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Extended through the end of this year are a host of tax-related deductions and credits that affect businesses and individuals, among them the work opportunity tax credit.
Health Alert — changes to Commonwealth Seniors Health Card; Cheney v Mid North Coast Local Health District; and more
DLA Piper has released the 15 December 2014 issue of its Health Alert, which focuses on judgments, legislation and reports in the health sector.
Mining company Glencore recently reacted to a depressed coal price by announcing a three-week shutdown during which employees would be asked to take annual leave.
At this time of year, employers need to be mindful that social media can be the Christmas present nobody wants.
Two recent decisions have clarified the heightened burden facing employers addressing whistleblower retaliation claims under Section 806 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.
Lawsuits seeking compensation of damages caused to a company by its management are being filed with increasing frequency.
$185m punitive damages for pregnancy discrimination: what led to the largest single-plaintiff employment award?
Rosario Juarez worked at AutoZone but now can buy one per cent of its total market capitalisation.
Pensions News (UK): the introduction to parliament of the Taxation of Pensions Bill; the Pensions Regulator’s latest report on compliance activity in relation to automatic enrolment; and more
Welcome to the latest edition of Pensions News, which aims to help employers and trustees keep up to date with all the latest developments in pensions legislation, guidance and case law.
A prosecutorial assault has been launched on businesses that use outsourcing, franchising or subcontracting.
While protecting workplaces from the Ebola virus, employers in the US should comply with federal and state employment discrimination, leave and privacy laws.
The Department of Education has published new regulations detailing what it means to be providing an education programme that leads to gainful employment in a recognised occupation.
Be Global — further changes to Saudi Arabia’s Nitaqat System; Spain issues first judgment on the calculation of vacation pay; and more download
Be Global is DLA Piper’s snapshot of key global employment law developments designed to help you identify legal hotspots across your global operations.
The Court of Appeal has handed down judgment in an important case on garden leave (Sunrise Brokers LLP v Rodgers).
Australian government commits to reform tax treatment of employee stock awards: five takeaways for US-based companies
The Australian government is to reform the tax treatment of employee stock awards as part of its Industry Innovation and Competitiveness Agenda.
Accessibility 2.0 — is your company’s website accessible to disabled individuals? Five practical steps toward compliance
Accessibility under the ADA and the Unruh Civil Rights Act includes website access for the visually impaired and others who use assistive technology when accessing the internet.
Law à la Mode — understanding the EU Consumer Rights Directive; free zones in the UAE; unregistered design rights; and more
The German editorial team presents the 14th edition of Law à la Mode, the quarterly legal magazine brought to you by DLA Piper’s fashion, retail and design group.
BYOD smartphones and tablets are the ‘Achilles heel’ of the IT security of most organisations and are the technology most often involved in cyber attacks.
Last week, Bloomberg BNA presented a webinar titled ‘The current state of joint employer law: how can both employers and unions prepare for the future?’.
The federal government is set to reverse the controversial employee share schemes tax changes implemented in 2009 and set up a separate tax regime for start-up entities.
Social media is an ever-increasing area of litigation. Facebook users spend more than 10.5 billion minutes per day on the website, for example.