It’s the end of another week here and it’s been a busy one! We’re putting the final touches on our 2013 Asia Pacific Meeting in the Philippines at the beginning of March, and finalizing details for our 25th Annual Meeting in London – we’re super excited about that, which will feature some very special guests and lovely activities to celebrate our 25th year.
We’ve seen a lot of interesting content coming from around the world this week:
- Incentives for Higher Performance from Davis & Gilbert: D&G’s Michael Lasky discusses strategic planning for PR firms.
- The new taboo words of Europe: Parma Ham, Champagne, Jersey Royal Potatoes and now … Black Forest Gateau? from Fladgate: EU legislation has been in place to protect food and drink names by region, and we’ve seen a few names get protection under it – but is Black Forest Cake really one of them, as was recently reported?
- Comment on the Children and Families Bill from Miller Samuel: Scottish organization Working Families comments on the new Children and Families bill, as reported on by Miller Samuel.
- Heads-Up Employers: Is comp time the wave of the future? from McDonald Hopkins: Work/life balance is also up for discussion in the US, with House Majority Leader Eric Cantor leading the charge to allow employees to convert overtime into comp time.
- B.C.’s Dated Guardianship Laws May Finally Change from Clark Wilson: Clark Wilson’s Richard Weiland discusses a recent report that criticizes BC’s outdated guardianship laws with respect to vulnerable adults.
- Chatswood Transport Interchange case reveals call option risks for unwary purchasers from Gadens: A recent NSW Supreme Court decision reminds everyone that the Chief Commissioner of State Revenue is keeping a close eye on how third party purchasers acquire land.
- Holographic Wills in BC? from Clark Wilson: While some provinces in Canada recognize holographic wills, this is not yet the case in BC – but might it be coming when the new Wills, Estates and Succession Act comes into force?
Enjoy your weekend!