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  • Employment law in China - an overview


    11 May 2017

    China’s strong economy, large manufacturing base and burgeoning consumer market make it an irresistible place for many Western companies to do business. This in-brief provides a snapshot of some of the key aspects of Chinese employment law. Our Hong Kong office was opened to meet a growing demand from many of our clients for coordinated employment and immigration/global mobility support across the Asia Pacific region (including China).

  • Immigration law in China – an overview


    05 May 2017

    This inbrief is designed to provide a general overview about business visits and employment authorisation requirements for China. As with all countries the immigration laws may be amended with little or no notice and this guide is designed to be general in nature.

  • Employment law in Hong Kong - an overview


    01 May 2017

    With its historical ties with the West and reputation as a “gateway” to Mainland China, it is not surprising that Hong Kong is already home for many Western companies and is top of the list for those wishing to expand into Asia Pacific. This in-brief provides an overview of employment law in Hong Kong.

  • Employment law in Thailand – an overview


    14 April 2017

    Despite several years of relative political uncertainty, the business climate in Thailand continues to be positive and welcoming to foreign investment. The country’s participation in the recently established Association of Southeast Nations (ASEAN) Economic Community can only be expected to continue this trend. This in-brief provides a snapshot of the key aspects of employment law in Thailand.

  • Ramadan - employment issues


    03 April 2017

    During the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, practising Muslims will fast from sunrise to sunset for a period of 30 days.

  • Workplace privacy: 11 ways to prepare for GDPR


    31 March 2017

    Significant changes are on the horizon; The EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) comes into force on 25 May 2018.

  • The apprenticeship levy


    23 March 2017

    The Government has committed to boost productivity by increasing the quantity and quality of apprenticeships. 

  • Corporate social responsibility


    22 March 2017

    Despite the growing trend of academic and business interest in the subject, there is no single accepted definition of Corporate Social Responsibility.

  • Disciplinary and grievance procedures - the ACAS Code


    21 March 2017

    The Acas Code of Practice on Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures is designed to provide clear, practical guidance on how to carry out disciplinaries and grievances fairly.

  • Gender pay gap reporting


    02 March 2017

    The Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017 (the “Regulations”) require employers to report on the gender pay gap in their organisation.

  • Equal Pay


    02 March 2017

    Equal pay law first developed in the UK in the 1970s after a campaign by trade unions and women’s groups. It is now a basic principle of European law that men and women who do equal work should receive equal pay. This principle is implemented in the UK today through the Equality Act 2010.

  • Adjudication


    01 March 2017

    Adjudication is a mandatory procedure for determining disputes, and was introduced in the construction industry by the Housing Grants, Construction & Regeneration Act 1996 (the “Construction Act”).

  • Data protection and employment


    23 February 2017

    Data protection legislation aims to protect privacy. Organisations using and processing personal data must do so fairly and properly.

  • Salary sacrifice arrangements


    14 February 2017

    A salary sacrifice arrangement is where an employee gives up the right to receive part of the cash salary due under their contract of employment in return for the employer’s agreement to provide some form of non-cash benefit.

  • Equality at work


    03 February 2017

    Discrimination in the workplace is governed by the Equality Act 2010. This brings together into one place all of the equality laws that had developed over a number of years, including those based on EU law. It also covers discrimination in other areas such as the provision of goods, facilities and services.

  • An agency guide to trade mark searching


    20 January 2017

    Whenever a new launch is proposed, whether it is for a product, brand, business name or an advertising campaign, there is always a risk that someone else is already using an identical or a similar name or design.

  • Flexible working - the right to ask


    13 January 2017

    Employees seeking a better balance between the demands of work and personal life may seek a change in their working arrangements – for example by part-time working, job-sharing or a change in working hours. 

  • Age discrimination in the provision of goods and services


    12 January 2017

    Since 1 October 2012, it has been unlawful to discriminate on grounds of age in the provision of goods and services. Laws banning age discrimination in an employment context have been in force since 2006.

  • Contracts of employment


    12 January 2017

    A contract of employment can be a written document, a verbal agreement, or a mixture of the two.

  • Employment law in Indonesia - an overview


    12 January 2017

    Although still a largely agrarian economy, Indonesia is rapidly industrialising and diversifying into other spheres. The continuous and steady growth of the country makes Indonesia an attractive place for business in the coming years. It is important that organizations currently doing business in the country or considering doing so are aware of the often strict employment laws in Indonesia.

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