Getting the Deal Through – Labour & Employment provides international analysis in key areas of labor and employment law and policy for corporate counsel, cross-border legal practitioners, and business people.
By consulting this deskbook, employers and their counsel can quickly familiarize themselves with the essentials to guide them through all stages of the work relationship, from application to hiring, termination, and disputes, in multiple jurisdictions. Morgan Lewis is a featured contributor on labor and employment issues in China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Morgan Lewis also authored the Global Overview and the feature chapter, "Environmental, Social and Governance Considerations for Responsible Global Employers: Focusing on the ‘S’" available below along with the jurisdiction-specific chapters.
It is a challenging time for multinational employers, which have probably never faced greater challenges in managing a global workforce. More than two years of unprecedented developments stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic have brought on numerous changes affecting the workplace: disruption and innovation in companies’ business models, evolving government guidance, heightened competition to attract and retain talent, new employee expectations, and a dramatic shift to remote and flexible working arrangements. Employers’ responses to these changes are crucial to their future success and raise numerous employment law considerations.
The priorities and concerns of global employers have started to significantly shift with the rapidly-changing landscape brought on by the advent of social movements such as #MeToo and Black Lives Matter and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. These morphing priorities are clearly visible in the growing emphasis now placed by many global businesses on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues. Global employers have become aware that abiding by robust ethical business standards is beneficial on many levels, not least because research shows that businesses that adopt and prioritise ESG standards financially outperform their competitors over time. In recent months, a growing focus has been placed on the ‘social’ element of ESG, which concerns a business’s impact on its employees, workers, contractors and the wider community. Although measuring and reporting on the ‘S’ in ESG is, in many ways still in its nascent stages, there was considerable growth and development in this area in 2021.
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Morgan Lewis Contributors
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