Webinar and seminar: Practical tips for managing employee issues in multi-jurisdictional business transfers

We invite you to join panel discussions with our transactional and employment lawyers who will share their top tips for managing employee transfers in multi-jurisdictional transactions. The discussions will focus on: key dos and don’ts when transferring employees in various different parts of the world, key work-arounds in particularly problematic jurisdictions, mistakes we have seen commonly … Read more

Cross-border guide: Multi-jurisdictional business transfers – employee issues

A quick reference guide to law governing employee transfers in 32 key jurisdictions in EMEA, South and Central America and Asia-Pacific:  Australia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, France, Germany, Guinea , Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Malaysia,  Myanmar, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand , People’s Republic of China , Peru, The Philippines, The Russian Federation, Singapore, South … Read more

Japan: Yet more potential labour law reform

Following the recent election the government is again examining ways of introducing more flexibility in employment contracts. The government proposes to specify certain organisations, namely those with a high proportion of employees who are foreign nationals, and those which have been trading for less than five years, and which are located in “special zones” (likely … Read more

Singapore: Foreign hiring requirements to be tightened

Singapore’s Ministry of Manpower (MOM) recently announced that it will introduce new rules requiring firms to advertise job vacancies on a new ‘jobs bank’ administered by the Singapore Workforce Development Agency (SWDA) before a firm can apply for an Employment Pass (EP). Firms identified by MOM as needing to improve their hiring practices will come … Read more

Africa: Prohibition of post-employment non-compete clauses in certain francophone jurisdictions

In the large majority of francophone countries in sub-Saharan Africa (i.e. those which are members of the Organisation pour l’Harmonisation en Afrique du Droit des Affaires (OHADA), the labour codes and some collective bargaining agreements attach more importance to employees’ ‘freedom to work’ than to protecting a company’s legitimate business interests. In most OHADA member … Read more

China: Illegal foreigners targeted by China’s new exit-entry law

Bigger fines will be imposed on foreigners illegally entering, living or working in China. Foreign executives of companies that fail to pay full remuneration to employees may also be prevented from leaving China. Refugees have been formally recognized.  These and other changes have been introduced by the "Exit and Entry Administration Law of the People's … Read more

Thailand: Government extends a deadline for the registration of migrant workers

The Cabinet has agreed to another four-month extension to a deadline for the registration of undocumented foreign workers from Burma, Cambodia and Laos. The measure will take effect from April 14, 2013. This resolution follows a series of extensions previously issued by the government in an effort to ensure that migrant workers have completed the … Read more

European Commission publishes employment and recruitment sector guide: Corporate responsibility to respect human rights

The European Commission has published guidance for the employment and recruitment sector on meeting the corporate responsibility to respect human rights under the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs). The guidance sets out the steps required under the UNGPs to “know and show” a respect for human rights and has translated this … Read more

China clarifies when cross-border secondments give rise to taxable establishments

New rules regarding seconded personnel and taxable establishments in China will be effective from 1 June 2013. We recommend that non-resident enterprises review, and where necessary amend, contracts and other documents that might result in additional tax in China. The new rules are set out in the Announcement on Issues relating to Collection of Enterprise … Read more