How extensive is the vaccine roll out in your jurisdiction? How quickly will advisors and their clients need to understand the key questions involved with the vaccine as a workplace panacea?

The vaccine rollout is extensive here. Across the US and in California anyone over the age of 12 can get vaccinated, and there are vaccines available. They initially were distributed through government centres, then through large pharmacies and now almost every pharmacy in the country has access to vaccines. The full vaccination rate is somewhere […]

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How will the vaccine roll out in different jurisdictions impact cross-border businesses? What will professional advisors need to ensure best practice and governance are carried out?

Figures shared by the WHO show that most European countries are in the same situation regarding the vaccine roll-out. They also show that only 10% of the global population has been vaccinated so far. This means that travel will only be possible again in certain countries and most will still have restrictions in place. This […]

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gunnercooke wins on UK law in cross-border case for taxpayer

Challenger law firm gunnercooke has won a cross-border case in favour of the taxpayer, its client Andreas Rialas, in a contentious litigation with HMRC. The case, which was taken to the Upper Tribunal (Tax and Chancery), was won on UK law. Points argued included EU laws in relation to freedom of establishment.  gunnercooke Partners and […]

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Bacciardi and Partners establishes its Spanish Desk

Bacciardi and Partners has recently established its Spanish Desk composed by partner Andrea Russo and associate Laura Arpaia, who have extensive experience working in Spanish-speaking jurisdictions in European and Latin American Countries. The establishment of the Spanish Desk responds to the need to meet the growing demand for services in support of internationalization operations to […]

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OK at Work: COVID-19 State of Emergency Orders are Being Terminated

On this week’s episode of OK at Work, Sarah Sawyer and Russell Berger discuss what is in store for employers now that most states, including Maryland, are in the process of eliminating COVID-19 restrictions. In Maryland, Governor Hogan announced that most COVID-19 restrictions will conclude on July 1st with any remaining orders ending 45 days later.  Employers are wondering: what […]

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New DOL Proposed Rule Reverses Course on Treatment of Tipped Employees

On Monday, June 21st, the Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“NPRM”) that would alter regulations interpreting who is considered a “tipped employee” under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) yet again.  Specifically, the NPRM proposes (1) to withdraw the dual jobs portion of the Final Rule promulgated in December 2020; and (2) a […]

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Burke Costanza & Carberry LLP joins IR as the exclusive Employment Law (Corporate) Member in Indiana

IR Global, the world’s largest exclusive network of advisory firms is delighted to introduce Schuyler D. Geller of Burke Costanza & Carberry LLP. Schuyler has joined IR as our exclusive Employment Law (Corporate) Member in Indiana. Schuyler D. Geller is a member of the firm’s litigation and business practice groups where he represents businesses and individuals […]

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Recent Case Makes Clear that Guardians in Maryland Cannot Change Beneficiary of Life Insurance Policy of Ward Without Prior Court Order

There is a saying that is common among guardianship attorneys, namely: “When in doubt, let the Court sort it out.”  In other words, if the guardianship statutes or rules do not specifically allow you to do something, get a court order blessing your action in advance.  The recent case of United Bank v. Buckingham, 472 Md. […]

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Fredrikson & Byron Foundation Funds Small Business Recovery Microgrant Program

The Fredrikson & Byron Foundation funded and launched the Small Business Recovery Microgrant Program with administrative support from Neighborhood Development Center (NDC). The program provides financial support to small businesses impacted by damage sustained from civil unrest that followed George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis last year. “Rebuilding our community started a year ago when lawyers […]

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Finally it’s arrived!

I appreciate that many of you wouldn’t have slept much last night, waiting in eager anticipation for today’s AWIR and a succinct commentary on the Government’s recently released discussion document titled ‘Design of the interest limitation rule and additional bright-line rules’. Well, I’ve managed to read through the lengthy 144 pages, although I started to […]

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State COVID-19 Regulations Multiply as Fed. OSHA Declines to Adopt General Industry COVID-19 Regulations

Well over a year after the pandemic began, federal OSHA has declined to adopt a set of COVID-19 regulations for general industry. Just yesterday, federal OSHA announced that it had “completed” the rulemaking process for the COVID-19 emergency temporary standard, which will only apply to healthcare industry employers.  This long awaited rule is expected to […]

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