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  • Employment law in the Republic of Korea – an overview


    17 May 2017

    The Republic of Korea (often referred to as South Korea and in this in-brief as Korea) has one of Asia’s strongest performing economies and is home to some of the world’s largest brands. Despite its fast ageing population and a chronically low level of productivity, Korea continues to be popular place to invest for foreign companies.

  • Michael Burd awarded Who’s Who Legal: Thought Leader for Labour and Employment 2017

    Press Release

    16 May 2017

    Michael Burd, Chair and joint head of employment at law firm Lewis Silkin LLP, has been recognised as a Thought Leader for Labour and Employment by Who’s Who Legal.

  • Lewissilkinhouse mentioned in The Telegraph - Zero-hours contracts: what should employers think about?

    15 May 2017

    Lewissilkinhouse, the firm's flexible resourcing service, has been mentioned in The Telegraph in an article that discusses Zero-hour contracts and the benefits that flexible working can bring to businesses.

  • 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).

  • Ask About … Retail Fashion & Hospitality

    11 May 2017

    Many of our clients in the retail, fashion and hospitality sector face similar HR issues. Each month one of the members of our team will identify an issue, ask how you would deal with it and provide our advice. This month we asked Emma...

  • James Storke comments for Lawyer Monthly: Why Is Mental Health Still Taboo At Work?

    10 May 2017

    As part of Mental Health Awareness Week, James Storke has commented in an article for Lawyer Monthly which discusses the stigma attached to mental health issues and why it still persists as a workplace taboo.

  • Brexit bonfire of employment law unnecessary say employers


    05 May 2017

    Employers overwhelmingly back most existing employment rights and do not believe the current employment law framework should be revised after the UK leaves the EU according to a new report published by the CIPD and Lewis Silkin.

  • 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.

  • How to divorce the EU, in three uneasy steps

    05 May 2017

    The European Council published its official guidelines for Brexit negotiations on 29 April 2017. Lewis Silkin reported on EU Council President Donald Tusk’s circulation of negotiation guidelines to EU leaders at the end of March 2017, and the newly published guidelines are consistent with the earlier version.

  • Brexit bonfire of employment law not needed, say employers

    Press Release

    04 May 2017

    Employers back UK’s existing employment rights framework as negotiations over the country’s departure from the EU begin.

  • 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.

  • Zero hours contracts


    01 May 2017

    Zero hours contracts allow organisations to hire individuals without guaranteeing them any work.

  • Employment law in Singapore – an overview


    27 April 2017

    Singapore’s rapid economic development since it gained independence in 1965 is well documented. This economic success, combined with the country’s lightly regulated business environment, has long made it a natural “hub” for many multinational employers. This in-brief provides an overview of some of the key aspects of employment law in Singapore.

  • Employment law in Japan – an overview


    27 April 2017

    Although its historically high economic growth has long since passed, Japan’s economy is still one of the largest in the world. This economic strength, combined with the fact that Japan is a relatively mature market in the Asia Pacific region with a rich and unique culture, means that Japan remains a popular place for Western companies to do business. This inbrief outlines some of the key areas of Japanese employment law relevant to businesses operating in Japan.

  • General election 2017 - what might the manifestos say about employment law?

    27 April 2017

    Theresa May’s announcement of a snap general election caught everyone off guard. The various political parties will be rushing to fill their manifestos with headline-grabbing policies, although these will not necessarily be very well thought through.

  • Gig economy: the equality challenge?


    25 April 2017

    Sean Dempsey and David Hopper comment in HRZone on equality in the gig economy.

  • Scrapping of the Australian Temporary Work (Skilled) visa (Subclass 457)

    20 April 2017

    On 18 April 2017, the Turnbull Government announced its plans to reform the employer sponsored skilled migration visa routes.

  • May turns to June: General election called

    19 April 2017

    UK Prime Minister Theresa May has announced a general election, to be held on 8 June 2017.

  • 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. 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 Thailand). This publication provides general guidance only: expert advice should be sought in relation to particular circumstances. Our Hong Kong office can source advice through its links with Thai firms.

  • Farewell to free movement

    13 April 2017

    Samar Shams has written an article for Legalease which considers how employers and their advisers should prepare for Brexit.

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