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Ogletree Deakins Boosts Employment and Benefits Capabilities in Indiana

Friday, November 15th, 2019

Ogletree Deakins, one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management, is pleased to announce that Scott Preston and Tiffany Hofmeister have joined the firm’s Indianapolis office as shareholder and of counsel respectively. Preston joins the firm from Jackson Lewis, where he was a principal and the Indianapolis office litigation manager. Hofmeister joins […]

Two Steps Closer to a College of Commissioners

Friday, November 15th, 2019

On Thursday 14 November, the final three Commissioner hearings were held in Brussels for the French, Romanian and Hungarian candidates. Thierry Breton (France) and Adina Vălean (Romania) were approved by the relevant European Parliamentary Committees, while Olivér Várhelyi (Hungary) was blocked pending further scrutiny. French Commissioner-Designate Thierry Breton has gained approval from MEPs for the […]

Growing your footprint overseas: Key considerations in Real estate

Thursday, November 14th, 2019

Having the right roof over your head is always a key consideration in business (and life!), but is particularly crucial when expanding into a new country. You want to be spending your time driving your expanding business forward and not worrying about whether you are in the right location and space for your business. Things […]

Justice Department Emphasizes Antitrust Enforcement Through Creations of Multi-Agency Antitrust and Bid-Rigging Strike Force

Wednesday, November 13th, 2019

By, Matthew D. Ridings, Norman A. Bloch, and Tom Mason, Partners of Thompson Hine, LLP The United States Department of Justice, along with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Department of Defense, U.S. Postal Service, and 13 U.S. Attorneys, announced last week the creation of the Procurement Collusion Strike Force (PCSF), which is designed to step […]

LNG Export: DOE Authorizes a New Business Model Under Its Small-Scale Export Rule

Tuesday, November 12th, 2019

By Howard L. Nelson, Kenneth M. Minesinger, and William Garner, Shareholders of Greenberg Traurig, LLP On Nov. 8, 2019, the Office of Fossil Energy (FE) of the Department of Energy (DOE) issued DOE/FE Order Nos. 4461 and 4462 (the Orders) authorizing GT client SpotX Energy, LLC (SpotX) to export domestically produced liquefied natural gas (LNG) […]

Markets Await Deal or Commitment to Less Tariffs

Tuesday, November 12th, 2019

By Amy Chin, Executive Director, Tempus FX The U.S. Dollar remained in tight ranges over the long weekend here in America as global markets are in dull wait-to-see mode. With earnings already reported and central bank action coming with no major changes, all eyes will be focused on trade headlines and any change in tension […]

Corporate Transparency Act: A New Regulatory Requirement for Business

Monday, November 11th, 2019

By Stuart M. Saft, Partner, Holland & Knight LLP The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Corporate Transparency Act of 2019 (HR 2513) by a vote of 249-173, including 25 Republicans, on Oct. 22, 2019. A companion bill is being reviewed by the Senate. The purpose of HR 2513 is to create a national database of the […]

It Isn’t about Money—Employee Activism Is Gaining Traction as Workers Speak out Against Employers

Wednesday, November 6th, 2019

By Joanna Massey, President & CEO, JDMA Inc. Labor unions in the United States are almost as old as the country itself. Having started as early as 1778, labor unions protect workers from abusive conditions, demand better pay, benefits, hours and safety. However, it was unthinkable—even just a few years ago—that individuals would speak out against […]

How To Properly Fire An Employee

Monday, November 4th, 2019

Termination should not be the first thing to come to mind when an employee is not entirely working out, but sometimes it does become necessary.

5 Techniques to Get You Ransomware-Ready

Monday, November 4th, 2019

Most of us have heard of “ransomware,” but what is it? Who does it impact? How can you protect your business? Think of ransomware as the smoke and mirrors of cyber attacks; the last ditch effort to take as much loot and valuable intel as possible before heading to the next victim. It’s an incredibly […]