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Choice of Law Has Huge Consequences, Especially in NC Non-Compete Case

An interesting case out of the Eastern District of North Carolina reminds us of the importance of choice of law when dealing with non-compete litigation. Let’s take a look...more

Amendments to the PRC Copyright Law ....the practical implications for rights owners

On June 6, 2014, the fourth draft version of the new PRC Copyright Law (New Law) was published for public comment, having first been published in 2010. The period for public comment ended on July 5, 2014 meaning the...more

Global Connection - November 2013: Secondary Boycott and International Trade

The Dispute - The International Longshore and Warehouse Union (“ILWU”) had a long established collective bargaining relationship with grain exporter Marubeni-Columbia Grain, Inc. (“CGI”), which covered CGI’s employees...more

Whistleblowing in China and the United States

The Chinese Government’s wide-ranging bribery and corruption investigation into the pharmaceutical industry takes a new turn every week. Media reports contain numerous incidents of purported whistleblowers making allegations...more

Protecting Trade Secrets In Italy

Italy is slowly changing its trade secret laws to conform to international standards....more

Global HR Hot Topic - May 2013: Individual Employment Dismissal Obligations Outside the US

Challenge: Overseas, dismissing an individual employee gets complex and is heavily regulated. Dismissal mandates under foreign law tend to fall into three broad categories: dismissal procedures, pre-termination notice...more

SEC Enforcement Update - The SEC Speaks in 2013

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission held its annual SEC Speaks program in Washington, D.C. on February 22-23, 2013. In the postfinancial crisis, post-Dodd-Frank world, it is clear that the Commission and its staff are...more

Asadi v. G.E. Energy (USA), LLC

Order of Dismissal

U.S. District Judge Nancy Atlas granted dismissal of a lawsuit filed by a former General Electric Co. executive under a federal whistle blowing statute. The court held that the anti-retaliation clauses of the Dodd-Frank...more

Spain’s Employment Law and 2012 Labor Reform

In the face of a growing economic crisis, a 23% unemployment rate and an unemployment rate of 50% affecting the youth, the Spanish Parliament recently passed drastic reforms relevant to Spanish labor law known as Royal Decree...more

Global HR Hot Topic - June 2012: Non-Competes and Other Restrictive Covenants in a Foreign Jurisdiction

Imagine, somewhere in the world, some key employee of a US-based multinational an executive, say, or a technical expert or sales star — defects, joins a - competitor and starts openly competing, divulging trade secrets and...more

A woman's injury during sex seen as legit work injury by judge

We don't often write about international workers' compensation cases, but a recent ruling in an Australian case is notable enough to share on this Alabama blog. If you were on a work trip and got hurt during a sexual "tryst"...more

A Month in UK Employment Law - March 2012

In This Issue: A monthly newsletter covering the latest developments in UK Employment Law. Case Update - 1 News Update - 4 Excerpt from Case Update: TEAM MOVES AND SPRINGBOARD INJUNCTIONS In the recent case...more

When Can Employees Working Abroad Bring Claims for Unfair Dismissal in Great Britain?

In the recent case of Ravat v Halliburton Manufacturing and Services Ltd the Supreme Court confirmed that whether an employee is entitled to the right not to be unfairly dismissed depends on whether Great Britain is the...more

Corporate and Financial Weekly Digest – January 27, 2012

In this issue; - SEC Reduces Exchange Act Fees for Securities Transactions - Institutional Customer Suitability: New Compliance Certificate for Broker-Dealers - CFTC Roundtable to Discuss...more

DOL Confirms SOX Whistleblower Protections Do Not Apply Extraterritorially

At a time when the extraterritorial reach of U.S. regulations seems to grow at a rate faster than the economy, U.S. employers breathed a sigh of relief when the U.S. Department of Labor’s Administrative Review Board (ARB)...more

English Is Not Your Exclusive Company Language

US multinationals frequently issue all-hands global employee communications in English. Some designate English their “official company language.” But untranslated workplace communications can violate language laws...more

Employment Termination and Reductions-In-Force Outside The United States, Part 2

We have been discussing overseas terminations against the backdrop of a fired employee asserting rights in local labor court, but in actual practice most firing disputes get resolved out of court. Of course, settlements are...more

Trade & Manufacturing Alert - May 2011

In This Issue: - 01 U.S.-Colombian Accord On Labor Issues And U.S.-Panamanian Accord On Tax Information Open Way For Congressional Action On Three FTAs; Timing And Legislative Process Still Uncertain - 02 Federal...more

Defending Employers Against Corporate Veil Piercing and Assisting Employers to Tiptoe Out of France

U.S. employers with French operations must focus carefully on their investments or divestment operations. Through the "joint employer theory," employees of a French company can now pierce its corporate veil to hold the...more

Employment Law Alert - October 2010

Welcome to our October 2010 edition of Employment Law Alert, in which we consider several recent employment law developments in Hong Kong covering a wide range of regular issues for human resources practitioners and in-house...more

The Benefits of Using Arbitration

Arbitration offers parties another way to resolve disputes that is often less expensive, faster and legally enforceable....more

Siskind's Immigration Bulletin – July 27, 2010

In this Issue: 1. Openers 2. ABCs of Immigration Law: L-1 Intracompany Transfer Visas 3. Ask Visalaw.com 4. Border and Enforcement (Arizona) News -Arizona immigration law could overwhelm state's court system -ICE...more

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