ILN Today Post
August 11, 2010
You may have read a controversial and thought-provoking article in the July/August issue of The Atlantic magazine called “The End of Men.” The article poses the following question: “What if the modern, postindustrial economy is simply more congenial to women than to men?” After all, as author Hanna Rosin points out, many more men than women lost their jobs during the recent recession, women now make up the majority of the U.S. workforce, most of the job categories that are expected to grow in the next decade are dominated by women, and women are obtaining more B.A. degrees than men. Ms. Rosin believes that all of these developments suggest that “the modern economy is becoming a place where women hold the cards.”
But is the picture really that rosy for women?
August 6, 2010
On July 26, 2010, the U.S. Department of Justice released new regulations under Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) on accessibility for places of public accommodation. “Places of public accommodation” are facilities operated by private entities whose operations affect commerce and fall within at least one of several categories that include a […]
July 27, 2010
Lidings advises Huawei Technologies on the restructuring of its business in Russia
July 24, 2010
The recent passage of the Emergency Unemployment Compensation Program Extension and Extended Benefits Temporary Provisions Extension did not extend the subsidy of COBRA benefits. Congress had previously extended the subsidy for COBRA benefits through May 31, 2010. The COBRA subsidy provided a 65% health insurance premium subsidy for up to 15 months to qualified employees […]
ILN Today Post
July 23, 2010
[Ed. Note: We thank our colleague Richard D. Tuschman for this post, which was originally published on EBG’s Florida Employment & Immigration Law Blog]
An employee claiming Whistleblower protection under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act must have actually believed that his company’s conduct was illegal in order to state a claim under the Act, according to a recent decision by the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, Gale v. U.S. Department of Labor, Case No. 08-14232 11th Cir. June 25, 2010) (pdf).
The case arose when Michael Gale was terminated from his employment at World Financial Group (“WFG”). Gale filed a Whistleblower complaint with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, which enforces the SOX Whistleblower provisions. Gale alleged that he was terminated because he opposed decisions made by company officers relating to waste and misuse of corporate funds, and because he raised concerns regarding the alleged violation of SEC rules and regulations.
ILN Today Post
July 22, 2010
Just a quick update on our previous post. BC Hydro announced today that it received registrations from 14 proponents for 19 bioenergy projects in response to the May 31 Bioenergy Phase 2 Call request for proposals. Names of the proponents or descriptions of the projects have not been released.