Monthly Archives: July 2019

Arbitration Here We Come – New York State Statute Believed to Prohibit Mandatory Arbitration of Sexual Harassment Claims Is Found by the Federal Court to Be Inconsistent with Federal Law

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Shattering the Glass on Gender Inequality

Employers will shortly be forced to publish gender pay gap information. Harry Fehily, Managing Partner, takes a look at the hammer which is about to break the glass ceiling.

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Income tax cuts receive tick of approval

After a backflip from Labor, the Government has found the numbers in the Senate to push through all three stages of its personal income tax cuts.

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Understanding Trademarks Act Changes

On June 17, 2019, Canada’s Trademarks Act changed, resulting in its modernization. Canada has now joined five international intellectual property treaties, including the Madrid Protocol, Singapore Treaty and Nice Agreement, all related to trademarks.

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Rainmaking Recommendation from Jaimie Field: Take a Break

Today’s post from rainmaking expert and trainer, Jaimie Field, comes at a fortuitous moment – I’m in the middle of reading “The Power of Full Engagement: Managing Energy, Not Time, Is the Key to High Performance and Personal Renewal,” by Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz, which delves into the balancing of energy in four key areas in order to maximize your performance. We tend to believe that pushing forward all the time is the key to success, but there is great evidence to suggest that taking breaks (not just extended vacation breaks, but short breaks during the workday) are key to doing your job more effectively and efficiently. It sounds like a cop out, but I’ve been working to implement some of their suggestions in my life this week in places where I see the most issues, and I can already feel a difference in sustainability and focus. I highly recommend picking up the book!

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Workplace biometric scanning: Emerging issues in employment law

Due to increasing technological developments and the focus on efficiencies in the workplace, we are seeing an evolution in the different ways employers are looking to collect and use employee information.

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Talking Tax – Issue 161

The Taxpayer by a nose: the extended definition of ‘employer’ under the SGGA

In Scone Race Club Limited v Commissioner of Taxation [2019] FCA 967, Justice Logan of the Federal Court of Australia, allowing the appeal, concluded that Scone Race Club Limited (Taxpayer) was not deemed to be an employer under section 12(8)(a) and (b) of the Superannuation Guarantee (Administration) Act 1992 (Cth) (Act). Consequently, the Taxpayer was not liable to make superannuation contributions to jockeys in respect of fees for riding in horse races and barrier trials.

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Lidings Expertise in Legal Support of Implementation of Waste Recycling Standards

According to the Federal Law 89-FZ from 24.06.1998 «On production and consumption wastes», taking into account the changes introduced into it by 458-FZ with regard to the requirements for the implementation of waste recycling standards and environmental fee payments manufacturers and providers of a certain type of products face an issue of establishing independent organizations to ensure compliance with prescribed standards.

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A Snapshot of our Recent Activity — Insurance Law

RSS is one of the leading insurance law teams in Eastern Canada, comprised of 40 lawyers, two of which are full me research lawyers, and three paralegals, to beer fulfill our clients’ needs. Our two satellite offices in Saguenay and Saint-Jérôme provide impeccable service to clients in those regions. Our Insurance Law Pracce Group’s acvi- es — involving coverage, liability and recovery teams — reflect the vitality of people focused on exceeding clients’ expectaons while providing a smulang environment for young lawyers.

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ILN Today Post

Cleaver Fulton Rankin launch first CSR Report – Responsible People. Responsible Business

Cleaver Fulton Rankin has been part of the Belfast and wider Northern Ireland community for over 125 years. As a leading commercial law firm, we have a fundamental responsibility to contribute to the wider society that we serve and the local communities we are a part of.

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