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Dentons Boosts Rankings in 2015 Edition of Legal 500 US
The 2015 edition of The Legal 500 US recognizes 24 Dentons practices and 75 lawyers, recommending six new Dentons groups, including the Firm's Government Relations, Energy, Environmental, Commercial Litigation and International Tax practices.
University of Alberta awards Dave Hancock, Q.C. with honorary doctor of laws
Dentons congratulates Dave Hancock, Q.C. who received an honorary doctor of laws from the University of Alberta in recognition of his service to the Province of Alberta. As Alberta’s 15th premier, Dave devoted the last 17 years in public service in several key ministerial portfolios, as well as serving as Government House Leader for 16 years.
Dentons Poland Startup Program
Dentons Poland Startup Program is targeted at young Polish entrepreneurs in the new technologies sector. The uniqueness of the program is demonstrated by the way it operates, in that the participants are offered support individually tailored to their requirements and capabilities, while at the same time having access to the resources of a major global law firm.
Dentons adds Health Care Policy Advisor in Washington DC
Dentons announced that Jenifer Healy joined its Public Policy and Regulation practice as a senior managing director. Healy has focused her robust Capitol Hill experience on national and global health care initiatives, most recently serving as Health Counsel to Senator Bob Corker.
Milestone Law amending Feed-In Tariff in Ukraine
On June 4, 2015, the Ukrainian parliament adopted Draft Law on Introduction of Changes to Certain Laws of Ukraine with respect to Securing Competitive Conditions for Production of Electricity from Alternative Energy Sources, No. 2010-d of 19.05.2015.
Students: Starting Your Career in Law
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David Allgood joins Dentons as Counsel
Dentons is pleased to announce that David Allgood is joining our Firm as Counsel. Based in our Toronto office, David will be working closely with our clients and internal teams across Canada and around the world.
Constitutional Court of Azerbaijan Rules on Legality of Loans Denominated in Foreign Currency
One consequence of this move was that loans granted by local banks to local customers in foreign currency became more expensive, because the Azerbaijani Manat was weakened by 25 percent. This raised a question of whether foreign currency denominated loans between Azerbaijani residents were even constitutional.
The fairness test
The use of compulsory powers by acquiring authorities to secure regeneration of their towns and cities is on the increase, and for those whose interests are subject to CPO there is almost a tacit acceptance that for sensible proposals the confirmation of a CPO is an inevitability, met equally sometimes with an arrogance by the promoting authority and developer that that will be the case.
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Dentons’ Global Employment and Labor Group includes over 200 lawyers, spread across our offices, who regularly represent management in connection with employment and benefits related litigation, corporate and governmental investigations, executive compensation and counseling projects. With our global presence and contacts, we are one of only a few firms that can provide multinational businesses with a coordinated solution to all their employment and benefits needs throughout the world.
Our employment and labor lawyers are known for their creative, business-savvy counseling skills and, when necessary, their results-driven, highly successful litigation practice. Dentons represents local and multinational businesses with respect to the full range of workforce-related issues and matters, including those listed and linked below.
In addition to concentration in certain industry sectors, we have collective, extensive experience representing employers in all industry sectors, including:
The global reach, consistent high quality, and efficiency of our Global Employment and Labor Group make Dentons uniquely qualified to provide both local and multi-national businesses with a comprehensive and effective employment and labor solution.
Nine of our women lawyers were highlighted across multiple categories in the "Leading Women Lawyers" edition of Leading Lawyer Magazine, a monthly publication that highlights top legal practitioners in Illinois. Read more
Ten Firm practices were included among Law360's lists of the Top 100 largest global practices, with five earning top-five rankings. The Real Estate, M&A and Insurance practices were each ranked fourth in their respective categories, while the Restructuring, Insolvency and Bankruptcy practice and the Environmental and Natural Resources practice were ranked fifth in the Bankruptcy category and the Environmental category, respectively. Firm practices also earned spots among the top 25 in the Securities and White Collar, Competition, Employment, IP and Product Liability categories. Read more
Dentons Poland has won the Book of Lists 2013 ranking in the Law Firm category. The honor was formally announced at a gala event on 18 June in Warsaw. Read more
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The last version of a bill concerning amendment to the Labor Code has just been accepted by the Parliament. The new regulation shall enter into force 6 months after its adoption, i.e., probably in the first quarter of next year. Fixed-term contracts are highly popular among employers; hence we recommend analyzing the main regulations of the new law in advance, as they introduce significant changes with respect to the conclusion and termination of fixed-term contracts. Read more
Does your business engage independent contractors? If so, the Wage and Hour Division (WHD) of the US Department of Labor (DOL) is putting you on notice that your business may be in the agency’s cross hairs. In a 15-page “administrator’s interpretation” issued on July 15, 2015, WHD Administrator David Weil made clear that his agency, which in large part oversees the enforcement of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), views “[m]ost workers” as “employees” under the FLSA. Read more
The recent cascade of lawsuits filed against media and entertainment companies by unpaid interns raises questions for employers regarding the criteria for compensation of "employees" under the US Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and state labor law.
On July 2, 2015, the Second Circuit Court of Appeal weighed in on the issue, adopting a "primary beneficiary" test while still leaving the door open to individualized inquiry requirements which are usually fatal to class and collective action certification efforts.
Dentons' Employment and Labor practice examines the important takeaways for employers to help you navigate this complicated area of the law. Read more
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Education commentators suggest that there has been a deliberate expansion of the expectations that education employers have of their teacher employees. Reliance is often placed on teachers' professional status, with employers using this as a basis for the expansion of teachers’ duties. Read more
A company's workforce is one of its most valuable assets. If a team of employees is poached by a competitor, it can have a devastating effect on a company's ability to carry on business and service its clients. Read more
Dentons advised Rio Tinto in the sale of its subsidiary ECL, specializing in design and installation of equipment for primary aluminum production, to Fives, a French industrial engineering leader in the aluminum sector. Read more
Dentons announced today that Agnieszka Fedor has joined its Warsaw Employment Law Practice as a counsel from WKB Wierciński Kwieciński Baehr which Fedor founded. Read more
Dentons Kyiv has been ranked a leading law firm in five categories in the latest edition of Ukrainian Law Firms 2015: A Handbook for Foreign Clients (“ULF”). The five practices that were named among the top five in Ukraine were: Agribusiness, Corporate/M&A, Energy and Natural Resources, Labor and Employment and Restructuring and Insolvency. Read more
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