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Mandatory Climate-Related Disclosures – What is Required by April 2022?
Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP, November 2021

  The UK Government’s consultation on mandatory climate-related disclosures As the old saying goes – ‘knowledge is power’, and businesses caught in the net of proposed mandatory climate-related disclosures will need to empower themselves quickly in order to get up to speed by the proposed April 2022 rollout...

Consultation on Remote Hearings
Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP, November 2021

  The issue of online court hearings, and many other types of dispute resolution processes, has been a hot topic over the last few months as restrictions have eased and court users try to figure out what the new normal is, or should be. The Scottish Civil Justice Council has just closed a consultation that seeks views on proposed new rules covering the most appropriate mode of attendance at civil court hearings in the Court of Session and in the Sheriff Courts in Scotland...

Frontier Workers and International Agreements
Shoosmiths LLP, November 2021

Led by legal director of immigration, Rachel Harvey and employment associate, Amy Leech, this webinar provided guidance on options available for frontier workers following the end of free movement between the EU and the UK. Free movement of individuals between EU countries and the UK ended on 31 December 2020, following the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union...

Shearn Delamore & Co. Legal Updates November 2021 (1)
Shearn Delamore & Co., November 2021

Dear valued clients, colleagues and friends, We are pleased to bring you the latest legal updates for November 2021...

Key Considerations & Issues on COVID-19 Vaccine Rollouts Across Southeast Asia
DFDL, November 2021

With COVID-19 vaccination campaigns nearing completion or still in progress in various countries across Southeast Asia, our experts take this opportunity to look at some of the top questions and concerns on the minds of employers and employees when it comes to COVID-19 vaccination considerations...

President Biden Reinstates a Version of the Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers Under Service Contracts Executive Order
Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, November 2021

On November 18, 2021, President Biden issued an executive order reinstating a version of the Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers Under Service Contracts executive order that had previously been implemented by President Obama and then rescinded by President Trump. The new clause is reproduced below.  President Biden’s new executive order applies to contracts and subcontracts that are covered by the Service Contract Act...

California’s AB 45 Opens the Door to Manufacture and Sale of Industrial Hemp Products
Hanson Bridgett LLP, November 2021

On October 6, 2021, Governor Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill 45 (AB 45) into law. AB 45 permits the manufacture and sale of a wide range of products containing regulated amounts of industrial hemp. Below is a brief overview: What is industrial hemp? “Industrial hemp” is defined as cannabis plants that have no more than 0.3% tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)...

Transitioning to Net Zero for IT
Shoosmiths LLP, November 2021

We are very excited to be supporting the UN Global Compact Network UK’s ‘Transitioning to a Net Zero’ webinar series...

Transitioning to Net Zero for Professional Services
Shoosmiths LLP, November 2021

We are very excited to be supporting the UN Global Compact Network UK’s ‘Transitioning to a Net Zero’ webinar series. On Tuesday 19 October 2021, the ‘Transitioning to Net Zero for Professional Services’ webinar took place. In this webinar our Chairperson, Peter Duff, discussed the challenges facing professional services firms in setting and reaching net zero targets...

Transitioning to Net Zero for Retail
Shoosmiths LLP, November 2021

We are very excited to be supporting the UN Global Compact Network UK’s ‘Transitioning to a Net Zero’ webinar series...

Transitioning to Net Zero for the Built Environment
Shoosmiths LLP, November 2021

We are very excited to be supporting the UN Global Compact Network UK’s ‘Transitioning to a Net Zero’ webinar series...

Transitioning to Net Zero for the Energy and Utilities
Shoosmiths LLP, November 2021

We are very excited to be supporting the UN Global Compact Network UK’s ‘Transitioning to a Net Zero’ webinar series...

New UAE Labor Law – Initial Thoughts
Afridi & Angell, November 2021

The long-awaited Labor Law has been published in the Federal Official Gazette and is scheduled to take effect on 2 February 2022. The new Law, Federal Decree-Law No. 33 of 2021, replaces the previous 1980 statute in its entirety. The new statute does not constitute a fundamentally different approach to labor relations in the UAE, but it does introduce important reforms.   I will discuss a few of these in this note and save a lengthier discussion for a future inBrief...

Insurance Tips For Mitigating DOJ Cyber Initiative Risks, Law360
Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP, November 2021

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Employer Best Practices For Biometrics Compliance: Part 2, Law360 Expert Analysis
Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP, November 2021

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Limitation of Liability for Wreck Removal Expenses
Simonsen Vogt Wiig AS, November 2021

The Norwegian government, as owners of the frigate, has held the owners of the tanker liable for the collision and presented a claim of some NOK 13 billion for the loss of the frigate and an additional NOK 770 million for costs related to removing the wreck. Liability is disputed and is due to be adjudged next year. Simonsen Vogt Wiig acts for the owners of the Sola TS...

California Department of Justice Announces Housing Strike Force
Hanson Bridgett LLP, November 2021

Key Points The California Department of Justice (DOJ) is preparing for increased enforcement of state housing laws, primarily focusing on local governments. The Housing Strike Force announcement is part of an ongoing trend of the state increasing enforcement of state housing laws...

Landmark FDA Proposal Seeks to Open Hearing Aid Manufacturing Market and Provide Millions with Access to Care
Dinsmore & Shohl LLP, November 2021

On Oct. 19, 2021, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a proposed rule that would establish a new category of over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids. The rule came in response to President Joe Biden’s July 9 executive order, which among other things, calls for wide availability of low-cost hearing aids in order to promote economic competition...

Employer Best Practices For Biometrics Compliance: Part 1, Law360 Expert Analysis
Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP, November 2021

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Minimal! - Court of Appeal Reduces the Post-Employment Duty of Loyalty
Lavery Lawyers, November 2021

Suppose that your best employee, the up-and-comer you?ve been training for several years, resigns. It?s terrible news for you, especially amid a labour shortage. And, to top it off, their new employer is your main competitor...

Latest Gender Pay Gap Figures and What They Reveal
Shoosmiths LLP, November 2021

Early last month, all companies, charities and public sector departments with 250 or more employees were required to submit their gender pay gap reports for the financial year 2020/2021. So what did the reports show? Progress is slow The initial analysis by the BBC showed little change since the last financial year. Whilst there were more businesses reporting in time for the deadline, this hasn’t affected the overall gender pay gap of 10.4%, which remains as it had been...

Gender and Ethnicity Pay Gap Reporting 2021 and Beyond
Shoosmiths LLP, November 2021

With the 5 October 2021 deadline for reporting 2020 gender pay gaps now passed, the impact which the pandemic has had on progress to reduce gender pay gaps can clearly be seen. The effect of furlough and childcare on women over the past 18 months coupled with the financial strain many organisations have been under has resulted in, at best, no change in gender pay gaps and, at worst, an increasing gap between the average pay of men and women...

Shoospeak HR podcast - Episode 18: Supporting employees experiencing domestic violence
Shoosmiths LLP, November 2021

Our Shoospeak HR podcast welcomes special guests Peter Morris (Partner in the Shoosmiths' family team) and Mahdiya Malik (HR and CSR Manager at Vaultex). Shoosmiths colleague Andy Graham chats to special guests Peter Morris (Partner in the Shoosmiths family team) and Mahdiya Malik (HR and CSR Manager at Vaultex) about Vaultex's recent introduction of a domestic violence policy...

Implementation of OSHA’s 11/5/2021 Emergency Temporary Standard Stayed by Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, November 2021

On Friday, November 12, 2021, in BST Holdings, L.L.C., et. al. vs. Occupational Health and Safety Administration, et. al., Case: 21-60845, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals granted the plaintiffs’ motion to stay implementation of OSHA’s November 5, 2021 Emergency Temporary Standard (the “ETS”) requiring employees of covered employers to undergo COVID-19 vaccination or take weekly COVID-19 tests and wear a mask...

Implementation of OSHA’s 11/5/2021 Emergency Temporary Standard Stayed by Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, November 2021

On Friday, November 12, 2021, in BST Holdings, L.L.C., et. al. vs. Occupational Health and Safety Administration, et. al., Case: 21-60845, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals granted the plaintiffs’ motion to stay implementation of OSHA’s November 5, 2021 Emergency Temporary Standard (the “ETS”) requiring employees of covered employers to undergo COVID-19 vaccination or take weekly COVID-19 tests and wear a mask...

 

 

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