The long-awaited, Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“ANPRM”) soliciting comments on the definition of, and criteria for, identifying “foundational technologies” (“the Notice”) was finally issued on August 27, 2020, by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security (“BIS”). The deadline to submit comments is October 26, 2020. Read more…
Monthly Archives: September 2020
Now more than ever Chinese investment in the United States is facing barriers stemming from the strict reviews conducted by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (“CFIUS” or the “Committee”). After several high-profile cases, which our law firm has covered in previous articles and are summarized below, the general consensus is that Chinese investment will be greatly scrutinized – and in many cases completely blocked – to satisfy the U.S. government’s national security concerns. Read more…
What is the biggest dream of a football fan? Notwithstanding the predominance of club competitions in the last decades, the first answer in the social imaginary would still be to represent the national team of his/her own country in international competitions, such as the FIFA World Cup – or the AFC Cup/UEFA Euro Cup. Read more…
Suppose that you have expressed your work into a tangible form such as a short expression of words and artistic designs. Although your copyright exists upon the moment of creation, does the work contain a sufficient amount of authorship on which to base a claim for a copyright registration? Should you register the copyright on the work with the U.S. Copyright Office? The answer is YES!
Outside of the United States, terminating employees can be difficult even in “normal” times. The concept of “at-will” employment is uniquely American, and generally, employers in non-US jurisdictions only may terminate employment for “cause” or for other statutorily permitted reasons. Moreover, terminated employees in many countries are entitled to statutory notice, severance and other benefits, which is far more the exception than the rule for US employees.
A monthly segment from the McDonald Hopkins Public Law Group that asks local, regional and statewide leaders to pass along their wisdom on items of current and lasting interest. This inaugural installment asks Harlan M. Sands, the president of Cleveland State University, to guide readers through his thoughts on preparing his campus for a return to class – and shaping the mindsets of his students, faculty and staff.
On September 17, 2020, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed Senate Bill 1383 (“SB 1383“), expanding job-protected family leave for employees of companies with five or more employees. Previously, only employees of companies with 20 or more employees were entitled to these protections. According to the Governor’s office, this law, which becomes effective January 1, 2021, will expand job-protected family leave to nearly six million additional Californians.
The following paper aims to succinctly address the question “Are employees entitled to paid leave due to Covid-19?” in the EMEA region. Read more…
JD Supra, a thought leadership knowhow publisher, shared our insights into how Holmes O’Malley Sexton LLP are embracing technology, going paperless and being resilient lawyers to achieve success and support for our clients during these changing times.
Listen to Donal Creaton (a litigation partner at Holmes O’Malley Sexton LLP) and Lindsay Griffiths (International Lawyers Network (ILN)) in this podcast for advice on how your organisation can grow resilience and welcome change. In this episode of ILN’s podcast series, Lindsay and Donal dive into the importance of embracing technology and becoming paperless to allow for full flexibility in serving clients, as well as the resilience of lawyers.
California Governor Signs Law Mandating Supplemental Paid Sick Leave for Employees of Companies with 500 or More Employees
On September 9, 2020, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill 1867 (“AB 1867”), mandating supplemental paid sick leave for employees of companies with 500 or more employees. AB 1867 fills gaps left open by the federal Families First Coronavirus Relief Act (“FFCRA”) (previously discussed here) and the Executive Order signed by Newson on April 22, 2020, which only applied to essential food workers (previously discussed here).
The sick leave portions of the law are effective immediately and covered employers must make the leave available no later than September 19, 2020.