Monthly Archives: October 2020

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Customs Valuation: Are You Inadvertently Undervaluing Imported Merchandise?

This Customs Valuation Guide offers a reminder of the importance of reviewing company financial data and the risks of failing to do so.

We recommend companies review their financial data minimally on an annual basis. For some importers, an end of year review might be the most appropriate depending on the industry cycles. A comprehensive Customs compliance program is an integrated balance of internal and external resources. A new or periodic review conducted by external resources with the combined perspective of Customs, CBP criteria and Rulings, supply chain, accounting, and auditing can identify any potential concerns before a Customs inquiry or audit.

To access the guide, click HERE. 

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LexUpdate-October 8, 2020

Delighted to announce the publication by LexisNexis of the 3rd edition of ‘Lissack and Horlick on Bribery and Corruption’. LexCounsel’s Seema Jhingan, Co-founder Partner and Dhruv Manchanda, Principal Associate, have co-authored the “Anti-bribery Laws of India” chapter in the LexisNexis Publication. LexCounsel frequently advises on anti-bribery and anti-corruption issues especially in the corporate governance and defence areas.

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Rainmaking Recommendation from Jaimie Field: The Myth of the Overnight Success

In this week’s post from rainmaking coach and trainer, Jaimie Field, she’s addressing one of my biggest pet peeves, the idea of the “overnight success” or “I went to this one networking event and I didn’t get any business!” If you’ve ever found yourself trying a business development or networking tactic and finding that it doesn’t work (or a bunch of them) and not understanding why, this post may be for you.

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In the almost 20 years I have been a Rainmaking Trainer and Coach, I have worked personally, one-on-one, with hundreds of attorneys.  And there have only been a few with whom I have not been as successful a coach as I would have liked to have been.

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House Passes Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

After repeated introductions over the course of several years in both the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate, on September 14, 2020, the House passed HR 2694, the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (“PWFA”). The stated purpose of the legislation is to “eliminate discrimination and promote women’s health and economic security by ensuring reasonable workplace accommodations for workers whose ability to perform the functions of a job are limited by pregnancy, childbirth, or a related medical condition.” If passed by the Senate and signed into law, the Act would clarify employer obligations set forth in the 2015 United States Supreme Court decision in Young v. UPS and subsequent Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) guidance.

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HAS YOUR BUSINESS IMPLEMENTED ONTARIO’S NEW COVID-19 SCREENING MEASURES?

In response to the recent surge of COVID-19 cases, the Ontario government has decided to implement an additional public health measure to help the fight against COVID-19. As of September 26, 2020, all employers, regardless of the sector they belong to, are now required to pre-screen their workers and any essentials visitors prior to their entry into the workplace. “Workers” include students, contractors or volunteers that conduct business or related activities where applicable and appropriate. “Essential visitors” include individuals providing a service in the establishment who are not employees or patrons o f the establishment (e.g., delivery, maintenance, contract workers).

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Law Firm ILN-telligence Podcast| Episode 19: Donal Creaton | Holmes O’Malley Sexton

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

Donal Creaton is a partner in the litigation department of Holmes O’Malley Sexton, a full-service Irish law firm with three offices across the country and a member of the International Lawyers Network. In this episode, we 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. Tune in below!

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Four Ways to Improve your Online Presentation Skills for a Virtual World

Two years ago, we were talking about the skills that young lawyers are seeking to hone as they in order to become successful, experienced lawyers, and it’s starting to become hard to believe that one of those was in-person presentation skills. While I absolutely believe that we’re going to get back to being face-to-face at some point in the future, in the meantime, it’s necessary for all of us to consider how we can improve our virtual presentation skills. We may think that if we’re skilled presenters already, that we’re ready for our zoom debuts, but it can be a different skillset – so let’s look at four ways to translate your in-person skills to an online world, and some bonus tips for presenting in a virtual environment.

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IP CONSIDERATIONS FOR BUSINESSES OPERATING ONLINE – AN AUSTRALIAN PERSPECTIVE

Recent changes in consumer behaviour due to the COVID-19 pandemic mean that few businesses can afford to ignore the internet, and the opportunities for efficiencies and scale that it offers.  Operating a business online presents tremendous opportunities for growth by opening up new geographical markets, however it also creates new challenges for businesses in ensuring that their key intellectual property assets, which are made available online, are adequately protected.

So how can businesses manage their intellectual property, and ensure they are not infringing on the intellectual property rights of others, when trading online?

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Video: Workplace Violence Rises During COVID-19 – Employment Law This Week

As featured in #WorkforceWednesday:  Workplace incidents—ranging from shootings and assaults to less severe violence—have spiked across a variety of industries during the COVID-19 pandemic. Attorney Beth McManus discusses the steps employers can take to address and prevent workplace violence in the current environment. Read more.

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The Warranty Against Latent Defects: The Importance of Presumptions

By Mariella De Stefano, from our Insurance Law Practice Group

October 6, 2020 — The Superior Court’s decision in Compagnie d’assurances AIG du Canada c. Kenworth Québec inc., 2020 QCCS 1377, is a reminder of the principles applicable to the warranty against latent defects.

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