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    Blog: Labor & Employment Law Blog

    Telecommuting – The Reality of Employee Expectations

    Telecommuting is not a new phenomenon. Whether on a full-time, part-time or sporadic basis, telecommuting has been voluntarily offered by employers, and in some cases, required as an accommodation for an employee with a disability for many years. And of course, for many employers telecommuting became a necessity during the pandemic. As employers are returning... Continue Reading

    Blog: Garrigues Intellectual Property Blog

    Lights, camera, action: the next audiovisual hub in southern Europe will soon start filming in Catalonia

    Spain is implementing a series of initiatives to make the country a focal point of audiovisual production. The projects underway include those launched in Catalonia through ‘Catalunya Media City’ and ‘Parc Audiovisual de Catalunya’. The pandemic has led to the closure of some companies but has also, together with the emergence of platforms and the […] La entrada Lights, camera, action: the next audiovisual hub in southern Europe will soon start filming in Catalonia apareció primero en Intellectual and Industrial Property Blog - Garrigues.

    Blog: ALTIUS Blogs

    END OF THE VIGILANCE PHASE IN THE WORKPLACE AS FROM 11 MAY 2022: BACK TO BUSINESS AS USUAL?

    Starting from 11 May 2022, several obligations regarding preventing Covid-19’s spread in the workplace will no longer apply. In particular, the specific prevention measures that employers had to take in accordance with the so-called “Generic Guide” in the event of a pandemic will no longer apply. From 11 May 2022, employers will only have to comply with the preventive measures classically provided for in the Codex on Well-being at Work, as was the case before the pandemic. Moreover, as we informed you in our 25 January 2021 newsflash, the occupational doctor’s prerogatives were enhanced dur...

    Blog: The Business Law Blog

    Lawson Lundell Submission on Draft Excessive Interest and Financing Expenses Limitation Legislation

    On February 4, the federal government put forward draft legislation setting out the new Excessive Interest and Financing Expenses Limitation (EIFEL) regime. EIFEL is intended to prevent erosion of the Canadian tax base by limiting net interest and financing deductions of certain Canadian taxpayers generally to 30% of earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and ...

    Blog: Ireland IP & Technology Law Blog

    Another Step Closer to a Unified EU Patent Court

    We reported last year that the Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court (UPC) were progressing. The main hurdle to clear was sufficient countries ratifying the Protocol on the Provisional Application (PAP-Protocol) of the UPC Agreement to allow the provisional application period (PAP) to begin. On 27 September 2021 Germany ratified the PAP-Protocol and on 15...Continue Reading…

    Blog: Biologics Blog

    Federal Circuit Upholds Jury Award, Weighs in on Willfulness Standard, in Adynovate® Dispute

    According to the Federal Circuit, $173 million was the right damages award for almost three years of patent infringement resulting from Baxalta’s sale of its biologic product Adynovate® (Antihemophilic Factor (Recombinant), PEGylated).  In Bayer Healthcare LLC v. Baxalta Inc., et al., Nos. 2019-2418, 2020-1017 (Fed. Cir. 2021), the circuit court upheld an award to Bayer [...]

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