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Shoosmiths LLP | June 2024

Employees have a statutory right not to suffer discrimination in the workplace and it is essential that employers, and those responsible for managing the workforce, fully understand the legal provisions and the potential consequences of failing to comply. Sexual orientation is one of nine characteristics that are protected by discrimination legislation ...

Shoosmiths LLP | June 2024

In the final part of our mini-series in dealing with DSARs, we look at the process of redacting when responding to a DSAR, and in particular, what information should be provided to an employee who has submitted a DSAR. Employees are increasingly seeking to raise DSARs within an employment context and in particular ahead of instigating legal proceedings. Responding to a DSAR can be a challenging, costly, and often time-consuming process ...

On June 3, 2024, a divided three-judge panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit ruled that an Atlanta hedge fund likely violated 42 U.S.C. § 1981—the federal prohibition on racial discrimination in public and private contracting—by operating a grant contest that awarded $20,000 grants to select small business owners, all of whom, by the contest’s express rules, had to be Black women ...

Mamo TCV Advocates | June 2024

  The current Temporary Agency Workers Regulations (S.L. 452.106) regulate temporary agency workers, transposing Directive 2008/104/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on temporary agency work into Maltese law. This legislation is meant to ensure equality of treatment between temporary agency workers and employees of the user undertaking (the entity for which the temporary agency workers would be providing their services) ...

Mamo TCV Advocates | June 2024

  On the 24th of April 2024 the European Parliament (hereunder the ‘EP’) adopted the Proposal for the amendments to the Directive 2014/49/EU as regards the scope of deposit protection, use of deposit guarantee schemes funds, cross-border cooperation and transparency (the Directive hereunder referred to as the ‘DGSD’) ...

Carey Olsen | June 2024

Carey Olsen and Alter Domus advise Corten Capital on new €680 million fund The successful completion of this fundraising will allow Corten to work towards its strategy to partner with talented management teams to build market leading business software, services and data companies across Europe and North America ...

Do you have an employment agreement? Should you have an employment agreement? We are often asked whether founders need written employment agreements with their companies. Every company's culture is different. Often founders are at-will employees who can be terminated (or can quit) for any or no reason. They may have an offer letter but no employment agreement. In other situations, founders or investors demand that the company put employment agreements in place with key personnel ...

Shoosmiths LLP | May 2024

As employers begin to embrace Artificial Intelligence (AI) within the workplace, its growing use within the recruitment process means that the potential risks of its implementation need to be considered. The Responsible Technology Adoption Unit (RTA) has published guidance to assist HR and recruitment organisations on how to use AI responsibly ...

Shoosmiths LLP | May 2024

The Digital Markets, Competition and Consumers Bill (the Bill) completed the legislative process and received Royal Assent on 24 May 2024 and is now law.  The changes introduced by the Bill include better protection for consumers in relation to subscription contracts, regulation of fake reviews, the display of ecommerce pricing information (to avoid ‘drip pricing’) and enhanced enforcement measures (including GDPR style fines) against non-compliant traders ...

Mamo TCV Advocates | May 2024

  When the Second Payment Services Directive1 (‘PSD2’) replaced the First Payment Service Directive, the European Union (‘EU’) introduced the requirement of Strong Customer Authentication (‘SCA’). SCA enhances the security of electronic payments through additional layers of authentication with the aim to mitigate payment fraud ...

With its January opinion in Raymond James & Associates Inc. v. Jalbert, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit held that the bankruptcy debtor's indemnification obligations were discharged by the confirmed plan because the indemnified party failed to speak up ...

Carey Olsen | May 2024

A Guide to Guernsey's population management regime following the new Employment Permit Policy Up until April 2023, two separate policies with different criteria governed immigration Work Permits and Population Management Employment Permits. However, to streamline the process and to enable businesses to look further afield to fill job roles, a new Employment Permit Policy (the New Policy) has been introduced ...

Krogerus | May 2024

Our Employment and Benefits practice group recently organised an afternoon seminar focusing on current and upcoming topics in the field of employment law and within the labour market in Finland. This article dives deeper into some of the topics discussed during the successful afternoon at Krogerus and gives a brief overview on what to expect in the coming months in the field of employment law ...

On April 23, 2024, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) issued a final rule (“Final Rule”) broadly banning non-competition (“non-compete”) agreements nationwide.  With limited exceptions, the Final Rule prohibits employers from entering new non-compete agreements with workers and requires employers to notify workers with existing non-compete agreements that those agreements will not be enforced ...

Han Kun Law Offices | May 2024

On April 12, 2024, the China Securities Regulatory Committee ("CSRC") released a public consultation draft of theProvisions on Program Trading Management in Securities Markets (for Trial Implementation)(《证券市场程序化交易管理规定(试行)(征求意见稿)》, the "Draft Provisions") ...

For many years, nurses in Ohio were only required to disclose convictions to the Ohio Board of Nursing on their biennial license renewal application. However, a new regulation from the Ohio Board of Nursing now requires licensees to additionally report a guilty plea, conviction or treatment in lieu of conviction of certain crimes within 30 days of the plea or entry ...

Shoosmiths LLP | May 2024

On 15 May 2024 a new report, titled 'Skills 2030; Building a World-Class Skills System' was launched in Westminster. Below are our key recommendations of the report and what it could mean for the automotive sector.  The report includes contributions from multiple industries and sector leaders including the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI), Jisc, The University of Derby and The University of Warwick ...

Shoosmiths LLP | May 2024

HR teams have a lot on their plate, but a key priority for 2024 is undoubtedly protecting the employee brand proposition. Our 2024 online programme is focused on supporting HR teams to do just this, equipping them with the tools they need to protect the employee brand proposition of the organisations they work for. Our latest webinar focused on what organisations need to do to protect their employee data ...

Did the United States Supreme Court upend specific jurisdiction in Ford Motor Co. v. Montana Eighth Judicial District Court, 141 S. Ct. 1017 (2021)? Not quite. But the Court did rule for the first time that due process does not require a causal link between the defendant’s activities in the forum and the alleged injury to the plaintiff. This case calls into question decades of precedent in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit suggesting otherwise ...

Carey Olsen | May 2024

A guide to structured finance and securitisation in Jersey Carey Olsen is a market leader in structured finance and securitisation in Jersey.  Clients of the structured finance and securitisation team include issuers, trustees, companies and global investment banks who we advise on the full range of structured finance and securitisation transactions ...

Carey Olsen | May 2024

Carey Olsen advises on launch of FSN Capital's Innovative Compass Fund This Compass Fund utilises the same core processes as FSN flagship mid-cap funds, with the latest being the €1.8 billion FSN Capital VI launched in 2021. However, Compass tailors its investment approach and value creation model specifically for smaller companies ...

Buchalter | May 2024

Chapter 12: Family, Medical, and Military Leave: Recent Developments Under the FMLA and USERRA April 2024 Co-Authored By: Michelle Brookfield The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) was enacted by Congress in 1993 and has now developed over thirty years of regulations and extensive caselaw ...

Buchalter | May 2024

May 10, 2024 By: Dylan W. Wiseman and Sarah Andrzejczak On April 23, 2024, the Federal Trade Commission approved and issued its final rule effectively banning employers’ use of non-compete agreements (subject to very few exceptions). The rule becomes effective 120 days after publication in the Federal Register, heralding yet another stride towards enhanced employee mobility. Despite the unfavorable reception from many employers, it’s important to understand that all is not lost ...

Carey Olsen | May 2024

Carey Olsen advises Shanta Gold on £156.1 million takeover by Saturn Resources Limited The transaction saw Saturn Resources increase its offer from 13.5 pence per share to 14.85 pence per share in order to secure the required support of Shanta shareholders, resulting in the acquisition being approved by more than 80% of the Shanta shareholders who voted at the shareholder meeting to approve the scheme ...

Five years ago, the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act of 2019 (the “SECURE Act”) made several significant changes to certain distributions required pursuant to Internal Revenue Code (“Code”) Section 401(a)(9) (“Required Minimum Distributions” or “RMDs”).  The changes related to the RMD ‘10-Year Rule’ (summarized in greater detail below) have proven to be particularly difficult to interpret ...

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