Multinational companies’ Chinese subsidiaries, known as foreign invested entities or “FIEs,” have two basic options when hiring employees. They can either hire them directly (“Employment Model”), or they can “lease” them from...more
I am pleased to present to you DLA Piper’s “Doing Business in Japan” Guide.
Japan is the world’s third largest economy and remains cutting-edge in business. In 2012, 68 Global 500 Companies were headquartered in...more
In this series of blog posts, we have examined the use of independent-contractor relationships by multinational organizations. In our last three posts, we identified issues for global entities that are considering using...more
Significant New Amendments to the Russian Labor Code -
During the first half of 2013, a number of amendments were introduced into the Russian Labor Code. These amendments relate to remote employment, production...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
When a multinational business or nonprofit decides to launch a presence in some foreign market where it has never done business before by opening a new local office, a new facility or a new factory, its path is clear: The...more
With the globalization of today’s economy, companies are increasingly employing workers—both U.S. and non-U.S. citizens—in foreign countries. But just because an employee works beyond U.S. borders doesn’t automatically exempt...more
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...more
While industrial relations was not a key issue in the recent 2013 Federal election, it is inevitable that a change in government will lead to changes to workplace laws.
The Coalition Government has stated that it will...more
The primary laws governing Russian trade secrets are the Information Law and the Trade Secret Law. The Civil Code, the Labor Code, the Criminal Code, and the Code of Administrative Offenses provide additional statutory...more
Since the tragic collapse of a factory building in Dhaka, Bangladesh in April of 2013, which resulted in the death of over 1,000 workers in the clothing industry, the Bangladeshi government has adopted a number of amendments...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
Significant New Amendments to the Russian Labor Code -
During the first half of 2013, a number of amendments were introduced into the Russian Labor Code. These amendments relate to remote...more
Interprofessional National Agreement and Law on Employment Security Passed -
On January 11, 2013, social partners at national level agreed to an interprofessional agreement “for a new economic and...more
Fees in Employment Tribunals -
In an effort to shift the burden of tribunal costs away from the taxpayer and to the parties using the service, the Employment Tribunals and the Employment Appeals Tribunal Fees Order...more
As China’s economy and role in the international markets grows, labor and employment law plays an increasingly important role in China. Indeed, in recent years, the number of labor disputes has skyrocketed and this trend is...more
In Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum Co., 133 S.Ct. 1659 (2013), the United States Supreme Court addressed the applicability of the Alien Tort Statute (“ATS”) to alleged violations of international law committed by...more
The Labour Relations Act, 1995 (“LRA”) governs labour relations in Ontario including union certification and termination rights. The Ontario Labour Relations Board (“the Board”) is a tribunal that adjudicates labour...more
This comprehensive reform aims to introduce more flexibility and security into the employment market.
On June 14, France's law for labor market reform (referred to as the "Law for the security of employment" or "Loi de...more
The United States (US) and the European Union (EU) are on the verge of initiating negotiations on a momentous transatlantic free trade agreement for which official negotiations are slated to begin early this summer....more
As of May 7, 2013, employers in Venezuela must comply with the new wage and hour law established one year ago under Venezuela's employment law reform act, known as the Organic Law of Labor and Workers1 (the "LOTTT", for its...more
Welcome to the latest edition of the International Employment Law Review, presented by Dechert’s Labor and Employment Practice. In this issue, we examine the most significant employment law developments of the year thus far...more
The compensation limits on Tribunal awards will increase as of 1 February 2013. The key changes are set out below...more
Firing an employee in the United States can be a challenge. Group firings - reductions-in force — can be a big challenge. And from the point of view of a multinational headquartered in the United States, overseas individual...more
Amendments address several legal loopholes and will substantially affect labor relationships in the country.
During his last day in office, President Felipe de Jesús Calderón enacted a number of major amendments (the...more