Mondaq Asia Pacific: Employment and HR
Clyde & Co
The past six months has seen an increasing number of manslaughter and recklessness charges being pursued against individuals following work health and safety incidents.
Jones Day
In this edition of the Update, we discuss two significant developments that are likely to have far-reaching impacts for employers and employees across Australia.
Corrs Chambers Westgarth
The article highlights the key changes to Queensland industrial relations regulation implemented by the new legislation.
Fisher Phillips LLP
China's new cyber security law (Law) could have far-reaching impacts for companies that do business there.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
With these new measures applied to employers, it's recommended that enterprises conduct self-evaluations of their employment law compliance, and remediate any problems as soon as possible.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
The Chinese Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security (MHRSS) has launched a new nationwide grading system to evaluate employers' employment law compliance.
Mayer Brown JSM
In a recent employees' compensation appeal case of Wan Jingyi v. Hoo Chun Wing T/A Kai Chun Good Well & Ors., Hong Kong's Court of Appeal has unanimously upheld the lower Court's decision to dismiss...
Khaitan & Co
In line with its emphasis on easing costs for compliance with employment laws, the Central Government has come out with an important notification to reduce the administrative charges...
Singh & Associates
The Ministry of Labour and Employment vide its Notification dated 20 January, 2017 being G.S.R. 62(E) notified further amendment to the Employees' State Insurance (Central) Rules, 1950...
Proskauer Rose LLP
India's Parliament has officially passed an increase to maternity leave in India.
Khaitan & Co
The Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill 2016 (MB Bill) to amend the Maternity Benefit Act 1961 (MB Act) was passed by the Lok Sabha (Lower House) on 9 March 2017 and was previously passed by Rajya Sabha (Upper House) on 11 August 2016,
S.S. Rana & Co. Advocates
The Maintenance of Register Rules have reduced the number of registers the employers were required to maintain earlier.
SKP Business Consulting LLP
A mere mention of the word "bonus" can bring a smile to an employee . But the burden of cost and legislative compliances that the payment of bonus carries with it, has always spelt double trouble for employers.
Nishith Desai Associates
The Indian government has allowed employers to maintain consolidated registers under 9 national level labour laws.
Khaitan & Co
On 21 February 2017, the Ministry of Labour and Employment, Government of India (Ministry) has notified the Ease of Compliance to Maintain Registers under various Specified Labour Laws Rules 2017 (Ease of Compliance Rules).
In the APAC region, a key trend has been legal change driven by the changing demographics of ageing populations, with many governments across the region passing or proposing laws that address retirement ages...
Wynn Williams Lawyers
This article outlines when you may need to focus on training and development in the performance management of staff.
Wynn Williams Lawyers
Where work has been disrupted, operators may need guidance on how to continue employing those who rely on them for work.
Wynn Williams Lawyers
From a health and safety point of view, your obligation is to do whatever is reasonable to eliminate or minimise risk.
Cavell Leitch
Post 1 April 2017, any employment agreements that do not comply with the new rules are likely to be subject to scrutiny.
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The proposed changes to the Maternity Benefit Act does a lot to bring India on par with international standards. However, some of the changes proposed could significantly increase costs for employers.
Starting 1 January 2017, employers will need to make contributions under the ESI Act for a larger pool of employees since the wage ceiling for applicability of this statute has been increased...
Khaitan & Co
The Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) Act, 1970 (CLRA Act) is aimed at regulating employment of contract labour in establishments and the abolition of contract labour in certain circumstances.
Nishith Desai Associates
The constitutional principle of ‘equal pay for equal work' has been upheld by the Supreme Court of India ("SC") with respect to temporary employees' vis-à-vis permanent employees in the government sector.
Samvad Partners
This is an update on the Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill, 2016, which has recently received assent from the Rajya Sabha on August 11, 2016.
Kochhar & Co.
Where there is uncertainty regarding suitability of a candidate for a particular job, it is usual to offer employment to such candidate on a probation basis.
Kott Gunning
The judgments provide some comfort to businesses that wish to strictly enforce policies in sympathetic circumstances.
Kott Gunning
This decision outlines the potential pitfalls of an employee making public comments on Facebook outside of work hours.
Singh & Associates
The Ministry of Labor & Employment on 22 December 2016 vide its Notification being G.S.R. 1166(E) and in exercise of the powers conferred by section 95 of the Employees' State Insurance Act, 1948.
Colin Biggers & Paisley
This is a reminder for businesses to include robust termination provisions in their independent contractor agreements.
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