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California Introduces New Restrictions on Employers’ Separation and Settlement Agreements with Employees

California SB 331, or the “Silenced No More Act,” introduces additional restrictions on settlement agreements, non-disparagement agreements and separation agreements executed with employees in California after January 1, 2022. Our lawyers discuss the potential impact of this new law.

Client Alert | January 19, 2022

Gibson Dunn Named a 2021 Firm of the Year

Law360 named Gibson Dunn a Firm of the Year for 2021 in its January 17, 2021 article "The Firms That Dominated in 2021,” featuring nine firms that received the most Practice Group of the Year awards.

Firm News | January 19, 2022

Supreme Court Stays OSHA Vaccine-Or-Testing Mandate

On Thursday, January 13, 2022, by a 6–3 vote, the Supreme Court prevented the implementation of an OSHA rule that would have imposed a vaccine-or-testing regime on employers with 100 or more employees.

Client Alert | January 13, 2022

2021 Year-End German Law Update

Once more, 2021 demonstrated that constant change should become your friend and ally. After a second year of global uncertainty caused by the formidable challenges of the COVID-pandemic, we all long for a return “back-to-normal.” However, chances are that 2022 will continue to present drastic and unpredictable challenges.

Client Alert | January 13, 2022

New York City Enacts Law Restricting Use of Artificial Intelligence in Employment Decisions

Effective January 1, 2023, New York City employers will be restricted from using artificial intelligence machine-learning products in hiring and promotion decisions. Gibson Dunn lawyers provide an overview of the new law and its implications for employers.

Client Alert | December 27, 2021

New York City Issues Guidance on Upcoming COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate for Private Employers

On December 15, 2021, New York City issued much-anticipated guidance on its COVID-19 vaccine mandate for private sector employers, which goes into effect on December 27, 2021.  Gibson Dunn lawyers provide need-to-know information about the mandate for affected employers.

Client Alert | December 16, 2021

Gibson Dunn Named Labor & Employment Litigation Department of the Year and a Finalist for Litigation Department of the Year; and Josh Krevitt Named Litigator of the Year

At its annual awards, The American Lawyer named Gibson Dunn the Labor & Employment Litigation Department of the Year, noting, “with novel labor and employment issues swirling, Gibson Dunn’s litigators set standards and settle the law,” and that a case “typical for Gibson Dunn’s labor and employment team” is “high-profile,” “cutting-edge,” and “a victory.”

Firm News | December 6, 2021

Theane Evangelis Named a Los Angeles Leader in Law in Labor & Employment

The Los Angeles Business Journal named Los Angeles partner Theane Evangelis the winner in the Labor & Employment category at its Leaders in Law Awards, which recognizes attorneys “for their exceptional legal skills and achievements across the full spectrum of responsibility, exemplary leadership, and contributions to the Los Angeles community at large.”

Firm News | November 19, 2021

Fourteen Gibson Dunn Partners Named Top Employment Lawyers

Lawdragon 500 Leading U.S. Corporate Employment Lawyers for 2021, recognized fourteen Gibson Dunn partners featuring “the nation’s top advisors on workforce issues” who “specialize in defending corporations in everything from wage and overtime claims to trade secret disputes, while helping companies maintain global workforces throughout a pandemic.”

Firm News | November 15, 2021

Labor and Employment Lawyer Danielle J. Moss Joins Gibson Dunn’s New York Office

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce that Danielle J. Moss has joined the firm as a partner in the New York office.

Press Releases | November 15, 2021

OSHA Issues Vaccination and Testing Emergency Temporary Standard for Larger Employers

On November 4, 2021, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released its long-awaited emergency temporary standard (“ETS”) requiring most American workers to be vaccinated or undergo weekly COVID-19 testing.

Client Alert | November 5, 2021

Gibson Dunn Promotes 27 Lawyers to Partnership

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce that the firm has elected 27 new partners, effective January 1, 2022. 

Press Releases | November 4, 2021

New York Expands Whistleblower Law

On October 28, 2021, New York Governor Kathy Hochul signed a new law dramatically expanding protections for whistleblowers in New York. Gibson Dunn lawyers examine the changes to existing whistleblower protections under New York Labor Law Section 740.

Client Alert | November 3, 2021

EU Competition Commissioner Signals Tougher Enforcement of No-Poach and Other Labor Market Agreements

On 22 October, 2021, Executive Vice President Margrethe Vestager delivered a speech in which she stated for the first time that the European Commission is going to expand its cartel enforcement to labor markets, including no-poach and wage-setting agreements.

Client Alert | October 26, 2021

EEOC Expands Guidance on Religious Exemptions to Vaccine Mandates Under Title VII

On October 25, 2021, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission expanded its guidance on religious exemptions to employer vaccine mandates under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The EEOC emphasizes that whether an employee is entitled to a religious accommodation is an individualized determination to be made in light of the “particular facts of each situation.”

Client Alert | October 26, 2021

Gibson Dunn Named Labor & Employment Winner for 2021 D.C. Litigation Department of the Year

In its 2021 D.C. Litigation Department of the Year contest, The National Law Journal named Gibson Dunn as the winner in the Labor & Employment category.

Firm News | October 21, 2021

Molly Senger Named a 2021 D.C. Rising Star

The National Law Journal named Washington, D.C. partner Molly Senger among its 2021 D.C. Rising Stars, featuring 40 attorneys who have “proven their mettle where it counts, representing high-profile clients and securing high-dollar victories.” The winners were recognized at an awards event on October 20, 2021.

Firm News | October 21, 2021

Webcast: COVID-19 Vaccines: Employer Strategies and Considerations in the Era of Government Mandates

In this webcast, Jessica Brown and Lauren Elliot provide the latest information and note trends relating to workplace vaccination policies as of October 2021.

Webcasts | October 20, 2021

Benchmark Litigation US 2022 Gives Top Marks to Gibson Dunn

Benchmark Litigation US recognized Gibson Dunn in eight national litigation practice areas in its 2022 edition and named 79 partners as Litigation Stars and Future Stars across the U.S.

Firm News | October 13, 2021

Seventeen Gibson Dunn Partners Recognized in Expert Guides’ Women in Business Law

Expert Guides has named 17 Gibson Dunn partners to its 2021 Guide to the World’s Leading Women in Business Law, which recognizes top female legal practitioners advising on business law.

Firm News | October 7, 2021

Gibson Dunn Adds Labor & Employment Partner Harris Mufson in New York

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce that Harris M. Mufson has joined the firm’s New York office. Mufson joins from Proskauer Rose LLP and will continue his practice advising clients on complex employment matters and serve as Co-Chair of Gibson Dunn’s Whistleblower Team.

Press Releases | October 1, 2021

Joshua Lipshutz and Jason Schwartz Named Among Benchmark Top 20 Labor & Employment Litigators

Benchmark Litigation named Washington, D.C. partners Joshua Lipshutz and Jason Schwartz to its inaugural list of the Top 20 Labor & Employment Litigators, which features lawyers who have been recognized by peers and clients alike for their exceptional reputations and achievements in labor and employment litigation.

Firm News | September 27, 2021

White House Task Force Announces New COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors

On September 24, 2021, the White House’s “Safer Federal Workforce Task Force” issued new guidance regarding vaccination requirements and other COVID-safety measures for federal contractor employees.

Client Alert | September 26, 2021

California Court of Appeal Confirms That Trial Courts Have the Authority to Strike PAGA Claims That Are Unmanageable

The California Court of Appeal last week issued the first published California appellate decision to expressly confirm that trial courts have the authority to strike an unmanageable Private Attorneys General Act claim.

Client Alert | September 15, 2021

President Biden Announces COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates, with Legal Challenges Likely to Follow

On September 9, 2021, President Biden announced several initiatives regarding COVID-19 vaccine requirements for U.S. employers. This alert provides a brief overview of the content and timing of the principal initiatives, and previews certain objections likely to be raised in legal challenges that some governors and others have said they will file.

Client Alert | September 10, 2021

California Supreme Court Reinforces Strong Presumption Against Liability for Companies Hiring Independent Contractors Based on Injuries to Contract Workers

On September 9, the Supreme Court of California issued its ruling in Sandoval v. Qualcomm Inc.  The decision is the latest in a line of cases reinforcing the strong presumption under California law that a person who hires an independent contractor delegates to the contractor all responsibility for the safety of contract workers.

Client Alert | September 10, 2021

Colorado’s Department of Labor and Employment Takes Hard Line on Remote Jobs that Exclude Colorado Applicants to Escape Challenging Aspects of the Equal Pay for Equal Work Act’s Posting Requirements

The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment has released new guidance on the Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, taking a much harder line on Colorado employers whose remote job postings exclude Colorado applicants.

Client Alert | August 3, 2021

Department of Labor Initiates Rulemaking to Raise the Minimum Wage to $15 per Hour for Federal Contractors

Last week the Department of Labor published a notice of proposed rulemaking to increase the minimum wage for federal contractors to $15.00 per hour, starting on January 30, 2022. 

Client Alert | July 29, 2021

California Supreme Court Announces New Formula for Calculating Premium Payments for Failures to Provide Meal Periods or Rest Breaks

On July 15, 2021, the California Supreme Court in Ferra v. Loews Hollywood Hotel, LLC adopted a new formula for calculating the one extra hour of premium pay that employees are owed if an employer fails to provide a compliant meal period or rest break.

Client Alert | July 16, 2021

President Signs Executive Order Directing Agencies to Address Wide Range of Businesses’ Competitive Practices, Including Non-Compete Agreements

On July 9, 2021, President Biden issued a sweeping Executive Order directing federal regulatory agencies to take a variety of steps that, if completed and upheld by the courts, would effect a sea change in the government’s regulation of businesses’ competitive practices.

Client Alert | July 9, 2021

European Employment Law Update – Return to Work – July 2021

In this update, Gibson Dunn's lawyers look at the key employment law considerations our clients face across the UK, France and Germany connected to a return to the workplace in the near future, including: (i) ensuring a “Covid-secure” workplace’ and whether to continue to offer flexible working arrangements in the future; (ii) whether to implement an employee Covid-19 vaccination policy (and if so, whether it should be compulsory or voluntary); and (iii) vaccination certification logistics and the facilitation of Covid-19 testing for employees.

Client Alert | July 8, 2021

Jesse Cripps Named Among California Top Employment Lawyers for 2021

The Daily Journal named Los Angeles partner Jesse Cripps to its 2021 list of Top Labor & Employment Lawyers in California. The list was published on June 30, 2021.

Firm News | June 30, 2021

Third Circuit Court of Appeals Addresses Federal Trade Secret Standards

On June 8, 2021, in Oakwood Laboratories LLC v. Thanoo, the Third Circuit “endeavored to clarify the requirements for pleading a trade secret misappropriation claim under the Defend Trade Secrets Act” (DTSA).

Client Alert | June 24, 2021

Employer-Mandated Vaccination Challenge Dismissed

On June 14, 2021, a federal judge in Texas dismissed the lawsuit filed by employees and former employees against Houston Methodist Hospital challenging its policy requiring all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19. The holding may provide some degree of reassurance to employers that have decided to require employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

Client Alert | June 17, 2021

Law360 Names Lauren Blas and David Fotouhi as 2021 Rising Stars

Los Angeles partner Lauren Blas and Washington, D.C. partner David Fotouhi were named among Law360’s Rising Stars for 2021 in their respective practice areas of Employment and Environmental law.

Firm News | June 3, 2021

Best Lawyers in the United Kingdom 2022 Recognizes 10 Gibson Dunn Attorneys

Best Lawyers in the United Kingdom 2022 has recognized 10 Gibson Dunn attorneys as leading lawyers in their respective practice areas: Cyrus Benson – International Arbitration; Gregory Campbell – Private Equity Law; James Cox – Employment Law; Patrick Doris – International Arbitration; Penny Madden – International Arbitration; Mitri Najjar – Corporate Law; Philip Rocher – Litigation; Alan Samson – Financial Services, Real Estate Finance, and Real Estate Law; Jeffrey Sullivan – International Arbitration; and Steve Thierbach – Capital Markets Law.

Firm News | June 3, 2021

EEOC Updates Technical Assistance on COVID-19 Vaccinations

On Friday, May 28, 2021, the EEOC updated its technical assistance on vaccinations. Among other items, the Guidance states that employers may mandate vaccines under federal EEO laws, explains how to resolve requests for accommodations from employees who cannot be vaccinated for a protected reason under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 or the Americans with Disabilities Act, and clarifies that employers may request documentation of vaccination.

Client Alert | June 1, 2021

Colorado’s Equal Pay for Equal Work Act Transparency Rules Survive Motion for Preliminary Injunction Challenging Their Constitutionality

Colorado’s Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, as well as the accompanying Rules and guidance, took effect on January 1, 2021. On May 27, 2021, after previously ordering supplemental briefs on the posting requirements’ burdens on interstate commerce, Judge William J. Martinez denied a request for a preliminary injunction to suspend enforcement of the posting provisions at issue. 

Client Alert | June 1, 2021

New York State Legalizes Recreational Marijuana, Places Limits on Employers’ Ability to Take Drug Use Into Account When Making Employment Decisions

On March 31st, 2021, New York became the 16th state to legalize marijuana for recreational use with the enactment of Senate Bill S854A.  Under the new law, it is legal for individuals 21 and older to possess and purchase up to three ounces of marijuana.

Client Alert | April 7, 2021

Gibson Dunn Wins Six Awards at 2021 Benchmark Litigation US Awards Ceremony

Benchmark Litigation recognized Gibson Dunn at its 2021 Benchmark US awards ceremony with six awards. Gibson Dunn was named East Coast Appellate Firm of the Year, California Antitrust Firm of the Year and California Labor & Employment Firm of the Year.

Firm News | April 5, 2021

An Employer Playbook for the COVID “Vaccine Wars”: Strategies and Considerations for Workplace Vaccination Policies

Denver partner Jessica Brown and New York partner Lauren Elliot are the authors of "An Employer Playbook for the COVID 'Vaccine Wars': Strategies and Considerations for Workplace Vaccination Policies," [PDF] published by The Practical Lawyer in February 2021.

Publications | March 9, 2021

California Supreme Court Issues Important Decision Regarding an Employer’s Obligation to Provide and Record Meal Periods

The California Supreme Court’s February 25, 2021 opinion in Donohue v. AMN Services, LLC is the most significant decision construing an employer’s duty to provide and record meal periods in nearly a decade. California employers may wish to assess their meal period policies and practices, including relating to the recordation of meal periods, in light of the Court’s guidance in Donohue.  

Client Alert | March 1, 2021

Scope of Employer Liability for Discriminatory Conduct Under New York City Law Narrowed by Court of Appeals

Plaintiffs alleging claims of employment discrimination often prefer to file suit in New York City if they can plead a violation of the New York City Human Rights Law, which was enacted with the “desire that [it] meld the broadest vision of social justice with the strongest law enforcement deterrent.” Its application was nevertheless recently narrowed by the New York Court of Appeals in Doe v. Bloomberg L.P. 

Client Alert | March 1, 2021

Big data, ethics and financial services: risks, controls and opportunities

London partners Susy Bullock, Matthew Nunan, Michelle Kirschner and James Cox are the authors of "Big data, ethics and financial services: risks, controls and opportunities," published by the Buttersworth Journal of International Banking and Financial Law in February 2021.

Article | February 26, 2021

Webcast: COVID-19 Vaccines: Employer Strategies and Considerations

In this February 2020 webcast, a panel of Gibson Dunn lawyers presents the latest information and trends relating to workplace vaccination policies and programs.

Webcasts | February 10, 2021

2020 Year-End ERISA Disputes Update

With the emergence of COVID-19, 2020 was a year of significant and unprecedented change in daily life and the economy. In particular, 2020 was a busy year for Employee Retirement Income Security Act (“ERISA”) lawsuits—across industries—implicating employers’ retirement and healthcare plans.

Client Alert | February 11, 2021

Brian Ascher and Molly Senger Named Among LMG’s 2020 Rising Stars Americas

Euromoney Legal Media Group named New York partner Brian Ascher and Washington D.C. partner Molly Senger among its 2020 Rising Stars Americas in their respective practice areas.

Firm News | February 2, 2021

Five Gibson Dunn Attorneys Named Among Washingtonian Magazine’s 2020 Top Lawyers

Washingtonian magazine named five Washington, D.C. partners to its 2020 Top Lawyers, which features “Washington’s top legal talent,” in their respective practice areas:

Firm News | January 21, 2021

UK Employment Update – January 2021

In this update, we look back at the key developments in UK employment law over the course of 2020 and look forward to anticipated developments in 2021.

Client Alert | January 20, 2021

2020 Year-End German Law Update

At Gibson Dunn, we are proud and honored to be at your side to help solve your most complex legal questions and to continue our partnership with you in the coming year in Germany, in Europe and the world. We trust you will find this German Law Year-End Update insightful and instructive for the best possible start in 2021.

Client Alert | January 14, 2021

2020 Year-End California Labor and Employment Update

This past year saw the enactment of a variety of new employment laws in California, including new disclosure requirements for employers and changes to the independent contractor landscape. In addition, the COVID-19 pandemic has touched nearly every sector of society, in nearly every corner of the world, and employment law in California is certainly no exception. The pandemic has ushered in a new legal landscape marked by heightened requirements for employers stretching from 2020 into 2023.

Client Alert | January 12, 2021

An Employer Playbook For The Covid “Vaccine Wars”: Strategies And Considerations For Workplace Vaccination Policies[1]

This Client Alert offers a “Playbook” for employers to navigate the choppy waters of the coming COVID-19 vaccines. We set out key considerations, both for employers who want or ultimately may be required to pursue a mandatory vaccination program and for employers who wish to encourage voluntary compliance.

Client Alert | February 1, 2020

Eleven Gibson Dunn Partners Named Top Employment Lawyers

Eleven partners were recognized among the Lawdragon 500 Leading U.S.

Firm News | December 11, 2020

Webcast: Key labour and employment issues for clients in France, Germany and the UK during the current pandemic?

In this webcast, a panel of seasoned Gibson Dunn partners from our Paris, Munich and London offices discuss the ongoing impact of the current pandemic on employers in Europe.

Webcasts | December 1, 2020

Gibson Dunn Named a 2020 Firm of the Year

Law360 named Gibson Dunn a Firm of the Year for 2020 in its November 30, 2020 article "The Firms That Dominated in 2020,” featuring eight firms that received the most Practice Group of the Year awards.

Firm News | December 2, 2020

Benchmark Litigation US 2021 Gives Top Marks to Gibson Dunn

Benchmark Litigation US recognized Gibson Dunn in eight national litigation practice areas in its 2021 edition and named 66 partners as Litigation Stars and Future Stars across the U.S.

Firm News | October 16, 2020

Law360 Names Eight Gibson Dunn Partners as 2020 MVPs

Law360 named eight Gibson Dunn partners among its 2020 MVPs. Law360 MVPs feature lawyers who have “distinguished themselves from their peers by securing hard-earned successes in high-stakes litigation, complex global matters and record-breaking deals.” The list was published on October 4, 2020.

Firm News | October 5, 2020

Gibson Dunn Ranked in the 2021 UK Legal 500

Gibson Dunn earned 13 practice area rankings in the 2021 edition of The Legal 500 UK. Four partners were named to Legal 500’s Hall of Fame, recognizing individuals who receive consistent feedback from their clients for continued excellence, and four other partners were named Leading Lawyers in their respective practices.

Firm News | October 5, 2020

Executive Order on Combating Race and Sex Stereotyping

On September 22, 2020, President Trump issued an Executive Order “On Combating Race and Sex Stereotyping," which prohibits government contractors from including certain so-called “divisive concepts” in employee workplace training.

Client Alert | October 1, 2020

New York State’s New Paid Sick Leave Law Takes Effect on September 30, 2020

Earlier in 2020, New York State enacted a comprehensive new law, N.Y. Labor Law § 196-B, requiring employers to provide sick leave to all employees. The law takes effect on September 30, 2020, and employees will begin accruing leave as of that date, but employees may not use any paid sick leave until January 1, 2021.

Client Alert | September 30, 2020

UK Government Announces Its ‘Winter Economy Plan’

On September 24, 2020, the UK Government announced its “Winter Economy Plan” – a series of employment and business support and tax measures intended to support the UK economy as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact economic output.

Client Alert | September 24, 2020

Thirteen Gibson Dunn Partners Recognized in Expert Guides’ Women in Business Law

Expert Guides has named 13 Gibson Dunn partners to its 2020 Guide to the World’s Leading Women in Business Law, which recognizes top female legal practitioners advising on business law.

Firm News | September 22, 2020

13 Gibson Dunn Partners Named Lawyers of the Year

Best Lawyers® named 13 Gibson Dunn partners as the 2021 Lawyer of the Year in their respective practice areas and cities: Frederick Brown – San Francisco – Trademark Law Lawyer of the Year, Jessica Brown – Denver – Employment Law – Management Lawyer of the Year, Christopher Dillon – San Jose – Corporate Law Lawyer of the Year, Baruch Fellner – Washington, D.C. – Litigation – Labor and Employment Lawyer of the Year, Stewart McDowell – San Francisco – Banking and Finance Law Lawyer of the Year, Peter Modlin – San Francisco – Litigation – Environmental Lawyer of the Year, Kenneth Parker – Orange County – Litigation – Patent Lawyer of the Year, Doug Rayburn – Dallas – Securities/Capital Markets Law Lawyer of the Year, Douglas Smith – San Francisco –

Firm News | August 20, 2020

Developments in Immigration and Customs Enforcement of Foreign Student Visa Policy Under COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has posed challenges for international students, and the universities and colleges they attend, as they prepare for the Fall 2020 school semester. Post-secondary education institutions responded to these challenges by considering the best interests, as well as the health and safety, of their students in shaping revised programming and remote learning opportunities. This Client Alert provides an overview of an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”) policy that instructed international students they could not remain in the country if their schools provided only online classes; litigation brought against that policy, which led to a rescission of the challenged policy; and subsequent developments, including a new policy that would permit international students who were enrolled as of March 9, 2020 to reenter the country and attend an online-only school while prohibiting international students who would be new to the school from doing the same.

Client Alert | August 3, 2020

Catherine Conway and Michele Maryott Named Among California’s Top Employment Lawyers for 2020

The Daily Journal named Los Angeles partner Catherine Conway and Orange County partner Michele Maryott to its 2020 list of Top Labor & Employment Lawyers in California.

Firm News | July 15, 2020

Are Your Slack Communications Primed For E-Discovery?

Denver partner Jessica Brown and Palo Alto associate Collin James Vierra are the authors of "Are Your Slack Communications Primed For E-Discovery?" [PDF] published by Law360 on July 7, 2020.

Publications | July 8, 2020

Law360 Names Five Gibson Dunn Lawyers as 2020 Rising Stars

Five Gibson Dunn lawyers were named among Law360’s Rising Stars for 2020, featuring “attorneys under 40 whose legal accomplishments transcend their age.” The following lawyers were recognized: New York partner Brian Ascher in Media & Entertainment, Dallas partner Krista Hanvey in Benefits, New York partner Saee Muzumdar in Mergers & Acquisitions, New York associate Lindsey Schmidt in International Arbitration, and Washington, D.C. of counsel Molly Senger in Employment.

Firm News | July 6, 2020

California Supreme Court Answers Critical Questions on Jurisdictional Scope of Certain Labor Laws and Minimum Wage Compliance for Employers Utilizing Non-Hourly Wage Units

On June 29, 2020, in response to a request from the Ninth Circuit, the California Supreme Court provided guidance on pressing questions of California employment law in Oman v. Delta Airlines.

Client Alert | July 1, 2020

Best Lawyers in Germany 2021 Recognizes 19 Gibson Dunn Attorneys

Best Lawyers in Germany 2021 has recognized 19 Gibson Dunn attorneys as leading lawyers in their respective practice areas. Frankfurt attorneys recognized include: Alexander Klein – Banking and Finance Law; Jens-Olrik Murach – Competition/Antitrust Law, and Litigation; Dirk Oberbracht – Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, and Private Equity Law; Wilhelm Reinhardt – Corporate Law, and Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Sebastian Schoon – Banking and Finance Law; and Finn Zeidler – Arbitration and Mediation, Criminal Defense, and Litigation.

Firm News | June 26, 2020

Supreme Court Holds That Title VII’s Prohibition On Discrimination Because Of Sex Includes Sexual Orientation And Transgender Status Discrimination

On June 15, 2020, the Supreme Court held 6-3 that the prohibition on sex discrimination in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 encompasses employment discrimination because of a person’s sexual orientation or transgender status. 

Client Alert | June 15, 2020

Best Lawyers in the United Kingdom 2021 Recognizes 12 Gibson Dunn Attorneys

Best Lawyers in the United Kingdom 2021 has recognized 12 Gibson Dunn attorneys as leading lawyers in their respective practice areas: Cyrus Benson – International Arbitration; Thomas Budd – Real Estate Finance; Gregory Campbell – Private Equity Law; James Cox – Employment Law; Patrick Doris – International Arbitration; Charlie Geffen – Mergers and Acquisitions Law, and Private Equity Law; Penny Madden – International Arbitration; Mitri Najjar – Corporate Law; Philip Rocher – Litigation; Alan Samson – Financial Services, Real Estate Finance, and Real Estate Law; Jeffrey Sullivan – International Arbitration; and Steve Thierbach – Capital Markets Law.

Firm News | June 12, 2020

UK government announces important changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and Self-Employment Income Support Scheme

On 29 May 2020, the Chancellor announced how the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (“CJRS”) and Self-Employment Income Support Scheme will operate over the next five months and eventually terminate on 31 October 2020. Further guidance on the flexible furlough and how employers should calculate claims will be published on 12 June and we will accordingly publish further information.

Client Alert | June 2, 2020

Gibson Dunn Named Labor & Employment Winner for 2020 D.C. Litigation Department of the Year

In its 2020 D.C. Litigation Department of the Year contest, The National Law Journal named Gibson Dunn as the winner in the Labor & Employment category.

Firm News | May 27, 2020

U.K. Employment Law Considerations for Companies Responding to COVID-19 and Planning for a Return to the Workplace

Gibson Dunn identifies some of the key considerations for UK-based businesses when taking steps to comply with their health and safety obligations once certain groups of employees return to the workplace. 

Client Alert | May 18, 2020

Employer Liability and Defenses from Suit for COVID-19-Related Exposures in the Workplace

In recent weeks, legal commentators have predicted that employers will face an “explosion” of employee lawsuits for tort claims relating to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Client Alert | May 4, 2020

Webcast: Returning to Work: Health, Employment, and Privacy Considerations and Constraints as Businesses Resume Post-Quarantine Operations in the U.S.

As businesses plan to resume or expand operations in a post-quarantine COVID-19 world, they face a complex, and sometimes conflicting, patchwork of public health, employment, and privacy consideration. Gibson Dunn lawyers discuss these challenges.

Webcasts | April 30, 2020

Preparing For A Surge In Virus-Related Whistleblower Claims

New York partner Lee Dunst, Denver partner Jessica Brown and Los Angeles associate Daniel Weiss are the authors of "Preparing For A Surge In Virus-Related Whistleblower Claims," [PDF] published by Law360 on April 23, 2020.

Publications | April 28, 2020

Gibson Dunn Earns 84 Top-Tier Rankings in Chambers USA 2020

In its 2020 edition, Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business awarded Gibson Dunn 84 first-tier rankings, of which 31 were firm practice group rankings and 53 were individual lawyer rankings.

Firm News | April 24, 2020

New York Empire State Development Corporation Further Updates Guidance on Businesses Deemed Essential Under Governor Andrew Cuomo’s “New York State on PAUSE” Executive Order

On April 9, 2020, the New York State Development Corporation (“ESD”) further updated its guidance for determining whether businesses are “essential” and therefore exempt from the in-person workforce restrictions established in Governor Cuomo’s March 20, 2020 “New York State on PAUSE” Executive Order (EO 202.8).  That March 20 order required all non-essential businesses keep 100 percent of their workforce at home.  These updates, which we review in this alert, demonstrate that ESD is continuing to evolve the breadth and depth of its guidance on what constitutes an essential business.  It is therefore critical that businesses continue to stay apprised of the latest developments. 

Client Alert | April 10, 2020

COVID-19: Short-Term Reduction of Personnel Costs under German Labor Law

The COVID-19 crisis is in full progress. Most companies are extremely burdened by the crisis and looking for easements. This newsletter shall give you an overview of various possibilities to reduce personnel costs in the short term under German law.

Client Alert | April 7, 2020

Important Considerations in Implementing Workforce Furloughs

Gibson Dunn lawyers highlight some of the common issues that employers must keep in mind when considering and implementing employee furloughs during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Client Alert | April 6, 2020

Department of Labor Issues Temporary Regulations for Families First Coronavirus Response Act

On April 1, 2020, the Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor posted a temporary rule relating to the paid leave provisions of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, which was enacted to provide additional paid leave to employees in light of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Client Alert | April 2, 2020

U.K. Employment Law Considerations for Companies Responding to COVID-19 – Update

Gibson Dunn lawyers summarise key developments in UK employment law over the week of March 22 in response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

Client Alert | March 27, 2020

Department of Labor Issues Guidance on Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Gibson Dunn lawyers provide an overview of the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act and the Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act, part of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, and discuss which employers they cover.

Client Alert | March 26, 2020

U.K. Employment Law – Updated Considerations for Companies Responding to COVID-19

Gibson Dunn lawyers provide an update on the United Kingdom's response to the COVID-19 outbreak and related considerations for employers.

Client Alert | March 20, 2020

U.K. Employment Law Considerations for Companies Responding to COVID-19

Gibson Dunn lawyers identify some of the key considerations for UK businesses working to reduce the risk of employee exposure to COVID-19, and outline key steps to take when an employee tests positive for the virus or must care for someone with the disease.

Client Alert | March 17, 2020

U.S. Employment Law Considerations for Companies Responding to COVID-19

Gibson Dunn lawyers identify some of the key considerations for businesses working to reduce the risk of employee exposure to COVID-19, and outline key steps to take when an employee tests positive for the virus or must care for someone with the disease.

Client Alert | March 16, 2020

Gibson Dunn Wins Seven Awards at 2020 Benchmark Litigation US West Awards Ceremony

Benchmark Litigation recognized Gibson Dunn at its Benchmark US West awards ceremony with seven awards. Gibson Dunn was named the California National Firm of the Year and California Firm of the Year for both Antitrust and Labor & Employment.

Firm News | March 10, 2020

Gibson Dunn Earns 155 Rankings from Chambers Global 2020

In the 2020 edition of Chambers Global, Gibson Dunn earned 155 total rankings – 56 firm practice group rankings and 99 individual rankings. The firm and its lawyers were recognized globally and in the Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America and Middle East regions, with additional recognitions in Belgium, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the United States.

Firm News | March 5, 2020

National Labor Relations Board Announces Final Rule Governing Joint-Employer Status Under the National Labor Relations Act

On February 25, 2020, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued a final rule that will guide the Board in determining whether a business is a joint employer of employees directly employed by another employer for purposes of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA).

Client Alert | February 26, 2020

2019 Trade Secrets Roundup and 2020 Trends

Gibson Dunn lawyers highlight notable trade secrets developments from 2019 and trends for 2020 in a two-part article published by Bloomberg Law.

Client Alert | January 29, 2020

UK Employment Update – January 2020

Gibson Dunn lawyers look back at the key developments in UK employment law over the final six months of 2019 and look forward to anticipated developments in the six months to come.

Client Alert | January 29, 2020

U.S. Federal Trade Commission Considers Rulemaking on Non-Compete Clauses in Employment Contracts

On January 9, 2020, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission held a workshop to examine whether there is a sufficient legal and empirical basis to promulgate a Commission Rule restricting the use of non-compete clauses in employment contracts.

Client Alert | January 28, 2020

2019 Year-End German Law Update

Gibson Dunn lawyers in Frankfurt and Munich provide a recap of developments in German law across numerous areas during 2019.

Client Alert | January 10, 2020

Gibson Dunn Named Among Top 100 Law Firms in Germany

German publication Kanzleimonitor 2019/2020 listed Gibson Dunn among the top 100 law firms in Germany. In the categories of Stock Corporation and Corporate Governance Law, Munich partner Ferdinand Fromholzer was one of two most recommended lawyers, Munich of counsel Silke Beiter was frequently recommended, and the firm was ranked among the top 10 in Germany and fourth in Munich.

Firm News | December 23, 2019

Betriebsrat ohne Zeugnisverweigerungsrecht

Munich partner Mark Zimmer is the co-author of “Betriebsrat ohne Zeugnisverweigerungsrecht” [PDF] published in the issue 47/2019 of the German publication Betriebs-Berater, together with Camilla Bertheau.

Publications | November 20, 2019

Law360 Names Nine Gibson Dunn Partners as 2019 MVPs

Law360 named nine Gibson Dunn partners among its 2019 MVPs and noted that Gibson Dunn was one of two law firms with the most MVPs this year. Law360 MVPs feature lawyers who have “distinguished themselves from their peers by securing hard-earned successes in high-stakes litigation, complex global matters and record-breaking deals.” The list was published on November 12, 2019.

Firm News | November 12, 2019

Gibson Dunn Adds Employment Partner Nataline Fleury in Paris

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce that Nataline Fleury has joined the firm in Paris as a partner. Fleury, formerly with Ashurst from 2008 as head of the Paris employment practice, will continue to practice in the areas of employment, social security and employee benefits.

Press Releases | November 4, 2019

Stacie Fletcher and Katherine Smith Named Among Americas Rising Stars

Euromoney Legal Media Group named two partners to its 2019 Americas Rising Stars list. Washington D.C. partner Stacie Fletcher was named “Best in Environment,” and Los Angeles partner Katherine Smith was awarded “Best in Labor & Employment.” The awards were announced on September 12, 2019.

Firm News | September 13, 2019

Law360 Names Seven Gibson Dunn Lawyers as 2019 Rising Stars

Seven Gibson Dunn lawyers were named among Law360’s Rising Stars for 2019 [PDF], featuring “attorneys under 40 whose legal accomplishments transcend their age.” The following lawyers were recognized: Washington D.C. partner Chantale Fiebig in Transportation, San Francisco partner Allison Kidd in Real Estate, Washington D.C. associate Andrew Kilberg in Telecommunications, New York associate Sean McFarlane in Sports, New York partner Laura O’Boyle in Securities, Los Angeles partner Katherine Smith in Employment and Century City partner Daniela Stolman in Private Equity.

Firm News | September 9, 2019