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Dinsmore & Shohl LLP | January 2024

On January 9, 2024, the U.S. Department of Labor (the “DOL”) announced the final rule regarding when employers can classify workers as independent contractors under federal labor law. The DOL first proposed the rule in October of 2022. What Employers Need to Know The DOL’s new rule has consequences for employers. More individuals are likely to be classified as employees rather than independent contractors. Most federal and state labor laws apply only to employees ...

TSMP Law Corporation | January 2024

    The world will be increasingly marked by change and at ever faster speeds. Future leaders will need new skills. The three years from 2020 to 2023 will be remembered as a turning point for humanity. 2020’s opening act was the explosion of the Covid-19 pandemic which left indelible changes on how mankind organises their home, works and sets life priorities ...

Buchalter | January 2024

By Christina Morgan and Steve Nakasone This year alone, seven new states have passed comprehensive consumer privacy laws. Businesses operating nationwide will soon have to contend with twelve separate consumer privacy laws. A current list of the states with consumer privacy laws, and their effective dates, is below ...

Carey Olsen | January 2024

Carly Parrott rejoins Carey Olsen as Head of Employment in Guernsey Carly previously served as counsel in Carey Olsen's employment team in Guernsey from 2017 to 2020 and brings with her a wealth of experience and an established reputation as one of the Island's top employment lawyers ...

ALTIUS/Tiberghien | January 2024

Following the Act of 19 December 2023 (published on 27 December 2023), the legislator has introduced a reconciliation procedure in the commercial and labour courts as well as in the courts of appeal. Previous situation The tool that Father Christmas has just added to the Belgian ADR toolbox is not new. Reconciling the parties has expressly been part of each court’s remit since 2018 ...

ALTIUS/Tiberghien | January 2024

Benchmarking is a vital tool in the development and improvement of a franchise network, and will benefit franchisees and franchisors alike. A good benchmark, whether financial and/or operational requires the communication of accurate and relevant documents and information between the franchisee and the franchisor, which is best organised in a clear and detailed manner in the franchise agreement ...

Lavery Lawyers | January 2024

Can a patent be infringed even if the patented product is not manufactured, assembled, or even used?  Indeed, such infringement is possible. In fact, this is known as the theory of inducement of infringement. Naturally, acts of ?inducement? must meet certain conditions before inducement of infringement can be found. The Federal Court of Appeal recently clarified these conditions ...

In the fourth quarter of 2023, Sen. Raphael Warnock, D-Ga., made industry news, important banking and financial rule changes were implemented, and Georgia's Department of Banking and Finance quietly issued important new regulatory guidance on a handful of topics. Warnock Addresses Banking Committee, Introduces Legislation First, during a three-plus hour U.S ...

Han Kun Law Offices | January 2024

Barely a week ago on December 29, 2023, China's legislative body passed and President Xi Jinping signed into law the newly revised Company Law, effective from July 1, 2024 (the "New Law"). It makes a big splash to the business community for both the law's as-pillar significance, and the striking degree of revisions (over a quarter of provisions are involved with major changes) ...

Carey | January 2024

On January 3rd, 2024, the Senate approved, with 32 votes in favor, the Report of the Constitutional, Legislative, Judicial and Regulatory Affairs (“the Report”), on the Bill to amend the Data Protection Law and creates the Data Protection Agency (Bulletin No. 11144-07/11092-07), (“the Bill”). However, despite the approval of the Report concerning amendments and proposals of the Chamber of Deputies, 24 of these were ultimately rejected ...

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP | January 2024

In June of 2022, the Supreme Court of the United States unanimously held in American Hospital Association v. Becerra that the United States Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) overstepped their statutory authority when cutting 340B-related reimbursements to hospitals from 2018 through 2022 ...

Carey Olsen | January 2024

Carey Olsen advises Pomvom on Business Combination Agreement The proposed transaction would give Pomvom a total equity value of US$125 million and is anticipated to close in Q3 2024. At closing, Pomvom will be listed on the Nasdaq in the United States.  Carey Olsen counsel Dylan Wiltermuth and associate Tyler Hawley from the Cayman Islands office advised Pomvom, alongside US counsel Greenberg Traurig LLP and Israeli law firms Goldfarb Gross Seligman & Co. and Barnea Jaffa Lande ...

What do you do when you have a safety incident on a job? Are you prepared? This article will focus on some things to consider if you have a safety incident. Assistance The No. 1 priority should be to safely assist anyone that has been injured if you can. Time can be of the essence when safety events occur. You may need to call 911 depending on the circumstances. Do not wait for someone else to call 911. You may need to administer first aid ...

Heuking | January 2024

 Please note the following press release. This press release is available at our homepage Roman Ettl-Steger, Salaried Partner based at the Munich office, and an interdisciplinary team from Heuking comprehensively advised a group of entrepreneurs and senior managers, led by family entrepreneur Martin Schoeller, on the structuring of GESI Green Energy Storage Initiative SE (GESI) ...

Simonsen Vogt Wiig AS | January 2024

Frank C. Aase has more than 16 years of experience assisting companies facing financial challenges, providing support to banking and company clients. He is regularly appointed as a trustee in bankruptcy and serves as the leader of the Norwegian Bar Association’s legal committee for bankruptcy, composition, security rights, enforcement, and debt collection. Frank comes from Brækhus Advokatfirma, where he previously served as managing partner ...

Carey Olsen | January 2024

Guernsey: an ideal domicile for continuation funds Guernsey provides an ideal domicile for continuation funds, with proportionate, principle-based regulation, and a neutral tax environment, facilitating quick-to-market establishments and competitive ongoing costs ...

Simonsen Vogt Wiig AS | January 2024

Inflation and increasing interest rates continued to dominate headlines in financial markets in 2023. As central banks struggled to combat inflation and interest rates continued to increase, borrowers’ borrowing costs increased throughout the year. Increased borrowing costs caused some borrowers to default on their loans, requesting waivers and amendments or initiating a restructuring of their debt ...

Simonsen Vogt Wiig AS | December 2023

Mergers – recent cases On 15 December 2023, Nordea’s acquisition of Danske Bank’s private customer portfolio was unconditionally cleared after a phase II investigation. The market for banking services holds great significance for Norwegian consumers, prompting a thorough examination of Nordea’s acquisition of Danske Bank’s private customer operations by the NCA ...

Simonsen Vogt Wiig AS | December 2023

Climate and environment In November 2023, SVW assisted Greenpeace and Nature and Youth Norway in a new climate case before the District Court of Oslo. The plaintiffs challenge the validity of three new oil field approvals on the Norwegian Continental Shelf and ask for a temporary injunction ...

ALRUD Law Firm | December 2023

****Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,**** We would like to update you on recent precedent-setting judgements by Russian courts in matters involving foreign businesses that decided to leave Russia. On 17 October 2023, the Arbitrazh court of Moscow city sustained the claim by Russian bank PJSC Sovkombank against Citibank N.A. (a US company) and its Russian subsidiary JSC KB Citibank concerning the joint recovery of US$24m in losses1. On 21 December 2023, an appeals court upheld the judgement ...

Simonsen Vogt Wiig AS | December 2023

Enhanced obligations for the employer in reorganizations and redundancies From January 1, 2024, certain employer obligations that previously applied to each separate company will now extend to all companies within a corporate group. The legislative changes mandate that the employer is obliged to consider (and offer to the employee) other suitable work throughout the group, even if the employee is not formally employed in any of the other companies within the group ...

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP | December 2023

Beginning January 1, 2024, companies created or registered in the United States will have to report information about their ownership to the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), a bureau of the U.S. Department of the Treasury, pursuant to The Corporate Transparency Act (“CTA” or the “Act”). For more information, see our prior alert on this topic here ...

Kudun and Partners | December 2023

Intellectual property disputes can have staggering financial implications for businesses. One of the most notable examples is the IP battle between Samsung and Apple, which transcended borders and delved into the intricate details of design and utility patents. At the peak of their dispute in the U.S., Apple was awarded over$1 billionin damages in 2012. This case underscores the critical importance of comprehensive IP protection, not just for tech giants but for all enterprises ...

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