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UK: guidance for employers on actions to close the gender pay gap

United Kingdom - August 8 2018 On 1 August 2018 the Government Equalities Office (GEO) confirmed that 100% of employers covered by the new gender pay gap reporting obligation have…

UK: parliamentary committee recommends reforms for gender pay gap reporting

United Kingdom - August 8 2018 On 2 August 2018 the House of Commons’ Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee published a report on the gender pay gap reporting…

Australia: Labour Hire Licensing in Victoria - Consultation on draft regulations

Australia - August 7 2018 On 7 August 2018, the Victorian Government opened a period of public consultation for the exposure draft Regulations under the Labour Hire Licensing…

Australia: Federal Modern Slavery bill introduced to parliament

Australia - June 29 2018 Closely following the passage of the NSW Modern Slavery Act on 21 June 2018 (NSW Act), a federal Modern Slavery Bill was introduced to Parliament on…

Thailand: Respecting Workers’ Rights

Thailand - June 26 2018 Human rights continue to keep the pressure on Thailand’s fishing industry, as forced labour and exploitation claims get increasing exposure. Human…

Korea: Handling Employee Data

South Korea - June 26 2018 Under the Personal Information Protection Act (“PIPA”) any company which handles personal data will be deemed a ‘data handler’ and must comply with…

Malaysia: Reinstatement Must be Sought by Employees in Unfair Dismissal Claims

Malaysia - June 26 2018 A recent decision of the Industrial Court of Malaysia has confirmed the position that in a claim for unfair dismissal, the primary remedy is…

China: Compliance Check - Is Your Company Compliant with its Social Insurance Obligations?

China - June 26 2018 Despite clear rules requiring both employers and employees to contribute to state social insurance schemes, many companies still remain in breach. In…

APAC: Background Checks

Asia-Pacific - June 26 2018 This month, we consider whether employers can conduct background checks by way of social media/internet searches on prospective employees, focussing…

Australia: Modern slavery legislation introduced into NSW

Australia - June 25 2018 New South Wales has become the first Australian jurisdiction to introduce specific modern slavery legislation. The NSW Modern Slavery Act (NSW Act) is…