New York Employers: Check Your Compliance with Workplace Posting Requirements

Now that the New Year is underway, employers should ensure that required messaging about employee/workers’ rights is up to date and conforms with federal, state, and local law.

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Video: Forecasting Employment Law in 2023 – Employment Law This Week

As featured in #WorkforceWednesday:  This week, we outline a few of the key trends in employment law for the new year.

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How to secure software patents in Greece

Software patentability remains a tricky issue, raising questions about a computer program’s inventive step and technical characteristics. However, a deep dive into the applicable legislation provides much-needed clarity for rights holders in Greece.

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Leading Trademark & Brand Protection Lawyer Joins RCCB

Philadelphia, PA, January 3, 2023 – Royer Cooper Cohen Braunfeld LLC (RCCB), a law firm offering a distinctive combination of practical business acumen, legal expertise and entrepreneurial passion, announced today the addition of Senior Counsel Nancy Rubner Frandsen. She will be a member of the firm’s Intellectual Property Group effective January 3, 2023.

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Newsletter – November 2022

I. EDITORIAL – EFFECTS OF THE INCREASE IN THE REFERENCE INDEXING RATES OF CREDIT CONTRACTS FOR THE ACQUISITION OR CONSTRUCTION OF PERMANENT HOME OWNERSHIP; PLATFORM OF CESSATION OF CONTRACTS

The month of November was characterised, in legislative terms, by the publication of the Decree-Law no. 80-A/2022, of November 25, which established measures to mitigate the effects of the increase in the reference indexing rates of credit contracts for the acquisition or construction of permanent home ownership and by the publication of the Ordinance no. 284/2022, of November 28, which approved the functionalities of the “Contract Cessation Platform”. Read more…

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e-legal® Article – The New Version of the Competition Legal Regime

I. Introduction

The Law no. 17/2022, of August 17, (the “Law”) transposed into national law the Directive (EU) 2019/1 of the European Parliament and of the Council, of 11 December 2018, which aims to empower the competition authorities of the Member States to apply the law more effectively and to ensure the proper functioning of the internal market.

In this regard, the Law has changed:

i) The Competition Legal Regime (the “Legal Regime”), approved by Law no. 19/2012, of May 8; and

ii) The Statutes of the Competition Authority. Read more…

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CSA UPDATES REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS FOR CRYPTO TRADING PLATFORMS OPERATING IN CANADA

On December 12, 2022, in the aftermath of recent developments in the crypto market and in the wake of the FTX exchange collapse, the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) announced a number of changes to strengthen its approach to oversight for crypto trading platforms operating in Canada (“CTPs“). On August 15, 2022, the CSA announced that all CTPs operating in Canada while taking steps to seek registration are required to sign undertakings which included terms and conditions consistent with requirements currently applicable to registered platforms. The CSA’s December 12, 2022 update is designed to further enhance its previous commitment made on August 15, 2022 relating to the regulation of CTPs.

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A Brief Guide to Shareholders’ Agreements

A shareholders’ agreement is a private agreement between shareholders which determines the manner in which shareholders exercise their rights with respect to the shares in the company or the rights attached to the shares in the company.

The law governing companies incorporated in Cyprus is the Companies Law Cap 113 (the “Companies Law”), which covers a vast amount of territory, including how companies must be formed, operated and kept in proper order. Anyone who buys shares in a company will, in the absence of a shareholders’ agreement, purchase them subject to the relevant law. This has the effect of creating a binding, ‘statutory’ contract between the shareholders. This statutory contract is more formally known as the “Articles of Association” which give detailed instructions on how the company will operate. Read more…

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Employee Benefit Considerations When Making Workforce Modifications

As economic conditions remain uncertain, many employers are taking a look at reducing costs and potentially making changes to their workforce. Apart from a myriad of concerns relating to employment laws, workforce modifications will also trigger certain Internal Revenue Code (Code) and Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) considerations affecting employee benefit plans and programs. Because these rules are so complex and highly dependent on the facts and circumstances relating to workforce changes, employers should work with ERISA counsel in advance of making any workforce changes to better prepare for how such decisions impact employee benefit plans rules and regulations. Below are some high-level issues to consider. Read more…

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For Compete’s Sake! Delaware Court Declines to Enforce Sale-of-Business Restrictive Covenants

“Courts disfavor restrictive covenants.” This statement has become axiomatic in employment law, and it has never been truer. In the past several years, judges in various jurisdictions have cast an increasingly critical eye on agreements that purport to restrict employees’ ability to work elsewhere once they leave their jobs. It has also been clear that courts will more readily enforce restrictive covenants that a company owner signs in connection with the sale of their business. A recent decision by a Delaware court, however, seems to undermine this latter truism. Read more…

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