Welcome to Allen & Overy’s Employment Talk blog, sharing with you our views and insights into the latest global trends, risks and issues relating to an international workforce, covering issues on mobility, secondments, international assignments and European HR.

Big data put to work

Inge Vanderreken

Data protection rules are being tightened to protect the privacy of consumers and employees across the world. In Europe, a new Regulation is being drawn up, which is backed up with the threat of significant financial penalties and criminal sanctions. The ECJ is also bolstering the right to data protection by giving individuals enhanced control Read More

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Employee Privacy

Susana Ng

In recent years, stricter regulations are imposed to regulate financial, workplace and other issues. Facing the new regulatory regime, businesses – especially multinational corporates – have increased the importance of conducting independent, internal investigations.  At the same time, there is a rising trend in businesses outsourcing their data centres elsewhere and adopting the “bring your Read More

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Going global with clawback

David Cummings

Everything is global these days. Brands and trends across popular culture “go global” like never before across the high streets, theatres, music venues and social media through Sydney, Hong Kong, Berlin, London, New York or Paris. Employers, too, are going global, as more and more companies with global reach want to move towards standard terms Read More

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Happy Birthday ERISA

Brian Jebb

Last month was the 40th year anniversary of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), that strange and complicated Act that is the cornerstone of the US employee benefits system. Over its 40 year history, ERISA has been frequently expanded and amended. While its focus has always been to protect plan participants’ benefits, ERISA will Read More

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