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|Japan: Amendments to the "Ordinance for Enforcement of the Act on the Succession to Labor Contracts upon Company Split" etc.|
Yuichiro Mori, Yuto Watanabe; Jones Day;
October 25, 2016, previously published on October 2016Amendments to the "Ordinance for Enforcement of the Act on the Succession to Labor Contracts upon a Company Split" ("Succession Act Ordinance") and the "Guideline for Appropriate Implementation of Measures to be Taken by a Split Company or Succeeding Company Related to the...
|Japan: Increasing Litigation Relating to Article 20 of the Labor Contract Act|
Yusuke Hanada, Yuichiro Mori; Jones Day;
October 25, 2016, previously published on October 2016Article 20 of the Japanese Labor Contract Act ("Article 20"), which was enacted in April 2013, prohibits employers from establishing unreasonable differences between the working conditions of fixed-term employees and indefinite-term (namely, permanent) employees, taking into account the...
|Australia: Supreme Court Upholds Validity of a Six-Month Restraint to Prevent Senior Executive Commencing Employment with Competitor|
Claire Goulding, Adam Salter; Jones Day;
October 25, 2016, previously published on October 2016The Supreme Court of New South Wales recently considered an application for an interlocutory injunction by an employer who sought to prevent an employee commencing employment with a competitor company by relying on a restraint clause in his contract of employment.
|Australia: Fair Work Commission Rules that Redundancy Payments Must Take into Account Prior Casual Employment in Certain Circumstances|
Claire Goulding, Adam Salter; Jones Day;
October 25, 2016, previously published on October 2016In a surprising decision that is likely to have far-reaching implications, the Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission ("Commission") has ruled that, in calculating redundancy payments, the employee's period of continuous service must take into account certain periods of prior casual...
|Federal Trade Commission Releases Long-Awaited Report on Patent Assertion Entities|
Joseph M. (Joe) Beauchamp, Greg Lanier, David M. (Dave) Maiorana, Sasha Mayergoyz, Geoffrey D. (Geoff) Oliver; Jones Day;
October 19, 2016, previously published on October 2016Three years after initiating an extensive sector study under section 6(b) of the FTC Act, the Federal Trade Commission has issued its report on the activities of patent assertion entities ("PAEs"). The report, titled Patent Assertion Entity Activity: An FTC Study ("PAE Report"),...
|U.S. Government Streamlines Encryption Export Controls|
Chad O. Dorr, Laura Fraedrich, Michael P. (Mike) Gurdak, Fahad A. Habib, D. Grayson Yeargin; Jones Day;
October 13, 2016, previously published on October 2016On September 20, 2016, the United States made life a little easier for companies exporting products containing certain types of encryption. The U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security ("BIS") amended the Export Administration Regulations ("EAR") to, among...
|Ohio Supreme Court Decision Clarifies Mineral Rights in Utica and Marcellus Shale Plays|
Kevin C. Meacham, John P. Miller, Roy A. Powell, Jeffrey A. (Jeff) Schlegel, Jeffery D. (Jeff) Ubersax; Jones Day;
October 13, 2016, previously published on October 2016Many states have "dormant mineral" legislation providing for the transfer of severed mineral interests to the surface owner if the mineral owner does not develop the minerals or take other action manifesting an intent to preserve his interest over an extended period of time, typically 20...
|Increases in U.S. Sanctions Related to Russia and Ukraine Signal Continued Pressure|
Sean Thomas Boyce, Laura Fraedrich, Michael P. (Mike) Gurdak, Fahad A. Habib, D. Grayson Yeargin; Jones Day;
October 12, 2016, previously published on October 2016The United States sent a clear signal last month that it remains committed to sanctions against Russia by naming many new individuals and entities to restricted parties lists. On September 1, 2016, the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control ("OFAC") designated...
|Weathering the Storm: Five Tips for Maximizing Insurance Recoveries for Hurricane Matthew Losses|
Edward M. (Ed) Joyce, Jason B. Lissy; Jones Day;
October 12, 2016, previously published on October 2016With Hurricane Matthew having pummeled certain islands in the Caribbean and much of the southeastern seaboard of the United States, businesses will soon look to secure insurance recoveries for the estimated billions of dollars in property damage and business income losses left in its wake. While...
|What Should I Call My Underwear? A "Brief" Analysis of the Strength of Trademark|
Timothy P. (Tim) Fraelich, Mary Alexander Hyde, Carrie L. Kiedrowski; Jones Day;
October 11, 2016, previously published on October 2016A recent, clever commercial for Fruit of the Loom "Breathable Underwear" (click on the link to view video) concisely illustrates a common problem encountered by the marketing departments of many companies when it comes to selecting a new trademark. The commercial begins with two men who...