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U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Presumption of Prudence for Benefit Plan Investments in Employer Stock
August 2014
Fred R. Green, Edward B. Stevenson
ERISA Alert
In Fifth Third Bancorp v. Dudenhoeffer, a unanimous Supreme Court rejected the presumption of prudence doctrine (also known as the Moench doctrine), which is applicable to claims against fiduciaries of benefit plans that invest in the sponsoring employer’s stock. The elimination of the presumption of prudence is expected to make it easier for plaintiffs to pursue claims for breach of fiduciary duty when there is a significant drop in the value of employer stock held in an employee benefit plan.
Important Reminder for all New York City Employers: New York City's Paid Sick Time Law Goes into Effect April 1, 2014
March 2014
Mara B. Levin, Carol M. Goodman
Employment Alert
New York City's Earned Sick Time Act will go into effect for certain employers on April 1, 2014.  The Act requires virtually all private-sector employers to provide their full-time and part-time New York City employees who work for more than 80 hours in a calendar year up to five paid sick leave days per year.
The Impact of Pending and Existing Employment Legislation on Employment Lawyers and Clients
November 1, 2010
The Impact of Recent Regulatory Developments in Employment Law, published by Aspatore Books
Employment litigation specialist Carol Goodman authors a book chapter on what laws -- existing and pending -- affect employment attorneys and their clients, and in what way. The chapter is part of a larger book covering regulatory changes in employment law.
California Workers' Compensation Laws Present Unique Challenges for Pro Sports Teams
April 23, 2010
Irwin A. Kishner
Sports Litigation Alert
Irwin Kishner authored the article "California Workers' Compensation Laws Present Unique Challenges for Pro Sports Teams" in Sports Litigation Alert. The article, which Julie Albinsky assisted in preparing, discusses how professional athletes can benefit from California's "employee-friendly workers' compensation landscape."
Repricing Underwater Stock Options
May 27, 2009
Stephen E. Fox
SEC Trends & Developments, the newsletter published by the accounting firm Eisner LLP.
Public companies with out-of-the-money stock options should consider repricing those underwater options, Stephen Fox writes in the accounting firm's newsletter in a new section called From The Bar. Repricing options so they are in the money is one way of compensating employees and aligning their interests with those of their employers.
Consumer Bankruptcy Act: Employee Benefit and Executive Compensation Provisions
Winter 2005
Stephen B. Selbst
Benefits Law Journal
Stephen Selbst's article on the Consumer Bankruptcy Act appears in the Benefits Law Journal.
Ten Steps to an Effective Document Retention Program
December 2004
Jennifer Smith Finnegan
LJN's Product Liability Law & Strategy
Jennifer Smith Finnegan authors this article on document retention.
HIPAA Regulations Unintended Effect
July 2, 2001
Ronald J. Levine
New York Law Journal, Health Care Section
Ron Levine's article "HIPAA Regulations Unintended Effect" appears in the Health Care Section of the New York Law Journal.