In Villanueva v. United States Department of Labor, No. 12-60122, 2014 WL 550817 (5th Cir. Feb. 12, 2014), the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals held that the petitioner had not engaged in protected activity under Section 806 of…more
It has never been clear what activities are permitted while traveling to the US as a Business Visitor within the B-1 visa classification. However, Infosys Corporation (“Infosys”) is the first company to feel the wrath of the US…more
Contrary to the U.S., which has the concept of “at-will” termination, to dismiss an employee in France, an employer must have a “real and serious cause” and must comply with a specific procedure. The cause is not pre-determined…more
2013 has been a significant year for UK employment law. In particular, an abundance of new legislation (both about substantive law and Employment Tribunal procedure) has heralded a number of important changes.
In France, judges consider that the answer to this question depends on the parameters of the employee’s profile on Facebook.
In a decision of April 10, 2013, the French Supreme Court ruled that when insulting comments are…more
According to the Rome Convention of June 19, 1980 (applicable for employment contracts entered into with until December 16th, 2009) as well as the European Regulation 593/2008 (for employment agreements concluded afterward), if…more
Setting the correct salary is never easy and is more an art than a science. In the current economic climate the market fluctuates according to industry, geographical location, budgetary constraints and a whole host of other…more
1. What are the primary sources of labor and employment rights in Brazil?
There are four major sources of labor and employment rights in Brazil: (i) the Federal Constitution; (ii) the Brazilian Labor Act (Consolidação das…more
Over the past 2 years, several European countries, like Spain or the UK, have decided to simplify and lighten their labor and employment regulations to enable their companies to compete with emerging markets and to face the…more
Social media around the world continues to evolve and so does the International Labour Group at Proskauer. For a second year in a row, Proskauer and its global partners have conducted a survey of multinational businesses to find…more
Increasingly, companies with operations or employees in more than one country are exposed to the risk of court proceedings in a foreign jurisdiction and the unfamiliar practices and procedures arising out of overseas litigation…more
For the first article of this blog, the Proskauer International Labor Group has decided to focus on this tricky question since we know that our friends and clients having an international presence face various issues when it…more
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