Monthly Archives: April 2015

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McDonald Hopkins Government Strategies Advisory: This Week in Washington — May 1, 2015

By a vote of 226 to 197, the House approved the budget that it negotiated with the Senate. The budget calls for dramatic spending cuts, balances the budget in 10 years, and includes so-called reconciliation language that would gut the Affordable Care Act.

The Senate is expected to follow suit next week and pass the budget deal. It’s the first time in years that both chambers will have produced and passed a budget.

After the passage of the budget, the House took up the first of the appropriations bills – the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs bill.

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Leadership and the New Principles of Influence – An LMA Recap

“Be more human.”

That was the closing advice from the LMA’s keynote speaker, Dan Pink, at this year’s conference.

While it was easy to compare Pink to the previous two years’ keynotes (Kat Cole and James Kane) and find him a bit lacking, especially when it came to audience engagement on Twitter, he still offered some great tidbits of information for us to takeaway (and many of the live tweeters following along offered a lot of strong praise for the speech).

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RSS takes part in a training session for the Institut d’assurance de dommages du Québec

April 30, 2015 — Last April 21 and 23, in Montréal and Québec, respectively, the Institut d’assurance de dommages du Québec, a source of professional education and career development for the country’s property and casualty insurance industry, hosted two instalments of its winter 2015 training programme. RSS was key to those two sessions, recognized by the Quebec Bar’s continuing education programme:

  • Benoît Chartier presented “Catastrophes naturelles et droit des assurances” (Natural disasters and insurance law)
  • Jean-François Bilodeau spoke on “La copropriété dans le contexte des assurances” (Co-ownership in an insurance setting).
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4 Ways That HIPAA Encourages the Disclosure of Health Information

What’s the first word that comes to mind when you see the term “HIPAA”? For many individuals in the healthcare market, the word is “NO.” “Just say no” is a common answer for covered entities and business associates when they are faced with a decision about whether to disclose health information. But what if I […]

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Massachusetts Court Defers Non-Compete Case To Arbitration Even Though Competitor Is Not A Signatory To Former Employee’s Employment Agreement

In a recent case in Massachusetts, a Superior Court Judge denied a former employer’s motion for a restraining order in a case alleging a violation of a non-compete agreement and granted the cross motion of the former employee and current employer to compel arbitration even though the current employer was not a party to the arbitration clause which was included in the former employee’s Employment Agreement.

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Novidades da área de telecomunicações do mês de abril

A presidente Dilma Rousseff sancionou e publicou no Diário Oficial de anteontem (22), a Lei 13.116/2015, que trata das instalações de antenas de telecomunicações, a chamada Lei das Antenas. A motivação inicial foi criar um referencial legal, em nível federal, que contribuísse para harmonizar legislações, práticas e procedimentos, definidos por cada município brasileiro, fomentando investimentos em infraestrutura de telecomunicações. A instalação de redes de telecomunicações está subordinada a regramentos de competência federal (LGT, normas da ANATEL relativas a homologação/certificação de equipamentos e obrigações de cobertura, licenciamento ambiental, dentre outras) e municipais, tais como regras de zoneamento urbano, edificações e uso e ocupação do solo, e procedimentos próprios de análise e aprovação de projetos. Além de fixar prazo para a liberação de licenças, a lei simplifica os procedimentos ao definir, por exemplo, que o pedido de instalação de antena seja endereçado a um único órgão municipal, evitando que um mesmo requerimento tenha que ser apresentado a diferentes entidades. Eventuais pedidos de informação ou de alteração no projeto original só poderão ser solicitados uma única vez, e o prazo de 60 dias também passa a valer de forma única e concomitante para todos os órgãos ou entidades que tenham que se manifestar sobre a licença. More…

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Publicação das Demonstrações Financeiras – Empresa de Grande Porte

Nos termos da Deliberação JUCESP nº 2 de 25 de março de 2015, em decorrência de sentença judicial proferida no processo ajuizado pela Associação Brasileira de Imprensas Oficiais – ABIO, sociedades empresárias e cooperativas de grande porte, independentemente do tipo societário, deverão comprovar a publicação de suas demonstrações financeiras no Diário Oficial do Estado e em jornal de grande circulação, para registrar a ata da reunião ou assembleia de sócios que aprovou tais demonstrações.

Nos termos da Lei 11.638/07, considera-se de grande porte a sociedade ou conjunto de sociedades sob controle comum que tiver, no exercício social anterior, ativo total superior a R$ 240.000.000,00 ou receita bruta anual superior a R$ 300.000.000,00. Estão dispensadas de publicar as sociedades que apresentarem declaração, assinada por um administrador juntamente com um contabilista, atestando que a sociedade não é de grande porte. More…

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Bridging Compliance under the FCPA and the BCCA

This guest post is from Eloy Rizzo, a senior attorney with the law firm KLA – Koury Lopes Advogados in São Paulo, Brazil. Mr. Rizzo focuses on anti-corruption and compliance issues, as well as on complex litigation. Mr. Rizzo currently interns at Miller & Chevalier’s anticorruption team in Washington, DC. – See more at: http://fcpamericas.com/english/anti-corruption-compliance/bridging-compliance-fcpa-bcca/#sthash.LKXAGMIQ.dpuf More…

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Neschen AG – einheitliche Konzernsteuerung in Eigenverwaltung installiert

Heute wurde der vorläufige Gläubigerausschuss der Neschen Benelux B.V. – eine Tochtergesellschaft der Neschen AG, die die gesamten Vertriebstöchter weltweit hält – in personenidentischer Besetzung wie bei der Neschen AG eingesetzt. Nachdem auch der personenidentische vorläufige Sachwalter für beide Verfahren bestellt wurde, kann Dr. Bettina E. Breitenbücher als CRO der Neschen AG den Gesamtkonzern in Eigenverwaltung nunmehr mit einheitlichen Gremien steuern.

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Epstein Becker Green’s Employment Law Desk Reference for Start-up Companies

In the lifecycle of a start-up company, there are many key issues, situations and milestones when it is important to seek legal consultation. Epstein Becker Green has developed an easy to follow guide to highlight common workforce management issues (including employment, benefits and immigration concerns) start-up employers must consider as they grow their business and application of important laws which are triggered by employee count.

The Workforce Guide outlines critical areas such as:

  • Onboarding and compensation;
  • Managing existing workforce;
  • Separation; and
  • Statutory thresholds triggered by employee count.
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