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France: The Loi Travail – Introduction

One of Emmanuel Macron’s key campaign promises was the reform of laws relating to employees partly, in order to help French companies respond in a more flexible manner to the challenges they are facing to become more competitive in the … Continue reading

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Singapore: Focus on fixed-term employees

On 31 July 2017 the Tripartite Alliance issued the Tripartite Standard on Employment of Term Contract Employees (First Standard), (Tripartite Standards). The Tripartite Standards are the first of five new standards seek to encourage fair and progressive labour practices in … Continue reading

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Malaysia: Limit of liability for fixed-term contracts

In the case of Malayan Banking Berhad v Mahkamah Perusahaan Malaysia & Anor [2016] MLRHU 1, the High Court in Malaysia ruled that, in an action for unfair dismissal, a fixed-term contract employee may only claim back wages in relation … Continue reading

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Singapore: Compliance check – contract workers

The Singapore Ministry of Manpower has recently issued new guidelines in relation to contract workers as part of the drive to protect such workers from abuse. With a growing emphasis on such protection in Asia, employers should ensure that they … Continue reading

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Japan: Non-renewal of fixed-term employment contract not justified by redundancy of role

Generally, when fixed-term employees have been continuously employed by the same employer for a number of years and the fixed-term contract has undergone many renewals, the fixed-term employees will essentially be treated like permanent employees under the eyes of the … Continue reading

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UK: Employers can face ‘series of acts’ detriment claims from fixed-term employees where treatment spans a number of discrete fixed-term contracts

Where a fixed-term or part-time employee is subjected to less favourable treatment in the form of a series of similar acts or failures, the time limit for bringing a claim is three months from the last in the series. The … Continue reading

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Asia: Fixed term contracts of employment

We bring you a comparison of the rules governing the use of fixed-term contracts in Singapore, Hong Kong, Indonesia, the People’s Republic of China, the Philippines and Thailand. The comparison table can be found here.

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UK: Fixed-term employees – employer not liable for less favourable treatment under terms of PHI policy

An employer’s policy with an insurer provided that employees received PHI cover after a 26 week qualifying period; however, fixed-term employees were not entitled to benefit where their fixed-term contracts expired before the end of the qualifying period (even if … Continue reading

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Europe: Fixed-term employees: claims based on former fixed-term status permitted

Employers should not disadvantage an employee due to their former fixed term status.  The ECJ has ruled that EU law permits employees to bring claims for detrimental treatment occurring after they have ceased to be fixed–term, where the reason is … Continue reading

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UK: Collective redundancies – expiry of fixed-term contracts may not count towards threshold

In a surprising judgment, the EAT has ruled that the simple expiry of a fixed-term contract without renewal is a dismissal for a reason "related to the individual concerned".  As such, it is not a "redundancy" counting towards the threshold … Continue reading

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