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Brazilian Labor Reform: Reshaping the Employer–Employee Relationship

by Jones Day on

The Situation: High unemployment rates, combined with an outdated Brazilian protectionist labor regime that imposed high costs on employers, created the opportunity for a new approach to labor regulation. The Result: Brazil...more

Japan Legal Update Volume 31 | November 2017

by Jones Day on

Labor & Employment - Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare Requests Employer Associations to Prepare for the Conversion Rule - As April 1, 2018, will mark the fifth year since the "Rule on conversion of...more

Legal alert - Recent changes to the employment legislation

by Allen & Overy LLP on

Key amendments brought to the employment legislation on 16 November 2017: - Obligation to commence collective negotiations irrespective of the number of employees; - New rules regarding employee representation in the...more

Employees and sickness leave: limits to protection against dismissal / Salariés et incapacité de travail : limites la protection...

by Allen & Overy LLP on

Investigations of a private detective as a means of proof - As a result of the rules on the protection against dismissal, an employer may be prevented from dismissing an employee based on the submission of several sickness...more

Italy issues whistleblowing rules

by Allen & Overy LLP on

On 15 November 2017, the Italian Parliament approved a law (the Law) which amends some current Italian law provisions in order to introduce the regulation of the whistleblowing in Italy. The Law will enter into force upon...more

Non-Competition Clauses Under Taiwan Law

by K&L Gates LLP on

It is a common practice for employers to impose non-competition obligations on employees both during and after termination of employment. The long standing issue is whether these obligations violate the right to work under...more

Pride and Prejudice: The Power of Apologies

by K&L Gates LLP on

The workplace is an environment where tempers can flare and conflicts arise between co-workers, employers and external parties. More often than not, a simple apology might defuse the tension and help bring the parties towards...more

Get Serious with Written Employment Contracts in China

by K&L Gates LLP on

For foreign investors, in addition to commercial opportunities, market entrance and policy environment, a significant aspect that drives their business success in China is human resources. Local employees of foreign-invested...more

Renewal of Fixed Term Employment Contracts

by K&L Gates LLP on

It is well known that one of the reasons for the Japanese economy’s significant recovery after the Second World War is a unique life-long, full time employment system, where employees are employed by a business until they...more

The Impact of Ordinary Wage Determinations on an Employer's Labour Costs in Korea

by K&L Gates LLP on

Ordinary wages in Korea are made up of base salary and other compensation given to workers for the work they perform, which are given regularly, consistently and in a fixed manner. Calculation of ordinary wages in Korea is...more

France: Macron's Reforms to the French Labor Code

by White & Case LLP on

The long-awaited reform of French employment law is now on track. France is reforming its French Labor Code - a touchstone of French economic life for over a century — the centerpiece of a promise to revitalize the French...more

Brexit: Rebalancing your European workforce

by White & Case LLP on

Whatever form Brexit takes, international companies with operations in the UK are planning ahead to retain access to the EU market - Britain's exit from the EU is still unfolding and the exact terms that will affect...more

Will France Become More Employer Friendly with Labor Law Reform?

In June 2017, the French government unveiled its plan to renew French social model, such program includes notably reforming employment law, French pension and unemployment insurance systems. As a first step of this...more

Caution with the Models of the “Commission de Bons Offices” when Employing Local Staff in Belgium as a Diplomatic Mission

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

The Good Offices Commission, better known under its French name “Commission de Bons Offices”, has developed model work rules and a model employment agreement for local staff of diplomatic missions. Although both the...more

France's Department of Labor Issues Guidance on New Corporate Social Responsibility Obligations

by Littler on

Following the introduction of new corporate social responsibility obligations for collaborative platforms towards independent workers, the French Department of Labor published guidance to clarify the scope of this...more

The Macron Ordinances - Topic 1: New Rules on Dismissals

by White & Case LLP on

New rules to reform French employment law, as announced in our previous client alert of September 19th, 2017, have been published in the French official journal on September 23rd, 2017. Some measures are immediately...more

Employment News - October 2017 #2

by Hogan Lovells on

Too much information? References to previous incidents did not make investigation unfair - In NHS 24 v Pillar the EAT found that an investigation into misconduct which took account of earlier incidents that had not been...more

TUPE and Share Sales

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

In ICAP Management Services Limited v Dean Berry and BGC Services (Holdings) LLP [2017] EWHC 1321, the High Court examined the circumstances in which TUPE may apply to a share sale. Mr Berry was a senior executive at ICAP...more

After the German Election: What’s on the Horizon for Employers under “Jamaica”?

After Germany’s general election, a “Jamaica” alliance could soon rule Germany, being mathematically possible and, after the Social democrats SPD announced their return to opposition, only viable option not involving the...more

Increase in "Injury to Feelings" Awards in Discrimination Claims

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

The Vento bands for “injury to feelings” awards in discrimination claims have been increased. The new figures, applicable to claims issued on or after 11 September 2017, are as follows: - Lower band, for the least serious...more

Employment Law Insights and Solutions (ELIS)

by Dentons on

In this special first edition of Dentons’ new global publication, Employment Law Insights and Solutions (ELIS), we identify some of the most important legislative developments and court decisions in the employment arena from...more

Mexico: STPS Expands Period Of Non-Working Days Due To Earthquake

by Littler on

On September 26, 2017, the Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare (“Secretaria del Trabajo y Previsión Social” or “STPS”) expanded the block of days that are deemed as nonworking days, to allow authorities to inspect the damage...more

Five on Friday – Five Recent Developments that We’ve Been Watching Closely - Sept 2017 #2

It’s Friday and time for another overview of developments in the field of business and human rights that we’ve been monitoring. This week’s post includes a number of new guidance documents and tools, including materials...more

European Labour & Employment Update - September 2017

by Jones Day on

In this edition, we report from around Europe on some interesting case law developments that affect the way employers manage their employees. The range of issues covered shows that, despite the breadth of directives issued by...more

Barème des indemnités de licenciement prud'homales, comment ça marche ?

C’est officiel : le barème des indemnités pour licenciement irrégulier ou sans cause réelle et sérieuse est en vigueur. Please see full Publication below for more information. ...more

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