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Minority Unions - A Major Concern for Employers in 2021 and Beyond?

USA - January 11 2021 Recent media reports have covered the relatively new phenomenon of minority labor unions. These are not traditional unions in the sense of formal…

Alan I. Model, Tanja L. Thompson.

United Nations Takes Another Step in Developing a Treaty on Business and Human Rights

USA - November 5 2019 Since it was established in 2014, a United Nations Inter-Governmental Working Group (“IGWG”) has met annually to develop a multilateral treaty to…

Lavanga V. Wijekoon, Michael G. Congiu.

Littler Lightbulb: Highlighting Global Human Rights Topics

USA - October 15 2019 Human rights issues increasingly require the assistance of experienced counsel who can help employers navigate very fluid and complex legal, business…

Lavanga V. Wijekoon, Michael G. Congiu.

Germany Seeks to Mandate Human Rights Due Diligence for Companies and Their Global Partners

USA - April 25 2019 In February 2019, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (“Development Ministry”) introduced a draft law (the “Draft…

Courtney O. Chambers, Jan-Ove Becker, Lavanga V. Wijekoon, Michael G. Congiu.

Australia Passes Law Requiring Large Companies to Report on Modern Slavery

Australia - December 4 2018 On November 29, 2018, the Australian Government passed the Modern Slavery Act 2018 (the “Act”), which requires all companies operating in Australia…

Alexander T. MacDonald, Lavanga V. Wijekoon, Merille Raagas, Michael G. Congiu, Naomi Seddon.