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Japan: Differing Conditions Between Permanent and Fixed Term Employees

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

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Filed under Employment status (including agency workers, casual workers, use of contractors and 'dispatch' arrangements), Jurisdiction: Asia, Remuneration (including bonus and incentive plans), Working hours (including holiday, sick leave, overtime, rest breaks)

India: Maharashtra Adopts Model Shop and Establishments Legislation

By way of the Maharashtra Shops and Establishments Act, 2017, the state of Maharashtra has adopted the Central Government’s model legislation intended to increase the ease of doing business and boosting employment opportunities for women. The Act represents significant reform … Continue reading

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Singapore: Amendments to the Singapore Employment Act

Following a public consultation on the review of the Singapore Employment Act (the “EA”), the Ministry of Manpower (“MOM”) announced on 5 March 2018 that amendments to the EA will be implemented effective 1 April 2019.

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Filed under Business sales/transfers, Employment-related claims- procedure and form, Jurisdiction: Asia, Termination of employment, Working hours (including holiday, sick leave, overtime, rest breaks), Workplace flexibility and family-friendly rights

UK: No short cuts when calculating holiday pay for casual workers

The EAT in Brazel v The Harper Trust has ruled that employers must calculate holiday pay for term-time (or other casual) workers using the normal rate of pay averaged over the 12 weeks prior to holiday being taken, in accordance … Continue reading

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Hong Kong: Labour Department Enforcement Actions in 2017

The Legislative Council Panel on Manpower has released a report on enforcement actions taken by the Labour Department during 2017 (Paper) which shows an increase in the number of convictions for breaches of the Employment Ordinance (EO) and other labour … Continue reading

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Taiwan: Further Changes to the Labor Standards Act

Prompted by criticisms from both employers and employees to its amendments to the Labor Standards Act (the “Act”) in December 2016 (the “first amendments”), the Taiwanese Government proposed further revisions to the Act (the “further amendments”), less than a year … Continue reading

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UK: gig economy developments, including important ECJ ruling on holiday pay, Uber and Deliveroo rulings on worker status, and delay to government proposals

The ECJ has agreed with the Advocate-General’s opinion in King v Sash Windows that workers denied paid holiday can carry over their 4 weeks’ statutory holiday entitlement indefinitely and be paid in lieu of the entire accrued untaken entitlement on … Continue reading

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UK: Statutory holiday pay must take account of voluntary overtime

The EAT has upheld first instance tribunal decisions that the calculation of statutory holiday pay (for the 4 weeks’ EU-derived holiday) should reflect voluntary overtime, voluntary standby and voluntary call out payments, provided that the work has been undertaken with … Continue reading

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UK: Gig economy- Taylor Review released

The Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices “Good Work” was published yesterday. It considers how technology platforms have impacted working practices and the rights of workers, and examines whether our current legislative and regulatory framework is fit for purpose. The … Continue reading

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South Korea: new government announces proposals to increase support for work-life balance

South Korea's new President Moon Jae-In has announced the Government's support for greater work-life balance for Korean employees, including proposals to curb Korea's notoriously long work days, broaden parental leave and ease the burden of childcare costs. Following President Moon … Continue reading

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