Monthly Archives: September 2020

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4 key employee compensation issues for businesses

On this episode of McDonald Hopkins Business Exchange, Benjamin Panter, chair of the firm’s Executive Compensation and Governance Practice Group, joins host, Mike Witzke, to discuss four key employee compensation issues for businesses to address, including why right now is a critical time for companies to reassess their compensation programs.
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Law Firm ILN-telligence Podcast| Episode 18: Sven Burchartz | Kalus Kenny Intelex

Sven Burchartz is a partner with Kalus Kenny Intelex, a progressive, commercially oriented firm, specializing in property, corporate and commercial, and dispute resolution in Australia and a member of the International Lawyers Network. In this episode, we discuss the steps his firm has taken to ensure the mental health of its members, the importance of regular communication, and what benefits have come out of working in a pandemic. Tune in below!

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ILN Releases Paper on Paid Leave in North America

Are employees entitled to paid leave due to COVID-19? See what our lawyers in North America had to say. Read more…

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Rule 7: Be Prepared to Improvise – Return to Work in the Time of COVID-19

Part 7 of a series featuring our video Rules of the Road: Return to Work in the Time of COVID-19.

What can jazz teach us about COVID-19? What lessons can we learn from the great masters like Miles Davis, John Coltrane, and Duke Ellington at this very moment?

As it turns out—a lot.

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Justice Ginsberg’s Multi-Generational Impact

I knew Justice Ginsburg had been seriously ill, so I shouldn’t have been surprised when I heard the news of her passing. But it was still a big shock, and tears started falling. I thought to myself, “I don’t even personally know her—why am I crying?” It was because of all that she represented. She was truly inspirational. She had a tough life—losing her mother at a young age and trying to get her foot in the door and succeed in a male-dominated profession, not to mention numerous serious health issues. Yet she persevered, and she became a “first” in so many ways, even in death—being the first woman and first Jewish American to lie in state at the U.S. Capitol.

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TRADEMARK USE: NO NEED FOR A “BRICKS AND MORTAR” PRESENCE IN CANADA

“Use it or lose it” is a staple expression known to Canadian trademark lawyers. Once a business successfully registers a trademark in Canada, it must “use” its registered mark in Canada or it may lose the protections provided by the Trademarks Act (the “Act“). With the advent of e-commerce, many non-Canadian businesses can now advertise their services to Canadians online. Demonstrating use of the mark in association with such services online by the non-Canadian business may prove challenging.

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Private investment is the answer

First the bad news. We stand at the beginning of a brutal economic crisis of truly historical proportions. Many businesses will fail and employees lose their jobs. Economic, social and quality of life issues loom. Much of this pain may be unavoidable.

But do not despair. There is a solution. There is a lot more that government and the business community can do to ease the pain. Investors have capital they are willing to invest in the SME space.

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Important updates to commercial leasing regulations

Just in the nick of time – the COVID-19 Omnibus (Emergency Measures) (Commercial Leases and Licences) Regulations 2020 have been amended.

The amendments take effect from 29 September 2020.

Some of the most important changes are around the rent relief application requirements (which are now much more prescriptive – see further below) and the fact that the landlord’s offer of rent relief does not need to relate to the whole of the ‘relevant period’ but rather only from the date that the landlord receives a compliant rent relief application from the tenant. It is therefore now critically important that a tenant’s rent relief application is compliant with the statutory requirements from the date the application is made.

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Law Firm ILN-telligence Podcast| Episode 18: Sven Burchartz | Kalus Kenny Intelex

Sven Burchartz is a partner with Kalus Kenny Intelex, a progressive, commercially oriented firm, specializing in property, corporate and commercial, and dispute resolution in Australia and a member of the International Lawyers Network. In this episode, we discuss the steps his firm has taken to ensure the mental health of its members, the importance of regular communication, and what benefits have come out of working in a pandemic. Tune in below!

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Brigitte Garceau Becomes President of the West Island Women’s Shelter

September 30, 2020 — Today’s edition of The Suburban announces that Brigitte Garceau, whose community involvement has always been outstanding, has been appointed President of the Board of Directors of the West Island Women’s Shelter. Brigitte was already a director and legal advisor for this organization that helps victims of conjugal violence.

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