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HTMLEEOC Issues New Enforcement Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination
John S. Mitchell, Laura D. Windsor; Williams Mullen;
Legal Alert/Article
July 22, 2014, previously published on July 18, 2014
Most employers are generally familiar with the 1978 Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) and its prohibition of employment discrimination based on pregnancy, childbirth, or pregnancy-related medical conditions. On July 14, 2014, for the first time in over thirty years, the EEOC issued Enforcement...

 

HTMLAppellate Federal Court Overturns District Court Ruling; Federal Government Contractor Must Disclose Internal Investigation Documents In Whistleblower Lawsuit
Robert K. Cox; Williams Mullen;
Legal Alert/Article
July 17, 2014, previously published on July 15, 2014
In our current Williams Mullen Construction Industry News, the article titled “Federal Contractors” discussed a ruling on March 6, 2014 by the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ordering a federal government contractor, Kellogg, Brown & Root (KBR), to produce, in...

 

HTMLD.C. Circuit Rules That "Exhaustion of Administrative Remedies" Is Not Required For Violations of ERISA’S Statutory Guarantees: Stephens v. Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation
Robert W. Shaw, Mark S. Thomas; Williams Mullen;
Legal Alert/Article
July 14, 2014, previously published on July 7, 2014
The U. S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has joined five other federal circuits to rule that pension plan participants need not exhaust a plan’s internal remedial procedures before they file suit in federal court to assert violations of ERISA’s substantive...

 

HTMLESOP Fiduciaries Lose “Presumption of Prudence”
Brydon M. DeWitt; Williams Mullen;
Legal Alert/Article
July 7, 2014, previously published on June 30, 2014
A unanimous U.S. Supreme Court held last week that employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) investment in employer stock is not entitled to a special ERISA “presumption of prudence”. The decision provides important guidance for ERISA plan fiduciaries.

 

HTMLNo Recess: Supreme Court Decision Invalidates Three 2012 NLRB Appointments and Narrows President’s Recess Appointment Powers
David C. Burton, Amanda Weaver, J. Nelson Wilkinson; Williams Mullen;
Legal Alert/Article
July 7, 2014, previously published on June 27, 2014
On June 26, 2014, the United States Supreme Court ruled that President Obama’s purported “recess” appointments of three National Labor Relations Board members was an invalid exercise of executive power. The decision has potentially sweeping ramifications for the future of the...

 

HTMLReliance on Professional Advice Avoids Valuation Penalty
Thomas W. Aldous; Williams Mullen;
Legal Alert/Article
June 23, 2014, previously published on June 18, 2014
In Whitehouse Hotel Ltd Partnership v. Commissioner, No. 13-60131 (6/11/2014), the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals vacated the Tax Court’s enforcement of a gross undervaluation penalty imposed on a taxpayer claiming a charitable deduction for a historic preservation façade conservation...

 

HTMLWhat Trade Facilitation Is and Why It Matters
Evelyn M. Suarez; Williams Mullen;
Legal Alert/Article
June 13, 2014, previously published on June 9, 2014
It was big news, at least in international trade circles. The World Trade Organization (“WTO”) finalized a Trade Facilitation Agreement (the “Agreement”) at the 9th Ministerial Conference in Bali, Indonesia, on December 7, 2013. The Agreement was the first WTO trade...

 

HTMLThe OFCCP Calls a Moratorium on Enforcement Activities Against TRICARE Providers
Sara B. Rafal, Malcolm "Dick" E. Ritsch; Williams Mullen;
Legal Alert/Article
June 13, 2014, previously published on June 9, 2014
On May 7, 2014, a Directive of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”) placed a five-year moratorium on enforcement activities regarding health care providers that are TRICARE subcontractors. TRICARE is the Department of Defense health care program for military...

 

HTMLSeventh Circuit Interprets ERISA’s Statute of Limitations for Fiduciary Breach: Fish v. GreatBanc Trust Company
Robert W. Shaw, Mark S. Thomas; Williams Mullen;
Legal Alert/Article
June 2, 2014, previously published on May 29, 2014
The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals in Fish v. GreatBanc Trust Company, No. 12-3330 (7th Cir. May 14, 2014), has issued a decision that clarifies the rules for suits for fiduciary breach under ERISA. The decision primarily concerned whether the plaintiffs’ case was time-barred by...

 

HTMLCFPB Proposal May Eliminate Requirement to Mail Annual Privacy Notice
Alan B. Clark, Edmund "Ed" D. Harllee; Williams Mullen;
Legal Alert/Article
May 27, 2014, previously published on May 20, 2014
On May 7th, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced a proposed rule that would allow financial institutions to post annual privacy notices online, potentially eliminating the current requirement to provide each customer an annual notice by mail. The proposed rule was published in...

 


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