By Jason Priebe and Danny Riley

Seyfarth Synopsis: The European Union (EU)’s government organizations are just like any another entity trying to function in a world where global companies and even government entities are reliant on digital platforms for messaging and collaboration. For years, there has been debate about how platforms like Microsoft 365, formerly Office 365, could be deployed

Continue Reading Surprising Plot Twist: The European Data Protection Supervisor Reprimands the European Union for its use of Microsoft 365

By Rachel BernasconiPaul Cutrone, Marissa Dreher, Ben DudleyChris GardnerErin HawthorneJustine GiulianiSarah GoodhewPhilippa NoakesDarren PerryPenny StevensHenry Skene and Michael Tamvakologos

Seyfarth just celebrated ten years of service to leading employers in Australia. To mark the occasion, we invited some of our partners

Continue Reading A Decade in Australia: Seyfarth’s Partners Reflect on Changes in Employment and Workplace Safety Law

Kathryn Weaver, Hong Kong Partner in Seyfarth’s International Employment Law team, will lead a panel on “The challenges of getting DEIB policy and practice right, and the cost of getting it wrong.”

The panel will be held at the Legal 500 GC Summit Hong Kong 2024, on 7 March 2024. More details on the event can be found here.

Continue Reading Seyfarth to Sponsor and Kathryn Weaver to Lead Panel at the Legal 500 GC Summit Hong Kong 2024

By Peter TalibartKiran SeldonErin Hawthorne and Kathryn Weaver

Seyfarth Synopsis: In a previous blog, we summarized the recent case of Groff v. Dejoy, where the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously clarified the undue hardship standard under Title VII, a federal law in the United States that prohibits employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, and national

Continue Reading Navigating Global Religious Accommodation: Insights from Our Lawyers on Employer Responsibilities Towards Religious Beliefs in the Workforce

By Tim Griffin

Seyfarth Synopsis: Seyfarth is committed to helping leading employers and in-house counsel adapt to the rapidly changing business landscape and prepare for what may lie ahead. As part of that commitment, since 2017, Seyfarth has carried out a suite of initiatives based on helping clients understand the future of work and empowering them to tackle emerging workplace
Continue Reading 2022 Future Employer Survey – Have Your Say on What Lies Ahead

By Chris Gardner

Seyfarth Synopsis: The key issues affecting Australian workplaces bear a strong resemblance with those in the United States. While generalizations suffer from the limitations of being just that, here are five issues HR and workplace leaders in Australia are grappling with in a two-minute read.

  1. Skills and staff shortages and wage pressure

Almost one in
Continue Reading Five Key Issues in the Australian Workplace—Highlights for Multinational Employers

By Marjorie CulverYana Komsitsky, and Dan Waldman

Seyfarth Synopsis: As events unfold in Ukraine, employers face uncertainty regarding the impact on business and employees in the Ukraine, Russia, and elsewhere. Concerns include the safety and security of workers in the region, the impact of sanctions, and heightened anxieties among employees, to name a few. This article
Continue Reading The Workplace During Conflict: Considerations for Employees in Ukraine, Russia, and Beyond

By Ana CidLaurence Harvey Wood, and Gabriella Long

Seyfarth Synopsis: We have seen the benefits of technology in keeping us connected in the new remote working environment and the flexibility that it provides, but how does this impact employees’ ability to disconnect from their work?

During the Covid-19 pandemic, working from home has become the new
Continue Reading The Right to “Disconnect” for Employees

By Marjorie CulverJeremy Corapi, and Dan Waldman

Seyfarth Synopsis: In the world of cross-border mergers and acquisitions, complex human resource and employment considerations arise during the transaction’s due diligence process. Depending on the transaction’s structure, these issues can be diverse and range in topics from immigration requirements to employee benefit matters to employee representative consultation obligations.
Continue Reading Cross-Border Transactions: Key Items to Review When Performing Human Resource and Employment Due Diligence

By Jeremy CorapiChristine Hendrickson, and Shardé Skahan

Seyfarth Synopsis: On July 7, 2021, Canada’s Minister of Labour announced an August 31, 2021, effective date for Canada’s Pay Equity Act.  The Act and its implementing regulations contain detailed and strict requirements for employer pay equity plans, so employers should begin thinking about the process for developing their pay
Continue Reading The Final Countdown: Canada’s Revised Pay Equity Act Effective August 31, 2021