Law and leadership: Andrew Penhale’s Experience

Our CEO, Andrew Penhale, talks about his experience as a team leader as well as his academic and professional background.

This episode is part of a series of podcasts put together by the Université de Sherbrooke. Andrew tells his story in an interview with Josée Perreault. 

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FTC Proposes to Sweep Away All Noncompetes in Unauthorized Federal Power Grab

Our colleagues Erik W. Weibust, Peter A. Steinmeyerand Stuart M. Gerson co-authored an article in the Legal Backgrounder, published by the Washington Legal Foundation, titled “After 200+ Years Under State Law, FTC Proposes to Sweep Away All Noncompetes in Unauthorized Federal Power Grab.”

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An “Owner Occupant” Home Insurance Requires Actual Occupancy by the Owner

On December 20, 2022, in Dang c. Industrielle-Alliance, assurance auto et habitation inc., 2022 QCCA 1739, the Court of Appeal maintained the Superior Court judgment which was the topic of our bulletin of June 17, 2021 (Homeowner Insurance Policy: The Importance of Living in the Insured Dwelling).

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New Jersey Employers Face New WARN Act Burdens Soon

The wait is over. On January 10, 2023, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed bills S3162/A4768 into law thereby making April 10, 2023 the effective date for the sweeping amendments to the state’s WARN Act  (“NJ WARN Act”), which had been placed on hold for three years due to the pandemic.

With the pause lifted, the new, and some would say Draconian, provisions will kick-in in less than three months.

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Ring in 2023 with an Internal HR Compliance Audit

January is a month notorious for resolutions. It is thus the perfect time to plan for the year ahead, which should include considering whether your organization is compliant with its legal obligations as you head into 2023.

Below is a simple checklist outlining certain legal requirements that apply to most workplaces in Ontario. This list has been created to assist your organization to determine whether it is compliant as it heads into 2023.

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NY Warehouse Workers Protection Act Requires Employer Disclosure on Mandated Work Speed and Quotas and Offers Protection for Employees

On December 21, 2022, NY Governor Kathy Hochul signed into law the Warehouse Worker Protection Act (“the Act’), which will be effective February 19, 2023. As noted in Governor Hochul’s press release announcing the Act, a major driving force behind the legislation was organized labor, including the Teamsters and the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union.

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9 notable provisions from the SECURE 2.0 Act of 2022

On December 29, 2022, President Joe Biden signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023 into law. At over 4,000 pages the Act included the SECURE 2.0 Act of 2022 (SECURE 2.0), a sprawling collection of 92 retirement plan-related provisions that build on the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act of 2019 (SECURE ‘19). There are changes intended to encourage plan-sponsorship and provide additional opportunities to save, changes that (in practical terms) will increase and others that will (hopefully) reduce administrative burdens, and changes that raise revenue. Some changes are effective immediately, some in the next few years, and others that will not take effect for many years (if ever).

Click here for highlights and perspective on 9 provisions that may be of interest to employers.

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Davis Malm Elects New Shareholders

Davis Malm is happy to announce that Allison Ahern Fillo and Shawn McCormack have been elected shareholders at the firm.

Allison is an immigration attorney who works with U.S. businesses and non-citizens to obtain immigration and naturalization benefits. She counsels established and emerging businesses on immigration issues related to employment matters and advises on immigration due diligence and risk management in matters regarding corporate mergers, acquisitions, restructuring and startups.

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Podcast: 2023 Health Policy Outlook – Diagnosing Health Care

In this episode of the Diagnosing Health Care Podcast:   With the recent midterm elections changing the composition of Congress, and the Biden administration’s first opportunities to advance its policy priorities from the very beginning of the rulemaking process, what are the key health care developments to watch out for in 2023?

Epstein Becker Green attorneys Ted Kennedy, Jr.; Alexis Boaz; and Philo Hall discuss the current landscape of health care policy from both the legislative and regulatory perspectives and analyze which key health care issues may arise.

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From Pro Football to the Practice of Law: Marc-Olivier Brouillette’s Experience

Numerous lawyers did not take the direct route from high school to their call to the Bar. Such is the case for Marc-Olivier Brouillette who, before donning a legal robe, wore the uniform of the Montréal Alouettes.

With simplicity and openness, he narrated his story in an interview for Droit devant, a series of podcasts put together by the student union of the University of Montréal’s law school. Click here to listen to “Le droit et le sport”.

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