Monthly Archives: October 2020

Journalism and copyright: what is protected by copyright law?

In Greece the main legislative instruments regulating copyright and related rights are:

  • Law 2121/1993 on Copyright, Related Rights and Cultural Matters (the Copyright Law); and
  • Law 4481/2017 on the Collective Management of IP Rights and Related Rights and Collecting Organisations.
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HOMS News Issue 1 2020

In this our 50th year in business we have successfully faced a variety of challenges with our clients, not least the Covid-19 pandemic and the threat posed by a hard Brexit.  I must acknowledge the continued support of you, our valued clients, the resilience of our dedicated staff in adjusting to changed working conditions and the ongoing commitment of our team to excellence in the delivery of legal services.

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BGF Multi-million investment in Croom Precision Medical

Congratulations to BGF, Ireland’s largest growth capital investor, on closing their multi-million euro investment in Croom Precision Medical on 7th October 2020. BGF in Ireland is supported by the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF) and the main Irish banks. This is their third investment completed in an Irish business since June of this year and the sixth investment completed in less than two years. BGF only takes minority positions in the businesses in which it invests, and it aims to support and facilitate the growth plans of existing owners.

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Fladgate survey reveals 35% of SMEs out of business within a year – but there is a solution

Presenting our Restart Capital campaign and survey results – private investment is the answer

We are delighted to present to you the results of our Restart Capital survey. The survey of over 500 SMEs and 100 investors confirmed to us some brutal realities.

We expected SMEs to confirm difficulties but we did not think that 35% of SMEs would expect to be out of business within the next 12 months.

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E-LEGAL® NEWSLETTER – SEPTEMBER 2020

I. EDITORIAL – AMENDMENT OF THE EXCEPTIONAL AND TEMPORARY MEASURES IN THE CONTEXT OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

The month of September was characterised, at the legislative level by Decree-Law no. 78-A/2020, of September 29, which brought another amendment of the exceptional and temporary measures relating to the COVID-19 disease pandemic.

It is also worth mentioning, at the legislative level, Law no. 58-A/2020, of September 30, which extended the extraordinary regime of protection for tenants until the end of 2020. Read more…

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OSHA Updates Its COVID-19 Reporting Requirements for All Employers

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) recently updated its COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions (“FAQ”) regarding employers’ reporting obligations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

As previously reported, effective as of May 26, 2020, OSHA has declared COVID-19 a recordable illness for all employers.  Thus, employers are responsible for recording workplace cases of COVID-19 on a OSHA 300 Log if the case:  (1) is confirmed COVID-19, as defined by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”); (2) is work-related, defined as “resulting from events or exposures occurring in the work environment;” and (3) involves one or more of the general recording criteria, which include death, days away from work, medical treatment beyond first aid, or loss of consciousness.  Moreover, employers must report to OSHA any work-related fatalities or hospitalizations due to COVID-19.

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Just Released: Trends in Marketing Communications Law (7th Edition)

While 2020 may have marked the dawn of a new decade, the challenges and complexities of a difficult and tumultuous year have strained nearly every facet of professional and personal life. In the 7th edition of Trends in Marketing Communications Law, attorneys in our Advertising, Marketing & Promotions Practice Group provide insight and trends on the most significant changes facing the advertising and marketing industry.

In our biggest issue to date, our attorneys discuss the rapid changes in federal and state laws, regulatory actions and self-regulatory obligations that are being fueled by a health crisis, rise of data and technology, innovation, the continued importance of truth and the ways in which consumer tastes have changed to a more socially conscious mindset. The articles that follow provide a look into how advertisers and marketers have adapted to an ever-changing world in a time of great uncertainty. Read more…

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A BANNER YEAR FOR ONLINE POLITICAL ADS IN A SOCIALLY-DISTANCED REALITY

With less than a month until the 2020 election and the presidential debates in full swing, campaigns are entering the crucial “get out the vote” period of their campaigns and are doing everything they can to motivate their supporters and ensure voters get to the polls. Candidates up and down the ballot are receiving record-setting donations, bolstering their campaign coffers for the last stretch of the election.

At this stage of the campaign cycle, the presidential candidates would usually be canvassing the country, shaking hands with voters and attending rallies and campaign staff would be knocking on voters’ doors. However, the campaign landscape has been significantly altered by COVID-19. Read more…

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Webinar Video: Avoiding Discrimination Claims in the Great Employment Reset – Class Action Avoidance Series

In this installment of Epstein Becker Green’s “Class Action Avoidance” webinar series, attorneys Lauri F. Rasnick and Frank C. Morris, Jr. address potential discrimination class actions related to office reopenings, the changing way in which we work, and the impact that the pandemic has had on individuals in protected classes.

As many employers think about reopening their offices and other workspaces, they should consider how they do so very carefully in order to avoid decisions that may adversely impact certain protected groups or lead to disparate decision making.

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Video: Judge Barrett’s Employment Law Record – Employment Law This Week

As featured in #WorkforceWednesday:  While some might expect U.S. Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett to be a pro-employer judge, her record on labor and employment decisions could tell a different story. Attorney David Garland discusses Judge Barrett’s record and what it could mean for employers should she be confirmed to the High Court. Read more about Judge Barrett’s record (subscription required).

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