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License to travel: how regulation is benefiting business abroad
Cohen: Cyprus Is Not A Template For Future Restructurings
Release of new book on the 'Best Practices Under the FCPA and Bribery Act"
Lessons Learned from the Parker Drilling DPA and Ralph Lauren NPA
Lessons Learned from the BizJet Executives FCPA Enforcement Actions
Sullivan & Cromwell's M&A Hotline is Ringing
Weekly Brief: $350K in Wine Leads to $14M Lawsuit
Buchheit: Cyprus Could Need a Second Bailout
Consultant: BigLaw Growth is NOT Dead!
Bill on Bankruptcy: How Purchasers of AMR Stock Made a Killing
SEC News - Five Year Enforcement Limitation, FCPA Charges for Foreign Nationals, More...
Could A US-EU Free Trade Deal Harm The WTO?
Weekly Brief: New DOJ Tact Pushes Bank Subsidiaries To Admit Guilt
Aquila: M&A Looking Up in 2013; "The Negatives Are Built In"
Next Step in Airline M&A: Cross-Border Deals
More Law Firm Mergers in 2013
Transaction Monitoring Under the FCPA
The Corporate Law Report: First-to-File Patents, Hiring for Cultural Fit, Roth Conversions Post-Fiscal Cliff, and Global Corporate Insights
Federal Economic Espionage Act Overview
The Eli Lilly FCPA Enforcement Action-Lessons Learned
Increasingly, companies will face explicit demands from investors, especially members of the socially responsible investor community, that they provide detailed disclosures regarding internal processes and procedures to...more
As anticipated, Senate Bill 1193 went into effect on April 1, 2013, requiring a broad range of businesses in the transportation, hospitality, and health care sectors to post public notices regarding slavery and human...more
Since the Second Circuit decided Filártiga v. Pena-Irala in 1980, plaintiffs have deployed the Alien Tort Statute (“ATS”) to great effect against multinational corporations. The statute — which had lain dormant since 1789 —...more
This week, members of the United Nations (“U.N.”) Working Group on Human Rights and Transnational Corporations are making an official visit to the United States as part of the Group’s mandate to promote the effective...more
As of last year, the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act requires qualifying businesses to disclose their efforts to eradicate human trafficking and slavery from their direct supply chains.
The United Kingdom (“UK”), comprised of England, Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland, has a population of over 62 million people, is culturally diverse and remains one of leading financial and service centers of the world....more
As mentioned in last week’s post, participants in the Voluntary Principles Initiative recently held their Annual Plenary Meeting. The discussions began with opening addresses from Professor John Ruggie, the former U.N....more
In This Issue:
- Balancing human rights in discrimination law
- French flexicurity
- In Profile: Johanna Johnson
- News in Brief
- Upcoming Events
- Excerpt from French flexicurity:
In This Issue:
- Asia Employment Law Update
- France Employment Law Update
- UK Employment Law Update
- United States Employment Law Update...more
Human rights due diligence requires many of the hallmarks of existing corporate compliance programs: clear policies; assessments of risk; and the integration of strong standards into corporate management systems. This...more
Lawmakers are looking to businesses to help curb the growing problem of human trafficking. The first in a series of a new wave of legislation has taken effect. Manufacturers, retailers and others in the supply chain are...more
How will the FY 2013 National Defense Authorization Act impact your business as a government contractor?
The recently passed National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 ("NDAA") includes a number of...more
As memories of New Year’s Eve fade, and another Inauguration Day winds down in Washington, D.C., it’s time to look ahead and identify key events and emerging trends that we think will help shape the business and human rights...more
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
Firing an employee in the United States can be a challenge. Group firings - reductions-in force — can be a big challenge. And from the point of view of a multinational headquartered in the United States, overseas individual...more
Amendments address several legal loopholes and will substantially affect labor relationships in the country.
During his last day in office, President Felipe de Jesús Calderón enacted a number of major amendments (the...more
On November 13, 2012, for the first time in 40 years, after extensive consideration by both Mexico’s House of Representatives and its Senate, the Senate approved a significant labor reform bill, with far-reaching and...more
Until recently, it was not uncommon for Chinese companies to be invoked as bogeymen in certain circles. The narrative went something like this...more
As discussed in this post, I had petitioned the Office of Administrative Law for a determination that the Statement of Investment Policy for External Investment Resource Conflict of Interest adopted by the California Public...more
Since its declaration of independence in 1991, which precipitated the dissolution of Yugoslavia, Croatia has had a difficult path transitioning to a market economy. Now, Croatia is set to become the newest member of the...more
With an effective corporate social responsibility (CSR) policy that adequately addresses supply chain issues, a company can better manage legal, reputational and economic risks.
A company risks legal, reputational and...more
Twenty years ago less than 100 companies worldwide disclosed or reported on their supply chain compliance or corporate social responsibility (CSR) practices. Those that did were trailblazers supporting the idea that...more
Since 2005, federal contractors have been on notice that the Government has “zero tolerance” for any federal contractor found to be complicit in aiding human trafficking. For the past seven years, however, that “zero...more
Two years ago, in October 2010, I published a post, Human Rights Due Diligence and the Corporate Lawyer, that addressed the need for corporate counsel to assess stakeholder expectations that companies should be accountable...more
Multinational employers often negotiate, with their key employees, employment agreements and restrictive covenants that prohibit unfair competition across borders. To prevent inconsistent judgments and give the parties a...more
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