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Dubai International Financial Center Enacts Sweeping Changes to Employment Law

Background On June 12, 2019, the Dubai International Financial Center (“DIFC”) in Dubai, UAE announced its new employment law regime, which will come into force on August 28, 2019.  This new employment code replaces the DIFC’s previous employment code from 2005 and aims to rectify various issues that arose under the old system.  While many … Continue Reading

UK Gender Pay Gap Reporting

We wrote about the Draft Gender Pay Gap Regulations in the April 2016 edition of A Month in UK Employment Law. In December 2016, the UK Government published a revised version of these Regulations which are expected to come into force on 6 April 2017. As a reminder, the Regulations require private sector employers in … Continue Reading

Brexit & The Consequences for UK Employment Law

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. Employment law has often been cited as an area where European legislation dominates with the implication that departing … Continue Reading

New Law Imposes Additional Requirements on NGOs Operating in China

Until recently, there have been few formal regulations regarding the operation of foreign non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in China. While the Chinese government has expressed skepticism and, at times, hostility toward foreign NGOs, many NGOs – including many prominent U.S. based organizations – currently operate in China. Based on new legislation in China, however, the status … Continue Reading

Germany Adopts EU’s Pension Directive, and May Place Burdens on Employers’ Use of Temporary Workers

Pension Law On December 18, 2015, the German legislature approved a law that adopted the pension provisions of the EU Mobility Directive. The Directive was passed to enhance worker mobility between EU countries by requiring stronger pension protections, yet some EU member countries have yet to adopt the pension provisions of the Directive. The new … Continue Reading

Erika Collins Arrival

Erika Collins has joined our New York Office as a partner in our labor and employment department and co-chair of our International Labor and Employment Practice.  Erika is recognized as the leading international labor and employment lawyer in the country and has a wealth of experience helping multinational public and private companies manage their global … Continue Reading

UK Employment Law – A Year In Perspective – Changes Past and on the Horizon

2013 has been a significant year for UK employment law. In particular, an abundance of new legislation (both about substantive law and Employment Tribunal procedure) has heralded a number of important changes. This publication provides an overview of the most significant developments of 2013 and those on the horizon for 2014 and 2015.… Continue Reading

Jeremy Mittman Quoted by Law360 and Politico on International Employment Matters

Jeremy Mittman, co-Chair of Proskauer’s International Privacy Group and a member of Proskauer’s International Labor and Employment Group, is frequently sought after to comment on international employment and privacy issues. An article published by Law360 last week quoted Jeremy on the data protection reform legislation recently passed by European Parliament and the difficulties multinational companies face to … Continue Reading

SDNY Says No Extraterritorial Application For Dodd-Frank Anti-Retaliation Provision

This article is also authored by Harris Mufson In Liu v. Siemens A.G., No. 13 Civ. 317 (WHP), slip op. (S.D.N.Y. Oct. 21, 2013), the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York held that the anti-retaliation protections found in Section 922 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 … Continue Reading

Workplace bullying, mobbing and harassment – a global hot topic

Around the world, the issue of bullying, mobbing and harassment at work is one which is attracting more and more attention, both in the media and through legal developments which are increasingly protective towards employees.  The growing worldwide prominence of this issue means it is more important than ever for multinational businesses to have global … Continue Reading

International workplace dispute practices: key concepts for today’s global employers

Increasingly, companies with operations or employees in more than one country are exposed to the risk of court proceedings in a foreign jurisdiction and the unfamiliar practices and procedures arising out of overseas litigation. Naturally, a flurry of questions arises: Can we arbitrate? Must mediation be pursued? How long will the process take? Understanding the … Continue Reading

International Labor Group Fall CLE Seminar

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
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