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Thursday, 22 October, 2020

If Employees Work Overtime, Employers Must Pay

In a recent class action proceeding which affected 31,000 CIBC customer service employees across Canada, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice has ruled that overtime premiums (i.e. 1.5 times an employee’s hourly rate) must be paid whenever overtime hours are required or permitted by an employer even if approval was not specifically granted prior to working the overtime hours. MORE.

Thursday, 22 October, 2020

IP and Brexit – what happens next

This Guide provides a summary of what is going to happen to intellectual property and related rights in the UK following Brexit at the end of the year. MORE.

Thursday, 22 October, 2020

Moot showcases emerging legal talent

Colin Cohen is impressed with the next generation of young lawyers across the region after acting as a judge in the 15th LAWASIA International Moot Competition. MORE.

Flexible Restrictions for Operations With Securities

On 10/19/20, the BCRA issued Communication “A” 7142 made more flexible certain restrictions for trading with securities, as follows MORE.

Tuesday, 20 October, 2020

Luxembourg v B and others – Striking the right balance?

Do the ends justify the means? In early October the CJEU delivered a landmark decision in the joint case of C-245/19 and C-246/19 of Luxembourg v B and Others – the ‘F.C case’. MORE.

Tuesday, 20 October, 2020

More on enforcement after Bresco

Previously our blog on Bresco v Lonsdale, available here reported on whether an insolvent party would be able to adjudicate a dispute. Long-story-short: the Supreme Court’s decision (welcomed by insolvency professionals) overturned the Court of Appeal’s decision that an adjudication in such circumstances would be an “exercise in futility”. MORE.

Assistance Program to Strategic Companies

On October 15, 2020, through Resolution No. 551/2020, the Ministry of Productive Development created the Assistance Program for Strategic Companies in the Liability Restructuring Process (“ PAEERP ”). MORE.

Tuesday, 20 October, 2020

Missed the FBAR Filing Date? You’re in Luck!

Due to an agency error, the due date to file a 2019 Report of Foreign Bank & Financial Accounts (FBAR)OK has been extended to October 31, 2020. MORE.

Monday, 19 October, 2020

Understanding Your Disclosure Obligations to Your Investors

A company and its management have an obligation to disclose all material information that a reasonable investor would want to know prior to making an investment in the company. MORE.

Saturday, 17 October, 2020

Maximum Penalties Imposed by the Polish Antitrust Authority

President of the Polish Antitrust Authority (UOKiK) imposed record fine of 29 billion zloty (around 6.5 billion euro) on Gazprom for gun jumping practice. MORE.

Employee Transfer: Innovative Solutions

Due to the Social, Preventive and Mandatory Isolation (ASPO) measures adopted in Argentina, many companies impacted by a decrease in their activities suspended employees, while others in the opposite situation had to incorporate new staff. MORE.

Friday, 16 October, 2020

New Philadelphia Construction Tax

Philadelphia City Council President Darrell Clarke introduced a bill yesterday that would levy a new tax on any (1) new construction of; or (2) improvement to any existing residential, commercial or industrial building in the City at a rate of $1.00 per $100 of “improvement” costs. MORE.