Monthly Archives: August 2019

Legislative Efforts to Curb Sexual Harassment in the Hospitality Industry Finally Reach Fruition in Illinois

Earlier this year, we reported legislative efforts in Illinois to curb sexual harassment in the hospitality industry via Illinois House Bill 3551, which would require restaurants to adopt a sexual harassment policy and provide training to all employees.  While that bill appears to have stalled in the House, similar requirements appear in Illinois Senate Bill 75 (titled the “Workplace Transparency Act”), which, after sitting on the Governor Pritzker’s desk for several months, was finally signed by Governor Pritzker on August 9, 2019.

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Howard & Howard Celebrates Sesquicentennial Anniversary; Receives Milestone Award from Historical Society of Michigan

Howard & Howard celebrated its sesquicentennial anniversary in a celebration that took place on July 25 at the Firm’s home office in Royal Oak, Michigan. Attendees enjoyed food, drinks, and prizes during the afternoon celebration. Paul Keep from the Historical Society of Michigan was on hand to present Howard & Howard with a plaque recognizing its 150 years of continuous operation in service to the people of Michigan and for contributing to the growth and vitality of the state.

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Talking Tax – Issue 166

Distributions from foreign trusts assessable under section 99B

The Federal Commissioner of Taxation (Commissioner) has had a recent win in the case of Campbell v Commissioner of Taxation [2019] AATA 2043. In this case, Ms Catherine Campbell (Taxpayer) had received distributions from a New Zealand-based trust estate totalling $463,200 across the 2013 and 2014 income years.
The Taxpayer failed to return these amounts as income and the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (Tribunal) held that the Taxpayer was in receipt of distributions from a foreign trust that are assessable pursuant to section 99B(1) of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1936 (Cth) (1936 Act).

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Rainmaking Recommendation from Jaimie Field: Recommendations, Reviews, and Testimonials (Part 1): What’s the difference?

In today’s guest post from Jaimie Field, she’s talking about the difference between reviews and testimonials, as part of a three part series that you’ll definitely want to tune in for.

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Financial Services in Focus – Issue 28

Funds and financial products

APRA releases update to its responses to the Royal Commission recommendations

On 7 August, APRA released its updated plans in relation to specific recommendations in the Final Report of the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry.

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Homelessness Week: what can we do to help?

This week is Homelessness Week, which is an important opportunity to recognise the hardship faced by so many Australians who are currently experiencing homelessness across the nation. This annual event raises awareness for one of our country’s most pressing social issues, homelessness.

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How will you respond to a ransomeware attack?

It’s Saturday morning and one of your employees has gone to the office to get a jump on the week’s work. Instead of being able to get to that work, the employee is faced with locked and inaccessible files, and an onscreen message that the files have been encrypted. The employee alerts IT and the front office. IT confirms what everyone suspects – it is ransomware.

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Howard & Howard Welcomes Adrianna Agosta Nichol

Royal Oak-based law firm Howard & Howard is pleased to announce that Adrianna Agosta Nichol has joined the Firm. She will practice out of the Royal Oak office. She joins Howard & Howard’s growing Trust and Estate Planning Practice Group.

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Periodical look at our Business Law Group’s activity

M&As, Financing and Business Transactions

Advised the founders of La Canadienne, a leader in the manufacturing, distribu- on and retailing of women’s winter footwear, in its acquision by an investor group led by Montreal-based private equity firm Champlain Financial Corporaon, and including the founders as well as Invesssement Québec and Fondacon, le Fonds de développement de la Confédéraon des syndicats na- onaux pour la coopéraon et l’emploi. Barry H. Shapiro, Sharon G. Druker, Rhona Luger, Elyssa Leiberman.

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Why Does Relationship Marketing Matter to Lawyers?

I recently had the opportunity to participate in a podcast with Deirdre Breakenridge for her Women Worldwide series, discussing how to build unbreakable bonds. One of the questions she asked me to think about in advance of the session was “What is relationship marketing, and where do you start when you want to build your business?”

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