Starting May 7, 2013, employers may use only the new Employment Eligibility Verification Form I-9 (with a revision date of “03/08/13 N”) to comply with their employment eligibility verification responsibilities. The new Form was published by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement on March 8, 2013, and had been authorized for use, along with the previous […]
On March 3, 2013, Swiss voters overwhelmingly backed the popular initiative „against rip-off salaries“ – also known as the Swiss „Fat Cat“ referendum (hereinafter the „Initiative“). The aim of the Initiative which was launched by a medium sized businessman and politician, Mr Thomas Minder, is (1) to avoid excesses of executive pay, (2) ban corporate […]
In recent weeks US and EU representatives have announced that they are making significant strides towards reaching what could be the biggest bilateral trade agreement in history. The estimates accompanying such reports indicate that the deal could add around 0.5% to the EU’s annual economic output and 0.4% to US output. Preliminary discussions reveal that […]
Click here to view the webinar On December 21, 2012 the FAR Council issued its final rule implementing Executive Order 13495, “Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers Under Service Contracts,” with an effective date of January 18, 2013. The FAR Council’s final rule came sixteen months after the U.S. Department of Labor issued its final rule on […]
Even when an employee is offered a termination package and signs a release, the Court may find that a release is unconscionable or grossly unfair and set it aside. That is precisely what happened in Rubin v. Home Depot Canada Inc., 2012 ONSC 2053.
In Odar v Baxter Deutschland GmbH, C-152/11, the Court of Justice of the European Union was presented with a challenge to Council Directive 2000/78/EC regarding equal treatment in employment and occupation. The plaintiff in this case, Dr. Odar, who was considered severely disabled, was employed by Baxter for over 30 years. Baxter’s social plan provided […]
Linked you will find a document that covers the following topics: French unions and businesses reached an agreement with significant impact on country’s labor laws More protection for employees Access to supplementary heath care coverage Increase in social security & welfare charges paid by employers for short-term contracts Staff representatives’ information on prospects & strategic […]
The Department of Justice and the Securities & Exchange Commission recently issued much-awaited regulatory guidance entitled, “A Resource Guide to the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practice Act,” describing their enforcement approach and priorities in relation to the FCPA. Please join Jackson Lewis’ Corporate Governance and Internal Investigations attorneys for a one-hour webinar covering key aspects of […]
The 2012 election has significant labor relations implications. Based on the results, is new legislation likely? Will there be additional Presidential Executive Orders? What will be the composition of the NLRB for the next four years – and what impact will it have on your organization? What about the Department of Labor? What will happen […]
Q&A by André Lerch, employment lawyer in Zurich.