Monthly Archives: July 2014

Week of July 21, 2014 on ILNToday – A Roundup!

It’s actually a fabulously beautiful day here in New Jersey – temperatures are low and so is the humidity. Perfect! It makes me hopeful that fall isn’t far away!

Before you head out for the weekend, take a moment to check out this week’s top posts on ILNToday:

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The “intern-al” problem for the fashion industry

This article is taken from the latest edition of Fladgate’s Fashion Update.  Please email the marketing team on marketing@fladgate.com to be added to the mailing list for future updates.

The use of unpaid interns in the fashion industry is nothing new, but they have been very much in the spotlight in 2014. Earlier this year, a former intern at Alexander McQueen – backed by campaign group Intern Aware – brought a claim for over £6,000 in lost wages in respect of a four-month placement in 2009-10. The start of London Fashion Week was also marked by a demonstration by Intern Aware and students at King’s College London against the use of unpaid interns in the fashion industry. More…

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McDonald Hopkins Government Strategies Advisory: This Week in Washington — July 25, 2014

A House Republican working group, headed by Rep. Kay Granger (R-TX), laid out a series of recommendations for legislation to deal with the current crisis on our southern border. These recommendations include:

  • Deploy the National Guard to the border to assist Border Patrol agents. Granger did not say exactly what the number of troops might be.
  • Require the Homeland Security Department to craft and implement a plan to “gain operational control” of the southwest border.
  • Address border-security issues in Central America and Mexico.
  • Create repatriation centers to help families and unaccompanied minors once they return to their home country.
  • Implement aggressive messaging campaigns—which are already underway in Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador. These are aimed at exposing the dangers of the journey to the U.S. and dispelling the myth that children will be permitted to enter the country.
  • Process family units within five to seven days. Children should have a fast-tracked immigration-court hearing within seven days after a child welfare official’s screening. More judge teams and temporary judges would be added.
  • Establish an independent commission to craft metrics to show if initiatives to secure the border are working.
  • Create tough penalties for smugglers and disassemble transnational criminal organizations.
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State of the Creative Series: Interview with Chief Creative Officer at Ogilvy & Mather North America

In case you haven’t noticed, things have changed a lot in the advertising and marketing industry. With bigger bandwidth and faster, smaller, cheaper digital devices, the world is staggeringly more connected. With home-grown, artisanal wine, cheese, whiskey . . . pants . . . the world is a lot more “local” as well.  And, of course, all of the choices you make – whether it’s the restaurant where you just ate, the starlet you just Googled or the selfie you just posted to Instagram – are obsessively observed, analyzed, and sold to by advertisers and marketers.

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Bringing Law Firms "Back to The Future" of Social Media

Only one thing could bring me in from my vacation, and that was the Legal Marketing Association’s Social Media Shared Interest Group’s webinar with Peter Shankman (@petershankman) and Jasmine Trillos-Decarie (@jasminedecarie), entitled “Bringing Law Firms ‘Back to The Future’ of Social Media.”

I wasn’t alone in thinking that, if the tweetstream was any indication – valuable tidbits from the conversation were flying over on Twitter! We even had a legal marketer join the LMA just to be able to attend the webinar, and she said it was well worth it! 

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Largest Ever Equal Pay Claim for Network Rail

Network Rail are facing what may turn out to be the largest equal pay claim in the company’s history.

This claim comes as an additional blow after the company were found to have missed punctuality targets and amid protests about bonuses for senior male staff topping £1million.

30 female employees are involved in the claim against Network rail brought by the Transport Salaried Staffs Association (TSSA). If the claim is successful, it may include up to 3,000 women.

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Traditionsunternehmen Flanschenfabrik Hüttental erfolgreich aus Insolvenz verkauft

Die insolvente Flanschenfabrik Hüttental mit Sitz in Siegen – eine der  ältesten  Flanschenfabriken  Europas – hat  wieder eine Zukunft: Insolvenzverwalter Bruno M. Kübler von der bundesweit tätigen Kanzlei KÜBLER hat das Traditionsunternehmen an einen Investor verkauft. Der Standort und alle Arbeitsplätze bleiben erhalten.  More…

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Multistate Tax Update — July 24, 2014

The U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari in Alabama Dept. of Revenue v. CSX Transportation, Inc., — S. Ct. —- (2014), on July 1, 2014. While the Court generally addresses the questions presented in the writ of certiorari if it decides to hear the case, the Court added a question of its own for the parties to argue and brief in its grant:

Whether, in resolving a claim of unlawful tax discrimination under 49 U.S.C. § 11501(b)(4), a court should consider other aspects of the State’s tax scheme rather than focusing solely on the challenged tax provision.

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Multistate Tax Update — July 24, 2014

The U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari in Alabama Dept. of Revenue v. CSX Transportation, Inc., — S. Ct. —- (2014), on July 1, 2014. While the Court generally addresses the questions presented in the writ of certiorari if it decides to hear the case, the Court added a question of its own for the parties to argue and brief in its grant:

Whether, in resolving a claim of unlawful tax discrimination under 49 U.S.C. § 11501(b)(4), a court should consider other aspects of the State’s tax scheme rather than focusing solely on the challenged tax provision.

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Delay in Return of Overpayments Leads to False Claims Act Suit

The generally accepted wisdom is to move expeditiously to investigate and return federal health care program overpayments once you become aware of them.  Now we know the potential downside of failing to do so even when all overpayments are eventually returned. Late last month the United States Attorney’s Office filed a false claims act complaint […]

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