In part two of our series on Reductions in Force in Asia Pacific, we addressed the importance of restructuring rationale, employee selection and redeployment, and consultation with employees or employee representatives. In part three, we’ll cover the next three issues we recommend multinational employers consider: (#5) severanceContinue Reading APAC Reductions in Force Blog Series – Breakdown of the Top 10 Things to Look Out for – Part 3 of 4
In part one of our series on Reductions in Force in Asia Pacific, we addressed the importance of planning and strategy timing.
In part two, we consider the next three things that we recommend multinational employers look out for: (#2) restructuring rationale; (#3) employee selection and redeployment…Continue Reading APAC Reductions in Force Blog Series – Breakdown of the Top 10 Things to Look Out for – Part 2 of 4
Seyfarth Synopsis: Seyfarth recently hosted a webinar entitled Asia-Pacific Reductions in Force: Ten Things to Look Out for, addressing the practical issues employers should be aware of when restructuring in APAC. We shared examples across a variety of countries in the region, including Australia, Hong…Continue Reading APAC Reductions in Force Blog Series – Breakdown of the Top 10 Things to Look Out for – Part 1 of 4
Synopsis: The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled that an employer had done nothing wrong when it (i) filled the plaintiff’s position during his leave, (ii) restored the plaintiff to a different, but equivalent, position upon his return, and (iii) separated the plaintiff six weeks later as part of a reduction in force.…
Continue Reading Fourth Circuit Decision Reiterates That Filling Employee’s Position During Leave And Re-Assigning Employee To A Different But Equivalent Position After Leave Is Okay Under The FMLA
On May 27, 2015, New York’s State Department of Labor (“NYSDOL”) issued proposed rules regarding payment of wages by payroll debit cards (sometimes called “pay cards”). The proposed regulations contain good news and bad news for employers. The good news is that they appear to let employers pay either by direct deposit or, alternatively, by pay card;…
Continue Reading New York Poised To Allow Pay Cards But To Continue Scrutinizing Them
Every day new stories about the uses (and misuses) of drones surface in the media.
They have been used to: photograph the 2015 Winter X Games, assist in firefighting operations, monitor agricultural drought, monitor pipelines in remote areas of the world, and take pictures for realtors. One drone even famously crashed on…
Continue Reading Send in the Drones: Transforming the Workplace through the Use of Drone Surveillance
By Sara Eber Fowler and Johanna T. Wise
Last week, an en banc panel of the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals took a fresh look at whether Ford Motor Company’s decision to deny an employee’s request to telecommute four days a week violated the ADA. Reversing its prior ruling from last year (previously reported here), the 8-5 panel in…
Continue Reading So Is Telecommuting A Reasonable Accommodation? Not So Fast Says The Sixth Circuit, Reversing Course.
We’ve raised concerns for a long time that there are a lot of employment separation agreements floating around that do not necessarily reflect best practices. So the EEOC’s recent lawsuit challenging CVS’s separation agreement is not all that surprising.
The EEOC complaint alleges that the CVS form “constitutes resistance to the full enjoyment of…
Continue Reading The EEOC Wake-Up Call On Employment Separation Agreements