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Cass.crim.13 novembre 2018, n°17-81.398 La Cour de cassation vient de juger qu’un employeur doit réparer le préjudice subi par un salarié du fait de l’infraction de harcèlement moral commis par un autre salarié de l’entreprise. La victime peut en effet demander réparation du préjudice subi à son employeur en sa qualité de commettant. Au cas d’espèce, la responsable des ressources humaines avait été pénalement déclarée responsable de faits de harcèlement moral sur une assistante (condamnation…
Rastignac? Grandet? Swindler? Arsène Lupin? Ponzi scheme concerning letters and manuscripts? The adventures of Gérard X, formidable businessman, founder and manager of the Aristophil company, were abruptly interrupted in November 2014, with the search of the company premises and its property by the judicial police. The company was put into receivership on February 16 2015, and on 4 March of the same year Gérard X was indicted for deceptive marketing practices, organised fraud, laundering, breach of…
The Eighth Circuit has recently reviewed whether a pharmacy benefit manager (”PBM”) is a “health benefit plan” within the meaning of the state statutes in Mississippi, North Carolina, and Georgia such that a pharmacy may bring a claim to enforce the any willing provider laws against PBMs.  Many states have enacted some version of any willing provider laws, which generally require healthcare plans to accept any qualified provider willing to accept the plans’ terms and…
L’imposition des plus-values latentes lors du transfert par les contribuables de leur domicile fiscal hors de France, plus communément nommée Exit Tax, a fait l’objet d’une actualité particulièrement fournie en cette fin d’année 2018. Historique Cette mesure a connu certains atermoiements depuis son entrée en vigueur en 1999. Dans un premier temps, elle a été jugée contraire aux dispositions communautaires par la Cour de justice des Communautés Européennes dans son dispositif de l’époque[1].…
Insurance companies often have their backs against the wall in any dispute.  Typically, in a coverage or premium action brought by the insurance company, it bears the burden of proving its insurance contract and any exclusionary endorsements.  In inter-company disputes that may be a bit easier and the rules may be a bit looser (e.g., reinsurance arbitrations), but in court, the policy has to be proven by the best evidence available. Even if the dispute…
The Polish Government published on 11 January 2019 a first draft of the bill regulating terms of stay of UK nationals and their family members in Poland as a consequence of Brexit. Without this regulation UK nationals would automatically acquire a “third country national” status under the Polish immigration laws and their staying and working in Poland might become illegal pretty much overnight. Therefore, with the aim to ensure at least some minimum protections for…
Under California’s Proposition 65 (Prop 65), any business with 10 or more employees that manufactures, sells, or distributes any consumer product containing a listed substance in California – directly or indirectly – must label the product with a clear and reasonable warning.  As such, understanding and complying with Prop 65, including the new regulations that became effective on August 30, 2018, is critical to companies with supply chains involving California. Our colleagues Kendra Sherman and Danelle Gagliardi recently posted important updates…
Le Parlement entend autoriser le Gouvernement à prendre par ordonnances[1], conformément à l’article 38 de la Constitution, les mesures relevant du domaine de la loi pour tirer les conséquences d’un retrait « sans accord » du Royaume-Uni de l’Union européenne (« no-deal » Brexit). Lesdites ordonnances devraient être prises par le Gouvernement dans un délai de 6 ou 12 mois, selon le cas, à compter de la publication de la loi. Le Gouvernement serait autorisé à prendre…
Majority Rules That Skycap’s Complaint About Bad Tipping Was Not Protected Concerted Activity The National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB” or “Board”) kicked off 2019 with an important decision that significantly narrowed the standard for when an individual employee’s conduct will be found to be “protected concerted activity” under the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA” or “Act”).  In so doing, the Republican-majority Board took another step towards restoring the pre-Obama era conservativism to the NLRB’s interpretation…