United States: A Class Waiver Can Be A Condition Of Employment

Seyfarth Synopsis: In one of the most significant employment cases in memory, a sharply divided United States Supreme Court held today that employers may require employees, as a condition of employment, to enter into arbitration agreements that contain waivers of the ability to participate in a class or collective action under various employment statutes.

There is no longer any reason under the law why an employer cannot require its employees to waive the ability to bring […]

By | Oct 18, 2018 ||

Polish Employee Capital Plans

On February 8th, 2018, the Polish Ministry of Finance released the long-awaited first draft of the bill on employee capital plans (Ustawa o pracowniczych planach kapitałowych). It is one of the measures implementing the governmental Strategy for Responsible Development (also dubbed Morawiecki’s plan after the current Polish prime minister) and aims to increase the financial security of Polish citizens facing a decreasing value of pensions in the existing pension scheme. Another goal is to […]

By | Oct 16, 2018 ||

Amendment Of Regulation Regarding Employee Consent For Overtime

Overtime in Turkey is regulated by Article 41 of the Labour Act (4857) and the Regulation on Overtime. According to the Labour Act, employee consent is required for overtime. Before the recent amendment was introduced, overtime was regulated by the Regulation on Overtime, under which employers were obliged to obtain the written consent of employees for overtime at the beginning of each year. However, the obligation of receiving employee consent annually was highly criticised […]

By | Oct 14, 2018 ||