Monthly Archives: May 2019

New Jersey Issues Updated Family Leave Act and Family Leave Insurance Act Posters

On February 19, 2019, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed into law A 3975 (“the Law”), which significantly expanded the state’s the Family Leave Act (“NJFLA”), Family Leave Insurance Act (“NJFLI”) and Security and Financial Empowerment Act (“SAFE Act”).  We prepared an Act Now Advisory, summarizing the extensive changes made by the Law, including, among other things, the expanding and making uniform the definition of “family member” for all three laws, and, effective June 1, 2019, extending the NJFLA to employers that have 30 or more employees.

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Hall & Wilcox partners with PowerHousing Australia to tackle social and affordable housing challenges

Leading Australian law firm Hall & Wilcox has become an affiliate member of PowerHousing Australia, a national network of 33 leading growth community housing providers who develop and manage social and affordable housing.

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Entrepreneurs and key industry players share their election wish lists 

Startups and entrepreneurs are a vital part of the Australian economy but issues affecting startups, or policies and promises focusing on investment in innovation, have received little air time in this federal election campaign, James Bull, Director of Frank, Hall & Wilcox’s dedicated start-up practice, asked key industry players and members of Hall & Wilcox’s Frank Lab cohort (all start-ups in varying stages of their entrepreneurial journey) to share their election wish lists.

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Information on Filed Applications for Registration of Drugs has Become Publicly Available in Russia

Under the Federal Law “On drugs circulation” (Law), information on state registration of drugs in Russia shall be publicly available.

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BKP in The Lawyer Ranking of The Business Magazine TREND

We are delighted to be named one of the leading law firms in Austria and one of the 20 largest in the country in the 2019 graduate ranking of the business magazine trend.

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SCC Restores Adjudicator’s Award in Residential School Settlement

In a recent decision, the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) held that courts had the jurisdiction to supervise residential school settlement agreements on an ongoing basis.
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DOJ Updates Criminal Division’s 2017 Guidance Emphasizing Proactive Compliance

On April 30, 2019, Assistant Attorney General Brian Benczkowski announced that the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) had published an updated version of the Criminal Division’s 2017 guidance publication “Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs.”  In making the announcement, Assistant Attorney General Benczkowski said the update was designed to “better harmonize the prior Fraud Section publication with other Department guidance and legal standards.”  He noted that DOJ also sought “to provide additional transparency in how [it] will analyze a company’s compliance program.”

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Does It Pay to Cooperate? Department of Justice Releases New Cooperation Credit Guidance for False Claims Act Targets

On May 7, 2019, the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) released new guidance for trial attorneys in the DOJ’s civil division regarding how entities under False Claims Act investigation can receive credit for cooperation.  The release of this new guidance follows public comments delivered in March by Michael Granston, director of DOJ’s civil fraud section, noting that DOJ was considering issuing additional guidance on cooperation credit related to False Claims Act matters.

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What Does it Mean to Develop Your Personal Brand?

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of participating in the inaugural New York City event for She Breaks the Law, a network of women leaders founded by Priya Lele, Christie Guimond and Nicky Leijtens. The group brings together women in the legal industry who are “breaking the mould and challenging the norm in the world of law. Our members come from a wide range of backgrounds and disciplines, from female founders of disruptive start-ups to general counsel to innovation leaders in traditional law firms. They all have one thing in common: they are leading the change in the way that legal services are delivered.” Over the past two months since the soft launch, the group has grown to over 1,000 members, and officially launched with their London event last week.

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Thirteen RCCB Attorneys were selected as 2019 PA Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Royer Cooper Cohen Braunfeld LLC (RCCB), a law firm offering a distinctive combination of practical business acumen, legal expertise and entrepreneurial passion, today announced that thirteen attorneys have been selected as 2019 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars.

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