Monthly Archives: August 2014

Two for Tuesdays: Make the Most out of Your August

Well, August is finally here – this gal loves the cooler temps of the fall, pumpkin spiced lattes, sweaters, and falling leaves, so August is not my favorite month.  But it’s a good one to take advantage of.  A LOT of people take their vacations in August – and for those of us with a lot of European clients, August can be a pretty quiet month if you’re stuck sitting at your desk. 

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NLRB Acts in Response to Supreme Court’s Noel Canning Decision

The National Labor Relations Board has been busy since the Supreme Court’s June 26th Noel Canning decision trying to address the issues and uncertainty resulting from the Court’s holding that recess appointments of Board members on January 4, 2012, were invalid because the Senate was not actually in recess.  As we pointed out in our earlier post, this meant that numerous Board decisions from January 4, 2012 until August 5, 2013, because the Board lacked a quorum at the time that the cases were decided and many administrative actions, including appointments of Regional Directors, were also invalid.

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Child Relocation

In recent years there has been a significant increase in the number of cases where a parent with residence of the children wishes to relocate to another part of the UK or further afield. A body of Case Law has been built up over the past few years in relation to such matters. Such issues can be extremely contentious.

A parent who wishes to relocate requires the consent of the other parent to do so, failing which an order from the court to be allowed to move. A parent who fails to obtain such consent or court order can face child abduction proceedings. If children are moved from Scotland without consent or without such an order being obtained, it is possible for the parent who does not wish the relocation to take place to ask the court to order that the children should be brought back to Scotland and to allow arrangements for the children to be considered by the court in Scotland. If consent is obtained it is, for obvious reasons, better for such consent to be obtained in writing.

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NEW LEAVES OF ABSENCE ADDED TO THE EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS ACT (BILL 21)

What is the issue?
Bill 21 is an act to amend the Employment Standards Act (“ESA”), which introduces new leaves of absence under the ESA. These amendments come into force on October 29, 2014 and provide for additional leaves of absence under the ESA. Below is a summary of the new leaves. More…

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Victory for Britain’s Worst Bosses Says New Report on Tribunal Fees

According to a new Trades UNion Congress (TUC) report, employment tribunal fees have been a huge victory for Britain’s worst bosses.The report was published on 29 July and marks the first anniversary of the charges for employment tribunals.

‘What Price Justice?’ is the report that gives vital details about what has been happening since the introduction of the fees, it shows that since July 2013 when the fees were introduced, there has been a 79 per cent overall drop in claims taken to employment tribunals. The people most affected by this are women and low-paid workers.

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ILN-terviews: Ágnes Bejó, Jalsovszky Law Firm

Welcome to ILN-terviews, a series of profiles of ILN member firm attorneys, designed to give a unique insight into the lawyers who make up our Network. For our latest interview, we’re continuing our Instagram video series!

Each of the videos below answers the questions that precede it – Ágnes Bejó of Jalsovszky Law Firm in Budapest is the subject of our second set of videos!

In one sentence, how would you describe your practice?

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Increased damages for sexual harassment in line with community standards

A recent decision of the full Federal Court of Australia has signalled that courts will likely award higher compensation for non-economic loss in sexual harassment cases in line with community standards.

In February 2013, the Federal Court found Oracle vicariously liable for the sexual harassment of a female manager by a male sales consultant during a six month period in 2008.  Oracle was found vicariously liable partially due to an inadequate code of practice which was not properly tailored to Australia discrimination law.  Click here to read our March 2013 update about the first instance decision.  More…

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Special Immigration Alert: USCIS Releases Updated Guidance on H-1B Eligibility for Nurses

On July 21, 2014, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) released a policy memorandum (“PM”), dated July 11, 2014, which provided the first new guidance on H-1B eligibility for nurses in 12 years!

Current U.S. immigration law[1] recognizes that a position is H-1B eligible if, among other things, a specialized baccalaureate or higher degree or its equivalent is normally the minimum requirement for entry into the particular position. Traditionally, registered nurse (“RN”) positions have not been considered H-1B eligible by the USCIS because they do not normally require at least a bachelor’s degree in a specialized field or its equivalent.[2]

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Special Immigration Alert: USCIS Releases Updated Guidance on H-1B Eligibility for Nurses

On July 21, 2014, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) released a policy memorandum (“PM”), dated July 11, 2014, which provided the first new guidance on H-1B eligibility for nurses in 12 years!

Current U.S. immigration law[1] recognizes that a position is H-1B eligible if, among other things, a specialized baccalaureate or higher degree or its equivalent is normally the minimum requirement for entry into the particular position. Traditionally, registered nurse (“RN”) positions have not been considered H-1B eligible by the USCIS because they do not normally require at least a bachelor’s degree in a specialized field or its equivalent.[2]

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"The Grifting Wing vs. The Governing Wing," by Steve LaTourette

Vocabulary.com defines a grifter as: A grifter is a con artist—someone who swindles people out of money through fraud. If there’s one type of person you don’t want to trust, it’s a grifter: Someone who cheats someone out of money.

Historically, grifters have taken many shapes. They were the snake-oil salesmen who rolled into town promising a magical, cure-all elixir at a price. The grifter was long gone by the time people discovered the magical elixir was no more magical than water. They were the sideshow con men offering fantastic prizes in games that were rigged so that no one could actually win them. They were the Ponzi scheme operators who got rich promising fantastically high investment returns but returning nothing for those sorry investors at the bottom of the pyramid.

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