Swedish lawyer Jan E. Frydman analyzes the background for the on-going negotiations between the EU and the United States to create a transatlantic partnership on trade and investment (Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, or “T-TIP”), focusing on the challenge of regulatory convergence.
In response to the Chief Medical Officer’s Annual report, the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) has agreed that employers should be recognizing and supporting the effects work can have on mental illness.
Dame Sally Davies, the Chief Medical Officer, published a report released 9 September 2014 that asks employers to recognize the importance of mental illness in the work place, and offer support to employees suffering from it.
Fladgate has taken a close interest in the legal issues that will arise if Scotland becomes an independent nation. Our previous offerings on this subject include“Scotland and Independence – currency, banking and financial Issues” (April 2013) and “Scotland – a sterling nation?” (February 2014).
However, the referendum date – 18 September – is now under two weeks away. During August, two televised debates took place between Scotland’s First Minister, Alex Salmond, and Alistair Darling, Chairman of the “Better Together” campaign. During the course of these debates, it became abundantly clear that the currency is to be one of the key battlegrounds between the two sides in the run-up to the vote. Both sides have put forward their arguments on this subject in great depth and new issues are unlikely to arise at this late stage. This would therefore seem to be an appropriate time to reflect upon and summarise both the existing monetary arrangements and the legal options available to Scotland in the event of separation. More…
Japanese knotweed was originally imported from Japan as an ornamental plant, admired for its attractive white flowers. The plant’s aesthetic qualities, however, have long been overshadowed by its reputation as an invasive and destructive species, which can outmuscle other vegetation and cause serious structural damage to buildings.
In view of its possible impact on a property’s market value, as well as potentially expensive and protracted remedial works (its eradication from the 2012 Olympic site in Stratford is thought to have cost £70 million), it pays to address any knotweed growing on your land at the earliest opportunity. But what can you do if the problem is posed by knotweed growing on a neighbour’s property? More…
House Republicans on Tuesday unveiled details of a stopgap spending bill to keep the government operating through Dec. 11. The temporary solution includes money to fight the Ebola outbreak, reauthorizes the controversial Export-Import Bank through the end of June 2015, and extends the moratorium on taxing the Internet.
The Export-Import bank’s current authorization is set to expire on Oct. 1. And though generally supported by Democrats, conservatives led by Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) have opposed its renewal. Critics say it is a form of “crony capitalism,” that it interferes with the free market, and that it puts taxpayers on the hook for loans.
A, der var lastbilchauffør, var i forbindelse med sit arbejde udsat for en ulykke, hvor et lastbildæk eksploderede under oppumpningen af dækket på et værksted. Som følge af dækulykken fik A hovedpine, øresmerter og nedsat koncentrationsevne. Efter ulykken fik A konstateret en lungelidelse samt lænde- og knægener, og A blev tilkendt førtidspension. Skaden blev anerkendt som en arbejdsskade, og Arbejdsskadestyrelsen vurderede As erhvervsevnetab til 20 % efter arbejdsskadesikringsloven.
For my final post, I turn to StrawberryFrog – a New York City Advertising Agency – to get there thoughts. Drum roll, please…
In my final post regarding the “State of the Creative,” I sat down with StrawberryFrog – a New York City Advertising Agency – to discuss the state of the creative today with the agency’s Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Scott Goodson and Chief Creative Officer, Kevin McKeon.
D.C. Circuit: Private Settlement Unenforceable Because Plaintiffs Did Not Know They Were Entitled to Overtime
In Sarceno v. Choi, the defendants operated a supermarket in Washington D.C. Three of the defendants had previously been sued by different employees in a proposed collective action (“the Munoz suit”) under the FLSA and other statutes.
The Munoz suit was resolved through settlement decrees approved by the District Court.
At approximately the same time they were settling the Munoz suit, the defendants presented five other employees (who performed activities similar to those of the Munoz plaintiffs) with “settlement agreements” purportedly releasing the defendants from any claims under the FLSA. The agreements stated that a bona fide dispute existed between the parties with respect to the total hours worked and amounts due.
Taxing professional athletes presents unique issues and creates opportunities for revenue officials due to the visibility of professional sports. In Part I, we discussed taxing resident athletes, while Part II, focused on the issues surrounding taxing nonresident athletes. Taxation of the same income by a taxpayer’s resident state and non-resident states can lead to concerns about double taxation on the same income.
Fortunately, most states generally provide for a system of resident credits and reciprocity agreements to diminish the effects of taxing the same income earned in nonresident jurisdictions. By claiming state tax credits and deducting expenses, athletes are able to alleviate the impact of multistate tax. The athlete faces challenges in complying with his or her multistate tax burden. Mitigating the impact of multistate taxation is critical because many states place an emphasis on enforcement. While athletes are used as an example, this same issue applies to other taxpayers working in multiple states.