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Buchalter | May 2024

By: Sarah Andrzejczak  On April 29, 2024, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued new enforcement guidance on workplace harassment in a step toward fostering a more inclusive workplace environment. This guidance serves as a crucial resource for employers striving to uphold fairness and equality for all employees, irrespective of gender identity. The new guidance builds on the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2020 decision in Bostock v ...

Mamo TCV Advocates | May 2024

  Bank Accounts were reinstated after Bank failed to give justified reasons for termination under AML/CFT obligations. 1. Facts of the Case APS Bank p.l.c ...

Shoosmiths LLP | May 2024

Between September 2021 and May 2022, the words 'stress', 'mental health' and 'depression' appeared in more than 12,000 early conciliation or employment tribunal cases , demonstrating the prevalence of this subject matter in employment-related disputes. Today, more than ever, employers are expected to afford greater consideration to workplace conditions that do or could impact upon employees’ mental health ...

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP | April 2024

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) has submitted its final version of enforcement guidance on workplace harassment. We previously reported on the new guidance when it was proposed in early October of 2023. This is the first time the EEOC has updated its workplace harassment guidance since 1999. Some of the new topics addressed include remote work, the #MeToo movement and the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia ...

Mamo TCV Advocates | April 2024

  On the 29th of April 2024, the European Banking Authority (the ‘EBA’) published an opinion (the ‘Opinion’) in which it assesses payment fraud data and identifies new types and patterns of payment fraud while developing proposals to mitigate them. In this second Payments Insight we highlight some of the most important key considerations emerging from the EBA’s Opinion ...

Buchalter | April 2024

By: Leah Lively and Alexandra Shulman On April 23, 2024, the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Wage and Hour Division (WHD) announced a final rule, “Defining and Delimiting the Exemptions for Executive, Administrative, Professional (EAP), Outside Sales and Computer Employees,” increasing the salary threshold for an employee to qualify for exempt status under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The final rule takes effect on July 1, 2024 ...

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP | April 2024

On April 23, 2024, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) published its final rule increasing salary threshold amounts required for certain employees to be exempt from federal Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) overtime requirements. The new rule is scheduled to take effect on July 1, 2024. Based on DOL estimates, the rule will expand overtime protection to cover more than 4 million additional workers within the first year ...

Lavery Lawyers | April 2024

Two Montréal landmarks have proudly hosted some of the city?s most memorable sporting events. The Olympic Stadium and the IGA Stadium (Figures 1 and 2), which have been and remain quintessential in our sporting history, are in need of renovations so that sports fans can continue to ?raise the roof? for years to come. Figure 1: The Olympic Stadium: A prominent feature of the Montréal skyline. Figure 2: The National Bank Open at the IGA stadium ...

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP | April 2024

On April 17, 2024 the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) Division of Examinations (the “Division”) issued a Risk Alert regarding investment advisers’ compliance with amended Investment Advisers Act Rule 206(4)-1 (the “Marketing Rule”) ...

As noted in our May 3, 2023 and August 14, 2023 client alerts, Congress enacted the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) in late 2022, expanding protections for pregnant workers. Pursuant to the Act, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) was directed to make rules to implement the statute. On April 15, 2024, the EEOC issued its final rule and interpretive guidance, which will go into effect on June 18, 2024 ...

Shoosmiths LLP | April 2024

From 2 May 2024 Companies House is set to receive new powers to impose financial penalties for non-compliance with company legislation. Currently, the Registrar of Companies operates a civil penalty regime only for late filing of accounts. Under the new regulations (The Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Act 2023 (Financial Penalty) Regulations 2024) the Registrar will be able to impose direct financial penalties for a wider range of offences under the Companies Act 2006 (CA 2006) ...

Carey Olsen | April 2024

Carey Olsen advises Cuscaden Peak Investments on S$1.7 billion sale of student housing The acquisition brings Mapletree's housing portfolio to 33,000 beds across 47 cities in the UK, the US, Germany and Canada, and makes the Singapore-based real estate investor one of the largest owners of student housing in the UK ...

Carey Olsen | April 2024

Carey Olsen advises Hipgnosis Songs Fund on proposed US$1.4 billion takeover The Boards of Hipgnosis and Concord Chorus Limited ("Concord") announced on 18 April 2024 that they had agreed the terms of Concord's recommended cash offer of $1.16 per share, which remains subject to shareholder approval, regulatory approval and the sanction of the Royal Court of Guernsey ...

Carey | April 2024

On April 15, 2024, the Financial Market Commission ("CMF") published for consultation the draft of the general rule (the “Regulatory Proposal”) that will regulate the Open Finance System ("OFS") established by Law No. 21,521 ("Fintech Law") ...

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP | April 2024

On April 23, 2024, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) held a public hearing where members voted 3-2 to adopt a final rule effectively banning employers from enforcing non-compete clauses against employees with very limited exceptions.  This rule, which is largely similar to the proposed rule first announced by the Commission in January of 2023, imposes a “comprehensive ban on new non-competes with all workers ...

Carey Olsen | April 2024

Carey Olsen advises Transocean on US$1.8 billion senior notes offering and cash tender offers The Notes will be fully and unconditionally guaranteed on a senior unsecured basis by Transocean Ltd. and certain of the Company’s subsidiaries. The 2029 Notes will bear interest at the rate of 8.25% per annum and will be callable after 15 May 2026. The 2031 Notes will bear interest at the rate of 8.50% per annum and will be callable after 15 May 2027 ...

Shoosmiths LLP | April 2024

The EU published a report on 18 April 2024, ‘Much More than a Market’.1  The reasons behind the call for the report are the EU’s concerns that just over 30 years after its creation there are important aspects of the Single Market that are not complete, and that the world is very different to what it was 30 years ago ...

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP | April 2024

On March 27, 2024 the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) adopted amendments to Rule 203A-2(e) under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 (the “Advisers Act”).  Rule 203A-2(e) provides an exemption from the prohibition on registration with the SEC that may otherwise affect certain internet based advisers seeking to register with the SEC.  Rule 203A-2(e) is referred to as the Internet Adviser Exemption ...

Buchalter | April 2024

April 18, 2024 By: Leah Lively and Alexandra Shulman The Supreme Court of the United States issued an opinion on Wednesday, April 17, 2024, that will make it easier for employees to pursue discrimination claims against their employers based on job transfers or other non-pecuniary personnel decisions. In Muldrow v. City of St. Louis, Muldrow, a female police officer, alleged that she was transferred to a less desirable unit because a new supervisor preferred a male officer for the role ...

Carey Olsen | April 2024

Guernsey insurance mergers and acquisitions (M&A) Our specialist insurance mergers and acquisitions (M&A) team have advised on a number of other high-profile insurance industry transactions, including: the sale of Humboldt Re by the Credit Suisse Pension Fund; the acquisition of Kelvin Re by Humboldt Re, and the subsequent merger to create Marco Re; the acquisition of Old Mutual Guernsey by Northstar Bermuda; the acquisition by Islands Insurance Group of Hepburns Insurance, incl

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP | April 2024

The United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) has issued a final rule to implement the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (“PWFA”). The final rule, which aims to provide clarity regarding the protections afforded to employees and duties imposed upon employers under the PWFA, is set to be published in the Federal Registrar on April 19, 2024. It will thereafter become effective on June 18, 2024, 60 days after its publication ...

Simonsen Vogt Wiig AS | April 2024

On December 22, 2023, Agder Court of Appeal issued a ruling in a case between an excavator seller and a leasing customer who had leased an excavator through a leasing company. According to the agreement between the parties, the leasing company was the formal owner of the excavator. The role as owner was however limited to financing ...

Shoosmiths LLP | April 2024

18 – 24 March 2024 marked Neurodiversity Celebration Week, a week held annually which aims to challenge misconceptions regarding neurological differences. We look at what employers can do to improve neurodiversity support in the workplace going forward. Neurodiversity is an umbrella term which is used to describe alternative ways of thinking and learning and it includes conditions such as autism, dyslexia and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) ...

Shoosmiths LLP | April 2024

The Sexism in the City inquiry was set up to establish what progress has been made in tackling sexism in the financial services sector. We discuss the findings and offer advice for those in the sector trying to navigate the current regulatory landscape. The financial services industry is crucial to the UK economy. It employs more than 2 ...

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