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You’ll be sent a termly briefing via email detailing updates to guidance, case law, policy, and links to relevant news, reports and publications. The federal opportunity zone program (26 U.S.C. Sec. 1400Z et seq., the “OZ Program”) provides tax benefits to encourage private investment in economically distressed areas. More than 8,700 census tracts, located in every state, Washington, D.C., and five U.S. territories, were designated as opportunity zones.

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This regulation introduced several significant changes to the sector with regards to subjects such as local shareholding requirements. OJK Revokes Stimulus Package for Insurance Companies and Pension Funds On 31st August 2015, the Financial Services Authority issued several circular letters as a stimulus policy package to minimise the detrimental effects of unstable global financial conditions on the insurance and pension fund business sector. New Implementing Regulation on Personal Data Protection The Minister of Communication and Informatics has issued Regulation No. 20 of 2016 on Personal Data Protection in Electronic Systems which became effective on 1st December 2016. The regulation provides new measures to the current personal data protection provisions in Indonesia. Restrictions on Contractors in the Indonesian Oil and Gas Sector There are a number of rules for Production Sharing Contract (“PSC”) Contractors in Indonesia’s oil and gas sector, including those on the export of production, currency exchange and the transfer or disposal of development rights.

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A recent Ofsted report on SEND provision found that families experienced “long waiting times and high levels of bureaucracy with the education health and care plan process”. At the Child Law Advice Service , we receive a significant number of education queries from parents and carers of children with SEND who are struggling to navigate the system. Issues that we regularly advise on include reports of significant delays in the system and the notable gap between supply and demand of school places.

  • A practice’s corporate structure can have significant tax and asset protection as well as exit strategy implications.
  • However, Circular 24 does not provide a specific basis for the revocation of domain names under a decision on administrative sanctions from the Inspectorate of Ministry of Science and Technology which most frequently rules on IP violations related to domain names.
  • Until this happens, many children with SEND will continue to be let down and miss out on vital support.
  • The EEOC advances opportunity in the workplace by enforcing federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination.

As part of efforts to check the spread of the virus, the Indonesian government has implemented a policy of Large-Scale Social Restrictions (Pembatasan Sosial Berskala Besar or “PSBB”), requiring most businesses to cease or at least pare down activities. Indonesian Omnibus Bill – Changes to Labor-Related Sectors The Indonesian House of Representatives recently passed the Omnibus Bill on Job Creation (the “Omnibus Bill”). Indonesian Omnibus Bill – Changes to the Halal Products Law The Indonesian House of Representatives recently passed the Omnibus Bill on Job Creation (the “Omnibus Bill”). The stated aim of the Omnibus Bill is to bolster investment and create jobs by streamlining regulations and simplifying the licensing process to improve the ease of doing business in Indonesia.

Meanwhile, the California legislature has proposed amendments to its existing automatic renewal law that would impose more stringent requirements addressing cancellations and trial programs. However, companies offering automatic renewal programs are not without defenses, and a number of recent court decisions have provided new defenses against these lawsuits. View our short round-up on the recent construction law update webinar, where our team of legal experts provide bite-sized reviews with a focus on some of the contractual and payment challenges for the construction industry. This session will highlight a number of upcoming pensions changes which will impact on businesses and on future corporate activity or refinancing over the next twelve to eighteen months. We will also include developments and current themes in employment law arising from the pandemic, and look ahead to potential future developments including the end of the Brexit transition period.

Mr. Wichern is a recognized expert on the dangers of heroin and the prescription drug epidemic and routinely speaks to healthcare organizations, pharmacies and providers to identify methods to better safeguard their practices and reduce the professional and operational risks emanating from these threats. He was the first to develop CME programs addressing MAT and pain prescribing safeguards, federal regulatory and DEA compliance, credentialing and drug destruction. Mr. Wichern has been a guest lecturer on medical prescriber safeguards to audiences nationwide. Planning for a comfortable retirement ranks as a top of professional financial objective and source of stress.

This is a key schedule which sets out a list of named “central government contracting authorities”. Central government contracting authorities are subject to a lower threshold for supplies and services contracts – £122,976, as opposed to sub-central authorities, which are not expressly listed in Schedule 1 and for which that threshold is £189,330. For example, the guidance confirms that employers should consult with their workforce regarding hybrid working proposals and that different arrangements could be needed depending on the role and individual needs. Last week’s publication by the Charity Commission of a summary of the responses received from charities, umbrella bodies and professionals to its recent draft guidance on “responsible investment” confirmed that charities are going to have to wait until next year at least for its finalised guidance on this topic. For more information on this latest development, click here to read Ben Hardiman’s article.

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Offer information on and access to COVID-19 testing.Employers must provide information to all employees on how they can obtain a test for COVID-19. Within one business day, notify employees and employers of subcontracted employees of any potential exposure. Many of the ETS provisions were previously mandated by state or local government orders, yet the ETS impose several new requirements on employers, particularly in the event of COVID-19 cases in the workplace.

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The pandemic has underlined the fact that children with SEND are not provided with the same quality of education as their peers. This legislation imposes requirements for human trafficking awareness and prevention in commercial lodging establishments, such as hotels, motels and inns. The operator of a commercial lodging establishment must require each of its direct employees to complete an annual human trafficking awareness and prevention training program, which includes guidance on how to identify at-risk individuals and report and respond. On February 13, 2020, the Ethiopian parliament approved the ratification of the 1958 New York Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards (the “Convention”). The Convention was adopted by the United Nations diplomatic conference on 10 June 1958 and entered into force on 7 June 1959. Ethiopia signed the Convention early on but stalled the ratification for more than 60 years.

Clinical psychologist and efficiency expert, Joseph W. Shannon, PhD, sets forth a way to assess time management proficiency and then discusses personal and external barriers to managing time effectively as well as practical, implementable techniques to overcome them. Areas explored include realistic goal setting, procrastination, task delegation, responding to multiple priorities, responsibilities, deadlines and people, and more. Testimony from treating physicians, the defendant doctor or medical experts can have a profound and even determinative impact on the outcome of a medical malpractice case. Most physicians will be called upon to play one of these roles at deposition or in the courtroom. Veteran defense attorney, Frederick Cummings, Esq., offers valuable insight into the purpose of such testimony, the ways in which it can be used to help or hurt the defendant doctor, as well as techniques for optimizing witness efficacy and pitfalls which can undermine it. Mr. Mandell holds a bachelor’s degree from Harvard University from which he graduated with honors, a law degree from the UCLA School of Law where he was awarded the “American Jurisprudence Award” for achievement in legal ethics and earned his MBA from UCLA’S Anderson School of Management.