UK: HSF Global Guide to Whistleblowing

Herbert Smith Freehills has published the first edition of a Global Guide to Whistleblowing, providing a quick reference guide to the law and culture around employees 'blowing the whistle' in 40 key jurisdictions covering in EMEA, the Americas and Asia… Read more

UAE: Mandatory health insurance for UAE employees

The UAE federal government has prepared a draft law which will make it mandatory for all UAE employers to provide health insurance to employees. Currently, the only emirate with mandatory health insurance is Abu Dhabi. ... Read more

Bahrain introduces a new Labour Law

The Kingdom of Bahrain has introduced a new labour law for the private sector (Law No. 36 of 2012), issued by the King of Bahrain at the end of July.  According to reports, the new Labour Law includes the following… Read more

Mass redundancies in EMEA

Recent times have seen regular announcements of mass redundancies, more often than not from a company with global operations. These companies face the daunting challenge of analysing and comparing employee rights under the different legal regimes and co-ordinating the headcount… Read more