Monthly Archives: January 2022

Property Damage Insurance “Loss to Parts” Coverage: When is the Complete Replacement of Property Composed of Parts Covered?

By Vikki Andrighetti, from our Insurance Law Practice Group

January 28, 2022 — On December 17, 2021, the Court of Appeal of Quebec released a decision relating to the scope of coverage of damage to equipment comprised of several parts under a commercial property insurance policy in Intact compagnie d’assurance c. 9004-9693 Québec inc., 2021 QCCA 1901.

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Law Firm ILN-telligence Podcast | Jussi Laakkonen | Fenno Attorneys at Law

Jussi Laakkonen is a partner and CEO with Fenno Attorneys at Law, the ILN’s Finnish law firm. In this episode, Lindsay and Jussi discuss the challenges of lawyer wellbeing as the world opens up post-pandemic, how mentorship has impacted both him and his firm, and his hopes for the future law firm.

You can listen to the podcast here, or we’ve provided a transcript of the highlights below.
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The Top 10 Advertising and Marketing Issues to Watch for in 2022

2022 has the potential to be a major year for the advertising and marketing industry — new laws and guidance are going into effect, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is reviewing various guides, and new enforcement priorities have emerged. We expect that a number of trends will most likely continue — including the popularity of non-fungible tokens (NFTs), sponsorships navigating COVID-related issues, and heightened scrutiny of environmental marketing. Areas of the law governed by a patchwork of state regulations — including name, image and likeness rights, cannabis marketing, and subscription marketing — will be subject to heightened compliance obligations in certain states. We also anticipate that the FTC and state regulators will increase enforcement efforts, including with regard to endorsements, children’s advertising, and supply chain issues. Read more…

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New Protections for Domestic Workers Under the New York State and New York City Human Rights Laws

New Yorkers who employ of domestic workers should note two recent amendments to the New York State Human Rights Law (“NYSHRL”) that went into effect on December 31, 2021, which together extend full protection of the NYSHRL to individuals employed in domestic service in New York. .  In addition, beginning on March 12, 2022, employment protections afforded by the New York City Human Rights Law (“NYCHRL”) will apply to all domestic workers.

The first amendment to the state law removed language from the definition of “employee” under section 292(6), which had previously excluded domestic workers from most of the NYSHRL’s protections. Now, the only category of persons excluded from the definition of “employee” are those individuals employed by their parents, spouse, or child. The second amendment repealed section 296-b, which had protected domestic workers from harassment, but not other types of discrimination.

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Llinks Legal Alert – Labor & Employment Law(January 2022)

Llinks Legal Alerts focus on cutting-edge labor law topics and brings you most updated legislation trend. Please stay tuned with us. Read more…

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Special Public Contracting Measures (MECP)

    I. Introduction

Following the economic situation resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic, there was a need to speed up the tendering of public contracts, and to this end, Law no. 30/2021, of May 21, was approved. This Law came to:

  1. Approve special Public Contracting measures;
  2. Amend the Public Contracts Code;
  3. Amend the Code of Procedure of Administrative Courts; and
  4. Amend the legal regime applicable to the constitution, organic structure and functioning of the central purchasing bodies. Read more…
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Tim Holly Represents Whistleblower in Employment and Qui Tam Actions

U.S. Attorney David C. Weiss recently announced a settlement with Hunt Companies, Inc., one of the nation’s largest providers of privatized military housing. The settlement of $500,000 resolves fraud allegations arising from Hunt’s submissions of materially false information about the condition of private military housing at Dover Air Force Base between January 2013 and June 2019. It was alleged that the false information caused Hunt to receive larger performance incentive payouts from the U.S. Government.

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Video: SCOTUS OSHA Decision Reactions and the Impact of New COVID-19 Benefits on Employers – Employment Law This Week

As featured in #WorkforceWednesday:  This week, we look at how state and local COVID-19 requirements and new COVID-19 benefits are shifting employers’ policies once again.

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New York’s Expanded Whistleblower Protections and Notice Requirements Take Effect January 26, 2022

On January 26, 2022, legislation (“Amendments”) amending and significantly expanding the scope of New York’s whistleblower laws will take effect.

As our previous Insight explained in more detail, the Amendments make it much easier for individuals to bring a retaliation claim under New York Labor Law § 740 (“Section 740”) and increase coverage for workers who allege that they have been retaliated against for reporting suspected employer wrongdoing to include former employees and independent contractors.

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UNDERSTANDING PRIVILEGE: IS YOUR CANADIAN PATENT AGENT ALSO A LAWYER?

In Canada, there are practising patent agents and trademarks agents who are not lawyers. They are not admitted to any bar of any province or territory in Canada and are not members of any law society. The College of Patent Agents & Trademark Agents (CPATA) is the recently created regulator of patent and trademark agents in Canada in respect of their agency practises. CPATA regulates agents who are and who are not lawyers. The relevant issue is the privilege which applies to agents who are not also lawyers and in this instance specifically to patent agents who are not also lawyers.

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