Be Global: Employment law in 55 developments read for January in less than 5 minutes
Read: Top trends impacting global employers in 2023
In our 2022 in review, 2023 preview global report, we review top developments and share our predictions. GENIE subscribers can also access country-by-country reviews/previews for 35 jurisdictions across EMEA, Asia Pacific and the Americas.
Listen: Global employment webinar
In case you missed it, listen to our global employment webinar to hear about the state of employment law around the world and what’s next for global employers in key areas, including:
- Diversity, equality, discrimination and gender pay
- Hybrid and remote work
- EU Directives (eg, whistleblowing, transparent and predictable working conditions, work-life balance)
- Business transformation, including RIFs and global expansion
- AI, crypto, and other tech
Focus: New year, new laws for US employers
US employers saw a flurry of new developments in January. The FTC released a sweeping proposed rule which would ban almost all non-compete agreements; the SECURE 2.0 Act of 2022 will reform retirement savings; amendments to New Jersey’s WARN Act were signed into law; and New York employers are facing new requirements related to various issues, including pay transparency, leave and attendance policies, breastfeeding accommodations, workplace postings and AI. To learn more about expected developments in 2023, read our top 10 trends report here.
Keep track: EU Directive implementation
While implementation deadlines set by three significant employment Directives passed by with many Member States failing to transpose local laws on time, we are now seeing a flurry of activity. Whistleblowing laws were finalised in the Netherlands and Romania, changes to rules on employment contracts and family leave were implemented in Hungary, and requirements for transparent working conditions were enacted in Ireland.
Stay current with our whistleblowing tracker, working conditions tracker and work-life balance tracker.
Managing a workforce during economic uncertainty
In response to economic challenges, some global companies are considering cost-saving measures, including reductions in force. Our guide for global employers pinpoints key issues and risks when implementing multijurisdictional measures. Download the guide here.
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