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  • Employment law in Thailand – an overview

    Inbrief

    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

    Inbrief

    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

    Inbrief

    31 March 2017

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

  • Corporate social responsibility

    Inbrief

    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

    Inbrief

    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

    Inbrief

    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

    Inbrief

    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.

  • Data protection and employment

    Inbrief

    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

    Inbrief

    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

    Inbrief

    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.

  • Flexible working - the right to ask

    Inbrief

    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

    Inbrief

    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

    Inbrief

    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

    Inbrief

    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.

  • TUPE

    Inbrief

    11 January 2017

    The Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 and previous versions of the regulations (which have been in force in the UK since 1981) implement the European Acquired Rights Directive, the general purpose of which is to safeguard employee rights in the transfer of a business.

  • Immigration law in Vietnam - an overview

    Inbrief

    30 December 2016

    A business visit is generally a short term trip in order to undertake business related activities for which the Immigration Authorities in the destination country would not require the individual to have employment or work authorisation.

  • Immigration law in the Philippines - an overview

    Inbrief

    30 December 2016

    A business visit is generally a short term trip in order to undertake business related activities for which the Immigration Authorities would not require the individual to have employment or work authorisation.

  • Immigration law in Japan - an overview

    Inbrief

    30 December 2016

    This inbrief is designed to provide a general overview about business visits and employment authorisation requirements for Japan. 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.

  • Immigration law in Macau - an overview

    Inbrief

    30 December 2016

    A business visit is generally a short term trip in order to undertake business related activities for which the Immigration Authorities in the destination country would not require the individual to have employment or work authorisation.

  • Immigration law in the Republic of Korea - an overview

    Inbrief

    30 December 2016

    A business visit is generally a short term trip in order to undertake business related activities for which the Immigration Authorities in the destination country would not require the individual to have employment or work authorisation.

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