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W.T.O. Decision Authorizes The U.S. To Impose $7.5 Billion In Tariffs On E.U. Products

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019

On October 2, 2019, the World Trade Organization (“W.T.O.”) announced that the U.S. can impose $7.5 billion in tariffs annually on products of the European Union (“E.U.”), in retaliation for the E.U. illegally subsidizing its large civil aircraft manufacturer, Airbus. In anticipation of this decision, the U.S. prepared two lists of tariff provisions on which […]

We Have 5 Generations in the Workforce—Oh My!

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019

By Joanna Massey, President & CEO, JDMA Inc. For the first time ever, we have five generations in the workforce. Not surprisingly, this is leading to a lot of misunderstandings and miscommunications. We may all be speaking the same language, but we have very different attitudes, opinions and lifestyles. It makes it difficult to navigate relationships […]

Curiouser and Curiouser – A Brexit Political Update

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019

By Mark Callaghan, Associate | Littler Earlier this year, we wrote about the state of Brexit negotiations in the United Kingdom, and concluded that “with just over a month to go until Brexit takes effect” it was still “bewilderingly unclear” what form Brexit would take and how exactly employers should prepare. Six months on, and […]

USTR Announces Additional Exclusions

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019

On September 27, 2019, the U.S. Trade Representative (“USTR”) announced that 203 additional product descriptions will be excluded from the Section 301 trade remedies imposed on Chinese-origin products. The 203 exclusions consist of 92 product descriptions from Tranche 1 and 111 product descriptions from Tranche 2. This latest set supplements the exclusions the USTR previously […]

The Toy Association’s Pasierb Meets with EU Commissioner for Economic & Financial Affairs

Tuesday, October 1st, 2019

The Toy Association joined an intimate dinner conversation on September 24, arranged by the European-American Chamber of Commerce New York featuring Pierre Moscovici, the European commissioner for economic & financial affairs, taxation & customs. Commissioner Moscovici provided insights about the achievements of the outgoing EU Commission and reflected on key priorities under the next mandate in terms […]

Sauli Niinistö, President of Finland is visiting the US

Tuesday, October 1st, 2019

“We all have to accelerate our efforts. Reduce our emissions, increase our carbon sinks. We cannot afford to wait for others to move first. The climate crisis calls for leaders, not just followers.” – President Niinistö on Twitter On Monday, 23rd September, President Sauli  Niinistö spoke at the Climate Action Summit, hosted by UN Secretary-General António Guterres. On Tuesday, […]

An Office in New York. A Bridge to Europe.

Tuesday, October 1st, 2019

Why should a Benelux law firm have an office in New York? For NYC-based partners Elizabeth van Schilfgaarde and Jad Nader this question is a no-brainer: “Twenty percent of the firm’s turnover originates in the United States. New York City is an ideal location for promoting the firm, and having an office here allows us […]

DOL Issues Final Regulations for Salary Cutoff Amount for Overtime Exemption

Monday, September 30th, 2019

By Steve T. Ball | Holland & Knight The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) on Sept. 24, 2019, issued its final overtime rule as it relates to the salary amount that employees must be paid in order to meet the salary basis requirements for exemption from overtime pay. (See Holland & Knight’s previous alert, “Be Prepared for […]

Vulcan Insight | Analysis of the latest EU Developments 20-27 September 2019

Friday, September 27th, 2019

Key Events This Week Supreme Court rules on Boris Johnson’s suspension of Parliament The Supreme Court has unanimously ruled that Boris Johnson’s prorogation of parliament was unlawful. The court ruled that the decision itself to prorogue parliament was unlawful as it had “the effect of frustrating or preventing the ability of parliament to carry out […]

Attention Old(er) People… Change or Die

Thursday, September 26th, 2019

By Joanna Massey, President & CEO, JDMA Inc. With millennials expected to comprise at least half of the workforce by 2020, and Gen Z becoming an ever-larger percentage of employees every year, the key to ensuring inter-generational corporate harmony is education. Senior executives, who mostly comprise the Silent Generation, Baby Boomers and Gen X, must firmly […]