Monthly Archives: March 2017

Texas and Telehealth: New Bill Would Remove Toughest Hurdle For Practitioners

Texas and Telehealth: New Bill Would Remove Toughest Hurdle For PractitionersIn recent years, Texas has served as ground zero for a number of the most contentious legal battles surrounding telehealth. This week, State Senator Perry Schwertner, the chairman of the Committee on Health and Human Services, submitted a bill signifying progress for telemedicine and telehealth providers looking to practice in the Lone Star State. The bill, S.B. 1107, would remove one of the toughest hurdles for telemedicine and telehealth practitioners – the face-to-face meeting requirement. Providers would be able to provide services to, and establish physician-patient relationships with, Texas residents through either a synchronous audio-visual interaction or via store-and-forward technology and an audio-only interaction, without ever having to meet the patient in real life. The bill would require the practitioner to use the relevant clinical information required to meet the same standard of care as practitioners providing in-person services.

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Recent edition of the Forestry Industry Handbook

May suspected adverse effect serve as grounds for prohibition of felling? A reply to this question is provided by Law Firm TARK GRUNTE SUTKIENE,the author of the subscriber issue, who have included a summary on the amendments to the regulatory enactments in the first supplement of this year, as well as have supplemented the issue with new knowledge of judicial practice in cases related to felling confirmations.

In one of the cases, the court assessed a dispute, where the felling certificate had been suspended after sale of the growing trees on the strain and the felling rights; while in another case, the court had opted for the nature protection requirements, when refusing the issue of felling confirmation.

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What do I do when my business partner or executive gets involved in a corruption scandal?

The negative impacts of a company’s involvement in cases of corruption through its partners or managers can lead to a definitive decline and, depending on its market relevance, cause, by domino effect, devastating consequences for the economy of a company. Whole industry, as we have been following in our country.

Imagine a hypothetical situation, but not so far from the reality that we live: a famous partner and / or director of a Brazilian multinational suddenly becomes the defendant and the target of investigations in several criminal cases by the alleged practice of crimes of corruption and money laundering.

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Employers: How to Prepare for “A Day Without” Actions

A new post on the Management Memo blog will be of interest to many of our readers in the retail industry: “‘A Day Without’ Actions – How Can Employers Prepare?” by our colleagues Steven M. Swirsky and Laura C. Monaco of Epstein Becker Green.

Following is an excerpt:

[T]he same groups that organized the January 21, 2017 Women’s March on Washington – an action participated in by millions of individuals across the county – has called for a “Day Without Women” to be held on Wednesday, March 8, 2017. Organizers are encouraging women to participate by taking the day off from paid and unpaid labor, and by wearing red – which the organizers note “may be a great act of defiance for some uniformed workers.”

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Philippe-André Tessier recognized as a Certified Company Director

March 6, 2017 — Philippe-André Tessier, from our Labour and Employment Law Practice Group, was recently given the title of “Administrateur de sociétés certifié (ASC)”. His director’s profile now appears in the ASC’s directory.

The 800+ members of the Collège des administrateurs de sociétés have completed an accreditation programme offered by Laval University. In addition to possessing strong professional experience, members abide by a code of ethics and undertake to follow continuing education requirements.

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Shifting Obligations for Employers with the Advancement of AI-driven Automation and the Rise of Independent Workers

As I continue to follow developments regarding the future of work, I recently attended an event co-sponsored by Cornell/ILR’s Institute for Workplace Studies in NYC and the Mckinsey Global Institute (MGI) addressing MGI’s report last Fall entitled Independent Work: Choice, Necessity and the Gig Economy. The report examines the increasing numbers of self-employed, freelance and temporary workers in the U.S. and Europe which are currently estimated to comprise 30 percent of the working-age population and rising.  The report notes that many workers have chosen this autonomous path as their primary means of income, while others follow it to supplement income, and yet others have no other choice and would prefer a traditional job with fair wages and benefits.   Many factors have led to the return to this pre-industrial revolution independent worker model including the recession and the emergence of The Digital Age as workers are more mobile and have increasing access to new technologies which transform how work is performed and goods and services are bought and sold.

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Things you need to know about Employment and Business Visa in India

 

General Requirements

The Foreigner’s Act, 1946, The Registration of Foreigners Act, 1939 and The Citizenship Act, 1955, together with allied rules and periodic amendments regulate the foreigner’s entry, along with the immigration policy, movement and stay in India. Most foreign nationals entering India require a valid passport along with an appropriate visa depending on the motive of visit to India. Visa can be issued for the following purposes.

Business Visa: An individual seeking to travel to India on business should obtain a Business Visa. The validity of a business visa can range from 6 months to 10 years. Individuals who seek to establish a business in India may be eligible for a business visa, which is usually issued with a longer validity period (a long term visa). A business visa application should include supporting documents from the sponsoring organization(s).

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Talking Tax – Issue 67

State Revenue Legislation Amendment Bill 2017

The State Revenue Legislation Amendment Bill was introduced into New South Wales Parliament on 23 February 2017. According to the explanatory note, the Bill proposes to amend several Acts to give effect to duty, payroll tax, and land tax reforms.

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“A Day Without” Actions – How Can Employers Prepare?

On February 16, 2017, tens of thousands of individuals across the country stayed home from work as part of the “Day Without Immigrants,” a social activism campaign organized in response to President Donald Trump’s recent executive orders concerning immigration and increased enforcement, deportation actions, and raids by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The “Day Without Immigrants” action was apparently not coordinated by any centralized organization, but was promoted on social media and by word-of-mouth just days before.

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A Student’s Perspective – Interviews

The interview process during La Course aux stages can definitely be a gruelling and stressful period. In order to perform well you need to approach each interview as three separate phases: the preparation, the interview and the post-interview.

The first question will likely be: “Tell us something about yourself.” This is your opportunity to take charge and really control the direction of the interview. For this question only, prepare and memorize a short response that tells your story. For this answer try to highlight some of your accomplishments and accolades that aren’t on your resume, while also focusing on what makes you a unique candidate. Furthermore, one tip that can truly decrease your stress is to simply film yourself answering questions. In fact, there are some things we don’t notice about ourselves until we see them on camera.

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