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On 18 February 2015 Law No. 1 of 2015 was ratified by HH The Emir of Qatar. This law amends certain provisions in the Qatar Labour Law No. (14) of 2004 and introduces a new wage protection scheme in Qatar....more
In Seyfarth's sixth installment of our 2015 Trade Secrets Webinar Series, Seyfarth attorneys will discuss the significant statutory changes to several jurisdictions’ laws regarding trade secrets and restrictive covenants and...more
On May 27, 2015, FINRA solicited comment on a proposed rule (the “proposed rule”) that would require a firm to which a representative has recently transferred to provide material prepared by FINRA (the “FINRA Disclosure...more
What happened? In The Basildon Academies v Amadi, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (the "EAT") decided that an employee was not under an implied duty to disclose allegations of misconduct to his employer where there was no...more
The last version of a bill concerning amendment to the Labor Code has just been accepted by the Parliament. The new regulation shall enter into force 6 months after its adoption, i.e., probably in the first quarter of next...more
On 15 July 2015, the Government published a draft Trade Union Bill which sets out changes to tighten the law on industrial action.
What is the current position?
There is no general right to take industrial action...more
EMPLOYMENT LAWS -
TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT -
Terms and conditions of work performed by employees in New Zealand are governed by:
• Legislation governing employment terms and working conditions,...more
UK employment law is constantly developing and it has been challenging for employers to keep up with the changes in recent years. All employers in the UK, no matter how big or small, are required to comply with these laws or...more
There are few circumstances in the practice of law that require more quick thinking and improvisation than defending a client at a temporary restraining order (“TRO”) hearing mere hours after meeting them for the first time....more
The phone rings on a Wednesday afternoon. In a panic, your longtime client explains that a hotshot employee has unexpectedly fled to a competitor a few months before the launch of a top secret new product. The client is...more
Arbitration agreements have been a roller coaster for Missouri employers. Recently, in State ex rel. Hewitt v. Kerr, the Missouri Supreme Court enforced such an agreement, sending an employee’s discrimination lawsuit to...more
Les problématiques relatives au burn-out et à la pénibilité au travail ont constitué, au 1er semestre 2015, des sujets majeurs en matière de santé au travail.
En effet, des évolutions législatives en la matière,...more
Welcome to Reed Smith’s Monthly Global Employment Law blog post. This month’s post covers the legality of employee strikes in five key jurisdictions: France, Germany, Hong Kong, the UK and the United States.
Vous avez peut être manqué certains développements récents…
Cette lettre d’information rassemble quelques évolutions majeures du premier semestre 2015 en France en droit du travail.
Les demandes de dommages et...more
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit recently upheld the judgment against Tuomey Healthcare System, Inc. (Tuomey), in a qui tam False Claims Act case predicated on Stark Law violations. The district court in the...more
OFCCP recently sent its proposed final regulations implementing Executive Order 13665 (the “Order”) to the Office of Management and Budget (“OMB”) for final approval. The Order, among other things, mandates that federal...more
The United States District Court in California recently issued a decision granting in part and denying in part a motion to dismiss in the class action lawsuit brought against Sony Pictures Entertainment, Inc. (“Sony”),...more
Employee's Inability To Work For A Particular Supervisor Does Not Constitute A "Disability" -
Higgins-Williams v. Sutter Med. Found., 237 Cal. App. 4th 78 (2015) -
Michaelin Higgins-Williams worked as a clinical...more
This article is the third in a series which provides an overview of the basics of employment law in Colombia and will focus on laws governing employment terminations, including just cause reasons for terminating the...more
A recent decision made by the Federal Circuit Court (Court) provides a timely reminder of the need to take care when making decisions about the ongoing employment and duties of ill and injured employees. The decision also...more
Conducting an intellectual property due diligence is an essential component in the acquisition, investment in and/or valuation of technology companies.
What are some of the key components of the business that such a...more
On July 2, 2015, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit affirmed a $237 million judgment against Tuomey Healthcare System, Inc. (“Tuomey”), in a federal False Claims Act (“FCA”) case arising out of...more
After reading through the hundreds of pages of the District Court's and Appeals Court's decisions, including the recent Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals decision that was filed on July 2, 2015, one thing is certain: Mixing one...more
In proposing the clawback rules for stock exchanges mandated by Section 954 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010, the Securities and Exchange Commission evinces little regard for contrary...more
On July 2, 2015, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit affirmed a $237 million judgment against Tuomey Healthcare System, Inc., in a federal False Claims Act (FCA) case arising out of violations of the...more
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