By McDermott Will & Emery and Jeremy White on Oct 19, 2017
Posted In Benefit Controversies, Employee Benefits, Employment, Health and Welfare Plans, Labor
To recruit and retain top talent, employers often offer benefits more generous than required under the law. Such benefits include unlimited vacation, paid maternity leave and paid paternity leave. However, a recent US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) lawsuit filed against Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (Estee Lauder) reveals how even the most well-intentioned of programs...
By Evan A. Belosa, Fredric D. Firestone, Jeremy White and Thomas P. Conaghan on Jan 5, 2017
Posted In Employment, Privacy and Data Security
Large fines have recently been imposed against public companies due to using confidentiality provisions that violate whistleblower provisions under federal securities law. Many standard confidentiality clauses in employment agreements, severance agreements, release agreements, non-compete agreements and other employment related agreements will violate these whistleblower provisions. Recently, the Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations at the...