Monthly Archives: October 2020

Rainmaking Recommendation from Jaimie Field: Using the Rainmaking Cycle to Become a Rainmaker (Part 2(a) – Networking)

In this week’s post, rainmaking expert and coach, Jaimie Field continues her discussion from last week on using the rainmaking cycle to become a rainmaker!

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Exactly as I began the last Rainmaking Recommendation, so I reiterate:

The Rainmaking Cycle is a continuous circuit that is about 3 things:

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CONSTRUCTIVELY DISMISSED EMPLOYEE ENTITLED TO BONUS PAYMENT DURING NOTICE PERIOD

The Supreme Court of Canada recently released its decision in Matthews v Ocean Nutrition Canada Limited, 2020 SCC 26, awarding a constructively dismissed employee with $1.1 million dollars in damages for his employer’s failure to provide him with 15 months of reasonable notice upon termination, and a bonus payment that realized during his reasonable notice period.

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FTC ACTION REGARDING VIOLATIONS OF THE RESTORE ONLINE SHOPPERS’ CONFIDENCE ACT AND DECEPTIVE COMMERCIAL PRACTICES RESULTS IN $10 MILLION DOLLAR SETTLEMENT

Age of Learning, Inc. (Age of Learning), which operates as ABCmouse, a subscription service for young children’s educational content, agreed to pay $10 million dollars to settle claims by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) regarding its negative option and billing practices, including its failure to clearly tell parents that their subscriptions would automatically renew at the end of the term.

The Complaint

The FTC filed a complaint against Age of Learning alleging that the company violated the FTC Act by making misrepresentations about cancellations, failing to clearly disclose the terms of the auto-renewal subscriptions and unfairly charging consumers without their prior consent. Read more…

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Law Firm ILN-telligence Podcast| Episode 21: Carl Grassi | McDonald Hopkins LLC

Join us for our latest episode of the Law Firm ILN-telligence podcast!

Carl Grassi is a partner with and former chairman of McDonald Hopkins, a top-notch law firm with strategic offices throughout the US and a member of the International Lawyers Network. In this episode, Lindsay and Carl dig into how the pandemic has affected his firm in particular, but also the way in which the practice of law is changing, both for lawyers and in their relationships with clients. Tune in below!

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FAQ: US DOL Releases Regulations Clarifying Employer FFCRA Obligations

The Department of Labor (DOL) has issued revised rules (the Revised Rules) clarifying its prior rules on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). The FFCRA provides eligible employees with up to 2 weeks of emergency paid sick leave (EPSL) and up to 12 weeks of paid public health emergency leave (EFMLA Leave) for certain covered reasons. The Revised Rules, which took effect on September 16, 2020, were promulgated in response to a Southern District of New York (SDNY) court decision that struck down various aspects of the DOL’s original FFCRA rules. Read more…

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Out Of Character: Jersey Boys, Detective Stories, & The Case Of Space-Traveling Tardigrades

At heart, and still, I am a non-singing Jersey Boy, and one who grew up reading Sherlock Holmes stories and watching Star Trek, the Original Series (before it even needed that modifier), in reruns in the 1970s while also keeping up with the real Rocky.  And, I have been writing for ILN IP Insider for five and one half years (first article appeared in March 2015), and have shown my Star Trek chops and character knowledge here on several different occasions, like bouncing from planet to planet.  So, to paraphrase that famous opening, I have tried exploring “Law: the final frontier. These are the voyages of ILN’s enterprise. Its continuing mission: to explore strange new cases. To explain new rights and new rationalizations. To boldly show where lawsuits have gone before!”

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Part II – Labour Laws: The Code of Social Security, 2020

Legislation of the 3 (three) long awaited labour codes, namely (a) the Industrial Relations Code Bill, 2020; the Code on Social Security Bill, 2020; and the Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions Code Bill, 2020 by the Parliament of India on September 23, 2020, marks a major milestone in ushering reforms in the labour sector.

In Part I series of our Labour Laws update, we discussed some of the key changes and provisions introduced by the Industrial Relations Code Bill, 2020 (https://www.mondaq.com/article/995216).  Changes introduced through the Code on Social Security Bill, 2020 are discussed herein, in Part II of the Labour Code series.

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“Ban the Box” Update: St. Louis Enacts Ordinance; California and Hawaii Expand Existing Laws

In the last several years, a growing number of states and municipalities have passed “ban the box” laws that to varying degrees prohibit employers from inquiring into a job applicant’s criminal background until later in the hiring process and/or restrict employers from using certain criminal conviction information in connection with their hiring decisions.  Recently, St. Louis, Missouri joined this group, while California and Hawaii expanded their existing prohibitions on criminal history inquiries.

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Connecticut Extends Existing COVID-Related Executive Orders and Issues Additional Orders Affecting Employers

At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Ned Lamont declared a public health and civil preparedness emergency in Connecticut.  In connection with this declaration, Governor Lamont has issued numerous Executive Orders throughout the pandemic.  The Executive Orders were set to expire on September 9, 2020, if they were not terminated earlier.

On September 1, 2020, Governor Lamont extended the existing public health and civil preparedness emergency until February 9, 2021. In addition, on September 8, 2020, Governor Lamont issued Executive Order 9A, which reissues and extends all prior Executive Orders to November 9, 2020.  As a result, the Sector Rules, which set forth the rules for workplaces as they reopen in Connecticut, will remain in effect until at least November 9, 2020, and we expect they will be extended further.

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Davis Malm Welcomes Allison Ahern Fillo

Davis Malm is happy to announce that Allison Ahern Fillo has joined the firm. Allison will continue to advise businesses and individuals seeking U.S. immigration and naturalization benefits. Her practice will enhance Davis Malm’s robust business capabilities by counseling clients on day-to-day immigration issues regarding employment and compliance, as well as immigration concerns arising in corporate transactions. Allison also assists clients in obtaining all categories of nonimmigrant visas and U.S. lawful permanent residence.

We are excited to expand our service capabilities with Allison’s addition and look forward to working with her. Learn more about Allison.

Learn more about our immigration practice. 

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