Monthly Archives: April 2018

Failing to see the forest from the trees – changes to small business CGT Concessions

As part of its 2017-18 Budget, on 9 May 2017, the Government announced proposed amendments which would limit the application of the small business CGT concessions (SBCGT Concessions).

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California Supreme Court Adopts “ABC Test” for Independent Contractors Continue Reading…

On April 30, 2018, the California Supreme Court issued its long-awaited opinion in Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court, clarifying the standard for determining whether workers in California should be classified as employees or as independent contractors for purposes of the wage orders adopted by California’s Industrial Welfare Commission (“IWC”). In so doing, the Court held that there is a presumption that individuals are employees, and that an entity classifying an individual as an independent contractor bears the burden of establishing that such a classification is proper under the “ABC test” used in some other jurisdictions.

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REFERENCE TO JAMS RULES IN CONTRACT ALLOWS ARBITRATOR TO DECIDE ARBITRABILITY

Usually, it is up to a court to determine if parties to an agreement have decided to let an arbitrator decide disputes under that agreement. But not always.

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Healing the Healers: Preventing Workplace Violence in Health Care Settings

Our colleagues, , at Epstein Becker Green, has a post on the Health Employment and Labor blog that will be of interest to many of our readers: “Healing the Healers: Preventing Workplace Violence in Health Care Settings.”

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Hall & Wilcox adds to international expertise with new European counsel

Leading independent business law firm, Hall & Wilcox, has boosted its international offering by appointing European counsel Dr Wolfgang Babeck as a consultant. Wolfgang will work closely with Partner and joint Head of International Oliver Jankowsky as co-head of the European Desk.

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Talking Tax – Issue 116

Case law

Past compliance history and current solvency are key to successfully applying for ATO instalment payments.

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Financial Services in Focus – Issue 1

Funds and financial products

ASIC seeks consultation on fees-for-service draft legislation

On 11 April, the Government released draft legislation on the second phase of the ASIC industry funding model – the introduction of ASIC fees-for-service.

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Can you monitor your employee’s emails and internet usage?

Q. MAY I MONITOR EMAILS THAT AN EMPLOYEE SENT ON THE EMPLOYEE’S WORK COMPUTER OR REVIEW OTHER INFORMATION ACCESSED ON MY (THE EMPLOYER’S) NETWORK?

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AKMLF shortlisted in Business Law Awards

We at “Α. & K. Metaxopoulos and Partners” are very proud of having been shortlisted for the first time by Euromoney Legal Media Group as Best in Country Nominee Firm in Greece for the forthcoming Europe Women in Business Law Awards . The Awards Ceremony  will take place at Jumeirah Carlton Tower in London on 14th June 2018.

This is a special honour in particular for the female lawyers and administrative staff  which exceeds 70% in our firm , a recognition of the quality of our services but also and equally importantly a confirmation of our achievements in relation to work-life balance and talent management as almost 50% of our staff are under 30 years old.

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Hospital passes the test on second attempt

The Court of Appeal has considered the proper application of Section 5O of the Civil Liability Act 2002 (NSW) (CLA) in South Western Sydney Local Health District v Gould [2018] NSWCA 69. Our review of the primary judgment can be found here.

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