Julie Taylor, senior associate at Gardner Leader Solicitors in Newbury, summarises the key developments in employment law expected this year: i) The EU General Data Protection Regulations The GDPR comes into force on May 25, 2018, and imposes new rules regarding the processing of personal data, particularly for consent, transparency and access rights. Ensure your business is ready by carrying out an audit of your data and reviewing the guidance published by the Information Commissioner’s Office. ii) The Gig economy In early February, the Government responded to the recommendations made by the Taylor Review published last summer which examined and consulted on modern working practices. The response announced the launch of four further consultations for employment status, agency workers, enforcement of employment rights and transparency within the labour market. The response also highlighted that a number of the Taylor Review recommendations would be taken forward. These … [Read more...] about Employment law: What’s new for 2018?
The Senate voted Tuesday to repeal and replace a 2012 state law that bars Pennsylvania from complying with federally approved anti-terrorism travel rules at airports and federal property.The 49-1 tally came on a bill that would allow PennDOT to create a new optional driver's license or non-driving identification card that satisfies a 2005 federal law known as the Real ID Act. Those who do not want a Real ID-compliant license can also use a passport under the bill.The Legislature and Gov. Tom Wolf have until June 6 to meet a federal deadline to begin complying with Real ID, or Pennsylvanians would face airline bans in 2018 and be prohibited from entering military bases and other federal buildings.Sen. Kim Ward, R-Westmoreland, reported anxious constituents. Parents are worried they will not be able to attend their children's boot camp graduations, she said, or go to work as contractors in federal facilities."I ask my colleagues for an affirmative vote," Ward said. They did, with only … [Read more...] about Pennsylvania moves closer to complying with Real ID law
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Christopher Muther Globe Staff March 01, 2018 As classes resume at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., this week after a shooting there left 17 dead, travel experts are carefully watching for a potential dip in the state’s tourism industry. David Hogg, a 17-year-old survivor of the shooting, is calling on college students across the country to boycott Florida as a spring break destination in an attempt to force the hand of legislators to enact tougher gun control laws. “Let’s make a deal DO NOT come to Florida for spring break unless gun legislation is passed. These politions (sic) won’t listen to us so maybe the’ll (sic) listen to the billion dollar tourism industry in FL,” Hogg posted to his Twitter account, which now has nearly 400,000 followers. The tweet has so far garnered 170,000 likes. Advertisement … [Read more...] about Can a travel boycott force Florida to toughen gun control laws?
Oh, the legal trouble Americans get themselves into when they're abroad."They dress immodestly," says Sheryl Hill, the executive director of Depart Smart, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving travel safety. "They bring banned medications. They make inappropriate gestures. I've heard it all."No joke. A few years ago, Qatar ran a campaign to remind tourists to dress modestly, in accordance with its Islamic laws. More recently, a Utah woman landed in a Mexican jail after bringing Sudafed on her Puerto Vallarta vacation.One of the most famous cases of cultural misunderstanding occurred in 1985, when five Americans were arrested outside the Vatican. Their crime? Making the signature gesture of the Texas Longhorn football team, a clenched fist with the index finger and little finger extended. It is an obscene gesture in Italy."All the rules change when you're in another country," Hill says.But there are ways to stay out of trouble, and steps you can take to help yourself if you … [Read more...] about Be aware of laws while traveling, or you’ll court trouble
Bui Nguyen Hung, director general of the Copyright Office, under the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, speaks to the newspaper New Hanoi about how Decree 22 will interpret changes made to the 2009 Law on Intellectual Property Rights. Mr. Bui Nguyen Hung What is new in Decree 22/2018/NĐ-CP on guidelines for some articles of the intellectual property law (IP) and law on amendments to the IP law 2009 in terms of the copyright and related rights as compared to the existing laws on IP rights? A key objective of Decree 22 is to supplement and revise some provisions contained in the current Law on Intellectual Property Rights to facilitate its on-the-ground implementation. Decree 22 has added three new articles relating to procedures through which an author’s copyrights and related rights can be re-issued, amended or repealed. The aim of the new articles is to create favourable conditions for organisations and individuals applying for the work’s intellectual … [Read more...] about Intellectual Property law changes