DLA Piper - Labor and Employment practice

203 North LaSalle Street Suite 1900
Chicago, Illinois 60601-1293, United States

Contact: Michael Sheehan

  • 312 368 4000
  • 312 236 7516

Social Media Policies in the Workplace

Social media usage is now ubiquitous: - Facebook users spend more than 10.5 billion minutes per day on the website. - LinkedIn has more than 277 million members in over 200 countries and territories. - Twitter has…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Top employment issues in the Middle East in 2014 and beyond

The Middle East, with its booming and increasingly diversified economy and rapid population growth, is a popular region for expansion by many foreign multinational companies. But multinationals targeting the Middle East…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law, Immigration Law, International Law & Trade

EAT hears holiday pay appeals

Kate Hodgkiss, a Partner in our Edinburgh office, comments: At the end of last week the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) heard complex legal arguments in the appeals in Bear Scotland and Hertel/Amec; better known as the holiday…more
| Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law

The future of industrial action

Nicholas Jew, a Partner in our Birmingham office comments: 10 July 2014 may well be remembered as marking a potentially seismic shift in the UK Government’s approach to industrial action. On this day, an estimated one million…more
| Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law

All That Glitters Is Bitcoins?

What does an Irish electronic repairman, a sheriff from Kentucky, and a Finnish software developer all have in common? They are all getting paid in the hottest technological trend since Al Gore created the Internet: the Bitcoin…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Finance & Banking, Consumer Protection, Science, Computers, & Technology

Employee Danger Zone: An Overview of Employer's Considerations when Disaster Strikes

The shocking news of recent airline disasters brings into sharp focus for employers the sometimes unforeseeable risks facing employees who frequently travel for work. In today's world, the ability to dispatch the right…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law, International Law & Trade

Be Global - July 2014

Saudi Arabia: Webinar on the recent introduction of the Nitiqat and Ajeer Systems in Saudi Arabia Our Middle East Employment team delivered a webinar recently covering issues surrounding the nationalization agenda in the…more
| Civil Rights, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law, International Law & Trade

Obesity can be a disability: AG gives opinion in ECJ case

As we reported in Be Aware on 1 July, the ECJ was recently asked in the case of Kaltoft v Kommunernes Landsforening to consider whether obesity should be regarded as being a disability for the purposes of disability…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Employee Calls You A “F****** Crook” While Complaining About Work And Wages: Now What?

It’s late afternoon. You call a three-month employee into a small conference room – along with two managers – for a talk about his attitude. He complains that he and his coworkers aren’t paid enough, don’t receive proper breaks,…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Testing the boundaries of disability discrimination

Guy Lamb, a Partner in our Leeds office, comments: Two cases this month have raised questions as to how far the protection of disability discrimination law should extend…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

New regulations give tribunals the power to order equal pay audits

Sandra Wallace, UK Employment Group Head, comments: In 2012, the Government first proposed the introduction of compulsory equal pay audits for employers who are found by an employment tribunal to have committed an equal pay…more
| Administrative Law, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Secondment Guessing?

Often, it makes practical sense to send an experienced worker from his/her home country to another country rather than engage an independent contractor or hire a new employee in that destination country. This is precisely when…more
| Labor & Employment Law, International Law & Trade

World Cup 2014: Is your business ready for kick-off?

The 2014 World Cup is nearly upon us. The first game kicks off in Brazil on 12 June 2014. With the time difference in the UK’s favour, the matches will be screened early or late evening and may therefore have less of an impact…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Labor & Employment Law

Why Private Equity Funds Face Employment Risks

Suddenly, the advance sheets show a wave of litigation targeting private equity funds. See, e.g., Guippone v. BH S&B Holdings LLC, 737 F3d. 221 (2d Cir. 2013) (private equity funds potentially liable for WARN Act liability);…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Finance & Banking

Be Global - May 2014

HIGHLIGHTS: France: Finding a buyer before a shut down - the "Florange" law - As reported in February's Be Global, the French Government has introduced legislation (known as the "Florange" law) imposing an obligation on…more
| Labor & Employment Law, International Law & Trade
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