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Hot off the benchdecisions of interest from the Australian courts - April 2016
  • Jones Day
  • Australia
  • April 12 2016

In the Cai v Tiy Loy & Co Ltd decisions, the Federal Circuit Court imposed significant compensation orders and penalties on an employer that moved an


Federal Defend Trade Secrets Act Imposes New Notice Obligations on Employers
  • Jones Day
  • USA
  • May 13 2016

On April 27, 2016, Congress passed the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 ("DTSA"), which was signed into law by President Obama on May 11. In addition


New Federal Trade Secret Act Expands Trade Secret Rights
  • Jones Day
  • USA
  • May 13 2016

Trade secrets gained prominence as a federally protected form of intellectual property this week with the enactment of the Defend Trade Secrets Act of


DOL Mandates 100 Increase in Minimum Salary to Satisfy Fair Labor Standards Act White Collar Overtime Exemptions
  • Jones Day
  • USA
  • May 20 2016

On May 18, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor ("DOL") issued its final rule updating and revising the overtime exemptions for executive


The impact of demographic changes on companies’ HR strategies and their on companies’ HR strategies and their company pension plans
  • Jones Day
  • Germany
  • July 2 2007

As of late, discussions on demographic changes, including the impact on the Social Security system, have caused people to become generally more aware of the phenomenon of an “aging society.”


China: Maternity, Paternity, and Marriage Leave Entitlements Affect Population and Family Planning Law
  • Jones Day
  • China
  • March 23 2016

On December 27, 2015, the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress issued the amended Population and Family Planning Law ("Family


Dutch Act Impacts Liability for Companies Working with Self-Employed Contractors
  • Jones Day
  • Netherlands
  • February 5 2016

Companies often seek to engage contractors to perform certain services. This may be for a variety of reasons, often because certain contractors have


Singapore: Employment Act changes for retrenchment benefits
  • Jones Day
  • Singapore
  • May 22 2015

From April 1, 2015, an employee who has been employed in a company for at least two years may request retrenchment benefits if he or she is


Dismissal following a breakdown in working relationships was for some other substantial reason, and not for misconduct
  • Jones Day
  • USA
  • March 31 2011

Where a breakdown in working relationships was caused primarily by an employee's conduct, it does not necessarily follow that the dismissal of that employee will be on the grounds of misconduct


Hong Kong: statutory minimum wage increase
  • Jones Day
  • Hong Kong
  • October 26 2015

The statutory minimum wage rate has been raised from HK$30 per hour to HK$32.50 per hour with effect from May 1, 2015. Pursuant to section 8 of the