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|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.
|Charity Commission Investigates two Jehovah’s Witnesses Charities|
Withers Bergman 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:
|Consultation on Annual Return|
Withers Bergman 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.
|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.
|Canada's New Anti-Spam Legislation: What Does It Mean for U.S. Nonprofits?|
Stuart P. Ingis, Tiffany M. Nichols, Michael A. Signorelli, Jeffrey S. Tenenbaum; Venable LLP;
June 24, 2014, previously published on June 2014Under Canada's new Anti-Spam Law (CASL), as of July 1, 2014, for-profit companies and nonprofit organizations engaged in marketing and fundraising campaigns from within Canada or to recipients in Canada must acquire prior "express consent" from recipients before sending commercial...
|Harassment and Discrimination in the Workplace: How Much Does It Really Cost Your Business?|
Kristian Bell; Collins & Lacy, P.C.;
June 12, 2014, previously published on January 2014HRMorning.Com released statistics regarding the real cost of bias and harassment in the workplace. According to the site, statistics show:
|Ontario Election Means More Delays for ONCA|
Sylvie Lalonde; Borden Ladner Gervais LLP;
June 11, 2014, previously published on June 2, 2014It is now old news that the Not-for-Profit Corporations Act, 2010 (“ONCA”) received Royal Assent on October 25, 2010. Although more than 3 years have passed since then, the ONCA is still not in force. Additional delays are now a certainty after the dissolution of the Legislative...
|Courts Clarify Important Limitations on Canadian Corporations' Capacity to Protect Directors Who Are Sued|
Lauren Dalton, Jasmine Samra; Blaney McMurtry LLP;
June 10, 2014, previously published on June 2014People who agree to become directors on the boards of Canadian corporations take on significant risks - for instance, the risk of being sued.