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Swearing and unfair dismissal: context is crucial for employers
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • May 23 2018

A recent case illustrates how a court may take an employee’s personal circumstances into account after an electrician sacked for using abusive

The FCA’s enforcement outlook for 2018
  • Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 17 2018

On 21 March 2018, the Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”) published a consultation document setting out its approach to enforcement for 2018. The

US Department of Justice Announces New Corporate Enforcement Penalty Policy
  • Dechert LLP
  • USA
  • May 16 2018

In a speech at the New York City Bar White Collar Crime Institute on May 9, 2018, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announced a new U.S

Discrimination arising from disability: does an employer need to know that the disability is the underlying cause?
  • Hill Dickinson LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 16 2018

The Court of Appeal has recently held that a claim for discrimination arising from disability does not require the employer to know that disability is

Bad behaviour at arbitration proceedings will not bar reinstatement
  • Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
  • South Africa
  • May 14 2018

The employee in this case was employed as a dozer driver which is a hazardous occupation and was required to wear protective safety gear, including

Checklist for Workplace Investigations that Survive Litigation Scrutiny
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • May 13 2018

Human Resource and Labor Relations professionals (HRLR) normally take the lead on workplace investigations of employee misconduct. Given that, they

Thorough Employer Investigation Helps Establish Employer’s “Honest Belief” of Employees’ Picket Line Misconduct
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • May 9 2018

The Board is now operating at a full complement and is issuing decisions on a fairly regular basis. Nothing earth shattering in terms of law (which is

With a Regulatory Shift, Questions Emerge About Investors' Access to the Courts
  • Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann LLP
  • USA
  • May 9 2018

In recent years, forced arbitration clauses have swept the nation, closing the courthouse doors to countless individuals. Arbitration clauses embedded

Employee dismissed for inappropriately touching co-worker
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • May 7 2018

The recent Fair Work Commission decision in George Talevski v Chalmers Industries Pty Ltd1 remind employers that they have a duty to protect employees

Pitfalls of For-Cause Terminations Outside of the US
  • DLA Piper
  • Germany, Global
  • May 7 2018

Do you remember the “Friends” episode where Monica, a chef, brings home dinner for all of her friends - five steaks and an eggplant for Phoebe - which