A number of states and localities are about to implement mid-year hikes in the minimum wage. Below is a summary of the minimum wage increases (and related tipped minimum wage requirements, where applicable) that go into effect on July 1, 2018.
Monthly Archives: June 2018
The Canadian Trademarks Act amendments, which are allegedly coming into force in early 2019, include the removal of the requirement that a trademark applicant declare that it has been using its trademark before it files the application or before registration in Canada. The amendments are meant to bring Canada’s laws in line with international treaties. The Canadian government wants these changes to simplify the registration process.
Royal Oak, Michigan, June 19, 2018: Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC is pleased to announce that Jon Robert Steiger has re-joined the firm, after 15 years as a partner with Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, the largest litigation specialty firm in the world, where he was involved with some of the most significant litigation matters in any U.S. courts. He now brings that experience to the lower cost Howard & Howard platform. Mr. Steiger was previously with Howard & Howard in Michigan before joining Quinn Emanuel and relocating to Los Angeles in 2003. He is licensed in California, Illinois and Michigan, and will practice primarily out of the firm’s Metro Detroit offices, and also nationally, as well as from the firm’s other offices as needed.
The NSW Court of Appeal delivered judgment on 16 May 2018 in Weir Services Australia v AXA Corporate Solutions Assurance  NSWCA 100. The Court considered the nature of a cap and collar agreement between Weir Services Australia (Weir) and AXA Corporate Solutions Assurance (AXA) and the characterisation of a liability to be indemnified pursuant to broad form liability insurance policy.
On 17 May 2018, the Commissioner issued an updated version of Practice Statement Law Administration PS LA 2008/6 ‘Fraud or Evasion’ (2018 Statement). The practice statement was previously updated in 2012 (2012 Statement).
Today is World Refugee Day. According to the United Nations, every minute 20 people leave everything behind to escape war, persecution or terror. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has written that more than 68 million people around the world are refugees or internally displaced because of conflict or persecution. That is equivalent to the population of the world’s 20th largest country.
The Federal law No. 127-FZ “On measures (countermeasures) in response to the hostile acts of the USA and other foreign countries” (“the Law”)1 has come into effect on June 04, 2018.
Legal directories have been both valuable, and a source of frustration, for lawyers and in-house counsel alike. Recently, a new directory appeared on the scene, threatening to disrupt what we’ve all been accepting for the last several decades – Top 3 Legal. In today’s guest post from founder Gareth Stephenson, learn more about the platform, and what makes it unique from other traditional directories.
On June 4, the Supreme Court voted 7-2 in favor of a Christian Colorado baker and owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop, who had refused to create a custom wedding cake for a gay couple due to his religious objections to gay marriage.