In This Issue:
- Anti-Money Laundering
- Concession Agreements
- Public Procurement
- Employment/Foreign Citizens
- Court Practice: Bankruptcy
- Excerpt from Banking -
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
This article is the second in a series which provides a brief overview of the some of the key elements of employment law in Italy. This article will focus on the specific laws prohibiting discrimination and harassment in the...more
Employees in Japan enjoy significant protection under Japanese employment law and through well-established court precedents. Guidelines and notices issued by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) are also employee...more
1. What role does the government of the Philippines play in approving and regulating foreign direct investment?
The following Philippine government agencies are involved in approving and/or regulating foreign direct...more
1. What role does the government of India play in approving and regulating foreign direct investment?
Historically, India has been a regulated economy since its independence. The government of India (GOI) launched a...more
In This Issue:
Australia – An Overview; Foreign Investment – Regulations and Government Policy; Forms of Business Organisation; Companies and Securities Regulation; Mergers and Acquisitions; Taxation; Banking and...more
In This Issue:
Leading the News; United States – Africa Relations; North Africa; East Africa; West Africa; Sub-Saharan Africa; and General Africa News.
Excerpt from Leading the News -
In This Issue:
- Mandatory Employment Of Women In Retail Stores In Saudi Arabia: Key points for complying with the new requirements for retailers to employ women in female-oriented stores
- No Logo Required:...more
Over the last two years, China has emerged as one of the most significant jurisdictions worldwide for antitrust and competition matters. Now more than ever, firms doing business in China or participating in major transactions...more
A Field Guide to Overseas Collective, Individual, Indefinite, Fixed-Term and Probationary Work Agreements -
When a US organization sets out abroad and signs up staff overseas, the first obstacle it hits is deciding...more
In the U.S., taking a “zero tolerance” stand against illegal workplace discrimination and harassment is an aggressive, tough and compliant approach to assuring equal employment opportunity (EEO). Internationally, though,...more
1. What role does the government of Japan play in approving and regulating foreign direct investment?
Generally speaking, foreigners can conduct business in Japan on an equal legal footing with Japanese citizens. The...more
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
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