We are living longer, eating healthier, exercising regularly and enjoying a more active lifestyle into our 80s and beyond. What does this mean for our state-run pension systems? It certainly means that more money will be required to finance people’s retirement for more years than ever imagined. What does this mean in terms of legislation? … More Are you “Age Ready”? Preparing for Ageism and the Workplace
Whistle-blowing and Ethics 2018 Compliance and transparency are of paramount importance today. For this reason, whistle-blowing laws are being enacted to encourage employees to come forward without fear of reprisals. While these rules safeguard employee interests, multi-national companies are facing increasing challenges relating to whistle-blowing, ethics and retaliation claims. Knowing how to appropriately anticipate and manage these … More Global Labor and Employment Law strategic topics
For most of the previous century, the value of a business was determined in large part by its tangible assets, but in the current digital era, tangible assets comprise less of a company’s value than they once did. This changing shape of business value has created clear problems for our economy – because the more … More Long-term value drivers and company performance
Digital transformation is changing everything, fast, and business leaders recognize this. In EY’s 2018 Digital Deal Economy study, 87% of executives responded that they expected moderate to complete disruption of their sector over the next two years. But predicting the exact nature of change, of what could threaten your existing business and what could drive future growth, … More Do you have the right talent to take the right risks?
Is frictionless commerce an opportunity to deploy time and capital in more constructive ways? We have now entered the age of superfluid markets. New technologies are converging to eliminate even more inefficiencies and frictions from markets. While we can’t predict exactly what the future will look like, superfluidity will have a profound impact on both markets … More Will superfluid markets change companies as we know them?
In today’s globalized and digitalized economy, the “new normal” is constant change. Domestic and multinational companies must now constantly transform their business operations to compete in national and global markets. As a result, the day-to-day job of HR professionals focuses on not only routine HR matters, but more importantly, managing the constant transformation of business … More Workforce Restructuring – Global LEL Strategic Topics
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), signed into law on December 22, 2017, has widespread business implications affecting companies headquartered in the US, as well as any global company with operations in the US. As the tax department leads the company’s planning efforts, several corporate functions will be impacted by the reaction to the … More US tax reform: Key considerations for in-house counsel — navigating change and driving efficiencies
The labor markets of today’s modern global economy are going through significant structural changes, driven mostly by globalization and technology. As the future activity of companies is more and more difficult to predict, their capacity to adjust their head count has become critical. On the political sphere, the failure of European countries to reach an … More What’s new in French termination-of-employment law?
Disruption and new technologies mean new risks. Is your organization ready to manage them? The transformative age is increasing the complexity of organizational ecosystems at a speed never before seen. New digital technologies are driving an intense focus on developing disruptive new business models, creating new experiences, utilizing contingent and mobile workforces, and blurring traditional … More Risk. Innovation. Can your business strategy tell the difference?
Sexual Harassment Law in the workplace around the world We would have thought that, in 2018, the topic of sexual harassment would no longer attract sufficient interest for a global hot topics newsletter. Yet, the events coming to light in 2017 prove the contrary: employers need to be even more vigilant than ever to ensure … More Labor and Employment Law – Strategic Global Topics