Incentives

UK: Government announcements – workers’ rights post Brexit, employee representation on boards, employment of foreign workers, and review of modern employment practices

At the Conservative Party conference, Theresa May announced plans to repeal the 1972 European Communities Act, which gives direct effect to EU law in the UK, and to transpose all existing EU laws into domestic legislation. She also promised that … Continue reading

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China: social insurance for inter-regional employees

Companies conducting business across China may face problems paying social insurance premiums for employees working outside the locality where the company is registered. We explain the problems below, and provide best-practice recommendations. Social security payments for interregional employees Employers in … Continue reading

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US: New EEOC guidance for wellness programs

Large employers using wellness programs to reduce the cost of medical benefits must take care not to inadvertently violate various federal laws, including The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA) and The Genetic … Continue reading

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UK: The £1.7 million lunch: requiring leavers under employee incentive plans to comply with restrictive covenants

A recent High Court case provides useful clarity that companies operating employee incentive plans should be able to link the exercise of a discretion to treat a departing participant as a “good leaver” to a condition that the participant has … Continue reading

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