Regions

Nationwide Preliminary Injunction Ordered Against Persuader Rule

Stop Sign CrosswalkToday, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas issued a nationwide preliminary injunction halting the Department of Labor’s (“DOL”) controversial new Persuader Rule and its new Advice Exemption Interpretation, previously discussed here and here.  The Rule and Interpretation marked a dramatic change by requiring public financial disclosure reports concerning payments that employers make in connection with “indirect persuader activities” that were not reportable under the long standing rules, but that would, if the new rule were to take effect, for the first time, be considered reportable as persuader activity.

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The Impact of Employment Tribunal Fees

The House of Commons Justice Committee recently carried out an inquiry regarding, among other things, fees in the Employment Tribunal (ET). Part of this inquiry was to consider the effect the introduction of ET fees has had on access to justice and how it has affected the volume and quality of cases brought. They have now published their report.

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Civil Resolution Tribunal launches beta Solution Explorer

The Civil Resolution Tribunal (CRT) has launched the beta version of Solution Explorer, a tool for helping people manage and resolve disputes in BC. For now, Solution Explorer works for strata disputes. Congratulations to Pat Williams and the rest of the CRT team for making this productive public resource a success. Read the CRT’s article to learn more.

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Willem den Hertog op BNR over de juridische gevolgen van Brexit

Het Britse volk heeft besloten: Het Verenigd Koninkrijk treedt uit de EU.

Op 14 juni jl. was Willem den Hertog al te horen in het programma Juridische Zaken van BNR over de juridische consequenties van een Brexit. Hier is een link waarop het hele programma is te beluisteren.

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Arbitration or court litigation in England and Wales

Counterparties to a commercial contract with no connection to England often agree that any dispute arising from their contract will be determined by the courts of England. The English courts are accustomed to dealing with cases that have no real connection to their jurisdiction.  When agreeing the form of dispute resolution, parties may be faced with a choice between agreeing that disputes should be dealt with in the English court or including an arbitration clause in their contract whereby an arbitral tribunal will determine any dispute.

 

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UK needs a fluid immigration policy

Mass immigration is unpopular in Britain.

Surveys show that the majority of UK citizens – first and second generation immigrants included – favour reducing immigration. It is consistently ranked as one of the most important issues facing the nation during the referendum on EU membership with Britons seemingly as worried about immigration from within the EU as that from outside it.

A main concern is the apparent disparity between the numbers of low skilled immigrants coming to the UK compared with the number of skilled workers such as tech entrepreneurs from outside the EU.

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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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