Monthly Archives: January 2019

NEW TRADEMARK LAWS – CANADA | PART I

June 17, 2019 is the big day – a day anticipated since 2014. The major changes to the Canadian Trademarks Act will be implemented on this day. What does this mean for trademark owners?

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Copyright law update – proposed amendments to website blocking laws

Background

The Copyright Amendment (Online Infringement) Act 2018 (Act) which passed both Houses of Parliament on 28 November 2018, and is due to commence the day after it receives Royal Assent, amends section 115A of the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth).

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Illinois Appellate Court Declines to Adopt Bright Line Rule That a Five Year Non-Compete Or a Three Year Non-Solicit Are Unenforceable Per Se

The Illinois Appellate Court recently declined to adopt a bright line rule regarding the enforceability of five year non-competes or three year non-solicits, and instead directed courts to interpret the reasonableness of any such restrictive covenants on a case-by-case basis.

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Most Recently Released DOL Opinion Letters Address Varying Average Hourly Rate and Ministerial Exception

True to its promise last year, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (the “WHD”) continues to issue a steady stream of opinion letters designed to offer practical guidance to employers on specific wage and hour issues solicited by employers. This past week, the WHD issued two new opinion letters concerning the Fair Labor and Standards Act (“FLSA”), where one addresses an employer’s hourly pay methodology vis-à-vis the FLSA’s minimum wage requirement, and the other the ministerial exception to the FLSA. While not universally applicable, employers should consider the general principles set forth in these opinion letters, and then further research the underlying relevant regulations and the DOL’s interpretive guidance to more fully understand the basic requirements to ensure legal compliance.

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James E. Gallagher Elevated to Shareholder

Davis Malm is pleased to announce that James E. Gallagher has been elevated to shareholder effective January 1, 2019.

Mr. Gallagher practices in the Business Law, Employment, and Litigation areas at Davis Malm. He is a trial lawyer with experience in a range of areas, including fiduciary, securities, commercial and class action, probate, and employment litigation in state and federal courts. He also advises numerous residential and commercial condominium associations.

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Corporate Counsel and Compliance Exchange

25th to 26th April 2019, Hilton Syon Park Hotel, London

We are excited to announce the 20th Edition of the Corporate Counsel and Compliance Exchange. The event will take place at London’s Hilton Syon Park Hotel on 25th to 26th April 2019.

The Corporate Counsel and Compliance Exchange brings together C-level professionals, Senior General Counsels and Chief Compliance Officers to discuss key challenges and solutions. This is an invitation only event featuring interactive discussion sessions such as roundtables and think tanks as well as bespoke one to one meetings with solution providers. Confirmed speakers include FIFA, Coca-Cola, McDonald’s, Bank of England, Fox Networks and many more.

If you would like to request an invitation to the Corporate Counsel and Compliance Exchange, please contact Chantal Morgan at exchangeinfo@iqpc.com

To see the full event agenda or obtain more information about the event visit the event website, here.

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