Legal Updates

Hall & Wilcox advises Zebpay on establishment of its cryptocurrency exchange in Australia

Leading Australian law firm Hall & Wilcox has advised Zebpay, one of the world’s largest crypto exchange operators, on its Australian cryptocurrency exchange operations, which launched on 8 May 2019.

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Employment conditions on subclass 457/482 visas – what employers need to know

It is common for employers to utilise temporary work visa schemes when employing foreign workers. Often, human resource departments will come across subclass 457 and 482 visa applicants/holders during the recruitment process. While many employers are familiar with their obligations as sponsors, it is also important to understand the obligations which apply to employees who are subclass 457 and 482 visa holders, as a breach of visa conditions may result in visa cancellation and sanctions on the employer.

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Abolition of paper (plastic) personal pension account number certificates and continuation of experiment on HR documents digitalization

Subject to the Federal law (the “Law”)1 effective from April 1, 2019, the Pension Fund of the Russian Federation will no longer issue state pension insurance certificates (SNILS) due to abolition of all SNILS paper certificates and plastic cards.

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Massachusetts Extends Compliance Deadlines for Two Key Paid Family and Medical Leave Law Obligations

As we previously reported, the Massachusetts Department of Family and Medical Leave (“DFML”) recently issued regulations and guidance concerning employers’ obligations under the Paid Family and Medical Leave Law (“PFML”), including a quick-approaching deadline for providing notice to employees of their rights under the PFML. On May 1, the DFML announced that it is extending the deadline for employers to provide the employee notice from May 31, 2019 to June 30, 2019.

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Davis Malm Marks 40 Years as a Prominent Boston Law Firm

What started as a real estate boutique firm four decades ago has grown to a prominent and respected full-service business firm assisting diverse clients with their business, financing, litigation, real estate, environmental, employment, intellectual property, regulatory, and tax needs.

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Washington State Poised to Enacted Salary History Ban, Require Pay Bands

In an attempt to reduce the gender wage gap, the Washington State Legislature passed HB 1696,(“the Bill”), legislation that will prevent all private employers in Washington State from inquiring into the salary history of prospective employees  or requiring that an applicant’s prior wage or salary history meet certain criteria.  Additionally, the Bill mandates that, upon an applicant’s request, an employer with 15 or more employees must provide the applicant with certain details about the pay rate or salary range for the open position.

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W&I insurance: a practical guide to the Australian M&A market

What is W&I insurance?

Warranty and indemnity insurance is a cornerstone risk management tool for vendors and purchasers in Australian M&A transactions.

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Changes to HHS’ Interpretation of HIPAA Civil Monetary Penalties

On Friday April 26, 2019, the US Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) issued a notification regarding HHS’ use of Civil Monetary Penalties (“CMP”) under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”) as amended by the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (“HITECH”) Act.

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Labour Hire Licensing alert – Victorian legislation commences operation today

The Labour Hire Licensing Act 2018 (Vic) (Act) was introduced to better regulate the labour hire industry, reflecting similar legislation introduced in Queensland and South Australia (although the South Australian scheme is being repealed).

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Davis Malm Attorneys and Practice Area Recognized by 2019 Chambers USA

Davis Malm is pleased to announce that five of its attorneys in the Labor & Employment and Real Estate practice areas were recognized in the 2019 Chambers USA guide of recommended law firms and lawyers. The firm’s Labor & Employment Group was also ranked for the ninth consecutive year (Band 4), demonstrating the department’s quality reputation in representing employers and employees in all facets of employment-related matters.

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