Updated HSF multi-jurisdictional guide to employee issues in business transfers

Employment law issues rarely determine the strategy for a multi-jurisdictional business acquisition, but they can certainly give rise to significant avoidable costs and delay if issues are not spotted in advance. In the Herbert Smith Freehills 2016 global survey, 57% of respondents cited employment regulations as one of the reasons a deal had failed to … Read more

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 Pacific. Read more

Russia: Higher penalties for breaches of employment legislation

On 1 January 2015 new amendments governing the liability of employers for breaches of Russian employment legislation entered into force. In particular, the general penalty for breach of employment legislation has been increased. Moreover, some new penalties have been introduced for specific types of breaches. An additional penalty for repeated breaches has also been introduced. Read more

Updated HSF multi-jurisdictional guide to employee issues in business transfers

We have recently updated our multi-jurisdictional guide discussing potential employee issues in business transfers (first published in October 2013). The second edition reflects the law as at February 2015. The guide is a quick reference tool covering the key legal requirements in 32 jurisdictions in EMEA, South and Central America and Asia-Pacific, in a simple … Read more

Russia: Major overhaul of secondment arrangements

After almost 4 years of deliberation, the concept of a secondment has finally been introduced into the Russian Labour Code by Federal Law No. 116-FZ dated 5 May 2014 (the "Law") entering into force on 1 January 2016. Amendments have also been made to the Russian Tax Code and the Employment Law. Although the Law … Read more

Russia: Compliance with local laws is increasingly important for multi-nationals

Compliance with local employment and immigration laws is an area of increasing interest to Russian regulatory authorities. Multi-national companies operating in Russia may be surprised by many aspects of Russian law, and should take particular note of the requirements given that non-compliance can have serious consequences. Some of the key points to note are set … Read more