Monthly Archives: March 2022

EU sanctions against Russia following the invasion of Ukraine

EU sanctions against Russia following the invasion of Ukraine
The conflict between Russia and Ukraine has met with the determined opposition of a large…
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New York Enacts New Laws to Bolster Harassment and Discrimination Protections, with Additional Proposed Laws Passing the Senate

Employers in New York State should be aware of recent new laws as well as some pending bills, all of which seek to bolster harassment and discrimination protections for employees.  As detailed below, New York Governor Kathy Hochul recently signed several bills into law that expand harassment and discrimination protections, while the New York Senate recently passed more bills that would further bolster safeguards for employees and independent contractors in the state.

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Video: Independent Contractor Rule Reinstated, OFCCP Targets Pay Equity Audits, OSHA Focuses on Health Care Facilities – Employment Law This Week

As featured in #WorkforceWednesday:  This week, we look at a range of developments shifting the enforcement approach across federal agencies and how employers can comply with these shifts.

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Help! I’ve Forgotten How to Network!

There have been many jokes and memes about how we have all forgotten the most basic of social skills after being locked down for two years.

But in all seriousness, it sometimes feels like when you don’t flex a certain “muscle,” you forget how to use it. In some ways, the last two years have really dragged on, but in others, they’ve flown by. So it can come as a surprise when you’re getting excited to return to that first in-person event only to realize that you may feel a little rusty.

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Seminar on Trusts With William Dion-Bernard

March 22, 2022 — The Association de planification fiscale et financière will be presenting its seminar on trusts on Thursday, March 24. William Dion-Bernard, notary with our Estates, Wills and Trusts Group, will be speaking on tax and civil law cases related to trusts.

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See You at the #Oscars: Social Media Guidance for Brands and Advertisers

The 2022 awards season is upon us, and the savvy advertiser knows that a variety of intellectual property issues come into play when brands post about awards shows on social media. We all want to root for our favorite actor, film or director — but when do social posts cross the line and turn into legal trouble? Can my brand account show support for a particular nominee or filmWhich hashtags can my brand use in posts? Can my brand repost a celebrity meme?Answers to these questions will depend not only on the rules of the organization that administers the awards show, but also on laws governing trademarks, copyrights and rights of publicity. Read more…

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A New Protected Class? Not Quite, but the EEOC Is Looking Out for Workers with Caregiving Obligations

On March 14, 2022, the EEOC issued a technical assistance document, The COVID-19 Pandemic and Caregiver Discrimination Under Federal Employment Discrimination Laws, which provides guidance as to ways equal employment opportunity laws enforced by the EEOC (“EEO laws”) may apply to caregivers. In conjunction with this, the EEOC added a Section I (“Caregivers/Family Responsibilities”)  to “What You Should Know About COVID-19,” its primary COVID-19 related guidance document. Enforcement guidance issued by the EEOC in 2007, previously addressed circumstances in which discrimination against caregivers might constitute unlawful disparate treatment. The EEOC has issued this new guidance in response to how the COVID-19 pandemic has particularly affected employees with caregiver responsibilities.

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Chambers Europe ranks Lopez-Ibor Abogados

Chambers Europe has announced that Lopez-Ibor Abogados has been ranked in the areas of Corporate/M&A, Dispute Resolution and Tax. Partners Alfonso López-Ibor Aliño and Marta Gil de Biedma have been ranked in M&A and Banking & Finance, respectively.

 

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Chambers Europe 2022 ranks A & K Metaxopoulos and Partners

We, at A & K Metaxopoulos and Partners Law Firm are delighted to announce that Chambers Europe, in its 2022 edition has once again ranked our firm among the leading Greek law firms in TMT and our Managing Partner Kriton Metaxopoulos as a leading expert in both TMT and Dispute Resolution.

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RSS Welcomes Jacob-Ray Falutz in its Family Law Group

March 21, 2022 — RSS’s Family Law Group is happy to welcome Jacob-Ray Falutz, who was called to the Bar only a few days ago, after articling with a boutique litigation firm.

“We really look forward to working with Jacob”, says Lynne Kassie, Ad. E., head of the Family Law Group. “For such a young lawyer, he has an impressive education and experience. Once more, we discovered an outstanding recruit.”

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