Tag Archives: foreign workers
Concerns in relation to “modern slavery” are increasingly important for businesses to recognise. This is especially so in Asia, where poor enforcement mechanisms and unfamiliarity with employee rights often result in exploitative working conditions. What can companies do to ensure … Continue reading
UK: Government announcements – workers’ rights post Brexit, employee representation on boards, employment of foreign workers, and review of modern employment practices
At the Conservative Party conference, Theresa May announced plans to repeal the 1972 European Communities Act, which gives direct effect to EU law in the UK, and to transpose all existing EU laws into domestic legislation. She also promised that … Continue reading
The Ministry of Manpower has announced measures to ensure fair employment opportunities for Singaporeans, including two main proposals:
The recent EAT ruling in Kelly v Covance Laboratories serves as a reminder of the discrimination risks inherent in prohibiting employees from speaking in their native (non-English) language. In this case, the employee's claim that an instruction not to use … Continue reading
On 23 October 2015, the Ministry of Manpower issued a new ministerial regulation (No. 35 of 2015) which amends and clarifies certain requirements under Regulation 16 concerning the procedures to employ foreign workers in Indonesia. Regulation 35 relaxes some of … Continue reading
The Queen's Speech on 27 May included a number of employment law reforms:
An interesting question in Indonesia is whether non-resident directors and commissioners need to obtain work permits. Our team takes a look.
The Court of Appeal has held that foreign staff employed at embassies in the UK could bring race discrimination and holiday pay claims; it considered that the prohibition on such claims is contrary to human rights and EU law and … Continue reading
New language requirements for expatriates are expected to come into force in around February/March 2015. The Minister of Manpower and Transmigration Regulation No. 12 of 2013 on the Procedure to Employ Foreign Workers (“Reg 12”) imposes requirements on expatriates to … Continue reading
Following Russia's accession to the World Trade Organisation and various policy developments, the law governing the engagement of foreign employees in Russia has undergone several changes.