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Blockchain Bites: IRS: “dozens” of crypto tax evaders identified, Coca-Cola Blockchain and the Royal Bank of Canada explores Cryptocurrencies

Coca-Cola is set to pilot a blockchain project, the IRS has identified “dozens” of crypto cyber criminals, and the Royal Bank of Canada is rumored to be preparing to run a cryptoasset exchange. Michael Bacina, Louisa Xu, Tom Skevington and Petros Xenos of the Piper Alderman Blockchain group bring you the latest legal, regulatory and project updates in Blockchain.

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When can an employer manage employee conduct which is related to a disability without doing so “because of” the disability (and without breaching anti-discrimination laws)?

Employees affected by a psychological disability are as capable as any other employee of engaging in poor workplace conduct that needs to be managed by the employer. The issue of whether the poor conduct is a feature of the disability can often lead to reluctance to deal with it, out of a concern that doing so amounts to unlawful discrimination, especially when the employee makes exactly that assertion when faced with the prospect of performance management or discipline.

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Blockchain Bites: Libra, Her Majesty gets tax on crypto and digital identity updates

Wild claims about Libra, her Majesty provides updated taxation guidance for crypto businesses and digital identity updates by the Financial Action Task Force. Michael Bacina, Tom Skevington, Louisa Xu and Petros Xenos of the Piper Alderman Sydney Blockchain group bring you a round-up of the latest legal, regulatory and project updates in Blockchain.

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