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Friday, 22 January, 2021

Biden Administration Announces Immigration Policy Changes: What You Need to Know

On his first day in office, President Biden signed 17 executive orders. MORE.

Thursday, 21 January, 2021

Ohio Enacts Important Changes to the Civil Rights Law

On January 12, 2021, Ohio enacted House Bill 352, the Employment Law Uniformity Act (ELUA) to improve Ohio’s employment discrimination laws. MORE.

Thursday, 21 January, 2021

General Counsel Controversy Erupts, and New NLRB Chairman Appointed

What a difference a day can make.  On the first day of the Biden administration, the President gave the General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board until 5 p.m. to resign or be fired.  GC Peter Robb (R) declined to do so. MORE.

Thursday, 21 January, 2021

SPACs – Taking the Markets and M&A World by Storm

Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs) took the IPO and merger and acquisition world by storm in 2020. SPACs raised $80 billion in 2020, more than all traditional IPOs combined. MORE.

Thursday, 21 January, 2021

The Evaluator: 2021 Valuation Analyses

A California appellate court has affirmed a trial court decision that upheld the Los Angeles County Assessor’s reassessment of a property, which was subject to a transfer between a corporation and a Trust that owned all of the voting stock in the corporation. MORE.

Thursday, 21 January, 2021

Flexible Spending Account Changes

The 2021 Consolidated Appropriations Act, signed into law on December 27, 2020, gives employers the option to significantly increase the flexibility of employees’ health and dependent care flexible spending accounts (FSAs). MORE.

Tuesday, 19 January, 2021

More States Legalize Marijuana on Election Day

According to the latest Gallup Poll, 68% of Americans support legalizing marijuana. MORE.

Monday, 18 January, 2021

Electronic signatures and virtual executions: A Real Estate update

I have previously written about how real estate transactions can make use of electronic signatures. MORE.

Monday, 18 January, 2021

BC&C quintet are admitted as Solicitors

There were scenes of celebration at the High Court on Saturday when five members of Boase Cohen & Collins’ legal team were formally admitted as Solicitors in Hong Kong. MORE.

Friday, 15 January, 2021

New and Improved TSX-V Capital Pool Company (CPC) Program Rules

On January 1, 2021, the rules governing the TSX Venture Exchange’s capital pool company (“CPC”) program were significantly changed and improved for the first time in many years. MORE.

Thursday, 14 January, 2021

Court allows private law claim for recovery of expenses

Modern life (particularly in the context of the welfare state) is full of overlapping obligations, which vary in terms of priority: if one party fails to discharge its liability, another’s liability kicks in. MORE.

Wednesday, 13 January, 2021

California Requires Child Abuse Training and Reporting For Supervisors and HR Managers

California’s Child Abuse and Neglect Report Act (CANRA) requires individuals who are statutorily defined as “mandated reporters” to report known or reasonably suspected child abuse or neglect to law enforcement personnel and social service agencies. MORE.