Remuneration (including bonus and incentive plans)

Asia: Mandatory Employment Policies

HR practitioners will be aware that work rules are mandatory in certain jurisdictions in Asia once an employer reaches a specified number of employees. However, an often-overlooked area is whether employers must or should establish other types of employment-related policies … Continue reading

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Myanmar: New investment law

The Myanmar legislature enacted the Myanmar Investment Law (the "MIL") late last year. The MIL repealed the 2012 Foreign Investment Law (the "FIL"). In relation to the MIL, the Myanmar Ministry of Planning and Finance has drafted the Myanmar Investment … Continue reading

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UK: Gender Pay Gap – The government’s reporting website so far

Employers currently engaged in preparing their gender pay gap reports may be interested to view the gender pay gap data uploaded onto the government website so far – at the time of writing, twelve employers have done so. Only the … Continue reading

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UK: Salary – Supreme Court rules on calculation of daily pay rate

Employers should set out in the employment contract how the daily rate of pay of an employee on an annual salary is to be calculated for various purposes, particularly if the employee does not have fixed regular hours and the … Continue reading

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UK: Statutory holiday pay claims – EAT upholds time limits

Employers will welcome a recent EAT ruling in relation to claims for statutory holiday pay, which must be brought within three months of the end of each 'series' of underpayments. The EAT treated as binding precedent an earlier EAT decision … Continue reading

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Australia: Wage theft and non-compliance of the Superannuation Guarantee

The Senate Economics References Committee has released its report 'Superbad – Wage theft and non-compliance of the Superannuation Guarantee' following concerns raised by Industry Super Australia about considerable underpayment of mandated Superannuation Guarantee contributions.

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France: New obligation in relation to the social security coverage of employees seconded to work in France

In principle, an employee is covered by the social security regime which is applicable in the country where he is carrying out his work – ie, employees working in France should in principle be covered by the French social security … Continue reading

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Australia: Have you updated your salary sacrifice policy?

Employers may need to review their salary sacrifice policies as from 1 July 2017 due to changes to the superannuation rules. The most significant change is that, from 1 July 2017, employees will be able to make personal superannuation contributions … Continue reading

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Germany: Act to Promote Transparency of Pay Structures (Entgelttransparenzgesetz)

On 30 March 2017 the German Parliament (Bundestag) passed the Act to Promote Transparency of Pay Structures (Entgelttransparenzgesetz). The objective of this act is an achievement of the pay equity between men and women, who perform the same work or … Continue reading

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Australia: Wages trends in enterprise bargaining – latest data

The 'Trends in Federal Enterprise Bargaining' report for October-December 2016 was released by the Department of Employment this week. Across the country, Victoria recorded the highest annual wages increases of 3.6%, compared to the Australian Capital Territory with the lowest at … Continue reading

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