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Brazil’s President Approves Labor Reform Bill

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On July 14, 2017, Brazil’s Labor Reform Bill (Law No. 13.467) (the “Bill”) was published after it was approved by President Michel Temer. The new law will go into effect on November 11, 2017. The Labor Reform Bill will make extensive changes to several provisions of the Brazilian Labor Code. The Bill is significant because… Continue Reading

UK Employment Tribunal Rules that Individuals Working in the “Gig Economy” are Entitled to Paid Leave

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An Employment Tribunal in the United Kingdom ruled that a bicycle courier for CitySprint, a delivery firm, was a worker rather than self-employed and therefore entitled to paid leave.  This is the most recent decision in a string of UK cases dealing with the “gig economy,” namely, repeated short-term work such as ride-sharing or courier… Continue Reading

Labor and Employment Updates from Around the World: Germany

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In the first of our new series of labor and employment updates from around the world, we focus on Germany, where there have been a number of recent and significant developments.  With the help of Gleiss Lutz (a firm with offices throughout Germany), we are delighted to provide you with the latest news from Germany…. Continue Reading

European Cross Border Employment Contracts: Which Law Applies?

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According to the Rome Convention of June 19, 1980 (applicable for employment contracts entered into with until December 16th, 2009) as well as the European Regulation 593/2008 (for employment agreements concluded afterward), if the contract sets out which law applies, the law chosen by the parties regulates the employment relationship except if it has for… Continue Reading

Ten Questions Regarding Brazilian Labor and Employment law

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1. What are the primary sources of labor and employment rights in Brazil? There are four major sources of labor and employment rights in Brazil: (i) the Federal Constitution; (ii) the Brazilian Labor Act (Consolidação das Leis do Trabalho, or “CLT”); (iii) collective bargaining agreements; and (iv) employment contracts (including companies’ common practices). 2. Under… Continue Reading

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

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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 economic crisis. In France, the Government has opted not to unilaterally modify the law but to give the employees’ and… Continue Reading

International Labor Group Fall CLE Seminar

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SEMINAR – Wednesday, November 14, 2012 Program: Our Fall Seminar was organized with speakers from 7 countries and 4 continents – North America, South America, Europe and Asia. Complementing our own global team of savvy and experienced labor and employment lawyers from the U.S, China, England and France, we were proud to welcome our colleagues from… Continue Reading

Ten Frequently Asked Questions about China’s Labor Law

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With the explosive growth of the Chinese economy, many companies are opening offices in China.  Hiring employees in China requires a detailed understanding of local laws and regulations.  Ying Li and Lijuan Hou of Proskauer’s Hong Kong office have compiled this list of ten frequently asked questions about the laws affecting foreign employers opening offices… Continue Reading