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SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan (SyCipLaw) has kept its Tier 1 ranking in M&A and Restructuring and Insolvency in the latest rankings released by IFLR1000, the guide to the world’s leading financial and corporate law firms. Earlier this year, SyCipLaw also received Tier 1 rankings in Banking, Capital markets: Equity, Project development, and in Project finance ...

Asters | August 2022

In July, the Antimonopoly Committee asked the Ministry of Strategic Industries to update the conditions for providing state aid to companies that develop, manufacture, repair, and service aviation equipment and engines. What to update and how, the committee wrote in recently adopted  recommendations .  Asters lawyer  Olena Gadomska told Mind what the latter envisage, why AMCU is resorting to such changes and who they will affect   ...

Mamo TCV Advocates | August 2022

  Platform work entails the use of an online platform, serving as an intermediary between the clients and the workers for the performance of particular services or to carry out particular jobs in return for payment. In this way, division of work into specific jobs is favoured over a long-standing employment relationship ...

Kudun and Partners | August 2022

Each year, our firm invites students studying at Thai universities in the Faculty of Law to apply for our Internship Program. Our Internship Program encompasses training, workshops, and opportunities to gain insights from actual business scenarios and participate in client-facing initiatives. You will get to learn from our core practice groups including capital markets, corporate and M&A, dispute resolution and litigation, and tax practice ...

Quarles & Brady LLP | August 2022

Quarles & Brady partner Chris Nickels provided insight for an American City Business Journals article about what the latest COVID-19 guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) means for employers ...

Shoosmiths LLP | August 2022

The Court of Appeal's judgment in Tesco v USDAW and others, handed down a few weeks ago, has confirmed that 'fire and rehire' is still an option available to employers, which will come as a relief to many organisations ...

Shearn Delamore & Co. | August 2022

Dear valued clients, colleagues and friends, On 12 August 2022, the much-anticipated Employment (Amendment of First Schedule) Order 2022 was gazetted and it will come into force with effect from 1 September 2022. These amendments are far reaching as the scope of the Employment Act 1955 will now cover all employees, regardless of their monthly wages ...

Kudun and Partners | August 2022

According to Thai labour laws, an employer is empowered to terminate an employee’s employment at its will, except for members of the Employee Committee which requires a court order for dismissal. However, the consequences of dismissal with and without statutory causes under the Labour Protection Act B.E. 2541 (the “Labour Protection Act”) will be different in terms of the statutory payments for which the employer is legally required to pay the employee ...

Shoosmiths LLP | August 2022

Our latest article provides a useful checklist to help in-house legal teams consider potential implications when dealing with employment claims arising from the pandemic, which are linked to civil and/or criminal claims and the COVID-19 public inquiry. Companies have been receiving Employment Tribunal claims arising from the pandemic – ranging from unfair dismissal (no jab, no job) to whistleblowing and bullying claims relating to alleged employer breaches during the multiple lockdowns ...

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP | August 2022

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC") recently updated its guidance in July of 2022. According to the new guidance, the COVID-19 pandemic no longer automatically meets the business necessity requirement for medical examinations i.e. COVID-19 testing. This means that employers are now required to conduct an individualized assessment to determine whether COVID testing is warranted based on "evolving pandemic circumstances ...

The Supreme Court has ruled that any worker or employee who works for part of the year but has been employed on a continuing contract must receive 5.6 weeks’ leave at full pay. This means they will likely receive proportionately more annual leave and pay than their full-year counterparts. Employers cannot pro-rate a worker’s statutory holiday allowance to reflect the number of weeks they actually work ...

Kudun and Partners | August 2022

Peerasanti Somritutai, partner was invited to be a speaker at the  Legal Vision Asia Pacific on the topic of Thailand During the Pandemic: Employers’ Consideration, a vlog series organized by the World Services Group (WSG). He  provides insight on measures employers have implemented to protect employees and minimize redundancy in Thailand. And, address procedures for remote and in-office work arrangements based on latest government and legislative changes ...

Shoosmiths LLP | August 2022

With the next August public holiday on the horizon, we look at what can be a complicated area in calculating bank holiday entitlement for individuals who work part-time and/or on compressed hours. Under the Working Time Directive (WTD), which is now retained EU law, a worker has the right to a minimum of 4 weeks’ annual leave (or 20 days for a full-time worker). The Working Time Regulations 1998 (WTR), which implement the WTD into UK law, provide an additional 1 ...

Krogerus | August 2022

Year 2022 has included several significant legislative reforms in the field of employment law. Now is the time to look at some of these legislative changes that are coming our way ...

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP | August 2022

On July 19, 2022, the Court of Claims ordered that the current Improved Workforce Opportunity Wage Act (minimum wage) and Michigan Paid Medical Leave Act (paid leave) are void and reinstated the original ballot initiatives. However, employers do not need to overhaul their policies just yet because the ruling is stayed until February 19, 2023. Pending the outcome of appeal, these changes may not go into effect at all ...

Hanson Bridgett LLP | August 2022

This seminar included panel discussions with Labor attorneys covering federal and state case updates and new laws since January 2022. The introduction and "housekeeping" for the seminar can be viewed here.   Download the full PowerPoint presentation for all sessions »   Eyes Wide Shut: Seeing Past Unconscious Bias » Most people think that if they are smart or aware, they can avoid unconscious bias entirely—but this is the wrong approach ...

Asters | August 2022

During the period of martial law, the labor legislation was significantly changed twice ...

Asters | August 2022

On June 21, 2022, the government adopted Resolution No. 702 , which regulates the procedure for receiving partial unemployment benefits. From now on , self-employed persons and employees who have lost part of their income can count on assistance from the state. However, it should be noted that it is not the employee, but the employer who should seek help ...

Shoosmiths LLP | July 2022

The Supreme Court has handed down its decision in the claim of Harpur Trust v Brazel, which may have a significant impact on employers of part-year workers. Background Under the Working Time Regulations (“WTR”), workers are entitled to a minimum of 5.6 weeks’ annual leave and to be paid holiday pay at a rate of a week’s pay ...

Mamo TCV Advocates | July 2022

    Dr Christine Calleja and Dr Warren Ciantar, in collaboration with 21 Malta, delivered a one hour presentation on the new rights introduced by the Work-Life Balance for Parents and Carers Regulations, on Wednesday 20th July 2022. The main rights to be introduced by the Regulations will be paid paternal leave, partly paid parental leave and unpaid carer’s leave ...

On November 18, 2021, President Biden issued Executive Order 14055, “Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers Under Service Contracts,” reinstituting the requirement that successor contractors on Service Contract Act contracts offer positions to the employees of the predecessor contractor. President Trump had previously rescinded this requirement with Executive Order 13897 ...

Stanford Economist Nick Bloom Shares WFH Trends and Predictions View Webinar More than two years into the pandemic, businesses are still wrestling with how to best navigate return to office (RTO). Firms that do it right stand to increase retention, equity, and business performance and forge a new culture of collaboration. But widely varying and evolving business and employee needs make it difficult to unravel the best course of action ...

Shoosmiths LLP | July 2022

Fostering diversity and inclusion at the recruitment stage has a beneficial impact, not least in terms of increased applications and a greater likelihood of attracting the right talent to your organisation. Here are our top tips for getting it right. Consider alternative talent pools It is well publicised that vacancies are at record highs, with currently more vacancies than people in work ...

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