Monthly Archives: August 2014

7-Eleven Franchise Operators’ Overtime & Minimum Wage Lawsuit Given Green Light by NJ District Court

By Maxine Neuhauser

For retail and hospitality industries especially,  it is turning out to be a long, hot summer as franchises continue to be in the employment law spotlight.  

On July 29, 2014 the NLRB’s General Counsel announced a decision to treat McDonald’s, USA, LLC as a joint employer, along with its franchisees, of workers  43 McDonald’s franchised restaurants with regard to unfair labor practices charges filed by unions on behalf of the workers and authorized charges against of both the franchisees and McDonalds. (See our July 30 blog post  and Aug. 4, 2014 Aug. 14 blog post)

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32 attorneys at McDonald Hopkins selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers® 2015

Cleveland, Ohio – Thirty-two attorneys at McDonald Hopkins have been selected by their peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers 2015. The 21st edition of Best Lawyers is based on more than 5.5 million detailed evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers.

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Tvangsfuldbyrdelse på grundlag af digitale dokumenter

Folketinget har den 11. juni 2014 vedtaget en ændring af retsplejeloven og forskellige andre love, som bl.a. gør det muligt for kreditorer at bruge dokumenter med debitors digitale underskrift, når man skal inddrive gæld eller søge sig sat i besiddelse af genstande solgt med ejendomsforbehold. Reglerne trådte i kraft den 1. juli 2014, og de gælder også for dokumenter, der er underskrevet digitalt inden lovens ikrafttræden.

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Afståelse af fast ejendom

BESKATNING

Afståelse af fast ejendom behandles enten efter ejendomsavancebeskatningsloven eller efter næringsreglerne. Ejendomsavancebeskatningsloven giver dog i et vist omfang adgang til, at afståelse af fast ejendom kan ske skattefrit.

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Wal-Mart Ordered to Compensate Former Employee for Workplace Bullying

To state the obvious, there is no precedent until it is done for first time.  So said the Ontario Court of Appeal in confirming a record damage award against an individual employee in the case of Boucher v. Wal-Mart Canada Corp. 2014 ONCA 419.

 Meredith Boucher began working for Wal-Mart in 1999.  She was a good employee.  In 2008, Boucher was promoted to the position of assistant manager at a Wal-Mart store in Windsor, Ontario.   She reported to the store manager, Jason Pinnock. 
 
For health reasons, Wal-Mart is required to maintain temperature logs which record temperatures of food and dairy products stored in its coolers.  Boucher was responsible for ensuring the logs were maintained.
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NLRB Again Expands Its Definition of Protected Concerted Activity – One Hand Clapping May Be Concerted

By Ian Gabriel Nanos

We have written about it before but a recent NLRB decision is yet another example of the NLRB’s expanding and expansive view of what constitutes protected, concerted activities, and is therefore protected under the National Labor Relations Act.  In Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Mkt, the NLRB (Chairman Pearce and Members Hirozawa and Schiffer) found that an employee engaged in protected, concerted activity when the employee spoke to co-workers about a single act of sexual harassment that was “seemingly directed at [the employee] alone.”   The majority noted that it did not matter whether she thought or believed that she was engaged in protected activity. 

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Week of August 11, 2014 on ILNToday – A Roundup!

Incredibly, we’re already mid-way through August! That makes me one happy camper, since fall is my favorite season, and the weather the last two days had certainly held the promise of autumn!

Despite many people being out of the office on vacation, there’s still a lot of content coming through on ILNToday!  So here are this week’s top posts:

 

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Ignorance is bliss

Where one judge may find that wording is ambiguous, another three (more senior) may find that it is crystal clear. This arose in a case in which extensive works had been carried out in the home of Mr and Mrs West. The work was defective, the contractor became insolvent and the Wests sued the architect. The trial judge expressed doubt over the meaning of a clause in the architect’s appointment. Part of the clause provided: More…

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The Limited Liability Company – Part I

The Limited Liability Company – A Common Investment Structure in ASEAN  I. Introduction – The Limited Liability Company (LLC) The Limited Liability Company (LLC), a relatively new form of business ownership, is a globally accepted business entity. The LLC structure entices potential investors to take business risks by offering them a blend of benefits that were…More…

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ILN Firm of the Month – Dej Udom & Associates, Thailand!

We’re thrilled to announce this month’s Firm of the Month, Dej Udom & Associates, Thailand!

 Member of the International Lawyers Network

 

The ILN is proud to announce our latest “Firm of the Month” – Dej Udom & Associates of Bangkok, Thailand!

Founded in 1986, Dej-Udom & Associates is an independent law firm in Thailand that provides legal services to a diverse client base, which ranges from leading multinational corporations to local companies and individuals. Led by Dej-Udom Krairit, the firm consists of 35 Thai lawyers and a supporting staff of over 40 paralegals, assistants, and secretaries who deliver professional legal services to clients who value expert counsel and astute representation coupled with realistic billing policies and personal contact and attention. A solely-owned Thai law firm located in Bangkok, Dej-Udom & Associates provides partner-led service in the practice areas of Litigation, Immigration & Employment, Intellectual Property, Corporate Law and Services, Taxation, and Financial Markets and Investment, and also offers specialized regional advice on the upcoming ASEAN Economic Community integration.

 

Full descriptions of Dej Udom & Associates’ services, expertise, and lawyer profiles are available on their ILN profile.

Lindsay Griffiths
Director of Global Relationship Management
International Lawyers Network

Lindsay Griffiths

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Main Contacts:

Dej-Udom Krairit

Dej-Udom Krairit

Email: dej-udom@dejudom.com
Telephone: +66 2233-0055

Practice Groups:
Taxation, Intellectual Property, Arbitration

Worawut Krairit

Worawut Krairit

Emailworawut@dejudom.com
Telephone: +66 2233-0055

Practice Groups:
Taxation, Consumer Protection, Government

 
Alan Griffiths

Dej-Udom & Associates have been a member firm for almost 20 years and we are grateful for their commitment and dedication to the Network.

Alan Griffiths
Executive Director
International Lawyers Network

+001.201.594.9985

www.ilntoday.com

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