International

 

  • Sour View Of Lawyers From Multinational Corporate Group

    A jaundiced take on the legal profession from its purported origin as a loose association of medieval scribes, in an age when few could write, to an ignoble present, “preying on the insecurity of someone trying to...

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  • International Labor Standards In The Global Economy

    Over a period of years trade unions have exercised pressure on multinational companies to sign international framework agreements. IFAs are negotiated between a global union’s federation and a corporation to apply to the company’s global operations, often...

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  • Developments In International Employment Law

    Employment law is high on the agenda of many governments worldwide. This Today’s General Counsel article looks at these developments in three international jurisdictions: The United States, China and Europe. A key pending issue in the U.S....

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  • Supreme Court Changing Where You Can Be Sued

    In three decisions over the past five years, the Supreme Court has curtailed the power of U.S. courts over out-of-state and international defendants by restricting both general and specific jurisdiction. Litigation is being routed to where the...

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  • Big Fines, Early Lessons, From The GDPR

    The two biggest fines ever imposed under the General Data Protection Regulation were leveled by the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office in July. Both dwarfed the €50 million ($56.3M) imposed by France against Google in January.

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  • GDPR One Year Later

    This year in May marked one year since the implementation of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation. There had been a brief informal grace period, but that has expired and enforcement has begun. In this Today’s General...

    • Posted 3 months ago
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  • New York Chef Rails Against Seed Patents

    The chef and co-owner of two New York restaurants bemoans concentration in the seed industry and the power now wielded by the few remaining behemoth companies. (In the interest of disclosure, he adds that he’s also “co-founder...

    • Posted 3 months ago
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  • Survivors Of London High-Rise Fire Are Suing In Philadelphia Court

    Survivors and relatives of victims of the Grenfell Tower high-rise fire in London are suing in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas. The fire, in which seventy-two people died, was fed by an updraft blamed on the...

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  • Huawei Banished? Private Right-Wing Venture Wants to Fill The Space

    The business plan of a proposed 5G company, called Rivada Networks, would be dependent on a U.S. government contract that would give it access to unused Department of Defense bandwidth which it could then sell, splitting the...

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  • Trump’s Hard Line Includes Business Immigration

    Media attention on President Trump’s immigration policy tends to focus on illegal border crossing. But Trump also has called for a big reduction in legal immigration and has specifically targeted U.S. businesses that hire foreign professionals. This...

    • Posted 4 months ago
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