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Shortly after his administration began, President Biden signed Executive Order 13985, "Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through The Federal Government." In April 2022, in accordance with this Executive Order, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC") released its "Equity Action Plan," which contains several items that may impact employers ...

The pandemic generated a migration of employees from metro-based offices to smaller, more affordable communities where they could work from home. New complexities – mostly centered around pay scale – have arisen with this shift to remote work. Many companies have struggled to find equitable ways to compensate employees, and some employers have decided to pay them less ...

How should an employer respond if an employee is experiencing relationship violence? What if the partner has threatened the employee at work? Employers must consider these situations because relationship violence in the workplace is more prevalent than it may seem ...

Buchalter | June 2022

June 15, 2022 By: Tracy Warren and Yvonne Ricardo Finally, some good news for California employers involving California’s Private Attorney General Act of 2004 (“PAGA”). The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Viking River Cruises, Inc. v. Angie Moriana is a huge victory for employers with valid arbitration programs or who wish to implement valid arbitration programs to substantially limit exposure to statutory and civil penalties under PAGA. On June 15, 2022, the U.S ...

Kudun and Partners | June 2022

Kudun and Partners represented Quantifi Photonics Limited, a company headquartered in New Zealand and an expert in harnessing, manipulating, and measuring the physical properties of light, with respect to the indirect share acquisition of SmarTest Thailand Ltd., a designer and manufacturer of high-speed test and measurement equipment used in optical communication, semiconductor manufacturing, and defense and aerospace industries ...

Carey Olsen | June 2022

The section 238 appraisal process under the Companies Act [1] in the Cayman Islands is a vital safeguard designed to protect minority shareholders' economic interests. When there is a merger or consolidation involving at least one Cayman company under Part XVI of the Companies Act, a dissenting shareholder may demand payment of the “fair value” in respect of all his shares ...

Lavery Lawyers | June 2022

In a judgement rendered on June 3, 2022,1 the Court of Appeal of Quebec reiterated that a judge who has an application for confinement in an institution before them must inform the parties when they consider that the psychiatric reports filed are insufficiently detailed. In these circumstances, the Court must allow the parties to remedy deficiencies in the evidence rather than dismissing the application. The Court of Appeal based its reasoning on the following articles: Article 268 of the C ...

Shoosmiths LLP | June 2022

On 25 May 2022, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) published its new 10-year strategy (“the Strategy”) which will inform its activities until 2032. As recognised in the Foreword, “the organisation’s role and responsibilities are growing, particularly in the areas of building safety, chemicals regulation and supporting sustainable, healthy, workplace practices ...

AELEX | June 2022

In the recent case ofAslan v Stepanoski[1](the Aslan case), the Court of Appeal of New South Wales, Australia upheld a builder’s action suspending the performance of works over non-payment and denial of access to the site by the employer. The Court held that the contractor’s decision to suspend works was not a repudiatory conduct as he was entitled to do so under the contract ...

Morgan & Morgan | June 2022

The United Kingdom (UK) Economic Crime (Transparency and Enforcement) Act (the Act”) came into force on 15th March, 2022. A new Register of Overseas Entities will be created and held by Companies House. This new Act forms part of the UK government’s strategy to combat economic crime, while making sure that legitimate businesses continue to see the UK as a great place to invest ...

Kudun and Partners | June 2022

Kudun and Partners recently contributed to the Thailand Chapter of the Digital Business 2022 guide by the International Comparative Legal Guide (ICLG), a leading global platform for legal reference and comprehensive comparative legal guides that cover law in more than 192 jurisdictions across 58 practice areas ...

Kudun and Partners | June 2022

Troy Schooneman, partner and head of Kudun and Partners’ International Practice was invited to be a panelist at the World Services Group(WSG)’s Asia Pacific Region Discussion on Offshore Law Regime, a collaborative online seminar organized by the World Services Group (WSG) together with Kudun and Partners, an award-winning independent law firm in Thailand; Carey Olsen, a leading offshore law firm advising on Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Guernsey and Jersey law, an

ENSafrica | June 2022

In this recent article published in Engineering News, WSG Member Mihlali Sitefane, Senior Associate at ENSafrica, provides insightful information on the importance of renewable energy project developers paying closer attention to stakeholder management to avoid pitfalls ...

DFDL | June 2022

The Government of Vietnam recently released a draft decree (“Draft Decree”) amending Decree 153/2020/ND-CP that was issued on 31 December 2020 on the trading of privately placed corporate bonds on the domestic market and selling corporate bonds on the international market (“Current Decree”). The Draft Decree was designed to facilitate a more transparent and effective corporate bond market ...

Shearn Delamore & Co. | June 2022

Dear valued clients, colleagues and friends, We are pleased to bring you the March 2022 Issue of our quarterly Newsletter, we hope that you will continue to find its contents of value to you ...

Successfully navigating the Florida state court litigation system has become easier and less costly based on recent procedural and logistical developments. With more changes on the horizon, staying current on these developments is vital for anyone with a presence in the state court system. The COVID-19 pandemic brought extensive logistical changes to Florida courthouses ...

Carey Olsen | June 2022

Having been asked to manage restrictions on mobility, changes in investment portfolios, and risk appetite and to consider more closely matters of mortality and succession, many family offices have found themselves in uncharted territory ...

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP | June 2022

Many companies have a keen interest in recycling and upcycling old products for resale, both for environmental and promotional purposes. But when those products contain third-party intellectual property, there can be trademark and copyright concerns. Dinsmore intellectual property partner Karen Gaunt wrote about this topic for Best Lawyers' Women in Law issue, out this month. Gaunt herself has been named a Best Lawyer multiple times since 2013. An excerpt of the article is below ...

Han Kun Law Offices | June 2022

Mutual fund managers have long been important institutional investors in the capital markets. At present, there remain issues to be improved in the mutual fund industry, such as insufficient suitable professional capabilities, culture development weaknesses, and structural imbalances. In light of this, the China Securities Regulatory Commission has put forward the following guiding opinions to promote the developments of the mutual fund industry ...

ALRUD Law Firm | June 2022

Invitation Dear Colleagues, ALRUD Law Firm is honoured to invite you to our webinar: "Labour Issues in Corporate Restructurings and Transactions during the Crisis Period" In these current challenging times, corporations face various difficulties that significantly influence their activities in Russia. Given the severe sanctions and technical issues caused by them, companies have been forced to find new business approaches ...

Buchalter | June 2022

June 6, 2022 By: Joshua Robbins and Alexander Carroll   On May 4, 2022, New Jersey federal district judge Kevin McNulty unsealed a decision ordering Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp. to produce two of its former executives unredacted versions of memoranda and notes from its outside counsel’s internal investigation into foreign bribery at the company ...

Mamo TCV Advocates | June 2022

The partners and staff of Mamo TCV have made a donation to Jesuit Refugee Service (Europe) who are assisting those fleeing the war in Ukraine. JRS is an international Catholic organisation with a mission to accompany, serve and advocate for the rights of refugees and others who are forcibly displaced. This contribution is one of a number of initiatives that form part of Mamo TCV’s commitment towards creating a better society ...

Mamo TCV Advocates | June 2022

Mamo TCV Advocates managing partner, Michael Psaila and partner Edmond Zammit Laferla attended the World Services Group’s European Regional Forum in Stockholm, which was hosted by Swedish member firm, Delphi and took place between 1st and 3rd June 2022. The World Services Group is a leading global network of independent law firms from over 150 jurisdictions with over 23,000 professionals globally ...

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP | June 2022

Arbitration provisions are becoming more common in construction contracts, but a recent court decision reveals that enforcing these provisions requires more than just placing them in a contract. Contractors, especially those seeking to arbitrate claims involving multiple property owners or an entire homeowner or condominium association, must sufficiently establish that enough of the property owners agreed to arbitrate their claims. Mattamy Florida LLC .v ...

To paraphrase Benjamin Franklin, if you fail to prepare, prepare to fail – and that certainly applies to selling a business or company. You might still sell it, but you will almost certainly sell it for less. Selling a business may be the most important decision a business owner may take and it is never too early to bring in quality advisors to assist with the sale process (and potentially to help find potential buyers) ...

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