Monthly Archives: September 2018

New York Attorney General Issues Non-Compete Agreements FAQ

On September 19, 2018, the New York Attorney General (“NYAG”) released a Frequently Asked Questions document (“FAQ”) regarding non-compete agreements in New York. The FAQ posits and answers the following basic questions about non-competes:

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The Aged Care Royal Commission: what to expect

The first part of the ABC’s Four Corners five-month special investigation into the aged care sector made for confronting viewing.

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#MeToo Revives Old Hollywood Morals Clauses

Since coming to the forefront in 2017, the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements have made an indelible mark on Hollywood and on Madison Avenue. My colleagues, James Johnston, Josh Gordon, and Samantha Rothaus wrote a timely piece about the impact in the latest edition of Trends in Marketing Communications Law, Davis & Gilbert’s annual publication surveying the law affecting marketers and their agencies. Though the long-term ramifications of these movements are still playing out, as my colleagues noted, one impact is clear. #MeToo has caused studios and agencies to revive old contractual provisions like the “morals clause” (in addition to popularizing the new “inclusion rider” provision).

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Cleaver Fulton Rankin continues growth trajectory with new appointments

Cleaver Fulton Rankin is delighted to welcome six new employees, including both legal and business professionals, to its market-leading commercial team.

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Guidance on Employers’ Obligations Under the New York City’s Disability Discrimination Laws Issued

Our colleagues at Epstein Becker Green has a post on the Retail Labor and Employment Law blog that will be of interest to our readers in the health care industry: “NYC Commission on Human Rights Issues Guidance on Employers’ Obligations Under the City’s Disability Discrimination Laws.”

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Australian Blockchain Mission to Shanghai and Taipei

Hall & Wilcox Special Counsel John Bassilios was part of the recent Australian Blockchain Mission to Shanghai and Taipei. He shares his key takeaways from the mission, which was organised by Austrade and the Australian Digital Commerce Association. 

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Crowd-sourced funding for proprietary companies – Why you might or might not

Crowd-sourced funding (CSF) is almost a reality for proprietary companies. Businesses in Australia will soon be able to access CSF without needing to convert into or incorporate an unlisted public company. If you caught our earlier article, you’ll know the existing CSF regime will extend to proprietary companies. In this article, we look at how it is different to crowd-sourced fund as a proprietary company and what are some obligations in undertaking CSF as a proprietary company.

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Financial Services in Focus – Issue 11

Funds and financial products

Senate passes crowd-sourced funding legislation for proprietary companies

On 12 September, the Senate passed the Corporations Amendment (Crowd-sourced Funding for Proprietary Companies) Bill 2017 (Cth), with amendments.

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Community Bank Regulatory Relief: Exam Cycle and Small Holding Companies

In August 2018, the federal banking agencies issued two interim rules implementing provisions of the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act of 2018 (EGRRCPA) intended to reduce regulatory burdens on banks, thrifts, and their holding companies. On August 23, the federal banking agencies issued joint interim final rules allowing qualifying insured depository institutions with under $3.0 billion in total assets to benefit from an extended 18-month examination schedule in place of the former 12-month schedule. And on August 28, the Federal Reserve issued an interim final rule expanding the applicability of its small bank holding company policy statement to bank holding companies and savings and loan holding companies with consolidated assets of up to $3.0 billion.

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Two RCCB Attorneys Named New York Metro Super Lawyers

Royer Cooper Cohen Braunfeld LLC (RCCB), a law firm offering a distinctive combination of practical business acumen, legal expertise and entrepreneurial passion, is pleased to announce that Partners Marc E. Hirschfield and Marc Skapofhave been selected to the 2018 New York Metro Super Lawyers list. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the New York metropolitan area are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.

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