How will you drive talent strategy in the digital age?

Digital is forcing organisations to rethink traditional business models and adopt an agile approach to their talent strategies. A wave of technology is helping to reinvent the workplace and enable performance above and beyond previous capabilities. As it reshapes the traditional business landscape, digital is set to change the face of the talent strategy. By … More How will you drive talent strategy in the digital age?

Global transformation of the workforce through technology: employment law considerations

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

Labor & Employment Law Strategic Global Topics – Fall 2016 edition out now

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

Technology companies pursue growth through dealmaking and digital innovation

What is driving tech M&A at such high, sustained levels? As technology and non-technology companies alike are being disrupted by innovative digital technologies — as they face the same unforgiving economic and business environment — they are turning to M&A in search of solutions. Technology executives see current M&A trends continuing The vast majority of … More Technology companies pursue growth through dealmaking and digital innovation

Working by the rules: can gig economy companies thrive under regulation?

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?

EY bolsters legal services presence in Canada, Chile and Argentina

By EY Americas Vice Chair – Tax, Kate Barton Demands for holistic professional services, including legal services where permissible, are increasing as companies across the globe face a greater number of complex requirements and guidelines. Cross-border business and associated compliance require professional services firms to provide more comprehensive offerings to clients. EY is addressing this … More EY bolsters legal services presence in Canada, Chile and Argentina

EY’s Spring 2016 Labor & Employment Law Global newsletter out now

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

Employers increasingly need to be aware of labor & employment dispute resolution around the world

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

Multi-jurisdictional Labor and Employment Law update

Most countries have anti-discrimination laws, and no two jurisdictions apply the same approach. This shows the real complexity in dealing with discrimination in a global world, where different cultures intersect and where the definition of discrimination varies across borders. Even in the European Union – which is subject to a universal Directive on discrimination – each Member State operates under its … More Multi-jurisdictional Labor and Employment Law update