Global Employment & Benefits

The latest legal update from our US team considers the FTC’s ‘Final Rule’ on non-compete clauses in the US.

The Final Rule introduces significant changes to non-compete clauses as it provides that, with respect to most workers, it is an “unfair method of competition” for an employer to:

  • enter into or attempt to enter into

In case you missed it, the latest edition of Insights, our employment, benefits and mobility publication, is now out.

Highlighting some of the challenges and opportunities facing businesses this year, Insights includes perspectives from a range of jurisdictions on topical issues:

  • Navigating AI in the Workplace
  • With 2024 now underway, this is the perfect time to check out our Insights publication.

    In case you missed it, Insights highlights what’s on the horizon for employers this year across a range of jurisdictions, including the UK, France, Germany, Hong Kong and US, and provides a regional snapshot of the key hot topics

    The Labour Party has announced that, should it win the next general election in 2024, Britain can expect a significant reform to employment law. In her recent speech to TUC Congress, Angela Rayner stated that within the first 100 days of entering office Labour will bring forward an Employment Rights Bill to legislate a “New

    In four decisions given on 13 September 2023, the French Supreme Court has created a big stir in the French HR world.  

    Through an extensive interpretation of article 7 of EU directive 2003/88/CE of 4 November 2003, which provides that any employee should benefit from a global paid annual leave of at least four weeks

    The US securities exchanges (NYSE and Nasdaq) recently introduced new rules requiring listed US companies to adopt policies that provide for clawback of incentive-based compensation in the event of a restatement of the company’s financial statements.

    In this Legal Update, Mayer Brown’s Employment and Benefits Group discusses the impact of the new rules on companies

    The global workplace is continuing to evolve, with many businesses experiencing significant and long-lasting change alongside increasingly challenging market conditions.

    For an employer considering potential redundancies and reductions in force (RIFs) across multiple jurisdictions, understanding how to navigate the various, complex, legislative frameworks is vital.

    Our new practical guide on this topic highlights the key

    On 18 April 2023, the German Federal Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs (BMAS) presented the long-awaited draft amendment to the Working Time Act and other regulations. Following the decision of the Federal Labor Court of 13 September 2022 (case no. 1 ABR 22/21), the new law is intended to specify how employers must precisely

    What helping hand could the French State, traditionally a Welfare state, give to employees with the lowest income and therefore those most affected by inflation?

    Only a large-scale measure, both attractive to employees and employers, would have had a chance of achieving the dual objective of increasing the purchasing power of employees without jeopardising the