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Colombia: Superintendence of Companies defines new criteria to determine the companies that must adopt...

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In brief On October 2, the Superintendence of Companies ("SS") issued the Resolution 100-006261 (the "Resolution"), by means of which it defined the new criteria...

Spain: The New Provisions Governing Equality Plans, Transparency and Equal Pay in Spain

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Royal Decrees 901/2020 and 902/2020, both dated 13 October and published in the Spanish State Gazette ("BOE") on 14 October, are basically aimed at the regulatory implementation of the new provisions on equality plans, transparency and equal pay contained in Royal Decree Law 6/2019, dated 1 March, on urgent measures to ensure equal treatment and opportunities for women and men in employment and occupation. These two decrees complement each other.The new regulations are a product of the agreement reached by the Ministry of Labour and Social Economy, the Ministry of Equality and the most representative national trade unions, "Comisiones Obreras" and "Unión General de Trabajadores".

United Kingdom: Teacher suspected of possession of indecent images was unfairly dismissed

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An employee who was dismissed as a result of having been charged with a criminal offence was unfairly dismissed. The employer had invited him to attend a disciplinary hearing on a matter of misconduct, but was unable to decide whether the employee had committed the offence. Finding that they were unable to rule out the possibility that he had, the employer then dismissed him for a different reason -  the risk of reputational damage if it became known that it had continued to employ him. The dismissal was both procedurally and substantively unfair.

United Kingdom: Employee suffering paranoid delusions was not disabled because tribunal found his condition...

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In this case, an employee who was suffering paranoid delusions was not disabled for the purposes of the Equality Act 2010 because he was unable to show that his condition had had a substantial long term impact on his day to day life and was likely to recur.

United States: BIS amends licensing policy for items controlled for crime control reasons

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On October 6, 2020, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) published in the Federal Register a final rule  amending the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) by revising, in part,...

United Kingdom: Further updates to EU and UK sanctions against Belarus

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The European Council has designated 40 individuals under its Belarus sanctions regime, amending Council Regulation (EC) 765/2006.In the UK, the Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation...

United Kingdom: Tribunal holds that gender fluid/non-binary employees are protected from discrimination under the...

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An employment tribunal has held that the protected characteristic of "gender reassignment" under the Equality Act 2010 extends to employees who are gender fluid/non-binary employees. However, whilst this is a novel point of law, as a tribunal-level decision, it is not binding on other tribunals.

Global: ESG Webinar Series

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This series of ESG-focused thought leadership webinars will share insights and practical guidance for businesses considering what ESG means for them in the context...

United States: Growing ESG Risks: The Rise of Litigation

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As companies increase their environmental, social, governance (ESG) reporting and statements in response to market and shareholder demands, plaintiffs have pursued with growing success...

United States: CBP issues detention order on palm oil produced with forced labor in...

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On September 30, 2020, US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued a press release announcing that effective September 30 at all U.S. ports of...
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