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Pimlico Plumbers judgment: What secured lenders need to know
  • DLA Piper
  • United Kingdom
  • July 20 2018

The UK Supreme Court recently handed down judgment in Pimlico Plumbers v Smith1, the latest decision on the hot topic of employment status in the “gig

Building Better Workers: How Apprenticeship Programs Can Benefit the Construction Industry
  • Littler Mendelson PC
  • USA
  • June 5 2018

Developers and contractors in the construction industry have seen an increasing shortage of qualified labor in recent years. Apprenticeship programs

Planned reforms bring greater legal certainty to apprenticeship and internship system
  • Ius Laboris
  • Luxembourg
  • May 11 2018

A Bill on professional training (Bill No. 7268) was submitted to the Chamber of Deputies on 22 March 2018. In particular, the Bill plans to add

Business schools and the new apprenticeship levy
  • Dentons
  • United Kingdom
  • May 10 2018

We have previously blogged on whether the levy, now having been in force for a year, has worked. Our view is that it has not been as successful as it

National minimum wage: Consultation on new national minimum wage rates and national living rates
  • DAC Beachcroft
  • United Kingdom
  • April 12 2018

The Low Pay Commission has opened a consultation seeking views on existing national minimum wage and national living wages rates and the rates that

A New Era At The OFCCP
  • Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
  • USA
  • April 4 2018

Federal contractors have been closely following leadership changes at the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP). Most notably

Increase in the National Minimum Wage
  • Collyer Bristow LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 1 2018

The National Living Wage (NLW), the minimum pay per hour for workers aged 25 and over, increased from £7.50 to £7.83 on 1 April 2018. This amounts to

SCOTUS to Decide If Exemption for Transportation Workers Extends to Independent Truckers
  • Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP
  • USA
  • March 27 2018

On Feb. 26, 2018 the U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari in New Prime v. Oliveira, 17-340. It took up two questions for review...

Washington State’s New Ban-the-Box Law Completes the West Coast Trend
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • March 14 2018

On March 13, 2018, Washington State Governor Jay Inslee signed the Washington “Fair Chance Act,” which will prohibit employers from asking about

Skills shortage in the construction sector
  • Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP
  • United Kingdom, European Union
  • March 7 2018

The construction sector is in the grips of a skills shortage which is limiting construction activity and increasing labour costs at the same time. The