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How to make time fly – HR preparation for the GDPR

Exactly one year from today, Brexit notwithstanding, the EU General Data Protection Regulation comes into effect. This is aimed primarily at commercial progressing of customer data but still has significant ramifications for HR’s handling of employee data. Compliance with the Data Protection Act as it stands will not be enough to protect against breaches of … Continue Reading

Key new rules for employers posting staff to France

Foreign employers posting employees to France temporarily, whether to provide services for a client based in France or for their own sake or as part of an intra-group mobility programme, must comply with strict legal requirements.  These relate in particular to providing for those staff a set of mandatory employment rules applicable while they are … Continue Reading

DTSA Requires Employers to Provide Notice of Immunity to Putative Whistleblowers

As a follow up to our previous blogpost, a new federal law, the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (DTSA), which went into place on May 11, provides a federal cause of action for trade secret misappropriation. One important employment law aspect of the DTSA that has not received a lot of attention is the requirement that … Continue Reading

US Employers Take Notice: Defend Trade Secrets Act Contains Noteworthy New Provisions

As reported last week in our Global Business IP & Technology Blog, the Defend Trade Secrets Act is currently on President Obama’s desk awaiting his imminent signature. Once enacted, the new law will provide the first federal civil claim for misappropriation of trade secrets. Although the new law is monumental in several respects, at least … Continue Reading

New Russian Data Protection Requirements – Latest Position

On 1 September 2015 new requirements relating to the storage of personal data will come into force in Russia.  These changes are highly controversial, as they will require any databases used to process the personal data of Russian citizens to be physically located in Russia. When these changes were first announced it seemed they would … Continue Reading

Keeping your eyes on the road – are there limits to a UK employer’s monitoring of staff movements?

How would you feel about your employer knowing where you are 24 hours a day? News reaches us of a claim by an employee dismissed in the US for deleting a smartphone app Xora which her management had required her to install as part of its mobile workforce management systems.  Xora bills itself (with callous … Continue Reading

SEC Clamps Down On Employee Agreements Thought to “Chill” Whistleblower Activity

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently sent letters to numerous, unnamed publicly-traded US companies requesting every nondisclosure agreement, confidentiality agreement, severance agreement, and settlement agreement the companies have entered into with employees since the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank) was enacted, as well as any other documents related to … Continue Reading

Whistleblowing hotline compliance issues in Europe – Part 3

This post continues our short series dealing with the obligations and conditions which may be imposed by EU privacy law on businesses setting up whistleblowing hotlines in the region.  See our earlier posts: Part 1  and Part 2. Specific Data Security Requirements   The use of appropriate security measures to protect personal data from unauthorised use or … Continue Reading

Webinar: ‘Spotlight on Key Labour and Employment Issues – Russia’

Squire Sanders is presenting a series of webinars focussing on the key labour and employment issues in various countries throughout Europe, Asia Pacific and the United States. On 28 November 2012 at 2.00pm GMT (9.00am EST, 3.00pm CET, 6.00pm MSK), the featured country is Russia.  Irina Golovanova and Alexey Pashinskiy from Squire Sanders’ Moscow office … Continue Reading
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