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Manufacturing & Distribution Client Alert - April 2017
When it comes to maintaining their competitive edge, most companies rely, to a greater or lesser extent, on safeguarding technological and other proprietary methods, processes and information against disclosure to, and use by, their competitors.
By Robert E. Smartschan and Robert J. Barry

Employment Law Alert - April 5, 2017
Yesterday the federal appellate court sitting in Chicago ruled squarely that Title VII covers discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation in Hively v. Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana.
By John M. Bredehoft and Labor & Employment

Employment Law Update - New OSHA/VOSH Poster and Injury Reporting Rules
In response to a change mandated by its federal counterpart, OSHA, the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry, Division of Occupational Safety and Health (VOSH) promulgated a new administrative regulation regarding reporting of injuries and enhanced anti-retaliation procedures.
By Randy C. Sparks Jr. and Labor & Employment

Private Client Services Update - Trump is President and Republicans Control Both Chambers of Congress…
Whether or not the federal estate tax will be eliminated by the current government is as yet uncertain.
By Alison V. Lennarz and Private Client Services

Employment Law Alert - Increase to Exemption Salary Requirement Delayed
On the evening of November 22, 2016, Texas U.S. District Judge Amos Mazzant sided with the 21 states and issued an order that blocks the DOL’s exemption salary increase for the time being.
By Burt H. Whitt and Labor & Employment

Credit Union Legal Update - Winter 2017
It is a well-known fact that federal credit unions are not permitted to directly compensate members of their boards of directors. As a result, a number of FCUs are converting to state charters primarily so they can pay their directors.
By E. Andrew Keeney

Employment Law Update - Winter 2017
Less than three weeks before the anticipated December 1, 2016, effective date of the Department of Labor (DOL) Rule doubling the exemption salary requirement to $47,476 per year, a U.S. District Judge in Texas entered an order temporarily blocking the increase.
By Labor & Employment