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EU referendum (should we stay or should we go?) – Employment implications

EU referendum (should we stay or should we go?) – Employment implications

On Thursday, 23rd June 2016, the public will determine whether the United Kingdom remains in the European Union. A lot has been written and said by the ‘Brexit’ and ‘Bremain’ camps about the impact of that decision, most recently by the US President. However, casting political allegiances aside, what could ... Read More »

The termination agreement – Key aspects under German labour law

The termination agreement – Key aspects under German labour law

There are many reasons why, in individual cases, the parties to an employment contract wish to part company or one party unilaterally terminates the employment relationship. One possible reason is the avoidance of dismissal proceedings, which entail risks for both parties. Alternatively, the parties may wish to quickly and smoothly ... Read More »

How Employers Can Prepare For the DOL’s New Overtime Rules and Protect Against the Skyrocketing Number of Wage and Hour Claims

How Employers Can Prepare For the DOL’s New Overtime Rules and Protect Against the Skyrocketing Number of Wage and Hour Claims

Wage and hour claims are both skyrocketing in number and quickly becoming the largest source of employment-related liability. In 2015, employees filed three times as many wage and hour actions as they had just a few years earlier. These claims have cost employers significantly, with the average wage and hour ... Read More »

No Fooling: New FEHA Regulations Go Into Effect April 1, 2016

No Fooling: New FEHA Regulations Go Into Effect April 1, 2016

Significant amendments to the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) regulations take effect on April 1, 2016. The amendments mandate detailed written policies against harassment, discrimination, and retaliation, update sexual harassment training requirements, and provide new definitions for certain protected characteristics. Mandatory Written Policy Against Harassment, Discrimination, and Retaliation Under ... Read More »

Employees’ behaviour in the work place

Employees’ behaviour in the work place

Certain ambiguous behaviour such as over-familiarization between employees may result in serious problems for both the employees and employers. This was stated by Magistrate Hon. Dr. Joseph Mifsud on the 11th January 2016 in a criminal case decision (Police vs Owen Calleja) wherein an employee was accused of sexual assault ... Read More »

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