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There is no new normal for any organization for the foreseeable future. But as you navigate the unknown, Dentons will be there to support you in this New Dynamic. Leveraging our global legal insight from across 76 countries, the experience of (60+) ex-general counsel and legal tech and operations specialists – we'll provide you with the tools and insights you need at this time. In this hub you will find our latest global legal news as well as guidance on how to progress a digital strategy at this time; quick pivots you might like to consider; how to scenario plan for the months ahead; the importance of taking time out to reflect on your leadership skills and guidance on supply chain resilience issues and environment, social & governance performance opportunities.
From surviving to thriving: a toolkit
We cordially invite you to join Dentons at the13th European Economic Congress, taking place in Katowice, Poland on September 20–22, 2021. The European Economic Congress is widely recognized as the most important business and economic event in Central and Eastern Europe.
United Kingdom: The revised Building Safety Bill had its first Parliamentary reading on 5 July 2021. Its key goals are to prioritise leaseholders' safety; overhaul the regulatory framework; clarify responsibilities; ensure safety is considered at "gateways" in the design and construction process; establish a Building Safety Regulator within the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) for buildings over 18 metres; and establish a Homes Ombudsman Scheme.
Canada: Ontario’s deemed infectious disease emergency leave (IDEL) has been further extended, just a week before it was expected to end on September 25, 2021. On September 16, 2021, the Government of Ontario’s guidelines on the leave were updated to confirm that the leave, along with related temporary rules introduced in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, will now continue to be in effect until January 1, 2022.
Italy: The rules of Green pass at the workplace in the new Decree.
China seeks to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). The EU established a new $35 billion health authority tasked with preparing for a future pandemic. Canada grants full approval for Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine. Analysis: Emerging & Existing Hotspots: 2021 Russian Duma Elections.
United States: A bipartisan group of House members led by Rep. Ed Perlmutter (D-CO) is looking to attach cannabis banking legislation to a must-pass defense spending measure. The amendment, which is based on the Secure and Fair Enforcement Banking Act, faces an uphill challenge since it is unrelated to the underlying defense bill.
United States: The pandemic has resulted in countless hybrid and remote work situations and employers continue to grapple with compensable vs. non-compensable time. A December 2020 DOL opinion letter may provide clarity.
China is cracking down on financial blogs and social media, a move that risks exacerbating the difficulty of obtaining reliable economic data. The EU and US will commit to cutting methane pollution by 30 percent in the next ten years. The US, UK and Australia announced a security alliance to strengthen defense in the Pacific. Analysis: Visualizing Risk: Mapping Growing Flood Danger.
United Kingdom: The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme is due to come to an end later this month (30 September 2021) and with that brings employees the potential anxiety of returning to work. This could be particularly daunting if employers were furloughed for health reasons. We discuss steps on how to manage a phased return and workplace anxieties.
Poland: Upon closing public consultations regarding the tax part of the "Polish New Deal" package, the Ministry of Finance announced its amendment bill on which the Sejm will begin work on September 16-17.
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The privacy landscape has shifted dramatically since our Data Summit last year: new comprehensive privacy laws went into effect in many countries. Rising concern about new technologies (chiefly artificial intelligence, biometrics, and facial recognition) led to a wave of pronouncements, regulations, prohibitions and a rise in privacy litigation. What do Canadian business needs to know to avoid the privacy pitfalls and stay ahead of the curve? Find out at our 3rd annual Dentons’ Data summit.
Join us for the 22nd annual Ottawa employment law client appreciation seminar where we bring you the latest in current and potential issues that affect you and your employees.
As we all continue to feel the impacts of living with COVID-19 as part of our daily lives, many employers are considering how to redefine work, looking to agile work models that speak to these changing times.
Global law firm Dentons advised Gobii Europe on the establishment of a joint venture with ČSOB Group. The joint venture will bring the Igluu technology solution to the Czech real estate market to serve the needs of real estate professionals, financial intermediaries and other people interested in housing. Gobii Europe is indirectly owned by Stratus Data Systems and its management.
Dentons has launched an interactive tool that puts key aspects of global bid challenge laws at the users' fingertips, allowing for quick, customizable comparisons across multiple jurisdictions.
As a result of the challenges caused by the global pandemic, Dentons’ Prague office increased its support to the Czech community in 2020. The Firm provided almost 1000 hours of free-of-charge legal advice to education and children’s rights organizations, and made charitable donations to help health care professionals and students impacted by COVID-19.
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