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May 2, 2013

Key Changes Introduced in the Brazilian Arbitration Law

Key Changes Introduced in the Brazilian Arbitration Law On May 26, 2015, Brazil amended its arbitration law (nº 9,307/96) to expressly permit the “public administration” (i.e., companies owned by the state, government agencies) to be bound by arbitration agreements. The new law (nº 13,129/15) states that the public administration, as well as private parties, may […]

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May 2, 2013

Hut ab: Mützenpflicht für Piloten diskriminierend

Hut ab: Mützenpflicht für Piloten diskriminierend Neben den immer wieder im Fokus stehenden Lokführern sind auch Piloten eine Berufsgruppe, die vermehrt im Zusammenhang mit arbeitsrechtlichen Themen auf sich aufmerksam macht. Aufgrund ihrer hervorgehobenen Stellung rufen Streiks, wie sie die (nur) ca. 5400 Piloten der Lufthansa und ihrer Tochterunternehmen für die Beibehaltung des bisherigen Übergangsrentensystems im […]

Opinions
May 2, 2013

New Brunswick New Jersey’s Paid Sick & Safe Leave Law Goes Into Effect

New Brunswick New Jersey’s Paid Sick & Safe Leave Law Goes Into Effect On December 17, 2015, the City of New Brunswick passed its own paid sick leave ordinance, making it the eleventh municipality in the State of New Jersey to require paid sick leave. The ordinance becomes effective on January 6, 2016, but employees […]

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May 1, 2013

So You Need A New Board Member: Legal Concerns When Filling Vacancies

So You Need A New Board Member: Legal Concerns When Filling Vacancies For better or worse, elected municipal officials (such as school board members) are sometimes unable to complete their term of office, and thus boards of education are faced with having to fill vacancies. Here is a brief primer of legal considerations that may […]

Opinions
April 29, 2013

Amendments to the Antimonopoly Regulation in Kazakhstan

Amendments to the Antimonopoly Regulation in Kazakhstan On 5 May 2015 the President signed the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan “On Introduction of Amendments and Additions to Certain Legislative Acts of the Republic of Kazakhstan on Natural Monopolies and Regulated Markets” No. 312-V (the “Amendments”). The Amendments came into force on 18 May 2015 […]

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April 29, 2013

SawStop Dismissal Explained: Opinion Crosscutting SawStop’s Antitrust Lawsuit Released

SawStop Dismissal Explained: Opinion Crosscutting SawStop’s Antitrust Lawsuit Released Judge Claude M. Hilton of the Eastern District of Virginia recently issued a Memorandum Opinion following up on his June 27, 2014 order (on which we previously wrote here and here) dismissing the complaint filed against the power tool industry by SawStop, LLC. To recap, according to the February 2014 complaint, […]

Shows
April 28, 2013

Bill to Amend Florida’s Unclaimed Property Act Regarding Unclaimed Insurance Benefits Moves to Senate Floor

Bill to Amend Florida’s Unclaimed Property Act Regarding Unclaimed Insurance Benefits Moves to Senate Floor On January 19, the Florida Senate Banking and Insurance Committee approved a Senate bill (“SB 966”) that would modify Florida’s existing Unclaimed Property Act (the “Act”) requirements regarding unclaimed insurance benefits. The bill would substantially impact insurers’ unclaimed property reporting […]

Opinions
April 28, 2013

2013 Employment Law Growing Pains

2013 Employment Law Growing Pains Every year there are developments in employment law that challenge accepted norms of practice and require creative workable solutions.  In particular 2013 had several areas that caused some of these “growing pains,” including the NLRB’s oversight of social media policies that employers adopt to address technological advances, EEOC’s guidance on […]

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April 27, 2013

California Court Puts the Deep Freeze on Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Class Action

California Court Puts the Deep Freeze on Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Class Action A putative class of plaintiffs filed suit against ice cream maker Ben & Jerry’s, alleging that labeling several of its frozen confections “all natural” when they contained alkalized cocoa made with artificial alkali constituted various violations of California statutory and common […]

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April 25, 2013

Trump Goes A Rockin’: Neil Young Comes A Knockin’

Trump Goes A Rockin’: Neil Young Comes A Knockin’ Donald Trump, the New York real estate mogul and self-proclaimed business genius, just kicked off his campaign for the Republican Presidential nomination at Trump Tower in Manhattan to the tune of Neil Young’s Rockin’ In The Free World. Risky business, Mr. Trump. Just recently, musical artists […]

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