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Asia: overtime and time off in lieu
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • China, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand
  • November 28 2016

A recent trend in relation to overtime is for employers to grant time off in lieu instead of paying overtime. This can be confusing in Asia as the


What is the significance of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership?
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, New Zealand, Australia, Brunei, Cambodia, China, India
  • October 20 2016

Partner Don Robertson explains the significance of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) which is currently being negotiated by 16


Asia: mutual separations and 'exiting' employees
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Singapore, Thailand
  • August 17 2016

HR practitioners and in-house counsel have often had to think about mutual separations as a way to 'exit' employees. This month, we take a look at


Asia: maternity leave entitlements
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand
  • June 10 2016

There have been a number of recent changes to statutory maternity leave entitlements in Asia. Over the next two months, we will compare the


Global Employment Pensions and Incentives Bulletin: March 2016
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Australia, South Korea, United Kingdom, USA, China, European Union, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore
  • March 1 2016

Like the elephant, the degree of change inching into many jurisdictions is sometimes easier to recognise than to define. We set out below some of the


Asia: hiring foreign workers
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Singapore
  • January 7 2016

Rules relating to the hiring of foreign workers in Asia are often complex. This month, we take a look at some key issues in Singapore, China, Japan


Global employment pensions and incentives bulletin - November 2015
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • China, European Union, France, Germany, Indonesia, USA, Japan, Singapore, Spain, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom
  • November 20 2015

With the global economy still in flux and the speed of recovery varying across temporal and geographic dimensions, it is a brave or foolish person


Asia: social security & pension contributions
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Singapore, Thailand
  • August 5 2015

Employees employed in Singapore and their employers, certain self-employed persons, and certain Singapore-citizen masters, seamen and apprentices in


Other global trade developments
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Australia, China, European Union, Japan, Singapore, USA
  • June 25 2015

The TPP is only one of many regional or global trade initiatives in place or being negotiated. Some of the most important of those initiatives are


Asia: 2015 key legal updates
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Singapore, Thailand
  • May 4 2015

This month, in conjunction with the launch of our 2015 Asia Pacific Employment Guide, we take a look at the key legal developments across the region