Monthly Archives: May 2019

Pre-Employment Drug Testing to be Banned Under New NYC Bill

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Pre-Employment Drug Testing to be Banned Under New NYC Bill

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Rainmaking Recommendation from Jaimie Field: Using Social Listening/Monitoring to Build Your Book of Business – Part 1

Are you using social media to its fullest ability to help you in business development? Learn how using social listening can help you to build your book of business in Jaimie Field’s latest post.

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Alleged Inconsistent Enforcement of Non-Compete Agreements Raised in Discrimination Case

Employers sometimes ask whether it matters if they are inconsistent in their enforcement of non-competes.  Typically, the issue is analyzed in terms of whether inconsistent enforcement undercuts the legitimate business interest justifying the restriction.  However, in a pending lawsuit, Miller v. Canadian National Railway Co., the issue is being raised in a different context: whether alleged inconsistent enforcement was racially motivated.  Specifically, the plaintiff in that case alleges that “[b]y enforcing the non-compete against Miller and not against similarly situated white employees, Defendants are interfering with Miller’s future employment relationships because of his race.”

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Summer Networking Events: Workplace Harassment Can Happen Outside the Workplace

With warmer weather quickly approaching, many employers are beginning to schedule happy hours, parties, softball games, and other off-site events that employees (and interns) look forward to attending. However, at offsite work events, employees might forget—or might not realize in the first place—that they are still in a workplace setting. This could result in unwelcome behavior, such as sexual harassment, which could leave an employer open to liability.

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FDA Declines to Ban Breast Implants, Will Require Full MDR Reporting by Manufacturers

Following a two-day meeting by a Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) advisory committee on breast implant safety earlier this year, FDA on May 2, 2019, released a statement announcing that no breast implant models will be banned from the U.S. market at this time. Also described in the statement are a number of measures the agency is undertaking in order to assist women in making more informed decisions regarding breast implants.

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Bank of Mum and Dad: loan it or lose it

One question we are advising clients on more frequently these days revolves around them wanting to help their children financially, but at the same time protect that money to ensure it stays in the family. Some interesting figures from 2017 pointed to family members, essentially the Bank of Mum and Dad, being the fifth largest source of lending in Australia behind the Big Four, at around $65 billion1.

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ILN Firm of the Month – Ferrari Pedeferri Boni Studio Legale Associato, Milan, Italy!

We are proud to announce our latest firm of the month, Ferrari Pedeferri Boni Studio Legale Associato , Milan, Italy!

Ferrari Pedeferri Boni is an independent Italian law firm that handles legal issues of business law. They strive for excellence in their services and are proud to meet the highest international standards of the legal profession. Their clients are entrepreneurs and executives, Italian and foreigners, and their philosophy is to take a pragmatic and business-oriented approach when assisting them. They regularly handle cross-border and international transactions and litigation cases. Over the years, they have garnered significant expertise in international market and have developed a trusted network of professionals that they put at the disposal of their clients when needed.

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ILN Firm of the Month – Ferrari Pedeferri Boni Studio Legale Associato, Milan, Italy!

We are proud to announce our latest firm of the month,  Ferrari Pedeferri Boni Studio Legale Associato , Milan, Italy!
Ferrari Pedeferri Boni is an independent Italian law firm that handles legal issues of business law. They strive for excellence in their services and are proud to meet the highest international standards of the legal profession. Their clients are entrepreneurs and executives, Italian and foreigners, and their philosophy is to take a pragmatic and business-oriented approach when assisting them. They regularly handle cross-border and international transactions and litigation cases. Over the years, they have garnered significant expertise in international market and have developed a trusted network of professionals that they put at the disposal of their clients when needed.
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Hall & Wilcox launches CLEAR, a world-first solution for self-insurer personal injury claims

Missing vital information for personal injury claims was one of the key drivers behind Hall & Wilcox’s development of a new web-based application that will solve a long-standing problem for companies that are self-insurers and save them money.

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