"The Importance of Being Earnest About Bankruptcy," Bankruptcy and Employment Law360 (November 8, 2011). Co-Authors: James E. Kellett and Christine Hawes.
New York-based Labor & Employment Group partner James E. Kellet and associate Christine Hawes write about how to avoid employment pitfalls that commonly occur during bankruptcy proceedings, and their consequences.
According to Kellett and Hawes, “In those cases in which a plaintiff has not disclosed his [employment] claims in the bankruptcy petition, and defense counsel discovers this, a defendant can move to dismiss the plaintiff’s action under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 12(h), or similar state court rule, depending upon the venue.”
"New Traps: Whistle-Blower Protections In the Dodd-Frank Act," Legal Report, a publication of the Society for Human Resource Management (April 2011). Co-Author: Alyssa S. Parsons.
"Health Care Reform Is Here -- Now What?: What Employers, Employees, and Health Plans Need to Know Right Now About Health Care Reform," Employee Benefit Plan Review (August 2010). Co-Authors: William J. Flanagan, Kendra D. Miller, Jeffrey W. Pagano and Joel D. Wood.
San Francisco-based associate Alyssa S. Parsons writes about whistle-blower protections and incentives under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act in SHRM's Legal Report. According to Parsons, "These whistle-blower protections reach well beyond the financial services industry and are not limited to public companies. Public and private employers across all industries need to be aware of how these new whistle-blower laws could impact their businesses so that they can take steps to safeguard their companies from whistle-blower claims."
"Ledbetter Legislation Enacted - Now What?," Employment Law360 (January 30, 2009). Co-Authors: Kris D. Meade, Ursula Kubal Guzman and Christopher Calsyn.
Crowell & Moring LLP Labor and Employment Group partners William J. Flanagan, Kendra D. Miller, Jeffrey W. Pagano, and associate Joel D. Wood write about what employers, employees and health plans need to know about health care reform.
Crowell & Moring’s Labor & Employment Group partner Kris D. Meade, counsel Ursula Kubal Guzman, and associate Christopher Calsyn write about the enactment of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act ("Ledbetter Act") by President Obama. Meade, Guzman and Calsyn warn that the new legislation could result in increased litigation over pay issues, and that companies should take steps to defend their compensation decisions.