Monthly Archives: June 2019

New whistleblower laws apply from 1 July 2019: 3 things employers should do

From 1 July 2019, Australia will have a new whistleblower protection regime covering the corporate, financial and tax sectors.

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Maryland Law Bars Enforcement of Non-Compete Agreements Against Low Wage Workers

Maryland recently joined the ranks of states with laws limiting the enforcement of non-compete agreements against low wage workers.  Maryland’s recently enacted law (SB 328) bars employers from enforcing non-compete agreements against workers earning less than or equal to $15 per hour or $31,200 per annum.

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Book preview: “Business crisis and insolvency. The new administrative compulsory liquidation.”

Author: Giorgio Cherubini Giorgio Cherubini, in the book published by Maggioli Editore, analyzes the rules…
Giorgio Cherubini

The book also contains commented operational aspects of the compulsory liquidation of banks, insurance companies and cooperative companies and is accompanied by a form for the most common petitions.

 

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It Will Soon Be Officially Possible To Reclaim Debt On Bad Debts

It has been clear for sometime that Hungary is in breach of EU law by not allowing the refunding of VAT on bad debts.  The fact that cases of Hungarian taxpayers have now been brought before the the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has forced Hungarian law makers  to move on the issue.  While the package of tax amendment submitted last week provides an opportunity to reclaim such VAT, and certain cases – due to the planned administrative restrictions –  it will still only be possible to enjoy this right with reference to EU law.

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CYBERTURFING – SHROUDED PERILS IT POSES AND THE APPLICABLE LAW

‘Cyberturfing’ is the online equivalent of the off-line ‘astroturfing’, a term said to be coined by a US Senator back in 1985 and is understood to be a type of deceptive marketing or practice designed by marketers to create a false impression that a campaign has developed authentically and organically but in reality is powered by someone else behind the scenes1. Classic astroturfing involves the use of paid agents to falsely represent popular sentiment surrounding a product or a service2. As a result, consumers ‘follow the herd’3 as against the authentic grass root movements which operate at local level with community volunteers having a primary goal to support a local or a global cause considered good for the society or environment4.sumers ‘follow the herd’3 as against the authentic grass root movements which operate at local level with community volunteers having a primary goal to support a local or a global cause considered good for the society or environment4.

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Associate Solicitor, Maria McNally adds to Cleaver Fulton Rankin’s expertise in Mediation

Associate Solicitor, Maria McNally has completed her training with the Institute of Professional Legal Studies (IPLS) to become a qualified Mediator. The IPLS Mediation Course provides training in Civil and Commercial Mediation.  As advocates of Alternative Dispute Resolution, Maria will add to the Dispute Resolution team’s expertise at Cleaver Fulton Rankin.

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Talking Tax – Issue 160

PCG 2019/4 and the practical implications for retirement village operators

The Australian Taxation Office released Practical Compliance Guideline (PCG) 2019/4 on 12 June 2019 which explains the Commissioner of Taxation’s compliance approach to how certain liabilities (i.e. ‘lease surrender liabilities’ and/or ‘increase entry price’ liabilities) are to be treated when a retirement village operator leaves an income tax consolidated group, and where the value of such liabilities has increased between the operator joining and leaving the group. PCG 2019/4 relates only to the treatment of the increase in the liability, which is taken through the entity’s profit and loss account – at which point no deduction is available

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Massachusetts Department of Family and Medical Leave Provides New Worker Notices and Posters, and Issues Final Regulations

As previously reported, last week the Massachusetts Department of Family and Medical Leave (“DFML”) announced several changes, both substantive and procedural, to the state’s Paid Family and Medical Leave program (“PFML”). This week, the DFML has provided further guidance on changes to the worker notice requirements, issued new workplace posters, and posted the final regulations.

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Rainmaking Recommendation from Jaimie Field: Don’t Slack Because It Is Summer

In today’s Rainmaking Recommendations post, expert and coach, Jaimie Field is discussing a pet peeve of mine, slacking on your business development in the summer. Read on to find out why you may want to double down instead.

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29 new senior appointments reflect Hall & Wilcox’s continued growth

Leading independent business law firm Hall & Wilcox is delighted to announce the appointment of eight new partners: Liam Campion, James Deady, Stephanie Driscoll, Maree Ferguson, Frank Hinoporos, Nathan Kennedy, Ilona Strong and James Whiley.

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