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Bill 64 marks a new direction in Quebec privacy law — Key takeaways for businesses

On September 22, 2021, the Quebec government adopted Bill 64, An Act to modernize legislative provisions as regards the protection of personal information, enacting significant changes to the requirements governing the use and protection of personal information under various statutes, including notably the Act respecting the protection of personal information in the private sector and the Act respecting Access to documents held by public bodies and the Protection of personal information.

Incentivising staff in a green economy: green benefits

Environmental, social and governance factors (ESG) alongside sustainability are hot topics in business right now. Employees are increasingly scrutinising what employers are doing to promote sustainability, not least in the benefits they offer.

How does the UK PPA market need to innovate?

In this podcast, Gowling joins leading global infrastructure and renewables market analysts Inspiratia to discuss innovation in the UK power purchase agreement (PPA) market, and whether the prices we see today are transitionary and if so, how PPAs can make such prices sustainable and meet the ever-changing needs of both offtakers and sellers.

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Gender pay gap: Bird & Bird results sway in favour of female partners

Bird & Bird has revealed the gender pay gap among its partnership is virtually non-existent on a median basis, although when combined with non fee-earning staff the gap grows to 43.5 per cent. The firm became the first to disclose information on partners last year, but did not publish exact figures. This year, however, the […]

Travers’ bonus tweaks lead to improved gender pay gap figures

Travers Smith has improved its bonus gender pay gap after increasing the amounts awarded to business services staff. For the 2017/18 financial year, Travers upped the rewards handed out to its PAs and business services employees, a move that contributed to the narrowing of its bonus gender pay gap. In the firm’s most recent results, […]

Linklaters divulges partner gender pay gap in improved results

Linklaters is the second magic circle firm to report its most recent gender pay gap figures, containing statistics on ethnicity for the first time as well as improvements in its bonus pay. With regards to the gender pay gap. Linklaters’ entire UK workforce, including equity partners, are paid on average 61 per cent less than […]

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