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Appointment of a Conciliation Committee dealing with the subject of a No Smoking Policy
  • DLA Piper
  • Germany
  • December 6 2018

Under German law, works councils have so-called co-determination rights on certain subjects. This means that an employer must reach an agreement with

Smoking three packs of cigarettes a day does not prevent a heart attack from being considered as a work-related accident
  • Garrigues
  • USA
  • December 5 2018

Supreme Court case law assumes that cardiovascular damage is a work-related accident, due to the fact that stress from work often triggers or

Inquest into the deaths of Diane Michel and John McCain
  • MinterEllison
  • United Kingdom
  • August 16 2018

Diane Michel and John McCain both faced a very limited life expectancy. They made a mutual decision to end their lives. There was no fault found on

The SCOTUS contenders on employment law: Amul Thapar
  • Constangy Brooks Smith & Prophete LLP
  • USA
  • July 4 2018

How would Supreme Court contender Amul Thapar be for employers? It's Fourth of July week, which means not much is happening in the world of politics

Opening Brief Filed in Deeming Rule Appeal by Nicopure Labs and the Right to be Smoke-Free Coalition
  • Keller and Heckman LLP
  • USA
  • February 14 2018

On February 12, 2018, Nicopure Labs, LLC and the Right to be Smoke-Free Coalition (the Appellants) filed their opening brief in the appeal of last

A Closer Look at Wisconsin’s Premium Proposal
  • Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP
  • USA
  • May 22 2017

The State of Wisconsin recently proposed a Medicaid waiver that includes a number of precedent-setting features, including a 48-month time limit on

It’s 2017: Are You In Compliance? The Top 8 New Employment Laws That Impact Your Business Right Now!
  • Newmeyer & Dillion LLP
  • USA
  • February 3 2017

As the clock struck midnight on January 1st and 2016 became a distant memory, no doubt you had a glass of champagne in one hand and a stack of new

Bill S-5: Canada Prepares to Introduce Plain and Standardized Packaging for Tobacco Products
  • Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh
  • Canada
  • January 23 2017

In 2012, Australia became the first country to introduce plain packaging for cigarettes. Several countries have since followed suit, and many more

Are Your Employment Discipline Policies Up in Smoke after Proposition 64?
  • Atkinson Andelson Loya Ruud & Romo
  • USA
  • November 22 2016

On November 8, Californians passed Proposition 64, legalizing the nonmedical (recreational) use of marijuana for adults 21 years or older in

EEOC, DOL, HHS and IRS Weigh-In on Employer-Sponsored Wellness Programs - Is Your Program Compliant?
  • Dechert LLP
  • USA
  • October 28 2016

Wellness programs are trending in the U.S., especially with employers looking for ways to encourage and promote healthy lifestyles for their employees