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Authors: Jianwen Huang 黄建雯 Yu Zhang 张宇、Changyao Ding 丁长瑶、Vicky Yao 姚冬桂 Regulatory & Compliance Group, King & Wood Mallesons The world will be in order if good laws are established.  China’s first Civil Code was approved at the third session of the 13th National People’s Congress and will come into force on January 1, 2021.  As a fundamental body of law with a solid foundation, stable expectations and long-term benefits, its compilation is a significant…
The Illinois Department of Insurance cannot adjudicate employment status disputes relating to insurance premium calculations. That is the ruling from the Illinois First District Court of Appeals in a significant decision with ramifications for trucking companies utilizing owner-operator agreements. The case, CAT Express, Inc. v. Muriel, 2019 IL App (1st) 181851, concerned whether truck drivers retained under an owner-operator agreement are employees or independent contractors for the purpose of workers’ compensation insurance. CAT Express (“CAT”),…
Law firm pricing is one of the most important aspects of running a legal practice. It affects how your clients see the value they get from your services, and whether they’ll hire you at all. Still, for many law firms, effective pricing remains a challenge. How much should lawyers charge? How do you know if your prices are too high, or too low? What are average attorney rates? Should you charge for an initial consultation,…
With the week winding down, it’s time to take a look at what publications joined the LexBlog community over the last few days. As a highlight, we are excited to partner with another bar association on a Portal that brings together insights from a number of connected—and, as a result, we have a few blogs joining us from the Badger State. We’ll have a bigger story on this soon, but we are thrilled to partner…