Mondaq Asia Pacific: Employment and HR
Jones Day
The Supreme Court of New South Wales recently considered an application for an interlocutory injunction by an employer who sought to prevent an employee commencing employment with a competitor company.
Jones Day
The Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission has ruled that, in calculating redundancy payments, the employee's period of continuous service must take into account certain periods of prior casual employment.
Jones Day
Workers at embattled steelmaking and iron ore mining company Arrium have accepted a new enterprise agreement that provides for a 10 percent pay cut.
Jones Day
In order to ease the burden on companies and boost the economy, the central government has decided to decrease the contribution ratio of pension insurance, unemployment insurance, and housing fund for two years from May 1, 2016.
Jones Day
The Shanghai Municipal Human Resources and Social Security Bureau issued new Shanghai Enterprise Salary Payment Measures ("New Salary Measures"), effective from August 1, 2016 to July 31, 2021.
Jones Day
On September 1, 2016, the PRC Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security issued the Public Announcement of Major Labor and Social Security Violation Acts Measures, which will take effect on January 1, 2017.
The Sovereign Group
China's e-commerce market has exploded in recent years becoming the world's largest e-commerce market. This growth is expected to continue and the market size is expected to reach US$ 1 trillion by 2019.
Jones Day
In April 2016, the Hong Kong Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data issued a Revised Code of Practice on Human Resource Management and new Guidelines on Monitoring and Personal Data Privacy at Work...
Mayer Brown JSM
Issue 13: Third Quarter 2016 (as at September 2016)
Kochhar & Co.
Practical and theoretical training given to fresh learners to develop their professional or technical skill is called apprenticeship.
Kochhar & Co.
In the present era of cyber world, we have witnessed an increasing dependency on technology, which has left us open to threats of cyber crime.
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.
Dhir & Dhir Associates
For several years, the expatriates in India bore the brunt of being ineligible to the social security benefits.
Kochhar & Co.
Over the last decade, change in business environment due to globalization has resulted in greater business competition.
On September 6, 2016, the ESIC raised the monthly wage threshold to INR 21,000, from the current INR 15,000 for coverage under its health insurance scheme.
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.
Kochhar & Co.
Collective bargaining is a legally recognized and sanctioned tool with the employees to negotiate better working environment for themselves.
Kochhar & Co.
The relationship of an employer and employee is inherently unequal and the Industrial Disputes Act, 1947 (the "Act") was enacted keeping this aspect in mind.
Kochhar & Co.
The principal sources of law and regulations relating to employment relationships in India are the Constitution of India, 1950, labour statutes, judicial precedents and collective and individual agreements.
Kochhar & Co.
Concepts such as 'Happy Workplace', 'work-life balance', 'gender neutral workplaces' are often touted amongst companies globally.
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Khaitan & Co
The Principal Act provides for the mandatory annual payment of bonus to eligible employees of establishments which employ 20 or more persons.
On 31 December 2015 the President gave his assent to certain amendments to the Payment of Bonus Act, 1965. The amendments have increased the wage threshold for determining applicability of the Act from INR 10,000 to INR 21,000 per month.
The latest amendment to the Payment of Bonus Act, 1965 ("Principal Act") has come into effect through the Payment of Bonus (Amendment) Act, 2015 ("Amendment").
S.S. Rana & Co. Advocates
The Payment of Bonus Act, 1965 provides for the payment of statutory bonus to eligible employees. The bonus payable is to be determined on the basis of profits or on the basis of production or productivity of the establishment.
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.
Singhania & Partners LLP, Solicitors and Advocates
It is common for corporates to carry out termination of employees who do not meet their performance requirements, or are found wanting in their conduct or are incapable of working in teams.
ClarkeKann Lawyers
This recent adverse action case has demonstrated that day to day employment decisions can be a high stakes contest.
Cooper Grace Ward
Recent legislative amendments mean that certain contractual indemnities appearing in services agreements may be void.
Stacks Law Firm
It is illegal to discriminate on the basis of mental illness or mental disability, but in reality, it is not uncommon.
Kott Gunning
Constructive dismissal, in effect forced resignation, is generally poorly understood.
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