Monthly Archives: March 2019

April Fools Joke? No. NYC Employers Really Have Two Sets of Training Requirements

Don’t forget – April 1 marks the beginning of a new set of sexual harassment training requirements in New York City. While the training requirement began across New York State on October 9, 2018 (and must be completed by October 9, 2019), the City imposes additional requirements on certain employers. Both laws require training to be provided on an annual basis.

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Maryland General Assembly Passes Minimum Wage Increase to $15

On March 18, 2019, we wrote that both houses of the Maryland Assembly had passed bills that would increase the state-wide minimum wage to $15 by 2025 or 2028, depending on the size of the company, but that the House and the Senate still had to work out their differences.

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Talking Tax – Issue 153

Home care service provider found to be a non-profit organisation despite commercial dealings with related entities

In KinCare Community Services Limited v Chief Commissioner of State Revenue [2019] NSWSC 182, the Supreme Court of NSW (Court) allowed the taxpayer’s application, finding that KinCare Community Services Limited (KinCare) was a ‘non-profit organisation’ during the relevant period and that certain wages were therefore exempt from payroll tax.

KinCare, a provider of home care services to aged people, people with disabilities and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, is part of a broader group which includes ‘for profit’ entities (Group).

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Hall & Wilcox lawyers named as 2020 Best Lawyers in Australia

Leading independent business law firm Hall & Wilcox is pleased to announce 49 lawyers have been recognised in the 2020 Best Lawyers in Australia list, as published in today’s Australian Financial Review.

Best Lawyers is a peer review guide to the legal profession worldwide. Lawyers are reviewed by their peers based on professional expertise and likelihood to refer work and are divided by location and practice areas.

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Artificial Intelligence: A Potential Cybersecurity Safeguard or Viable Threat to the Healthcare Industry?

The healthcare industry is still struggling to address its cybersecurity issues as 31 data breaches were reported in February 2019, exposing data from more than 2 million people.  However, the emergence of artificial intelligence (AI) may provide tools to reduce cyber risk.

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Rainmaking Recommendation from Jaimie Field: Dress the Part

Today’s rainmaking recommendation from Jaimie Field is an interesting one, and she and I chatted about it yesterday – it’s one where we don’t totally agree, so readers of Zen, we’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments! My perspective is that dress code varies widely (acceptably so) based on cultural factors – sometimes including climate, client base, type of firm, etc. And yes, as the age of the firm changes, so does the dress code. Jaimie tends to feel strongly about this (as you’ll see in her post below). What do you think?

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Epstein Becker Green Continues Growth of Chicago Office with Addition of Michael S. Ferrell

Epstein Becker Green (EBG) is pleased to announce that Michael S. Ferrell, an experienced labor and employment lawyer who provides businesses with counseling on a variety of workforce management matters, has joined its Chicago office as a Member of the Firm. Mr. Ferrell comes to EBG from Jones Day.

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Are Your Networking Efforts Wasted?

If we were guaranteed to get business every time we met someone new, we’d all be networking all the time, right?

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Robert J. Munnelly, Jr. To Present Data Security Program At MCLE

Mr. Munnelly will analyze the latest data security developments affecting Massachusetts businesses and institutions in 2019, and provide practical guidance on the critical legal and operational measures that must be addressed in an effective information security program.

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Financial Services in Focus – Issue 21

Funds and financial products

Further Royal Commission fallout

The fallout from Final Report of the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry continues with proposals for legislative reform to implement some of the recommendations.

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