Monthly Archives: February 2020

New NLRB Rule Defining Joint-Employer Status to Take Effect

The National Labor Relations Board has announced the issuance of its final rule governing joint-employer status. The new rule, which was first proposed in September 2018 and has been the subject of extensive public comment, will become effective April 27, 2020.

The critical elements for finding a joint-employer relationship under the new rule is the possession and the exercise of substantial direct and immediate control over the terms and conditions of employment of those employed by another employer.  The essence of the new rule is described in the Board’s February 25, 2020 press release:

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Sharon Druker on the Jury of the Bar Foundation’s Legal Competition

February 25, 2020 — Each year since 1984, the Quebec Bar Foundation has been awarding prizes to highlight the contribution of authors to the advancement of legal knowledge.

Sharon G. Druker has been appointed to the jury charged with selecting the best works in the “New author” and “Compilation and professional practice manual” categories.

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Multiple Illinois Bills Seek to Govern Covenants Not to Compete

The Illinois legislature is once again setting its sights on covenants not to compete.  In 2016, Illinois enacted the “Illinois Freedom to Work Act,” prohibiting employers from entering into covenants not to compete with “low wage” employees.  In February 2020, Illinois legislators filed four bills targeting covenants not to compete for all Illinois employees.

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How To Enforce A NY Lease Guarantee Against A UK Co.

Great Britain formally left the European Union on Jan. 31. While the impacts will be
far reaching, one change will be the enforcement of court judgments between the
U.K. and the rest of the EU. For a judgment in an EU member state to be enforced in
the U.K., parties will likely have to follow the same procedures currently used for
the enforcement of U.S. judgments in the U.K. By way of example, this article will
discuss enforcing the guarantee of a U.K. parent company that secures a New York
lease.

Often, when dealing with U.K. enterprises, New York landlords are forced to accept
guarantees from U.K. parent companies with limited assets in the United States.
More often than not, these foreign guarantors refuse to submit by agreement to
New York jurisdiction. Read more…

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BOTTOMLESS BRUNCHES? NOT IN SCOTLAND!

Most people will have come across the tantalizing words ‘Bottomless Boozy Brunch’ at some point in their dining out lives. But in Scotland these words amount to nothing more than a catchy marketing ploy as no ‘bottomless’ brunch can be truly unlimited.

This is due to legislation from 2010 which amended the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005, the main piece of legislation which governs the sale of alcohol in Scotland. These changes prohibited “irresponsible drinks promotions”. Read more…

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EMPLOYMENT OF EU WORKERS AFTER BREXIT

The UK’s membership of the EU and the rules on freedom of movement mean that people from the EU, EEA and Switzerland have had the right to work in the UK with minimal checks required. UK employers only need to check for valid identification proving the worker is a citizen of the UK or an EU/EEA country, meaning they have the right to work in the UK.

Now that the UK has left the EU, this will all be up in the air once the current transition period ends. The government has indicated it intends to implement a new points based immigration system which will apply from 1st January 2021, meaning EU citizens may be subject to greater requirements to work in the UK. Given the duties upon employers to ensure their employees and workers are legally permitted to work in the UK – it being an offence to employ someone who is not – it will be important to ensure that any new requirements are being complied with. However, there are many obvious questions which arise in the meantime. What happens to EU citizens who already work in the UK? Are there any steps which need to be taken now?

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Howard & Howard Expands Tax Practice

ROYAL OAK, Mich., February 20, 2020 – Howard & Howard expanded its Tax Practice Group with the addition of Lindsey A. O’Malley. She brings over 20 years of accounting and tax experience to the firm. Lindsey will practice out of the firm’s Chicago office.

“I am a tax attorney and CPA who advises clients on federal and state tax credits and incentives.” – Lindsey A. O’Malley

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Llinks Client Alert–Cybersecurity, Data & Privacy (January 2020)

I. Highlights

Six departments revised the Interim Measures for the Administration of Online Ride-hailing Services.

Website of China Administrative Penalty Documents Online was launched. Read more.

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Llinks Client Alert – Antitrust

I. Highlights

The State Administration for Market Regulation announces that the antitrust review of concentration of undertakings will be conducted online due to the coronavirus outbreak.

The State Administration for Market Regulation issues an administrative penalty decision concerning monopoly agreement…read more

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Rainmaking Recommendation from Jaimie Field: Stop the Insanity!

In this week’s Rainmaking Recommendation post, trainer and expert Jaimie Field talks about breaking the cycle of stopping and starting your business development. Does that sound like you? Read on…

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With all due respect to Susan Powter (who you ask?? keep reading), I’m asking you to “stop the insanity!”

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