RSS welcomes Nicolas Drolet, a choice resource for the aviation industry

October 24, 2016 — RSS is pleased to announce that Nicolas Drolet recently joined its Insurance Law Practice Group.

First and foremost a litigator, Nicolas plays a much wider role with the aviation and air transport industry, since he has an advantage that very few lawyers share: he holds a valid airline pilot licence, an occupation that he pursued for many years. He therefore has first-hand knowledge of the aviation world that clients will definitely appreciate.

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Hall & Wilcox supports ‘safe and healthy legal workplaces’ as signatory to Tristan Jepson Memorial Foundation

Leading independent business law firm, Hall & Wilcox, has announced its support for safe and healthy legal workplaces by becoming a signatory to the Tristan Jepson Memorial Foundation (Foundation).

Established in 2008, the Foundation is an independent charitable organisation dedicated to reducing work-related psychological ill-health in the legal community, and to promote workplace psychological health and safety.

Hall & Wilcox has signed up as a signatory to the Foundation’s Guidelines, which the Foundation describes as “…good for business, good for people and good for mental health”.

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Creation of Representative Office of Foreign Company – Lidings’ Lawyers Continue to Share Expertise Exclusive for Simplawyer

Creation of Representative Office of Foreign Company – Lidings’ Lawyers Continue to Share Expertise Exclusive for Simplawyer

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Week of October 17, 2016 on ILNToday – A Roundup!

roundupWe’re here with another roundup for you this week, and excited to welcome into the fold one of our newest member firms, Hall & Wilcox. You may remember that we announced their membership last week, and so now you’ll get the benefit of their expertise in the weekly roundup as well, including an article looking at some new tax incentives for early stage investors. So grab a cup of coffee and take a look through our top posts from this week on ILNToday!

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Top Five Takeaways from MedPAC’s Meeting on Medicare Issues and Policy Developments — October 2016

The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (“MedPAC”) met in Washington, DC, on October 6-7, 2016. The purpose of this and other public meetings of MedPAC is for the commissioners to review the issues and challenges facing the Medicare program and then make policy recommendations to Congress. MedPAC issues these recommendations in two annual reports, one in March and another in June. MedPAC’s meetings can provide valuable insight into the state of Medicare, the direction of the program moving forward, and the content of MedPAC’s next report to Congress.

As thought leaders in health law, Epstein Becker Green monitors MedPAC developments to gage the direction of the health care marketplace. Our five biggest takeaways from the October meeting are as follows:

1. While Accountable Care Organizations received high marks for quality they failed to produce Medicare savings in 2015.

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Talking Tax – Issue 54

Legislation and Government policy

Research and Development (R&D) tax incentive review

The Government has released its report of the R&D Tax Incentive review that concluded in April 2016.

The report, which was co-chaired by Chair of Innovation Australia Bill Ferris, Australia’s Chief Scientist Alan Finkel and Secretary to the Treasury John Fraser, highlights the finding that more could be done to encourage additional research and research spill-overs into other relevant sectors.

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USCIS Policy for EB-5 Redeployment and “At-Risk” Issues Discussed at IIUSA Conference

Arnstein & Lehr Attorney Ronald Fieldstone

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At the October 2016 IIUSA Conference, I was on a distinguished panel of practitioners discussing the topic of redeployment issues. The panel focused on the current USCIS Guidelines that sets forth the concept of “at risk,” which is pursuant to the draft policy statement issued on August 10, 2015 and was discussed at both the August 13, 2015 and July 28, 2016 USCIS Stakeholder’s meetings.

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Interlisting on US OTCQX (Premier Market) About To Get Much Easier: and We Can Help!

By Bernard Pinsky

OTC Markets Group has published proposed amendments for qualification rules to list on the OTCQX for all companies, including Canadian and other International public companies. These rules are scheduled to become effective on January 1, 2017.

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Clark Wilson LLP launches online system to help investors complete subscription agreements

By Victor Dudas

While being a public company is not easy, issuers accept the added costs and challenges because of the added benefits, like liquidity and increased access to capital.

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FLSA Violations You Must Avoid

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Our colleague Michael Kun, co-editor of this blog, shared his thoughts on various wage and hour issues in the publication of “7 Deadly Sins,”  which discusses FLSA violations that must be avoided to ensure compliance at your company, published by TSheets.

Following is an excerpt:

“The most common issues we see regarding meal and rest periods occur in states like California where state laws – rather than the FLSA – require that employees be provided those breaks at certain times during the day, and employees are entitled to significant penalties if they are not provided breaks in compliance with the law. …”

Read the full post here.

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