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Recent developments for the third quarter 2012

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • Australia, China, European Union, France, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Singapore, Taiwan, United Kingdom, USA
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  • January 8 2013

This letter is from the Global Equity Services ("GES") group in San Francisco, Chicago and New York. Attorneys in the GES practice group work

Failure to notify union renders employee termination unlawful

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • China
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  • September 28 2011

A court in Yancheng City, Jiangsu Province recently ruled a public transportation company's termination of a vehicle attendant unlawful for failure to notify the labour union before the actual termination pursuant to the Employment Contract Law

Mandatory pay audits: coming to a tribunal near you

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • United Kingdom
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  • July 11 2012

The Government has confirmed that it is intending to proceed with its proposal to give Employment Tribunals the power to impose pay audits on employers who are found to have discriminated because of sex in contractual or non-contractual pay

MOHRSS issues draft labor dispatch

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • China
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  • September 4 2013

The Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security ("MOHRSS") finally issued the draft Labor Dispatch Regulations in August 2013 for public comment

Highest court in Guangdong Province clarifies position on key employment issues

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • China
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  • September 5 2012

Recently, the Guangdong Province High People’s Court and Guangdong Province Employment Dispute Arbitration Commission jointly issued meeting minutes (“High Court Minutes”) to provide guidance to lower-level courts and arbitrational panels on several significant employment dispute questions

New developments on hot temperature subsidy requirements

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • China
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  • August 31 2011

In June, national government authorities and the All China Federation of Trade Unions issued a notice requesting authorities at all levels to inspect and supervise the protection of employees’ rights in hot weather, with particular focus on enforcement of the hot temperature subsidy requirement

Employee raises successful claim for emotional distress

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • China
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  • September 30 2010

A court in Tianjin ordered a company to pay RMB333,000 in damages for emotional distress caused to one of its former employees

2012 salary negotiation will the government succeed?

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • Argentina
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  • April 2 2012

The economic conditions that Argentina has been facing over the past few years, particularly given the real annual inflation rate of over 20, has led to a depreciation in employees' salaries and purchasing power

Headquarters' headachesextraterritoriality and the courts

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • USA
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  • April 28 2010

The mobility of workers and the dispersion of employment sites have generated a new issue for employers: the question of which state's law controls an employment relationship and in which state an aggrieved employee may file suit against his or her employer when the employer conducts business in multiple states

The NLRB: year in review and a look ahead to 2014

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • USA
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  • January 3 2014

The National Labor Relations Board ("NLRB") continued its pro-labor agenda in 2013, issuing decisions generally viewed as highly favorable to