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Webinar: Sweeping Changes to French Employment Law – What Employers Need to Know

Following the election of Emmanuel Macron in the French presidential elections in May 2017, and as announced during his campaign, a major and ambitious transformation of France’s labour laws has been launched. The reforms are intended to tackle mass unemployment and make France more competitive in the global market. In late August 2017 the government … Continue Reading

Webinar: Setting off on the right foot – key concerns about starting the employment relationship in the UK

Squire Patton Boggs and pre-employment screening specialists ADP present a webinar focussing on the common issues arising at the start of the employment process. On 10 October 2017 at 4.00 p.m. UK time, David Regan and Annabel Mace from Squire Patton Boggs and ADP Pre-Employment Screening Manager Kevin Stone will consider: Pre-employment screening Why do … Continue Reading

Texas Federal Judge Invalidates Obama-Era Overtime Regulations

In 2016, the Department of Labor issued long-awaited amendments to the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) regulations that would have raised the minimum salary for employees exempt under the so-called “white collar” exemptions from $455/week ($23,660 annually) to $913/week ($47,476 annually) (the “Final Rule”). The Final Rule also would have required an upward adjustment to … Continue Reading

Webinar: Key Labour and Employment Issues Affecting Employers in Australia

Squire Patton Boggs presents a webinar focussing on key labour and employment issues affecting Australian employers and overseas employers with Australian operations. On 27 September 2017 at 9.00 a.m. BST (UK) (10.00 a.m. CEST, 4.00 p.m. AWST, 6.00 p.m. AEST), Anna Elliott and Bruno Di Girolami will discuss: Business Immigration – An update on recent … Continue Reading

Comings and Goings at the NLRB

Updating our prior post, Marvin Kaplan was sworn in on August 10, 2017 as a National Labor Relations Board Member for a term ending on August 27, 2020.  He succeeds Harry I. Johnson III, who served on the Board from August 12, 2013 to August 27, 2015.  Mr. Kaplan was confirmed by the Senate on August 2, … Continue Reading

Webinar: New Laws in Germany Regarding Agency Workers and Freelancers − What Employers Need to Know

Squire Patton Boggs presents a webinar to discuss the recently-introduced significant reform to the laws governing the leasing (temporary hire) of personnel in Germany, which significantly affects businesses working not only with agency workers, but freelancers as well. We will provide practical advice on how to deal with this new legislation and explain what companies … Continue Reading

Politics is not the art of the possible. It consists in choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable”. Main parties’ employment manifestos reviewed

General Elections. Don’t they seem to come round more frequently than they used to? A tough call for voters, this particular one, not just because of economist JK Galbraith’s wise words above but also because the outcome won’t make the slightest difference to the biggest issue of the day, the terms on which we are … Continue Reading

The Accidental Leader

“Accidental leader – a long-serving employee who has spent all or a significant part of their career at one company and is promoted to the top job primarily on the basis of their loyalty, length of service and company knowledge” Some of us have experienced receiving a corporate communication on a Friday informing us that … Continue Reading

No Changes for Ohio Employers under the State’s New Medical Marijuana Law

Ohio’s new medical marijuana law went into effect on September 8, 2016.  Ohio became the 26th state, plus the District of Columbia, to legalize marijuana for medical or recreational use.  And as several other states are set to vote on legalizing marijuana to varying degrees in the November elections, this remains an issue for employers … Continue Reading

Giving your international HR team the Edge – new features in SPB’s employment information platform

In April we posted a fairly shameless plug for our new labour and employment product, Global Edge. Shameless, but justified.  If you have international HR responsibilities (in the traditional sense of “will be blamed if anything goes wrong in your overseas network“) then you should really take a look http://www.employmentlawworldview.com/spb-launches-ground-breaking-reference-tool-for-international-hr-and-legal-teams/. Global Edge will provide you … Continue Reading

Webinar: Employment Law Worldview Webinar Series – Czech Republic and Slovakia

Squire Patton Boggs presents a series of webinars focusing on the key labour and employment issues in countries throughout Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and the United States. Given in English by our local labour and employment law experts, each 60-minute webinar comprises a 50-minute presentation covering key “hot topics” in the featured jurisdiction, … Continue Reading

Webinar: Employment Law Worldview Webinar Series – Belgium

Squire Patton Boggs presents a series of webinars focusing on the key labour and employment issues in countries throughout Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and the United States. Given in English by our local labour and employment law experts, each 60-minute webinar comprises a 50-minute presentation covering key “hot topics” in the featured jurisdiction, … Continue Reading

Webinar: Employment Law Worldview Webinar Series – France

Squire Patton Boggs presents a series of webinars focusing on the key labour and employment issues in countries throughout Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and the United States. Presented in English by our local labour and employment law experts, each 60-minute webinar comprises a 50-minute presentation covering key “hot topics” in the featured jurisdiction, … Continue Reading

Webinar: Employment Law Worldview Webinar Series – Hong Kong

Squire Patton Boggs presents a series of webinars focussing on the key labour and employment issues in countries throughout Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and the United States. Presented in English by our local labour and employment law experts, each 60-minute webinar comprises a 50-minute presentation covering key “hot topics” in the featured jurisdiction, … Continue Reading

President Obama Pushes Increased Funding and High Hopes for the DOL, EEOC, and NLRB in the FY 2016 Proposed Budget

On February 2, 2015, President Obama released his proposal for the FY 2016 budget.  In it he requests across the board funding increases for the Department of Labor (10.9% increase from FY 2015), the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (2.3% increase from FY 2015), and the National Labor Relations Board (1.4% increase from FY 2015). Considering the disparity between … Continue Reading

End of the Week Roundup: January 30, 2015

In case you missed it, we had a number of interesting items to discuss this past week (and a few new things to pass along, discussed below): Ryan Sobel discussed two new decisions out of the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, each involving some unusual facts: the first reversing a lower court’s decision ordering a university … Continue Reading

Launch of new UK Retail Industry Report

I am pleased to confirm that we have just released our Retail Report for 2015. This has been done in conjunction with Kantar Retail, the British Retail Consortium and Retail Trust and features a foreword from the BRC and from Andy Street of John Lewis.   An increasingly important element of any plan for growth is … Continue Reading
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