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Month: March 2021

Biden Administration Jumpstarts Offshore Wind Energy Projects to Create Jobs

On March 29, 2021, the Biden administration announced a “set of bold actions that will catalyze offshore wind energy, strengthen the domestic supply chain, and create good-paying, union jobs,” with a target to deploy 30 GW of offshore wind by 2030 to support 77,000 jobs, power 10 million homes and cut 78 million metric tons in carbon emissions.

U.S. Enforcement Outlook: Anticipated Impact on Brazilian Multinationals

To help navigate the evolving U.S. enforcement landscape, we held a webinar led by four Mayer Brown partners—all of whom had served as U.S. government prosecutors or regulators. In this webinar, they provided their insights into how that increased enforcement scrutiny may impact Brazilian companies with any U.S. touchpoints, and explored ways that Brazilian companies can proactively reduce their risks.

“It’s Just a Sharp Scratch” – Can a Hong Kong Employer Require Employees to Get Vaccinated against COVID-19?

It is an implied term in every employment contract that an employee is obliged to comply with a lawful and reasonable order from their employer. A failure by an employee to comply with a lawful and reasonable order which is within the scope of the employee’s employment will be a serious breach of contract.
So, is a direction by a Hong Kong employer that all employees must be vaccinated against COVID-19 a “lawful and reasonable direction”?