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Carey Olsen | February 2024

18 Carey Olsen lawyers recognised in Chambers Global 2024 Guide The firm's Bermuda team has been ranked Band 1 for Dispute Resolution and Band 2 for Corporate and Finance and Insurance respectively, with one client stating that the team has "highly reliable partners with extensive knowledge" who provide "exceptional service and top-level responsiveness". In the BVI, Carey Olsen has also maintained its strong rankings in Corporate and Finance and Dispute Resolution ...

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP | February 2024

In a 2023 trip and fall case, the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida granted summary judgment in favor of Defendant Wal-Mart. Kozlowski v. Wal-Mart Stores E., LP, No. 5:21-cv-261-ACC-PRL, 2023 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 116861 (M.D. Fla. May 19, 2023). The plaintiff alleged that she tripped due to humps and ripples in a floor mat at the front entrance of the store ...

Carey Olsen | February 2024

Pleading failures and allegations of breach of good faith treated with the Utmost seriousness Background IHSL was Utmost's agent and sole distributor of insurance policies in the Cayman Islands, with the terms of the relationship governed by an agency agreement executed in 2016 (the "Agency Agreement") ...

Shoosmiths LLP | February 2024

Obtaining a medical report on an employee can be a sensitive and complex process. We set out our top tips for employers, including the key matters to include in the letter of instruction and the legal considerations they need to navigate. When to seek a medical report There are several situations where an employer might seek a medical report on an employee or prospective employee ...

Shoosmiths LLP | February 2024

Amazon France Logistics has been fined €32m in France for being “grossly negligent” about European data protection law when it comes to monitoring its workers. How can companies do the right thing by workers and by regulators? Employers have increasingly sophisticated tools to help them monitor their workers. Amazon’s  substantial recent fine from French data protection regulators shows that they don’t always get it right ...

Shoosmiths LLP | February 2024

One of the main features of the cryptocurrency market is how unpredictable it is - the value of cryptocurrencies can rise and fall sharply, depending on how investors feel about them or the social media hype around them at the time ...

Shoosmiths LLP | February 2024

Unexpectedly, Home Office guidance Employer’s guide to right to work checks has been updated to expand on the required steps for employers who are taking on an individual to carry out ‘supplementary employment’. It now helpfully gives clarification on what steps should be undertaken to ensure that right to work checks for this category of employees are done correctly ...

Shoosmiths LLP | February 2024

From Dominic Cummings to Nicola Sturgeon, 2023 was a noisy, headline-grabbing year for the UK’s public inquiry into the Covid-19 pandemic. What’s coming in 2024? And what does it mean for businesses? In terms of media exposure, the first full year in the life of the UK’s official Covid-19 Inquiry was a resounding success ...

Shoosmiths LLP | February 2024

Recent surveys have revealed the shocking statistic that 90% of breastfeeding mothers are forced to use a toilet or are not provided with a suitable space to express their breastmilk at work. We look at what employers can do to rectify this issue in order to offer the appropriate level of support to new mums. Returning to work following maternity leave can be a daunting prospect, particularly if this is the first time that an employee has been apart from their baby for long periods of time ...

Shoosmiths LLP | February 2024

Yesterday, Shoosmiths hosted an event by The Fashion Network titled ‘The Future of Social Commerce: Connecting Business with Community’. During this event we heard from fashion industry leaders on social commerce's transformative impact on fashion and FMCG ecommerce - in partnership with The Ecommerce Club ...

Simonsen Vogt Wiig AS | February 2024

Expanded employee definition (Section 1-8 of the Working Environment Act) The Norwegian Working Environment Act (WEA) has introduced a new definition of the term «employee» in Section 1-8: «In this Act, an employee means anyone who performs work in the service of and subordinate to another ...

ALRUD Law Firm | February 2024

Stay informed with the latest news ****on labour law****. ****Stay updated on the upcoming changes in labour legislation**** set to take effect in February-March 2024. These changes are crucial for accurate payroll calculation, keeping employment contracts up to date, and aligning HR management processes ...

Shoosmiths LLP | February 2024

From chatbots to ChatGPT, AI is transforming the way that businesses interact with consumers. Businesses should be mindful of the risks surrounding the use of AI when interacting with consumers. In this article, we offer practical guidance for businesses seeking to utilise this fast-emerging technology. AI and consumer law: the pros and the cons AI and consumer protection is not a one-sided story ...

Carey Olsen | February 2024

Carey Olsen Bermuda Band 1 in Chambers Global 2024 Clients praised the firm with a wide range of testimonials, noting its "highly reliable partners with extensive knowledge" who provide "exceptional service and top-level responsiveness". The latest Chambers' rankings add to Carey Olsen Bermuda's recent achievements with the firm also being ranked Band 1 in the Chambers High Net Worth Guide and the Chambers FinTech Guide ...

Carey Olsen | February 2024

Carey Olsen lawyers named among top private client advisers by Private Client Global Elite The Directory features the top 250 private client advisers in two categories, Tier 1 – Private Global Elite and Tier 2 – Private Global Excellence, as chosen by their peers within the private wealth industry ...

Krogerus | February 2024

2023 was largely characterised by macroeconomic volatility and heightened geopolitical tension. Due to this, many companies are now facing unexpected legal disputes after finding themselves or their contractual counterparties in distressed situations. Disputes Day 2024 will therefore focus on Disputes and Distressed Parties. The event will be organised on 19 March and it aims to provide practical insights to help companies navigate the complexities of legal disputes ...

On 23 June 2023, the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) issued Revenue Memorandum Circular (RMC) No. 71-2023 and Revenue Memorandum Order (RMO) No. 23-2023 to provide streamlined guidelines and the prescribed documentary requirements for the processing of value added tax (VAT) refund applications. The following significant amendments were introduced to the existing regulations outlined in this article ...

MinterEllison | February 2024

The transformational power of AI is set to redefine the modus operandi across various sectors, including healthcare. The life sciences sector in particular are already realising the benefits of AI. Their shared experiences offer other health organisations the opportunity to pre-empt some of the challenges associated with AI. The rapid and profound impacts emerging from AI advancements are truly staggering, leaving no room for delay ...

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