Webinar recording: A regional comparison of AI in the workplace

Words of warning for employers: a regional comparison of AI in the workplace As the digital revolution accelerates, employers are eagerly adopting new technologies with significant impacts on the workforce. Are you part of the 20% of employers who never consult employee representatives before introducing a new technology that will affect staff? We understand that these … Read more

State of the Nations – June 2023 – non-compete clauses

In recent months, governments in both the United States and the United Kingdom have announced their intention to propose sweeping changes to non-compete clauses in employment contracts. This appears to have arisen out of an interest to address allegedly anti-competitive behaviours in the labour market. Read more

Germany: German Working Time Act Amendments – What you need to know

The draft bill looks to clarify the rules, but uncertainties remain. Introduction  Since the much-discussed decision of the German Federal Labour Court of 13 September 2022 (1 ABR 22/21), employers have been obliged to record the working hours of their staff in Germany. Although the Federal Labour Court decided on specific aspects, such as the extent … Read more

Global Employment Risk: An interactive guide

Since the onset of the pandemic, our global employment team has been monitoring the level and changing nature of risks around the world.  Whilst some trends have accelerated i.e. whistleblowing regulations, there are some new and important developments that pose significant employment risks. We have mapped these across the major financial centers using an interactive … Read more

Germany: Action required – new information requirements mean many employment contracts need to be adapted

As of August 2022, the EU Directive 2019/1152 on “transparent and predictable working conditions in the European Union (Working Conditions Directive)” will be transposed into German law. This is intended to make the specific terms and conditions of employment even more transparent for the individual employee. The implementation takes place through the extension of the … Read more

The Whistleblowing Directive (EU) 2019/1937: A review across the EU

The Directive (EU) 2019/1937 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October 2019 on the protection of persons who report breaches of Union law (the “Whistleblowing Directive”) was introduced with the aim of establishing safe internal and external channels of reporting for whistleblowers within a variety of different organisations. Under the Whistleblowing … Read more

The Whistleblowing Directive (EU) 2019/1937: A review across the EU

The Directive (EU) 2019/1937 of 23 October 2019 on the protection of persons who report breaches of Union law (the “Whistleblowing Directive”) was introduced with the aim of establishing safe internal and external channels of reporting for whistleblowers within a variety of different organisations. Under the Whistleblowing Directive, both private and public organisations must provide … Read more

Covid health pass: a review across 33 jurisdictions

There are many different rules and regulations governing how employees return to the physical workplace, following the upheaval of Covid-19, and how to ensure the health and safety of workforces. Do employees need to provide proof of a double vaccination, a negative test, or recent recovery from COVID-19?  The law is rapidly changing and varies … 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