World Fair Trade Day 2022 is fast approaching on May 14, 2022, but the need for businesses to focus on their supply chains doesn’t hit the headlines just once a year.
Even as supply chains face increased pressure due to COVID-19, the invasion of Ukraine by Russia, sanctions imposed upon Russia, and extreme weather, businesses continue to implement and develop Supplier Codes of Conduct in order to make their supply chains more ESG-compliant.
As more companies are struggling to hire and retain talent in the midst of the “Great Resignation,” I am beginning to get more questions from clients who have never considered sponsoring an applicant for a visa about the feasibility of hiring foreign workers for hard-to-fill positions.
Following the passage of the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act in late December 2021, companies are facing increasingly high standards to import goods from China.
After my previous blog post regarding recent labor enforcement actions taken under the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (“USMCA”) impacting U.S. companies with facilities or subsidiaries in Mexico, I received questions regarding employer rights under Mexican labor law.
Within the last few months, U.S. employers doing business in Mexico have felt the effects of the enforcement mechanisms of the “U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement” (“USMCA”).
The ‘gig’ economy has been the subject of much commentary in recent times, particularly with regard to the legal status of its workers.
On June 17, 2021, in Nestle USA Inc. v. Doe, the United States Supreme Court reversed a Ninth Circuit decision that would have allowed foreign cocoa workers to pursue claims against Nestlé USA, Inc. (Nestle), Cargill, Inc. (Cargill) and others for alleged human rights abuses committed by foreign suppliers under the Alien Tort Statute (ATS).
Lockdowns have fueled a surge in food-delivery businesses, so the initial public offering (“IPO”) of Deliveroo plc (“Deliveroo”) — a UK equivalent to DoorDash Inc. — on the London Stock Exchange was highly anticipated. But on its first day of public trading, Deliveroo’s stock dropped over 25%.
With Uber being the poster child of the gig economy, last week’s decision by the UK Supreme Court inevitably made waves when it dismissed the appeal in Uber v. Aslam and upheld an employment tribunal’s decision that Uber drivers are “workers.” Here’s a quick breakdown of what it all means and how significant it is.