Thomas Johnson

Thomas Johnson

Dechert LLP

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United States: U.S. Supreme Court Dramatically Expands Whistleblower Law

On March 4, 2014, the U.S. Supreme court in Lawson v. FMR, LLC, 134 S.Ct. 1158, held in a 6-3 decision that employees of a private company that is a contractor or subcontractor of public company are entitled to whistleblower...more

9/24/2014 - Appeals Contractors Lawson v FMR Privately Held Corporations Publicly-Traded Companies Sarbanes-Oxley SCOTUS Subcontractors Whistleblower Protection Policies

Flex Frac Decision Highlights Need for Employers to Reexamine Confidentiality Policies

In recent years, the National Labor Relations Board (the “Board”) has waged a campaign against what it considers to be “overbroad” employer confidentiality policies. In dozens of decisions, the Board and administrative law...more

4/29/2014 - Confidentiality Policies Corporate Counsel Employee Rights Employer Liability Issues Employment Policies Flex Frac NLRB

International Employment Law Review - March 2014 - Issue 5

Welcome to the latest edition of the International Employment Law Review, presented by Dechert’s Labor and Employment Practice. In this issue, we examine the most significant employment law developments in Belgium, England...more

3/26/2014 - Collective Bargaining Employee Rights EU International Labor Laws Russia UK

International Employment Law Review: August 2013 - Issue 4: Recent Employment Law Developments in Russia

Legislation - Significant New Amendments to the Russian Labor Code - During the first half of 2013, a number of amendments were introduced into the Russian Labor Code. These amendments relate to remote...more

8/14/2013 - Advertising CEOs Discrimination Hiring & Firing International Labor Laws New Legislation Public Employees Residency Status Russia Statute of Limitations Temporary Employees Work Permits

International Employment Law Review: August 2013 - Issue 4: Recent Employment Law Developments in Luxembourg

Legislation - Law Against the Employment of Illegal Aliens Passed - On December 21, 2012, the Luxembourg Parliament enacted a law against the employment of individuals illegally present in Luxembourg....more

8/13/2013 - Collective Bargaining EU European Commission Fixed-Term Labor Contracts Insurers Leave of Absence New Legislation Notice Requirements Proposed Legislation Sports Undocumented Immigrants Unions Wages

International Employment Law Review: August 2013 - Issue 4: Recent Employment Law Developments in Germany

Legislation - New Thresholds for Mini and Midi-Jobs are Established - Beginning January 1, 2013 the earning thresholds for mini-jobs and midi-jobs have been raised from € 400 to € 450 for mini-jobs and from €...more

8/12/2013 - EU Mini-Jobs New Legislation Notice Requirements Part-Time Employees Vacation Leave

International Employment Law Review: August 2013 - Issue 4: Recent Employment Law Developments in France

Legislation - Interprofessional National Agreement and Law on Employment Security Passed - On January 11, 2013, social partners at national level agreed to an interprofessional agreement “for a new economic and...more

8/9/2013 - Accord National Interprofessionnel Bullying Cybersecurity EU European Court of Justice Hiring & Firing International Labor Laws Non-Compete Agreements Privacy Rule Termination

International Employment Law Review - August 2013 - Issue 4: An Overview of Labor and Employment in England and Wales

Fees in Employment Tribunals - In an effort to shift the burden of tribunal costs away from the taxpayer and to the parties using the service, the Employment Tribunals and the Employment Appeals Tribunal Fees Order...more

8/7/2013 - EU Foreign Corporations International Labor Laws Just Compensation UK Unfair Dismissal Whistleblowers

International Employment Law Review - August 2013 - Issue 4: Overview of Labor and Employment Law in China

As China’s economy and role in the international markets grows, labor and employment law plays an increasingly important role in China. Indeed, in recent years, the number of labor disputes has skyrocketed and this trend is...more

8/6/2013 - China International Labor Laws Labor Disputes New Legislation New Regulations RMBS

February 2013 U.S. Labor and Employment Update

In This Issue: - Supreme Court to Address “Changing Clothes” under the FLSA - First Appellate Court Decision on FLSA’s Nursing Mother Provision - Courts Continue Trend in Favor of Class Waivers in Arbitration...more

2/22/2013 - Arbitration Agreements Breastfeeding Class Action Arbitration Waivers Discrimination Doffing Donning EEOC FLSA NLRB Passwords Pregnancy Pregnancy Discrimination Protective Gear Race Raters Recess Appointments Social Media

International Employment Law Review - January 2013, Issue 3

Welcome to the latest edition of the International Employment Law Review, presented by Dechert’s Labor and Employment Practice. In this issue, we examine the most significant employment law developments of the year thus far...more

1/21/2013 - ADA Classification International Labor Laws NLRB Paid Leave Pensions Restrictive Covenants TUPE Wages

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