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Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

President-elect Joe Biden has laid out a range of employment-related initiatives, including goals that could significantly impact labor law, immigration, government contracting, employee safety, wage and hour, and other matters that affect the workplace.

Managing the Modern Workplace

Election 2020

December 15, 2020
Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

For lawyers, in-house or firm, a client’s alleged involvement in human trafficking or modern slavery can be devastating not only to the client, but also to the in-house lawyer’s position and the reputation of the lawyer’s firm.

Managing the Modern Workplace

December 8, 2020
Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

Human rights are increasingly the subject of a range of requirements under both “hard” law — such as the mandatory obligations promulgated by governments regarding conflict mineral restrictions, forced labor prohibitions, and supply chain management under, e.g., Dodd-Frank in the U.S., the Modern Slavery Act in the UK, and the Corporate Duty of Vigilance Law in France — and “soft” law, which covers more jussive norms established by industry, civil society, etc. (e.g. the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights or the private corporate governance of organizations such as the International Council on Mining and Minerals). New legal standards continuously develop, such as with current calls for the recognition of environmental rights within the field of human rights.

Managing the Modern Workplace

December 3, 2020
Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

In the past, U.S. and Canadian courts have not been receptive to litigation of human rights issues solely related to plaintiffs who are neither citizens of nor located in either country.

Managing the Modern Workplace

December 2, 2020
Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

In the United States, we are preparing for a very different Thanksgiving celebration than normal. However, while our gatherings may be more limited, we need to not forget the central theme of Thanksgiving.

Managing the Modern Workplace

November 24, 2020
Coronavirus: Preparation & Response
Coronavirus: Preparation & Response

While the 5-page Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) Loan Forgiveness Application looks pretty simple, those who have already worked with the form know that it is not.

Coronavirus: Preparation & Response

Managing the Modern Workplace

August 14, 2020
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Event Recap
Event Recap
In this program, Vinson & Elkins' Labor & Employment Counsel addressed the legal challenges employers are currently facing in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Coronavirus: Preparation & Response

Managing the Modern Workplace

May 21, 2020
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Coronavirus: Preparation & Response
Coronavirus: Preparation & Response

Until recently, most consumers have given little thought to the supply chains that bring groceries to grocery store shelves. However, in the face of ongoing COVID-19 disruptions, anyone who has made a grocery run for things like chicken or toilet paper has seen the risks facing our supply chains.

Coronavirus: Preparation & Response

Managing the Modern Workplace

April 16, 2020
Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

The heritage of indigenous people in Guatemala, the right of Nigerian women to avoid being the subject of human trafficking, the working conditions of employees in northern Brazil. Besides a general…

Managing the Modern Workplace

December 3, 2019
Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

Recent events show that all it takes is one tweet from even a midlevel manager of a company to create an international incident.

Managing the Modern Workplace

November 14, 2019
Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

Now for a little shameless self-promotion. As a reader, I am sure that you have noticed that we blog on a wide range of employment and other workplace-related issues, writing with an eye for…

Managing the Modern Workplace

September 14, 2018
Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

With many media channels and American businesses still wondering about Brexit, we wanted to cut through the noise and answer questions about recent UK and EU developments and what impact they might…

Managing the Modern Workplace

July 10, 2018