16 Dec 2019

Welcome to the latest edition of our International Employment Newsletter – designed to ensure that those of you dealing with HR at an international level are kept up-to-date on changes to employment laws in some of the key business nations. As always, this edition is packed full of the latest legal developments across the globe.

As we enter the festive period and many of us look forward to spending time away from work at one of the busiest times of the year, it is refreshing to see that one theme that resonates across many of the articles, is the introduction of new measures aimed at promoting a better work-life balance. For example, in both the Philippines and the Czech Republic, there is a clear push to introduce more flexible working arrangements for employees, whilst in Estonia, a new “daddy-month” will be introduced next year to allow fathers a paid month’s leave to spend time with their young children. Enhanced rights for carers also feature amongst next year’s developments both in South Korea and Austria. Our thanks go as always to all who contributed to this edition.

As many of you will know, Taylor Vinters specialises in providing employment law assistance to multinationals across their countries of operation through its international counsel model. Known as ONE, our model selects experienced, appropriate law firms wherever you need them globally; all managed as ONE integrated service, with ONE primary adviser and ONE point of contact. ONE is capable of delivering new standards of quality and consistency in the way global legal services are provided meaning that it has the potential to transform the way that business is done worldwide.

If you wish to discuss an employment law issue in one of your countries, or find out more about ONE, please do not hesitate to contact me or your usual contact at Taylor Vinters.

In the meantime, I wish you all a peaceful Christmas and look forward to working with you in 2020.

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