Addleshaws and CC woo women with govt pilot projects

Addleshaw Goddard and Clifford Chance have committed to a new government scheme to close the gender pay gap.

The Exemplar Employer scheme, launched today, commits the firms to initiatives ranging from encouraging women to try for partnership to suppor…

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Failure to take or observe the mandatory measures for health and safety at work may entail, among other types of liability (e.g. civil, administrative), potential criminal liability for employers. The Romanian Criminal Code (the “RCC”) provides for two offences which sanction such failure: i) failure to take the mandatory measures for health and safety at […]

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