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Labor and Employment Updates from Around the World: Germany

As so often happens in the aftermath of an election, the new German Government has turned its attention to labor and employment law, and has already announced new and significant legislation. On top of this, there have been some…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Fifth Circuit Finds No Protected Activity under SOX, Mum on Extraterritoriality

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
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law, International Law & Trade

Beware: When Sending Employees to the US: Business Visitors under Scrutiny

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
| Business Torts, Immigration Law, International Law & Trade

What Are The Main Differences For Dismissing An Employee Between The US And France?

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
| Labor & Employment Law

UK Employment Law – A Year In Perspective – Changes Past and on the Horizon

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. This…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law, Securities Law

In The Netherlands And France: Can You Get Away With Insulting Your Boss On Social Media?

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
| Communications & Media Law, Criminal Law, Labor & Employment Law, Personal Injury, International Law & Trade

European Cross Border Employment Contracts: Which Law Applies?

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
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law, International Law & Trade

Tips For Setting Employees’ Salaries And Benefits For MultiNational Companies

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
| Labor & Employment Law, International Law & Trade

Ten Questions Regarding Brazilian Labor and Employment law

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
| Labor & Employment Law, International Law & Trade

About the National Agreement Reached by Unions in France: Is French Labor Law Becoming More Flexible? Is the French Labor Code Revolutionized?

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
| International Law & Trade, Labor & Employment Law

ILG Blog Posting: Social Media Evolves

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
| Labor & Employment Law, Science, Computers, & Technology

International workplace dispute practices: key concepts for today’s global employers

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
| International Law & Trade, Labor & Employment Law

How to deal with personal data for multinational companies?

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
| International Law & Trade, Labor & Employment Law, Privacy
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