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Monthly Archives: July 2019
While being interviewed for a podcast yesterday morning, the host asked me what I saw as the primary trend for the future of law firms. Although my answer is simple, the work behind it is not – collaboration.
With its recently passed Act Relative to Noncompete Agreements for Low-Wage Employees, New Hampshire has joined a growing list of states (including Maryland and Maine) that have enacted laws barring employers from enforcing non-competition agreements against low-wage workers. The New Hampshire law prohibits employers from enforcing agreements against employees earning less than 200% of the federal minimum wage ($14.50/hour as of 2019) which limit their ability to work for another employer for (1) a specific period of time (2) in a specific geographic area, or (3) in a specific industry. The prohibition takes effect September 8, 2019.
Last week, the Australian Government released its exposure draft of the Currency (Restrictions on the Use of Cash) Bill 2019 (Bill) for public consultation. While the draft Bill currently captures digital currencies by default, the Government intends to provide relief from application for digital currency.
WORLD FAMOUS (By, Say, New Jersey Standards): Expanding The Right Of Publicity Nationally And Internationally
At least some of the people that rest stops on the New Jersey Turnpike are named after.
These public figures are, or were, world-famous, and certainly had made a name for themselves outside of the Garden State, even if their growth as artists, authors, sports figures or icons was at some point nurtured in the fertile ground of the third state to enter the union. But, if either Springsteen or Sinatra, for example, wished to protect their image on the world stage or before a national audience, neither could invoke, directly or effectively, federal or international law.
Landlord caught between a rock and a hard ‘lease’: VCAT finds sand quarry to be a ‘retail premises’ lease
The Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal has recently handed down the decision of Phillips v Abel  VCAT 1031 which continues the trend of pushing the boundary of what had traditionally been considered ‘retail premises’ for the purposes of the Retail Leases Act 2003 (Act).
In its last session, the Delaware legislature passed a number of amendments to the Delaware General Corporation Law (the “DGCL”), the Delaware Limited Liability Company Act (the “DLLCA”), the Delaware Revised Uniform Limited Partnership Act (“DRULPA”) and the Delaware Revised Uniform Partnership Act (“DRUPA” and, together with the DLLCA and DRULPA, the “alternative entity statutes”). Delaware Governor John Carney signed these bills into law. The amendments become effective on August 1, 2019.
Last week, the Federal Government introduced a revised bill into Parliament to establish the National Sports Tribunal.1 This follows an earlier draft bill introduced into Parliament in February 2019 which did not proceed due to the recent Federal election.
New York State Passes Bill Allowing Employees to Place a Lien on Employer’s Property for Accusation of Wage Violations
The New York State Assembly and Senate have passed a potentially groundbreaking act (S2844B/A486B) (the “Act”) that would allow current or former employees to obtain liens on their employer’s personal and real property based upon only the mere accusation of wage violations. And it arguably would allow those employees to obtain liens against individuals, including owners, managers and supervisors.