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New DOJ Antitrust Division policy incentivizes robust corporate antitrust compliance programs

Last week the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division announced a landmark new policy to incentivize companies to develop robust antitrust compliance programs. For the first time, the Antitrust Division will now consider a company’s antitrust compliance program as a factor in evaluating whether or not to bring criminal charges against the company and its officers.

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New Medical Cannabis Related Employment Protections Enacted In New Jersey

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The burden of proof when contesting a will

A will is an important document, that must be drafted by a person capable of expressing directions without any undue influence, otherwise its validity could be challenged before the courts. When such a dispute occurs, the party attacking the validity of the will has to adduce evidence supporting that claim on a balance of probabilities: the party must demonstrate that the invalidity of the will is more likely than its validity.

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ICO proposes £184M fine for British Airways in first major GDPR sanction

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), the UK’s data protection supervisory authority, today announced that it has provisionally determined that British Airways (BA) must pay a substantive fine for breach of the GDPR, in relation to a data breach that BA suffered in June 2018.  The reports state that the incident in part involved user traffic to the BA website being diverted to a fraudulent site, as a result of which customer details were harvested by the attackers. Personal data of approximately 500,000 customers were compromised in this incident.

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Epstein Becker Green Recognized as One of the Best Law Firms for Minorities

Epstein Becker Green (EBG) has been recognized again this year in Law360’s Diversity Snapshot as one of the top 25 law firms for minorities among law firms of its size.

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New Wage and Hour Opinion Letters on Nondiscretionary Bonuses, the Highly Compensated Employee Exemption, and Rounding Practices

After a brief, two-month hiatus, the Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor (“WHD”) has issued another round of opinion letters answering various questions submitted by the public.  Specifically, these opinion letters address the calculation of overtime pay for nondiscretionary bonuses, the application of the highly compensated employee exemption to paralegals, and rounding hours worked under the Service Contract Act (“SCA”).  This guidance marks the first issued by the new Wage and Hour Administrator Cheryl Stanton, who has been in the seat since April.

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Shattering the Glass on Gender Inequality

Employers will shortly be forced to publish gender pay gap information. Harry Fehily, Managing Partner, takes a look at the hammer which is about to break the glass ceiling.

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Lidings Expertise in Legal Support of Implementation of Waste Recycling Standards

According to the Federal Law 89-FZ from 24.06.1998 «On production and consumption wastes», taking into account the changes introduced into it by 458-FZ with regard to the requirements for the implementation of waste recycling standards and environmental fee payments manufacturers and providers of a certain type of products face an issue of establishing independent organizations to ensure compliance with prescribed standards.

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A Snapshot of our Recent Activity — Insurance Law

RSS is one of the leading insurance law teams in Eastern Canada, comprised of 40 lawyers, two of which are full me research lawyers, and three paralegals, to beer fulfill our clients’ needs. Our two satellite offices in Saguenay and Saint-Jérôme provide impeccable service to clients in those regions. Our Insurance Law Pracce Group’s acvi- es — involving coverage, liability and recovery teams — reflect the vitality of people focused on exceeding clients’ expectaons while providing a smulang environment for young lawyers.

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Cleaver Fulton Rankin launch first CSR Report – Responsible People. Responsible Business

Cleaver Fulton Rankin has been part of the Belfast and wider Northern Ireland community for over 125 years. As a leading commercial law firm, we have a fundamental responsibility to contribute to the wider society that we serve and the local communities we are a part of.

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