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    New IRS Guidance for Calculation of Hours Worked by Adjunct Faculty and Student Employees under the Affordable Care Act

    The Internal Revenue Service recently provided much anticipated guidance concerning the application of the Affordable Care Act (the “Act”) to adjunct faculty and student employees. The shared responsibility provisions of the Act require that employers provide all full-time employees with affordable, minimum value health coverage. However, college administrators have been faced with the daunting task […]

    May Employees “Waive” Goodbye to Whistleblower Protections Post Dodd-Frank?

    The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (“Dodd-Frank”), signed into law in 2010, has brought changes to the whistleblower landscape. Dodd-Frank § 922 amended the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (“Exchange Act”) and Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (“SOX”) by adding new provisions specifically geared towards providing whistleblower protections. However, much debate has ignited […]

    SAC Capital Advisors Pleads Guilty to Criminal Fraud Charges

    SAC Capital Advisors recently pled guilty to criminal fraud charges as part of a deal with the government that requires the Connecticut hedge fund firm to pay a record $1.8 billion to settle charges that it allowed, if not encouraged, insider trading to occur for more than a decade. The guilty plea follows a multi-year […]

    Is Predictive Coding the Right Litigation Strategy for Your Company?

    Many companies associate the discovery phase of a lawsuit with numerous attorneys manually reviewing each one of its hundreds, if not thousands or millions, of documents. While such manual review certainly has its advantages, modern technology utilizing predictive coding may assist in expediting the document review process. Predictive coding is becoming increasingly popular due to […]