Monthly Archives: February 2020

House Passes Bill Restricting Employer Credit Checks

On January 29, 2020, the House of Representatives passed the Comprehensive CREDIT Act of 2020 (the “Act”), which would change federal laws pertaining to consumer reporting agencies and credit checks in a number of ways. Significantly for employers, the Act includes an amendment (originally H.R. 3614 – “Restricting Credit Checks for Employment Decisions Act”) to the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”), which would restrict the use of credit information for most employment decisions

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ILN Firm of the Month – UdinkSchepel, the Netherlands!

The ILN is proud to announce our latest firm of the month, UdinkSchepel Advocaten, the Netherlands!
UdinkSchepel Attorneys, extraordinary expertise in companies and corporate law.
They know about business—from suits to lawsuits. They use their expertise to assist clients with their matters and companies, the things they face daily, and as leaders of enterprising organisations and corporate legal departments.
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TOP 5 ASPECTS MAKING COMPANY ESTABLISHMENT EASY

Do you need a company to be established in Hungary? You will find below some hints and tips that will make your life easier.

Can be used promptly

Although a company is considered as formed once it is entered into the Companies Registry, it can already pursue business activity from the date of filing. As soon as it gets its tax registration number (a couple of days later), the company can even issue invoices, notwithstanding its registration. So putting a company into operation is indeed fast and effective.

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Howard & Howard Donates $12.5K to South Oakland Citizens for the Homeless

ROYAL OAK, Mich., February 13, 2020 – Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC, has donated $12,500 to the South Oakland Citizens for the Homeless (SOCH). The nonprofit SOCH has operated the Welcome Inn Day Center on W. 13 Mile Road since 2003.

The Welcome Inn Day Center is a “low barrier” wintertime day-center, which means that guests are accepted as they are with few stipulations or requirements. The Center also works with a group of local churches which provide overnight accommodations, enabling 24-hour sheltering at a time of year when a denial of care could result in dire consequences for vulnerable, homeless citizens.

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Be Careful What You Wish For: California Federal Judge Compels DoorDash to Conduct – and Pay for – More Than 5,000 Individual Arbitrations

It’s no secret that many employers have employees sign arbitration agreements with class and collective action waivers in the hopes of avoiding the massive wage-hour lawsuits that have become so prevalent in the past two decades.

Nor is it any secret that, following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Epic Systems affirming that such agreements can be valid, even more employers have chosen to use them with their workforces.

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Rainmaking Recommendation from Jaimie Field: It’s About Them!

This week’s rainmaking recommendation from trainer and coach, Jaimie Field, dovetails nicely with my second tip from this week’s post on “Fixing the Two Biggest Networking Blunders that Lawyers Make.”

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For almost 20 years as a Rainmaking Trainer and Coach, I have been saying the same thing:  It’s not about you.  It’s about them.  “Them” being the prospective, current and former clients.

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Simplification of the procedure of including IP objects to the Customs Register

According to Chapter 57 of the Federal law No. 289-FZ dated 03.08.2018 “On Customs Regulation in the Russian Federation and on amending certain legislative acts of the Russian Federation” (Law on customs regulation) a rightholder is entitled to file to the Customs Service an application for including their IP objects to the Customs Register seeking rights protection.
If an object is included to the Customs Register the Russian customs authorities preclude unauthorized import/export. As a result, counterfeits or parallel imported goods are not brought to the Russian market and no damage to the rightholder is caused.
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The Ministry of Corporate Affairs simplifies the process for Incorporation of Companies

The Ministry of Corporate Affairs (“MCA”) has recently notified the proposed deployment of a new web form “SPICe+” for incorporation of companies. The web form has been issued as part of the Government’s Ease of Doing Business initiative and has replaced the existing SPICe form.
The major changes introduced in the company incorporation process are:
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Federal Judge Denies Ride Share and Delivery Companies’ Request for Preliminary Injunction to Enjoin Enforcement of California’s Controversial New Independent Contractor Test

As we recently wrote here, Uber and Postmates (and two of their drivers) to file an eleventh-hour lawsuit seeking to enjoin the enforcement of California’s controversial new independent contractor law – known as AB 5 – against them.

In a significant blow to the challenge to the companies’ challenge to the new law, the court has denied Uber and Postmates’ request for a preliminary injunction to block the enforcement of AB 5 against them.

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Congratulations to Our Twelve Attorneys Named to Illinois Super Lawyers and Rising Stars 2020

ROYAL OAK, Mich., February 11, 2020 – Howard & Howard is pleased to announce that twelve of our attorneys have been named to Illinois Super Lawyers® and Illinois Rising Stars 2020. Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates, and peer reviews by practice area. The result is a credible, comprehensive, and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys. Only five percent of the attorneys in Illinois were named to the Super Lawyers list and two and a half percent to Rising Stars.

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