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|New York City and New Jersey Enact New Employment Laws Affecting Pregnant Employees|
September 25, 2014, previously published by The Gavel - Wong Fleming Diverse Viewpoints in the Law on Winter 2013Starting January 30, 2014, employers doing business in New York City will have to comply with new legislation with respect to pregnant workers. The Pregnant Women’s Fairness Act, Local Law No. 78, which was signed into law by New York City Mayor, Michael Bloomberg, on October 2, 2013, takes...
|Fighting Procrastination in Legal Practice: Defining and Finding Your Role in the Cycle|
Meehan Rasch; Greines, Martin, Stein & Richland LLP;
August 15, 2014Let’s face it. Many of us struggle with initiating, sustaining, and completing work projects. As Berkeley Law professor Paula Samuelson notes, “We have all had the experience of facing a blank pad of yellow paper with an equally blank mind.” (Samuelson, Good Legal Writing: Of...
|Ohio Revises Durable Power Of Attorney for Health Care Law|
James R. Chriszt; Nicola, Gudbranson & Cooper, LLC;
August 15, 2014, previously published on Summer 2014Ohio recently revised the statute governing the durable power of attorney for health care to update several provisions and to cover certain issues that may arise involving guardianships. The changes allow for access to protected health information about the patient, regardless of whether the person...
|Compliance Through Ethical Attitude|
Kimberli Marie Poppe-Smart; Wroten & Associates, Inc.;
August 6, 2014, previously published on Summer 2014You've got attitude! Your organization's attitude is a critical component of how families, residents, prospective consumers, investors, communities, and oversight agencies perceive you. A nice building, new furniture, and fresh paint will not substitute for a compliant and ethical attitude.
|Legal Counsel May Now Represent Employers in 9(g) Visa Application Interviews|
Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP;
July 19, 2014, previously published on July 17, 2014Companies sponsoring foreign nationals for 9(g) Pre-Arranged Employment Visas may once again designate legal counsel to represent them during the visa interviews at the Bureau of Immigration. The Bureau has reversed a prior policy that prohibited counsel from appearing at interviews on behalf of...
|Lawyers must manage LinkedIn's features|
Brian J. Lamoureux; Pannone Lopes Devereaux & West LLC;
July 15, 2014Would you ever let someone you barely know design your next print advertisement for your law practice? Of course you wouldn’t. But, if you’re allowing your LinkedIn connections to endorse you for your “Skills & Expertise,” and adding this information to your profile...
|Cyprus Citizenship Scheme for Foreign Investors|
Andreas Demetriades; Andreas P. Demetriades Associates- Advocates,Legal Tax Consultants - Law Firm;
July 15, 2014Investors (non Cypriot citizens) and their families can acquire the Cyprus Citizenship by Naturalization, on the basis of the Decision by the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Cyprus dated 19 March 2014.
|Consultation on Annual Return|
Withers Bergman LLP/Withers LLP;
July 8, 2014, previously published on July 1, 2014The Charity Commission is looking to make better use of the annual return by obtaining more useful, easily accessible information to assist with its regulatory duties in verifying a charity’s information and identifying any issues which require closer examination.
|Charity Commission Investigates two Jehovah’s Witnesses Charities|
Withers Bergman LLP/Withers LLP;
July 8, 2014, previously published on July 1, 2014The Commission first opened a regulatory compliance investigation into Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society of Britain in July 2013. The Commission is now examining:
|New Guidance on CASL's Charitable Fundraising Exception|
David Spratley; Davis LLP;
July 3, 2014, previously published on June 6, 2014Our previous post about Canada’s pending anti-spam legislation (CASL) mentioned a key exception for charities: commercial electronic messages that are sent by a registered charity and whose primary purpose is to raise funds for that charity are fully exempt from CASL.