An increase in the incidence of inspections by the immigration authorities to workplaces reviewing the legality of the immigration status of foreign workers and business travellers means now is the time to review your mobility arrangements and ensure compliance.
Workplace health and safety laws can often be confusing and the consequences of a breach can be significant. This month our team looks at whether there are penalties and offences under workplace health and safety law which can be imposed … Continue reading
Widespread allegations of sexual harassment in the press and the international “#MeToo” social media campaign have thrown the issue of sexual harassment sharply into focus. This article looks at the recent case in which the High Court of Delhi dismissed … Continue reading
Employers often seek to carry out criminal and other background checks on new employees as part of their pre-hire processes. The discovery of a prior criminal conviction may in some cases result in an offer being withdrawn, or at least … Continue reading
Prompted by criticisms from both employers and employees to its amendments to the Labor Standards Act (the “Act”) in December 2016 (the “first amendments”), the Taiwanese Government proposed further revisions to the Act (the “further amendments”), less than a year … Continue reading
In China, it is common for companies to engage independent contractors rather than employees when seeking to limit costs and liability. This approach has become particularly popular in certain service based industries such as hospitality, IT and consumer products sales. … Continue reading
On 16 November 2017, the recently elected Governor of Jakarta stipulated the new provincial minimum wage of DKI Jakarta for 2018 in the amount of IDR 3,648,035.82 (or equivalent to approximately USD 270) through Governor Regulation No. 182 of 2017 … Continue reading
Employers have a range of options at their disposal for dealing with disciplinary matters, from informal verbal warnings through to summary dismissal (i.e. dismissal without notice or payment in lieu). Summary dismissal is not something which should be taken lightly, … Continue reading
On 28 August 2017, Myanmar’s Ministry of Labour announced a new version of the Standard Employment Contract (SEC) template that must be used when registering employment agreements with local labour offices. Is your company compliant?