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As attacks on transgender communities around the world continue to rise, BakerPride and our Texas ID&E Committee are proud to host this fireside chat about the uplifting true story of Danielle—an attorney in Sugar Land, Texas who, at age 57, came out as a trans woman. During this program, we will play clips from the award-winning film, “Our Dad, Danielle,” and chat with Danielle and the filmmakers. We will also hear from our own Baker colleagues who navigate LGBTQ+ issues with their families daily.
This event will be held in person in Houston, and will be broadcast via zoom to the rest of North America.

In this fifth and final installment of ID&E IMPACT, our Labor and Employment team in the US and UK chat about what’s fueling the trending surge in pay equity audits, the risks and rewards, what organizations should keep top of mind in the pay equity review process, and what employers can expect as a result of the EU Pay Transparency Directive reporting requirement.

“Nearshoring” in Mexico is currently a hot topic for multinational companies considering moving business and manufacturing closer to home. COVID-19-era global supply chain disruptions and changes to the global economy are causing companies to reexamine their sourcing options and relocating to Mexico has much appeal. According to an analysis by the McKinsey Global Institute, in 2021, American investors put more money into Mexico – buying companies and financing projects – than into China.

In the second episode of our Digital Transformation in the Healthcare Industry series, the Healthcare and Life Sciences team at Baker McKenzie brings us up to date with the current laws and regulations relating to telemedicine and telepharmacy in Thailand and associated issues.

Baker McKenzie’s Asia Pacific Employers’ Forum took place in Singapore on Thursday, 27 April 2023. You can access a number of related resources relating to employment issues and trends.

California continues to lead the nation with state-level privacy regulations. This unique session pairs one of the main forces behind California’s privacy regulations, Alastair MacTaggart, with Professor Lothar Determann. As California moves from the development phase to the enforcement phase, what can privacy lawyers expect? And what new regulations are on the horizon? This webinar session helps answer these important questions.

This event will be held on Wednesday, 24 May 2023 from 14:30-16:00 hrs. (Bangkok time) via Zoom and YouTube Live. This exclusive webinar presented by our professionals will explore: (i) overview of the legal issues surrounding digital onboarding process, (ii) key concepts of the Anti-Money Laundering / Countering the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) laws and specific regulations governing digital onboarding, (iii) key concepts of technology laws and regulations relating to digital onboarding, and (iv) case study: an end-to-end flow of the digital onboarding process for FinTech businesses. The webinar will be conducted in Thai.

We provided an overview perspective on EU Whistleblowing Directive: Local Implementation which includes updates on the latest EU employment and compliance developments.
The European Whistleblowing Directive was supposed to be implemented by the European Union’s 27 member states by no later than 17 December 2021, impacting employers with operations in those jurisdictions.

Join us for a four-part webinar series as our US moderators welcome colleagues from around the globe to share the latest labor and employment law updates and trends. US-based multinational employers with business operations in Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and the Americas regions will hear directly from local practitioners on the major developments they need to know, and come away with practical tips and takeaways to implement.

At the beginning of this year, the European Parliament proposed certain amendments with respect to the EU initiative to target so-called “shell” entities (i.e., entities which are considered to be devoid of economic substance). The European Commission published already in 2021 a proposal for an EU Directive intended to neutralize the misuse of such shell entities in the EU for tax purposes (also known as “ATAD 3” or “Unshell Directive”). The tax world raised, however, a lot of concerns regarding this initiative and such in particular in light of the many uncertainties on how to interpret the proposed text.