Asia Employment, Pensions and Incentives Update June 2020

As workplaces are slowly beginning to re-open, new challenges arise for employment law and HR teams. Our Asia Employment, Pensions and Incentives update this month looks at: the various measures introduced by the Department of Labour and Employment measures introduced in the Philippines, to preserve employment during the Covid-19 pandemic the conflicting views around whether the … Read more

UK COVID-19: test and trace launched

The Government has today launched its test and trace system in England (and similar systems are in place in other regions of the UK).  Guidance for employers has been published here.  Key points for employers are: Individuals who have been notified that they have had contact with an infected person and instructed to stay at … Read more

Australia: Summary of changes to the Coal Mining Safety and Health Act 1999 (Qld)

This article outlines the implications of the Mineral and Energy Resources and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2020 (Qld) (the Bill) on the Coal Mining Safety and Health Act 1999 (Qld) (CMSH Act). The Bill was passed with amendment on 20 May 2020. The Bill has: Introduced an industrial manslaughter offence; Clarified the appointment requirement for statutory … Read more

Asia Employment, Pensions and Incentives Update May 2020

Our Asia Employment, Pensions and Incentives update this month looks at: the new measures in South Korea introducing paid emergency childcare leave to ease the burden on working parents; the Employment Adjustment Subsidy in Japan, intended to try and prevent employers from resorting to immediate redundancies; in Thailand, the new data protection rules and how … Read more

UK COVID-19: People: new workplace guidance to assist restart

New workplace guidance covering 8 workplace settings has now been published by BEIS: Construction and other outdoor work Factories, plants and warehouses Home environments Labs and research facilities Offices and contact centres Restaurants offering takeaway or delivery Shops and branches Vehicles (covering couriers, mobile workers, lorry drivers, on-site transit and work vehicles, field forces and … Read more

UK COVID-19: People: 11 May update to Government guidance

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement yesterday evening, the Government has today published some further details of its roadmap for coming out of lockdown, OUR PLAN TO REBUILD: The UK Government’s COVID-19 recovery strategy. This makes clear that the change in emphasis highlighted by the Prime Minister is intended to apply from Wednesday 13  May. The … Read more