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Yes, You Can Enforce Non-Compete Clauses

October 4, 2007
California is most notorious for this, but in recent years several states have considered or passed legislation limiting the use of employee noncompetition agreements. Courts in other jurisdictions have cut back on the ways in which such agreements may be used, often in contradictory and confusing decisions. But employers still can use non-compete agreements. Here are some of the lesser-known methods.
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Broad Definition Creates Potential Pitfalls for Employers

September 20, 2007
The voluminous Treasury Department regulations issued in April cover nonqualified deferred compensation arrangements and also regulate compensation devices that many employers have not typically considered as deferred compensation. The penalty for noncompliance is a 20 percent additional tax (imposed on the employee) on the amount of deferred compensation, which includes income plus interest. Further, employers may be subject to withholding and reporting tax penalties. Here is what employers need to know.
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Bush’s Attorney General Nominee Ruled in Cash-Balance Plan Case

September 19, 2007
Judge Michael Mukasey, in a case involving a cash-balance plan offered by PricewaterhouseCoopers, ruled last year that the plan did not discriminate against older employees. The plan, Mukasey ruled, was age neutral ‘because each participant receives the same pay credit and interest credit each year.’
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