Under the Personal Information Protection Act (“PIPA”) any company which handles personal data will be deemed a ‘data handler’ and must comply with strict requirements. This includes employee personal data.
Despite clear rules requiring both employers and employees to contribute to state social insurance schemes, many companies still remain in breach. In a crackdown intended to increase compliance, the tax authority will now be overseeing social insurance contributions.
Human rights continue to keep the pressure on Thailand’s fishing industry, as forced labour and exploitation claims get increasing exposure. Human rights groups continue to report of coercive labour practices in Thailand, in particular, in the fishing industry. In 2015, … Continue reading
A recent decision of the Industrial Court of Malaysia has confirmed the position that in a claim for unfair dismissal, the primary remedy is reinstatement. If an employee does not seek reinstatement, the court has no further jurisdiction over the … Continue reading
The Hong Kong Competition Commission (the “Commission“) recently released an advisory bulletin indicating that it has encountered a number of situations where businesses have engaged in employment-related practices which may give rise to competition concerns. Our employment and competition teams … Continue reading
Effective remuneration and incentive models are crucial to ensuring that management teams and key personnel are incentivised to stay with the business and contribute to its on-going success. This is a particular concern for investors following an acquisition. There are … Continue reading
This month we consider some common questions when considering the dismissal of poor performing employees. First off we look at the position in key jurisdictions in North Asia.
On 28 November 2017, the State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs (SAFEA), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) and the Ministry of Public Security (MPS) jointly issued the Implementation Measures for Foreign Talent Visas (Measures). The Measures provide the standards … Continue reading
On 14 September 2017, the Tokyo District Court interpreted and applied the meaning of “unreasonable differences” to the benefits enjoyed by permanent and fixed term employees at Japan Post. The decision provides guidance on which benefits are exclusively available to … Continue reading