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Asia-Pacific labor & employment news - summer 2014

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  • Asia-Pacific, Australia, China, Japan, Singapore, Taiwan
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  • August 20 2014

According to statistics published in May 2013, Taiwan has more than 590,000 agency workers, and that number is continually rising at an unprecedented

When is a commissioned salesperson exempt from overtime in California?

  • Jones Day
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  • USA
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  • August 13 2014

California and federal law establish different requirements for the so-called "commissioned employee" overtime exemption. This exemption allows many

Senate committee recommends approval of the Fair Work (Amendment) Bill 2014 (Cth)

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  • Australia
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  • July 30 2014

The Senate Standing Committee on Education and Employment has recommended to the Senate that it approve the Fair Work (Amendment) Bill 2014 (Cth

Return to sender: terminated employee not entitled to retain company documents

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  • Australia
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  • July 30 2014

The Federal Court has held that a terminated employee is not entitled to retain documents after termination for the purposes of prosecuting a claim

Delay in reinstatement inexcusable: Perram

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  • Australia
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  • July 30 2014

Justice Perram has declined to stay an order for the reinstatement of an employee after the deadline for reinstatement had passed. Lynda Pykett sued

Federal Circuit Court opens door to discrimination claim for dismissal in event of sickness

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  • Australia
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  • July 30 2014

The Federal Court has permitted an employee, who was dismissed after taking 10 months' leave to fight cancer, to proceed in a claim against his

Law firm investigative reports no longer confidential?

  • Jones Day
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  • Australia
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  • July 30 2014

Justice Whelan of the Federal Court has held that an investigatory report into the conduct of an employee is not covered by client legal privilege

Safety on site: just what the doctor ordered

  • Jones Day
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  • Australia
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  • June 30 2014

The Fair Work Commission has held that BHP was within its rights to dismiss a boilermaker who refused to attend an appointment with a

Employees, not vigilantes

  • Jones Day
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  • Australia
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  • June 30 2014

The Fair Work Commission has held that allocating a project outside the general job description of an employee is not bullying and that an allegation

Big stick for sham contractors

  • Jones Day
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  • Australia
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  • June 30 2014

Sham contracting has earned Linkhill Pty Ltd a record fine of $313,500 this month. The company had engaged workers to renovate its properties on