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20 August 2019

Couple’s Suit Over Parental Leave Is New Challenge to Big Law Firm

Author: Noam Scheiber, New York Times

Jones Day, one of the nation’s largest law firms, faced a harsh spotlight this year when six female lawyers filed a class-action complaint saying they had faced gender and pregnancy discrimination while working there and had been subjected to a ...

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20 August 2019

USA: Ex-employees sue Jones Day law firm over allegedly discriminatory parental leave policy; incl. company statement

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19 August 2019

[PDF] Business and Human Rights: A Practical Guide

Author: Law Society of England & Wales

We hope our guide on business and human rights will be a useful resource for all practitioners and firms, including those working in specific practice areas of law such as corporate governance, enterprise risk management, reporting and disclosure a...

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20 June 2019
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Author: Expansión (España)

“Alerta en las empresas: llega la jornada laboral a la carta” - 19 de junio de 2019...

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20 May 2019

Commentary: Despite increasing regulation, mining companies are still slow to seeking legal advice on social and environmental governance

Author: Fieldfisher, Mining.com

"Mining companies need to start thinking seriously about ESG - opinion", 12 May 2019....

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1 May 2019

Public Agency Climate Cases: The Current Landscape

Author: Sher Edling LLP

[On the occasion of the Climate Change Science and Litigation Conference held in May 2019 in Honolulu, the San Francisco-based law firm Sher Edling LLP published the attached document containing key information on climate litigation.]

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20 April 2019

Vedanta: Supreme Court rules that Zambians can seek legal redress in the UK against parent company

Author: Allen & Overy

The UK Supreme Court has decided that a claim for negligence and breach of statutory duty against a Zambian mining company and its English parent can be heard by the English courts. The much anticipated decision has important ramifications for Briti...

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29 March 2019

New book explores role of lawyer in implementing the Ruggie Principles

Author: Ana Maria Ovejero

"The Role of the Lawyer in Implementing the Ruggie Principles: 8 Good Practices For Corporate Lawyers", Mar 2019...

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22 March 2019

New report with key elements for companies to navigate changing business & human rights legal landscape

Author: Global Business Initiative & Clifford Chance

"Business and Human Rights: Navigating a Changing Legal Landscape", Mar 2019...

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20 March 2019

Report on challenges & opportunities for law firms implementing the UN Guiding Principles

Author: Catie Shavin, Independent Advisor & Anna Triponel, Triponel Consulting

"Leading and Emerging Practice: Challenges and Opportunities for firms implementing the UN Guiding Principles", Mar 2019...

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