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Energy Newsletter - January 2018

by King & Spalding on

Gas Market Reform in Asia: an Update on the Implementation of Third Party Access to LNG Import Terminals - The rise of natural gas and LNG in Asia continues apace, fuelled by a convergence of plentiful global LNG supply,...more

Suing Your Employee? Don't Try This at Home

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

In Petter v EMC Corporation [2015] EWCA Civ 828, a U.K. subsidiary and its U.S. parent company were prevented by the English courts from continuing non-compete proceedings against an employee in the court of Massachusetts....more

A Sexual Harassment Sea Change for Employers?

Social media supercharges the potential for sexual harassment allegations involving work colleagues and could lead to consequences for employers who fail to act quickly and appropriately. Recent events herald a change in...more

Looking Forward: Canadian Class Actions in 2018

by Bennett Jones LLP on

The past year saw another flurry of Canadian class action activity. Courts across the country rendered significant decisions that should give companies doing business in Canada cause for both concern and optimism. While the...more

What to Expect in UK Employment Law in 2018: GDPR, Brexit Negotiations and More

by McDermott Will & Emery on

Whilst 2017 was anticipated to be a fairly static year for employment law, that did not in fact prove to be the case, and there were various notable developments, including the following: ..The landmark defeat of the...more

Brexit 2018: The Final Preparations

by Dechert LLP on

2018 is the year that the UK and EU will look to finalise their Brexit deal; to settle the trading arrangements for what could be a lengthy ‘transition period’; and start discussions on the shape of their future long-term...more

Enforcing Gender Pay Gap Reporting – the proposed approach of the UK Equality and Human Rights Commission

by Dechert LLP on

In this OnPoint we report on the Equality and Human Rights Commission's proposals for its approach to enforcing employers’ gender pay gap reporting obligations....more

Enhancing social protection of international employees assigned to Belgium

by DLA Piper on

Each employer who wants to occupy foreign workers (or self-employed for that matter) in Belgium must (unless those excluded by law) preliminarily declare their employment to the Belgian labour authorities via a so-called...more

International HR – Offer Letters and Employment Contracts

by Fisher Phillips on

When a US company decides to hire an employee in another country the question of whether to send the applicant an offer letter inevitably arises. Sending an offer letter prior to the final contract is normal practice in the...more

Continuing Resolution extends EB-5 Program until January 2018

by Cozen O'Connor on

As expected, the House and the Senate passed a Continuing Resolution (the “CR”) last week which extended the Federal budget until January 19, 2018. It is expected that the President will sign the CR. This new short-term...more

Guide To Employee Non-Compete Agreements in Europe, Middle East and Africa

Business practices are changing. Markets are becoming more global and employees are on the move around the world. Employees are key assets driving sales, productivity and profit over different markets. It is therefore vital...more

USCIS Issues Guidance on TN Nonimmigrant Status for Economists

On November 20, 2017, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued a policy memorandum clarifying that the TN definition of “economists.” Background - On December 17, 1992, the presidents of the...more

Congress Passes Final Tax Reform Bill: U.S. Tax Reform: The Current State of Play

With the affirmative vote in the House today, both Houses of Congress have now passed a final version of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, clearing the legislation for President Trump’s signature. President Trump is widely expected...more

Global Mobility Objectives and Immigration

by Baker Donelson on

Businesses worldwide are looking to tap into international talent pools, as global expansion is now a critical component to success. Moving individuals to the right roles in new locations, and fast, can provide a company with...more

EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program Expires in 5-Days. Will EB-5 be Reauthorized?

Washington’s divisive political climate has led to many uncertainties in the future of the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Visa Program. Last week, the House and Senate passed a continuing resolution that prevented a government...more

Be Global: 2017 in review

by DLA Piper on

In this month's edition of Be Global, we bring together a summary of the most significant international employment law developments from the past 12 months, as reported on GENIE. Data privacy, whistleblowing, worker status...more

The role of mediation in business and human rights disputes

by DLA Piper on

The United Nations Forum on Business and Human Rights brings together business, governments, civil society and the legal profession to develop thinking and share best practice in this emerging area of law and practice. This...more

USCIS Announces Limitation on NAFTA Eligibility in “Economist” Classification

by Epstein Becker & Green on

On December 18, 2018, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) issued a news release announcing “clarifying policy guidance” on eligibility standards for qualifying as a TN “Economist” under the North American Free...more

U.S. Legislation Requires Enhancements to Modern Slavery Compliance Procedures to Address North Korean Labor Risks

by Ropes & Gray LLP on

On August 2, 2017, the Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act was signed into law in the United States. The CAATSA restricts entry into the United States of goods made with North Korean labor, wherever...more

UK Immigration Update: Statement of Changes to Immigration Rules Announced

by Morgan Lewis on

The UK Home Office published a Statement of Changes to the Immigration Rules, including a reduced waiting period for graduating students to switch from Tier 4 to Tier 2 and the proposed issuance of electronic entry...more

A Modern Slavery Act For Australia

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Over 40 million people around the world are trapped in conditions of modern slavery, according to estimates from the Walk Free Foundation and International Labour Organization, including an estimated 4300 victims “hidden in...more

Monthly Update - Australian Labour & Employment - November 2017

by Jones Day on

MESSAGE FROM THE EDITOR - In this edition of the Update, we report on Woolworths' commitment to identify and address human rights risks in its Australian supply chains. We then discuss a class action expected to be lodged...more

SMART Working - Italy: New Flexible Working Opportunity

by Fisher Phillips on

The International Employers Forum welcomed Anna Cozzi, Esquire, from Daverio & Florio law firm, to join a panel of international lawyers, including my colleague William Wright, to speak about changes in employment law around...more

Compliance News Flash

by Arnall Golden Gregory LLP on

Arnall Golden Gregory LLP is pleased to provide you with the Compliance News Flash, brought to you each Friday. This weekly update is your source for timely background screening and immigration-related news that is important...more

US Department of State Releases January 2018 Visa Bulletin

by Morgan Lewis on

The cutoff dates for China and other workers show the biggest movement. The US Department of State has released its January 2018 Visa Bulletin, setting out per-country priority date cutoffs that regulate immigrant visa...more

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