Tag Archives: paternity

Singapore: Focus on fixed-term employees

On 31 July 2017 the Tripartite Alliance issued the Tripartite Standard on Employment of Term Contract Employees (First Standard), (Tripartite Standards). The Tripartite Standards are the first of five new standards seek to encourage fair and progressive labour practices in … Continue reading

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Filed under Jurisdiction: Asia, Termination of employment, Working hours (including holiday, sick leave, overtime, rest breaks), Workplace flexibility and family-friendly rights

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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Singapore: Compliance checks- changes to entitlements effective 1 July 2017

Changes to shared parental leave and adoption leave entitlements as well an increase in the re-employment age ceiling will take effect from 1 July 2017. This is a good juncture for companies to review their employment policies to ensure they … Continue reading

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UK: April 2017 changes – apprenticeship levy, tribunal compensation limits, national minimum wage, statutory benefits and immigration skills charge

From 6 April 2017 UK employers with an annual pay bill of or over £3 million will be required to pay an apprenticeship levy at a rate equivalent to 0.5% of their payroll costs, subject to an offset allowance of … Continue reading

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Filed under International mobility (including secondments, migrant workers, territorial jurisdiction), Jurisdiction: UK, Termination of employment, Workplace flexibility and family-friendly rights

UK: New publications

GEO new guide for employers on Recruitment and Retention of Transgender Staff. Guidance from the Committee on Standards in Public Life on how public authorities and companies offering outsourced public services can maintain ethical standards, including recommendations to implement a … Continue reading

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Filed under Jurisdiction: UK, Resources, Whistleblowing, Workplace culture, diversity and discrimination (including bullying and harassment)

Australia: Fair Work Amendment Act 2015 – Summary of Changes

The Fair Work Amendment Act 2015 (Cth) (FW Amendment Act) came into force on 27 November 2015 and amends the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (FW Act). This article summarises the key changes to the FW Act made by the … Continue reading

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Saudi Arabia: Key changes to labour law

Saudi Arabia’s Council of Ministers has approved amendments to the Kingdom’s labour laws, but has delayed the implementation of new Saudisation requirements.

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Filed under Jurisdiction: Middle East, Terms of employment contracts, Working hours (including holiday, sick leave, overtime, rest breaks)

UK: new tribunal compensation limits and statutory benefit rates from April 2015

From 6 April 2015, the cap on the unfair dismissal compensatory award will increase from £76,574 to £78,335 and the cap on weekly pay (used to calculate the unfair dismissal basic award and statutory redundancy pay) will increase from £464 … Continue reading

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Hong Kong: Paternity leave laws in force from 27 February 2015

The Hong Kong Legislative Council has finally introduced laws to entitle private sector male employees to paternity leave.  From 27 February 2015, male employees will be entitled to take up to three days of paternity leave in recognition of the … Continue reading

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UK: New resources

BIS has made available a new online calculator for maternity, paternity and shared parental leave.  It has also updated its shared parental leave guidanceto include additional Q&A on early births and the interaction between shared parental leave and pay and … Continue reading

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