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Tier 1 (Investor) visa suspended for ‘new’ applicants from midnight tonight

In a shocking move the Home Office have announced, without prior consultation or notice, that the Tier 1 (Investor) visa route will be suspended from midnight tonight until further notice, providing less than 24 hours’ notice of their plans. There was initial confusion as to whether the suspension took effect from tonight or Friday night, but it has since been indicated that no applications will be accepted after midnight today.

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The Supreme Court of Utah gave taxpayers a sweet victory recently in Utah State Tax Commission v. See’s Candies.

The Supreme Court of Utah gave taxpayers a sweet victory recently in Utah State Tax Commission v. See’s Candies.  In See’s Candies, the Utah State Tax Commission challenged an arrangement between two wholly owned subsidiaries of Berkshire Hathaway that provided Utah corporate franchise tax benefits. The Utah Supreme Court, however, ultimately ruled in favor of the taxpayer, See’s Candies.

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DOL Releases New Guidance on Minimum Wage for Tipped Workers – Employment Law This Week

Featured on Employment Law This Week:  The Department of Labor (“DOL”) rolls back the 80/20 rule.

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Early Christmas present for Michigan Employers: Earned Sick time Act overhauled and wage hike delayed

The Michigan legislature just gave employers an early Christmas present by scaling back on the terms of broadly-worded minimum wage and earned sick time laws that started out as citizen-initiated ballot proposals.

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New York City Sets Minimum Wage for Independent Contractors of Ride-Hailing Companies

On December 4, 2018, New York City’s Taxi and Limousine Commission (“TLC”) voted to require ride-hailing companies operating in New York City to compensate its drivers who are treated as independent contractors, and not employees, on a per-minute and –mile payment formula, which will result in a $17.22 per hour wage floor.

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High Court blocks £1-3bn data protection claims against Google

In a recent decision relating to the violation of consumer data privacy, the Court has set out helpful guidance regarding claims brought under the Data Protection Act 1998, as well as in respect of the conditions which must be satisfied for a representative action for breach of data privacy to be brought (Lloyd v.Google LLC [2018] EWHC (QB) 2599).

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Transferring Data to the UK Post-Brexit

GDPR

The General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 took effect in all European member states, from 25th May 2018. The regulation brings with it a new and enhanced focus on protecting privacy rights, ensuring an equivalent standard of protection is maintained in all EU member states.

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Brexit – a legal quagmire?

Brexit is, of course, primarily a political process. But that process takes place within a legal framework and, in that particular arena, it must be said that the Government’s record has been less than impressive.

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Cincinnati Reds score Ohio tax break

The Ohio Supreme Court recently issued a divided ruling in Cincinnati Reds, LLC v. Testa allowing a use tax break for the Cincinnati Reds baseball team for bobblehead dolls and other promotional items given to some attendees at their home games. Though the Court split 5-2 in the ruling, the majority opinion that Justice Patrick Fischer authored quoted longtime Reds radio announcer Marty Brennaman to hold that “[T]his one belongs to the Reds.”

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De verhuurdersvergunning in Groningen

Vanaf 1 januari 2019 wordt in gemeente Groningen het vergunningstelsel voor kamerverhuur, verhuur van kleine appartementen en verhuur via bemiddelingsbedrijven van kracht. Hiervoor wordt de Algemene Plaatselijke Verordening Groningen 2009 (APVG) gewijzigd, waartoe de gemeenteraad op 26 september 2018 unaniem heeft besloten. Een primeur in Nederland. Een slimme zet of een stap te ver?

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