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Date: 27th February 2017

International Employment Law Update - March 2017

   
 

   

 Argentina
New rules on worker surveillance and safety

 Australia
A lesson for franchisors

 Austria 
Dismissal of niqab-wearing employee not unlawful discrimination

 Bahrain
Stopping illegal working

 Bosnia and Herzegovina
New Rulebook on employee record keeping

 Brazil 
The Brazilian office romance

 Bulgaria 
Posting an employee to Bulgaria

  Cambodia
Online system to register expat employees


Canada 
“Without Cause” dismissals at federally regulated employers

  Colombia
Maternity rights in Colombia

  Costa Rica
Paid paternity leave for single fathers

 Croatia
Changes to legal framework for foreign workers

 Czech Republic
Commercial landlords beware

 Denmark
Dismissal of childminder with a disabled child held not to be discriminatory

 Estonia
Temporarily posting employees to Estonia

 Finland
Smorgasbord of New Finnish Employment Legislation

 France
The French right to disconnect

 Germany
Tighter rules on temporary workers

 Honduras
Part time employment on the rise

 Hong Kong
Updated Guidance on HandlingDataAccess Requests(“DARs”)

 Hungary
Freedom of expression on social media

 Ireland
Trade Union Activism & Whistleblowing

 Israel
Preventing abuse in the workplace

 Italy
Attempt to revive reinstatement as remedy for unfair dismissal

 Japan
Employers told to be more flexible over childcare

 Kazakhstan
Foreign Worker Quotas

 Latvia
New law encouraging volunteer workers

 Lithuania 
Major rewrite to Lithuania’s Labour Code

 Luxembourg
Expanded rights to notice and severance pay

 Malaysia
What defines “manual work?”

 The Netherlands
When is a worker ‘self-employed’?

 Nigeria
Changes on retirement benefits and International Convention

 Peru
New rules on migration and temporary employment

 The Philippines
Duterte – death to Contractualization

 Poland
New minimum wage and more

 Qatar
New rules on “exit permits” for Qatar expats?

 Romania
Now possible to dismiss employees by email 

 Russia
Russia’s remote CEOs

 Saudi Arabia
2017 trends: further Saudisation


Serbia 
New Serbian Law on Secondment Abroad

  Singapore
The meaning of serious misconduct

 Slovak Republic
New rules on cross-border posting of employees and illegal workers

 Slovenia
Crackdown on “disguised employment”

 South Korea
Contract Renewal for Fixed-Term Employees

 Switzerland
Defining ‘homeworking’

 Taiwan
New rules on holidays, rest days & overtime





Thailand
A New Minimum Wage



Turkey
Automatic Enrolment in Private Pension Plans

 UAE
Penalties for late payment of salaries & increased parental leave

Ukraine
Minimum wage doubles



UK

The Future World of Work
Q&A: Gender Pay Gap Reporting

USA
Regulations freeze and the end of the Affordable Healthcare Act
Hold on, it’s going to be a bumpy ride.”