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26 Jul 2012, 7:33 pm by legalinformatics
Caroline Turnbull-Hall of PricewaterhouseCoopers and Richard Thomas have published Length of Tax Legislation as a Measure of Complexity (UK Office of Tax Simplification 2012). Here is the abstract: In his seminal Hardman lecture, Adam Broke pointed to the length of tax legislation, the language used, the drafting style and the diversity of taxes as all contributing to the complexity of the UK tax code. To this list could also be added political pressures and policy initiatives, both of which impact… [read post]
21 May 2013, 11:06 pm by legalinformatics
Grant Vergottini of Xcential Group has posted XML, HTML, JSON – Choosing the Right Format for Legislative Text, at Legix.info. Here are excerpts: I find I’m often talking about an information model and XML as if they’re the same thing. However, there is no reason to tie these two things together as one. Instead, we should look at the information model in terms of the information it represents and let the manner in which we express that information be a separate concern. In the last… [read post]
1 Mar 2013, 6:06 pm by legalinformatics
María Hallo Carrasco of National Polytechnic School, Ecuador, and Professor Dr. M. Mercedes Martínez-González and Pablo de la Fuente Redondo, both of University of Valladolid, have published Data models for version management of legislative documents, forthcoming in Journal of Information Science. Here is the abstract: This paper surveys the main data models used in projects including the management of changes in digital normative legislation. Models have been classified based… [read post]
8 Jun 2011, 9:34 am by Douglas Reiser
Indemnification is a game of risk. Play carefully.   Indemnification. Its a commonly debated clause in your contract. Up the chain, the owner wants complete indemnification. Down the chain, the contractor wants less. What is fair? Is there a legislative answer?   The debate has been that owners often receive unfair indemnification. In some cases, the value of that indemnification might far outreach the value of the contract. No one has the perfect answer for what indemnification should look like,… [read post]
21 Jul 2013, 10:23 am by legalinformatics
Professor Dr. Martin Nečaský, Dr. Tomáš Knap, Jakub Klímek, Dr. Irena Holubová, and Dr. Barbora Vidová-Hladká, all of Univerzita Karlova v Praze, presented a paper entitled Linked Open Data for Legislative Domain – Ontology and Experimental Data, at LIT 2013: Workshop on Legal Informatics and Legal Information Technology, held 20 June 20 2013, in Poznan, Poland. Click here for slides of a presentation regarding what appears to be technology… [read post]
20 Mar 2014, 8:07 am by Staff Writer
In a move that may signal a trend amongst politically conservative states in America, a bill has been introduced in the Kansas House of Representatives that would eliminate “no-fault” divorce. The legislation, introduced by Republican Rep. Keith Esau on behalf of another representative, would strike that part of Kansas’ Divorce and Maintenance statute that lists “incompatibility” as a legally viable ground for a divorce decree. “No-fault divorce gives people… [read post]
17 Feb 2011, 8:45 am by Douglas Reiser
Time to put green building bucks back in the piggy bank? ***Today’s guest post was written by Drake McDonald. Drake was asked to provide us with some details on upcoming federal legislation, helping to facilitate green building.*** With the growing demand for sustainable business practices and lifestyle options, it is no surprise that the construction and architecture industries are currently undergoing major changes. A new generation of construction management students is beginning to realize… [read post]
11 Dec 2012, 4:24 pm by Robert B. Milligan
By Robert Milligan and Jessica Mendelson Recently, we blogged about the passage of California Assembly Bill 1844 (“AB 1844”), which regulates employers’ ability to demand access to employees’ or prospective hires’ personal social media accounts. Assembly Bill 1844 was codified as section 980 of the California Labor Code. Recently, California State Assemblywoman Nora Campos has proposed an additional bill, AB 25, which amends California Labor Code section 980 to specify… [read post]
11 Dec 2012, 4:24 pm by Robert B. Milligan
By Robert Milligan and Jessica Mendelson Recently, we blogged about the passage of California Assembly Bill 1844 (“AB 1844”), which regulates employers’ ability to demand access to employees’ or prospective hires’ personal social media accounts. Assembly Bill 1844 was codified as section 980 of the California Labor Code. Recently, California State Assemblywoman Nora Campos has proposed an additional bill, AB 25, which amends California Labor Code section 980 to specify… [read post]
10 Dec 2010, 8:32 am by Kenneth Odza
For years, a debate has raged on the merits of vesting the FDA with mandatory recall powers. Mandatory recall is part of the food safety legislation that may or may not pass in this Congress, so it’s worth discussing. At present, the FDA lacks any power to order a recall. Its only legal authority is administrative detention and seizure. Many, including some regulators, have argued against mandatory recall because it will result in less and less timely recalls. The argument that mandatory… [read post]
15 Aug 2010, 5:00 pm by judith
The launch of legislation.gov.uk by The [UK] National Archives marks a step change in public access to a primary source of legal information for citizens in the UK. Legislation.gov.uk is extensive, covering the four jurisdictions that make up the United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland) and over 800 years of history. John Sheridan, Head of e-Services and Strategy at The National Archives, writes: First, some background   We had two objectives with legislation.gov.uk: to… [read post]
9 May 2013, 8:46 am by Joe Palazzolo
Suds aficionados may soon be able to brew beer legally in any home in the U.S. [read post]
3 Mar 2011, 1:41 pm by Steve Matthews
One Quickscribe Manual received updates in the month of February:BC Forest Legislation ManualAnd remember, daily updates to BC legislation are always available at www.bclegislation.ca. [read post]
2 Oct 2010, 5:08 pm by Steve Matthews
Three Quickscribe Manuals received updates in September:BC Liquor Legislation ManualBC Family Legislation ManualBC Real Estate legislation Manual And as always, daily updates to BC legislation are available at www.bclegislation.ca. [read post]
28 Oct 2013, 10:29 am by Jacob Gershman
Hawaii lawmakers are making a special trip to the Capitol on Monday to decide whether to legalize gay marriage. [read post]
31 Mar 2011, 4:54 pm by Steve Matthews
Only one Quickscribe Manual received updates in March:BC Environment LegislationPlease keep in mind that daily updates to BC legislation are always available at www.bclegislation.ca. [read post]
3 Jun 2011, 7:38 am by Steve Matthews
There were three Quickscribe Manual updates in May:BC Fire Safety LegislationBC Strata Property LegislationBC Local Government LegislationAs always, daily updates to BC statutes & regulations are available at www.bclegislation.ca. [read post]
2 Sep 2010, 4:08 pm by Steve Matthews
Five Quickscribe Manuals were updated in August:BC Forest Legislation BC Labour Legislation BC Builders Lien Legislation BC Environment Legislation BC Business Corporations LegislationAnd remember, daily updates to BC legislation can be found at www.bclegislation.ca. [read post]
18 Oct 2013, 2:43 pm by Jacob Gershman
A new bill introduced in New York is the latest sign of an emerging intern rights movement. [read post]
4 Aug 2010, 12:07 pm by Steve Matthews
Several Quickscribe Manuals were updated in July:BC Wills & Estates LegislationBC Motor Vehicle Legislation (3-Volume Set)BC Transport LegislationCC Motor Vehicle LegislationRCMP LegislationAs always, daily updates to BC legislation are available at www.bclegislation.ca. [read post]