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Ally Law Members Meet In Shanghai

Ally Law members from around the globe congregated for their Annual General Meeting in Shanghai, China last week. Close to one hundred attorneys from Ally Law member firms on six continents met and discussed how to best anticipate and satisfy

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US DOL Issues New FMLA Employer Guidelines

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is a United States federal law requiring covered employers to provide employees job-protected unpaid leave for qualified medical and family reasons. (Among developed countries, accommodations the US legally requires for working parents are very

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The Czech Republic Gambles

The Czech parliament has approved new gambling legislation completely overhauling the existing 1990 Gambling Act. While the legislation still must be considered by the Senate of the Czech parliament, and signed by the Czech president, it is expected to become

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Massive Data Leak Impacts Taxpayers Linked To The UK

A large number of individuals utilise structures in offshore jurisdictions legitimately, e.g. for asset protection or succession planning purposes, and there is nothing inherently unlawful about doing this. The UK’s personal tax regime allows for the use of non-UK structures

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China Transitions From Business Tax to VAT

Effective May 1, 2016, China’s four-year transition from a business tax to a value-added tax (VAT) system will be complete. Those businesses still using 5% business tax will convert to different VAT rates.  The majority of business tax payers will

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Canadian Freedom Of Contract: Does It Have Limits?

Canadian courts have generally imposed minimal requirements on parties to a contract not to act arbitrarily and capriciously. The courts have used the language of good faith and reasonableness to strike a balance between freedom of contract and the law’s

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Hope For Employees Seeking U.S. Work Visas

The H-1B is a non-immigrant visa in the United States under the Immigration and Nationality Act, allowing U.S. employers to temporarily employ foreign workers in specialty occupations. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it received nearly 233,000 H-1B

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