Tag Archives: outsourcing
UK: Collective bargaining – no obligation on ‘de facto’ employer; risks of direct negotiation with employees
In Independent Workers Union of Great Britain v University of London the Central Arbitration Committee has decided that a union representing employees of an outsourcing company was not entitled to collectively bargain directly with the university to whom their services … Continue reading
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.
Employment law issues rarely determine the strategy for a multi-jurisdictional business acquisition, but they can certainly give rise to significant avoidable costs and delay if issues are not spotted in advance. In the Herbert Smith Freehills 2016 global survey, 57% … Continue reading
Sub-contracting arrangements have often been favoured by business operators in Thailand to address fluctuating workforce needs and reduce labour costs. In 2008, following a string of complaints by outsourced workers alleging exploitation at the hands of business operators, a new … Continue reading
In our April e-bulletin, we provided an update on recent regulatory developments in Indonesia that limit outsourcing by companies by restricting the occupations in which outsourcing may be implemented. Here we consider how Ministry of Manpower Regulation 19 of 2012 (Regulation … Continue reading
One of the key issues on any outsourcing is what happens to the employees involved in the service. The answer will be determined largely by the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (TUPE). Government plans to reform TUPE … Continue reading
A recent regulation issued and enacted by the Minister of Manpower provides some clarification on when outsourcing activities may be implemented and requires outsourcing companies in certain circumstances to guarantee continuity of work for fixed term outsourced employees.
The ability to use atypical workers through outsourcing or labour hire as a device for employers to avoid employment costs and liabilities is becoming more limited in Asia through increased regulation and also through case law developments. In Indonesia, outsourcing … Continue reading