This Employment Law This Week® Monthly Rundown discusses the most important developments for employers in July 2019. Both the video and the extended audio podcast are now available.
Monthly Archives: July 2019
The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has provided useful guidance and ‘safe harbours’ for when the executors or beneficiaries of a deceased estate can access the Capital Gains Tax (CGT) main residence exemption for a property that was the deceased’s main residence at the time of their death.
Howard & Howard Donates $12.5K to Tyler Robinson Foundation to Aid Families of Pediatric Cancer Patients
Howard & Howard has donated $12,500 to the Tyler Robinson Foundation. The donation was made in support of the Battle for Vegas charity softball game played June 15 in front of a sold-out crowd at Las Vegas Ballpark, which included attorneys from Howard & Howard’s Las Vegas office. The game featured players from the Golden Knights, Oakland Raiders, and other athletes and celebrities. In total, more than $136,000 was raised at the event.
Joe Silvia, a partner at the Howard & Howard law firm, will be a presenter at the Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS) Legal Seminar on July 22, 2019 at the Westin Michigan Avenue Hotel in Chicago.
The Private Client department at Cleaver Fulton Rankin has been top ranked in the latest edition of Chambers High Net Worth Guide.
The recently passed Act to Promote Keeping Workers in Maine is poised to dramatically alter the status of restrictive covenants in Maine. The Act accomplishes this by: (1) prohibiting employers from entering into no-poach agreements with one another; (2) barring employers from entering into noncompetes with lower wage employees; (3) limiting employers’ ability to enforce noncompetes; (4) mandating advanced disclosure of noncompete obligations; and (5) imposing a time delay between when an employee agrees to the terms of a noncompete and when the noncompete obligations actually go into effect. In addition to barring the enforcement of noncompliant noncompetes, the Act authorizes the Maine Department of Labor to impose monetary civil fines of “not less than $5,000” on employers who enter into non-complaint agreements. The Act apples to contracts entered into or renewed after September 18, 2019, so Maine employers should not waste time in revising their agreements to comply with the Act.
Leading Australian law firm Hall & Wilcox is pleased to have advised the sellers on the sale of shares in Salmar Investments and its subsidiary Salmar Holdings, trading as Beecroft Nursing Home, in Beecroft, NSW. The 95-bed facility had been owned by the same family since 1965.
Last week the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division announced a landmark new policy to incentivize companies to develop robust antitrust compliance programs. For the first time, the Antitrust Division will now consider a company’s antitrust compliance program as a factor in evaluating whether or not to bring criminal charges against the company and its officers.
This edition of Take 5 highlights compliance with cutting-edge issues—such as pay equity, workplace violence, and artificial intelligence (“AI”)—that have a significant impact on retailers. We also provide an update on National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”) compliance and New York City drug testing to assist you in navigating an increasingly complex legal landscape.
California, the Golden State, is a special place to live and work. However, if you are an employer in California, you have most likely heard warnings of what you cannot do in terms of protecting your workforce and trade secrets and preventing unfair competition. While the rules of the road are different in California, employers are not without tools to protect their resources. And those tools are the focus of this program: what you can do to protect your workforce and trade secrets in California.