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PLSA Launches ESG And Stewardship Guidance
On 18 June 2019, the PLSA published a new guide to help pension funds comply with the new ESG requirements coming into force from 1 October 2019, and support them in achieving good practice into the future.
29 Jul 2019
NY Toughens Sexual Harassment And Discrimination Laws
On June 19, 2019, the New York State Assembly and Senate passed an omnibus bill (A08421/S06577) proposing sweeping amendments to existing state sexual harassment and discrimination laws.
United States
10 Jul 2019
Southern District Of New York Denies Motion For Judgment On The Pleadings, Rejecting Argument That Code Of Conduct Statements Were Inactionable Puffery
On June 11, 2019, Judge Colleen McMahon of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York denied defendants' motion for judgment on the pleadings in a putative securities class action...
United States
9 Jul 2019
Energy Outlook 2019
2019 looks set to be a dynamic year in the energy markets, with the oil & gas industry potentially going back into growth mode, the accelerated expansion of renewable energy worldwide and a new chapter in the development of nuclear power
United States
11 Feb 2019
Investment Association Publishes Principles Of Remuneration For 2019
On 22 November 2018, the IA published its principles of remuneration for 2019 against the backdrop of the 2018 Code.
United States
4 Feb 2019
California District Court Dismisses Exchange Act Claims Based On The PSLRA Safe Harbor For Forward Looking Statements
On December 13, 2018, Judge Manuel L. Real of the United States District Court for the Central District of California granted defendants' motion to dismiss plaintiffs' first amended complaint asserting claims for violations of ...
United States
25 Jan 2019
2019 Proxy Season – Quick Reference Guide
'Tis the season, and no, we do not mean the holiday season. Although it may seem like you just filed your 2018 proxy, the 2019 proxy season is upon us
United States
2 Jan 2019
Southern District Of New York Denies Motion To Dismiss Putative Securities Class Action Against Diamond Jewelry Retailer, Finding Sufficient Allegations Of False Misstatements Regarding Credit Portfolio And Sexual Harassment Litigation
On November 26, 2018, Judge Colleen McMahon of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York denied a motion to dismiss a putative securities class action against Signet
United States
10 Dec 2018
UK Conduct Regulator Wants Improvements To Banks' Whistleblowing Arrangements
On November 14, 2018, the FCA published the outcome of its review of firms' whistleblowing arrangements.
30 Nov 2018
Tax On Termination Payments: The New Law In Practice
In April 2018, the new regime relating to the tax treatment of certain payments made on termination of employment (in particular, payments in lieu of notice (PILONs)) came into effect.
23 Nov 2018
UK Regulator Highlights Role Of Remuneration Committee Chair As A Senior Manager
On November 1, 2018, the U.K. FCA published a letter (dated August 20, 2018) addressed to the Chair of the Remuneration Committee of banks and large investment firms ...
14 Nov 2018
House Of Commons Business, Energy And Industrial Strategy Committee Published Report On Gender Pay Gap Reporting
On 2 August 2018, the House of Commons' Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee published a report on gender pay gap reporting.
26 Oct 2018
UK Serious Fraud Office To Recruit New Senior Staff To Management Team
On September 27, 2018, the U.K.'s Serious Fraud Office announced that it will be restructuring and expanding its management team ...
18 Oct 2018
Tackling The Gender Pay Gap
Share Incentives analysis: In the wake of research by the CMI into the GPG at FTSE 100 companies, which revealed that female CEOs earn less than half as much as their male counterparts, Sam Whitaker...
United States
12 Oct 2018
US Federal Reserve Board Division Of Research And Statistics Director, David Wilcox, To Retire
On August 20, 2018, the U.S. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System Announced that David Wilcox, the director of the Federal Reserve Board's Division of Research and Statistics ...
United States
6 Sep 2018
Addressing Sexual Harassment Claims At The Board Level
In today's environment, no industry is immune from claims of workplace harassment. Allegations can not only tarnish a company's
United States
15 Aug 2018
BEIS Statement On Women On Boards
The Government commissioned the Hampton-Alexander review to look into ensuring women at the top of business are recognised, promoted and rewarded.
27 Jul 2018
EU And UK Authorities Clarify Clearing Obligation Expectations For Pension Schemes
On July 3, 2018, the European Securities and Markets Authority published a statement on the transitional exemption from the clearing obligation for pension scheme arrangements ...
European Union
19 Jul 2018
Real Estate Structures Enabling Investors To Use The Section 199A Qualified Business Income Deduction
The article provides a brief analysis of the implications of the new 20 percent business income deduction available to pass-through entities and real estate investment trusts under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.
United States
19 Jun 2018
Hot Topics: Enforceability Of Arbitration Provisions In Employment Agreements
On May 21, 2018, in a 5-4 decision, the United States Supreme Court held, in Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis, that arbitration clauses in employment contracts requiring individualized proceedings are enforceable and thereby preclude employees from bringing collective or class action suits regarding workplace claims
United States
19 Jun 2018
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