Monthly Archives: July 2019

Build-to-Rent: Could it Solve Ireland’s Housing Shortage?

Investments soar in the Build-to-Rent sector in Ireland in line with the major increase in demand for rental accommodation. Sandra Egan, Partner, accommodates the pros and cons.

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Hall & Wilcox advises on the sale of Beecroft Nursing Home

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.

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ILN Today Post

New DOJ Antitrust Division policy incentivizes robust corporate antitrust compliance programs

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.

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Take 5 Newsletter – Retail Employers Continue to Face a Myriad of Challenges in the Workplace

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.

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What Can You Do in California to Protect Your Workforce and Trade Secrets?

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.

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ILN Firm of the Month – KLA – Koury Lopes Advogados, Brazil!

The ILN is proud to announce our latest firm of the month, KLA – Koury Lopes Advogados, Brazil!
KLA is a dynamic full-service law firm, established in 2002. What makes them different and places them among the most modern law firms in Brazil is their way of applying legal knowledge to the business of their clients. The firm works not only with transactional and complex operations, but also dedicates the same effort to daily matters, offering full time support. KLA aims to understand the business of their clients and respond with the necessary agility, clarity in communications and practicality. The firm tries constantly to anticipate relevant trends and novelties, aggregating value to their legal services. The partners participate or personally manage all steps of the work and do not distance themselves from their clients, since long-lasting relationships are part of the firm’s philosophy. The right professionals are allocated for each matter, with the purpose of obtaining maximum efficiency in the formation of teams dedicated to each client and matter, assuring effectiveness and cost control. A top level team of motivated professionals is located in its São Paulo and Brasília offices, many with academic and professional experience abroad.
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New Medical Cannabis Related Employment Protections Enacted In New Jersey

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A New Direction For Commission-Only Compensation In Mass.

A recent ruling by Massachusetts’ highest court has changed the way employers with commission-only compensation plans must pay their employees going forward. On May 8, 2019, the Supreme Judicial Court held in Sullivan v. Sleepy’s LLC et al. that employees compensated on a 100% commission basis are entitled to separate and additional compensation for overtime and Sunday work, even where the employee’s total compensation is equal to or greater than 1.5 times the minimum wage for those overtime and Sunday hours.[1]

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Simon Cowell picks bone with “The Pets Factor” UK trade mark

When TV format creator Mark Duffy struck upon the tongue-in-cheek name “The Pets Factor” for what was (presumably) a talent competition for domestic animals, he might well have smiled at his own ingenuity. Conversely, when Simon Cowell heard about the name (via Mr Duffy’s application to register it as a UK trade mark in classes 9 (software) and 41 (entertainment services)) we can guess he probably wasn’t smiling (or if he was, it was probably more of a grimace). Instead, and acting via his company Simco Limited (in conjunction with Freemantle Media) (Simco), Mr Cowell wasted no time in instructing his lawyers to oppose Mr Duffy’s application, which he had made via his company Duf Ltd.

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Talking Tax – Issue 162

The interaction between debt and equity rules and Transfer Pricing

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has said that the income tax rules and transfer pricing rules ‘can be read to operate harmoniously’.

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