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New Ontario, Canada Employment Standards Poster Available

by Littler on

The Ontario Ministry of Labour has released a new employment standards poster to coincide with new Bill 148 requirements, which took effect on January 1, 2018. Bill 148, the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017,...more

International HR – Offer Letters and Employment Contracts

by Fisher Phillips on

When a US company decides to hire an employee in another country the question of whether to send the applicant an offer letter inevitably arises. Sending an offer letter prior to the final contract is normal practice in the...more

Guide To Employee Non-Compete Agreements in Europe, Middle East and Africa

Business practices are changing. Markets are becoming more global and employees are on the move around the world. Employees are key assets driving sales, productivity and profit over different markets. It is therefore vital...more

Mexico: Nuevos Lineamientos sobre el Sistema para que los Empleadores Auto-Informen Electrónicamente el Nivel de Cumplimiento con...

by Littler on

El 12 de diciembre de 2017, la Secretaría del Trabajo y Previsión Social (“STPS”) publicó en el Diario Oficial de la Federación, los lineamientos de operación del sistema electrónico para que los empleadores informen a la...more

Mexico: New Guidelines on Online System for Employers to Self-Report Compliance with the Labor Law

by Littler on

On December 12, 2017, Mexico’s Labor Ministry (known as “STPS” for its acronym in Spanish) published in the Official Gazette of the Federation operating guidelines for its new online compliance system for employers to report...more

Monthly Update - Australian Labour & Employment - November 2017

by Jones Day on

MESSAGE FROM THE EDITOR - In this edition of the Update, we report on Woolworths' commitment to identify and address human rights risks in its Australian supply chains. We then discuss a class action expected to be lodged...more

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The Situation: High unemployment rates, combined with an outdated Brazilian protectionist labor regime that imposed high costs on employers, created the opportunity for a new approach to labor regulation.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

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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

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