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This week, Prof. Dr. Alain Laurent Verbeke, a partner in Greenille by Laga, discusses the role conflict has to play in family dynamics.
Maples and Calder
The British Virgin Islands ("BVI") International Tax Authority ("ITA") has issued a set of guidance notes (the "CRS Guidance Notes") to assist in the interpretation of the OECD's Standard for Automatic Exchange of Financial Information in Tax Matters ...
Aitken Klee
On October 12, 2016 the Federal Court of Appeal released a number of judgments dealing with the circumstances in which a cross-referenced drug submission must readdress patents under the PM(NOC) Regulations.
Clyde & Co
Asserting a contract is void for fraud is not always enough to escape an agreement to arbitrate. In Haas v. Gunasekaram, the Court of Appeal for Ontario recently confirmed a clear preference for upholding arbitration agreements.
Stikeman Elliott LLP
With the publication of the Pipeline Financial Requirements Regulations in Part I of the Canada Gazette on September 29, 2016, the federal government provided pipeline companies...
Stikeman Elliott LLP
The Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) recently published an update on the implementation of transaction reporting for debt securities.
McMillan LLP
In our August 2015 Litigation Bulletin, we warned that the Ontario Superior Court decision in Haas v. Gunasekaram & Feng would create uncertainty over the scope and enforceability of arbitration clauses in shareholders' agreements and other contracts.
Nishith Desai Associates
Recently, the Delhi High Court allowed a petition seeking interim relief under Section 9 of the Act ("Petition") in a Singapore seated arbitration..
Fox Rothschild LLP
new national survey and report by Makovsky, entitled How Americans Make Energy Decisions – And the Sources and Channels They Trust the Most, has been recently released.
Brinks Gilson & Lione
On October 6th, 2016, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released a greatly anticipated study, the subject focusing on various Patent Assertion Entities' (PAE) business operations over a six year period.
Renee Phillips, Co-Head of Orrick's Whistleblower Task Force and a partner in Orrick's Employment Law & Litigation practice in New York, recently spoke with Compliance Week...
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
On Friday, October 14, 2016, CMS released the much-anticipated final rule (the "Final Rule") implementing the Quality Payment Program, mandated by the MACRA of 2015.
Carlton Fields
Foreclosure/Standing: foreclosing bank did not establish standing where it failed to submit evidence it was in possession of original note with blank endorsement at time of filing of foreclosure complaint...
On August 9, 2016, the Second Circuit affirmed a district court's dismissal of claims asserted by two groups of self-proclaimed "indirect purchasers" of aluminum products...
Thompson Coburn LLP
In a recent post about the rise in so-called "slack-fill" litigation, we discussed a California district court's dismissal of a highly publicized lawsuit...
Earlier this year, the Federal Circuit ruled en banc in Lexmark v. Impression, the most significant exhaustion ruling since the Supreme Court's Quanta decision.
Holland & Knight
Foreign involvement in U.S. politics and policies has been in the news recently, with allegations of foreign governments hacking into email accounts and releasing politically sensitive materials...
On September 29, 2016, California Governor Brown approved significant amendments to the 2012 California Secure Choice Retirement Savings Trust Act ("Secure Choice").
Holland & Knight
The U.S. DOE's Office of Indian Energy has announced its Notice of Intent for funding opportunities ranging from $50,000 to $1 million to maximize the development and deployment of clean energy and energy efficiency solutions in Indian Country.
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
Mergers and acquisitions create additional costs and complex accounting issues for government contractors. There are fees for accounting, legal, and business consultants.
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The Principal Act provides for the mandatory annual payment of bonus to eligible employees of establishments which employ 20 or more persons.
On 31 December 2015 the President gave his assent to certain amendments to the Payment of Bonus Act, 1965. The amendments have increased the wage threshold for determining applicability of the Act from INR 10,000 to INR 21,000 per month.
The latest amendment to the Payment of Bonus Act, 1965 ("Principal Act") has come into effect through the Payment of Bonus (Amendment) Act, 2015 ("Amendment").
By way of Ministerial Decision No. 1982 dated 6 April 2016, the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Labor issued new implementing regulations (the "New Implementing Regulations") to the Labor Law.
Khaitan & Co
Historically, the Hindu Succession Act, 1956 (HSA), did not confer any rights on a daughter to the ancestral property of her father.
Ropes & Gray LLP
As a result of these changes, millions of workers will lose their current FLSA-exempt status on December 1, 2016.
MahWengKwai & Associates
RPGT is a tax chargeable on the profit gained from the disposal of a property and is payable to the Inland Revenue Board. As such, RPGT is only applicable to a seller.
S.S. Rana & Co. Advocates
The Payment of Bonus Act, 1965 provides for the payment of statutory bonus to eligible employees. The bonus payable is to be determined on the basis of profits or on the basis of production or productivity of the establishment.
The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code passed by the Parliament is a welcome overhaul of the existing framework dealing with insolvency of corporates, individuals, partnerships and other entities.
Smith Gambrell & Russell LLP
Processing of H-1B extensions with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) continue to be extraordinary slow, at both the Vermont and California Service Centers.
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