Tag Archives: industrial action

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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Asia: The Role of Unions

Unions are becoming increasingly prevalent across Asia. Here we take a look at which aspects of the employment relationship unions may be involved in Singapore, Hong Kong, the People's Republic of China, Thailand, Indonesia, South Korea and Japan.

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UK: Legislation – consultations on caste discrimination, electronic balloting and reforming the tribunal system

On 28 March the Government Equality Office published its long-awaited consultation on caste discrimination, announced back in September 2016. The consultation will run until 18 July 2017 and seeks views on whether preventing caste discrimination is best done by legislation … Continue reading

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UK: Legislative developments- Trade Union Act 2016

The majority of the Trade Union Act 2016 is to come into force on 1 March 2017, including the new ballot requirements, changes to the required notice for industrial action and expiry of the mandate for industrial action. Further details … Continue reading

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Germany: New legislation for temporary agency workers

Effective 1 April 2017, the legislator has made several amendments to the German Act on Temporary Work (Arbeitnehmerüberlassungesetz). The changes have been awaited for quite some time now and bring several amendments and clarifications of high relevance to all companies … Continue reading

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UK: Trade Union Act 2016 heralds significant reform to industrial action law

On 4 May 2016 the Trade Union Bill received Royal Assent. The Trade Union Act 2016 is expected to come into force by early July 2016 and will make significant changes to rules on industrial action and union subscriptions/ facility … Continue reading

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Australia: Fair Work Amendment Act 2015 – Summary of Changes

The Fair Work Amendment Act 2015 (Cth) (FW Amendment Act) came into force on 27 November 2015 and amends the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (FW Act). This article summarises the key changes to the FW Act made by the … Continue reading

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UK: Employment law proposals in Queen’s Speech

The Queen's Speech on 27 May included a number of employment law reforms:

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Australia: Dealing with picketing: the changing landscape

In brief Pickets can have swift and harmful ramifications for the target business. Because of this, they are likely to remain an industrial tactic, despite changes in the law which may assist employers in responding to them. Accordingly, it remains … Continue reading

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UK: Industrial action – UK prohibition on secondary action upheld; independent review of law

Employers will welcome news that secondary industrial action, or ‘sympathy strikes’, remains unlawful despite the RMT’s challenge before the European Court of Human Rights. The court has ruled that the UK ban on such action does not breach the right … Continue reading

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