Monthly Archives: July 2011

EpsteinBeckerGreen’s Labor and Employment Practice Chair, Jay P. Krupin, Testifies on Union Election Rules in First NLRB Hearing

As you may know, the authors of this blog are attorneys at Epstein Becker Green, a national law firm with approximately 300 lawyers practicing in ten offices throughout the U.S.

On July 19, 2011, Epstein Becker Green’s Jay P. Krupin testified before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) concerning the Board’s dramatic rulemaking proposals to modify the representation election process. The firm was one of only a handful of management-side firms invited to provide testimony on behalf of clients at this first-ever NLRB hearing.

Vigorously arguing against the proposed changes, Jay asserted, among other things, that the “blatantly pro-labor” proposals to shorten the pre-election period would significantly hinder employees’ ability to make informed decisions. Jay further admonished the Board for improperly usurping Congress’s power to change federal labor law, and reminded the Board that the legislature has specifically refused to act on the Employee Free Choice Act, which would have called for the changes that the Board now seeks to implement by fiat.

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Download Guide To Connecticut Trade Secrets Laws, Published By EpsteinBeckerGreen And The Practical Law Company

The national law firm of EpsteinBeckerGreen, in conjunction with the Practical Law Company, recently wrote and published a statewide guide on the trade secrets laws of Connecticut.

Trade Secret Laws: Connecticut” is written by David S. Poppick of EpsteinBeckerGreen in a “question and answer” format, addressing trade secret and confidentiality laws affecting employers and employees. The focus is on the legal requirements related to protecting trade secrets and confidential information.

“Trade Secret Laws: Connecticut” is the latest in a line of similar guides which EpsteinBeckerGreen and the Practical Law Company have published, regarding non-compete laws of Illinois, Massachusetts, New Jersey and Connecticut, and trade secrets laws of the District of Columbia, Illinois, Massachusetts, and New Jersey. See our prior posts here and here regarding those guides.

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Gadens Lawyers – Workplace Relations Update

Up it goes… Fair Work Australia’s annual wage review and the high income threshold
By Michael Cooper of Gadens Lawyers, Sydney

Under the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth), Fair Work Australia is required to conduct a wage review each year with any increases as a result of the review to take effect from July.  At the same time that the new rates of pay determined by Fair Work Australia come into effect, the high income threshold under the FW Act is also indexed.  read more

Workers’ compensation for a private party at work!

By Meryl Remedios of Gadens Lawyers, Sydney

In an important decision on employer liability in cases involving social functions, the New South Wales Workers Compensation Commission has recently found an employer responsible for an employee’s injury which was sustained at a private social function held on work premises.  read more

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Davis & Gilbert – Litigation Newsletter

 

Davis & Gilbert LLP - Litigation Newsletter
SUMMER 2011
IN THIS NEWSLETTER: 

Don’t let the slower pace of summer keep you from staying up-to-speed on your current business practices, especially those that may help you minimize your risk of litigation. In this issue, we report on recent developments in the areas of employment, commercial and intellectual property law, along with some practical advice to help you avoid costly disputes. 

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Gadens Lawyers – Regulation & Compliance Update

Disclosure Commencement now 1 October 2011

By Jon Denovan of Gadens Lawyers, Sydney

The Commonwealth Treasury has announced that the disclosure regulations under the NCCP Act will now commence on 1 October 2011 instead of 1 August 2011.
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A "Night Of Giving" to Benefit the Young Women’s Leadership Network

Wanted to give a “shout out” to the wonderful work of the National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL). On July 20, 2011, the EpsteinBeckerGreen Women’s Initiative was privileged to sponsor a “Night of Giving” in conjunction with NAWL’s Annual Meeting. For those professional women who read this blog and who are lawyers, NAWL is an organization that is about us and for us and – another good and professional way to network with successful women! The “Night of Giving” is a way that women attorneys, all of whom are members of NAWL, assist women and girls in various projects and organizations around the country that espouse the cause and champion the efforts of women in various academic and professional disciplines.

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EpsteinBeckerGreen’s Labor and Employment Practice Chair, Jay P. Krupin, Testifies on Union Election Rules in First NLRB Hearing

As you may know, the authors of this blog are attorneys at Epstein Becker Green, a national law firm with approximately 300 lawyers practicing in ten offices throughout the U.S.

On July 19, 2011, Epstein Becker Green’s Jay P. Krupin testified before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) concerning the Board’s dramatic rulemaking proposals to modify the representation election process. The firm was one of only a handful of management-side firms invited to provide testimony on behalf of clients at this first-ever NLRB hearing.

Vigorously arguing against the proposed changes, Jay asserted, among other things, that the “blatantly pro-labor” proposals to shorten the pre-election period would significantly hinder employees’ ability to make informed decisions. Jay further admonished the Board for improperly usurping Congress’s power to change federal labor law, and reminded the Board that the legislature has specifically refused to act on the Employee Free Choice Act, which would have called for the changes that the Board now seeks to implement by fiat.

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Arnstein & Lehr’s fifth annual Woman of Vision luncheon set for Wednesday at Fulton’s on the River

Arnstein & Lehr’s fifth annual Woman of Vision luncheon is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. this Wednesday at Fulton’s on the River in Chicago.  Approximately 120 of Chicagoland’s leading female business executives and Arnstein & Lehr female attorneys are scheduled to attend the luncheon sponsored by Arnstein & Lehr’s Diversity Committee that will fete noted Chicago Architect Jeanne Gang (left), principal with Studio Gang Architects.

Ms. Gang’s work includes Chicago’s acclaimed Aqua Tower (right), at 86 stories, the tallest building ever designed by a female architect and recipient of the 2009 Emporis Skyscraper of the Year award as the world’s best new skyscraper for its design and functionality.

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Partner Vanessa Cohn named president of Georgetown Alumni Club

Vanessa Negron Cohn

Tampa Partner Vanessa Cohn was recently appointed to a two-year term as president of the Georgetown Alumni Club for the West Coast of Florida. The Georgetown University Alumni Club is comprised of alumni, new students, parents, family and friends of Georgetown University, and it engages in activities designed to recruit new students to the university and to allow alumni to reconnect with each other. Throughout the year, members participate in new student send-offs, luncheons, community service projects, basketball games, lectures and tours.

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Robert E. McKenzie to speak on updated ethics code reform

Robert E. McKenzie

Chicago Partner Robert E. McKenzie will present a seminar on ethics code reform on Wednesday, July 27, to CPA’s with Rothschild Investment Corporation and to the ACE Accounting Society tomorrow in New York City. The seminar is designed to help Rothschild CPA’s avoid violating their ethical duties.  Mr. McKenzie  will review the new Circular 230 duties, including potential conflicts of interest and correction of taxpayer mistakes. Attendees will also learn what taxpayer confidences they may disclose to the IRS.

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