Monthly Archives: March 2020

Data, the new oil of a business, needs to be protected from unforeseen breaches

The fact that data is now regarded as the new oil in the running of a business, and that the exploitation of data is a very lucrative industry, prompted Shannon Chamber to host a seminar on data protection in conjunction with us and the Data Protection Commission.

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Time Is Money: A Quick Wage-Hour Tip on … Joint Employer Status Under the Fair Labor Standards Act

With the March 16, 2020 effective date of the new rule interpreting joint employer status under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) almost upon us, employers should brush up on the updated guidance and review their relationships with workers to ensure compliance.  Otherwise, they may face the expensive possibility of being held jointly and severally liable under the FLSA for all of the hours the individuals worked in the workweek, including hours worked for a different company.

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Billions for Coronavirus (COVID-19): New Government Contracts and Grants on the Horizon

Congress is working to advance a strong emergency funding supplemental package, estimated to be between $2.5 billion and $8.5 billion, to fully address the scale and seriousness of the coronavirus (COVID-19) public health crisis. Working against a timeline to pass a funding package prior to the March 13, 2020, Congressional recess, the supplemental funding for the coronavirus emergency will result in new government contracts, grants, GSA schedule awards, as well as contract modifications. Because of the public health crisis, the government may also issue letter contracts under FAR Part 16.603, et seq., which allows the government to immediately contract for services or supplies with contract definitization at a later date.

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14th CHU Sainte-Justine Foundation’s Winter Triathlon: RSS Was There!

March 2, 2020 — RSS’s community involvement is constantly demonstrated. On February 21, Montréal’s Maisonneuve park was the scene for the 14th edition of the CHU Sainte-Justine Foundation’s Winter Triathlon, a friendly competition for skaters, cross-country skiers and runners. This year’s edition was a complete success: while the goal was $550,000, the event raised $681,455 to support the operations of this prominent pediatric hospital.

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Amendments to the Federal Law “On currency regulation and currency control”

On 1st January 2020, the Federal Law of 02.08.2019 № 265-FZ “On Amendments to the Federal Law” “On Currency Regulation and Currency Control” entered into force in terms of liberalization of restrictions on foreign exchange transactions that are made by residents using accounts (deposits) opened with banks located outside the territory of the Russian Federation and repatriation of funds1. Read more…

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