ILN Today Post
May 4, 2020
Given the current scenario in our country, it is necessary to reinforce our system to encourage the use of electronic means in government procedures, whereby the National Government has enacted Law No.144 on 15th April, 2020 that modifies and includes articles of our Law No.83 of 2012.
This mandatory regulation will be applied gradually and progressively in accordance with the schedule of the National Authority for Government Innovation (AIG). To this end, the AIG will collaborate with the different public entities, to gradually establish a standardized document management system. for the public sector. Read more…
April 17, 2019
In this edition of our newsletter for the public sector, you’ll find a great recipe for Easter, an interview with Stefan Grun, Executive Manager – Marketing & Communications, VicHealth and wrap up the federal budget.
October 26, 2018
Welcome to the second issue of Hall & Wilcox’s newsletter for the public sector, Public Law.
June 15, 2018
Welcome to the first issue of Hall & Wilcox’s quarterly newsletter for the Victorian Government, Public Law.
ILN Today Post
February 20, 2018
The utilization by local governments of public-private deals, otherwise known as public-private partnerships or P3s, continued to grow in popularity over the course of 2017. We expect that popularity to continue as more and more local governments become familiar with and experience the benefits of such projects.
ILN Today Post
September 8, 2017
A common and regular concern faced by employers is the practice of resignation without notice by their employees and consequent disassociation without providing adequate time for due and proper handover. The question which the employers then face is, do we have the right to deduct amounts as payment in lieu of the unserved notice period from the outstanding wages of such employees?
An assessment as to the ability of an employer to deduct outstanding salary in lieu of unserved notice period is a mixed question of fact and law. First of all, it requires an assessment of whether the employee is employed in a corporate office or in a factory or in any other industrial establishment, as that determines the applicability of the relevant legislations. This assessment is also based on determination of the role and responsibility of the concerned employee, his/her salary, place of employment and several other related factors.
February 20, 2014
President Barack Obama’s budget, which will be released on March 4, will scrap his previous offer to cut cost-of-living increases in Social Security and other benefit programs – an offer that had been central to his debt-reduction plan. The scrapping of this proposal reflects a pivot for the president away from the issue of debt reduction.
The cost-of-living reductions had long been a source of controversy between the White House and Congressional Democrats who strongly opposed the proposal. The news that Obama will drop the provision comes just after a Democratic Congressional retreat where party leaders planned their 2014 strategy.
January 16, 2014
The omnibus appropriations bill crafted by Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) and Rep. Harold Rogers (R-KY) sailed through both chambers this week. On Wednesday, the House passed the measure, which provides funds for all 12 appropriations bills, by an overwhelming bipartisan vote of 359 to 67. On Thursday night, the Senate followed suit, passing the bill by a vote of 72 to 26.
The omnibus appropriations bill passage is a rare moment of bipartisanship in what has become a deeply divided and dysfunctional Washington. Senator Mikulski praised the process, which has given some hope that the parties and the chambers can work together on other issues:
January 9, 2014
As many as 1.3 million long-term unemployed Americans lost benefits when Congress failed to extend legislation covering those who have been jobless for more than six months at the end of last year. Democrats in the Senate have made passing an extension of these benefits their first order of business since returning to work this week.
Early in the week, the Sen. Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) secured the 60 votes necessary to bring the unemployment insurance extension legislation authored by Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV) and Sen. Jack Reed (D-RI) to the floor. The prospects of Senate approval of the bill seemed good until negotiations began over how to pay for this extension of benefits.
October 17, 2013
Government shutdown ends/debt default avoided
On Wednesday, a deal was finally struck to end the government shutdown and avoid defaulting on our debt. The deal, brokered by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), passed the Senate by a margin of 81-18. Tea Party conservatives like Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), while voting against the bill, did not attempt to stop the Senate from considering it.