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European Commission publishes proposal for the EU’s Generalised Scheme of Preferences

On 22 September 2021, the European Commission (“Commission”) published its legislative proposal (“GSP Proposal”) for the EU new Generalised Scheme of Preferences...


It's personal - courier was worker, despite ability to offer slots to others

In Stuart Delivery Ltd v Augustine, the UK Court of Appeal confirmed that a courier who could offer a time slot he had signed up to cover to other couriers was still obliged to perform work ...


NLRB General Counsel seeks to further shake up college sports

Earlier this month, the General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board issued a memorandum declaring that private college athletes should be considered “employees” under...


Silencing hush provisions - CA non-disclosure ban extends to all types of unlawful workplace conduct

On October 7, 2021, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law the “Silenced No More Act,” which prohibits non-disclosure agreements relating to all types of workplace...


Texas expands protections for sexual harassment claims

Recently-enacted SB 45 and HB 21 significantly expanded protections for Texas employees asserting sexual harassment claims, effective September 1, 2021. Here’s what employers need to...


Mandatory health pass (“Green Pass”) in Italy to enter workplaces - Work & Safety against COVID-19

After a long debate, the Italian government issued Law Decree no. 127/2021 (the “Decree”) providing the obligation for all kind of workers to show the Green Pass to enter any...


New right to unpaid carer’s leave for UK employees

In the government’s response to the carer’s leave consultation it confirms that it will introduce five days’ unpaid carer’s leave per year for employees. This will...


Task Force announces details of federal contractor vaccine mandate

The Safer Federal Workforce Task Force (Task Force) has issued its guidance (Guidance) regarding the COVID-19 safety protocols that federal contractors must implement under President...


Let’s talk about it – UK government publishes flexible working consultation

The UK government published a consultation paper on making flexible working the default. Possible changes to the current framework include removing the service requirement for making a...

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