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Caution with the Models of the “Commission de Bons Offices” when Employing Local Staff in Belgium as a Diplomatic Mission

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

The Good Offices Commission, better known under its French name “Commission de Bons Offices”, has developed model work rules and a model employment agreement for local staff of diplomatic missions. Although both the...more

France's Department of Labor Issues Guidance on New Corporate Social Responsibility Obligations

by Littler on

Following the introduction of new corporate social responsibility obligations for collaborative platforms towards independent workers, the French Department of Labor published guidance to clarify the scope of this...more

The Macron Ordinances - Topic 1: New Rules on Dismissals

by White & Case LLP on

New rules to reform French employment law, as announced in our previous client alert of September 19th, 2017, have been published in the French official journal on September 23rd, 2017. Some measures are immediately...more

Employment News - October 2017 #2

by Hogan Lovells on

Too much information? References to previous incidents did not make investigation unfair - In NHS 24 v Pillar the EAT found that an investigation into misconduct which took account of earlier incidents that had not been...more

TUPE and Share Sales

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

In ICAP Management Services Limited v Dean Berry and BGC Services (Holdings) LLP [2017] EWHC 1321, the High Court examined the circumstances in which TUPE may apply to a share sale. Mr Berry was a senior executive at ICAP...more

After the German Election: What’s on the Horizon for Employers under “Jamaica”?

After Germany’s general election, a “Jamaica” alliance could soon rule Germany, being mathematically possible and, after the Social democrats SPD announced their return to opposition, only viable option not involving the...more

Increase in "Injury to Feelings" Awards in Discrimination Claims

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

The Vento bands for “injury to feelings” awards in discrimination claims have been increased. The new figures, applicable to claims issued on or after 11 September 2017, are as follows: - Lower band, for the least serious...more

Employment Law Insights and Solutions (ELIS)

by Dentons on

In this special first edition of Dentons’ new global publication, Employment Law Insights and Solutions (ELIS), we identify some of the most important legislative developments and court decisions in the employment arena from...more

Mexico: STPS Expands Period Of Non-Working Days Due To Earthquake

by Littler on

On September 26, 2017, the Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare (“Secretaria del Trabajo y Previsión Social” or “STPS”) expanded the block of days that are deemed as nonworking days, to allow authorities to inspect the damage...more

Five on Friday – Five Recent Developments that We’ve Been Watching Closely - Sept 2017 #2

It’s Friday and time for another overview of developments in the field of business and human rights that we’ve been monitoring. This week’s post includes a number of new guidance documents and tools, including materials...more

European Labour & Employment Update - September 2017

by Jones Day on

In this edition, we report from around Europe on some interesting case law developments that affect the way employers manage their employees. The range of issues covered shows that, despite the breadth of directives issued by...more

Barème des indemnités de licenciement prud'homales, comment ça marche ?

C’est officiel : le barème des indemnités pour licenciement irrégulier ou sans cause réelle et sérieuse est en vigueur. Please see full Publication below for more information. ...more

Sweeping Changes to French Labor Laws Signal Employer-Friendly Future

by Fisher Phillips on

Today, the French labor market experienced the start of a power swing, from its historically employee-friendly labor regime to a more employer-friendly set of laws, intended to provide employers with greater flexibility in...more

Employment Flash - September 2017

This edition examines recent labor and employment developments at the U.S. federal, state and local levels, including a Texas district court ruling invalidating the Department of Labor's overtime rule; a New York appellate...more

Employment News - September 2017 #3

by Hogan Lovells on

Let's talk about it – changing terms and redundancy consultation - In Socha v Szpital Specjalistyczny im A. Falkiewicza, the CJEU confirms that the duty to inform and consult applies where employees are dismissed for...more

México: Se modifica la norma NOM- 006-STP-2014 sobre el manejo y almacenamiento de materiales

by Littler on

El pasado 18 de septiembre de 2017, se publicó en el Diario Oficial de la Federación, el acuerdo por el que se modifica la Norma Oficial Mexicana NOM- 006-STP-2014 --- sobre el manejo y almacenamiento de materiales como parte...more

Mexico: Amendment to Regulations Governing Handling and Storage of Materials

by Littler on

On September 18, 2017, the Official Gazette published an amendment to the regulations on the handling and storage of materials. Specifically, the amendment modifies the Mexican Official Regulation NOM- 006-STP-2014, which...more

French Elections Pave Way for Labor, Tax Reforms

In the months following the election of President Emmanuel Macron, who is perceived as pro-business, as well as a parliamentary election in which the new president’s party won the majority, companies and entrepreneurs have...more

The publication of the Macron ordinances

by White & Case LLP on

The long-awaited reform of French employment law is now on track. The French government (the "Government") presented five draft ordinances outlining the different topics and related modifications that should be formally...more

Is Going on Holiday Going Away? UK/EU Employers Confront Challenges Posed by Employees Who Don’t Take Their Vacations

by Vedder Price on

While many US employers struggle to make sense of the patchwork of state and local sick leave laws, European Union (EU) employers face a different set of challenges involving mandatory vacation entitlements. In the EU, the...more

French Labor Law Reform: A Breakdown of Key Items in the Overhaul

by McDermott Will & Emery on

The French government has announced labor reforms intended to promote flexibility and improved predictability at both the collective and individual level. The decrees should be approved by the president on September 22, 2017,...more

Release of Plans to Reform French Labor Law Makes Waves

by Littler on

French President Emmanuel Macron's boldest mission, reforming France's nearly untouchable labor laws, received mixed reviews as his plans went public late last week. The changes would promote negotiation at a company level...more

France’s Labor Law In For Overhaul

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

Newly elected French President Emmanuel Macron’s draft overhaul of the French Labor Code (“Macron reform”) promises to increase flexibility and reduce risk in French labor law, while strengthening workers’ rights. It is...more

Japan Legal Update - Volume 28 | July 2017

by Jones Day on

Labor - Japanese Supreme Court Decision on Overtime Payments to Doctors - In a court case in which a doctor employed by a health care corporation sought extra pay for overtime and late-night work (collectively, "overtime"),...more

México: Nuevo Sistema Permite a Patrones Informar su Cumplimiento de la Ley Laboral y Evitar Inspecciones

by Littler on

El 1° de agosto de 2017, la Secretaria del Trabajo y Previsión Social (STPS) anunció la creación de un sistema en línea para medir y monitorear el cumplimiento de los patrones de las normas que regulan las condiciones...more

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