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Are you available on Saturdays, and what’s your preferred deity?

Are you available on Saturdays, and what’s your preferred deity?

Title VII prohibits discrimination against applicants for employment on the basis of their religion. Accordingly, during the hiring process, an employer generally shouldn’t inquire into an applicant’s religious denomination or practices, including asking questions about the religious holidays she observes. Title VII also requires employers to reasonably accommodate employees’ and ... Read More »

As from January 2015 – new amendments to the Civil Code of the Republic of Lithuania, which extend the requirements for notarial form of transactions.

As from January 2015 – new amendments to the Civil Code of the Republic of Lithuania, which extend the requirements for notarial form of transactions.

Lithuanian Parliament adopted amendments to the Civil Code (Project No. XIIP-248 (2), limiting the possibilities for initiating false fraud-related criminal offenses and aligning the provisions of the Civil Code with the introduction of the euro in Lithuania. Together with the aforementioned changes in the Civil Code, laws amending the Law ... Read More »

Employers do not have to allow unacceptable workplace behavior due to a disability

Employers do not have to allow unacceptable workplace behavior due to a disability

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA, ADAAA) and Rehabilitation Act, which incorporates most of the ADA standards, prohibit discriminating against employees based on their disabilities.  Indeed, with the ADAAA amendment, recent court decisions have broadened the scope of what is considered a disability, as well as what steps an employer must take ... Read More »

Federal Design-Build Bidding Reform: DOD Caps Design-Build “Short Lists”

Federal Design-Build Bidding Reform: DOD Caps Design-Build “Short Lists”

Did you know that bidders on federal design-build contracts spend, on average, roughly $260,000 just to participate in the procurement process? Concerned that the high price of admission is dissuading qualified contractors from bidding, legislators recently enacted several reforms intended to make the bidding process more efficient. Among them is ... Read More »

Be careful with the registration of authorised representatives at the Chamber of Commerce using form 13

Be careful with the registration of authorised representatives at the Chamber of Commerce using form 13

The main rule with regard to a public limited liability company (N.V.) or private limited liability company (B.V.) is that the board is authorised to represent it; the representative power is in addition vested in the directors, individually or jointly. In addition to the directors, also holders of a power ... Read More »

The European passport for legal entities

The European passport for legal entities

Directive 2012/17/EU regulates the efforts to increase cross-border access to published data of companies. This means that the national trade registers of the Member States will in due course (after full implementation of this Directive) be interconnected. This interconnection via a central platform (the European e-Justice portal site) will make ... Read More »

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