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: covert recording by employee may not be gross misconduct

The Employment Appeal Tribunal has ruled that covert recording by an employee will not always be a breach of the implied duty of trust and confidence. It will normally amount to misconduct, but will not automatically be gross misconduct justifying dismissal. Relevant factors will include the purpose of the recording, which “may vary widely from … Read more

Australia: Labour Hire Licensing Scheme recommenced in South Australia

The Labour Hire Licensing Act 2017 (SA) will continue to operate, and will be enforced from 1 September 2019. CBS will recommence accepting applications for labour hire licences from 14 June 2019. All labour providers operating in South Australia must lodge their application by 31 August 2019. As you may recall from previous updates, the … Read more

APAC: Probationary Periods

Our Asia comparative article takes a look at the legal obligations on employers considering including probationary periods in employment contracts. You can access the comparison here Read more