In today’s “hyper-connected” world, more and more employees are working remotely with clients and colleagues in different countries and time zones, making it increasingly difficult to set clear boundaries between working time and time off. The blurring of that line raises issues for employers as they try to manage working time and overtime pay, fulfil … More Out now: EY Labor & Employment Law Strategic Global Topics, Spring 2017 edition
Excerpts taken from EY’s Roselyn Sands, speaking at The American Employment Law Council, Twenty-Fourth Annual Conference, October 2016 Some scholars argue that the introduction of nonhumans into the workplace will have a severely negative impact on employment, while others argue that, as with the industrial revolution, jobs will change in nature but humans will still … More Global transformation of the workforce through technology: employment law considerations
The shape of the global workforce is changing dramatically. Just as rapid globalization in the late 20th century caused a dramatic shift in global supply chains, the rise of the gig economy is transforming work as we once knew it. For businesses, technology is creating new and more flexible ways to meet demand. Among workers, … More Is the gig economy a fleeting fad, or an enduring legacy?
The traditional mobility model of the 20th Century, where employers were required to coax their employees to venture out into the brave world and take on an international assignment is rare in today’s digitalized and globalized world. Indeed, employee mobility is no longer an issue faced by businesses only in special cases but has become … More Labor & Employment Law Strategic Global Topics – Fall 2016 edition out now
The rapid rise of the gig economy is not only relegating the 9-to-5 office worker to a smaller portion of the working population, it’s redefining the very nature of work and creating an ever-evolving regulatory paradigm. According to the World Bank, 40% of US employees will be in non-traditional jobs (part-time, freelance or contractor) in … More Working by the rules: can gig economy companies thrive under regulation?
The historic decision by the voters of the UK to leave the EU marks a significant change for the UK and EU and will impact other trading partners such as the US. However, all EU directives and regulations, as well as the treaties themselves, remain in force in respect of the UK until it formally … More Navigating Brexit: Tax and legal implications for life sciences
Female entrepreneurs are outperforming their male peers when it comes to hiring, according to new research released this week to coincide with the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Forum. According to the EY Global Job Creation Survey 2016, a survey of 2,673 entrepreneurs globally, women are leading in the job creation stakes, anticipating an … More Female entrepreneurs outperform male peers in job creation
In our rapidly changing business environment, growing organizations are now using diverse business models to accommodate their business needs. Indeed, in today’s ODE (on-demand economy) or “gig” economy, businesses are now resorting to the use of diverse workforce models across the supply chain. Companies are increasingly relying not only on their own workforce to get … More EY’s Spring 2016 Labor & Employment Law Global newsletter out now
As the working world becomes increasingly international in its focus, companies are experiencing a rise in the globalization of labor and employment disputes. Indeed, more and more companies are having to defend themselves in lawsuits in foreign countries brought by employees, works councils and unions. Often the claims are based on the legal concept of joint employment … More Employers increasingly need to be aware of labor & employment dispute resolution around the world
Cut salary costs, increase productivity, reduce staff turnover and give loyal employees a vested interest in the business. This may sound too good to be true but employee share schemes can be an effective strategy for attracting and rewarding talented staff. As well as enhancing performance, they can help succession planning. Your employees may be … More EY Law’s Rebecca Sellers argues employee share schemes can be a good way to attract and reward talented staff