Monthly Archives: July 2018
Congratulations to all of the winners of the Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT) New Frontiers Start-Up Awards 2018.
1. Demystifying ICOs.
Initial Coin Offerings (or “ICOs”) as a means of fundraising has steadily becoming the new normal in this digital age for start-ups looking to fund new projects (and sometimes for creation of a new cryptocurrency). One of the most common cited example of successful ICOs is that of the now famous cryptocurrency Ether which was the result of the Ethereum ICO that was floated in 2014.
In a landmark decision on June 27, 2018, the Supreme Court by a 5-4 margin overruled a thirty-year precedent requiring public employees to pay “agency fees” for non-union member individuals. What does this mean for the future? Detroit Free Press writer John Gallagher, who is also a union president for the Newspaper Guild of Detroit, offers the fascinating perspective on “why unions will survive” the court’s decision. Detroit-based McDonald Hopkins attorneys James Boutrous, Miriam Rosen, and David Schelberg have been considering how the decision will impact their clients and other organizations, public and private. Here is a look at some of their initial thoughts:
July 3, 2018 — Harassment at work has been a major issue for quite some time, and recent amendments to Quebec’s Labour Standards Act may require employers to meet new obligations.
In order to keep them happy, we’ve all been told at one time or another to “think like a client.”
The popularity of simplified, or “small” business taxes (KATA, KIVA) grows unabated, with thousands of engineers, computer programmers, hairdressers and lawyers opting for one or other of these schemes. Meanwhile, few are fully aware of the risks that these types of tax can entail. The potential consequences are measurable in hard tax forints and penalties, both for payers of these forms of tax and for the businesses that provide their income.
NSW Payroll Tax: appeal dismissed in Cessnock Tyres P/L v CCSR  NSWCATAP 147
A 28 year old worker was awarded $1,486,783 for injuries sustained when the defendant’s employee’s handheld nail gun fired a nail that penetrated through a wall into the plaintiff’s head. The plaintiff’s employer was able to seek a complete recovery from the defendant, pursuant to section 151Z after the court found that the employer did not breach its duty of care to the plaintiff.