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Warning: New Proposition 65 Warning Regulations Taking Effect

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

A year from now, dramatic changes to California’s Proposition 65 warning regulations take full effect. The new regulations (formally published by the State in August 2016) significantly alter the “safe harbor” rules for...more

School Districts Taking Advantage of New H-1B Cap Exemption Regulations

by McNair Law Firm, P.A. on

With the increased focus on foreign language programs — particularly the popularity of immersion programs in which the foreign language is used for instruction rather than as the subject of instruction—schools districts are...more

Habla Inglés?

by Zelle LLP on

English has been called the “global language of business” because of its international significance. In 2014, a group of investigators studied the global influence of languages by looking for connections through translations...more

Conducting an Internal Investigation in the PRC? Protect Your Company From the Outset

by Kobre & Kim on

Requests by a company’s counsel to interview company employees as part of internal investigations into potential misconduct are commonplace. But when a U.S. company and its counsel seek to interview citizens working for the...more

Use of English in contractual documents between two French companies

by Reed Smith on

Two legal persons governed by French private law may, by mutual agreement, draft their contractual documents in the English language. On 30 May 2016, the Commercial Practices Review Commission (hereinafter the ‘CEPC’ –...more

Reminder to New Jersey Employers: Shortening the Law Against Discrimination’s Statute of Limitations is Prohibited

by Reed Smith on

Employers in New Jersey should be aware that a recent New Jersey Supreme Court decision invalidated a contractual provision that shortened the statute of limitations for bringing a claim for discrimination under the Law...more

German Court orders WhatsApp to provide consumers in Germany with T&Cs in German language

by Reed Smith on

In a press release dated 17 May 2016, the Federation of German Consumer Organizations (Verbraucherzentrale Bundesverband – vzbv) announced that on 8 April 2016, the Court of Appeal Berlin (Kammergericht Berlin; “Court”)...more

Public display of English trademarks in Québec: The saga continues

by Dentons on

On April 9, 2014, the Honorable Michel Yergeau of the Superior Court of Québec rendered a much-awaited judgment on the controversial issue of trademark displays in a language other than French....more

US: Courts' Deference to an Arbitration Award is not Without Limits

by DLA Piper on

As a matter of public policy, United States courts strongly favor alternative dispute resolution and show great deference to awards made by arbitration tribunals. However, a recent ruling by the US District Court for the...more

Successful Strategies for Doing Business in Asia: Thailand (Updated)

WHAT ROLE WILL THE GOVERNMENT OF THAILAND PLAY IN APPROVING AND REGULATING FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT? The Thai government regulates foreign direct investment by requiring foreign investors to obtain approval from the...more

Summary of Recent Precedential Trademark Trial and Appeal Board Decisions

From June through August 2015, the Trademark Trial & Appeal Board issued eleven precedential decisions. Over the course of the upcoming weeks, we will briefly summarize each opinion and a “take away” for brand owners and...more

OFCCP Expands The Available Languages For Its Complaint Form

On August 3, 2015, the Office of Federal Contractor Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”) released its employment discrimination complaint form in five additional languages. The complaint form, which is available on OFCCP’s website,...more

Internal Investigations: The Three C’s – Confidence. Credibility. Cost.

by Locke Lord LLP on

In this issue: - THE THREE C’S — CONFIDENCE, CREDIBILITY AND COST - WHO CONDUCTS THE INVESTIGATION? - SCOPE OF THE INVESTIGATION - MINDSET AT THE OUTSET OF AN INVESTIGATION - THE NEED FOR...more

Language barriers may increase approval for SSD benefits

by Howard Ankin on

Limited English use can severely limit job opportunities, especially for people who suffer from debilitating conditions. Fortunately, as any Oak Lawn disability lawyer could attest, English use is weighed during Social...more

A Matter of Interpretation — Ensuring the Reliability of the Record

by Planet Depos, LLC on

The memorialization of witness testimony is a process of precision. The court reporter makes a verbatim record of the questions asked and the answers given. The accuracy of the resulting transcript is the basis upon which...more

No Early Peek of Cross-Examination Documents - TD Ameritrade Holding Corp. v. Trading Techs. Int’l, Inc.

by McDermott Will & Emery on

Addressing patent owner’s challenge to the accuracy of the translation of a foreign language reference that was relied upon in a petition for covered business method (CBM) review, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s...more

Australia: High Court Decision - Registrability of foreign language trade marks

by DLA Piper on

Today [3 December 2014] the High Court handed down a decision in Cantarella Bros Pty Limited v Modena Trading Pty Limited, clarifying the test for inherent distinctiveness of trade marks, and giving clarity to the treatment...more

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