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Firm Profile: Proskauer Rose LLP
374 rue Saint-Honoré
Paris, France 75001, France
Phone: +33.1.53.05.69.26
Fax: +33.1.53.05.60.05
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India’s Parliament Passes Increased Maternity Leave

India’s Parliament has officially passed an increase to maternity leave in India. The new law entitles most mothers to 26 weeks of paid leave..…more
 /  International Law & Trade, Labor & Employment Law

The Top Ten Things You Should Know About UK Employment Law

What 2016 lacked in employment law changes, it made up with political surprises (Brexit) and sweeping data protection changes (the GDPR). Due to these dynamic changes and in anticipation of what lies ahead, our UK employment…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law, Privacy, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

UK Employment Tribunal Rules that Individuals Working in the “Gig Economy” are Entitled to Paid Leave

An Employment Tribunal in the United Kingdom ruled that a bicycle courier for CitySprint, a delivery firm, was a worker rather than self-employed and therefore entitled to paid leave. This is the most recent decision in a…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law

UK Gender Pay Gap Reporting

We wrote about the Draft Gender Pay Gap Regulations in the April 2016 edition of A Month in UK Employment Law. In December 2016, the UK Government published a revised version of these Regulations which are expected to come into…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

The right to disconnect: a new right for French employees?

A new law, called El Khomri law, passed on August 8th, 2016 in France providing a right to disconnect for employees. Such right is entered into force on January 1st, 2017 - According to the law, it belongs to the…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Labor & Employment Law

High Court Decision Serves as a Cautionary Tale for Office Holiday Parties

The High Court ruled on December 1, 2016 that Northampton Recruitment Limited was not liable when a manager punched an employee twice in the head after a Christmas party. While the Company was not held liable, the case is a…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

UK Tribunal Allows Expatriate to Bring Claims in the UK

In Jeffrey v. The British Council 2016, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (“EAT”) ruled that an employee who had an “exceptional degree of connection” with the United Kingdom could bring claims in the UK even though he had been…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law

The War on Modern Slavery Continues

On July 30, 2016, newly-elected British Prime Minister, Theresa May, wrote an article detailing how her government would lead the charge in combatting modern slavery. As a major proponent of the UK Modern Slavery Act (and one…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, International Law & Trade, Labor & Employment Law

Maternity Leave Length Increased in India

The Upper House of India’s Parliament just passed an amendment to India’s Maternity Benefit Act of 1961. The amendment increases maternity leave to 26 weeks of paid leave, a major increase over the current 12 week leave. It…more
 /  International Law & Trade, Labor & Employment Law

EU Advocate General Holds that Certain Forms of Indirect Religious Discrimination Could be Justified

On May 31, 2016, the Advocate General (“AG”) of the European Court of Justice issued its opinion in a case relating to a Muslim employee wearing a headscarf at work. In the case, Samira Achbita v. G4S Secure Solutions NV, Case…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law, International Law & Trade

UK Tribunal Defines Some Limits on Employee Privacy Protections and Expands Anti-Discrimination Rights

Employee’s Privacy Rights - European courts continue to grapple with the limits on employee protections under Article 8 of the European Convention of Human Rights. Article 8 protects a person’s right to respect for…more
 /  Civil Rights, Communications & Media Law, Labor & Employment Law, Privacy, International Law & Trade

New Law Imposes Additional Requirements on NGOs Operating in China

Until recently, there have been few formal regulations regarding the operation of foreign non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in China. While the Chinese government has expressed skepticism and, at times, hostility toward…more
 /  Criminal Law, Elections & Politics, International Law & Trade, Labor & Employment Law, Nonprofit Law

German Labor Court Allows Review of Employee’s Browsing History

European courts continue to clarify the right of employers to review their employees’ emails. As we discussed previously, the European Court of Human Rights and the National Labor Relations Board of the U.S. have recognized that…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Labor & Employment Law, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Trade Secrets Directive

The protection afforded to trade secrets is disparate across the EU. In order to protect trade secrets as potential drivers for economic growth and jobs and to create a level-playing field within Europe, the European Parliament…more
 /  Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Intellectual Property, International Law & Trade, Labor & Employment Law

Further Insights: How the Recent Barbulescu Decision Impacts Employers in Europe and the United States

Last month, we blogged about the much discussed ECHR Barbulescu opinion. As a follow up, we wanted to provide further insights to multi-national employers about how this European decision compares to the position in the United…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Labor & Employment Law, Privacy, International Law & Trade
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