Monthly Archives: December 2014

Fraud and Forensic Accounting Conference (Richik Sarkar)

Richik Sarkar will be a speaker at The Ohio Society of CPAs upcoming Fraud and Forensic Accounting Conference. He will speak about “Data Breach Preparedness and Response Management.”

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Fraud and Forensic Accounting Conference (Richik Sarkar)

Richik Sarkar will be a speaker at The Ohio Society of CPAs upcoming Fraud and Forensic Accounting Conference. He will speak about “Data Breach Preparedness and Response Management.”

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"6 dynamics that could make or break the next Congress," Steve LaTourette quoted in USA Today

Newly empowered Republicans say yes — emphatically. After the GOP’s resounding victory in the 2014 elections, party leaders have touted plans to pass a sweeping overhaul of the tax code, a deficit-slashing 10-year budget plan, and economy-revving trade and jobs bills.

Others express strong doubts that the legislative gridlock will break come January, when the 114th Congress convenes.

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NLRB Rules That Employees Can Use Company Email for Union Organizing – Affects All Employers

Our colleague Steven Swirsky at Epstein Becker Green wrote an advisory on an NLRB ruling that affects all employers: “NLRB Holds That Employees Have the Right to Use Company Email Systems for Union Organizing – Union and Non-Union Employers Are All Affected.” Following is an excerpt:

In its Purple Communications, Inc., decision, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB” or “Board”) has ruled that “employee use of email for statutorily protected communications on nonworking time must presumptively be permitted” by employers that provide employees with access to email at work.  While the majority in Purple Communications characterized the decision as “carefully limited,” in reality, it appears to be a major game changer.  This decision applies to all employers, not only those that have union-represented employees or that are in the midst of union organizing campaigns.

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Week of December 8, 2014 on ILNToday – A Roundup!

This week’s radio silence has been brought to you by the worst head cold I’ve had in years. I actually took a couple of days off of work, which, for those who know me well, will come as a big surprise. I will, however, admit to having my laptop in bed with me so that I could answer emails and handle a few small things!

Next week, we have a number of exciting blog posts to look forward to, as well as a possible special surprise that I’m working on. But for today, let’s look at the top posts from this week on ILNToday!

 

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Ronald Fieldstone speaks at 2014 Fall/Winter EB5 Conference


On November 17, Miami Partner Ronald Fieldstone was a guest speaker at the 2014 Fall/Winter EB5 conference. The conference covered all aspects of the EB5 Foreign Investor Visa program and marketing to foreign investors. He participated in two separate panels, Security Law Considerations and Sourcing EB5 Investors & Bridge Funding.

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ILN Today Post

RBI notifies new FDI Policy for railways infrastructure & defence sector

The Reserve Bank of India (“RBI”) has recently notified the Government of India’s decision to permit 100% foreign direct investment (“FDI”) in railways infrastructure (effective August 27, 2014), and increase FDI in the defence sector (effective August 26, 2014) as under:

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Randall Sidlosca discusses U.S. immigration reform on CNN Español

Randall Sidlosca
Miami Partner Randall Sidlosca was featured in a live television interview with CNN Español, discussing President Obama’s recent announcement on immigration reform. Mr. Sidlosca specifically touched upon what the public can expect from these changes and how it will impact the status of current undocumented individuals.

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Anthony Kang quoted in Bloomberg BusinessWeek of China article

Anthony Kang
Miami Partner Anthony Kang was quoted in a November 18 Bloomberg BusinessWeek Markets & Finance article about Chinese real estate investors coming to Miami.

Click here to view the article (full text is printed in Chinese).

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ILN Today Post

Dumping rates finally set in the power transformer dumping Investigation

As many would be aware, I have been involved in the Investigation regarding the alleged dumping of power transformers exported from China, Indonesia, Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.

The Investigation commenced on 29 July 2013 and the findings in relation to the Investigation were finally publicised by the Anti-Dumping Commission (“ADC“) in an advertisement in The Australian newspaper on 10 December 2014.  This gave notice to the decision of the Parliamentary Secretary of the Department of Industry on 4 December 2014.  The decision is certainly well after the normal 155 day period advertised for Investigations to be completed. More…

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