Inside. (i) Regular employees and auxiliary employees appointed to a temporary vacancy in excess of three continuous months shall be paid a shift differential as follows: 4:00 p.m. to 12:00 midnight – sixty cents (60¢) per hour. 12:00 midnight to 8:00 a.m. – seventy cents (70¢) per hour.
Inside. » East Africa’s infant industries Clear regulations required to avoid increased unrestPage 2 Swift decisions neededAustralia stumbles as it looks for next wave of investmentPage 3 Shale revolution The award of permits has some companies urging cautionPage 3 his year will be a landmark one for Royal Dutch Shell. For the first time in its 106-year history, the Anglo-Dutch giant will produce more natural gas than oil.It is a historic shift that reflects an industry-wide trend. For decades, the supermajors just pumped, refined and marketed oil. But, today, gas plays a much bigger role in their business.Nothing symbolised that change better than ExxonMobil’s $41bn acqui- sition of XTO Energy, in 2010 one of the biggest companies in US uncon- ventional gas. But the majors’ eager- ness to grab a slice of the North American shale gas industry is only part of the story. What is driving this “gassy” strategy is a conviction that itpart, explained by the urgency of climate change. Though still a fossil fuel, using gas in power generation instead of coal can sharply reduce car- bon emissions.But gas is not just replacing coal. It is increasingly challenging the hege- mony of oil, both as a transport fuel and as a feedstock in petrochemicals. “Gas is being talked of as a ‘transi- tional’ fuel until truly clean sources of power are economically viable,” says Steve Wardlaw, head of law firm Baker Botts’ London office. “As long as the dream of cheap carbon-free gen- eration remains a dream, and subject to suitable pricing, gas is the only logical substitute for truly dirtyfuels.”Hence the widespread predictions of2010 to 2030, or by 2-3 per cent per year. Yet, it could grow even faster if the new uses of gas – especially as a transport fuel – take off.
Inside. The normal hours of work for employees shall be thirty-five (35) hours per week consisting of 5 shifts of seven consecutive hours between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. exclusive of a 1 hour unpaid lunch, but the hours of work may be scheduled from time to time to accommodate operational requirements, provided that the alternate scheduling does not exceed 1 evening shift between 1:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. per month, and provided that sufficient notice is given and accommodation is made for employees who may experience hardship as a result of such alternate scheduling.
Inside. The Alaska Railroad (ARRC) came to Whittier’s rescue after a massive rock slide on April 11 closed road access to the tunnel leading into and out of the community. Fortunately, the slide did not impact the railroad tracks.Within a day, ARRC established passenger rail service at drastically reduced prices and twice daily service commenced April 13. When it became apparent that a quick road re-opening was not possible, ARRC collaborated with the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (ADOT/PF) to offer passenger service at no charge. Free passenger service started the next day, April 14. In addition, Whittier residents and businesses were given an opportunity to bring in gro- ceries and light freight loads that could fit into the pas- senger train baggage cars.By April 21, sun-warmed afternoons posed ava- lanche risks along the rail route to Whittier. This spurred a decision to run the train only between Whittier and Portage to avoid train travel along the track that hugs the mountain side from Girdwood to Portage. Instead, bus service was established to traversethe Anchorage-to-Portage leg, again at no cost to stranded Whittier residents and businesses.By April 23, ARRC responded to news that the road block would continue for at least two more weeks, if not more. The passenger schedule was expanded to include three daily trips to assist with medical appoint- ment and shopping logistics. Temporary free freight service was established in cooperation with barge-rail train partners. Lower cost freight options were offered thereafter to accommodate local business needs.Throughout, the Railroad collaborated closely with ADOT/PF and with local Whittier officials to meet growing and changing community needs. Aside from passenger and freight service, ARRC coordinated to remove overflowing trash and to provide emergency medical transportation through the tunnel.
Inside e are looking forward to another great year of sharing interesting information, bringing attention to important issues,highlighting changes in the law and legal pro- fession, and celebrating great achievements of female lawyers through The Catalyst newsletter articles. This year, The Catalyst editors are Cindy Galway Buys and Kelly Thames, and they are as- sisted in their work by a committee comprised of Angela Baker Evans, Jessica Natkin Marshall, and Sherry Mundorff.The Catalyst is the newsletter of the Standing Committee on Women and the Law (WATL). It has a great history of publishing articles of inter- est to the WATL membership—primarily female attorneys and law students in Illinois. However, The Catalyst is only as good as its contributors make it. That is why we rely on the membership to contribute great content for each issue.Anyone is welcome to contribute articles forThe Catalyst. There is no minimum or maximumlength, although the average length is around 1,500 words. Articles can be written about any- thing of interest to our readership, including leg- islative developments, recent judicial decisions, interviews with leading female attorneys, book or movie reviews, etc.We plan to publish an issue of The Catalyst ev- ery other month this year beginning in July 2015. The deadlines for future editions of The Catalyst are:September 10, 2015November 10, 2015January 10, 2016March 10, 2016May 10, 2016If you have questions or ideas for articles or would like to submit an article to The Catalyst for publication, please contact Cindy Buys at cbuys@ siu.edu or Kelly Thames at kthames@familylaw- chicago.com. ■Welcome from TheCatalyst editors 1Chair’s column 1Getting to know Madame Vice Chair:An interview with Julie Neubauer 4ISBA Standing Committee on Women and the Law 2015 Annual MeetingReport 6Upcoming CLEprograms 7 Chair’s columnTBy Emily N. Masalski he Standing Committee on Women and the Law (“WATL”) kicked off the 2015-2016 bar year with our first committee meetingin Lake Geneva. I am excited to serve as Chair with Julie Neubauer as our Vice Chair, and Me- lissa Olivero as Secretary.Our next meeting is Friday, August 14, 2015 at 12:00 p.m. at the ISBA Chicago Regional Office. If you are interested in getting involved with WATL, please join us at our next meeting or e-mail me if you would like to assist with any of the following projects:
Inside and Frontier(s) are French movies, and abortion has particular connotations in that national context. Between 1975 and 2014, abortion laws in France were much more restrictive than in the US. Prior to the 2014 reform on abortion law, abortion was only permitted in the first ten weeks of gestation if the pregnant individual was in distress, and only beyond that point if two physicians agreed that the pregnancy endangered the lives of either the fetus or the pregnant individual (on abortion trends and laws in France, see de Cruz 2013, 438; Rossier et al. 2009). Although the 2014 reform legalized abortion on request up until the twelfth week of gestation, that cut-off is far lower than in the US and UK.It is also notable that France’s “principled opposition to abortion and pragmatic acceptance of it” is not characterized by the same “divisive politics” found in US political debate on the issue; rather the debates center on “human dignity” and concerns related to Nazi eugenics (Banchoff 2011, 15). Although I do not have space to unpick these cultural differences here, the connotations of Nazism are evoked in Frontier(s)’s right-wing government and neo-Nazi family. However, suchcultural specificities do not impact upon the analytical points made regarding the narrative positioning of pregnant women in these films.
Inside. The Trinity MBAInside front coverSCHOOL OFBusinessBreaking New Ground - Professor Gerard McHugh Page 1M.Sc. International Management students in ShanghaiPage 3 One-to-One with Martin PhelanInside Back CovernewsletterISSUEA very warm welcome to the first newsletter of the School of Business, Trinity College Dublin which aims to provide an annual update on what’s happening in the School, from teaching and research to major developments. Professor Jim Quinn,Head of School I’d like to share with you the achievements of our students and staff and take thisopportunity to sincerely thank them for their commitment to the life of the School. It is my great pleasure to tell you about thecampaign for a new Business School – a major investment to build a state-of-the-art facility on the magnificent grounds of Trinity College which aims to be Ireland’s leader in innovation and entrepreneurship. The School continues to thrive – the well-known BESS degree programme (Business, Economics and Social Studies) has record numbers of applicants; three new post-graduate programmes have been introduced in the last 5 years (M.Sc. Finance, M.Sc. International Management, M.Sc. Business and Finance); our MBA programme is now available on a part-time basis. Only a small fraction of what is taking place in the School is given space here – please visit our website www.tcd.ie/business to see the latest publications,reports, conferences, alumni events, photos and student life. I am proud of the collegiate values of our facultyand students, which place teaching and research at the heart of their work and give the School its unique vivacity, curiosity and independence of thought. I do hope you will feel encouraged to keep in touch and where possible to visit and participate in events. The Trinity MBA 2013 Trinity MBA full-time class
Inside. How to properly issue subpoenas for mentalhealth records 1hen issuing subpoenas for mental health records, attorneys must strictly follow the Illinois Mental Health andDevelopmental Disabilities Confidentiality Act, 740 ILCS 110/1 et seq. (hereinafter the “Confiden- tiality Act”). Most often attorneys issue subpoe- nas for “medical” records with a “Qualified HIPAA Protective Order.” However, that HIPAA order usu- ally and should always indicate the following:Nothing in this Order relieves any party from complying with the requirements ofthe Illinois Mental Health and Develop- mental Disabilities Confidentiality Act.The reason mental health records are given extra protection under the law and require an “extra”step is that the courts have acknowledged the importance of maintaining the confidential- ity of mental health records except in the circum- stances specifically enumerated in the Confi- dentiality Act. The courts and General Assembly Continued on page 3The 2015 Health Care Power of Attorney Act and Form: Mental health perspectivedeficiencies 1The 2015 Health Care Power of Attorney Act and Form: Mental health perspective deficienciesBy Daniel G. Deneen
Inside. Article I, Section 1 of the Inside Agreement shall be revised to read in full as follows: "The Employer recognizes the Union as the sole collective bargaining agent for the following unit of employees: All regular full-time and regular part-time warehouse employees, including group leaders, employed at the Employer's facility located at 2070 Maple Street, Des Plaines, Illinois 60018, but excluding all office employees, clerical employees, drivers, production employees, maintenance employees, mechanics, administrative employees, confidential employees, professional employees, technical employees, sales employees, guards and supervisors as defined in the National Labor Relations Act, and all other employees.