Be Global - A look ahead to key international employment law developments expected in 2015

by DLA Piper

In This Issue:


- Australia: Gender Equality Reporting Update

- China: Predicted Increase in Collective Bargaining

- China: Compliance with 10% Cap on Dispatch Workers

- Hong Kong: Discrimination Law Review

- Hong Kong: Third Party Rights

- Hong Kong: Competition Law

- Hong Kong: Data Protection

- Hong Kong: Minimum Wage

- Hong Kong: Paternity Leave Legislation

- Japan: Action to Increase Number of Female Managers

- Japan: New paternity leave rights from February 2015

- Japan: Changes to Rules on Dispatch Workers

- Singapore: Collective representation rights for executive employees

- Singapore: Retrenchment benefits available after two years

- South Korea: Implementation of Employee Retirement Pension Plans

- South Korea: Fair Hiring Act


- EU Wide: Reform of the EU Data Protection Regime

- EU Wide: Directive on Trade Secrets

- EU Wide: Directive on Gender Balance on Company Boards

- Belgium: Harmonization of Occupational Pensions

- Belgium: Limits on Benefit Entitlements

- Denmark: Abolition of Mandatory Retirement Age

- France: New Personal Training Account

- France: Draft Bill on Activity Growth "Projet de Loi Macron"

- Germany: National Minimum Wage

- Germany: Family and Medical Leave

- Germany: Reform of German Parental Allowance and Parental Leave Act

- Israel: New Job Notification Requirements

- Italy: Jobs Act – New Labour Laws to be Implemented in 2015

- Netherlands: Changes to Fixed Term Employment Rules and Dismissal Legislation in 2015

- Qatar: Labour Law Reforms Expected by Early 2015

- Russia: New laws for Russian Work Permits Foreign Nationals to Prove Knowledge of Russian Language and History

- Russia: New Labour Lending Law

- Russia: New Data Protection Law

- Saudi Arabia: Increased Minimum Wage Proposed for Saudi Nationals Working in the Private Sector

- Slovakia: New Whistleblowing Legislation

- South Africa: Changes to Employment Legislation

- Turkey: Changes to Severance Payments; Work Permit Rules and Data Protection

- UAE: Abu Dhabi Global Market

- UK: Holiday Pay

- UK: Collective Consultation and Meaning of Establishment

- UK: Shared Parental Leave


- US: NLRB Ends 2014 with Numerous Decisions Adverse to Employers

- Brazil: Expected Decision of the Supreme Federal Court on Outsourcing

- Excerpt from Israel: New Job Notification Requirements:

With effect from 30 January 2015, employers in Israel will be obliged to provide written notification to job applicants regarding their progress in any screening process. This notification must be given, at the latest, two months from the date on which the candidate begins participation in any screening process and every two months thereafter, for as long as the process continues. Employers must also notify a candidate of a decision not to offer them a position no later than 14 days following the date on which another candidate is accepted for the post...

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