Monthly Archives: December 2020

The Procedure for monitoring the safety of medical devices approved by the Ministry of Healthcare will come into force on January 1, 2021

The Ministry of Healthcare of the Russian Federation approved1 the “Procedure for monitoring the safety of medical devices” (hereinafter referred to as the “Procedure”), which will come into force on January 1, 2021, and will be valid until January 1, 2027.

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E-LEGAL® ARTICLE – COVID-19 – PANDEMIC MARKETING AUTHORISATION FOR MEDICINAL PRODUCTS

Summary
The focus of this article will be on the analysis of the administrative rules associated with the marketing authorisation of medicinal products, based on the European scenario.
The aim is to find out whether or not the current regime can meet the new needs brought by the Covid-19 pandemic, since so far there is neither a vaccine nor a specific antiviral medication to prevent or treat it, despite the race to discover the drug or vaccine to “cure” it, to which substantial efforts and investment have been devoted to. Read more…

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EEOC Launches “EEOC Explore,” an Interactive Tool to Search EEO-1 Data by Sex, Race/Ethnicity, Location, and Industry Sector

On December 2, 2020, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) announced a new interactive data search and mapping tool, named “EEOC Explore,” which permits users to access “the most current, granular, and privacy protected aggregate EEO-1 data publicly available,” covering over 56 million employees and 73,000 employers across the United States. According to the agency, EEOC Explore “enables stakeholders to explore and compare data trends across a number of categories, including location, sex, race and ethnicity, and industry sector without the need for experience in computer programming or statistical analysis.”

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Why Venturing Into a Verbal Partnership Is Fraught With Risk

By Jonathan Feingold, from our Business Law Group

December 11, 2020 — The case of Brossard v. 2868768 Canada Inc. (PDF), October 5, 2020, Montreal, 500-17-079916-139 (CS) is yet another cautionary tale about the hazards of doing business (and entering into a partnership) on a handshake.

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Rainmaking Recommendation from Jaimie Field: Using the Rainmaking Cycle to Become a Rainmaker (Part 3 – Creating Relationships)

Please join us for a guest post from rainmaking trainer and expert, Jaimie Field.

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For the past 4 Rainmaking Recommendations, we have been discussing the Rainmaking Cycle.  Today, we discuss the last part, creating relationships. And while to some attorneys this may sound a bit woo-woo or spiritual, the truth is that people do business with people they know, like, and trust.

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Cannabis Control Commission Gives Final Approval on Revised Adult-Use Regulations

Following several rounds of revisions and public comment solicitations since July 2020, the Cannabis Control Commission (CCC) gave final approval on November 30 to revise the 935 CMR 500 adult-use regulations. A key feature of the new regulations is significant amendments to existing rules governing the Delivery-Only and Microbusiness Delivery Endorsement license types.

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Ghost Kitchens: Are they here to stay?

Ghost kitchens, also known as virtual kitchens, cloud kitchens or digital kitchens are restaurants without dining space that focus solely on fulfilling online orders for delivery. With a global pandemic limiting indoor dining in 2020 and 2021, a great deal of our restaurant meals will be delivered to homes by in-home food delivery. Research indicates that 31% of us use third party delivery serves at least once per week.   Read more…

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Disclosing financial performance representations in franchise disclosure documents during the COVID-19 pandemic

Many franchisors, as required by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Franchise Rule and applicable state franchise laws, updated their Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) in the spring of 2020. Those FDDs included information from the franchisor’s previous fiscal year, which, in most cases, ended on Dec. 31, 2019. Many franchisors included financial performance representations (FPRs) in Item 19 of their FDD based on revenue data for franchisee and/or company-owned units from fiscal year 2019, which predated the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more…

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Protecting Your IP: Social Media Dos and Don’ts

Social media continues to offer an invaluable platform for natural products brands to engage and expand their customer base. In these times, consumers are using social media more and more—particularly on their mobile devices—to stay informed, explore new products, and shop.

This rapt audience allows brands to provide authentic and of-the-moment communications to their customers, develop brand ethos and drive sales. But, even with all the benefits of social media, just one misstep on intellectual property can have significant repercussions.

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Video: CDC Permits Shortened Quarantine Periods, CAL/OSHA COVID-19 Regulations, NY Amends WARN Act – Employment Law This Week

As featured in #WorkforceWednesday: This week, we look at a new COVID-19 quarantine timeline and stricter workplace safety regulations in California.

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