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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.

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HOWARD & HOWARD CONGRATULATES ATTORNEY MICHAEL R. LIED ON HIS REAPPOINTMENT AS CO-CHAIR OF THE AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION’S TRIAL EVIDENCE COMMITTEE

Royal Oak, Michigan: July 19, 2018: Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC is pleased to announce that Michael R. Lied has been reappointed Co-Chair of the American Bar Associations Trial Evidence Committee for the 2018-2019 bar year. Mr. Lied will continue working to promote the goals and core values of the Section of Litigation, as well as advancing the Sections work through commitment to engaging the diverse members of the divisions, committees and task forces within the Section.

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Keeping your data safe

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force on 25th May 2018 and we are managing your data in accordance with these laws. Harry Fehily leads the way in protecting your data

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Death and Facebook

As our lives are becoming increasingly digitalised and more immersed in social media platforms, it is surprising that of those Australians who have a Will (and nearly 50% of Australians do not have a valid Will), only 3% have included instructions regarding what is to be done with their social media accounts upon their death.

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Talking Tax – Issue 125

Case law

What constitutes an ‘active asset’ for the purposes of the small business CGT concessions: Rus and FCT [2018] AATA 1854

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DOL Rescinds 2016 Persuader Rule – Returns to Long Standing Definition of “Advice”

One of the more controversial actions of the United States Department of Labor during the Obama Administration was its 2016 issuance of a Final Rule that was intended to radically rewrite the rules concerning the “Advice Exemption” to Labor Management Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1959 (“LMRDA”).  The 2016 Final Rule was hotly contested because it would have required employers and their labor law counsel to report concerning advice the lawyers provided even when the lawyers did not directly communicate with their client’s employees. For almost 50 years such attorney-client communications and dealings were exempt from reporting so long as the attorneys did not speak or otherwise communicate directly with their clients’ employees.

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Formal Insider Threat Risk Assessment Program Best Addresses Employee Threats to Critical Technologies

We published an article with NYSBA Labor and Employment Law Journal, titled “Employee Threats to Critical Technologies Are Best Addressed Through a Formalized Insider Threat Risk Assessment Process and Program.” With the New York State Bar Association’s permission.

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Managing ill and injured workers in the workplace: a new guide from Safe Work Australia

Work-related psychological injuries are becoming more and more prevalent in today’s workforce. It is estimated that poor psychological health and safety costs Australian organisations $6 billion per annum in lost productivity.1

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A new right for a new era

In May 2018, the Federal Government announced that it will introduce amendments to the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 to create a consumer data right (CDR) for application in banking, energy and telecommunications industry sectors, emphasising the consumer choice and competitive benefits.

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Voter-Approved Elimination of Tip Credit In Question by Proposed D.C. Council Legislation

Our colleague  at Epstein Becker Green has a post on the Wage & Hour Defense Blog that will be of interest to our readers in the hospitality industry: “Proposed D.C. Council Legislation Puts Voter-Approved Elimination of Tip Credit Into Question.”

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Oklahoma Voters Greenlight Medicinal Marijuana

Effective July 26, 2018, Oklahomans will be able to legally use medicinal marijuana under state law. The change follows a June 26, 2018 ballot measure, State Question 788, approved by 56% of voters. Oklahoma’s new law, cheekily coded 63 Okla. Stat. § 420 et seq., expands the prior permissible use of cannabidiol (CBD) oil for limited purposes, now allowing licensed medicinal marijuana consumption. The ballot measure initially appeared in 2016, but was delayed for several years by a series of legal challenges concerning changes to its title, ultimately resolved by the Oklahoma Supreme Court in March 2017.

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