UK: EHRC publish new best practice guidance on use of confidentiality agreements (or “NDAs”) in discrimination cases

The Equality and Human Rights Commission has this week published new Guidance on the use of confidentiality agreements in discrimination cases.  The Guidance is non-statutory and much of its content is expressed to be ‘good practice’ rather than setting out legal requirements.  Key recommendations include that in most cases employers should not use confidentiality agreements … Read more

United States Employment Update: Summer 2019

It’s been a busy summer for employment law changes, and there are a number of upcoming compliance deadlines which may impact your business. These, and other key developments, are outlined below. September 30, 2019 Deadline For Submitting EEO-1 Pay Data By September 30, 2019, employers covered by EEO-1 reporting requirements (generally, employers with 100 or … Read more

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

Middle East: webinar on the new DIFC Employment Law

Webinar: The new DIFC Employment Law Wednesday 11 September 2019, 2.30pm – 3.30pm UAE time The new DIFC Employment Law (Employment Law, DIFC Law No. 2 of 2019) was recently enacted by His Highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, in his capacity as Ruler of Dubai, … Read more

UK: recent additions to Employment Notes

Updates recently added to our Employment Notes blog cover important rulings on privacy rights, holiday pay, covert recording and other topics, as well as the host of Government consultations and responses published in July 2019 (including confirmation of reforms on NDAs and redundancy protection during pregnancy/family leave). Please click on Read More for a full … 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: further developments promised on ‘NDAs’ and sexual harassment law

The Government has confirmed that it is going ahead with its proposals to regulate confidentiality clauses in settlement agreements and employment contracts, largely as set out in its March consultation. The consultation response confirms that, “when Parliamentary time allows”, the Government intends to: legislate to ensure that a confidentiality clause cannot prevent an individual disclosing … Read more