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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 https://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

“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

Stormin’ Normin’ – the case for nice hotels in the country

I recently facilitated a leadership workshop for the senior management team of a leading PLC to focus on clarifying their strategic focus and objectives and develop their leadership competencies.  They are a relatively new team who work remotely and rarely meet as a whole group, getting together mostly in smaller groups focussed on immediate operational … Continue Reading

Strong message from the UK Border Agency to registered Sponsors of foreign students

Late last month the UK Border Agency (UKBA) took high-profile action against London Metropolitan University to revoke the University’s Tier 4 sponsor licence and Highly Trusted Sponsor status. Following an audit conducted by the UKBA, claimed failures by the University to ensure compliance with the Immigration Rules and UKBA policy have led the UKBA to … Continue Reading

A little less conversation, a little more action

With the possible exception of most teenagers and all the characters in EastEnders, few people actually relish confrontation.  In the workplace this anxiety is compounded by the fear that falling out with a colleague will lead either to an eternity of moody silences and catty remarks, or some Wagnerian undoing in the Employment Tribunal.  Little … Continue Reading
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