently over.  The USPS has learned from the violent incidents of the 1980s and is now considered a go-to source for federal agencies seeking timely and well-executed internal investigations. View Full Post
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Employment Authorization Issues Arising from Corporate Restructuring

Employment Authorization Issues Arising from Corporate Restructuring American business experienced a near record number of mergers and acquisitions in 2016, and this trend is likely to continue in 2017. Such corporate transactions raise a number of legal issues, including employment issues.  During its due diligence review, the buyer considers whether the seller’s workforce is covered by collective bargaining agreements, what benefits are offered, what policies are in place, and related matters.  View Full Post
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New Mexico Passes Data Breach Notification and Protection Bill

By | Data Privacy Monitor | March 20, 2017
New Mexico Passes Data Breach Notification and Protection Bill Then there were two. On March 16, 2017, the New Mexico state legislature passed a bill requiring that New Mexico residents be notified if their “personal identifying information” was affected by a breach of electronic data. Upon signature of the bill, New Mexico will join 47 other states requiring such notification, and the only states remaining without notification laws will be Alabama and South Dakota. View Full Post
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The President’s Regulatory Agenda and the FTC

The President’s Regulatory Agenda and the FTC Presidential advisor Steve Bannon famously told the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) that the Trump Administration seeks to “deconstruct” the regulatory state. The President has issued several Executive Orders (EOs) on regulations designed to implement this policy,including the “two for one” EO, an EO on enforcing the regulatory agenda, and an EO on reorganizing the executive branchView Full Post
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Playing the Waiting Game: Trump Administration Has Yet to Nominate an Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

Playing the Waiting Game: Trump Administration Has Yet to Nominate an Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights It has been over one month since Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos was confirmed by the Senate. Secretary DeVos and the Trump Administration have already had a lot of impact on schools during the past month in office, including withdrawing Obama-Era Transgender Guidance and providing guidance on consolidated state plans related to the Every Student Succeeds Act. View Full Post
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A Manual for How to Blow Your Due Diligence

By | The Ethical Investigator | March 20, 2017
A Manual for How to Blow Your Due Diligence Step one: don’t have a manual. That’s the message in an information-packed new book about the inner workings of the SEC just after the Madoff and now largely forgotten (but just as egregious) Allen Stanford frauds. In his memoir of five years at the agency, former SEC Director of Investment Management Norm Champ (now back in private practice) writes that he was stunned to arrive into public service in 2010 to find that examiners had no set procedures both when looking at regulated entities or in following up on their findings. View Full Post
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DSM Watch: The New Copyright Directive – What Will Happen to the Liability Privilege of Platforms?

DSM Watch: The New Copyright Directive – What Will Happen to the Liability Privilege of Platforms? Since the first proposals for amendments to the European Commission’s draft copyright directive were leaked earlier this month, we have seen quite some discussion on what the Digital Single Market will bring about. The leaked report was drafted by the European Parliament’s Committee on Legal Affairs. View Full Post
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