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Global Employment Contracts: The Modern Tower of Babel

Although multi-jurisdictional compliance is a challenge in relation to every aspect of employment law, the structure of employment contracts and the enforcement of global policies require particularly careful consideration. The need to coordinate individual country compliance across numerous countries whilst still maintaining a common company culture requires extensive knowledge of national laws and considerable flexibility. […]

SEC Publishes Helpful Guidance on Pay Ratio Disclosure

The SEC recently confirmed that the new CEO pay ratio disclosure rules mandated in the Dodd-Frank Act will go into effect in the 2018 proxy season. To assist companies in preparation of the new disclosure, the SEC published interpretive guidance on September 21, 2017. In Depth Despite some speculation that the new leadership within the […]

Court Cases Challenge English-Only COBRA Election Procedures

D. Finn Pressly Chris C. Scheithauer Judith Wethall Two pending federal cases could reveal situations in which employers with a significant multi-lingual workforce should provide translated versions of their COBRA election materials. In Depth While the US Department of Labor has long published Spanish-language translations of its model COBRA notices, employers are often left guessing as to when […]