Global Trends

Daniel Turinsky, Garrett Kennedy

"A common theme throughout 2019 has been an expansion of efforts to protect employees, freelancers and independent contractors from unsafe or inappropriate workplace conditions and to promote a more respectful, inclusive and positive workplace environment..."

Brazil

Antonio Carlos Aguiar, Carlos Eduardo Dantas Costa
Peixoto & Cury Advogados (Sao Paulo), Peixoto e Cury Advogados

"Brazilian labour laws have been subject to major changes over the last two years..."

France

Marie Durand-Gasselin, Philippe Danesi

"In the autumn of 2017, President Macron unveiled his labour law reforms aimed at increasing the economic attractiveness and competitiveness of France by bringing more security to employment relationships, simplifying and strengthening the social dialogue and promoting collective bargaining at company-level in order to better address the companies’ operational constraints..."

Germany

Eva Einfeldt, Janine Krupa
DLA Piper UK LLP, DLA Piper

"The most significant development certainly concerns HR data protection and compliance matters..."

India

Atul Gupta
Trilegal (Bangalore), Trilegal

"In India, employers find it challenging to properly comply with the large number of labour and employment laws that often overlap and sometimes also contradict each other..."

Italy

Alberto De Luca
De Luca & Partners (Milan), De Luca & Partners

"The employment law environment has been subject to significant changes over the past decade, which have been further intensifying since 2015, with opposing parties alternating as the guide of the country..."

Japan

Keiji Nasuda, Lawrence Carter
DLA Piper Tokyo Partnership, DLA Piper

"The most important new developments in Japan over the past year are the implementation of parts of the work-style reform laws – a set of major amendments to Japanese employment laws..."

Morocco

Mehdi Kettani
DLA Piper (Casablanca), DLA Piper

"In 2019, the Court of Cassation rendered a judgment in which it held that a foreign employee was entitled to the same rights regarding the severance pay as a local employee..."

Russia

Artem Pravdin, Maria Gorlenko, Vladislav Mazur
DLA Piper (Moscow), DLA Piper

"The use of information technology affects all areas of our lives..."

Spain

Enrique Ceca
Ceca Magán Abogados (Madrid), Ceca Magán Abogados

"This past year, the goal of new legislation or at least the important legislation, has developed around two ideas: equality, and work and family balance..."

Turkey

Nuri Bodur
Bodur Law Firm (Istanbul), Bodur Law Firm

"As of 1 January 2018, all individual labour disputes between employers and employees for receivables, compensation and reinstatement claims must first be referred to a mediator and then to litigation if there has been no settlement before the mediator..."

United Kingdom

Caroline Noblet
Squire Patton Boggs (London), Squire Patton Boggs

"One of the key changes to highlight would have to be the government’s plans to reform the labour market here in the UK..."

United States

"In the past year, employers in the US have been faced with laws providing for increased protections, at the state and local level, for workers against discrimination and harassment, as well as laws designed to eradicate gender-based pay inequities, increase minimum wages, curtail reliance on criminal records in considering job applicants and provide for paid family leave..."