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Trade Unions

New Legislation for Local Staff of Diplomatic and Consular Missions in Belgium

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

As of 15 February 2018, a multitude of new rules apply to “local staff” of diplomatic and consular missions in Belgium, including permanent missions and representations to international organizations having their seat in...more

Increase in UK Employment Compensation Limits

by Dechert LLP on

The maximum compensation that the Employment Tribunal can award for “ordinary” unfair dismissal claims will increase from 6 April 2018, as will the weekly wage figure for calculating an employee's entitlement to a statutory...more

Big Issues Impacting Workplaces In 2018

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Social, technological and economic forces impacting the workplace will continue to pose challenges for employers, employees, unions, policy makers and regulators in 2018....more

Littler Global Guide - India - Q4 2017

by Littler on

Delhi High Court: “Mere Physical Contact” Not Sexual Harassment - On October 31, 2017, the Delhi High Court passed a landmark judgment in the case of Shanta Kumar v. Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)...more

Employment News - January 2018

by Hogan Lovells on

Weekly newsletter on employment matters. In this weeks issue: - Promises, promises – individual pay offers a breach of TULRCA... - You and whose army? EHRC outlines approach to enforcing gender pay gap...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

Employment News - November 2017

by Hogan Lovells on

Weekly newsletter on employment matters. In this weeks issue: - Open to non-members – rejection of job application because of previous union activities was unlawful. - Stevenson/Farmer review into mental health in...more

European Trade Union Institute Publishes Policy Brief on EUON

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. on

The European Trade Union Institute (ETUI) recently published a policy brief entitled “EU Observatory for Nanomaterials: a constructive view on future regulation.” The policy brief provides information about the European...more

A road map to life sciences M&A in the Netherlands

by Hogan Lovells on

U.S.-based life sciences companies considering transactions in Europe may easily become overwhelmed with the complexity of Europe’s various jurisdictions. In this series, members of our European Life Sciences Transactions...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

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

United we stand. But lawfully.

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Trade union conduct is constantly changing, and our team have observed trends that are reshaping the boundaries, and that have already begun to impact our clients....more

Majority Rules: German Constitutional Court Confirms Constitutionality of Tariff Unity Act

by Jones Day on

On July 11, 2017, the German Federal Constitutional Court in essence rejected actions by certain smaller trade unions against a "tariff unity" law introduced almost exactly two years before. This is a major setback for trade...more

In times of union rivalry

by Hogan Lovells on

SAFTU recently launched itself under the name South African Federation of Trade Unions and enters into the fray on the heels of four other existing union federations. This is not going to settle the workplace; on the...more

In times of union rivalry

by Hogan Lovells on

SAFTU recently launched itself under the name South African Federation of Trade Unions and enters into the fray on the heels of four other existing union federations. This is not going to settle the workplace; on the...more

"May Day" Demonstrations are Imminent: Lawful Employer Responses to Advocacy

by Smith Anderson on

According to leaders of the Service Employees International Union, the Food Chain Workers Alliance, the Rural Community Workers Alliance and other labor groups, upwards of 350,000 workers are planning on striking or...more

Collective Bargaining Stalemate? - Tribunal finds employer's direct approach to employees unlawful

by DLA Piper on

Employers who recognise a trade union for the purposes of collective bargaining should be aware of a recent tribunal decision which may significantly impact on their ability to implement contract variations where union...more

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

Employment News - February 2017

by Hogan Lovells on

Springing into action – start date for Trade Union Act - The Trade Union Act 2016 will come into force on 1 March 2017. The new rules apply to any industrial action for which the ballot opens (by sending out voting...more

The Trade Union Act 2016: coming to an industry near you on 1 March 2017

by Dentons on

Following our post on 22 December 2016, “2016: A year of discontent?” the Trade Union Act 2016 (Commencement No. 3 and Transitional) Regulations 2017 SI 2017/139 have been confirmed and the main provisions of the Trade Union...more

Key Employment Law Events in 2017 and Beyond

by McDermott Will & Emery on

Current indications are that 2017 may be a fairly static year as regards to employment law. Whilst it is anticipated the government will trigger Article 50 to start Brexit negotiations, these are likely to last for at...more

2016: A year of discontent?

by Dentons on

2016 has been a turbulent year and it seems to be going out with a bang, in what some have dubbed a “winter of discontent”. According to recent BBC analysis, in the first 10 months of the year 218,300 working days were lost...more

Proposals for Employee representation at board level in UK companies

by White & Case LLP on

Theresa May, and latterly Owen Smith, have both announced their intention to put employees on company boards. Employee representation on company boards in Europe is commonplace and speculation is rife as to what model either...more

Brexit: The Consequences for UK Employment Law

by Proskauer Rose LLP on

On 23 June 2016 the people of Britain voted in favour of leaving the European Union – the so-called "Brexit." The result has created uncertainty and speculation as to the implications of Brexit and what happens next. As...more

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