Legal Updates

Video: 2022 – A Year in Review – Employment Law This Week

As featured in #WorkforceWednesday:  This week, we’re recapping some of the most significant changes that impacted employers in 2022.

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QR codes with company logos can be a recipe for disaster – or a patent lawsuit

Say your company wants to run a new advertising campaign that includes a QR code for people to scan for additional information about your products or services. Not only that, but your creative team decides to go a step further and include your company logo in the middle of the QR code. You launch your advertising campaign hoping for an increase in business – but the next thing you know, you are being sued for patent infringement in federal court.

This exact scenario is happening with many companies in the food service industry.

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Time Is Money: A Quick Wage-Hour Tip on … New State and Local Minimum Wage Rates Go Into Effect On January 1, 2023

We seem to say this every year — December always seems to go by far too fast.  And with holidays and vacations, not to mention many employees still working remotely, it’s not unusual for matters to be put off until the new year — or for a project or two to fall through the cracks.

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NLRB Dramatically Increases Liability for Unfair Labor Practices with Far-Reaching “Consequential Damages”

On December 13, 2022, the National Labor Relations Board (“Board” or “NLRB”) issued a decision that greatly broadens the remedies available for violations of the National Labor Relations Act (“Act”). Prior to this decision, the Board’s “make whole” remedies for more than 80 years have generally included only backpay, reasonable search-for-work expenses, and interim employment expenses.

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ILN 7th Ed. of "Buying & Selling Real Estate: An Int’l Guide"

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ILN Releases 9th Edition of Corporate Publication, Offering a Summary of Key Corporate Law Principles in 40 Countries

Our final guide of the week is also the biggest one!

The International Lawyers Network’s Corporate Specialty Group is delighted to announce the ninth release of its corporate publication, “Establishing a Business Entity: An International Guide.” This collaborative electronic guide offers a summary of key corporate law principles in 40 countries across the globe, serving as a quick, practical reference for those establishing an entity in these jurisdictions.

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ILN Releases 7th Edition of Real Estate Publication, Offering a Summary of Key Real Estate Law Principles in 30 Jurisdictions

Guide number 2 is out this week, and it’s our Real Estate Guide!

The International Lawyers Network’s Real Estate Specialty Group is excited to announce the seventh release of its real estate publication, “Buying & Selling Real Estate: An International Guide.” This collaborative electronic guide offers a summary of key real estate law principles in 30 jurisdictions across the globe, serving as a quick, practical reference for those buying and selling real estate in these locations.

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Video: Speak Out Act Takes Effect, Enhanced Data Privacy Obligations for California Employers, and SEC Releases Whistleblower Annual Report – Employment Law This Week

As featured in #WorkforceWednesday:  This week, we discuss how the Speak Out Act pays homage to the fifth anniversary of the #MeToo movement, outline the enhanced implications of the California Privacy Rights Act, and note the record-breaking numbers set by the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC’s) whistleblower program.

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Parmesan or Parmigiano Reggiano? The answer is more complicated than just Geographical Indication

One of the ways that a “Geographical Indication”, or a “GI” can be protected in Australia is by registration of a ‘certification trade mark’. Certification trade marks are a specific type of trade mark registration designed to identify goods or services that meet certain standards or hold certain characteristics, including (but not limited to) goods that originate from a specific geographical region.

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Assumption of Risks in Sports: Two Recent Superior Court Decisions

There is a theory in civil liability called “assumption of risk”. This well-enshrined notion is based on the premise that an individual who willingly participates in a risky or dangerous activity and is aware of the inherent risks associated thereto cannot claim damages if he is injured when this risk or danger materializes. Two recent decisions illustrate that, while this notion has a limited application and depends on the facts and circumstances, liability claims still rest on the requirement of a fault.

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