When I first started advising employers in the early 1990s, a common problem was the terminated employee who demanded to be paid for a large amount of unused vacation time. In recent years, employers have gotten much smarter when it comes to managing employee leave.
On January 1, 2021, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2021 became law. Section 6501 of the NDAA includes amendments to the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the “Exchange Act”), expanding the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (the “SEC”) ability to obtain disgorgement and other equitable relief in cases involving securities fraud.
PFAS regulation is one of the hot environmental topics and a key issue to watch during this next year. In this series of posts, V&E will address the increasing regulatory attention concerning a group of chemicals known as PFAS and the potential impacts this may have on affected industries.
The Department of Justice (DOJ) Antitrust Division has obtained its first criminal indictment based on an illegal conspiracy between two companies that agreed not to solicit each other’s employees — a so-called “no-poach” agreement.
A recent decision out of the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals serves as a useful reminder that the rules regarding apparent authority in contracting apply differently to government employees than to government contractors.
On November 20, 2020, Vinson & Elkins attorneys Tom Leatherbury, Lindsey Pryor and Jeremy Gonzalez, in partnership with American Gateways, succeeded in obtaining an order from the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals granting their petition for panel rehearing on behalf of an asylum seeker from Eritrea in Northeast Africa.