With tensions increasing between the world’s two largest economies, concern has been rising among Chinese companies about their business operations in the US, and vice versa…… Read more…
Monthly Archives: December 2020
After years of court challenges and shifting public perceptions, 2021 promises to be a year of fundamental change for collegiate name, image and likeness (NIL) rights. As states continue to implement legislation and the NCAA formulates its own rules for managing NIL rights, multiple bills have been introduced in Congress which would enable student-athletes to exploit their NIL rights. With a potentially lucrative new marketing channel, businesses have already prepared to take advantage. Read more…
Under revised guidance issued on Dec. 2, 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has provided new options for shorter quarantine periods due to COVID-19 exposure. These new quarantine alternatives will provide some relief to employers dealing with staffing shortages due to quarantining employees. Read more…
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on December 1 revised and offered guidance on Medicare payment requirements for remote patient monitoring (RPM) and other services within its Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) final rule for calendar year (CY) 2021. The RPM guidance and revisions are largely (but not entirely) in line with the PFS 2021 proposed rule’s changes and commentary, which were summarized in an earlier August blog post. Read more…
New York court’s decision strikes down key portions of new joint employer standard, impacting franchise relationships
We have previously addressed the ever-evolving changes in the joint employer standard throughout the last few years, but a recent decision by a New York federal court, in the case titled New York v. Scalia, Case No. 20-cv-1689-GHW (S.D.N.Y. Sept. 8, 2020), has cast doubt on the new standard that the Department of Labor established earlier this year – one that was originally meant to dispel confusion and clear up the standard. Read more…
With New Jersey experiencing a second wave spike of COVID-19 infections and with holiday season gatherings upon us, on November 30, 2020 Governor Phil Murphy issued Executive Order 204 (“EO 204” or the “Order”) tightening restrictions on outdoor gatherings and pausing indoor practices and competitions for youth and adult sports.
Indoor Youth and Adult Sports
With limited exception, EO 204 prohibits youth and adult indoor sports practices, competitions, and other organized sporting activities from December 5, 2020 until January 2, 2012. The prohibition will not affect collegiate and professional sporting activities. In addition, the Order permits private fitness classes, lessons, and trainings at gyms, studios and similar locations to continue.
Rainmaking Recommendation from Jaimie Field: Using the Rainmaking Cycle to Become a Rainmaker (Part 2(c) – The Virtual Networking Event)
This week’s rainmaking recommendation is one that ILN members will be intimately familiar with – the virtual networking event! We are only a few weeks removed from our first virtual conference, which, while it was not the same as meeting in person, was still a success. Read on to hear expert and trainer, Jaimie Field‘s advice for navigating these events.
While not exciting, I’ll begin this Rainmaking Recommendation as I have the last three, because I am hoping that this is getting tattooed on your brain:
The Government have published an updated Return to Work Safely Protocol, extended the triggered redundancy protection period, and issued a Remote Working Checklist to assist employers in their health and safety obligations to employees working from home. We also outline the benefits of digitising HR records.
The ‘Work Safely Protocol’
Join us for our latest episode of the Law Firm ILN-telligence podcast!
Lorna Patajo-Kapunan is the founder of Kapunan & Castillo, a full service law firm with extensive experience in varied areas of law and a member of the International Lawyers Network. In this episode, Lindsay and Lorna cover everything from the impact of typhoons and COVID on the Philippines, how to creatively attract clients when you’re working with micro-businesses, the incredible advocacy work Lorna does, and even paint-by-number.
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Canadian Innovation Week, namely November 16th to November 20th this year, is a movement organized by the Rideau Hall Foundation and Canadian Innovation Space which seeks to recognize Canadians advancing their respective industries and sectors, to connect individuals across the country and to encourage collaboration, creativity and innovation amongst current and future innovators.
Canadian Innovation Week is being held virtually this year. Many of the week’s conversations concern efforts related to the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Below, we briefly outline some of the major developments in the past eight months with respect to intellectual property innovation during the pandemic.