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Carole A. Spink focuses her practice on international and domestic employment law counseling. Carole advises on appropriate employment structures, onboarding requirements, employment agreements, handbooks and policies, bonus and commission plans, expats, non-competes, reductions in force and terminations. She has extensive experience handling employment issues in mergers and acquisitions, spin-offs, corporate reorganizations, outsourcings as well as post acquisition integration matters. She also advises on cross-border employment compliance. Read Carole Spink's full bio.

COVID-19 Laws and Regulations: A Midyear Update


By on Jul 22, 2021
Posted In Employee Benefits, Employment, Health and Welfare Plans

As employers navigate evolving COVID-19 state and federal rules, workplaces will have to stay vigilant about changes throughout the second half of 2021. These include changes to mask mandates, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Emergency Temporary Standard and the New York Health and Essential Rights (HERO) Act. Recent US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission guidance,...

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COVID-19 Vaccine Q&A


By , , and on Jul 7, 2021
Posted In Employee Benefits, Employment, Health and Welfare Plans

Can employers mandate some employees get the vaccine and not others? Is there an obligation to consider requiring a COVID-19 test before coming back to work? What are the potential workers’ compensation claims relating to possible adverse reactions to a vaccine? Should employers mandate vaccinations? In this article, McDermott partners Carole Spink, Joseph Mulherin, Kathleen...

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Q&A: What Will the Future World of Work Look Like?


By on Jul 6, 2021
Posted In Employment

As governments around the world move to end lockdown restrictions, employers are examining how—and if—to bring their employees back to work. In this video, McDermott partner Carole A. Spink provides insight into the challenges facing both employers and employees. “The issue here in the US is a pragmatic one,” Spink notes. “How do you do...

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Global Employment Law Update


By , , , and on Jun 30, 2021
Posted In Benefit Controversies, Employee Benefits, Employment, Fiduciary and Investment Issues, Health and Welfare Plans, Labor, Privacy and Data Security, Retirement Plans

Employment law continues to evolve, and it can be a challenge amid an ever-changing landscape of local employment laws for human resources executives and employment counsel at multinational businesses to maintain a consistent global corporate culture. McDermott’s Global Employment Law Update brings you the key highlights from across Asia, Africa, Europe, Latin and North America....

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VIDEO: COVID-19 Vaccination and Five Key Considerations for Healthcare Employers


By and on Jun 1, 2021
Posted In Employee Benefits, Employment, Health and Welfare Plans, Privacy and Data Security

The question of whether or not to make vaccinations mandatory for workers is being considered by employers globally, particularly those in the healthcare sector. In this video, McDermott Will & Emery partner Carole A. Spink outlines some of the most common employer-related vaccine questions, including incentives and data privacy concerns. Spink and McDermott partner Paul...

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VIDEO: Can Employers Insist Their Workers Have COVID Vaccines?


By on Apr 6, 2021
Posted In Employee Benefits, Employment, Health and Welfare Plans, Labor

A recent poll in the United Kingdom revealed there was a high level of support among managers for making COVID-19 vaccines mandatory for staff returning to work, with half of the respondents believing office access should be restricted for those who refused to get a vaccination on non-medical grounds. But what are the legal, ethical...

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Employee Rewards in M&A Transactions: Comparability Provisions


By on Mar 9, 2021
Posted In Employee Benefits, Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs), Employment, Executive Compensation, Privacy and Data Security, Retirement Plans

Companies enter into merger & acquisition (M&A) deals for a range of reasons, but how employees are treated once a deal closes depends largely on the buyer’s deal strategy. Often the buyer signs a deal under the promise that the acquired business’ employees will continue to receive rewards at deal close that are comparable to...

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Predictions on the Long-Term Outlook for Remote Work


By on Mar 2, 2021
Posted In Employment, Labor

With a second wave of COVID-19 infections forecasted by some experts and many companies actually seeing improvements in productivity as their employees work from home, it’s very possible that the current state of affairs could become a new normal, with companies either continuing remote work indefinitely or at least revisiting their existing policies around occasional...

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SHRM Report: Global Executives Respond to Remote Work, Other Emerging Trends


By on Dec 23, 2020
Posted In Employment, Labor

Remote work will be a talent magnet in coming years and must be viewed as a long-term investment, according to recent global research conducted by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), Oxford Economics and SAP Success Factors. A recent article by the Society for Human Resource Management outlines remote work trends, and McDermott partner...

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Be Sure to Change Furloughs into Layoffs Lawfully


By on Dec 8, 2020
Posted In Employee Benefits, Health and Welfare Plans, Labor

Employers that are converting furloughs into permanent layoffs need to ensure compliance with the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act and with the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA). In a recent article by the Society for Human Resource Management, McDermott partner Carole Spink explains why employers should carefully consider both state and federal...

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