On February 19, 2021, in a landmark decision that may have lasting effects on the gig economy, the United Kingdom Supreme Court unanimously ruled that Uber drivers are workers and are not self-employed contractors, and, as such, are entitled to certain rights, including minimum wage, holiday pay and rest breaks, among other benefits and protections.
Russia Increases Remuneration Payments Owed to Employees for Exclusive Rights to Patentable Objects
On November 16, 2020, the Russian government approved new rules increasing the rates of remuneration employers must pay employees for their inventions, utility models and industrial designs (the “Rules”). The Rules will be effective from January 1, 2021 until January 1, 2027.
Employers’ Rights to Their Employees’ Patentable Objects and Employees’ Entitlement to Remuneration
Luxembourg Employers Face Additional Obligations During Heat Waves in the Midst of COVID-19
On August 8, 2020, in response to local meteorology reports of expected temperatures of above 95°F, Luxembourg’s Ministry of Health announced a “red alert warning,” and implemented a Heat Wave Plan. The Heat Wave Plan (i) advises that older individuals, infants, and those with chronic illnesses may be affected by such high temperatures and (ii)…
Doing It Right: New Considerations for International Hospitality Groups
By: Jay P. Krupin and Dana Livne
Historically, the United States has continuously attracted international commerce and investment. In recent years, in spite of a challenging economic situation, international hospitality groups continue to seek opportunities in the US for financial growth, promotion, and strategic reasons. When they do so, they must comply with unfamiliar…