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Supreme Court Narrows Definition of Autodialer in Facebook Ruling

The U.S. Supreme Court released its eagerly anticipated decision in Facebook Inc. v. Duguid yesterday, narrowly construing the definition of an automatic telephone dialing system, or autodialer, under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) and resolving the uncertainty that had led to a long-standing split in the circuit courts. Read more…

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Written consent to personal data processing: a new approach of Draft Law № 992331-7

Currently the Draft Law No. 992331-7 is considered by the Russian Federation State Duma. Perhaps it is the most anticipated document in the field of personal data since the proposed changes in 152-FZ are designed to reduce the number of pain points for both operators and consultants in the information protection sphere.

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FAQ: California’s Supplemental Paid Sick Leave Requires Paid Time-Off for COVID-19-Related Reasons

On Friday, March 19, 2021, Governor Newsom signed a new law that provides California employees with COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave (CA CSPSL) for certain employees (covered employees) who have been affected by COVID-19. The law took effect Monday, March 29, 2021 and applies retroactively to January 1, 2021. The text of the law is available here. Read more…

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Holmes O’Malley Sexton Successfully closes acquisition deal for Get The Shifts

Get The Shifts, a Clare-based start-up that has developed a platform for temporary staffing has been purchased by the Irish recruitment company, FRS. Hannah Wrixon, founder of Get the Shifts, was represented by Holmes O’Malley Sexton who successfully closed the acquisition deal.

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Rainmaking Recommendation from Jaimie Field: How to Spend Your Time on Rainmaking (the Pandemic Edition)

Join us for this week’s rainmaking recommendation from trainer and coach, Jaimie Field.

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Way back in 2013, I wrote a blog entitled: The Mathematics of Time for Rainmaking.  In it, I dispelled the myth that I hear from my clients who are in Mid-market and Big Law firms: “I don’t have the time to do Rainmaking.”

So, I showed you how much time you really did have. Let’s run the math once more. Again, we are starting with the following assumptions:

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Podcast: American Rescue Plan Delivers New Stimulus Funding – Diagnosing Health Care

In this episode of the Diagnosing Health Care Podcast: Epstein Becker Green attorneys Mark LutesPhilo Hall, and Timothy Murphy discuss the health-specific portions of the American Rescue Plan, including increased funding for federal oversight activities, changes to public insurance programs, and what these changes might mean for stakeholders.

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Marcel-Olivier Nadeau Elected on the Board of Directors of the Bar of Quebec

March 31, 2021 — The Barreau du Québec announced this morning that Marcel-Olivier Nadeau becomes a director of the Bar, and will serve a two-year mandate as representative of the Barreau du Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean. Mr. Nadeau is already bâtonnier of the local Bar.

Andrew Penhale, RSS’s Managing Partner, is pleased with this election. “Members of our firm have always been very much involved in their community; and this includes the legal community. We all stand behind Marcel-Olivier.”

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Video: DOL Electronic Notices Guidance, EEO-1 Reporting Delayed, CA COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave – Employment Law This Week

As featured in #WorkforceWednesday:  This week, some practical updates on posting requirements, reporting deadlines, and new COVID-19 leave in California.

Video: YouTubeVimeo.

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Additional Disclosures and Reporting in the Financial Statement and Board’s Report

The Ministry of Corporate Affairs (“MCA”) through a gazette notification dated March 24, 2021 (“Notification”) amended the Schedule III of the Companies Act, 2013 (“Act”); Companies (Accounts) Rules, 2014 (“Account Rules”); and Companies (Audit and Auditors) Rules, 2014 (“Audit Rules”), (collectively referred to as “Amendments”) wherein the statutory auditor and the Board of Director (“Board”) of the company is required to make new disclosures and reporting while preparing the financial statement along with audit report and Board’s report respectively from the financial year 2021-22 and onwards.

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Infringers Beware – The U.S. is Emphasizing Copyright Enforcement

The United States received two major copyright updates in the middle of the pandemic.  Copyright owners should breathe a sigh of relief.  On December 27, 2020, as part of the major COVID-19 Relief bill, the Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement Act of 2020 (the “CASE Act”) and the Protecting Lawful Streaming Act of 2020 (the PLSA”) were signed into law.

The Problem:

Streaming is the thing—whether with music, television, movies, audiobooks, or videogames.  Like with streaming, however, their illegal infringement is also everywhere and accounts for a nearly $30 billion loss to the U.S. economy per year.[i]  The constant, pervasive nature of copyright infringement has historically made enforcement difficult.  The CASE Act and PLSA provide copyright holders relief.   

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