Monthly Archives: August 2018

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Missouri Voters Kill Right-to-Work Law Signed into Law By Former Governor Greitens

On August 7, 2018, Missouri voters officially decided that Missouri will not join the majority of other states around the country to become a “right-to-work” (RTW) state. The controversial RTW issue, which Lewis Rice previously reported on here and here, emerged from a prolonged legislative process, only to be later overturned through Missouri’s rarely-invoked referendum process.

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Addressing Barriers to Change in Your Firm: People

 

 

 

 

 

 

Change can be intimidating.

Whether you find it exciting or not, even those of us who are the most adept at it can find it daunting and exhausting. In the legal industry, where change is historically slow, when it happens at all, it can be even more overwhelming. We’ve been talking an awful lot about it lately, and in light of what was revealed in the recent Altman Weil study, that there seems to be some “change fatigue” brought about by the challenges of shifting the thinking in your firm, it makes sense to start any discussion about change by talking about the people.

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OSHA Proposes to Roll Back Requirements from Electronic Reporting Rule

On July 30, 2018, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) published a notice of proposed rulemaking aimed at rolling back electronic reporting requirements that were implemented under a rule issued during the Obama administration (“Electronic Reporting Rule”). The Electronic Reporting Rule required employers with 250 or more employees, as well as employers in high risk industries, to electronically submit OSHA Form 300A (annual summary of work-related injuries and illnesses) by the end of 2017, and OSHA Forms 300 (log of injuries and illnesses) and 301 (injury and illness incident reports) by July 1, 2018.

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Establishment of Korea’s International Court for International IP Cases

 

 

 

 

 

IP cases, by their nature, proceed in more than one country simultaneously.  For instance, the patent lawsuits between Samsung and Apple have occurred at the same time in the courts of more than 10 different countries including Korea, the U.S., Germany, Japan, the Netherlands and Australia.  Because these cases are proceeding simultaneously, IP right holders are often placed in a situation where they have to determine in which country to file their claims, in order to yield the most favorable results. In this regard, courts all around the world attempt proactively to invite IP lawsuits and have been making efforts to provide environments that are suitable for IP litigation on a global scale.

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Payroll tax obligations of medical and healthcare providers

Do you operate or manage a medical or healthcare clinic? Does the clinic engage medical practitioners and professional (such as GPs, dentists)?

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Failure to consult about subjective selection makes redundancy unfair

As most employers will be aware, an employee dismissed due to genuine redundancy cannot claim unfair dismissal.  Under section 389 of the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth), in determining whether a dismissal is a genuine redundancy the Fair Work Commission (FWC) is only required to consider whether:

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Skilling Levy Fund Update

The Department of Home Affairs (DHA) has confirmed the skilling levy fund will commence on 12 August 2018.

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Future Law Firms: The Perfect Marriage of Technology and People

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Continuing our discussion about SmartLaw and the future of the legal industry, which hopefully we can all say with some degree of comfort is here NOW, let’s consider another major theme of HighQ’s recent eBook – the intersection of technology and people. This idea is one that we touched on during our last series on the future of law, and it will continue to be a hot topic. As we seem to be in the midst of an almost technological revolution, with exciting new advances happening daily, it can seem very real that maybe robots will replace lawyers.

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Information report. Tax credit for advertisement

  • Autore: Simone Maria d’ArcangeloWith the publication in the Official Gazette of the  Prime Ministerial Decree (D.P.C.M.) of May 16, 2018 no. 901, finally, the application provisions of the tax credit introduced by art. 57bis of the Legislative Decree 50/20172 for advertising investments have been notified.

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Talking Tax – Issue 128

Case law

Taxpayer denied deductions for share losses and legal fees

In the decision of the Federal Court in Greig v Federal Commissioner of Taxation [2018] FCA 1084, Justice Thawley held that the Taxpayer was not entitled to deductions under section 8-1 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 (Cth) (ITAA 97) for losses incurred in relation to the compulsory transfer of shares in Nexus Energy Limited (Nexus) in the amount of $11.85 million and expenditure of $507,198 in legal fees arising from litigation involving the voluntary administration of Nexus.

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