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Interns – to Pay or Not to Pay?

By Erin Kidd, McCabes

Employers need to understand the distinction between legitimate unpaid internships, which offer genuine work experience, and sham internships that exploit cheap (or free) labour, to ensure they do not fall foul of Australia’s workplace laws.

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How Best to Make Gifts to Children and Grandchildren for Education

By Herbert Fineberg, Offit Kurman

One of the most commonly asked questions we receive as estate and financial planners is how to make gifts to your children and grandchildren for education or other purposes. In December, everyone is focused on making gifts before year-end. Some of the most valuable tools for gifting include using items such as IRAs, Roth IRAs, 529 Plans and irrevocable trusts to hold gifts. All of the foregoing can be used for education.

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Criminal Compliance in Spain

By Jordi Pallarès, GRUP VILAR RIBA

What is a Criminal Compliance Programme? – A Criminal Compliance Programme is a tailor-made plan that seeks to identify situations that generate a risk of commission of criminal offenses and to prevent the commission of such criminal offenses both by the company itself and by its individual members.

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How to Prevent and Remedy Sexual Harassment in the Workplace (I)

By Katharine Batista, Offit Kurman

In 2017, we saw the “Weinstein Effect,” a deluge of women with their own stories of sexual harassment against men in positions of power has followed. The allegations implicate every industry; entertainment, media, hospitality, politics, law and finance. Now in 2018, what we are seeing is the response and employers need to determine what theirs will be.

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Choosing a Guardian for Your Children

By Linda Sorg Ostovitz, Offit Kurman

As they say, expect the unexpected in all situations. In the context of family lives, this means having a plan for your children in case something happens to you. Many shy away from the topic of estate planning, but it is an important issue to address.

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Contracts and Dispute Resolution in Sales of Goods to US Customers

By Charles S. Baldwin, IV, and Ryan C. Fairchild, Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard, LLP

So, you decided to sell your awardwinning goods in the US market and your talks with a US buyer, distributor or other representative (herein ‘Partner’) are going well. What are the key contract issues under US law that you and your Partner should be  discussing?

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Changes to the Temporary Employment Act (AÜG)

By Ingo Prang, KPP Steuerberatungsgesellschaft mbH

The reform of the Temporary Employment Act (AÜG) has been in force since 1 April 2017. The transfer of temporary employees into companies is subject to new legal regulations from then on. The aim of the reform is to prevent malpractice concerning temporary employment. Employee transfer (also called temporary employment) is on hand whenever the temporary worker is transferred by an employer (distributor) to a third party (borrower) for a limited period of time.

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