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HTMLAustralia: Uncovering the Exploitation of Temporary Labor within Australia's Agricultural and Food Processing Sector
Adam Salter, Michael Whitbread; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
May 26, 2015, previously published on Spring 2015
On May 4, 2015, Four Corners, an Australian investigative journalism program, broadcasted a report titled "Slaving Away," uncovering the exploitation of temporary labor within Australia's agricultural and food processing sector (the "Report"). The Report examined the conduct of...

 

HTMLHong Kong: Clarification on Calculation of Payment under the Protection of Wages on Insolvency Ordinance
Anita Leung, Michael Mai; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
May 26, 2015, previously published on Spring 2015
The Protection of Wages on Insolvency Fund (the "Fund") was established in 1985 to provide timely relief in the form of an ex gratia payment to eligible employees affected by the insolvency of their employers, for example where employees' severance payments are withheld pending winding-up...

 

HTMLFERC Declines to Expand Consideration of GHG Emissions in Project Approvals but Allows Recovery of Environmental Compliance Costs in Certain Cases
Mosby G. Perrow, Erica Elizabeth Stauffer; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
May 25, 2015, previously published on Spring 2015
While the D.C. Circuit remanded a pipeline approval to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ("FERC") last year in Delaware Riverkeeper v. FERC for failing to consider the "cumulative environmental impacts" of new natural gas pipeline projects and expansions as required by...

 

HTMLIn re El Paso Pipeline Partners, L.P. Derivative Litigation: A Cautionary Tale for MLPs and Yieldcos
Gerald P. Farano, Patrick Metz, Danielle M. Varnell; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
May 25, 2015, previously published on Spring 2015
The Delaware Court of Chancery, in In re: El Paso Pipeline Partners, L.P. Derivative Litigation, C.A. No. 7141-VCL, 2015 WL 1815846 (Del. Ch. Apr. 20, 2015), found that a master limited partnership ("MLP") overpaid its parent corporation by $171 million for certain "dropdown"...

 

HTMLCeres Asks SEC to Review Oil Company Reporting
Charles T. Wehland; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
May 25, 2015, previously published on Spring 2015
The investor group Ceres asked the SEC to scrutinize the alleged failure of oil companies to disclose carbon asset risk by oil companies. An April 17, 2015 letter from Ceres on behalf of investors representing more than $1.9 trillion in assets under management specifically requests the SEC to issue...

 

HTMLD.C. Circuit Hears Challenge to Clean Power Plan Regulations
Casey F. Bradford, Simon P. Hansen, Charles T. Wehland; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
May 25, 2015, previously published on Spring 2015
On April 16, 2015, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ("D.C. Circuit") heard oral arguments in two consolidated cases that challenge EPA's proposed greenhouse gas emission standards for existing coal-fired power plants (the "Clean Power Plan"). The...

 

HTMLDuPont's Proxy Contest Victory: A Turning Point for Companies' Responses to Activism?
Lyle G. Ganske, Jennifer C. Lewis, Robert A. Profusek, Lizanne Thomas; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
May 25, 2015, previously published on May 2015
This highly celebrated DuPont victory signals that shareholders recognize that not all companies require activist intervention or a seismic change in strategy—DuPont's strong financial performance and implementation of strategic initiatives supported its contention that it was pursuing a...

 

HTMLFair Work Commission Rules that Compulsory Health Assessments are Unreasonable
Adam Salter; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
May 15, 2015, previously published on May 2015
In Transport Workers' Union v Cement Australia Pty Ltd [2015] FWC 158, the Fair Work Commission ("FWC") ruled that it was unreasonable for Cement Australia Pty Ltd ("Cement Australia") to introduce a compulsory Physical Risk Review Program (the "Program")....

 

HTMLDeduction of Final Tax Losses
Nicolas Andre, Siamak Mostafavi, Alexios Theologitis; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
May 15, 2015, previously published on May 2015
On April 15, 2015, the Conseil d'Etat ruled on the French treatment of the tax losses incurred by a non-French subsidiary of a French parent.

 

HTMLUnreasonable to Require Consideration of Redeployment to "Associated Entities" Lacking Common Managerial Control
Adam Salter; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
May 15, 2015, previously published on May 2015
In recent FWC decisions, the unfair dismissal claims of four mineworkers employed by a Rio Tinto subsidiary have been dismissed by the Commission, confirming that workers who seek redeployment in an associated entity must establish evidence of overall managerial control and integration between the...

 


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