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Top 10 issues to consider when employing people in the Netherlands

Pursuant to the guide “Doing Business in the Netherlands 2018” of the Dutch tax firm PwC there are many advantages of doing business in the Netherlands, such as a pro-business climate, its strategic location, attractive tax...more

"Going International – A Primer for the Global Economy in Ten Questions"

The global economy has created an increasingly challenging phenomenon of cross-border enforcement. By way of recent example, how does Brazil fine US-based Facebook $33 million for supposed failure to produce documents from...more

LATIN AMERICA & THE CARIBBEAN: A Legal Guide for Business Investment and Expansion - Jamaica

1 .What role does the government of Jamaica play in approving and regulating foreign direct investment? The government of Jamaica (GOJ) is highly committed to facilitating a viable environment for businesses and...more

Voluntary Leaver Programs in the Context of Restructurings in Germany

Implementation of major restructurings in a time- and cost-effective manner involves a variety of challenges, not only under German employment law. If used correctly and structured in a creative and tailored way, voluntary...more

Employment Alert: April 2018

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On-call duty performed by an employee in the place of residence combined with the obligation to be present quickly at the workplace upon an employer's request should be treated as "working time" – European Court of Justice...more

Hong Kong Considers Draft Law Requiring Companies to Report on Modern Slavery

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The Hong Kong legislature is currently considering draft legislation which, if enacted, will require certain companies—including those incorporated outside of Hong Kong—to publish a “slavery and human trafficking statement.” ...more

The Italian Budget 2018 and changes to employment & social security provisions

Italian law no. 205/2017 was published in the Italian Official Journal on 29 December 2017 and entered into force on 1 January 2018, providing the 2018 Budget and introducing substantial changes covering also employment and...more

LATIN AMERICA & THE CARIBBEAN: A Legal Guide for Business Investment and Expansion - Honduras

1 .What role does the government of Honduras play in approving and regulating foreign direct investment? The Honduran government has acknowledged that foreign direct investment is vital for the generation of economic...more

Review of the Singapore Employment Act: What to Expect

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The employment landscape in Singapore continues to evolve dynamically in tandem with the growth and maturity of its domestic economy and workforce. Accordingly, the Employment Act (“EA”), Singapore’s main employment...more

LATIN AMERICA & THE CARIBBEAN: A Legal Guide for Business Investment and Expansion - Guatemala

1. What role does the government of Guatemala play in approving and regulating foreign direct investment? Guatemala’s government issued a law that regulates foreign investment. Such law establishes the terms and policies...more

Holland & Knight's Israel Practice Newsletter: Spring 2018

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Holland & Knight invites you to read our Spring 2018 Israel Practice newsletter, in which our authors discuss pertinent American-Israeli topics. As Israel has been a crossroads and a prolific source of new ideas for more than...more

Want A Baby? Line Up By Seniority, Please.

Yikes. Sounds like Japan is past due for a Pregnancy Discrimination Act. According to the Daily Mail, workers in Japan who want to get pregnant are expected to do it in order of seniority (meaning, "time on the job" rather...more

An introduction to UK Gender Pay Gap Reporting – A Brave New World

Large employers in the UK (with 250 or more employees) are now under an obligation to publish an annual report containing data on their gender pay gap by April 2018 under section 78 of the Equality Act 2010. This mandatory...more

LATIN AMERICA & THE CARIBBEAN: A Legal Guide for Business Investment and Expansion - El Salvador

1. What role does the government of El Salvador play in approving and regulating foreign direct investment? The government of El Salvador promotes the foreign direct investment through the Agency for Promoting Export and...more

Operations in China? Employers Should Not Terminate an Employee in Haste

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Fisher Phillips attorneys had the pleasure and privilege of presenting with Jingo Lu, Esquire, a lawyer from China, at a recent International Employers Forum event in Washington D.C. Jingbo kindly accepted our invitation to...more

EEOC And the Philippines Renew Historic National Partnership And Outreach Agreement To Fight Job Discrimination

Pact Advances Ongoing Collaboration to Combat Job Bias - WASHINGTON - The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Embassy of the Republic of the Philippines have officially committed to continuing to...more

LATIN AMERICA & THE CARIBBEAN: A Legal Guide for Business Investment and Expansion - Ecuador

1 .What role does the government of Ecuador play in approving and regulating foreign direct investment? The Ecuadorian state guarantees and promotes foreign investments. Foreign investors have the same rights and...more

Employment news - March 2018 #2

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Weekly newsletter on employment matters. In this weeks issue: - Ask the question – employee not necessarily required to suggest bumping... - I work from 9 to 5 – no injury to feelings compensation for breach of...more

Doing Business in China

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China is the most unique market place in the world today. The social, political and legal framework and the rapid development of modern China hold unprecedented opportunities for companies in store – and the most daunting...more

LATIN AMERICA & THE CARIBBEAN A Legal Guide for Business Investment and Expansion - Dominican Republic

1 .What role does the government of the Dominican Republic play in approving and regulating foreign direct investment? The Dominican Republic offers outstanding advantages to foreign and national investors. The...more

French legal and regulatory update – February 2018

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The Paris office of Hogan Lovells is pleased to provide this English language edition of our monthly e - newsletter, which offers a legal and regulatory update covering France and Europe for February 2018. Please see full...more

Mind the gap across the Atlantic – the gender pay gap in the UK and the US

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Lorraine Heard, legal director at Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP, sets out the background to the new legal requirement that obliges large UK employers to report their gender pay gaps. Theresa Sprain, partner at Womble Bond...more

LATIN AMERICA & THE CARIBBEAN: A Legal Guide for Business Investment and Expansion - Costa Rica

1 .What role does the government of Costa Rica play in approving and regulating foreign direct investment? Costa Rica has long been recognized as a regional leader of social and economic development in Latin America. The...more

LATIN AMERICA & THE CARIBBEAN: A Legal Guide for Business Investment and Expansion - Colombia

1 .What role does the government of Colombia play in approving and regulating foreign direct investment? Foreign direct investment (FDI) in Colombia is subject to registration with the Colombian Central Bank (Banco de la...more

Singapore Employment Act Amendments & Rules on Employing Foreigners

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On 5 March 2018, the Ministry of Manpower ("MOM") announced sweeping changes to the Employment Act (Cap. 91) (the "EA"). Manpower Minister Lim Swee Say stated that "as professionals, managers and executives (PMEs) make up 56%...more

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