Asia Employment, Pensions and Incentives Update January 2021

Happy New Year! Hopefully 2021 is a brighter and better one for all. Our first Asia Employment, Pensions and Incentives update of 2021 covers: the recent Supreme Court decision in Thailand, that found that forwarding confidential work documents to a personal email account amounted to disclosure, even though there was no evidence that the documents … Read more

Australia: Industrial Relations Reforms: The arrival of the Omnibus

Fair Work Act changes for the COVID recovery Following a gestation of seven months, the Workplace Relations Reform: Fair Work Amendment (Supporting Australia’s Jobs and Economic Recovery) Bill 2020 has finally reached the Federal Parliament. In the cold light of day, and relative to the size and scope of the matters considered by the working … Read more

Australia: Industrial Relations Reforms: Can legislative reform resuscitate enterprise bargaining?

In our latest article in our Workplace change for the COVID recovery series, Natalie Gaspar, Partner from our Melbourne office; investigates the anticipated changes to Australia’s enterprise bargaining system. It is anticipated that the reform package will contain measures which seek to streamline the approval process by giving primacy to the bargained outcome. A welcome … Read more

Australia: Workplace change for the Covid recovery

We’re delighted to have launched our Workplace Change for the Covid Recovery – Australian Industrial Relations Reforms series. Look forward to twice weekly additions to this site focusing on the practical impacts for business in the face of the proposed reforms. This week, Anthony Wood and Shivchand Jhinku consider progress in relation to the process … Read more

Spain: new regulations on equality plans and equal pay between men and women

On 14 October Spain’s Official State Journal (BOE) published two new Royal Decrees on equality: Royal Decree 902/2020, of 13 October, on equal pay between women and men (RD 902/2020) and Royal Decree 901/2020, of 13 October, which regulates equality plans and their registration and which modifies Royal Decree 713/2010, of 28 May, on the … Read more

Asia Employment, Pensions and Incentives Update September 2020

Our Asia Employment, Pensions and Incentives update this month covers: the changes to labour laws in Karnataka, in India, to help ease the burden on employers and attract new investment; our Compliance Check, which considers the updated requirements for safe measures in the workplace in Singapore; an article on employer obligations in relation to sexual … Read more