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Dutch Court Recognizes Limit On Authority Of European Works Councils
A recent decision by the preliminary relief judge of the court in Rotterdam addresses the obligations of international groups of companies to consult with their European Works Council
European Union
4 Feb 2019
Do Flexible Working Arrangements Breach Europe's Working Time Regulations?
The short answer is no, but the catchy title – and recent judgments against European employers – merit a closer look at this topical issue.
4 Oct 2018
Canada Announces Two New Initiatives To Hold Companies Accountable For Human Rights Violations Abroad
The Canadian Government recently announced two new initiatives to "strengthen Canada's approach to responsible business conduct for Canadian companies doing business and operating abroad."
14 Feb 2018
European Court Limits Workplace Email Monitoring
In its recent Grand Chamber judgment, the European Court of Human Rights held that employers can monitor an employee's email only if they provide advance notice.
European Union
4 Oct 2017
Brexit: Some Potential Implications For Employers
On June 23, 2016, the people of the United Kingdom—more precisely, the island of Great Britain and Northern Ireland—voted, pursuant to a referendum called "Brexit," to leave the European Union.
United States
18 Jul 2016
New Case Demonstrates The Importance Of Forum Selection Clauses
On November 4, 2013, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California denied a motion filed by a company to dismiss a lawsuit brought by a former Libya-based employee.
United States
14 Nov 2013
The Final Breaths of the Alien Tort Statute
The Supreme Court has recently given its decision that eliminates use of the federal Alien Tort Statute as an employment law weapon to be used against multinational companies for employment practices overseas.
United States
23 Apr 2013
New Bills To Address Immigration Issues Proposed In Senate
Two immigration reform bills recently introduced in the U.S. Senate will likely be included in the comprehensive immigration reform discussions currently underway in Congress.
United States
11 Feb 2013
New York District Court Clarifies the Jurisdictional Scope of the Alien Tort Claims Act and Torture Victim Protection Act
In a decision issued in late November, the Eastern District of New York confirmed the limited scope of jurisdiction under the Alien Tort Claims Act (ATCA) and further defined the scope of liability under the Torture Victim Protection Act (TVPA).
United States
10 Dec 2010
New York Federal Court Rejects Attempt to Litigate Alleged Human Rights Abuses in the U.S.
In what continues to be a flurry of activity in U.S. federal courts involving allegations of human rights abuses abroad, the Southern District of New York, in Palacios v. Coca-Cola Co., Inc., No. 10-03120(RJS) (Nov. 19, 2010), recently dismissed a federal lawsuit brought by a group of Guatemalan nationals in connection with their union activities in Guatemala.
United States
3 Dec 2010
Employer Freedom of Opinion and Expression Within the Context of Union Organizing - A Fresh Perspective from the ILO November 2010
In May 2010, the Committee on Freedom of Association of the International Labour Organization (ILO) in Geneva, Switzerland issued a decision that confirmed the right of employers under international law to freedom of expression and opinion in the context of a union organizing effort.
United States
12 Nov 2010
The European Court of Justice Reaffirms that Communications with In-House Counsel may not be Privileged in Europe
On September 14, 2010, the European Court of Justice ("ECJ") disappointed many in the legal community when it issued its long-awaited decision in Akzo Nobel Chemicals.
United States
28 Sep 2010
International Legal Trends For Encouraging Employee Whistleblowing
In a recent report, the International Chamber of Commerce's (ICC) Commission on Anti Corruption ("the Commission") offered its view that "fraud remains one of the most problematic issues for business worldwide, no matter the company's country of operation, industry sector or size."
United States
8 Oct 2008
EU´s Highest Court Rules Speech Constitutes Employment Discrimination
In a ruling issued on July 10, 2008, the Court of Justice of the European Communities, the court charged with ensuring uniform application of EU legislation among member states, ruled that an employer's statements regarding recruitment of immigrants constituted discrimination, even without evidence that any immigrants were denied employment.
United States
5 Aug 2008
French Data Protection Authority Fires Warning Shot To U.S. Multinationals: U.S.-Based Employer Fined For Improper Transfers Of Employee Data To The U.S.
In what may foreshadow a new era of more aggressive enforcement, France's data protection authority - La Commission Nationale de L'informatique et des Libertés (CNIL) - recently fined Tyco Healthcare France (THF), the local subsidiary of a U.S. multinational organization, €30,000 (approximately $41,000) for, among other things, improperly transferring employee information to Tyco's U.S. headquarters.
United States
22 May 2007
International Labor Organization Weighs In On Dispute Over Labor Rights At The British Embassy
In what appears to have resolved a two-year old case that has caused a stir in Washington's diplomatic circles, the International Labor Organization (ILO) recently directed the British embassy to engage in collective bargaining with the union that represents its staff members and British consulates throughout the United States.
United States
30 Apr 2007
Toward The End of the French Exception?: Overcoming the Challenges of Establishing a Global "Whistleblower" Hotline
Publicly-traded companies covered by the Sarbanes-Oxley Act ("SOX") – the U.S. corporate-governance law enacted in the wake of scandals such as Enron Corp. - are required to make available to employees an anonymous whistleblower reporting system (commonly called a hotline).
United States
9 Dec 2005
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