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HTMLCalifornia Court Extends Whistleblower Protections to “Perceived Whistleblowers”
Ruth Zadikany, Lori A. Zahalka; Mayer Brown LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 26, 2015, previously published on December 19, 2014
Decision: In Diego v. Pilgrim United Church of Christ, a preschool employee alleged she was wrongfully terminated from her employment in violation of public policy as a result of the school director’s mistaken belief that she had lodged a complaint with the Department of Social Services,...

 

HTMLThe German Federal Constitutional Court Declared the Inheritance Tax Law Not Fully Constitutional - Order of Continued Validity Until June 30, 2016
Ingo Kleutgens; Mayer Brown LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 26, 2015, previously published on December 30, 2014
In a judgement released on December 17, 2014 (1 BvL 21/12), the Federal Constitutional Court (Bundesverfassungsgericht - “BVerfG”) declared the applicable Inheritance and Gift Tax law partly (especially the exemption regulations for business assets) unconstitutional.

 

HTMLWhat Do Employers Need to Know about Competition Law? (Episode 7 - Non-Solicitation Agreements)
Hannah C. L. Ha, John M. Hickin; Mayer Brown JSM;
Legal Alert/Article
February 26, 2015, previously published on December 1, 2014
In the previous episode of this series, Mayer Brown JSM discussed the implications of sharing sensitive HR information when the Competition Ordinance comes into force. Colin is now puzzled by the potential problems relating to non-solicitation agreements...

 

HTMLCADE Updates Effects Test for Jurisdiction in Merger Control in Brazil
Michael A. Molano; Mayer Brown LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 26, 2015, previously published on December 10, 2014
Brazil’s Council for Economic Defence (“CADE”) recently issued a decision in which it once again had to determine whether transactions that are carried out in different jurisdictions are required to be submitted to CADE when objective turnover thresholds are met, but where the...

 

HTMLUS Supreme Court Rules Employers Do Not Need to Pay Employees For Post-Shift Time in Security Lines
Maritoni D. Kane, Andrew S. Rosenman, Ruth Zadikany, John Zaimes; Mayer Brown LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 26, 2015, previously published on December 16, 2014
In a unanimous decision authored by Justice Clarence Thomas, the US Supreme Court has ruled that Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) does not require that employees be compensated for time spent going through (and waiting to go through) security screenings before leaving the workplace.

 

HTMLUS Second Circuit Heightens the Standard of Proof Required To Sustain Tipper/Tippee Insider Trading Convictions
Melanie M. Burke, Joseph De Simone, William Michael, Richard M. Rosenfeld, Matthew A. Rossi; Mayer Brown LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 26, 2015, previously published on December 15, 2014
On December 10, 2014, in United States v. Newman, et al., the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit clarified the elements required to establish insider trading in tipper/tippee cases by holding that “in order to sustain a conviction for insider trading, the government must prove beyond...

 

HTMLUS Second Circuit Eases Banks’ Garnishment Burdens in Recent TRIA and FSIA Decisions
Mark G. Hanchet, Christopher J. Houpt; Mayer Brown LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 26, 2015, previously published on November 14, 2014
In recent years, banks have found themselves named as parties in their capacities as garnishees in enforcement litigation brought by judgment creditors of governments or entities that have been designated as terrorist parties. Two decisions from the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit spell...

 

HTMLRecent US Ninth Circuit Opinion Could Have Broad Application to Antitrust Matters
Robert E. Bloch, Meytal McCoy, Scott P. Perlman; Mayer Brown LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 26, 2015, previously published on February 18, 2015
Although it focuses specifically on a healthcare acquisition, the recent decision by the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in St. Alphonsus Medical Center v. St. Luke’s Health System is instructive on a broad range of antitrust issues. Companies from all industries can learn from the...

 

Adobe PDFNDRC Issued the Revised Draft of Foreign Investment Catalogue to Open More Sectors to Foreign Investment
Gavin W. H. Guo, Betty F. K. Tam; Johnson Stokes & Master Mayer Brown JSM;
Legal Alert/Article
February 24, 2015, previously published on November 17, 2014
On 4 November 2014, the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) released the latest revised draft of the Foreign Investment Industrial Guidance Catalogue (Catalogue) soliciting public comments. The deadline to submit comments is 3 December 2014.

 

HTMLLevels of Compensation Under the Employees’ Compensation Ordinance in Hong Kong Increased Following Review
Mayer Brown LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 19, 2015, previously published on February 4, 2015
All EC insurers and employers are advised to take note that a resolution has been passed by the Legislative Council on 4 February 2015 to increase the statutory compensation levels under various employees compensation ordinances, including the ECO, to bring them in line with wage and price...

 


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