Orrick World: A Quarterly Report of Global Employment Law Issues for Multinationals - Fall 2013

Asia Employment Law Update

Labor Contract Law Amendments on Dispatch Employees Come Into Effect - Implementation Details Still Uncertain

During July 2013, the Decision on Amending the Labor Contract Law of the People's Republic of China came into effect. The Amendments primarily modify the labor dispatch regime, which has been used by many employers to reduce and/or avoid their employer obligations under the Labor Contract Law. Read More.

New Regulations on the Entry and Exit of Foreigners in China

On September 1, 2013, the new Regulations on the Administration of Entry and Exit of Aliens came into force. The prior Rules for Implementation of the Law of the People's Republic of China on Control of the Entry and Exit of Aliens were repealed simultaneously. Read More.

Revisions to the Handicapped Persons' Employment Promotion Act

The Handicapped Persons' Employment Promotion Act, which aims to encourage the independence of handicapped persons, requires that all companies hire a certain percentage of persons with disabilities. Read More.

France Employment Law Update

New Reforms in France

  • Reform of the Statute of Limitations for Labor Court Proceedings
  • The Obligation to Seek a Buyer in the Event of Redundancies
  • Reform of Part-Time Work

Read More.

Germany Employment Law Updates

  • Change of Employment Law Provisions in Germany - Higher Limits of Exemption from Execution for Work Income
  • New Verdicts

Read More.

Italy Employment Law Update

Brief Overview of Employment Law Changes in Italy on Dismissals

Law Decree no. 76 of June 28, 2013 has come into force, partially amending the Legge Fornero (July 2012). Read More.

UK Employment Law Update

Employment Law Changes in the UK - Again!

  1. Settlement Agreements
  2. Exit Conversations
  3. Tribunal Fees

Read More.

Be Careful What You Wish For

A recent case in the UK is a timely reminder of how easy it is to form a binding contract and how cautious you need to be in settlement discussions. Read More.

United States Employment Law Update

Spotting the Critical Employment Law Issues in Global Equity Compensation Programs

We all know that there are securities, tax and foreign exchange law issues that need to be addressed when rolling out equity compensation across the world, such as restricted stock units, stock options or employee stock purchase programs. Read More.


DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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