UK: Government seeks employer views on disability workforce reporting

Further to its National Disability Strategy published in July 2021, the Government is now consulting until 25 March 2022 on the case for mandatory workforce reporting on disability by large employers (with 250 or more employees). Views are sought from employers and disabled employees on the current voluntary framework and how reporting could be increased, … Read more

Asia Employment, Pensions and Incentives Update – December 2021

Our December update covers the following: in India the Haryana State Employment of Local Candidates Act 2020 will take effect on 15 January 2022 in the State of Haryana. The law will require private sector employers to reserve 75% of jobs with a monthly salary of less than INR30,000 (approx. USD$400) to local candidates – … Read more

US: Update to “US: Federal Vaccine-or-Test Mandate Hits the Lottery System”

This post is an update to our November 16, 2021 article titled “US: Federal Vaccine-or-Test Mandate Hits the Lottery System”. Having been chosen by lottery to decide on the legality of OSHA’s vaccine-or-test mandate, including whether to uphold the Fifth Circuit’s stay of the mandate, a 2-1 majority of the Sixth Circuit decided on Friday December … Read more

Australia: Top 10 Employment, Industrial Relations & Safety trends – 2021

2021 has been another turbulent year in the employment, industrial relations and safety space in Australia. We’re proud to have worked with our clients on some of their most challenging people issues including the development of mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policies, sexual harassment and sexual assault in the workplace, and underpayments. As we move into 2022 … Read more

Australia: Victoria’s new pandemic arrangements

Overnight, the changes made pursuant to the Public Health and Wellbeing Amendment (Pandemic Management) Act 2021 (Vic) (Act) came to life in Victoria. The Act introduces a framework specific to pandemics in the Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008 (Vic) (PHW Act), which replaces the current framework that has been applied to Victoria since the … Read more

Asia Employment, Pensions and Incentives Update – November 2021

Our November update covers the following: the new Personal Information Protection Law in the PRC is discussed in our dual language update here  an overview of proposed amendments to the Employment Act in Malaysia, including maternity/paternity leave, the hiring of foreign employees and flexible work arrangements is available here  our summary of a recent Hong Kong … Read more