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ALRUD Law Firm | October 2022

In the course of regular updates on Russian counter-sanctions measures, we would like to provide you with summarized information on: new Official Clarifications published[1] by the Ministry of Finance on October 14, 2022; and new Presidential Decree No. 737 published on October 15, 2022. The above have hugely updated the current counter-sanction FDI regime in Russia, in particular, new transactions requiring counter-sanctions approval were added (e.g ...

Shoosmiths LLP | October 2022

Today is World Menopause Day! Whilst it may feel like ‘just another day’, it is an important day for raising awareness of something that has, historically, not been on most people’s radars (other than those going thought it, of course) ...

DFDL | October 2022

The window to apply for the 2023 foreign employee quota is open until the end of November 2022. Enterprises employing or intending to employ foreign employees in 2023 are required to apply for a foreign employee quota from the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training (“MLVT”) ...

ENSafrica | October 2022

What are the legal consequences of an employee continuing to work after the employee has reached the agreed upon retirement age? Does a new contract of employment come into force or does the old contract continue operating?  Can an employer still terminate employment on the basis that the employee has reached (and passed) their retirement age? These questions have been the subject of much debate over the years ...

Hanson Bridgett LLP | October 2022

The Governor’s office has announced that the COVID State of Emergency will end on February 28, 2023. Absent a change in the Governor's plans, at that point, COVID-19 will no longer be a valid basis to hold emergency teleconference meetings pursuant to AB 361. Brown Act Teleconference Meetings The Brown Act allows an agency's governing board to use any type of teleconferencing in connection with any meeting ...

Kudun and Partners | October 2022

As we continue to expand our China Practice, we are looking for Thai lawyers who are interested in corporate and commercial law, foreign direct investment and M&A transactions to assist our China Practice. Career Kudun and Partners Founded in 2015, Kudun and Partners is a modern and forward-thinking law firm with a vision for a more client-focused way of practicing ...

ALRUD Law Firm | October 2022

On October 7, 2022 Federal laws No. 376-FZ and No. 379-FZ which provide supplementary guarantees for employees came into effect. Among other things, new grounds for termination of an employment contract have been introduced and opportunity and procedure for an employment contract suspension for the period of military service have been formalized ...

Shoosmiths LLP | October 2022

A recent Employment Appeal Tribunal (‘EAT’) decision provides a cautionary tale for employers on compensation awards but all is not lost. We examine Dafiaghor-Olomu v Community Integrated Care and outline key steps employers can take to protect themselves against inflated liability ...

Shoosmiths LLP | October 2022

The past two years have accelerated the pace of change in the workplace, not just in terms of a more positive approach towards flexible and hybrid working and an increased use of technology but also in terms of skills shortages and a strain on the current labour market. The past two years have also highlighted a continued need for employers to do even more to support and nurture their disabled workforce, with more proactive recruitment and retention strategies ...

Mamo TCV Advocates | October 2022

  The ESG & CSR: Impact on Employment webinar is being held as part the Mamo TCV Sustainable Finance Week being held between 24 October & 28 October 2022. Please click here for the programme of events ...

No employer wants to make decisions based on an employee's social media activity. Everyone tells employees to keep their private life private and don't let it affect the job — right? What happens when it is not the employee's social media conduct but a viral video of the employee that becomes the center of a social media firestorm? As with so many things in employment law, you can't make this stuff up ...

Asters | October 2022

The morning of February 24 began as an ordinary day for IP attorneys Julia Semeniy and Yuliya Prokhoda, with planned court hearings, client meetings and routine school runs in Ukraine. But when Russia began its onslaught on the country, in an act of internationally condemned aggression, their lives changed dramatically ...

ALRUD Law Firm | October 2022

On 5 October 2022, the Russian Federal Tax Service published the draft Order “On the Approval of the List of States (Territories) That Automatically Exchange Financial Information” (the “Draft Order”). The existing list of countries and territories that exchange such information is to be extended to include Kazakhstan, Maldives and Oman ...

Wardynski & Partners | October 2022

It’s hard to explain to someone who has never been accused of a crime that they cannot use their own money, and this situation could last for months. Nonetheless, an institution exerting this effect functions under Polish law and can impact both individuals and companies This institution is the freezing of accounts. In general it is used where there is a suspicion that funds in an account have a criminal origin or are related to an offence ...

Shoosmiths LLP | October 2022

Hybrid working is now an accepted way of working for many employees who relish the balance it brings to their lives. The approach has challenges for employers; not least performance management of remote employees and how to deal with issues that arise. Hybrid working certainly has its benefits, with many surveys reporting that employees who work from home for part of the week feel more productive and can maintain a better work / life balance ...

ENSafrica | October 2022

The modern world of technology has undoubtedly changed the manner in which we collect evidence as well as the types of evidence relied on in arbitration proceedings and trials. One such example is the increased use of digital and printed evidence. The reliance on computerised data and its credibility was explored in the recent case of Eskom Holdings SOC Limited v Ravichandran Reddy. In this matter, Mr Reddy, a zone manager at Eskom, was a beneficiary of Eskom’s managerial car scheme ...

ENSafrica | October 2022

In Ismail v Life Entabeni Hospital, the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (“CCMA”) had to decide whether an employee had been unfairly discriminated against on the basis of her religion as a result of the employer’s “bare below the elbow” policy (“BBE policy”) which did not permit the wearing of long sleeves by those employees working in general wards and the ICU ...

ALRUD Law Firm | October 2022

On 7 October 2022 the President of the Russian Federation has signed Federal Law No. 387-FZ 'On Amendments to Article 52 of the Arbitrazh Procedure Code of the Russian Federation and Article 45 of the Civil Procedure Code of the Russian Federation'. The Federal Law comes into force on 18 October 2022 ...

Mamo TCV Advocates | October 2022

  In the case with number 609/2018 TA decided on the 29th of September 2022, the employee was alleging that he had suffered an injury whilst performing his duties as a gardener. The defendant company employing the plaintiff rejected responsibility for this alleged incident ...

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP | October 2022

On Monday, a split National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued a ruling that requires employers to maintain union dues deductions even after the collective bargaining agreements establishing those arrangements expire. The case is Valley Hospital Medical Center, Inc., NLRB, Case 28-CA-213783 (Sept. 30, 2022). The NLRB’s 3-2 ruling, decided along party lines, reinstates the Obama-era rule[1] requiring dues deductions to continue after a labor contract ends ...

ALRUD Law Firm | October 2022

Please be informed that the Ministry of Labour of the Russian Federation clarified the procedure for the preservation of jobs of mobilized citizens (Letter of the Ministry of Labour of the Russian Federation No. 14-6/10/В-13042 as of September 27, 2022) ...

In April of 2021, President Biden issued Executive Order 14026, which increased the minimum wage for employees of federal government contractors to $15. The Executive Order provided that this minimum wage would be adjusted to account for inflation. On September 29, 2022, the U.S. Department of Labor announced that the $15-an-hour minimum wage for federal contractors will increase to $16.20 because of inflation ...

Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt | September 2022

During the COVID-19 pandemic, questions about employee health-privacy-related symptoms, testing, and vaccination became prevalent in discussions about the workplace at all levels—from “the water cooler” to national news ...

ALRUD Law Firm | September 2022

Presidential Decree No. 647 “On the Declaration of Partial Mobilisation in the Russian Federation” was published on September 21, 2022. Over the last couple of days, we have received many enquiries requesting legal advice as to how to continue business normally in view of Russia’s new realities. Now, more than ever, it is important to act strictly in accordance with the law ...

Asters | September 2022

The global trading system has been pushed to its limits since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine 7 months ago. Olesia Kryvetska, a counsel with Asters law firm and head of the Ukrainian Bar Association’s International Trade Law Committee, details the heaviest implications since the beginning of the war, namely soaring commodity and energy prices, food security crises, and supply chain disruptions ...

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