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IRS Announces Plan Loans, Hardship Distributions Relief For Victims Of Hurricane Harvey

On August 30, 2017, in Announcement 2017-11, the IRS provided retirement plan loan and distribution relief from retirement plans described in Code Sections 401(a) (including 401(k) plans), 403(a), 403(b), and governmental eligible deferred compensation plans described in 457(b) (collectively “Retirement Plans”) to affected participants.… Continue Reading

New Government Contractor “Blacklisting” Reporting Requirements Put on Hold

Hours before a controversial set of new reporting requirements for government contractors was set to take effect, a federal court in Texas enjoined implementation of the requirements across the country.… Continue Reading

Navigating Non-Compete and Other Key Talent Issues: A Primer for Employers

Finding new customers and growing sales and market share are the Holy Grail.  One way to achieve these objectives is to hire talented sales professionals or managers from competitors.  These individuals already know the market and have relationships with potential new customers.… Continue Reading

Texas employers will welcome the decision in Marsh USA Inc. v. Cook

 By Andrew Wooley           The Supreme Court of Texas’ recent decision in Marsh USA Inc. v. Cook, 54 Tex. Sup. Ct. J. 1234, 2011 WL 2517019, 2011 Tex. LEXIS 465 (Tex. June 24, 2011), will make it easier for employers to enforce a Texas employee’s post-termination covenant not to compete. The decision was not unanimous, however, and … Continue Reading
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