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U.S. Department of Labor clarifies how to calculate FMLA leave over holidays

USA - June 2 2023 In an opinion letter published this week, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (“DOL”) clarified how employers should calculate an…

Next Up: NLRB General Counsel opines that most non-competes violate Section 7

USA - May 31 2023 The General Counsel for the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) issued a landmark memorandum yesterday broadly opining that most non-compete…

Flagging the important issues: When does UK employment law apply at sea?

United Kingdom - May 30 2023 The tide is turning on employment law at sea. For decades, maritime employment seemed to be governed more by treaty than by specific national…

EEOC releases guidance on artificial intelligence in the workplace

USA - May 23 2023 Earlier this year, the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced the launch of an Artificial Intelligence and Algorithmic Fairness…

Reform of non-compete clauses

European Union, United Kingdom - May 12 2023 On 10 May 2023, the UK government announced its intention to legislate to limit the length of non-compete clauses to a maximum of three months…

Changes to post-Brexit UK employment law: What next for working time and TUPE?

United Kingdom - May 11 2023 On 10 May the UK government made a series of announcements that affect employment law. Firstly, a significant change to the Retained EU Law…

New York State amends forthcoming pay transparency law

USA - April 14 2023 As we previously reported, New York State recently adopted a salary transparency law that, effective September 17, 2023, will require employers to…

Virginia further limits confidentiality and non-disparagement agreements and restricts the use of employee social security numbers

USA - April 12 2023 As the 2023 Virginia legislative session comes to a close, Governor Glenn Youngkin signed into law two new pieces of legislation that will expand the…

Tracking the progress of the Worker Protection (Amendment of Equality Act 2010) Bill

United Kingdom - April 11 2023 The UK government has announced that it will support the Worker Protection (Amendment of Equality Act 2010) Bill (the Bill), which represents one of…

Are you ready for the new employment rates and limits in England & Wales?

United Kingdom - April 3 2023 The UK government has announced new, increased statutory rates and limits that will be in place in England and Wales from April 2023. The updates…