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WEB EXCLUSIVE December 2017: The Top 14 Labor And Employment Law Stories

by Fisher Phillips on

It’s hard to keep up with all the recent changes to labor and employment law. While the law always seems to evolve at a rapid pace, there were an unprecedented number of changes each month in 2017. December was no different,...more

California Employers Be WARNED: California WARN Act Applies to Temporary Layoffs

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

In a recent decision, a California Court of Appeal ruled for the first time that a temporary layoff is sufficient to trigger the protections of the California WARN Act (“Cal WARN”). In Int’l Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Iron...more

You’ve Been Warned: California’s WARN Act Is Broader Than the Federal Warn Act

by Bryan Cave on

As with so many other situations involving California’s employment laws, its protection for California-based employees experiencing a job loss is broader than the protections under federal law. In The International...more

California’s WARN Act Applies to Temporary Layoffs

by Fisher Phillips on

A California appellate court has ruled that California’s WARN Act, which requires 60 days advance notice of “mass layoffs,” applies to temporary layoffs and furloughs. The case (Boilermakers Local 1998 v. Nassco Holdings,...more

Brazilian Labor Reform: Reshaping the Employer–Employee Relationship

by Jones Day on

The Situation: High unemployment rates, combined with an outdated Brazilian protectionist labor regime that imposed high costs on employers, created the opportunity for a new approach to labor regulation. The Result: Brazil...more

Short-Term Layoffs Require Advance Notice Under California WARN

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: Like the Federal WARN Act, California’s WARN Act (Cal-WARN) requires employers to notify employees of certain covered layoffs that will affect them. The California Court of Appeal has now confirmed that...more

Brazil: Amid Great Recession, Government Issues Executive Order to Stave Off Unemployment and Reduce Labor Costs

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On July 6, 2015, the Brazilian government issued an Executive Order (MP 680/15 and Decree 8.479/15) called Program to Protect the Employment (“PPE”) to slow down the rise of unemployment and the deepening of the recession. ...more

Woolworths – Widening the Ambit of Collective Redundancy Consultation

by White & Case LLP on

It has been reported that the UK's Employment Appeal Tribunal ("EAT") has overturned an employment tribunal decision denying protective awards to former employees of Woolworths who had worked in stores with fewer than 20...more

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

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

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