UK: EAT whistleblowing decision highlights importance of complying with Acas Code

A recent EAT ruling serves as a reminder to employers that a failure to follow the statutory Acas Code of Practice on disciplinary and grievance procedures can lead to a substantial uplift on an already large award for a whistleblowing dismissal, and that contractual clauses purporting to cap compensation on termination have no effect even … Read more

UK: recent rulings provide a reminder that employees with work-related stress may be able to satisfy the definition of disability

A couple of recent cases serve as a reminder that employees suffering work-related stress or anxiety may qualify as disabled for employment law purposes, meaning employers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to any elements of the employee’s role which place them at a substantial disadvantage. Under the statutory definition, an individual is disabled … Read more

UK: EAT ruling suggests employers should consider general workforce consultation at a formative stage of all redundancy proposals, regardless of scale and union/other representation

An employer should consider whether to consult at a workforce level at a formative stage of all redundancy proposals, regardless of numbers (and therefore whether the collective consultation obligations apply) and whether there is union or other existing employee representation.  Employers unable to show good reasons why they have decided not to consult at this … Read more

PRC: Employment Disputes – Social Insurance and Senior Employees

Navigating employment disputes in China can be a complex task, given the evolving interpretations of law and the wide variety of local practices. In this update, we look at three cases on social insurance and termination of senior employees’ employment. Statute of limitations on social insurance recovery Case Summary: Employee H joined Company A before … Read more

Indonesia: new regional minimum wage framework

On 10 November 2023, the Government introduced a new regulation amending the regional minimum wage framework.  This is anticipated to increase regional minimum wages that will apply from 2024. The below update looks at these changes and what it means for employers. Background In Indonesia, minimum wages are set at the regional level (ie at … Read more