Labor & Employment Law Strategic Global Topics – Summer 2017 edition: Religion in the workplace

The globalized and diverse workplace of today brings many persons together coming from very different backgrounds, cultures, and religions. The freedom to practice one’s religion is a constitutional or legislative right in many countries around the world. When it comes to the workforce and the workplace, these issues may raise some concerns for employers. Indeed, … More Labor & Employment Law Strategic Global Topics – Summer 2017 edition: Religion in the workplace

In a digital world, how can being more human be key to unlocking more growth?

Originally published on betterworkingworld.ey.com. EY, Unilever and The B Team explore why organizations must be more human if they are to deliver sustained growth in a connected world. We are living in an increasingly fragmented world with a crisis of slowing growth in many developed economies. Meanwhile, many brands and employers are attempting to become … More In a digital world, how can being more human be key to unlocking more growth?

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

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?

Female entrepreneurs outperform male peers in job creation

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

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

EY Law’s Rebecca Sellers argues employee share schemes can be a good way to attract and reward talented staff

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