Legal Updates

The NLRB Changes the Rules on Severance Agreements Again

The National Labor Relations Board (the “Board”) recently overruled a pair of 2020 Board decisions holding that severance agreements containing broad confidentiality and non-disparagement provisions unlawfully restrict employee Section 7 rights to discuss terms and conditions of employment.


Fair Work Commission Orders 15% Interim Pay Increase

The Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission (Full Bench) has ordered a 15% interim pay increase in minimum wages for aged care workers which will be introduced in full from 30 June 2023 and has expanded the category of workers it will apply to.


NLRB Limits Confidentiality and Non-Disparagement Clauses

On February 21, 2023, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued its decision in McLaren Macomb, which ruled that an employer violates Section 8(a)(1) of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) when it includes provisions in severance agreements that restrict or have a tendency to interfere with workers’ organizing rights. 


Builders Beware

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) defines hot works as: “any process that generates flames, sparks or heat”. 


Questions Remain After Gender Ruling

In a landmark ruling, the Court of Final Appeal has found the government breached the rights of two transgender men by refusing to let them amend their Hong Kong identity cards without full reassignment surgery.


New European Digital Market Regulations

The two most important legislations regulating digital services and companies – previously adopted by the European Union – entered into force, namely the Digital Markets Act (DMA) on 1 November 2022 and the Digital Services Act (DSA) on 16 November 2022.



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