Monthly Archives: November 2018

Taken for a ride: Foodora rider found to be an employee

In a controversial decision, a single Commissioner of the Fair Work Commission has found that a delivery rider engaged as an independent contractor by food delivery company Foodora was, in fact, an employee.

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Can I Bring Cannabis from Canada Home?

Cannabis has been legalized in Canada as of October 17, 2018. What does this mean for employers with employees traveling to and from Canada? Can travelers from Canada to the United States with legally purchased cannabis simply drive to a state where recreational or medical use of cannabis is legal? The bottom line: Employers should remind employees that they cannot cross into the United States with Canadian cannabis under any circumstances.

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Fladgate acts for Zouk Capital and 83North on $50m funding for workable technology

Leading UK law firm Fladgate has advised private equity firms Zouk Capital and 83North in relation to their participation in a $50M Series C round of funding in relation to Workable Technology Limited.

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The Pursuit of Truth in Advertising: Regulatory

As mentioned in my previous blog post, I gave a presentation at the 40th Annual Association of National Advertisers/Brand Activation Association Marketing Law Conference titled “The Pursuit of ‘Truth’ in Advertising.” It explored how consumers view the truth in this era of fake news and alternative facts, and how this changing understanding of the truth has affected the advertising ecosystem and the practice of advertising law. Today, I will share the second installment in my series of highlights from my presentation.

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Baldacchino – The NSW Court of Appeal reviews the exceptions to Section 59A and defines the scope of what is an ‘artificial aid’

The NSW Court of Appeal recently dealt with the issue of whether a proposed knee replacement is an ‘artificial aid‘ within the meaning of section 59A of the Workers Compensation Act 1987 (1987 Act).

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Corporate Downsizing: Federal Government proposes changes to large proprietary company thresholds

On 16 November, the Federal Government released for public consultation exposure draft regulations, Corporations Amendment (Proprietary Company Thresholds) Regulations 2018 (Regulations). The Regulations propose to reduce the financial reporting burden for some proprietary companies by increasing the thresholds for determining what constitutes a large proprietary company under the Corporations Act.

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Challenging Transactions on Corporate Grounds

On the June, 26th 2018 the Plenum of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation adopted the Resolution No. 27 “On challenging of the major and interested party transactions” (hereinafter – The Resolution). The Resolution provides the unified practice applying of the legislation of the business entities. The Resolution touches on the issues regarding dispute resolutions arising from the major and interested party transactions (Sections XI and XI of the Federal Law No. 208-FZ “On Joint stock companies” dated 26.12.1995 and Articles 45 and 46 of the Federal Law No. № 14-FZ “On Limited Liability Companies” dated 08.02.1998).

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Not too good to be true? New bill could give ESOPs a boost

“It’s such a good deal that it won’t last for long”, cried hundreds of business owners in response to the suggestions of setting up an ESOP. However, a bill recently adopted by the Parliament suggests that if a company uses this type of employee benefits scheme for its intended purpose, they should be able to count on it in the long term as well.

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Talking Tax – Issue 143

Double the value – employee share schemes

The Federal Government has announced plans to double the employee share schemes (ESS) value limit for eligible financial products, from $5,000 to $10,000 per employee within a 12 month period. By doubling this cap, the Government intends to help employers attract, retain and motivate employees and grow their businesses.

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Lidings Launches Series of Tests on Legal Regulation of Life Sciences Sector

Lidings, the leading legal advisor in Russia providing legal support to large national and international companies operating in the pharmaceuticals and healthcare sector in Russia and CIS, launces a series of specialized tests on the legislative regulation of the sector.

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