Monthly Archives: January 2019

New Prime Inc. v. Oliveira: The Supreme Court Applies The Federal Arbitration Act’s Transportation Workers Exclusion To Independent Contractors

On January 15, 2019, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a unanimous decision in New Prime Inc. v. Oliveira, a case concerning the enforceability of arbitration agreements.

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Rainmaking Recommendation from Jaimie Field: It’s Mind Over Matter

Here with this week’s Rainmaking Recommendation is expert and trainer, Jaimie Field!

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Those who know me know that I am obsessed with personal & business development.  Since I was 18 years old I have been reading books by Napoleon Hill, Norman Vincent Peal, Dale Carnegie, Tony Robbins, Brian Tracy, Florence Scovill Shinn, and so many others.  I have a library of thousands of books and recorded programs that I have listened to and read over the years.

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Mayor de Blasio Proposes Mandatory Paid Personal Time Law

On January 9, 2019, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced his plan to make New York City the first city in the country to mandate that private sector employers provide paid personal time (“PPT”) for their employees. Under the proposal, employers with five or more employees would be required to grant their employees 10 days of PPT to use for any purpose, including vacation, religious observance, bereavement, or simply to spend time with their families. It is unclear whether the proposed legislation would apply to only full-time workers, or whether, similar to the Earned Safe and Sick Time Act (“ESSTA”), it would include many part-time employees as well. The Mayor said he would work with the New York City Council to develop the legislation, and several Council members have already voiced their support for the proposal.

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McDonald Hopkins construction group earns Tier 1 ranking from U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers

McDonald Hopkins is pleased to announce that it has earned a Metropolitan Tier 1 ranking in Columbus in the U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers’ 2019 rankings for outstanding work in Construction Law and Construction Litigation. Best Lawyers® is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession and has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence.

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Troubled Waters for Online Pirates in Greece

On November 6, 2018 a remarkable blow was delivered to online piracy in Greece. On that day, the newly-formed “Committee for Online Copyright Infringement” – informally and more descriptively also known as the Greek “Anti-Piracy Committee” – published its first decisions, ordering, by one of those (Decision No. 3/2018), all Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in Greece to block the access to 38 domains names that corresponded to websites with copyright infringing content. The decision was most welcomed by copyright holders in Greece and was also widely shared among Internet users, many of whom were taken by surprise by the new development as the Committee’s establishment had not, until then, become known to most people not associated with the intellectual property field.

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Federal Appellate Courts Ring In the New Year by Taking Up Website and Mobile Application Accessibility 

As expected given the extreme volume of website accessibility lawsuits filed over the last few years, in the first few weeks of the new year, United States’ Circuit courts have finally begun to weigh in on the law as it pertains to the accessibility of websites and mobile applications, and the results are generally disappointing for businesses.

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FDA Proposes to Clarify and Formalize the De Novo Classification Process for Medical Devices

On December 7, 2018, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) published a proposed rule (“Proposed Rule”) that, if finalized, would clarify the de novo classification process for medical devices, including (1) the format and contents of a de novo request and (2) the criteria for accepting or denying a de novo request. FDA intends to “enhance regulatory clarity and predictability… [and] provide a regulatory framework that sets clear standards, expectations and processes for de novo classification” through this proposed rulemaking.[1]

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California’s Governor Proposes the Most Generous Parental Leave in the Country

On January 10, 2019, newly elected California Governor Gavin Newsom proposed funding six months of partial-paid leave for new parents. The plan, which was announced as part of the governor’s budget, would compensate new parents or caretakers up to 70 percent of their wages to care and bond with a newborn or adopted baby. Newsom stated that “public health and economic research shows that providing up to six months of paid parental leave leads to positive health and educational outcomes for children, greater economic security for parents, and less strain on finding and affording infant child care.”

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ILN Firm of the Month – Lutgen & Associés, Luxembourg!

The ILN is proud to announce our latest firm of the month, Lutgen & Associés, Luxembourg!

The firm specialises in advice and litigation services in civil and commercial law, criminal business law, international mutual assistance, anti-money laundering regulations, banking law, administrative law and urban planning, and employment law.

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Algemene voorwaarden: dat kan niet misgaan zou je denken

In de bouw wordt veel gebruik gemaakt van algemene voorwaarden. Het is niet moeilijk om ze goed op de overeenkomst van toepassing te laten zijn, maar toch gaat het nog wel eens mis. Onnodig. Daarom deze bijdrage.

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