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By Asa Markel
Less than a year after the West Coast ports of the United States recovered from labor disputes that resulted in significant transportation delays, the 2016...
By Masuda, Funai, Eifert & Mitchell, Ltd.
Rein F. Krammer and David J. Stein capped off nearly two years of tireless effort on behalf of an optical development company with a week-long arbitration hearing in New York City...
By Masanari Katsumi
One challenge that U.S. subsidiaries of foreign companies often face is formulating a sick or vacation day policy that is consistent and comparable with what other locally-owned companies...
By Alan Kaplan
Employment lawyers representing management dread holiday parties, and for good reason. For one, employees, in the spirit of celebrating the holidays, may get carried away and engage in inappropriate behaviour...
By Stephen M. Proctor
As many attorneys know, attorneys have been the frequent target of scams, such as those promising a big fee to assist in transferring funds to or from overseas or to assist in a collection case.
By Frank J. Del Barto
In a potentially disruptive decision, Judge Amos L. Mazzant issued a permanent injunction that prevents the Department of Labor from implementing or enforcing its Final Salary-Level Rule.
By Nancy Sasamoto, Masanari Katsumi, Asa Markel
Your company has trained your sales force not to discuss prices with competitors or engage in anti-competitive conduct...
By Masuda, Funai, Eifert & Mitchell, Ltd.
The DOS makes 50,000 "green cards" available annually to persons from countries with low rates of immigration to the United States.
By Asa Markel
The federal district court in New Jersey recently denied an appeal by maritime creditors of Hanjin to lift bankruptcy protections and allow arrest of Hanjin's vessels in and near U.S. ports.
By Asa Markel
A number of towage and bunker suppliers have requested the intervention of a district court judge to clarify whether the U.S. Bankruptcy Court has authority to "effectively extinguish... maritime liens" on chartered vessels.
By Asa Markel
Where shippers or forwarders cannot avoid exposure under their contracts, they may still have to resort to insurance.
By Frank J. Del Barto, Jiwon Juliana Yhee, Masanari Katsumi
On Wednesday, September 28, 2016, the Employment, Labor and Benefits Group will hold its annual seminar. Speakers will provide information and updates on the following topics:
By Asa Markel
In China, where the largest number of Hanjin vessels have reportedly been arrested, the Model Law has not been adopted.
By Asa Markel
If Hanjin Shipping Co. Ltd. fails in its attempts to reorganize and emerge from bankruptcy proceedings in Korea, it would represent the largest container shipping company to date to collapse.
By Nancy Sasamoto, Alan Kaplan
On July 28, 2016, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, unequivocally reaffirmed that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 does not prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation.