Monthly Archives: July 2015

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Luis Alberto Aninat integrará Centro Nacional de Arbitraje

El socio de Aninat Schwencke fue invitado a formar parte del cuerpo arbitral del organismo.

Fuente: El Mercurio Legal

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Client Alert – Amendments to Sick Leave Law Passed

Stradling employment law attorneys Jeff Dinkin and Nicole Zajack discuss the amendments to the new sick leave law recently passed by the legislature. The issues discussed are important in evaluating employers’ sick leave and paid time off policies.

Client Alert – Amendments to Sick Leave Law Passed by Stradling More…

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New export control reforms could impact your R&D efforts

Researchers at your institution will soon have more – or less – leeway to conduct their work with or without government issued licenses and approvals.

The State Department’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) and the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) have issued proposed rules that will change export control regulations applicable to hospitals and research institutions. The proposed changes primarily focus on revisions to critical regulatory definitions. Below are a few of the key proposed reforms and information about the potential impact on your institution.

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Ukeme Awakessien Jeter Appointed Co-Chair of the ABA YLD Intellectual Property Law Committee

CLEVELAND (July 21, 2015) – Ukeme Awakessien Jeter, an associate at McDonald Hopkins, was recently appointed as the next co-chair of the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division (ABA YLD) Intellectual Property Law Committee, effective August 1, 2015.

Jeter joined McDonald Hopkins in October 2014, and has spent the majority of her career working on all aspects of intellectual property law. She has experience advising clients and foreign counsel in acquiring and protecting all phases of their intellectual property portfolio.

The ABA YLD is committed to ensuring that the newest members of the legal profession have the tools and opportunities necessary for professional and personal success. With over 150,000 members and 300 affiliated groups, the YLD is the largest young lawyer organization in the world. The intellectual property group specifically focuses on patent, trademark, copyright, trade secrets, the internet and related unfair competitions cases.

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Five Technology, Media, and Telecommunications Developments Important to Employers

Our colleagues Brandon C. Ge, Steven M. Swirsky, Daniel J. Green, Lori A. Medley, and Valerie N. Butera (with Theresa E. Thompson, a Summer Associate) contributed to Epstein Becker Green’s recent issue of Take 5 newsletter. In this edition, we address important employment, labor, and workforce management issues in the technology, media, and telecommunications industry:

  1. BYOD Programs: Privacy and Security Issues and Minimizing the Risk
  2. High Tech and New Media: Organized Labor’s New Frontier
  3. A Growing Role for the FTC in Regulating Workforce Management
  4. Avoiding Age Discrimination Complaints in an Industry Noted for a Lack of Age Diversity
  5. Robotics in the Workplace: How to Keep Employees Safe and Limit Exposure to OSHA Citations

Read the Full Take 5 here.

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John P. White Receives 2015 Sector Performance Award

John P. White of Cooper & Dunham has been has been awarded the 2015 Sector Performance Award for Pharmaceutical Patents in the United States by Acquisition International.  The award, decided by a panel of eight corporate experts and an in-house judging panel at Acquisition International after more than 300 hours of judging, recognizes success over the past 12 months.  Acquisition International is a global publication which provides news, opinions and other information for international corporations. More…

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Lidings Advises Japanese Mizuho Bank

Lidings advises Japanese Mizuho Bank on corporate law issues including elaboration of documentation necessary to open and maintain accounts of the bank’s clients.

Upon request of the ZAO Mizuho Bank (Moscow) Lidings corporate and M&A practice lawyers have substantially revised the client’s standard bank account contract for legal entities, elaborating pledge account and escrow account agreements enabling the bank to expand its line of products offered to clients.

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The DC Circuit Speaks – Proving Condition of Payment is Key To Implied Certification False Claims Act Cases

By George B. Breen

On July 10, 2015, in reversing an award of summary judgment in favor of the relator, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit made clear that in False Claims Act cases brought under an implied certification theory, certifying compliance with the federal statute or regulation at issue must be a condition of payment.

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Many “Independent Contractors” May Now Be “Employees”

E. Jason Tremblay and Megan P. Toth

E. Jason TremblayArnstein & Lehr Attorney Megan Toth

Many “Independent Contractors” May Now Be “Employees” According to the Department of Labor

On July 15, 2015, the U.S. Department of Labor’s issued an Administrator’s Interpretation regarding the application of the Fair Labor Standards Act with respect to the increasing misclassification of workers as “independent contractors.” The DOL’s recent interpretation narrows the classification of independent contractors to very limited and specific situations and thus, more workers may now be deemed “employees” and qualify for overtime under the FLSA.

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Hi-Tech Sports: Another Frontier

1Recently, Epstein Becker & Green attorneys Michelle Capezza, Christopher Farella, Laurajane Kastner and Patrick Lucignani attended the New Jersey Technology Council (NJTC) 2015 Annual Meeting held on July 15, 2015 at the Forsgate Country Club in Monroe, NJ.   A dynamic panel discussed many innovative ways technology is being used in today’s sports and how it may be used in the future. Tools have emerged to assist in coaching, refereeing and reviewing plays, as well as the development of sensors and technology to protect player safety, virtual player training techniques and video analytics to confirm infractions and potential safety hazards, just to name a few.  John Nisi, Regional Chief Technology Officer for Microsoft Consulting Services remarked that one of the biggest challenges in designing these technologies is determining how to bring technology into the game without interfering with the fabric of the game. And many U.S. sports leagues,  such as the NFL, NHL, NBA, MLB, and NASCAR, are eager to utilize these new technologies but they must be designed and tailored to the needs of their particular sports, including the environments in which their sports are played.  Chip Foley, VP of Sports & Entertainment at High Point Solutions, and Adam Davis, Chief Revenue Officer for the Prudential Center & NJ Devils also noted the challenges associated with developing the required infrastructure in sports arenas and venues that can support the new apps and technologies being introduced.  Ian Goldberg, Founder and CEO of iSports360, offered yet another perspective involving use of mobile technologies for youth sports coaches and parents that can assist with training, coaching and managing performance expectations of young athletes.  When asked about sports fan technology, the panelists noted that video, interactive and visualization technologies for fans will become more prevalent.

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