APAC: Legal Privilege in Investigations

Our Asia comparative article completes the analysis of legal privilege in investigations, looking at the rules in Malaysia, India and Thailand. You can access that information here. Read more

Taiwan: Labour Inspections

Taiwan’s Labour Standards Act (the Act) was amended again in January 2018 (the 2018 Amendments). In this bulletin, we consider the effect that the amendments have had on the conduct of labour inspections in Taiwan. Read more

Taiwan: Changes to Labour Dispute Resolution Mechanism

On 9 November 2018, the Legislative Yuan of Taiwan passed the third reading of the Labour Procedure Act (“LPA”). The LPA sets out procedural requirements for labour disputes. In particular, the LPA governs the process of establishing ationation proceedings, provisional remedy proceedings, as well as litigation proceedings. Implementation of the LPA is expected to promote … Read more

Hong Kong: Disciplinary Procedures & Privilege

Two recent English decisions highlight the particular challenges when managing legal professional privilege in the context of resolving employee issues. We consider these decisions and how the principles may apply in Hong Kong in relation to dominant purpose, waiver and iniquity and the lessons that they provide to employers in the context of employee investigations … Read more

Australia: The federal Modern Slavery Bill becomes law

The Modern Slavery Bill 2018 (Cth) (Bill) was passed into law on 29 November 2018. It is expected to commence in January 2019. The Bill creates an ongoing obligation for ‘Reporting Entities’ to file a modern slavery statement (Statement) – being a report on the steps the entity has taken to assess and address risks of modern … Read more