DLA Piper - Labor and Employment practice

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

Contact: Michael Sheehan

  • 312 368 4000
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Miracle on 34th Street

In the world’s best Christmas movie (other than Scrooged, of course), Kris Kringle — sitting in the Santa Claus chair at Macy’s flagship store — sends a mother to the Acme Toy Store on 46th Street to find the toy fire engine her…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Law Firm Marketing

Obesity can be a disability, ECJ confirms

Ben Gorner, a Partner in our Birmingham office, comments: As we reported in Be Aware on 1 July and 18 July, the ECJ was recently asked in the case of Kaltoft v Kommunernes Landsforening to consider whether obesity should be…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law, International Law & Trade

Government action on holiday pay claims

BIS has announced this afternoon that a statutory instrument is being laid before Parliament to limit back pay in holiday pay claims to a maximum of two years…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Labor & Employment Law

Challenge to employment tribunal fees fails

Gurpreet Duhra, a Partner in our Sheffield office comments: The High Court has dismissed a second judicial review application by Unison challenging the introduction of employment tribunal fees. This means that, for now,…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law

Does YOUR Website Have to be Accessible Under the Americans with Disabilities Act?

Is the internet a place of public accommodation: a virtual town hall or a virtual shopping mall or a virtual movie theater? Courts still struggle with that…more
| Civil Rights, Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Labor & Employment Law, Science, Computers, & Technology

How to use annual leave to respond to market conditions

Mining company Glencore recently reacted to a depressed coal price by announcing a three week shutdown during which employees would be asked to take annual leave. As the Christmas period approaches, all organisations should be…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law

Be Global - November 2014

UK: Potential for significant increase in cost of holiday pay - The UK Employment Appeal Tribunal recently handed down judgment in the closely watched appeals in a number of cases concerning the calculation of holiday…more
| Civil Rights, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law, Immigration Law, International Law & Trade

Andrew Carnegie’s Advice On Corporate Matching And Avoiding Criminal Prosecutions

Many employers have matching programs for charitable contributions. Under such policies, the employer donates dollars equal to each employee donation to any 501(c)(3) organization. This is American capitalism at work; this is…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Criminal Law, Labor & Employment Law, International Law & Trade

Milestone date for the UK’s working parents – 1 December 2014

In a significant move away from the tradition of birth-related leave being the preserve of a woman, from 1 December 2014, the UK’s new shared parental leave regime will, for the first time, allow parents to share up to 50 weeks’…more
| Labor & Employment Law

2014 Review of the year

Sandra Wallace, Partner and UK Employment Group Head, highlights the most important legislative and case law developments from 2014 and identifies the key cases to watch out for in 2015…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Civil Rights, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law

Hidden Employment Reef Awaiting Captains Of Commerce?

When a company is acquired in a stock sale, its shareholders are routinely required to sign what is known as a Letter of Transmittal (“LOT”). Standard LOTs include a release of all claims. But, due to a quirk of California…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law, Mergers & Acquisitions

Ebola: Key employment legal issues for multinational employers

As the number of Ebola cases hits the 10,000 mark, employers the world over are looking to put in place plans to prepare in the unlikely event that an employee becomes exposed to or ill with the virus. Is your business prepared?…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law, Privacy, Health, International Law & Trade

Holiday pay: the verdict

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has today handed down judgment in the closely observed holiday pay appeals in Bear Scotland v Fulton and Baxter, Hertel (UK) Ltd v Wood and others; and Amec Group Ltd v Law and others (the UK…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Conflict of Laws, Labor & Employment Law, International Law & Trade

One month countdown to shared parental leave

Clare Gregory, a Partner in our Sheffield office comments: There has been increasing publicity recently about the new shared parental leave regime which will, from 1 December 2014, for the first time, allow parents to share up…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Be Global - October 2014

Saudi Arabia: Further changes to the Nitaqat System - In the last couple of years the Government in Saudi Arabia has been increasingly engaged with the issue of employment and creating opportunities for Saudi nationals…more
| Labor & Employment Law, International Law & Trade
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