Pattie Walsh, Location Head of our London office, comments: In July 2013, in the spirit of allowing employers to engage in more open and frank conversations with their employees, the Government introduced a new regime of...more
Paternity Leave -
LegCo is proposing to introduce paternity leave provisions in the Employment Ordinance (Cap 57) (EO). The government has taken the lead to promote child-bearing and family-friendly practices in Hong...more
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Be Global complements uKNOW, our online international employment, pensions and...more
While an employer might feel compelled to immediately dismiss an employee in situations of perceived gross misconduct, employers should exercise caution following the recent case of Grant David Vincent Williams v Jefferies...more
After the new PRC exit-entry law has come into force on 1 July 2013, the State Council issued a new regulation on the administration of foreigners' exit and entry (New Regulation) on 12 July 2013 to clarify the rules relating...more
The recent Federal Court decision of Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) v Barker  FCAFC 83 sets important new precedent for employment law. For the first time in Australia, an implied term of mutual trust and...more
The general protections protect “workplace rights” as defined broadly in the FW Act. The general protections prohibit “adverse action” being taken against a person when that person decides to, or not to,...more
The FW Act contains a central distinction between “protected” industrial action (that is, lawful action) and “unprotected” industrial action (unlawful action). However, a designated “bargaining period”...more
WHAT OBLIGATIONS ARISE?
Unfair dismissal laws, which are set out in the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (FW Act), apply to a large number of Australian employees and generally give those employees the broadest protection...more
COMPLIANCE WITH THE NES -
An employer must comply with the NES in relation to each of its employees.
Any attempt to exclude the NES or provide less favourable entitlements will not be effective as the NES...more
TAKING THE PLUNGE -
Often, the first step is for an employer to ask, and if necessary, direct the employee to undergo a medical examination. Where the employee refuses, the employer needs to decide whether that...more
ENTERPRISE AGREEMENTS -
The FW Act provides for the making of an enterprise agreement that is simply a collective agreement that covers one (single-enterprise) or more employers (multi-enterprise) and the employees...more
There are three types of ROE for union officials seeking to enter ‘workplaces’ under the FW Act:
- To hold discussions with employees whose interests the union is entitled to represent
Welcome to DLA Piper’s Guide to Redundancies and Reductions-in-Force in Asia Pacific!
Employers across Asia-Pacific are increasingly facing short-falls in work and reductions in demand in a competitive market. Many...more
Welcome to the first edition of DLA Piper's Asia Pacific employment law newsletter Be Alert Asia Pacific. This newsletter will focus on key employment law topics and issues affecting human resources professionals, management...more