Terms of Employment. Under Russia’s Labor Code, there is a maximum 40-hour work week for employees, and less than that for certain types of jobs and workers, such as for employees working in dangerous environments or...more
Australia’s increasingly flexible workforce means we no longer all work from nine until five. Family commitments, the prospects of better pay, study commitments and countless other factors are all influencing when we work,...more
For the pay period that included July 4th, we discussed how to address holiday pay for employees with alternative work schedules. This post was particularly timely given that the week before, in the run-up to the July 4th...more
The new Flexible Working Regulations 2014 come into force today (30 June 2014) and introduce a number of significant changes, including the following:
-All employees with 26 weeks' service can now make a request to work...more
With effect from yesterday, 30 June 2014, the right to request flexible working has expanded so that it now applies to any employee with at least 26 weeks’ service. Employers should amend their flexible working policy...more
As of yesterday, 30 June 2014, any employee with at least 26 weeks’ service will enjoy a statutory right to request a flexible working arrangement (usually part-time or changed hours or working from home). This replaces the...more
New regulations on flexible working have been published, while bills concerning small businesses, private pensions, and childcare payments will come before Parliament in the next year.
The 2014 World Cup is nearly upon us. The first game kicks off in Brazil on 12 June 2014. With the time difference in the UK’s favour, the matches will be screened early or late evening and may therefore have less of an...more
“Forfait-jour” arrangments offer flexibility with some limitations.
Working time regulations can be quite a confusing matter in France. Indeed, even though the legal duration of work is equal to 35 hours per week,...more
California employers are acutely aware of the typical schedule worked by employees: eight hours a day, five days a week. As we have become accustomed to doing, California law generally requires employers to pay employees...more
UK employers need to be aware of several key dates for the act’s proposed changes.
On 13 March, the Children and Families Act 2014 received Royal Assent. This act will bring a number of changes for employers and...more
I’ve been working in the ethics and compliance industry for nearly four years now and I’m really enjoying it. It’s a far more complex and interesting industry than I originally thought. At The Network, we think of the parts...more
Ben Gorner, a partner in our Birmingham office, comments: In recent weeks the Government has announced a number of key changes to employment law which will be coming into force in the next few months....more
We have a part-time employee in San Francisco, CA who works Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. as support for our sole salesperson in the Bay Area. She has recently requested to alter her schedule to work only 3 days a...more
Every new year brings employment law changes for California’s employers and, while the Affordable Care Act has taken the spotlight for 2014, a vast array of employment laws deserve special attention from California employers...more
With January in full swing and your first new year’s resolution already broken, here’s one goal you can keep: stay abreast of developments to get ahead of the curve, beginning with the top 14 trends impacting multinational...more
Among other challenges facing San Francisco employers in 2014 will be complying with the San Francisco Family Friendly Workplace Ordinance, which became operative on January 1, 2014. The new ordinance requires employers with...more
A bill that would have allowed California employers to offer employees a flexible workweek schedule has failed to pass the California Assembly Committee on Labor and Employment in a 5-2 party-line vote. The Committee rejected...more
In unique legislation intended to fight the flight of families from San Francisco workplaces, the city enacted an ordinance to give qualified workers the right to request flexible working arrangements....more
The fog has cleared on the San Francisco Family Friendly Workplace Ordinance. Starting on January 1, 2014, San Francisco employers with 20 or more employees must allow any employee who is employed within the geographic...more
The San Francisco Family Friendly Workplace Ordinance goes into effect on January 1, 2014. The ordinance grants employees who act as caregivers the right to request accommodation from their employers, including flexible...more
2013 has been a significant year for UK employment law. In particular, an abundance of new legislation (both about substantive law and Employment Tribunal procedure) has heralded a number of important changes.
The holiday season is a time for reflection, including reflection on our technology habits. Many individuals are aiming to be truly home for the Christmas holiday by engaging in digital detox plans and setting their...more
When Yahoo and Best Buy announced that employees would no longer be allowed to work from home, the response was immediate – and split. The debate was echoed in a recent Time Magazine editorial....more
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