Australia: Superannuation Guarantee and Annual Leave Loading

Our financial services team have posted an update on compliance obligations for annual leave loading and superannuation guarantee obligations. Click here to discover more. In addition, our colleagues at Greenwoods + Herbert Smith Freehills have posted their article Superannuation Guarantee owed… Read more

Australia: Federal Election Reforms

We're delighted to have launched our Australian Federal Election Reforms - IR Policy and the 2019 Federal Election hub. Look forward to weekly additions to this site focusing on the practical impacts for business in the face of the upcoming… Read more

France: Recent and Upcoming Labour Reforms

Several important employment law reforms have come into force recently or will come into force shortly, both at the EU and French level. Below are some of the changes to expect for 2019: ... Read more

France: Gender Pay Gap

A recent law (law n°2018-771 dated 5 September 2018) has implemented a new obligation for companies of more than 50 employees to publish each year (through their website or by any means as long as their employees are informed of… Read more

Asia Employment, Pensions & Incentives Update

Authors: Fatim Jumabhoy, Partner, Singapore, Rebecca Lim, This month we take a look at some upcoming changes to the employment law landscape in South Korea: read about those changes here. We also consider the requirements to hire disabled employees in… Read more

Taiwan: Hiring Disabled Employees

In a bid to increase the diversity of workforces, and increase access to employment for those with disabilities, Taiwan has a quota for the number of disabled employees. We take a look at how this works in practice. ... Read more

Korea: More Changes To The Employment Regime

South Korea continues to overhaul its labour and employment landscape. We look at some upcoming changes to the notice of dismissal provisions and the prohibition of workplace harassment rules – both effective this year. ... Read more

Asia Employment, Pensions and Incentives Update

Authors: Fatim Jumabhoy, Partner, Singapore, Rebecca Lim, Associate, Singapore, Tess Lumsdaine, Senior Associate, Hong Kong Happy New Year to all our readers! The new year has gotten off to a great start for our Asia Employment, Pensions and Incentives team… Read more

Vietnam: Changes to Labour Regulations

On 15 December 2018, Decree No. 148/2018/ND-CP ("Decree No. 148") came into effect. Decree No. 148 introduced amendments to Decree No. 05/2015/ND-CP, the legislation designed to provide guidance on the implementation of the Labor Code. The key changes are explained… Read more

Compliance Check: Indonesia – New Rules for Foreign Workers

Indonesia’s Ministry of Manpower ("MOM") has issued a new regulation, MOM Regulation No. 10 of 2018 on Procedures for the Utilisation of Foreign Workers ("Reg 10/2018"), which implements President Regulation No. 20 of 2018 on Expatriate Utilisation ("PR 20/2018"). Employers… Read more

Hong Kong: Unpaid internship or illegal work?

Unpaid internships are often seen as a way of providing valuable industry experience to students. However, there has been an increasing global focus on whether such arrangements also enable the exploitation of individuals to perform unpaid work. In Hong Kong,… Read more

UK: rulings on worker status in gig economy

The Court of Appeal has upheld the EAT's ruling in Uber BV v Aslam that Uber drivers were workers on the basis that the written documentation seeking to establish them as independent contractors did not reflect reality; the drivers were… Read more

UK: employment law and migration on a deal/no-deal Brexit

The last few weeks have seen a flurry of publications providing a slightly clearer picture of the employment and immigration consequences of a Brexit deal or no-deal.  In addition to the final text of the draft Withdrawal Agreement setting out the arrangements… Read more

UK: voluntary reporting on disability and wellbeing

The Government has published a framework for large employers to report voluntarily on disability, mental health and wellbeing in their workplace. It suggests that employers publish a narrative explaining their activities in relation to the recruitment and retention of disabled… Read more

Hong Kong: Proposed changes to discrimination laws

On 30 November 2018, legislation was gazetted which proposes various amendments to the Sex Discrimination Ordinance, Disability Discrimination Ordinance, Family Status Discrimination Ordinance and the Race Discrimination Ordinance. The proposed amendments reflect eight of the recommendations from the Equal Opportunities… Read more