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European Labour & Employment Update - March 2017

by Jones Day on

New rules have come into force concerning employees' rights to disconnect from digital devices outside normal working time. From 1 January 2017, all relevant employers must negotiate on the employees' right to have periods...more

Exposing Bad Practice in Financial Services – Are New Whistleblowing Regulations Working towards Encouraging a Culture of...

by NAVEX Global on

September 2016 saw the enforcement of new rules by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) that aimed at increasing confidence amongst financial services employees and encouraging...more

Algorithms and bias: What lenders need to know

by White & Case LLP on

The algorithms that power fintech may discriminate in ways that can be difficult to anticipate—and financial institutions can be held accountable even when alleged discrimination is clearly unintentional....more

Workplace Policy Institute Insider Report - October 2016

by Littler on

Littler's Workplace Policy Institute Insider Report details key labor, employment, and benefits news and events at the federal, state, local, and global levels. The October edition of the Insider Report examines what Congress...more

Five on Friday – Five Recent Developments that We’ve Been Watching Closely: July 2016 #2

It’s Friday and time for another overview of developments in the field of business and human rights that we’ve been monitoring. This week’s post includes: the release of the third, and likely final, draft of the World...more

Five on Friday – Five Recent Developments that We’ve Been Watching Closely: July 2016

It’s Friday and time for another overview of developments in the field of business and human rights that we’ve been monitoring. This week’s post includes: a new lawsuit aimed at combating human trafficking in corporate...more

New UK Whistleblower Rules: A Roadmap

by NAVEX Global on

Financial firms in the UK are grappling with new whistleblower requirements aimed at helping to prevent another financial crisis. And while many in the financial community are nervous about the new requirements, we believe...more

Africa Update - February #4

Leading the News - Burundi - On February 22nd, three people were killed in gun and grenade attacks in Burundi, just hours before the planned arrival of United Nations (U.N.) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon for talks...more

Consultation Launched on Corporate Social Responsibility

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

The European Commission is currently consulting on how large public-interest entities should disclose environmental and other non-financial information, as required by Directive 2014/95/EU Corporate Social Responsibility...more

Compliance Challenge: The Links Between Corruption and Human Trafficking

Companies are increasingly being required to disclose how they assess and respond to the risks of human trafficking in their product supply chains. Statutes like the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act and the U.K....more

Human Rights Expectations for the Banking Sector: A New Report from Foley Hoag and UNEP FI

Attorneys in Foley Hoag’s Corporate Social Responsibility (“CSR”) practice and the U.N. Environment Programme Finance Initiative (“UNEP FI”) recently collaborated on a report analyzing the implications of the U.N. Guiding...more

"US Economic Sanctions: New List-Based Programs"

While economic sanctions against Iran, Russia and Cuba have dominated the headlines over the past year, sanctions remain a dynamic component of U.S. foreign policy on other fronts. In 2015, President Barack Obama issued three...more

EU MAR implementing Directive on infringements published in OJEU

by Dentons on

The Commission Implementing Directive setting out policies and procedures for reporting of infringements under EU MAR, and confirming how whistleblowers should be protected, has been published in the OJEU....more

Africa Update - December 2015 #3

by Mintz Levin - ML Strategies on

Leading the News - Libya: On December 11th, the new United Nations (U.N.) Special Representative for Libya Martin Kobler announced the parties to the country’s political dialogue process reached an agreement to...more

White & Case ECB News – Issue 1, 2015

by White & Case LLP on

How global events shape local labour laws - Giving employers the better deal? The global economic crisis squeezed corporate profits, reduced demand for goods and services and shrank workforces. Now, new labour laws...more

Russian Legislation Update

by White & Case LLP on

In This Issue: - Undesirable organizations - Banking - Employment/Court Practice: a Company’s CEO and Members of the BOD - Excerpt from Undesirable Organizations: On 23 May 2015 the Russian...more

European Commission Seeks Termination Of Five EU Member States’ Intra-EU Bilateral Investment Treaties

by Allen & Overy LLP on

On 18 June 2015, the European Commission (the Commission) initiated infringement proceedings against five European Member States seeking termination of their bilateral investment treaties (BITs) with other European Union (EU)...more

Bipartisan deal results in trade promotion authority bills that could pave the way to major trade agreements

by Dentons on

On April 16, 2015, senior lawmakers reached a bipartisan agreement on a trade promotion authority bill: The Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015 (TPA-2015). The bill was marked up in record...more

Relaxed Cuban Sanctions Change the Landscape of the Financial Services Industry

The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) published new federal regulations permitting certain types of previously prohibited transactions. Financial services organizations hoping to gain a foothold into the Cuban financial...more

The New EU Accounting Directive and (Non-) Financial Reporting Obligations

by McGuireWoods LLP on

On 15 November 2014, Directive 2014/95/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 October 2014, amending Directive 2013/34/EU as regards disclosure of non-financial and diversity information by certain large...more

Africa Update - January 2014 #3

In This Issue: - Leading the News - United States – Africa Relations - North Africa - East Africa - West Africa - Sub-Saharan Africa - General Africa News - Excerpt from...more

Africa Update - January 2014 #2

Leading the News: West Africa Ebola Outbreak - On January 8th, the United Nations (U.N.) World Health Organization (WHO) announced the most advanced Ebola vaccine candidate will enter Phase III clinical trials...more

Spotlight On Federal Tax Developments In 2014

by Blank Rome LLP on

This article highlights a number of interesting federal tax developments that were brought to the table during the 2014 calendar year. Developments discussed in this article include the 18-month transitional period for the...more

Africa Update - November 2014

In This Issue: - Leading the News - United States – Africa Relations - North Africa - East Africa - West Africa - Sub-Saharan Africa - General Africa News - Excerpt from Leading the...more

Crackdown on Employer NDAs Without Whistleblower Protections

by Burr & Forman on

An October 27 letter from Rep. Maxine Waters and seven other House Democrats (from the Financial Services & Oversight Committee) asked the SEC to double down on scrutiny of employer confidentiality agreements that might...more

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