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United States: Asked and answered, IRS expands medical condition exception to include US days...

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In brief Up until now, the medical exception to the substantial presence test has been limited only to medical conditions arising while such individual was...

United States: FTC Sends Warning Letters to US and Foreign Companies Regarding Unsupported COVID-19...

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In brief The Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") sent warning letters to ten companies in recent days, instructing them to cease making any claims that their...

United States: The Reopening Playbook: What US Employers Should be Thinking About Right Now

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With signs that the virus is peaking in the US, and with some state Shelter-in-Place Orders scheduled to be lifted in the coming weeks,...

United States: Short Time Compensation (Work Share) Programs – Are They Right for You?

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OverviewAs the COVID-19 pandemic continues to wreak havoc on the global economy, United States employers are continuing to examine ways to reduce costs while...

Australian Government Announces Temporary Changes to Foreign Investment

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Many employees are now telecommuting due to the COVID-19 outbreak. In our previous blog post,we discussed employers’ potential withholding issues as a result of...

United States: Material adverse effect in the uncertain world of COVID-19

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COVID-19 has spread throughout the world at devastating speed, causing unprecedented lockdowns and quarantines in numerous countries, disrupting global supply chains, and plunging capital...

US: Distressed M&A – A Road Map for Potential Buyers of Distressed Businesses in...

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In this type of market environment, one or more of the following scenarios may apply:The target needs to consummate a sale quickly because...

United States: Podcast: Telehealth and COVID-19: US Privacy Changes and Considerations

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In this episode of Connect On Tech, your host Brian Hengesbaugh is joined by Amy de La Lama, a partner in our Chicago office....

United States: What Do Emerging State Privacy Laws Really Mean for B2B Companies?

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Although CCPA has held the spotlight most recently, many other states have either released new or revived old data privacy and protection bills that...

Further Update on Foreign Investment in Australia

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With the COVID-19 pandemic quickly spreading across the globe and forcing entire countries to shut down all but essential services, businesses in all sectors...
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