Monthly Archives: August 2020

Overview of changes to the Federal law “On electronic signature”

Federal law No. 476-FZ of December 27, 2019, introduced several amendments to the Federal law “On electronic signature” (“Law”). Changes to the Law come into force gradually:

1. Main changes starting from July 01, 2020

1.1. Clarification of the requirements for accreditation of the certification center and the updated list of accredited certification centers

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The News Journal Names Connolly Gallagher a Winner of the Delaware Top Workplaces 2020 Award

Connolly Gallagher LLP has been awarded a Top Workplaces 2020 honor by the News Journal. The list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by employee engagement technology partner Energage, LLC. The anonymous survey uniquely measures 15 drivers of engaged cultures that are critical to the success of any organization: including alignment, execution, and connection, just to name a few.

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UPDATE: CERB EXTENDED BY FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AND NEW EI BENEFITS

The federal government announced on Thursday, August 20, 2020 new income support measures as individuals are transitioned off of the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (the “CERB“). These income support measures include an extension to the CERB, adjusted eligibility for Employment Insurance benefits, and new benefit programs.

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Emergency Stay of TRO Against Ride Share Companies Means Californians Won’t Have To Live Without Services

As we wrote here just several days ago, Californians were facing the seemingly unimaginable this week– the possibility of living without ride share services for the foreseeable future.

In short, a state court judge issue a temporary restraining order (“TRO”) requiring ride share companies to treat their drivers as employees in purported compliance with  AB 5, California’s controversial new law that only permits workers to be classified as independent contractors in most industries if they satisfy an “ABC” test.

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COVID19 – REGULATION UPDATED ON 08/13/2020

Covid19 – Regulation updated on 08/13/2020 can be read here.

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CCPA Regulations Approved by the CA Office of Administrative Law

The regulations for the California Consumer Protection Act (“CCPA”) were approved by the California Office of Administrative Law on August 14, 2020 and went into effect immediately.   Earlier this year, the California Department of Justice proposed these regulations to govern the California Attorney General’s enforcement of CCPA. CCPA was signed into law on June 28, 2018 and went into effect on January 1, 2020.

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Howard & Howard Congratulates Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers® and Best Lawyers®: Ones to Watch 2021

Royal Oak, Mich., August 20, 2020 – Royal Oak, Michigan-based law firm Howard & Howard is pleased to announce that thirty of our attorneys were selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2021 and five of our attorneys were included in the inaugural edition of Best Lawyers®: Ones to Watch.

The Howard & Howard attorneys and the practice area(s) under which they are listed in The Best Lawyers in America© 2021 are:

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14 Connolly Gallagher Lawyers Listed in the 27th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America®

Wilmington, DE (August 20, 2020) –Fourteen lawyers from Connolly Gallagher LLP were selected for inclusion in the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America® in Wilmington, Delaware.  The results are based on peer-review evaluations from more than 94,000 eligible attorneys.

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Rainmaking Recommendation from Jaimie Field: Someone Doesn’t Like You!

What happens if it turns out someone doesn’t like you, and posts a negative review online? Rainmaking expert and trainer, Jaimie Field, talks about it in this week’s recommendation.

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A number of years ago, in Rainmaking Recommendation #97: You’re So Vain, I wrote about doing vanity searches (ego surfing) to find out what is being said about you on the internet.  Six years later it still holds true.  You should see what is on the internet about you because you are trying to build your personal legal brand.

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Connecticut Governor Lamont Strengthens Workers’ Compensation Claims for Workers Affected by COVID-19

On July 24, 2020, Connecticut Governor Lamont issued Executive Order JJJ (“E.O. JJJ”), which creates a presumption that employees who contracted COVID-19 in the early days of the pandemic contracted it at work and are eligible for workers’ compensation benefits.

Pursuant to E.O. JJJ, there shall be a “rebuttable presumption” that an employee, who makes a claim for benefits under the Workers’ Compensation Act, and who missed one or more days of work between March 10, 2020 and May 20, 2020, inclusive, due to a diagnosis of COVID-19 or symptoms that were diagnosed as COVID-19, contracted COVID-19 as an occupational disease arising in the course of his or her employment. The following four conditions must be met for the rebuttable presumption to apply:

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