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Richard I. Scharlat has more than 20 years’ experience in employment litigation defending management across a broad range of industries, and in ERISA matters and class actions. Read Richard Scharlat's full bio.

Launching Advanced Talent Acquisition Tools to Tackle Global Employer Recruiting Challenges in the Wake of COVID-19


By on Feb 4, 2021
Posted In Employment

In the United States, the COVID-19 pandemic initially created mass redundancies, as many employers, especially those in hard-hit industries like travel, accommodation and entertainment, were forced to part with talented employees they would normally retain. This sudden pressure to downsize created a glut of available talent composed of the most qualified pool of workers in...

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How to Build COVID-19 Employment Litigation Defenses Now


By , and on Aug 20, 2020
Posted In Employment, Privacy and Data Security

The employment and business decisions made by employers under the specter of the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic are now being tested by plaintiffs’ lawyers. Employers of all sizes should expect a flood of employment litigation alongside ever-changing conditions, constantly updated guidance and, at times, conflicting state and local guidance. Litigation avoidance will require a team effort and proactive communication – both internally and externally. This article outlines the types...

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COVID-19 Global Guide for Business Provides Important Information for Employers about Reopening


By , , , and on Aug 13, 2020
Posted In Employment

The COVID-19 Global Guide for Business provides employers with the latest information on returning to work. Nations around the world are struggling to reopen amid the coronavirus pandemic, and government responses to COVID-19 differ significantly based on local laws, culture, politics and the severity of the outbreak. Legal professionals in 50+ countries contributed to this...

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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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