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Australia: Launching soon - Proposed labour hire licensing schemes around Australia

Australia - August 15 2017 Following various parliamentary inquiries at the Federal and State level into labour hire practices, it looks as though state-based labour hire…

Australia: Latest data on enterprise bargaining wages trends - March 2017 quarter

Australia - August 15 2017 The 'Trends in Federal Enterprise Bargaining' report for January-March 2017 was released by the Department of Employment yesterday. This data is a…

New corrupting benefits legislation - what do employers need to know now?

Australia - August 14 2017 Employers will have to adopt strict safeguards and auditing measures to ensure compliance with the new corrupting benefits legislation passed by both…

France : New rules on unemployment benefits (convention d’assurance chômage)

France - August 11 2017 On 14 April 2017 the latest unemployment insurance agreement (convention d’assurance chômage) was agreed by trade unions and employers’ organisations and...

China: Guidance on what a “major change in objective circumstances” means

China - July 31 2017 A recent judicial interpretation (Interpretation) issued jointly by the Supreme People's Court and the Labour Dispute Arbitration Committee in…

Asia: Post-employment covenants

China, Japan, Singapore, South Korea - July 31 2017 Although often included in employment contracts, the enforceability of post-employment non-competition obligations can vary greatly from jurisdiction…

Japan: 45 hour overtime cap proposed

Japan - July 31 2017 On 5 June 2017, the committee deliberating on the proposal to cap overtime made a written submission to the Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare…

Hong Kong: Legislative Council to consider reinstatement remedy for unfair dismissal claims

Hong Kong - July 31 2017 On 25 April 2017, the Employment (Amendment) Bill 2017 was introduced for first reading in the Legislative Council. This Bill follows a similar Bill…

Philippines: Compliance Check - Contracting and subcontracting

Philippines - July 31 2017 The Philippines Department of Labor and Employment ("DOLE") introduced guidelines earlier this year on the prohibition of "labor-only" contracting (ie…

Australia: Launching soon - Proposed labour hire licensing schemes around Australia

Australia - July 25 2017 Following various parliamentary inquiries at the Federal and State level into labour hire practices, it looks as though state-based labour hire…