Monthly Archives: February 2021

Podcast: Congressional Health Care Legislative Agenda – Diagnosing Health Care

The 117th Congressional health care agenda, including COVID-19 related action, will require 60 votes in the Senate or passage through budget reconciliation. In the Diagnosing Health Care Podcast, attorneys Mark Lutes, Philo Hall, and Timothy Murphy discuss the prospects for additional coronavirus relief and what that would mean for stakeholders, as well as the possibility for coverage expansion through changes to the Affordable Care Act or Medicaid.

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Médgine Gourdet Hosts an Online Discussion With a High-ranking Officer of the Canadian Armed Forces Stationed in Mali

February 10, 2021 — As part of its support to the UN’s operations, Canada launched the Elsie Initiative for Women in Peace Operations in 2017. This initiative addresses the complexities of gender inequality and helps to promote women’s involvement in UN peace operations.

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Video: Who Is Marty Walsh and What Would His DOL Appointment Mean for Employers? – Employment Law This Week

As featured in #WorkforceWednesday:  This week kicks off Employers and the New Administration, a special podcast series on how the Biden administration’s first 100 days will impact employers. In this episode, attorney David Garland interviews attorney Gregory Keating on what the nomination of Marty Walsh as Labor Secretary means for employers.

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Protecting Confidential Information in Canada: Is there a Better Way?

The British Columbia decision Equustek Solutions Inc. v Jack[1] highlights the difficult, time consuming, and expensive exercise that organizations may find themselves in when an employee misuses confidential information. In today’s environment, information can be downloaded, transferred or shared instantly. How can organizations best protect their intellectual property assets and confidential information to maintain their competitive advantage?

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COVID-à manger: COVID-19 Takes a Bite out of French Lunch Traditions

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed dining habits across the world, as governments have shut down and restricted indoor and outdoor dining.  Even where restrictions have eased, many avoid sit-down dining out of concern for COVID-19 exposure and rely on take-away for their restaurant meals.  Clearly, the COVID-19 pandemic has limited dining options.

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LLP Status

With effect from 9th February 2021, Holmes O’Malley Sexton LLP is authorised by the Legal Services Regulatory Authority, operating as a limited liability partnership under the Legal Services Regulation Act 2015. The Partnership Act 1890 continues to apply to the firm, to the extent that it is not inconsistent with the provisions of the 2015 Act.

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New rules for retail trade

Starting from the beginning of 2021, new rules for the retail sale of goods1 (the “Rules”) entered into force. The Rules will be valid until January 1, 2027. The Rules are developed within the framework of the regulatory guillotine and replace a few previously existing documents (rules for retail trade, rules for distance selling of goods, rules for commission trading). The Rules preserve the basic provisions connected to the rights and obligations of consumers and sellers and supplement them with some new requirements resulting from the existing practice.

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U.S. Advances AI Innovation with NAIIA

After a Congressional override of a Presidential veto, the National Defense Authorization Act became law on January 1, 2021 (NDAA). Notably, the NDAA not only provides appropriations for military and defense purposes but, under Division E, it also includes the most significant U.S. legislation concerning artificial intelligence (AI) to date: The National Artificial Intelligence Initiative Act of 2020 (NAIIA).

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Making a way for growth – Company Law Reforms Under Union Budget 2021

The Hon’ble Finance Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman on February 1, 2021, announced the Union Budget for the financial year 2021-22 (“Budget”) wherein several significant changes in the area of corporate laws were also discussed. The Budget has laid down the proposed changes to decriminalize the Limited Liability Partnership Act, 2008 (“LLP Act”), increase in the threshold of the definition of small companies under Companies Act, 2013 (“CA 2013”), the introduction of an updated version of the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (“MCA”) and changes in the framework of One Person Company (“OPC”).

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SUBSCRIPTION-BASED MARKETERS SHOULD PREPARE FOR NY’S NEW AUTOMATIC RENEWAL LAW

As more and more marketers take to the Internet to provide goods and services in this post-pandemic era, subscription-based offerings are on the rise.

With the click of a mouse, consumers can get everything from vitamins, to wine, to work out gear on an auto-recurring basis. However, marketers who make subscription-based offers need to be aware of the myriad of laws governing such offers both at the federal and state level, including New York’s Automatic Renewal Law (ARL), which goes into effect on February 9, 2021. Read more…

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