Tag Archives: national minimum wage

Hong Kong: Unpaid internship or illegal work?

Unpaid internships are often seen as a way of providing valuable industry experience to students. However, there has been an increasing global focus on whether such arrangements also enable the exploitation of individuals to perform unpaid work. In Hong Kong, … Continue reading

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Filed under Employment status (including agency workers, casual workers, use of contractors and 'dispatch' arrangements), Jurisdiction: Asia

UK: revised Code on right to work checks, consultation on national minimum wage rules, age discrimination guide

The Home Office has published a revised Code of Practice on preventing illegal working, which reflects the ability for employers to check certain employees’ right to work records solely by online check from 28 January 2019 (see here). The Government … Continue reading

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Filed under Data protection and privacy, Jurisdiction: UK, Remuneration (including bonus and incentive plans), Workplace culture, diversity and discrimination (including bullying and harassment)

UK: Budget 2018 announces NIC change delay and new minimum wage rates

An important announcement in the Budget for employers to note was the decision to delay by a further year the introduction of employer Class 1A NICs on termination payments over £30,000, until April 2020. There will also be changes to … Continue reading

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Filed under Employment status (including agency workers, casual workers, use of contractors and 'dispatch' arrangements), Jurisdiction: UK, Termination of employment

UK: HMRC update on national minimum wage liabilities following a TUPE transfer

HMRC has issued an update confirming that, with effect from 2 July 2018, where there has been a TUPE transfer of employees, all national minimum wage  liabilities, including the full penalty amount, will now be enforced against the transferee employer, … Continue reading

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Filed under Business sales/transfers, Jurisdiction: UK, Remuneration (including bonus and incentive plans)

UK: sleep-in carers not entitled to national minimum wage while asleep

The Court of Appeal has ruled that on-call employees who have to remain available for work at a particular location but are expected to sleep will only be eligible for the national minimum wage in respect of hours when they … Continue reading

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Filed under Jurisdiction: UK, Remuneration (including bonus and incentive plans)

UK: April 2018 changes to statutory benefits, tribunal compensation, minimum wage

From 6 April 2018, the cap on the unfair dismissal compensatory award increases from £80,541 to £83,682 and the cap on weekly pay (used to calculate the unfair dismissal basic award and statutory redundancy pay) increases from £489 to £508. This gives … Continue reading

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Filed under Jurisdiction: UK, Termination of employment, Workplace flexibility and family-friendly rights

Indonesia: Minimum wage – compliance check

On 16 November 2017, the recently elected Governor of Jakarta stipulated the new provincial minimum wage of DKI Jakarta for 2018 in the amount of IDR 3,648,035.82 (or equivalent to approximately USD 270) through Governor Regulation No. 182 of 2017 … Continue reading

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Filed under Jurisdiction: Asia, Remuneration (including bonus and incentive plans)

Thailand: Amendments to the Labour Protection Act

The draft amendment to the Labour Protection Act (the LPA) has now been approved by the National Legislative Assembly on 29 June 2017, and is awaiting Royal Assent to be given by the King. Once the Royal Assent is given, … Continue reading

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Filed under Jurisdiction: Asia, Remuneration (including bonus and incentive plans)

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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Asia: The Role of Unions

Unions are becoming increasingly prevalent across Asia. Here we take a look at which aspects of the employment relationship unions may be involved in Singapore, Hong Kong, the People's Republic of China, Thailand, Indonesia, South Korea and Japan.

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Filed under Industrial/workplace relations, collective bargaining, works councils, Jurisdiction: Asia