FOLLOWING airstrikes on suspected chemical sites in Syria, Britain is bracing itself for a response from dictator Assad's major ally Russia. Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has warned the UK needs to be prepared for a Kremlin-directed cyber attack. Will Britain be hit by a cyber attack? The Foreign Secretary said UK intelligence agencies were taking “every possible precaution” to protect against online warfare. There are fears an attack would cripple the UK - striking hospitals, transport, water or energy supplies, banks and even air traffic control. Britain's spying agencies have been put on stand-by to hit back against the Kremlin if they launch a retaliatory attack for Britain’s role in the 105-missile blitz on the Russia-backed Syrian regime on Saturday. It came as intelligence insiders even warned that Russia’s revenge could come in the form of ‘kompromat’ – the release of embarrassing information on leading UK politicians … [Read more...] about Will there be a Russian cyber attack on the UK, what methods could be used and how would Britain respond?
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On July 17, 2017, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) issued a revised Form I-9. The new form must be used by September 18, 2017.The revised form has only one substantive change. A new List C Document was added as an acceptable document – a Consular Report of Birth for a U.S. citizen who was born abroad.The new I-9 form can be accessed here.Employers must maintain a completed Form I-9 on file for every employee on their payroll who was hired after November 6, 1986 and for terminated employees during the required retention period. The purpose of the Form I-9 is to require the employer to establish the employee’s identity and authorization to work in the U.S.Below is a helpful checklist that Sheppard Mullin developed to help employers better understand and comply with the I-9 process. I-9 CHECKLIST FOR ONBOARDING AND REVERIFICATION Form I-9Use the latest form dated 07/17/2017. It is mandatory … [Read more...] about USCIS Issues New I-9 Form: Commentary and I-9 Checklist for Employers
Are lawyers prone to anxiety, or is the pace of the profession the culprit? The ABA Journal’s Stephanie Francis Ward speaks with Will Meyerhofer, a psychotherapist who has also been a practicing attorney, to learn more about anxiety and get tips on how lawyers can manage and overcome it.Related articles:ABA Journal: “How lawyers can turn fear into an ally”ABA Journal: “32 of lawyers’ most common fears”Podcast TranscriptStephanie Francis Ward: You might think that panic, feelings of restlessness and sleepless nights are just a part of practicing law, but they’re also symptoms of anxiety, which is a significant health problem in the profession. I’m Stephanie Francis Ward, and on today’s Asked and Answered, we’re talking about how lawyers can address their anxiety in a healthy way. Joining me is Will Meyerhofer, a New York therapist who is also a lawyer. Hi Will, welcome to the show.Will Meyerhofer: It’s good to be … [Read more...] about What can lawyers do to manage and conquer anxiety? (podcast with transcript)
What does it mean to “tweet”? In 1972, the year of Michael Jackson's debut solo album and his chart-topping hit cover of Rockin’ Robin, the answer was easy—tweeting is what a robin does. But a networked person in 2011 would give a different answer. To “tweet” is to use the internet service Twitter® to broadcast a pithy message to your entire social network—a system useful for anything from organizing the overthrow of an oppressive regime, to informing the world that you are eating a sandwich … a really good sandwich. But when Twitter sought to register the term, which has become one of the most internationally recognized marks of our day, the application was denied.The denial was due to a prior service mark registration owned by Twittad, a company that provides advertising services on Twitter, for the tagline “Let Your Ad Meet Tweets.” Because the word “Tweets” in this phrase is a direct reference to Twitter's … [Read more...] about What’s in a Tweet?
Justice A.K. Ganguly yesterday raised the question ““what action has been taken by SC on an affidavit by a senior advocate alleging that several of Chief Justices were corrupt”? He was speaking to Rajdeep Sardesai on CNN IBN.Here are the excerpts of the interview: Do you feel that you have led down by your own fraternity in a sense?I feel that I have been treated very badly by the Supreme Court. Unfairly treated by the Supreme Court. Treated without jurisdiction and authority. Your fellow judges?This is unprecedented. Why exception in my case? I don’t want to say further. Why? Tell us why it is happened? Why was an exception made?I don’t know. It is for the nation to understand. But hasn’t this happened for the first time that a charge of this nature is being made against a former Supreme Court judge which has come out in public?Again you are using the word charge. No, this is not the first time. If my memory is correct, there is an affidavit by … [Read more...] about Justice Ganguly asks “what action has been taken by SC on an affidavit by a senior advocate alleging that several of Chief Justices’ were corrupt”?