BCLP grabs two more partners from Paris boutique

The ever-expanding Paris office of Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BCLP) has hired yet more lawyers from a boutique French firm, this time adding in employment and antitrust. The lawyers all join from Franklin; they are antitrust partner Julie Catala Marty, employment partner Claire Fougea and employment of counsel Marion Brière Ségala, who joins BCLP as […]

Shoosmiths defends racial discrimination claim from former employee

Shoosmiths has successfully fought off a race discrimination case brought against the firm in Manchester’s employment tribunal. Bosede Sule, a former administrative assistant at Shoosmiths, brought 14 separate claims against the firm and its staff – but Judge Tom Ryan has dismissed the claim. Sule was employed by the firm for eight months, until she […]

Cadwalader successfully defends discrimination claim in tribunal

Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft has successfully defended a discrimination claim in the Employment Tribunal, which was brought against the firm by an associate. Ana Maria Knott brought a claim against the firm for indirect sex discrimination. It concerned her return to work in 2018, and whether Cadwalader’s policy of not reducing its billable hours target […]



Star legal writers: Employment

Substance misuse in the workplace, female board representation and the UK pension reforms are all discussed in this week’s top briefings coverage from the employment sector


Star legal writers in the employment sector

This week’s most-read briefings writers from TheLawyer.com are drawn from the employment sector. The following excerpts cover the implications of that ‘fracas’ involving Jeremy Clarkson, managing social media and an at-a-glance guide to legal changes this year. Gateley – ‘How to deal with a workplace ‘fracas’’  https://www.thelawyer.com/briefings/how-to-deal-with-a-workplace-fracas/3032681.article Antonia Blackwell, Shoosmiths – ‘ Top 10 employment […]

Featured briefings

Romania: Days off for parents caring for children due to school closures

Law no. 19/2020 on granting days off to parents for monitoring their children in case of the temporary closure of schools (“Law no. 19/2020”) provides that one of the parents is entitled to days off from work in the event that schools are closed due to: a) unfavourable meteorological conditions or b) other extreme situations, […]

Consumer and retail finance: Coronavirus and FCA expectations

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) says that it stands ready to take any steps necessary to ensure customers are protected and markets continue to function well. It has published a range of information for firms dealing with the fallout from the coronavirus crisis. See the main webpage for links to additional resources, including FCA information […]

Even in a state of emergency human rights must be respected!

(Doctors love their children too) The prosecutor’s office is investigating doctors from St. Mina Hospital in Plovdiv, a hospital designated by the Bulgarian Crisis Headquarters to receive patients with suspected COVID-19. In an open letter sent to the Minister of Health, the doctors at St. Mina stated that they have not been instructed to implement […]

Bulgaria: Are employers immune to the state of emergency? Which employers are entitled to receive financial aid and other key labour law and data protection matters

What can or must employers do under the new Act on measures and actions during the emergency state and what opportunities does it provide? As everyone in Bulgaria has felt on a number of levels, the country has been in a state of emergency as of 13 March 2020, declared by a decision of the […]

Austria: Coronavirus: Impacts on employment in Austria

Summary of potential coronavirus measures that employers can take: Information current as of: 23.03.2020 Home office / telework Employees who telework are normally “on duty”, they are simply working from home. Hence there is neither a reduction of working time nor any compensation or subsidy by the Austrian state. This measure is applicable to white-collar […]

The importance of a weekly employee check-in for your business

Who would have thought that a company called Weekly10 would advocate for weekly employee check-ins? We know it’s a shock. Next we’ll be saying they should take no more than 10 minutes to complete…. But once your heart has stopped racing, let us tell you why a regular employee check-in is a vital tool for giving (and […]

Labour and employment disputes review

The way in which a labour and employment dispute is resolved in Switzerland depends essentially on whether (1) the employment relationship is governed by private law or public law, and (2) the dispute arises from an individual employment relationship (individual dispute) or from a collective labour agreement between employers or employer organisations and trade unions […]

Remote work in law firms: Top tools to help you work from home

With more organisations every day having to take drastic measures against the spread of COVID-19, those of us with jobs that can be done remotely should be thankful. Whilst not everyone across firms and chambers have the option, many of us do, and where possible should be looking to work from home. If you’re not […]

Asynchronous communication in remote work and why it matters

Reading Time: 5 minutes Remote working has really caught on in the past 5 years, and for a number of reasons (from huge tech improvements, to global health crises) is growing in popularity. But while some people are already familiar with what it takes to work from home effectively, others are only just having to […]

Turkey: Paid and unpaid leave applications due to the coronavirus

I. PAID LEAVE APPLICATIONS DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS The employer may give the employees paid leave in the event of compulsory reasons. Since the annual paid leave is considered within the employer’s right to management according to the provisions of the Labor Code, the approval of the employee is not a necessity. According to the […]

Ontario announces legislation to assist workers during Covid-19 pandemic

On March 16, 2020, Ontario’s provincial government announced that it will draft legislation that will protect workers and their families during the global COVID-19 outbreak. The proposed legislation would provide job protection for employees unable to work for a number of reasons. These reasons are as follows: The employee is under medical investigation, supervision or […]

Covid-19: New regulations to protect the Cayman Islands

By Spencer Vickers In order to safeguard the Cayman Islands, its people and its industries, the Cayman Islands Government has recently announced a series of measures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. From encouraging residents to wash their hands regularly, to closing international borders, these measures affect the daily life of every person within the […]

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