Asia Employment, Pensions and Incentives Update September 2019

This month our update looks at: changes to the minimum wage requirements in India which starts to simplify the complex wage provisions, and guarantees minimum wage payments to all employees; in Singapore the case of Pradeepto Kumar Biswas v East India Capital Management Pte Ltd  confirms the position that employment relationships can be implied based … Read more

Asia Employment, Pensions and Incentives Update August 2019

Our update this month takes a look at the periods of how fixed term contracts are calculated in Cambodia to avoid deemed permanent employment. Read more about that here. Over in Japan, combatting power harassment continues to be an important objective for the National Diet. We consider the latest legislative changes here. India has introduced … Read more

UK: consultation on measures to address one-sided flexibility

The Government has published Good Work Plan: Consultation on measures to address one-sided flexibility setting out proposals to introduce new rights for workers to be given reasonable notice of their working hours and to be compensated where their shifts are cancelled or curtailed without reasonable notice. Views are sought by 11 October 2019 on whether … Read more

UK: plans for single enforcement body for employment rights; proposals on modern slavery statements

The Government’s consultation, Good Work Plan: establishing a new Single Enforcement Body for employment rights, seeks views by 6 October 2019 on the case for a new single enforcement body, which would cover holiday pay for vulnerable workers, umbrella companies, the national minimum wage, employment agencies, and gangmasters and labour exploitation. The consultation also seeks … Read more

UK: draft legislation on extension of off-payroll working rules to private sector

The Finance Bill 2020 published on 11 July 2019 includes draft legislation to extend the public sector off-payroll working rules to large and medium-sized private sector companies with effect from 6 April 2020; consultation on the draft legislation closes on 5 September 2019. A summary of responses to the earlier consultation on the proposals, a … Read more

Compliance Check: Philippines Labour Arrangements

The Philippines Department of Labour and Employment (DOLE) continues to uphold stringent labour requirements. Department Order 174 of 2017 (DO 174) sets out prohibited forms of employment arrangements, and provides that the only permitted form of a contracting arrangement is “job contracting”. Read more