In the recent decision of R. v Cole,  S.C.J. No. 53, the Supreme Court of Canada considered the admissibility of evidence in a criminal trial of a teacher found to have child pornography on an employer-provided laptop computer. In reaching its decision the Supreme Court of Canada made a number of important observations regarding […]
The Employment Law Chronicles published in the Journal of the Netherlands Bar Association and authored by Christiaan Oberman and Karol Hillebrandt from L&E Global partner, Palthe Oberman Advocaten, detail the most important developments in the field of employment law during the past year.
Please find below a short overview of the most recent developments in Polish Labour Law on the co-financing of salaries in crisis-affected companies prepared by L&E Global Polish partner, A. Sobczyk & Wspó?pracownicy. On November 21st, 2013 the Act on the special provisions regarding the protection of jobs entered into force in Poland. The Act […]
A recent report by the World Bank ranked New Zealand as the easiest place in the world to set-up a small and medium-sized enterprise. The definition of “easy” is based on how many steps are required to establish the company, the costs of incorporating, capital contributions, and the amount of days involved before the enterprise […]
With the rise of global workforces, we have also witnessed the demand for industrial agreements to govern employment contracts not only in one country or one continent, but in several countries and continents throughout the world. Whereas a collective bargaining agreement is only effective at a national level, transnational company agreements (TCAs) can be entered […]
A Practical Guide to Workplace HR Strategies on how to get the best out of your workforce and at the same time protect the company’s business. Topics covered Subordinate employee versus Independent contractor Flexibility of the employment relationship Individual Dismissal Is poor performance a common ground for dismissal and how is it handled in your […]
L&E Global’s Special Report on International Restructurings covers the types of restructuring methods available to employers, provides statistical analysis on restructuring activities throughout Europe, North America, and the South Pacific, details efforts to improve or minimize restructuring and highlights restructuring trends in the L&E Global member countries. This report is an example of L&E Global’s […]
Please find here the latest edition of Jackson Lewis’ International Employment Issues Practice Group Cross-Border Newsletter, entitled “Family Leave Trends for a Global Company”. This edition focusses on the overall global movement towards increased accommodations for parents before and after childbirth, both through legislation and business culture.
After a very busy week in Boston, both learning and networking, I’m still left with the confounding question – is it all worth it? Is it really worth assembling 6,000 lawyers in one place, organizing dozens of conference sessions which require a considerable amount of time to develop, from selecting moderators, topics and panelists, to […]
In September of 2013, the Court of Justice of the European Union announced its judgment in the closely watched case Schlecker v Boedeker C-64/12, regarding the governing law of an employment contract. Ms. Boedeker was employed by Schlecker, a German retail corporation with operations in several European Union Member States. In 1994, after fifteen years […]