Monthly Archives: January 2014

Having property work done – understanding the basics

Private Wealth law is my specialism but even I have to admit that tax and wills are not the be-all and end-all!  We have an enduring love affair with bricks and mortar here in the UK, so for this blog I have invited Gillian Birkby, a partner in our construction practice, to give us some quick tips of interest to anyone about to embark on a construction project. 
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Multistate Tax Update — January 30, 2014

It is almost time for the time-honored American tradition of the Super Bowl. No matter your interest, whether it is the game itself, the office “Super Bowl square” pool, the commercials, or the legacies of various players, the Super Bowl is an American institution. What stimulating topic will you add to the many debates of the evening?

Here is one we believe will spark debate—the fundamental fairness of state “jock taxes.”

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McDonald Hopkins 2014 Business Outlook Survey Report

Modest improvement amidst a cloud of frustration

“2014 is the great unknown.”

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Lidings represents Flydubai in Russia

Lidings, a leading legal counsel to foreign businesses in Russia, continues to expand aviation practice by adding key international air carriers to its client list. The firm has recently been chosen by United Arab Emirates company Flydubai as its official legal advisor on Russian law matters.

Lidings has accumulated substantial experience in advising full-service international airlines operating in Russia on a wide spectrum of legal matters. The firm whose client list boasts major market players Turkish Airlines and Ryanair focuses on a number of issues particularly important for the industry and regularly updates clients on legislative developments that might affect their operations in Russia.

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Lidings represents Flydubai in Russia

Lidings, a leading legal counsel to foreign businesses in Russia, continues to expand aviation practice by adding key international air carriers to its client list. The firm has recently been chosen by United Arab Emirates company Flydubai as its official legal advisor on Russian law matters.

Lidings has accumulated substantial experience in advising full-service international airlines operating in Russia on a wide spectrum of legal matters. The firm whose client list boasts major market players Turkish Airlines and Ryanair focuses on a number of issues particularly important for the industry and regularly updates clients on legislative developments that might affect their operations in Russia. Flydubai engaged Lidings to advise on migration requirements for its aircraft crews in Russia. The project involved filing of requests with FSS of Russia and Ministry of Transport to obtain clarifications concerning visa regime for crew members of international airlines.

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What Employees May Now Expect While Expecting: Reasonable Accommodation of Pregnancy

Maxine NeuhauserSince enactment of the federal Pregnancy Discrimination Act, it has been illegal for most employers to discriminate against women because of pregnancy.  Employers have, however, generally been excused from providing reasonable accommodation to pregnant employees, unless the women’s condition qualifies as a disability under federal or state law. Thus, although a woman having a normal pregnancy may, for example, be advised by her doctors to avoid heavy lifting, for the most part, employers have not been required to adjust an employee’s job duties to accommodate the restriction.  The trend—and the law—however, is changing. 

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HOWARD & HOWARD CONGRATULATES OUR ATTORNEYS NAMED TO ILLINOIS SUPER LAWYERS AND ILLINOIS RISING STARS 2014 (TUESDAY, JANUARY 28, 2014)

Royal Oak, Michigan, January 28, 2014: Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC is pleased to announce that fifteen of our attorneys have been named to Illinois Super Lawyers(R) and Illinois Rising Stars 2014 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.

The Howard & Howard attorneys and the practice areas under which they are listed in Illinois Super Lawyers(R) 2014 are as follows: More…

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Long-term investment account – hole in the net

The purpose of the personal income tax is to make Hungarian tax residents liable to tax on all their personal income irrespective of where the income is sourced and in which form it is realized. The personal income tax laws, therefore, create a net around the individuals and any item of income can only get through the net if it has been taxed. More…

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Time for Heroes or Villains? – New Legislation Brings Rules for Whisteblowing in Hungary

“Whistleblowing”, i.e. the reporting of misconduct occurring in an organisation, has a considerable history in the United States and the United Kingdom. The legislation of these countries has already elaborated the process, how employees can report anomalies discovered at their workplace to their employer. More…

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Internetbutik politianmeldt for spam

Som følge af 44 klager fra forbrugere har Forbrugerombudsmanden valgt at politianmelde internetbutikken SmartGuy.dk for overtrædelse af spamreglerne.

ELEKTRONISKE REKLAMER

I forbindelse med fem forskellige reklamebølger udsendte SmartGuy elektroniske reklamer til forbrugere i perioden 9. april 2013 til den 19. december 2013. En af meddelelserne havde ordlyden: “Gavekode på 100 kr. til dig! Du modtager denne mail, da det efterhånden er lang tid siden, at du har shoppet hos os. Derfor får du en værdikode på 100 DKK, som du kan shoppe for.”

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