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Managing the Modern Workplace
V&E International Labor & Employment Resources

The Gatekeepers’ Course: Navigating Evolving Trends in Corporate Governance and Compliance 05-29-2019

Vinson & Elkins invites you to a discussion of this year’s trending legal issues affecting public companies. This program is an excellent forum for internal legal teams to get perspectives from our lawyers on the issues companies are currently facing on a daily basis. 

Employment in the Energy Sector 05-20-2019

First published in Practical Law, May 2019

V&E counsel Martin Luff discusses employment in the oil and gas sector and the power and renewable energy sector.

When CEOs Go Rogue: Director Oversight of Corporate Goodwill and Social Capital 09-05-2018

First published in NACD BoardTalk, September 4, 2018

“The CEO did what?” While this question may be popping up in boardrooms a lot lately, corporate reputation crises are not new.

29th Annual Labor and Employment Law Institute 08-24-2018

V&E Labor & Employment lawyers Chris Bacon and Phileda Tennant are presenting at the State Bar of Texas' 29th Annual Labor and Employment Law Institute, a two-day course on the latest Labor and Employment topics and trends.

No-Poachers Beware: the DOJ and Class Action Plaintiffs Turn Attention to No-Hire Agreements 07-06-2018

First published in ABA Section of Antitrust Law - Cartel & Criminal Practice Committee Newsletter, Summer 2018

Companies that engage in “no poach” agreements with competing employers do so at their peril. Following the October 2016 release of the DOJ/FTC Antitrust Guidance for Human Resources Professionals (“HR Guidelines”) making clear that “no-poach” or “mutual no-hire” agreements would be a focus of enforcement going forward, the DOJ has made good on the promise to bring new enforcement actions in this area.

UT Law’s 25th Annual Labor and Employment Law Conference 05-10-2018

Sean Becker, head of V&E’s Labor & Employment practice, is leading a session entitled, “Anti-SLAPP for Employment Lawyers” at UT Law’s 25th Annual Labor and Employment Law Conference, a premier program on employment law practice in Texas. 

DOJ Follows Through on Threat to Challenge “No Poach” Agreements 04-16-2018

V&E Antitrust Update E-communication, April 16, 2018

Delivering on its recent pronouncements to make antitrust scrutiny in the employment area an enforcement priority, the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division (“DOJ”) announced that it has reached a settlement with two of the world’s largest rail equipment suppliers to resolve allegations that the companies maintained long-standing agreements not to compete for employees.

Diversity Matters: Making the Most of Board Diversity 03-29-2018

In this presentation, governance professionals from V&E and Deloitte discuss the current interest in board diversity, and how companies can leverage their current board composition to address their investors’ concerns. 

August Breakfast Connection 08-10-2017

Hosted by Greater Heights Area Chamber of Commerce

V&E Labor & Employment Counsel Christopher Bacon will speak about current trends in labor and payroll law at the Greater Heights Area Chamber of Commerce’s August Breakfast Connection.

International Human Rights and Ethical Obligations for Texas Lawyers 07-01-2017

First published by Texas Bar Journal, July 2017

The concept of “international human rights” is based on the International Bill of Human Rights, which is derived from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights—adopted by the U.N. General Assembly in 1948—and two international treaties, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the International Covenant on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights. 

Jevic: Structured Dismissal SCOTUS Ruling 03-27-2017

V&E Restructuring and Reorganization Updates E-communication, March 27, 2017

The Supreme Court limited the use of “structured dismissals” in chapter 11 cases on March 22, 2017, overturning a ruling of the Third Circuit. The Court stressed that any distribution scheme in connection with a proposed chapter 11 structured dismissal must follow the basic priority rules of the Bankruptcy Code absent consent of the affected parties. Importantly, however, the Supreme Court avoided determining that interim modifications of the priority scheme cannot be permitted at any time during a case. 

Workers’ Compensation Insurance: Do You Have the Coverage You Think You Do? 06-03-2016

There are several benefits to workers’ compensation insurance. For example, it provides benefits to an employee in the event of a workplace injury and provides an exclusive remedy protecting the employer from most types of negligence claims.

The Gatekeepers’ Course: Navigating Evolving Trends in Corporate Governance and Compliance 05-29-2019

Vinson & Elkins invites you to a discussion of this year’s trending legal issues affecting public companies. This program is an excellent forum for internal legal teams to get perspectives from our lawyers on the issues companies are currently facing on a daily basis. 

29th Annual Labor and Employment Law Institute 08-24-2018

V&E Labor & Employment lawyers Chris Bacon and Phileda Tennant are presenting at the State Bar of Texas' 29th Annual Labor and Employment Law Institute, a two-day course on the latest Labor and Employment topics and trends.

UT Law’s 25th Annual Labor and Employment Law Conference 05-10-2018

Sean Becker, head of V&E’s Labor & Employment practice, is leading a session entitled, “Anti-SLAPP for Employment Lawyers” at UT Law’s 25th Annual Labor and Employment Law Conference, a premier program on employment law practice in Texas. 

August Breakfast Connection 08-10-2017

Hosted by Greater Heights Area Chamber of Commerce

V&E Labor & Employment Counsel Christopher Bacon will speak about current trends in labor and payroll law at the Greater Heights Area Chamber of Commerce’s August Breakfast Connection.

Diversity Matters: Making the Most of Board Diversity 03-29-2018

In this presentation, governance professionals from V&E and Deloitte discuss the current interest in board diversity, and how companies can leverage their current board composition to address their investors’ concerns. 

Employment in the Energy Sector 05-20-2019

First published in Practical Law, May 2019

V&E counsel Martin Luff discusses employment in the oil and gas sector and the power and renewable energy sector.

When CEOs Go Rogue: Director Oversight of Corporate Goodwill and Social Capital 09-05-2018

First published in NACD BoardTalk, September 4, 2018

“The CEO did what?” While this question may be popping up in boardrooms a lot lately, corporate reputation crises are not new.

No-Poachers Beware: the DOJ and Class Action Plaintiffs Turn Attention to No-Hire Agreements 07-06-2018

First published in ABA Section of Antitrust Law - Cartel & Criminal Practice Committee Newsletter, Summer 2018

Companies that engage in “no poach” agreements with competing employers do so at their peril. Following the October 2016 release of the DOJ/FTC Antitrust Guidance for Human Resources Professionals (“HR Guidelines”) making clear that “no-poach” or “mutual no-hire” agreements would be a focus of enforcement going forward, the DOJ has made good on the promise to bring new enforcement actions in this area.

DOJ Follows Through on Threat to Challenge “No Poach” Agreements 04-16-2018

V&E Antitrust Update E-communication, April 16, 2018

Delivering on its recent pronouncements to make antitrust scrutiny in the employment area an enforcement priority, the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division (“DOJ”) announced that it has reached a settlement with two of the world’s largest rail equipment suppliers to resolve allegations that the companies maintained long-standing agreements not to compete for employees.

International Human Rights and Ethical Obligations for Texas Lawyers 07-01-2017

First published by Texas Bar Journal, July 2017

The concept of “international human rights” is based on the International Bill of Human Rights, which is derived from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights—adopted by the U.N. General Assembly in 1948—and two international treaties, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the International Covenant on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights. 

Jevic: Structured Dismissal SCOTUS Ruling 03-27-2017

V&E Restructuring and Reorganization Updates E-communication, March 27, 2017

The Supreme Court limited the use of “structured dismissals” in chapter 11 cases on March 22, 2017, overturning a ruling of the Third Circuit. The Court stressed that any distribution scheme in connection with a proposed chapter 11 structured dismissal must follow the basic priority rules of the Bankruptcy Code absent consent of the affected parties. Importantly, however, the Supreme Court avoided determining that interim modifications of the priority scheme cannot be permitted at any time during a case. 

Workers’ Compensation Insurance: Do You Have the Coverage You Think You Do? 06-03-2016

There are several benefits to workers’ compensation insurance. For example, it provides benefits to an employee in the event of a workplace injury and provides an exclusive remedy protecting the employer from most types of negligence claims.

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