Clarity on the Employer Nomination Scheme (Subclass 186) program

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP), has provided further updates on the Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS). These updates target 457 visa holders and those who had their 457’s being processed as of 18 April 2017.

The update confirms that such 457 visa holders and applicants will be able to apply for the ENS visa under the Temporary Residence Transition (TRT) stream two years after working with the sponsoring employer on their 457.

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Howard & Howard ranked among nation’s 2018 “Best Lawyers” by U.S. News – Best Lawyers

Chicago, Illinois, November 14, 2017: Howard & Howard has been named to the 2018 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” list in the following areas:

METROPOLITAN TIER 1

  • Ann Arbor
    • Litigation – Intellectual Property
  • Troy
    • Commercial Litigation
    • Energy Law
    • Litigation – Intellectual Property
    • Litigation – Patent
    • Patent Law
    • Trademark Law

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Konkurs som inkassomiddel

Den sædvanlige inkassoproces består af en eller flere inkassorykkere, evt. efter en eller flere udenret-lige rykkere, og med efterfølgende fremsættelse af betalingspåkrav, såfremt betaling ikke sker frivil-ligt. Efter erhvervelse af dom for kreditors fordring, overgives sagen til fogedretten med henblik på tvangsinddrivelse af det skyldige beløb. Denne proces kan have en varighed fra ganske få dage/uger op til adskillige måneder. I denne artikel vurderes det, om man som kreditor kan ”skyde genvej” ved at bruge konkursinstituttet som inkassomiddel. Det konkluderes, at den mulighed i hvert fald i nogle til-fælde er tilstede.

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Nye og bedre muligheder for tildeling af medarbejderaktier

Den 12. november 2017 indgik regeringen (Venstre, Liberal Alliance og Det Konservative Folkeparti), Dansk Folkeparti og Radikale Venstre aftale om Erhvervs- og iværksætterinitiativer. Aftalen har blandt andet til formål, at forbedre vilkårene for tildeling af medarbejderaktier.

På baggrund af den kortfattede aftale indgået mellem parterne kan følgende foreløbig udledes: 

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Abogados acusan a empresas de no tomar medidas suficientes para evitar la colusión

Una práctica que sigue generando preocupación entre los expertos de libre competencia es la colusión. Y es que a pesar de las modificaciones al Decreto Ley 211 que moderniza la legislación en ese ámbito, los especialistas en la materia señalan que las empresas chilenas aún están al debe en cuanto a contar con políticas y procedimientos adecuados para evitar este tipo de prácticas.

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CU in court: Credit unions pile on in lawsuit against Equifax

More than a month after the Credit Union National Association announced its class action lawsuit against Equifax – in the wake of the credit bureau’s massive data breach impacting nearly half of the total U.S. population – state credit union leagues representing more than a dozen states have filed lawsuits, along with a number of individual credit unions.

But with so many consumers involved – estimated at approximately 145 million, which exceeds the total number of U.S. credit union members – the question arises: Why haven’t still more joined the class action suit?

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PETERKA & PARTNERS leading Czech firm on International Markets for second year in row

We are pleased to announce that PETERKA & PARTNERS advokatni kancelar s.r.o. was the winner of this year’s edition of the 10th Leading Law Firm of the Year competition in the category “Czech Firm on International Markets”. This competition is organized by EPRAVO.CZ, in cooperation with a group of independent advisors who annually evaluate the law firms operating on the Czech market. Being awarded in this category for the second year in a row is a great success and we deeply appreciate the award, as we do the recognition and recommendations of PETERKA & PARTNERS in other categories of the competition: Intellectual Property, Criminal Law, Employment, Antitrust and Competition, Banking and Finance and Tax, and the firm was highly recommended in the category of Sport Law.

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Mines and minerals – what goes on beneath the surface…

Background

It is not unusual to see an exception for mines and minerals on a title register for a property. This exception means that any mines and minerals lying underneath the property are not included in the registered title and, as such, the property.

If you are told that this is the case for your property, your solicitors should undertake a Land Registry SIM search to find out if these mines and minerals are registered under a separate title. The search result will show if there is a separate freehold title showing the proprietor of the subterranean property.

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Go Ahead wins 24 Dublin bus routes

Congratulations to Go Ahead Group on winning 10% of the Dublin bus market, totalling 24 Dublin bus routes. We are delighted to have been chosen as Go Ahead’s strategic legal partner to enable them to develop and operate services that create long term value for all.

Go Ahead is one of the UK’s leading public transport providers of more than a billion bus and rail journeys each year. For the first time this FTSE 250 company has extended its reach to Irish bus services. We wish Go Ahead every success and we look forward to partnering with them on the roll out of the contract, including provision of the Go Ahead bus depot, over the coming months and years.

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Massachusetts Department of Public Health Releases Guidance to Registered Marijuana Dispensaries on Nonprofit Conversion

Earlier this month, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) provided an avenue to enable for-profit entities to operate Registered Marijuana Dispensaries (RMDs). The DPH’s Medical Use of Marijuana Program released guidance (found here) for nonprofit entities to convert to for-profit Massachusetts corporate entities. This applies to nonprofit entities holding, as of July 1, 2017, provisional or final certification of registration to dispense medical use marijuana, or any application pending before the DPH which has not received provisional or final certification of registration. Prior to the legislation enacted in July under Chapter 55 of the Acts of 2017, Massachusetts law required RMDs to organize as nonprofit entities.

Nonprofit entities considering the conversion process to for-profit entities should consider potential employment, benefits, tax, and operational consequences that may affect the
converting nonprofit entity as well as individuals or other entities associated with the nonprofit.
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