Monthly Archives: December 2020

EEOC Updates COVID-19 Guidance on Employer Administered or Mandated Vaccinations

As the first wave of COVID-19 vaccinations are being administered across the United States, employers are considering whether to mandate and/or administer the COVID-19 vaccine to employees.  On December 16, 2020, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC” or “Commission”) released updates to “What You Should Know About COVID-19 and the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, and Other EEO Laws,” its Technical Assistance Questions and Answers publication, addressing potential concerns with vaccine administration and anti-discrimination laws the EEOC enforces.

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UPDATE: Luxembourg Extends COVID-19-Related Amicable Agreements with Neighboring Countries

As we have noted previously, many countries have introduced creative new approaches to address the economic realities of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Because employees continue to work from home and employers reconsider whether employees must return to the workplace at all, jurisdictions have implemented – and now are extending – measures to accommodate the needs and interests of both employers and employees in this ever-changing and evolving employment environment.

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Rainmaking Recommendation from Jaimie Field: Permission Marketing

Join us for this week’s rainmaking recommendation from trainer and coach, Jaimie Field.


In this very brief Rainmaking Recommendation, I would like to both vent my annoyance as well as tell you how to avoid ticking off your clients and prospects.

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Third Judicial Review of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation

On November 25, the Presidium of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation adopted the third Judicial Review for 2020.

Along with other issues, the review explains the positions of the Supreme Court in bankruptcy cases, contractual disputes, as well as issues of procedural law. Below are the positions highlighted by the Supreme Court to form a uniform judicial practice on these issues.

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The Legal 500 Pharmaceutical Advertising Country Comparative Guide

Lidings Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare industry practice lawyers have authored the Pharmaceutical Advertising Country Comparative Guide – practical directory focused on the key aspects of advertising in pharmaceutical industry in Russia.

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Brigitte Garceau at the Heart of the West Island Women’s Shelter’s “Give Me Shelter” Campaign

December 16, 2020 — Due to lockdown and isolation made necessary by the pandemic, problems of domestic violence have become more severe than ever before. Brigitte Garceau, as President of the Board of the West Island Women’s Shelter, has responded by spearheading the “Give Me Shelter” Campaign. Along with the Board and her colleagues from RSS’s Family Law Practice Group, Brigitte has persuaded several members of Montréal’s business community to join the Shelter’s fundraising effort. Today’s edition of The Suburban features this initiative.

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RSS Collaborates on Two International Manuals

December 16, 2020 — The International Lawyers Network, of which RSS is a long-time member, recently announced the release of two guides for persons carrying on international transactions and their advisors.

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New York State Proposes Paid Sick Leave Law Regulations and New York City Extends Deadline for Implementing Earned Sick Time Pay Stub Disclosures to January 1, 2021

Proposed Paid Sick Leave Law Regulations

As we previously reported, New York State’s Paid Sick Leave Law (“PSLL”) went into effect on September 30, 2020. The PSLL requires all New York private employers to provide paid sick leave, which employees may begin using as of January 1, 2021. The amount of sick leave that employers must provide their employees annually depends on the employer’s size and income. On December 9, 2020, the NY Department of Labor published proposed regulations clarifying a number of issues relating to the PSLL as summarized below.

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Can Trademarks having Domain Indicators Like “Dot Com” be Registered?

Suppose that you want to federally register a trademark that has a domain indicator like “.com” at the end that identifies a source of goods or services related to your business.  The trademark may have a first part that is generic like “automobile” and a second part that is a domain indicator like “.com”.  Should you attempt to register your trademark with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)?  Can you obtain a registration from the USPTO?  The answer to both questions is YES!

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ILN Today Post


We are all living in uncertain times due to the ongoing impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. One concern that may be affecting many people is the realisation that they are unhappy in their relationship, whether this be with their spouse, civil partner or cohabiting partner. The festive period can be particularly difficult for some couples, especially when their relationship is already strained. Read more…

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