Carole A. Spink

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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.

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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COVID-19: FAQs on Employees Experiencing Symptoms and Employee Absences


By and on Jun 8, 2020
Posted In Employment, Health and Welfare Plans, Privacy and Data Security

With rapid developments in local, state and federal guidance and law, the appropriate approach for each employer in relation to COVID-19 will vary depending on the nature of their work, the industries served and their location and size, among other considerations. This article outlines what employers need to know about employees experiencing symptoms and employee...

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2019 Global Employment Law Year in Review


By , , , , , , and on Mar 17, 2020
Posted In Employee Benefits, Employment, Health and Welfare Plans, Labor

We are proud to introduce the first annual McDermott Global Employment Law Year in Review: 2019. The purpose of this publication is to provide you with concise summaries of many of the laws and court decisions from 2019 that significantly impact employers and employees all over the world. Many of the updates presented in this...

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Coronavirus Resource Center | Preparedness Planning for Businesses


By , , and on Mar 4, 2020
Posted In Employee Benefits, Employment, Health and Welfare Plans, Labor

In our global economy, Coronavirus (COVID-19) raises serious concerns for employers in all industries. Workers may be on the front lines caring for patients and developing vaccines, travelling for business, or in close contact with individuals who travel or may have been affected. At this time, there is no vaccine or medication approved to prevent...

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