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ILN Statement on Ukraine

The International Lawyers Network condemns in the strongest possible terms the reckless and unprovoked attack by Russia on Ukraine. We join with the International Bar Association in their statement against this blatant breach of international law and send our support to our member firm, PETERKA & PARTNERS Ukraine, and their families, as well as the citizens affected. We hope for an end to the war as soon as possible.

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International Lawyers Network

The International Lawyers Network (ILN) is a leading association of 91 high-quality, full-service independent law firms.

Since 1988, the ILN has helped its members keep pace with today’s global economy, through access to the tremendous strength and depth of the combined expertise of 5,000 lawyers in 66 countries on six continents.

ILN member firms are among the most respected and most experienced counsel in their jurisdictions. Clients’ increasing need for reliable foreign counsel is well-met by the personalized, high-quality and cost-effective legal services provided by ILN member firms. Unique to the ILN are the strong personal and professional relationships among its members and their clients developed over the past 30 years. Far from a mere directory, the ILN is an affiliation of lawyers who gather on a regional and worldwide basis annually and work routinely with each other to address client requirements and needs.

Each of the ILN’s member firms is international in outlook and staffed by highly trained senior attorneys, who are experts in a broad range of practice areas. ILN members have demonstrated experience in working successfully with international companies. They are independent, mid-sized firms within their jurisdictions, and are committed to the focus of the International Lawyers Network, admitted to the Network only after a rigorous application process. The ILN provides clients with high-quality service from experienced local counsel who work in firms that maintain excellent reputations in their own countries. This means that clients have immediate access to attorneys who are native, both linguistically and culturally, to the country of interest.

The ILN’s international directory app is available for iPhone, Android and BlackBerry smartphones. To access the app, click here or log on to ILNmobile.com from your smartphone. Request more information about ILN membership here.

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The FTC’s Sweeping Proposal to Ban Non-Competes

On January 5, 2023, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking with a proposed rule that would almost universally prohibit the use of non-competes by employers. The proposed rule would prohibit employers from (1) entering into or attempting to enter into non-competes with their workers; (2) maintaining pre-existing non-competes; and (3) representing to a worker that the worker is subject to a non-compete.

The FTC is accepting comments on the proposed rule through March 20, 2023 and this comment period could be subsequently extended. Based on comments received, the FTC will consider whether to revise the rule before publishing a final version. In its current form, the final rule would take effect 60 days after its publication in the Federal Register and employers would have 180 days to comply. Read more…

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Crisis averted on the Canal!

With unpredictable weather at an all-time high, cities and municipalities are facing increased claims resulting from pedestrian falls. Even on sunny days, cities are not immune from potential risks, as was the case in a recent decision rendered by the Court of Quebec in Unlusoy v. Ville de Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue 2022 QCCQ 9681. As highlighted by the Court, an effective and well-executed maintenance plan combined with credible and trustworthy employees can help protect against claims whenever an unfortunate accident occurs on the city’s territory.

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Top 10 Advertising and Marketing Issues for 2023

The top advertising and marketing issues this year are largely focused on one theme: Protection. Marketers will need to be aware of various trends that could threaten their intellectual property rights, reputations and market shares. Meanwhile, regulators are focusing on ensuring consumers — especially children — are protected from dark patterns, privacy breaches, false claims and other unscrupulous marketing practices.

Below are the issues that marketers must be aware of in 2023 and, in some cases, address immediately.

Top 10 Issues for 2023

1. Artificial Intelligence
Artificial intelligence (AI) is an increasingly popular tool used to create a variety of content — including images, sounds, and text. AI platforms can generate content from text prompts, images and other materials uploaded to the platform. Read more…

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Podcast: Post-Dobbs: Considerations for Clinical Trials and Research – Diagnosing Health Care

In this episode of the Diagnosing Health Care Podcast:   The Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization decision, which effectively removed the federal constitutional protections for abortion, triggered a series of changes for health care providers and patients alike across the nation with respect to abortion services.

What additional implications are there for certain aspects of clinical trials and research?

On this episode, Epstein Becker Green attorneys Kate Heffernan, Marylana Helou, and Megan Robertson discuss how the changing state laws and regulations post-Dobbs may impact clinical research in different ways for different stakeholders.

 

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The Diagnosing Health Care podcast series examines the business opportunities and solutions that exist despite the high-stakes legal, policy, and regulatory issues that the health care industry faces. Subscribe on your favorite podcast platform.

Listen on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Overcast, Spotify, Stitcher, Vimeo, YouTube.

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Swiss federal agency successfully obtains relief in trademark issue before an Indian High Court

The High Court of Delhi recently adjudicated upon a case that involved an appeal from Armasuisse (a Federal Agency of the Swiss Federation) against orders of the Indian Trade Marks registry granting trademark registrations to a private Indian company for the marks SWISS MILITARY and

in respect of class 25 goods.

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Video: New Jersey’s WARN Act to Become Strictest in Nation – Employment Law This Week

As featured in #WorkforceWednesday:  This week, we explain how New Jersey’s WARN Act (officially known as the “Millville Dallas Airmotive Plant Job Loss Notification Act”) is set to become the strictest and most punitive in the nation.

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The Joint Commission’s 2023 Focus on Health Equity

The Joint Commission, one of the leading accrediting organizations of health care entities, recently announced significant updates to require that health care organizations invest in their health equity promotion infrastructure and The Joint Commission’s intention to acknowledge those organizations with more robust health equity initiatives and programs.

Effective January 1, 2023, The Joint Commission implemented new and revised standards for hospitals, ambulatory health care organizations, and behavioral health care organizations aimed at reducing health care disparities.

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New Year…Same You? 3 Tips to Make the Most of 2023 BD Efforts

A lot of people I know were happy to see the backside of 2022 (this gal included). But even with the enthusiasm for a new year in our pockets, it can be hard to find the motivation to kickstart our plans and projects as we head back to work and find ourselves facing the same day-to-day grind as before the holidays, as well as a backlog of vacation work and emails to catch up on.

I’ve heard more than one person say that the new year doesn’t really start until February, and with February just around the corner, that feels more true this year than ever – though does anyone else feel like January gets longer every single year?

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California’s New Pay Scale Disclosure Requirements Guidance

California is one of a growing list of states requiring employers to make certain pay transparency disclosures to employees and applicants. California employers already had an obligation to provide pay scales to job applicants upon request; however, as we previously reported, under SB 1162, employers must now disclose pay scales to current employees upon request, and employers with 15 or more employees must include pay scales in job postings.

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Proposed Changes to New York’s Sexual Harassment Prevention Model Policy

The post-#MeToo reforms to New York State’s Human Rights Law, which expanded the anti-sexual harassment provisions, included a requirement that the state’s model policy, last issued in 2018, be reviewed and revised every four years. On January 12, 2023, the New York State Department of Labor (“NYSDOL”) published a Proposed Sexual Harassment Prevention Model Policy (“Proposed Model Policy”). The public has until February 11, 2023, to view and comment on the proposed revisions prior to a final version being adopted.

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