Monthly Archives: September 2014

Godtgørelser ved forskelsbehandling

Jeg har tidligere ultimo april 2014 behandlet et par afgørelser fra Skatterådet, der tog stilling til, hvordan godtgørelser efter lige- og forskelsbehandlingsloven skulle behandles skattemæssigt.

Skatterådet har nu revurderet spørgsmålet om den skattemæssige behandling af godtgørelser efter forskelsbehandlingsloven og ligebehandlingsloven. Den praksis, der derfor blev udtrykt ved de to afgørelser, SKM 2014.85 SR og 2014.86 SR er ikke udtryk for gældende ret længere.

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Beskatning af rådighed over fast ejendom

Aflønning til ansatte, herunder direktører og eneaktionærer, kan ske på mange måder. Løn kan betales med kontanter. Aflønning kan også ske ved, at man får stillet et eller flere aktiver til rådighed. I det omfang en ansat rent faktisk anvender forskellige aktiver, kommer det sjældent som nogen overraskelse for den ansatte, at man også bliver beskattet heraf. I skattelovgivningen er der imidlertid en række områder, hvor den faktiske anvendelse egentlig ikke har betydning. Det, man beskattes af, er rådigheden over det pågældende aktiv.

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If I Were the Secretary of Labor

By: Michael D. Thompson

ESPN broadcaster Keith Olbermann recently held a mock press conference in which he pretended to be the new Commissioner of Baseball, and explained how he would improve the game in that role.  For example, World Series games would start early enough for kids to watch them, the designated hitter would be eliminated, and Vin Scully would call all World Series games.

I’d like to do something similar.  I am pleased to inform you that, for the rest of this blog entry, let’s assume that I am the new Secretary of Labor.

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Washington Earns “F”s on its Telemedicine Report Card

On September 9, 2014, the American Telemedicine Association issued two reports in which it graded all fifty states on telemedicine gaps in coverage and reimbursement and  physician practice standards and licensure.  Not surprisingly, in the area of telemedicine parity Washington received predominantly failing grades.  Washington fared better in the area of Medicaid coverage and conditions […]

The post Washington Earns “F”s on its Telemedicine Report Card appeared first on OMW Health Law.

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General Counsel Corner: Selecting Outside Counsel

For today’s General Counsel Corner, I had the pleasure of having a phone interview with Clay Matthews, Chief Intellectual Property Counsel for NewMarket Corporation. The question I had for Mr. Matthews was:

What is your process for selecting outside counsel?”

His answer was quite interesting, because while some of it was in line with things we’ve heard before, quite a bit of it goes against the grain. He told me: 

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Kochański Zięba Rapala & Partners Law Firm provides advice to the Institute for Analysis and Rating at the WSE

The Financial & Capital Markets Department at Kochański Zięba Rapala & Partners Law Firm has been providing advice to the Institute for Analysis and Rating (Instytut Analiz i Ratingu S.A.) as of its establishment in June this year with respects to all aspects of its activity.

The purpose of the IA&R, which was established by theWarsaw Stock Exchange in Warsaw S.A., is to bridge the gap in the rating offer on the local market in the segment of small and medium-sized enterprises. IA&R’s activity is supposed to support the development of the debt market, especially debt instruments issued by mid-sized private companies. More…

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Wondering Wednesdays: Networking Dos and Don’ts

Our latest installment of Wondering Wednesdays goes through my dos and don’ts for conference networking:

Since tomorrow marks the beginning of our 2014 ILN European Regional Meeting, it’s only appropriate that this Wondering Wednesdays addresses the question “What are your dos and don’ts for conference networking?”

In this video, I focus on five, though there are many more. 

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Royal Oak, Michigan, September 23, 2014:  Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC was recognized among the “Top 100 Workplaces” for 2014 by the Detroit Free Press.

The Detroit Free Press recognizes outstanding area businesses based on employee surveys. Companies are measured on several qualities such as company leadership, career opportunities, workplace flexibility, compensation and benefits. This is the 7th consecutive year for “Top Workplaces.” The chosen companies will be featured in a special section in the Sunday, November 16, 2014 issue. They will also be honored at the “Top Workplaces” Breakfast Ceremony on Wednesday, November 12, 2014. More…

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Two for Tuesdays: Content Marketing Ideas

This Two for Tuesdays finds me in Budapest! I am visiting with one of our member firms to meet their partners and have some one-on-one time to discuss the ILN and how they can make the most of their membership.

Lucky for you, I set up my blog posts for this week prior to flying out of town.  For today’s Two for Tuesdays, I’m focused on content marketing – we know what it is and why we should be doing it (if you don’t, please see me after class).  But what are some ideas for what we can do for content marketing? 

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Eleven attorneys at McDonald Hopkins honored as Michigan Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Detroit, Michigan (September 23, 2014) – Nine attorneys at McDonald Hopkins have been named to the Michigan Super Lawyers list as among the top attorneys in Michigan for 2014, and two attorneys were recognized on the Michigan Rising Stars list. No more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by Super Lawyers, and no more than 2.5 percent of attorneys in the state under the age of 40 can be named to the Rising Stars list.

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