Terms of employment contracts

Australia: Fair Work Amendment (Casual Loading Offset) Regulations 2018 (Cth) takes effect

On Monday 17 December 2018, the Fair Work Amendment (Casual Loading Offset) Regulations 2018 (Cth) (Amending Regulation) was registered and took effect from 18 December 2018. The Amending Regulation amends the Fair Work Regulations 2009 (Cth). The Amending Regulation is … Continue reading

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Australia: Top 10 Trends in Employment and Industrial Relations – 2018

Just in time for your holiday reading, we’ve compiled our Top 10 Trends in employment and industrial relations in Australia for 2018. Click here to review our selection. We’d love to hear your thoughts if you have any comments.

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Australia: Fair Work Amendment (Repeal Four Yearly Review and other Measures) Bill 2017 passes

Late on Wednesday 5 December 2018, the Fair Work Amendment (Repeal Four Yearly Review and Other Measures) Bill 2017 (Bill) was passed by both houses of Parliament The Bill received royal assent on 11 December 2018 creating a Commencement Date … Continue reading

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Australia: Casual employment and double dipping continues to take centre stage

In our previous Legal Briefing we discussed the flurry of recent activity with plaintiff-focussed litigation funders and law firms instituting and threatening to commence class action claims in the mining, direct sales and marketing, and labour hire sectors over the alleged … Continue reading

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Thailand: Proposed Amendments to the Labour Protection Act

On 21 September 2018, the Minister of Labour announced the National Legislative Assembly’s (“NLA“) in principle approval of the draft amendment (“Draft Amendment“) to the Labour Protection Act B.E. 2541 (1998) (“Act“). Key changes and implications for employers are discussed … Continue reading

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Singapore: Restraint of Trade Provisions

It is common for employers to include restraint of trade provisions in employment contracts. However, such provisions are generally unenforceable unless it can be shown that there is a legitimate proprietary interest to protect and the restraint goes no further … Continue reading

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Asia: Comparative Table on LGBTI Benefits – Part 2

In part two of our comparative table here, we consider whether employers may offer benefits to LGBTI employees and their spouses/partners in Thailand, Indonesia and Japan.

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Asia Employment, Pensions and Incentives Update

Authors: Fatim Jumabhoy, Partner, Singapore, Rebecca Lim, Associate, Singapore, Tess Lumsdaine, Senior Associate, Hong Kong Our penultimate e-bulletin of the year, looks at some interesting developments across the region.

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Australia: Employment class actions threaten to disrupt employers and unions alike

Over the past decade at least, many businesses have become alert to the burgeoning trend of class action law suits in Australia. Class actions, for example, have been commonly used to litigate shareholder actions and product liability claims. But until recently, … Continue reading

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Asia: comparative table on LGBTI benefits – Part 1

In part one of our comparative table here, we consider whether employers may offer benefits to LGBTI employees and their spouses/partners in Singapore, Hong Kong and China.

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