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  • EU Social Security Rules


    08 May 2018

    If you have employees who are sent on secondment to work in other countries and/or employees who work in two or more countries simultaneously, you need to ensure that you and your employees are complying with your social security contributions obligations.

  • Frequently asked questions on termination payments


    27 March 2018

    Our FAQs Inbrief looks at some of the common tax questions that arise on termination of employment.

  • Agency workers


    06 March 2018

    The Agency Workers Regulations 2010 (“the Regulations”) have had a significant impact on the temporary working industry in the UK .

  • Zero hours contracts


    27 February 2018

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

  • Contingent working


    13 February 2018

    Globalisation, rapid technological advances and changing demographics all mean that many organisations are under growing pressure to become more agile in order to be in the best position to respond quickly to market changes.

  • Tax rules for employment intermediaries - what this means for agencies and employment businesses


    08 February 2018

    Anti-avoidance measures came into effect on 6 April 2014 in response to the increasing number of businesses using employment intermediaries to disguise employees or workers as self-employed, primarily to avoid paying employer’s National Insurance Contributions (NIC).

  • Employment status


    02 February 2018

    Employment status is important because an individual’s legal rights, protections and obligations will depend upon which class he or she falls into.

  • Using individuals via a services company: tax considerations


    19 January 2018

    The labour market has become more complex in recent years, with many individuals choosing to go into business on their own account and sell their services to clients either directly, as a sole trader, or through a variety of intermediaries, such as partnerships or services companies.

  • Modern slavery - transparency in supply chains


    28 December 2017

    Although many organisations take steps to promote ethical business practices and have policies to protect workers from being exploited, the Government considers that there is a significant way to go to tackle so-called “modern slavery”.

  • Irish employment law


    18 October 2017

    This Inbrief provides a whistle-stop tour of the most important Irish employment law issues, from the beginning of the employment relationship through to its conclusion.

  • European Works Councils under Irish Law


    01 September 2017

    European Works Councils are the only legally-mandated bodies for transnational information and consultation with employees in the world.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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