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Full disclosure: New employer obligations in Slovakia

Recently approved amendments to the Slovak Labour Code and Employment Services Act impose new obligations on employers in Slovakia as of January 2019. Among the newly introduced changes, employers can no longer bind their employees with the obligation to keep their work conditions confidential, including information about their salaries.

Guarantees and incentives for investors in Russia

By Yana Dianova In 2019 Russia is ranked according to the World Bank 31st out of 190 economies in terms of ease of doing business in general, 32d for starting a business, 12th for registering property and 18th for enforcing contracts. Within past years, significant market-oriented reforms have been implemented in almost every area of law, […]

The basics: Responding to a winding up petition

By Alex Jay, Kanika Kitchlu-Connolly, Ashley Pigott, Teresa Edwards What should your company do if faced with a statutory demand or a winding up petition? Time is of the essence where there is a threat of formal insolvency proceedings. If a winding up petition is being threatened it must not be ignored. The consequences that can flow once a […]

Packaging laws in the UK are changing – we’ve got it wrapped

The Government has announced four separate consultations all aimed at reducing single-use plastic packaging. We’ve summarised the key issues that you and your business need to know. A new tax Introducing a deposit return scheme for drinks containers Reforming the UK’s packaging producer responsibility system Making recycling rules more consistent Final Thoughts

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