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UK Holiday Pay Inactivity – Inertia or Strategy?

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We were in the hallowed legal portals of Farringdon’s Bleeding Heart Restaurant last week for a client dinner on the still vexed issue of holiday pay. “Hallowed legal portals”, because so far as I know, no other restaurant has been cited so frequently in the employment law reports as just the only place to go for a …

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Thanksgiving Treat: Executive Branch Gift Rules in for Rewrite

As the nation looks forward to giving thanks with family and friends, the Office of Government Ethics (OGE) will be proposing revisions to regulations that specify when employees of the federal executive branch must say, “No, thanks.” These changes are only proposals at this time and have not yet taken effect. Many of the changes are intended to make …

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U.S. Department of Education Issues New Guidance on Incentive Compensation Regulations


On Friday, November 27, 2015, the U.S. Department of Education (the “Department”) will publish guidance in the Federal Register regarding its October 29, 2010 changes to the incentive compensation regulations at 34 C.F.R. § 668.14(b)(22) that took legal effect July 1, 2011. Those revised regulations removed a “safe harbor” that had previously permitted certain graduation-based or completion-based …

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The Viral Spiral: How An Employee’s Facebook Post Dragged Her Employer Into A Social Media Controversy

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Instances of deplorable racism have sparked recent protests on the University of Missouri’s campus. Not surprisingly, these protests have received a significant amount of media attention. On Nov. 13, 2015, however, the world’s attention shifted to the horrific terrorist attacks in Paris. We have since been inundated with 24-hour news coverage on developments related to …

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It’s (Not) Academic: Cybersecurity Is a Must for Universities and Academic Medical Centers

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Cutting-edge research institutions need cutting-edge cybersecurity to protect their IP and critical personal and financial data.  Universities hold vast repositories of valuable information, including student healthcare information, patient information from academic medical centers, and financial and personal data from applicants, donors, students, faculty, and staff.  So it’s no surprise hackers have been targeting universities lately—in …

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