Redundancy after furlough: key considerations for employers

The extended flexible Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (commonly called the furlough scheme) is due to end on 30 September 2021. The scheme has been a lifeline for many businesses throughout the pandemic and as we get closer to its discontinuation, businesses should consider how they will manage employees and whether they may need to restructure […]

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TEMPORARY ENTRY INTO THE CANADIAN LABOUR MARKET – IMMIGRATION LAW SERIES – NEW BOOK RELEASED

It is exciting to announce that our book “Temporary Entry into the Canadian Labour Market” is now available to readers who are seeking to learn all about the various categories and requirements pertaining to a foreign national’s temporary entry into the Canadian labour market. Writing this book alongside Stephen Green, Cristina Guida and Peter Salerno […]

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Which business sectors will be most affected by the vaccine roll out and why? Will employers be allowed to have access to this sensitive information and how will that have an impact on employment law

The pandemic will have an impact on the retail industry because we can see this shift to online shopping. After restrictions have lifted shopping centres will still remain empty. It will be very difficult to bring people back to out-of-town shopping centres in particular. This has coincided with the shutting down of many related businesses […]

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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?

The vaccine roll out in other jurisdictions has a massive impact on our economy. The more you see, for example in the United States, the vaccine roll-out spread across the country, you can see that people are more willing to travel, so airlines are more willing to put on flights. And we’re so dependent on […]

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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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Here Come the Child Tax Credit Payments: What You Need to Know

The first advance payments under the temporarily expanded child tax credit (CTC) will begin to arrive for nearly 39 million households in mid-July 2021 — unless, that is, they opt out. Most eligible families won’t need to do anything to receive the payments, but you need to understand the implications and why advance payments might […]

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Conducting Company Resolutions Correctly: Part 2 – Ordinary Resolutions

The decision-making rules and procedures that companies must follow are set out in the CA 2006 as well as in the company’s articles of association. Some companies also set out additional or clarify procedures in a shareholders’ agreement therefore, it is important to refer to all relevant documentation to ensure compliance. This article (the second […]

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Tax Implications for Vacation Homes Classified as Personal Residences

Do you own a vacation home? If so and you rent it to third parties, you may be confused about the federal income tax rules that apply. Confusion is especially common if you changed your usage pattern during the pandemic. It may have caused your property to be classified as a personal residence — rather than […]

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Digital transformation

The Belgian chapter to Lexology GTDT : Market Intelligence – Digital Transformation volume, published by Law Business Research, December 2020 The 2020 edition of the “Digital Transformation” volume features discussion and analysis of emerging trends and hot topics on this subject within 16 key jurisdictions worldwide, providing a unique perspective on evolving legal and regulatory […]

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MIFID II and MIFIR | ESMA updated Q&AS on investor protection and intermediaries topics

On 29 March 2021 and on 28 May 2021, ESMA updated its Questions and Answers (“Q&As“) concerning investor protection and intermediaries topics under Directive 2014/65/EU of 15 May 2014 on markets in financial instruments (“MiFID II”) and Regulation (EU) 600/2014 of 15 May 2014 on markets in financial instruments (“MiFIR”). The updated version of the […]

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Indonesia Tech Deals Vol. I July 2021

The growing technology and digital economy market in Indonesia have been attracting many foreign and domestic technology investors from Venture Capital to tech company giants. There have been many major transactions in this sector and based on expert’s observation, the interests from investors are still going strong. Having said that, we compile herein the recent […]

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UPDATES TO CANADA’S TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS

As Canada’s first dose vaccination rate continues to climb above 70 percent, on July 19, 2021, Canada announced long-awaited changes to the border closure between Canada and the United States, which have been in effect from March, 2020. Today’s announcement, which followed a series of changes to the quarantine and testing requirements for fully vaccinated […]

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