International mobility (including secondments, migrant workers, territorial jurisdiction)
There are complicated rules which govern when and how a foreign entity can operate in Vietnam without establishing a local entity. Companies should pay particular attention to employment structures in such circumstances.
Our article Recruitment and protection of talent: a boardroom issue for pharma is available on our pharma hub here. Technological advancement is key amongst the forces driving change in the pharmaceutical healthcare sectors, with businesses increasingly partnering with non-traditional players such … Continue reading
UK: Government’s white paper on future relationship and technical notes in the event of a Brexit no-deal
Over the summer the Government published its white paper on the future UK-EU relationship post transitional period, covering a wide range of issues including immigration and employment. On immigration, the Government stated that it recognises the importance of moving and … Continue reading
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
UK: Whistleblowing – rulings on claims against colleagues working abroad, the importance of the employer’s and whistleblower’s motivation, and scope of remedy for detriment
In its first ruling on the issue, the EAT has ruled that an employee can bring a whistleblowing detriment claim in an English employment tribunal against their colleagues working overseas provided the “substantial connection” test (previously only applied to claims … Continue reading
An increase in the incidence of inspections by the immigration authorities to workplaces reviewing the legality of the immigration status of foreign workers and business travellers means now is the time to review your mobility arrangements and ensure compliance.
Australia’s Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade (‘Committee’) has handed down its final report in its inquiry into establishing a Modern Slavery Act in Australia. The inquiry included consideration of the Australian Government’s announcement in August 2017 … Continue reading
The rights of EU citizens is one of the three issues on which sufficient progress was required before the Brexit negotiations with the EU could move onto Britain’s future relationship. The Joint Report of the negotiators issued in early December confirms … Continue reading