UK: external job applicants cannot claim whistleblowing detriment

In welcome news for employers, the EAT has ruled in Sullivan v Isle of White Council that external job applicants cannot bring a whistleblowing detriment claim against a prospective employer (other than the NHS, which is expressly covered to protect patient safety). The claimant had sought to argue that the European Convention of Human Rights’ … Read more

UK: French Regulator’s €32 million fine against Amazon France Logistique demonstrates the high bar for justifying intrusive monitoring of employees

Background: Amazon France Logistique (“AFL“), a subsidiary of Amazon EU SARL, is responsible for managing Amazon’s large French distribution centres (where parcels are received, stored and prepared for delivery). Employees in AFL warehouses were required to use individual scanners, which continually collect data on (i) how quickly items are scanned and (ii) how much downtime … Read more

Asia Employment, Pensions and Incentives Update: January 2024

Happy New Year and Gong Xi Fa Cai to all our clients. We hope you enjoyed a delightful Christmas and New Year’s break, and are eagerly anticipating the upcoming Chinese New Year celebrations. To kick off our first e-bulletin of the year, the Malaysian Court of Appeal recently ruled that a director, despite their title … Read more

Compliance check: South Korea: New filing obligation for stock-based compensation

The Income Tax Act and its Enforcement Decree were recently revised to introduce a requirement for local subsidiaries or branches of foreign companies in South Korea to file information concerning stock-based compensation issued to their executives and employees by the foreign companies. This requirement became effective on 1 January 2024 to stock-based compensation received or … Read more