Remuneration (including bonus and incentive plans)

Australia: Latest data on enterprise bargaining wages trends – June 2017 Quarter

The ‘Trends in Federal Enterprise Bargaining’ report for April-June 2017 was released by the Department of Employment on Friday. This data is a valuable tool for benchmarking during any enterprise agreement negotiations you have coming up.

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UK: Corporate governance – Government response to consultations on reform proposals

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has published its response paper on UK corporate governance reform, following on from the green paper which it published in November 2016.

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UK: Pay gap reporting – EHRC recommendations and HSF review of gender pay gap reports published so far

The Equality and Human Rights Commission has recently published research into gender, ethnicity and disability pay gaps, along with a strategy for reducing those gaps, available here. The strategy’s recommendations include Government legislation to make the right to request flexible … Continue reading

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UK: Government sets out corporate governance reforms

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has published its response paper on UK corporate governance reform. The response paper follows the green paper which it published in November 2016 seeking views on reform measures.

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Australia: ATO to ‘crack down’ on employers not paying the correct super

The Government has announced a further package of superannuation reforms to address concerns that employers may not be complying with their superannuation guarantee (SG) obligations. The proposed reforms: suggest that the ATO will be granted additional powers to ensure that … Continue reading

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Thailand: Amendments to the Labour Protection Act

The draft amendment to the Labour Protection Act (the LPA) has now been approved by the National Legislative Assembly on 29 June 2017, and is awaiting Royal Assent to be given by the King. Once the Royal Assent is given, … Continue reading

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Indonesia: Compliance check – Do you have a wage structure and scale in place?

Earlier this year, the Ministry of Manpower issued another important regulation regarding wage structures and scales with publication of the Minister of Manpower Regulation No. 1 of 2017 (Regulation 1/2017). Regulation 1 /2017 revokes the previous regulation, Manpower Regulation No. … Continue reading

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Australia: Latest data on enterprise bargaining wages trends – March 2017 quarter

The ‘Trends in Federal Enterprise Bargaining’ report for January-March 2017 was released by the Department of Employment yesterday. This data is a valuable tool for benchmarking during any enterprise agreement negotiations you have coming up. The latest report reveals that: Across … Continue reading

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France : New rules on unemployment benefits (convention d’assurance chômage)

On 14 April 2017 the latest unemployment insurance agreement (convention d’assurance chômage) was agreed by trade unions and employers’ organisations and entered into for a period of 3 years. The provisions of this agreement come progressively into force from 1 … Continue reading

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UK: Compensation awards could increase following change in calculation of a week’s pay

The EAT in University of Sunderland v Drossou has decided that, contrary to previous practice, employer pension contributions should be included in the calculation of a week’s pay. This will increase the value of awards, in particular where the full … Continue reading

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