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Department of Labor Attempts to Take Broad View of Joint Employment Status
  • Jones Day
  • USA
  • January 28 2016

On January 20, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division issued Administrator’s Interpretation No. 2016-1, which the agency


Japan Legal Update, Vol. 10: December 2015January 2016
  • Jones Day
  • Japan
  • January 28 2016

On November 11, 2015, a cabinet order setting the effective date of the Act on Special Measures Concerning Civil Court Proceedings for the Collective


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.”


Developments in Australian labour and employment law in 2015 and prospects for 2016
  • Jones Day
  • Australia
  • December 24 2015

Compared with recent years, 2015 was a relatively quiet year for legislative change in the labour and employment arena, due largely to the current


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


Taiwan: new guideline on employment-related noncompete restrictions
  • Jones Day
  • Taiwan
  • October 26 2015

In its recent public statement, the Ministry of Labor (the "MOL") has announced that it will soon publish a new administrative guideline with respect


Secondments and transfers: complying with annual and long service leave requirements in Australia
  • Jones Day
  • Australia
  • July 1 2011

Cross-border assignments are becoming increasingly popular with multijurisdictional employers, in order to attract employees, “up-skill” their workforces, and fill labor or skill shortages


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


Spain adopts legal measures to combat fraud
  • Jones Day
  • Spain
  • June 5 2013

The Spanish Parliament has recently passed a series of laws to combat fraud in various areas, including tax, employment and Social Security. These


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