Week of June 20, 2016 on ILNToday – A Roundup!

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With the Brexit results in this morning from the UK, I’m sure we’ll be seeing quite a bit of commentary in the coming days about the effects on businesses, both in the UK and the EU. Scotland’s Miller Samuel Hill Brown previewed the implications for employment law earlier this week, so you’ll want to take a look at their post for an idea of what’s to come, and keep an eye on ILNToday for the latest news from our firms on what Brexit may mean as the dust starts to settle.

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The death of the annual return

The launch of confirmation statements – getting the content and timing right

The longstanding requirement for companies and limited liability partnerships (LLPs) to file an annual return will be replaced by a requirement to file a confirmation statement after 30 June 2016 under the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015.

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Evaluering af tilbud ved udbud af offentlige kontrakter

Hvilke muligheder er der for at gøre indsigelse, og hvor sandsynligt er det at få medhold ved en klage?

Som rådgiver for private tilbudsgivere får man ofte stillet det spørgsmål, hvilke muligheder der er for at klage over en umiddelbart mangelfuld eller fejlagtig tilbudsevaluering i forbindelse med et offentligt udbud.

Ofte er det et spørgsmål om, at en eller flere af de tilbudsgivere, som ikke har fået tildelt en opgave, finder at de point, som de er blevet tildelt af ordregiveren på underkriterierne ”kvalitet”, er for lave i forhold til de point som den vindende tilbudsgiver har opnået.

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Can advertisers still be content creators?

Even in a world of big data, advertising is, and always has been, focused on creative story telling. From account executives to brand managers, the key players in the advertising world have always sought to push the envelope with clever television ads, compelling print visuals, and catchy banner ad slogans. But in the digital age, the consumer has evolved and so has the manner in which they consume content. They are less likely to flip a page in a print magazine or tune in to a commercial, but rather they consume content through various social platforms and digital apps. Now, audiences expect more than advertising from brands; they are looking for brands to inform, educate, and surprise them in order for them to interact or spend time with the brand’s advertising.

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Censo 2016 de Capitais Estrangeiros no Pais

O Banco Central do Brasil começará a receber, a partir de 1º de julho de 2016, a declaração do Censo 2016 de Capitais Estrangeiros no País, nos termos da Circular nº 3.795, de 16 de junho de 2016.

Promovido pelo Banco Central do Brasil, o Censo é uma determinação da Lei nº 4.131/62 e tem por objetivo melhorar a qualidade das informações sobre a presença do capital estrangeiro na economia brasileira e permitir a elaboração de estatísticas sobre os investimentos estrangeiros no Brasil, auxiliando a formulação de políticas econômicas.

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Court Denies Injunction to Keep Amended Persuader Rule from Taking Effect – Finds DOL Exceeded Authority Under LMRDA

Steven M. Swirsky

Steven M. Swirsky

U.S. District Court Judge Patrick J. Schiltz “has found that aspects” of the Department of Labor’s Amended Persuader Rule “are likely invalid because they require reporting of advice that is exempt from disclosure under Section 203(c)” of the Labor Management Reporting and Disclosure Act (LMRDA).

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Litigation in Scotland: New Simple Procedure Rules

Scotland’s civil courts are currently going through a period of historic reform aimed at modernising the civil justice system to make it more efficient and less expensive. As part of this on-going process, new simple procedure rules were recently published that will replace the current small claims procedure for cases that value £5,000 or less.

Here we provide a brief overview of the background to these reforms and the new simple procedure rules. We also take a look at the Scottish Civil Justice Council’s recently published Annual Report, highlighting some of the other key changes that have been and are taking place. For more information, please call our specialist litigators.

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God adfærd i det offentlige – hvad er det?

Medierne har i denne uge været fyldt med omtale af bagmandspolitiets anholdelser i sag om bestikkelse af lønmodtagere – artiklen redegør for god adfærd i det offentlige i tilknytning til evt. modtagelse af gaver og lignende.

Moderniseringsstyrelsen (tidligere Personalestyrelsen), Kommunernes Landsforening og Danske Regioner udgav i juni 2007 en vejledning om god adfærd i det offentlige. Vejledningens afsnit 4 har overskriften: Modtagelse af gaver m.v.

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Washington, DC, Increases Minimum Wage to $15 – and Tipped Minimum Wage to $5.00 – by July 2, 2020

Sign - Minimum Wage Increase AheadAs anticipated in our posting on June 9, 2016, on June 21, 2016, the Washington, DC, Council unanimously passed on second reading the Fair Shot Minimum Wage Amendment Act of 2016, without substantive amendment. As discussed in our prior posting, this bill increases the District of Columbia minimum wage – already set to increase to $11.50 on July 1, 2016 – by additional annual increments until it reaches $15.00 on July 1, 2020. It also increases the tipped minimum wage in annual increments starting July 1, 2017 from the existing $2.77 to $5.00 on July 20, 2020. Both rates will increase in subsequent years based on increases in the cost of living.

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Howard & Howard congratulates 10 attorneys named to Mountain States Super Lawyers and Rising Starts 2016

Royal Oak, Michigan, June 22, 2016:  Ten of Howard & Howards attorneys were recently named to the 2016 Mountain States Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.

The selections for this esteemed list are made by the research team at Super Lawyers, which is a service of the Thomson Reuters, Legal division based in Eagan, MN.  Each year, the research team at Super Lawyers undertakes a rigorous multi-phase selection process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, independent evaluation of candidates by the attorney-led research staff, a peer review of candidates by practice area, and a good-standing and disciplinary check. Mountain States Super Lawyers covers the states of Nevada, Utah, Montana, Idaho and Wyoming. Only five percent of the lawyers in each of these states are named to Super Lawyers.

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