Moscow, Russia

Remote Work: Russian Labour Regulation

By Ekaterina Kabanova, Accounting

In 2022, despite the cancellation of COVID- related restrictive measures in Russia, employees’ desire to work remotely only heightened. Many employees enjoy the benefits of “remote mode”, while employers have noticed the increased efficiency of employees when working remotely. In 2022 the number of remote workers in Russia doubled.

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US Justice Department and the EEOC issue guidance on disability discrimination in the use of artificial intelligence in hiring

By Beth Langley & D. J. O’Brien, Brooks Pierce

As the use of AI becomes more prevalent in hiring practices, the US Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued joint guidance on 12 May 2022, alerting employers and employees on ways smart technological tools may unwittingly violate the amended Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

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Navigating cross-border remote work

By Jeremiasz Kuśmierz, Penteris

Many EU employers in creative and new tech industries give employees the convenient option to work from other EU member states. This may seem of little practical difference, but the legal consequences may be significant.

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Warsaw, Poland

Why invest in Poland?

By Raf Uzar, Penteris

Prospects for Poland continue to be positive. According to the Polish Investment and Trade Agency (PAIH), Poland received EUR 13.6 billion in foreign direct investment (FDI) in 2021, an increase of 7 percent compared to 2020.

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Cross-border workers and working from home

By Philipp Schmidig, Treuhand- und Revisionsgesellschaft Mattig-Suter und Partner

Workers must in principle commute regularly across the border to qualify as cross-border workers. During the Covid-19 pandemic, Switzerland found mutual solutions with most neighbouring countries to temporarily break the strict rules. However, most of these have now come to an end.

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Visa options for international non-profits

By Mohammad Ali Syed, Offit Kurman

Nonprofit tax-exempt organisations have unique considerations with respect to navigating US immigration processes. Organisations hiring new talent or bringing employees across borders need to be aware of how their nonprofit corporate and tax-exempt statuses give them certain advantages in visas and immigration.

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The German Whistleblower Protection Act

By Jaroslaw Norbert Nowak, nbs partners

The German government has finally passed a draft of the German Whistleblower Protection Act (the Hinweisgeberschutzgesetz, hereinafter Protection Act) to implement the EU Whistleblowing Directive (Directive (EU) 2019/1937; hereinafter EU Directive). This will be submitted to the legislator for adoption soon, so that at best it can enter into force on 01 January 2023.

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EU Regulation: the Artificial Intelligence Act

By Lex Keukens and Marlissa Rudolphij, TeekensKarstens advocaten notarissen

On 06 December 2022, the telecom ministers of the EU Member States reached an agreement on the legislative proposal to regulate artificial intelligence technology – the Artificial Intelligence Act (AI Act). The European Parliament and the European Commission are now aiming for fall 2023 to reach an agreement on the final version of the new AI Act. The AI Act will be the first law on this technology and is meant to set a global standard for AI regulation worldwide. The goal of the AI Act is to enable the benefits of AI to develop even further, and to mitigate the risks that accompany the development of AI. The AI Act is all about finding the right balance between both innovation and regulation.

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How to gracefully exit a senior executive in the UK

By Harmajinder Hayre, Ward Hadaway

Firing someone is probably one of the single most difficult things that you will need to do. Even when the business justification is clear, it can be tough to tell one of your senior executives that you’re letting them go. Set out below are some best practice tips on how to carry out the termination with minimal disruption to the business and, at the same time, allow a senior executive to preserve their dignity and self-esteem on exit.

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