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Carey Olsen | March 2024

Succession of digital assets in Guernsey What are digital assets? The term "digital assets" does not yet have a legal definition in Guernsey but it can broadly be understood to mean any asset that is represented digitally or electronically.[1] Digital assets include: cryptocurrencies; NFTs; social media accounts; photos, audio files and video stored in the cloud; reward cards/loyalty programmes; online bank accounts; email accounts; eBooks; websites ...

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP | March 2024

On March 8, 2024, just days before it was set to take effect, U.S. District Judge J. Campbell Barker of the Eastern District of Texas vacated the National Labor Relations Board’s (“NLRB’s”) recent rule on determining the standard for joint-employer status. The NLRB issued the rule on October 26, 2023. It established a seven-factor analysis, under a two-step test, for determining joint employer status ...

Violence in the workplace is something all employers prohibit and try to prevent. Healthcare employers have a tougher time, because the violence often comes from patients. How do you best protect workers while still providing needed patient care? There are no federal laws addressing this issue, so some states have stepped in. Recently, Texas joined states like California in enacting statutory protections against workplace violence directed at healthcare workers.[1] Texas S.B ...

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP | March 2024

Expanding its ability to detect and pursue security incidents, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) finalized an amendment to the Safeguards Rule[1] on October 27, 2023 requiring non-banking financial institutions to report certain data breaches. By extending this data privacy protection to customers of all financial institutions, this amendment demands fintech firms across the country revisit their cybersecurity and incident-response policies. I ...

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP | March 2024

At any hour, your company is vulnerable to cybercriminals aiming to cripple your operations. The repercussions are vast, from productivity loss to compromising sensitive information, which erodes trust with customers and employees alike. The financial toll and reputational harm can be severe and lasting. Whether facing a widespread assault or a precise strike, these attacks are escalating in frequency, sophistication and financial impact ...

Shoosmiths LLP | March 2024

Following chancellor Jeremy Hunt’s Spring Budget speech made on 6 March 2024, legal experts at law firm Shoosmiths share their views on the announcements ...

Plesner | March 2024

The use of AI systems and chatbots by employees and employers is gaining more and more foothold at workplaces. It is relevant for the employer to be aware of the regulation applicable to employees' use of AI systems and chatbots and to ensure that the employer's own use of AI systems takes place within the applicable regulation in terms of employment and personal data law. Use of AI Systems by Employees AI systems and chatbots are useful tools for employees ...

    Author: Samiron Borkataky (Partner) and Srishti Kanwar (Senior Associate) On January 30, 2024, the Ministry of Women and Child Development released the National Minimum Standards and Protocol for Crèches (Operation and Management) (“NMSPC”). The NMSPC provides a comprehensive framework for setting up and managing crèche facilities and seeks to ensure quality childcare services by standardizing and institutionalizing care practices ...

Carey Olsen | March 2024

Carey Olsen advises XBTO Global on acquisition of Stablehouse and XBTO International Stablehouse is a digital asset custody and trading platform that helps institutions mitigate risk with security, insolvency remote protection and regulatory compliance, and its combined acquisition together with XBTO International by XBTO Global allows the group to provide integrated and comprehensive digital asset services through a single platform ...

Carey Olsen | March 2024

Carey Olsen advises certain sellers in GFL Environmental's secondary offering The selling shareholders, which included BC Partners, GIC, Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Board, Poole Private Capital, LLC, and entities affiliated with HPS Investment Partners, LLC, collectively agreed to sell 21,000,000 subordinate voting shares at the public offering price of US$34.45 per share in a fully underwritten secondary transaction. RBC Capital Markets, LLC and RBC Dominion Securities Inc ...

Lavery Lawyers | March 2024

At a time when the pandemic is continuing to have repercussions and we are experiencing a severe labour shortage, the educational childcare sector is facing unprecedented challenges. These circumstances have led to a reassessment of the standards relating to the presence of qualified childcare staff with children ...

Shoosmiths LLP | March 2024

Previous European data protection laws only covered controllers of personal data. From 2018 processors can be fined and pay compensation for data breaches in their own right. Is this happening, and what can we learn about managing data processing risks? Looking at GDPR enforcement in the UK and EU, you would be forgiven for thinking that new liabilities for data processors since the advent of the General Data Protection Regulation in 2018 has not made much difference ...

Shoosmiths LLP | March 2024

As digital platforms continue to dominate, the gig economy provides jobs that enable flexible working. This article seeks to explore the recent state of play regarding gig-economy working in the UK, and how employers can comply with their obligations. What is the gig-economy? The gig-economy reflects the labour market in which typically short-term jobs are carried out over digital platforms by individuals who can fit such work around their other commitments ...

Shoosmiths LLP | March 2024

With Mother’s Day approaching this Sunday, a day seen by many as one to celebrate and recognise fantastic, supportive, loving motherly figures, it is for others a day full of challenges and sadness ...

Shoosmiths LLP | March 2024

In our second article in the series focusing on discrimination in the workplace, we consider race, one of the nine protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010, including what the term covers and what issues commonly arise in the workplace. What is race? Race is defined in the Equality Act 2010 as including colour, nationality and ethnic or national origins ...

Shoosmiths LLP | February 2024

Practise What You Preach  Governance + Compliance Magazine Joanne Sear, Principal Associate Barrister, Shoosmiths February 2024 Companies in the legal services industry may be advising clients on the risks and opportunities around corporate responsibility, but are they living up to those recommendations? For more than a decade, corporate responsibility (CR) has been a key risk and opportunity for businesses ...

Shoosmiths LLP | February 2024

On 22 February 2024, The Equality and Human Rights Commission published their first guidance on menopause in the workplace (the Guidance). This is a welcomed move in the right direction, but it remains to be seen how far this will change things in practice ...

Shoosmiths LLP | February 2024

Employers are likely to have experienced some of their employees losing a baby before the 24 week mark. Employees may have been open about it with their employers; others may not have been especially if their pregnancy was in the early stages. The Government has just launched a new scheme for parents who experience a loss of pregnancy before 24 weeks. The scheme went live at 9am on 22 February 2024 and allows parents in this situation to request a baby loss certificate ...

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