US: Federal Vaccine-or-Test Mandate Hits the Lottery System

A week after the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued its long-awaited vaccine-or-test requirements, a panel of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed its stay of the November 5, 2021 OSHA mandate.  The panel found the federal mandate – which came in the form of a rare emergency temporary standard (ETS) and covers … Read more

US: NYC Fair Chance Act updates challenge finance employers

In July, amendments to New York City’s Fair Chance Act took effect. They impose additional restrictions on how and when employers may request, review and use criminal background check information for hiring and employment decisions. Many of these restrictions are either in direct or indirect conflict with regulations that require financial institution employers to conduct … Read more

REMOTE/CONTROLLED = THE NEW TRUST EQUATION: THE FUTURE OF WORK REPORT 2021

Radical upheavals in working life are taking hold at a global level as remote and hybrid working leave lasting changes across industries in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. In response, employers are more inclined to advocate about geopolitical and social issues, use technology to manage and monitor the new ways of working, and adopt … Read more

COVID-19: PEOPLE: EMPLOYMENT ISSUES – KEY DEVELOPMENTS AND RESOURCES (UNITED STATES)

As COVID-19 continues its spread across the United States, federal, state, and local governments are taking emergency measures on a daily basis to respond to the pandemic. To keep our clients updated on these developments, below we have provided key considerations, developments, and resources in employment law. Because the situation is constantly evolving, we advise … Read more

United States Employment Update: Summer 2019

It’s been a busy summer for employment law changes, and there are a number of upcoming compliance deadlines which may impact your business. These, and other key developments, are outlined below. September 30, 2019 Deadline For Submitting EEO-1 Pay Data By September 30, 2019, employers covered by EEO-1 reporting requirements (generally, employers with 100 or … Read more

Updated HSF multi-jurisdictional guide to employee issues in business transfers

Employment law issues rarely determine the strategy for a multi-jurisdictional business acquisition, but they can certainly give rise to significant avoidable costs and delay if issues are not spotted in advance. In the Herbert Smith Freehills 2016 global survey, 57% of respondents cited employment regulations as one of the reasons a deal had failed to … Read more

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 Nondiscrimination Act. To assist employers in this regard, on 16 May 2016, the Equal Employment … Read more