April 1, 2013

The Modern UK Slavery Act: Supply Chain Risk Management

The Modern UK Slavery Act: Supply Chain Risk Management The United Kingdom has a number of interesting ideas and policy initiatives. The UK Bribery Act was a strong statement against corruption, but remains unenforced. The United Kingdom has enacted the Modern Slavery Act, which imposes a number of new requirements on global companies. The Modern […]

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April 1, 2013

Third party arbitration funding gets support in Hong Kong

Third party arbitration funding gets support in Hong Kong The Law Reform Commission of Hong Kong recently published a Consultation Paper recommending that the Arbitration Ordinance should be amended to expressly permit third party arbitration funding along with appropriate ethical and financial standards for funders. Third party funding arrangements are usually motivated by a party’s […]

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March 31, 2013

Failure to provide an Ounce of ADA Compliance is worth a Pounding by the DOJ – What you can learn from the DOJ’s settlement agreement with Starwood and The Phoenician

Failure to provide an Ounce of ADA Compliance is worth a Pounding by the DOJ – What you can learn from the DOJ’s settlement agreement with Starwood and The Phoenician The Department of Justice (DOJ) continues to make the hospitality sector a target for enforcement of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Starwood Hotels and […]

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March 30, 2013

Teacher With Fear of Children Not Entitled to ADA Accommodation

Teacher With Fear of Children Not Entitled to ADA Accommodation The Americans with Disabilities Act requires employers to provide reasonable accommodations that allow a disabled employee to perform the essential functions of the job. However, not all accommodation requests are reasonable. The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals recently rejected a claim by a teacher with a mental […]

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March 29, 2013

Internal Revenue Service Issues Stern Warning To Non-Compliant Taxpayers With Offshore Holdings

Internal Revenue Service Issues Stern Warning To Non-Compliant Taxpayers With Offshore Holdings Just one day after the October 15 deadline for filing personal income tax returns on extension, the Internal Revenue Service issued a strongly-worded warning to non-compliant taxpayers: take action now to fix your problem, or face serious consequences. At the same time, the IRS […]

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