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Mar 04
2015

King v Burwell

Mary Weaver discusses King v Burwell which challenges the legality of tax credits being allowed to purchase health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. Today is the day that the Supreme Court hears oral arguments in the case of King v. Burwell.  Everyone is on pins and needles waiting to hear the opinion.  It will be difficult waiting until late summer, which is when we expect to get the Court’s opinion.  Voices on both sides are trying to predict the outcome and are speculating as to what actions will take place once the opinion has been delivered.

Jan 26
2015

Hiring in India – The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

As the world's largest democracy, India is a diverse and complex country with hundreds of languages, 10 million students and a 484 million-strong workforce, representing huge opportunities for global business. But with huge opportunities come big risks, which any company hiring in India needs to understand and manage to protect their business.

Jan 21
2015

Bank of England Consults on Changes to 'Fitness and Propriety' Checks

The Bank of England has recently announced proposed changes to Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) requirements which will have a direct impact on employment screening for UK financial institutions. The proposals include extending regulation and certification rules to all employees of relevant firms (except staff carrying out "purely ancillary functions") and the annual renewal of certification for all regulated roles.
Dec 04
2014

Uganda Circulates Draft Data Protection and Privacy Bill 2014 for Public Consultation

On November 15, the National Information Technology Authority Uganda, together with the Ministry of Information and Communications Technology and the Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs, circulated a draft Data Protection and Privacy Bill, 2014 for public consultation. Keep reading for an overview of the proposed legislation. 
Oct 29
2014

Australian Fair Works Commission Finds Employment Termination Justified for False Qualifications

In August 2014, the Fair Works Council determined that an employer’s dismissal of an employee was not “harsh, unjust or unreasonable” as the employee falsified credentials during the application process. 

 
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