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Australia: Super is changing on 1 July 2022 - are you ready?

Australia - June 23 2022 There are a raft of changes to superannuation laws that are taking effect from 1 July 2022, some of which will impact how employers make…

UK employment law reform proposals - Queen’s Speech, data protection reform, labour market review, and other announcements

European Union, United Kingdom - June 21 2022 The government has an ever-lengthening to-do list when it comes to employment law reform, with several initiatives announced over the last few years…

UK: Court of Appeal ruling highlights challenges in obtaining interim injunction to enforce non-compete

United Kingdom - June 15 2022 The Court of Appeal has recently emphasised the importance of speed if an ex-employer wishes to obtain an interim injunction enforcing a non-compete…

Australia: Annual Wage Review 2021-22 decision

Australia - June 15 2022 On 15 June 2022, the Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission handed down the Annual Wage Review 2021-22 decision awarding a 5.2% increase to the…

UK: tribunal rules that ‘bald’ insult is harassment related to sex

United Kingdom - May 25 2022 A recent tribunal ruling highlights the potential for name-calling and abusive language to form the basis of a discrimination claim (in addition to…

UK: first EAT ruling on Covid-related automatic unfair dismissal claim

United Kingdom - May 25 2022 In its first Covid-related unfair dismissal case, Rodgers v Leeds Laser Cutting, the Employment Appeal Tribunal has clarified when automatic unfair…

Australia: New Paid Family and Domestic Violence entitlement for award covered employees

Australia - May 19 2022 On 16 May 2022, the Fair Work Commission reached a provisional view that a term providing for 10 days of paid family and domestic violence leave (FDV…

Hong Kong: taking mental health conditions into account - discriminatory or obligatory?

Hong Kong - April 28 2022 In a recent District Court decision C v The Chinese University of Hong Kong [2022] HKDC 77, the Court considered whether the University's decision to…

Asia: outsourcing

India, Indonesia, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Vietnam - April 28 2022 This update considers the relevant requirements and risks in relation to outsourcing arrangements across the region. Questions Indonesia Vietnam Sri…

Singapore: is there an implied duty of mutual trust and confidence at common law?

Singapore - April 28 2022 The implied duty of mutual trust and confidence requires the employer and employee not to conduct themselves in a manner calculated and likely to…