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O Globo cita Isabel Franco no caso da Petrobras

Na matéria “Para Oslo, não há inocentes” publicada em 02 de fevereiro de 2016, O Globo cita  Isabel Franco, sócia da área de Anticorrupção & Compliance do KLA, comentando o caso de corrupção envolvendo a estatal Petrobras.

A citação do O Globo menciona que, para Isabel, a empresa enfrentará problemas similares nos Estados Unidos. “A diplomacia pode até conseguir que a promotoria peça uma punição mais leve. Mas na SEC (Comissão de Valores Mobiliários), a Petrobras e seus diretores não têm como escapar. Não haveria como explicar aos que já foram punidos.” diz a advogada.

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Flash Interview with Barry Shapiro

Barry Shapiro is a partner and a senior member of the firm’s Business law group. He is the son of Joseph Shapiro, one of the founders of RSS in 1921.

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Barry Shapiro kindly agreed to participate in our flash interview. We hope that you will find these answers as equally inspiring as their author:

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Best Will for…..providing for minor children

Parents, in particular, face a bewildering choice of structure options when it comes to making provision for their children in their Wills.  Often the prospect of their child inheriting a large sum of money at age 18 does not appeal.  Instead, being able to delay a child taking control of their inheritance until age 21 or 25, or later, or arranging for a series of staggered payments over the years is preferred.  However, the tax consequences of the various options are not always explained and parents can end up making inappropriate choices. 

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Philippe-André Tessier speaks on remedies for psychological harassment

February 10, 2016 — Yesterday, Philippe-André Tessier gave a talk on “Regards croisés sur l’arrêt Durocher de la Cour d’appel: cumul de recours en harcèlement psychologique”, along with Jessica Laforest, in-house counsel with the Commission des normes, de l’équité, de la santé et de la sécurité du travail (CNESST).

This activity, qualifying under the Bar of Quebec’s continuing education requirements, was presented by the Groupe des 2e mardis, an informal association of Montréal labour and employment lawyers acting on behalf of employers and unions alike.

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Seventeen Howard & Howard attorneys named to Illinois Super Lawyers and Illinois Rising Stars 2016

Royal Oak, Michigan, February 4, 2016: Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC is pleased to announce that seventeen of our attorneys have been named to Illinois Super Lawyers® and Illinois Rising Stars 2016 as a result of a survey by Law & Politics Media, Inc. They were selected through a process which included peer evaluation and independent research. Only five percent of the attorneys in Illinois were named to the Super Lawyers list and two and one half percent to Rising Stars. 

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Paul L. Feldman Co-Chairs MCLE’s “Zoning Practice” Program

On January 26, Davis Malm shareholder Paul L. Feldman co-chaired the Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) “Zoning Practice” Program. The full-day program covered a wide range of zoning topics. Mr. Feldman’s presentation focused on obtaining special permits and variances under municipal zoning by-laws.

Mr. Feldman’s real estate practice involves all aspects of real estate work, including acquisition, leasing, permitting, and financing. He represents several active and substantial real estate developers and handles transactions in many parts of the country. He appears before municipal boards and state agencies, as well as before all levels of the Massachusetts state court system. 

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New York Ethics Commission’s Proposed Regulation Draws Fire From Public Relations Firms

New York’s leading public ethics authority recently issued an Advisory Opinion expanding the reach of the State’s lobbying laws to public relations consultants. These rules could have far-reaching effects on the public relations industry.

The Advisory Opinion, however, has drawn fire from government officials, journalists and the public relations industry, who believe it raises serious practical questions and First Amendment concerns. For this reason, the new rules appear likely to be challenged in court.

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Low Tariff for Solar PV Projects: The Good and the Not So Good

Tariffs for solar power have been falling steadily since 2010 when the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (“JNNSM”) was launched – from the lowest tariff of ₹10.95 per kWh, discovered for photovoltaic (“PV”) projects in batch I of phase I of JNNSM, to ₹7.49 per kWh (being the lowest tariff discovered in reverse auctions based on discounted feed-in tariff) for PV projects in batch II of phase I of JNNSM, to a levelised tariff of ₹5.45 per kWh (₹4.95 per kWh in case benefit of accelerated depreciation is availed) for PV projects selected under reverse auctions based on viability gap funding (“VGF”) under batch I of phase II of JNNSM. 

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DOL’s Fiduciary Rule Takes Final Step – Employment Law This Week

One of the featured stories on Employment Law This Week is the Department of Labor’s proposed fiduciary rule heading to the White House.

The new rule would impose stricter conflict-of-interest rules and fiduciary requirements on advisors working with retirement plans and investors. Critics of the DOL proposal have charged that it would prevent workers who cannot afford highly individualized advice from receiving basic retirement planning services. As with the EEOC, the Department of Labor is making a big regulatory push in Obama’s last year as president. Next on the horizon is the Department’s contentious overtime rule, which will most likely go into effect in July.

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Arbitration Clauses in Employment Handbooks With Contract Disclaimer Are Unenforceable

In a decision that will affect New Jersey employers seeking to arbitrate employees’ claims, the Appellate Division, earlier this month, in Morgan v. Amy E. HatcherRamours Furniture Company, Inc., held that arbitration clauses contained in employee handbooks are unenforceable where the handbook also includes a disclaimer that it does not create a contract.[1]  Accordingly, New Jersey employers whose handbooks currently include arbitration clauses should consider carefully, replacing them with either arbitration clauses in an employment application, and/or with a stand-alone agreement. 

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