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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

Industrials Insight – Employer Successor Liability in US Asset Acquisitions

Retaining or hiring employees as part of a transaction, even in the context of an asset acquisition, presents a host of issues related to potential successor employer obligations under the various labor and employment laws. Generally, the courts and government will look to the following criteria, which are applicable in some way or another to … Continue Reading

UK High Court rewrites ineffective covenant and grants 12 month non-competition restraint

In a somewhat surprising application of the rules of construction, the High Court has in Prophet plc v Huggett [2014] EWHC 615 (Ch) upheld a restraint preventing a salesman from selling software in the fresh produce sector for a period of 12 months.  Mr Huggett was engaged by his former employer, Prophet, in 2012 following … Continue Reading

“Aux barricades!” Courts attack compulsory French usage

“As the official language of the Republic according to the Constitution, French represents an essential part of both the personality and the national heritage of France.  (…)”. (art. 1 of the 7 August, 1994 law on the use of French language).   Anxious to preserve a fundamental element of the French cultural heritage, legislators have imposed … Continue Reading
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