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Many “independent contractors” may now be “employees”

USA - July 17 2015 On July 15, 2015, the U.S. Department of Labor issued an Administrator's Interpretation regarding the application of the Fair Labor Standards Act

New proposed Senate Bill calls for EB-5 Program changes

USA - June 9 2015 On Friday, a bill was introduced in the Senate by Senators Leahy and Grassley to totally revamp the EB 5 Program. It is noteworthy that Senator Leahy

Leasing restrictions of condominium and townhome associations

USA - January 17 2012 Board members of Illinois condominium and townhome associations have always been concerned about the number of units which are leased in the association

Homeland Security’s “Johnson letter” Chinese EB-5 agents response and concerns

China, USA - May 21 2015 This report discusses the results of my recent trip to China and the response from Chinese marketing agents regarding recent issues involving both

2010 amendments to the Illinois Condominium Property Act

USA - January 13 2011 2010 saw relatively little new legislation directed at condominium associations, and only two amendments to the Illinois Condominium Property Act ("ICPA") were enacted

Restrictive covenant update: don’t forget to establish your legitimate business interest!

USA - July 27 2015 Let's consider the following scenario. Executive is hired by an employer and signs a standard restrictive covenant agreement. Executive is later

Many “independent contractors” may now be “employees”

USA - July 17 2015 On July 15, 2015, the U.S. Department of Labor issued an Administrator's Interpretation regarding the application of the Fair Labor Standards Act

Fair Labor Standards Act proposed revisions just released

USA - July 1 2015 The U.S. Department of Labor just released its highly anticipated proposed revisions to the "white collar" exemptions to the Fair Labor Standards Act

Supreme Court rules that licensor of toy Spider-Man web shooter cannot charge royalties after patent expiration

USA - June 24 2015 The Supreme Court on June 22, 2015, ruled 6-3 in favor of Walt Disney Co.'s Marvel Entertainment LLC against the inventor of a Spider-Man web

Intellectual property newsletter - vol. 1, 2015

USA - June 19 2015 In a short but unanimous decision that may have far-reaching consequences, the Supreme Court determined that trademark “tacking” is a factual issue