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US Federal Labor Viewpoints - Week of October 11, 2021

USA - October 20 2021 This is a weekly post spotlighting labor topics in focus by the US legislative and executive branches during the previous week…

Update Regarding US COVID-19 Travel Restrictions

Canada, USA - October 19 2021 As we previously posted last month, the United States is rescinding and replacing the geographic COVID-19 travel bans with new proof of vaccination…

COVID-19: what next for UK employers, Part 5 - are they at risk under the away goals rule?

United Kingdom - October 18 2021 First, when we say “undesirable”, do we mean that the employee has a condition which places him at a recognised and significant additional risk of…

EEOC Updates Guidance on COVID-19 Vaccination Incentive Programs (US)

USA - October 15 2021 Since the start of the pandemic, the EEOC has periodically updated its informal guidance to address emerging topics related to COVID-19, include…

“There are only two ways of telling the complete truth - anonymously and posthumously” (UK)

United Kingdom - October 12 2021 That was according to a US economist, Thomas Sowell, but it also came up at a recent webinar we did on whistle-blowing and grievance investigations…

How to stay competitive as a global employer in today’s challenging landscape

Global, USA - October 8 2021 Global businesses today face an ever-increasing set of complex issues. From managing flexible and hybrid working arrangements borne out of the…

Employer’s case for fair dismissal lacks appeal, finds Court (UK)

United Kingdom - October 6 2021 The Court of Appeal confirmed in Gwynedd Council - v - Barratt and Hughes last month that the failure to offer an employee the right to appeal against…

“Humblebrag” (n) (inf) - an ostensibly modest or self-deprecating statement whose actual purpose is to draw attention to something of which one is proud (UK)

United Kingdom - October 4 2021 Unless as part of a band, I always think that blowing your own trumpet is rather poor form, but any such scruples which many lawyers usually have…

Federal Contractors and Subcontractors: White House Clarifies New Vaccination and Safety Requirements (US)

USA - September 27 2021 The White House has clarified the requirements of one of the new federal measures that will require employers to ensure employees are vaccinated…

New UK flexible working consultation - the good, the bad and the ugly

United Kingdom - September 24 2021 If ever a government consultation was overtaken by events, it is this week’s offering on Making Flexible Working the Default. For many employers this…