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Employee benefits issues prominent in restructuring and bankruptcy cases

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With a recession overdue, employee benefits practitioners should be ready when employers face financial distress and should understand how employee benefits are treated in bankruptcy. Recent developments involving executive compensation, pension funding, and withdrawal liability give a glimpse of what ...

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New Labor Department rule clarifies ‘joint employer’ standard

This Nov. 25, 2019, file photo shows McDonald's sign above the fast food restaurant near downtown Los Angeles. The Labor Department issued a final rule Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020, that clarifies when a worker is employed by more than one company, an issue that affects franchise businesses such as McDonald's and firms that have outsourced services such as cleaning and maintenance. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)

The Labor Department issued a final rule Jan. 12 that clarifies when a worker is employed by more than one company, an issue that affects franchise businesses such as McDonald’s and firms that have outsourced services such as cleaning and maintenance. The ...

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2020 changes to NLRB representation election rules

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The National Labor Relations Board recently announced significant changes to its rules regarding representation elections.  The new rules undo many of the controversial 2014 modifications made by the Obama board, as discussed below.  These changes are not scheduled to become effective until ...

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