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California: From Proposition to Law

Reclassification of ‘gig’ workers in California Bellecour, Lyon, France© David Mangan The State of California passed a law in force as of 1 January 2020 that classified ‘gig’ workers as employees of the platforms engaging their services ‘unless the hiring entity demonstrates that the person is free from the control …

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The EU Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism: An Update

On December 11, 2019, the European Union proposed the European Green Deal, which included a statement that “should differences in levels of ambition worldwide persist, as the EU increases its climate ambition, the Commission will propose a carbon border adjustment mechanism, for selected sectors, to reduce the risk of carbon …

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Re: The Future of Work

Industry © David Mangan On 22 June 2020, the European Social Partners released their Autonomous Framework Agreement on Digitalisation.The Social Partners signing this agreement were: BusinessEurope, SMEunited, CEEP, ETUC and the liaison committee EUROCADRES/CHECK, The Agreement is welcome (particularly in the midst of a pandemic) as an acknowledgement of the …

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US and Key Trading Partners – CSS Blog Network

This graphic outlines the average tariff levels applied on all imports by the US and a selection of its key trading partners. For an analysis of the Trump administration’s trade policies and the weaponization of international trade, see Jack Thompson’s chapter for Strategic Trends 2019 here.

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