International Employment Law

Seyfarth Shaw’s International Employment Law Practice (IEL) is the world’s largest specialist practice of its kind, with experience covering more than 170 countries, acting for some of the world’s largest companies on a regional and global basis. Our team of specialist international employment lawyers is acknowledged as one of the world’s leading practices in …

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The New U.S. Pay Equity Laws: Answering

(8 days ago) Like the California law, the New York law requires employers to justify pay differentials, limits the factors employers can use to explain differences in compensation, and places on employers the burden of proving the reasons for any pay differences. New York’s new statutory provisions include fair pay protections

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A Guide for Legal Ops: Developing Key

(3 days ago) Law firm ratings (surveys by inside legal team) 8 QUESTIONS TO GET YOU STARTED Developing and implementing KPIs is a complicated process that tends to be fraught with political sensitivities, change management challenges, alignment issues, …

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New York State Legislature Passes Major

(2 days ago) The law requires that the State Human Rights Law be construed “liberally,” even when such construction would diverge from that of “federal civil rights laws, including those laws with provisions worded comparably,” and that exceptions to the law should be construed narrowly “in order to maximize deterrence of discriminatory conduct.”

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NYC Fair Chance Act: Legal Enforcement Guidance For 2021

(Just Now) Seyfarth Synopsis: The New York City Commission on Human Rights released its Legal Enforcement Guidance on the Fair Chance Act and Employment Discrimination on the Basis of Criminal History (the “Guidance”) on July 15, 2021. The Guidance provides explanations, clarifications, and valuable insights into the Commission’s interpretations of the Fair Chance …

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And the Beat Goes On – Nevada Now Among States …

(9 days ago) The Nevada law, similar to the salary history ban in Illinois, does not allow employers to consider or rely on the voluntary disclosures as a factor in determining whether to offer a job applicant employment or making an offer of compensation. This makes Nevada’s salary history ban law one of the more onerous salary history bans.

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NJ Continues Its Aggressive Crackdown on Independent

(5 days ago) The law provides that, as a condition for receiving an award of direct business assistance from the DOL, or for the DOL to provide a report to another state agency or entity that a business is in good standing, the DOL will first determine whether the person or business has any outstanding liability to the DOL, including for unpaid

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Paid Leave and Coronavirus — Part 30: Paid Leave For COVID

(9 days ago) Seyfarth Synopsis: Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak recently signed into law Senate Bill 209 (“SB209”) and Assembly Bill 190 (“AB190”). SB209 requires private employers to provide employees with up to four hours of paid leave to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. It further amends Nevada’s Paid Leave Law by adding a non-exhaustive list of reasons for which …

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Massachusetts Proposed Pay Scale Legislation Seyfarth

(8 days ago) Proposed Legislation. Under the proposed legislation ( H 1950 / S 1208 ), employers with 50 or more employees would be required to provide current employees and job candidates with pay scale information for the positions they hold or for which they are interviewing. “Pay scale” is defined as “a salary or hourly wage range for such

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Workplace Training

(7 days ago) The law is constantly changing, and with it, your responsibility as an employer. The reality is that reading a news article, legal alert or blog post may not be enough to gain a full understanding of the legal ramifications of new laws or mandates. A workforce that is well-trained and armed with legally compliant policies is a company’s best

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Ask And You Shall Receive

(1 days ago) The law provides for a private right of action and requires that an action be brought within two years of an alleged violation. Potential remedies include compensatory damages, attorney’s fees and costs, punitive damages, and such legal and equitable relief as a court deems just and proper.

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United Kingdom Employment Law

(6 days ago) In the UK, our employment law team offers both a full service national employment law platform and an international gateway to serve our clients’ changing business and employment needs around the world. Our practice is typically restricted to the representation of employers. Our team is known for cutting edge experience and skill both in the

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Illinois Employee Sick Leave Act Seyfarth Shaw LLP

(6 days ago) Seyfarth Synopsis: On January 1, 2017, a new law will go into effect in Illinois. The title of the law -- “Employee Sick Leave Act” --suggests that is it a paid sick leave law. However, it is not a paid sick leave law and does not require an employer to provide sick time. Rather, it requires employers that have sick pay policies or benefits to allow employees to use …

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Jaime Raba People

(7 days ago) Law 360, (January 23, 2019) “The Privileged Nature of Tax Returns in California,” Carpe Datum Law Blog, Seyfarth Shaw LLP (January 16, 2019) “Time is Running Out to Plan for Your Company’s Compliance With New ISO 14001 EMS Standards,” Workplace Safety and Environmental Law Alert Blog, Seyfarth Shaw LLP (September 28, 2017)

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Hong Kong Offices

(9 days ago) Seyfarth’s Hong Kong office is a local law firm registered with The Law Society of Hong Kong, with lawyers licensed to practice in multiple jurisdictions including Hong Kong, Mainland China, Australia, Scotland, Ireland, and England & Wales. Photo by bady qb on Unsplash

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PRC Personal Information Protection Law Challenges: Why

(2 days ago) China’s long-waited Personal Information Protection Law (“PIPL”) was finally enacted on August 20, 2021, and will take effect on November 1, 2021. PIPL, which supplements the existing privacy rules established by the Cybersecurity Law and the Data Security Law, focuses on personal information protection, sets comprehensive rules for companies on how …

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States Adopt Changes To Warranty Reimbursement Laws In

(7 days ago) The summaries below identify the most significant changes in law but are not intended to be a comprehensive description of all amendments. Arkansas. Changes to the Arkansas dealer statute effective July 30, 2021 will require that OEMs compensate dealers for warranty repairs at a rate that is not less than the rates charged to nonwarranty

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Seyfarth Blogs Seyfarth Shaw LLP

(1 days ago) The Employment Law Lookout Blog is a resource for employers seeking intelligent discourse and updates on the today’s most pressing workplace issues. Our mission is two-fold: to provide critical, real-time updates on employment law matters to in-house counsel and HR executives, and to keep our audience apprised of new trends and developments

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Chicago Offices

(7 days ago) Seyfarth was founded in Chicago in 1945 by distinguished labor attorneys who were both practical and visionary. Chicago remains the firm’s largest office, and has grown in size and strength. Our attorneys practice in virtually all aspects of the law that relate to today’s business operations across various industries.

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Illinois Enacts Law Providing Enhanced

(6 days ago) On March 23, 2021, Governor J.B. Pritzker signed into law SB 1480, which includes amendments to the Illinois Human Rights Act prohibiting employment discrimination based on an individual’s conviction history. Under the new law, employers may only take an adverse employment action against an individual based in whole or in part on that individual’s …

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Health Care, Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals

(1 days ago) Seyfarth Shaw LLP is recognized as a leading Health Law practice by U.S. News & World Report Best Law Firms and The Legal 500, noted as having “extensive knowledge of the health care industry.” In addition to attorneys who specialize in health law, our interdisciplinary team is drawn from each of the firm’s departments—litigation, corporate, labor and employment, benefits, …

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SeyfarthLean Consulting Seyfarth Shaw LLP

(9 days ago) Drawn from the principles of Lean Six Sigma and adapted to the practice of law, SeyfarthLean is a discipline that translates our client-centered thinking into measurable performance, at scale. For clients, the results are reduced costs, greater predictability and transparency, more efficiency, better use of technology, and better legal and

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Ashley N. Arnett People

(Just Now) Ashley is a member of Seyfarth Shaw’s ADA Title III specialty team. Ashley regularly advises and defends clients in litigation arising under Title II and Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and related California disability access laws. Ashley has successfully represented hotels, restaurants, institutions of higher learning, and health care providers in ADA Title III

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Texas Issues Order Prohibiting Private Business Vaccine

(3 days ago) Conflict with Federal Law As we previously reported , on September 9, 2021, the Biden administration announced that OSHA is developing a federal rule that will require all employers with 100 or more employees to ensure their workforce is fully vaccinated or require any workers who remain unvaccinated to produce a negative test result at least

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Salary History Bans Hit the Midwest

(5 days ago) The law will also require that employers provide some job applicants the “pay scale” associated with the job for which they are applying. After a short lull in the passage of salary history ban laws, Cincinnati became the fifteenth jurisdiction, and the first in the Midwest, to pass a salary history ban.

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Angelo A. Paparelli People

(5 days ago) Angelo is a Certified Immigration Law Specialist (California) and a Fellow in the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers with experience in a wide array of sub-specialties of US immigration law, and a focus on employment- and investment-based immigration. He also serves as an expert witness and consultant on immigration issues arising in litigation, and as an advocate for due …

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Institutional Investors

(5 days ago) In 2019 and 2018, The Legal 500 recognized Seyfarth’s Institutional Investor practice among the leading law firms in the Investment Fund Management: Private Equity space, noting that our team ‘exclusively represents heavyweight limited partners, including major state retirement schemes’, and it ‘consistently fights for its clients to

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New Pay Equity Laws in New York and New

(4 days ago) The New Jersey law goes into effect on January 1, 2020. Changes to the New York State Laws. This week, New York state enacted two new pay equity laws. The first modified the state’s equal pay law and the second will ban employers from seeking salary history from applicants or current employees.

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New York City Fair Chance Act: 2021 Amendments Seyfarth

(9 days ago) Seyfarth Synopsis: The New York City’s Fair Chance Act amendments are scheduled to go into effect on July 29, 2021, after bill Introduction No. 1314-A became law on January 10, 2021. Among other things, the amendments expand employment protections for individuals with certain criminal histories by adding to the list of information that employers are …

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Ellen E. McLaughlin People

(5 days ago) Ellen is engaged in a broad-based employment law practice, with particular emphasis on federal and state court and administrative agency employment litigation. Ellen also has an extensive advice and counseling practice that focuses on avoiding litigation. She regularly consults with employers to implement nationwide practices and systems which are both legally …

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Attorney Advertising

(9 days ago) Attorney Advertising Notice Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome. These materials have been prepared by Seyfarth Shaw LLP for informational purposes only and do not constitute legal advice. This information is not intended to create, and receipt of it does not create, an attorney-client relationship. Internet subscribers and online readers should not act upon this …

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Emma Kazaryan People Seyfarth Shaw LLP

(Just Now) With experience in employment counseling, litigation, workplace training, and investigations, Emma brings a holistic view to advising employers on the gamut of employment matters. She has successfully represented clients in severance negotiations, workplace and government investigations, and has second- and third- chaired jury and bench trials.

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Emily E. Schroeder People

(4 days ago) Emily has defended employers in state and federal courts on a broad range of employment and wage and hour matters. Her experience includes the defense of major state-wide wage and hour class actions involving allegations of unpaid overtime, failure to provide meal and rest breaks, failure to provide accurate itemized wage statements, and requests for penalties under the …

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Addressing Workplace Discrimination Over

(8 days ago) law. However, some states are trying to change this. About one-third of all of the U.S. states have proposed legislation that would make discrimination based on vaccination status illegal. For example, legislators in Alabama, Connecticut, Kansas, Oklahoma, South …

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(9 days ago) California rules in this regard are similar to the law under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Therefore, the same rules expressed here under California law are also applicable across the country under the FLSA, except that the FSLA requires overtime only for time worked in excess of 40 hours per week.

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Mile-High Expectations for Employers As

(4 days ago) The law applies to all employers employing any employees in Colorado and it goes into effect January 1, 2021. Stronger Equal Pay Protections . Across the country, states, counties, and even cities have enacted stronger protections for employees in an attempt to ensure equal pay for equal work.

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EU Whistleblowing Directive: Changes and Challenges Facing

(8 days ago) French law already provided protection for whistleblowers who report breaches of national law or of an international treaty that has been ratified by France. The UK: does not have to follow the Directive, post-Brexit, but it did commit to a ‘level playing field’ with the EU, so some strengthening of its existing whistleblower rules is

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Air Carrier’s Good-Faith Belief It Was Complying With

(8 days ago) Seyfarth Synopsis: Recent decisions from the California Supreme Court and Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals found that at least some of California’s wage and hour laws can apply to flight crew domiciled in the Golden State if crew do not spend a majority of their work time in any other state. These decisions rejected air carriers’ arguments that complying with California state law

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China & Hong Kong Employment Law

(1 days ago) Employment law requirements such as working hours/overtime, leave requirements, data protection, and anti-discrimination and harassment issues; as well as corporate compliance measures such as codes of conduct, whistleblowing, and anti-bribery programs. International Transactional Assistance.

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Kristina M. Launey People

(4 days ago) Presenter, “California Employment Law Update 2018,” Healthcare Human Resources Association of California (March 14, 2018) Presenter, “Compliance with the California Fair Pay Act & Other Pay Equity Laws,” California Employment Law Council Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA (November 16, 2017)

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Leon Rodriguez People

(1 days ago) From 2014 to 2017, Leon served as the Director of US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), following a more than two decade career as a prosecutor, law firm partner, and government agency leader. From 2011 to 2014, Leon served as the Director of the US Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights.

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Scott P. Mallery People

(2 days ago) California’s legal and regulatory landscape, particularly in the labor and employment field, has become exceedingly complicated to navigate. Clients look to Scott to demystify the political process in California, and to present practical solutions for clients attempting to navigate the complex web that is the California political process generally, and labor and employment law

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Australia Employment, Industrial Relations

(4 days ago) Australia Employment, Industrial Relations and Workplace Health and Safety Law. Delivering on high impact advisory, high stakes litigation for leading employers through deep know-how and experience in employment, workplace relations and workplace health and safety law. We support our clients to create high performing workplaces, making them

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Governor Cuomo Signs Landmark Legislation

(Just Now) Seyfarth Synopsis: As expected, Governor Cuomo signed another landmark piece of legislation amending New York’s anti-discrimination and sexual harassment laws. Not only does the law significantly expand the protections afforded to employees, but its varying effective dates, some requiring immediate attention, require employers to reevaluate existing policies …

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