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United States Employment Update: Summer 2019
It's been a busy summer for employment law changes, and there are a number of upcoming compliance deadlines which may impact your business
United States
19 Sep 2019
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Covert Recording By Employee May Not Be Gross Misconduct
The Employment Appeal Tribunal has ruled that covert recording by an employee will not always be a breach of the implied duty of trust and confidence
UK
23 Aug 2019
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Court Of Appeal Confirms That Discrimination Because Of A Perceived Disability Is Unlawful
The Court of Appeal has confirmed that direct discrimination on grounds of perceived disability is unlawful. As the statutory definition of disability can include progressive conditions
UK
23 Aug 2019
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Plans For Single Enforcement Body For Employment Rights; Proposals On Modern Slavery Statements
The Government's consultation, Good Work Plan: establishing a new Single Enforcement Body for employment rights, seeks views by 6 October 2019 on the case for a new single enforcement body
UK
23 Aug 2019
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New Family-Friendly Rights Proposed
In July 2019 the Government published its response to a consultation on extending redundancy protections to those on family leave, but without specifying any particular timetable for doing so.
UK
23 Aug 2019
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Further Developments Promised On ‘NDAs' And Sexual Harassment Law
The Government has confirmed that it is going ahead with its proposals to regulate confidentiality clauses in settlement agreements and employment contracts
UK
23 Aug 2019
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Asia Employment, Pensions And Incentives Update August 2019
Our update this month takes a look at the periods of how fixed term contracts are calculated in Cambodia to avoid deemed permanent employment. Read more about that here.
Worldwide
22 Aug 2019
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Compliance Check: South Korea – New Laws On Workplace Harassment
New provisions regulating workplace harassment and bullying set out in South Korea's amended Labour Standards Act (the "LSA") were recently implemented on 16 July 2019.
South Korea
5 Aug 2019
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Middle East: The New DIFC Employment Law – 16 Key Changes
As we recently reported here, the new DIFC Employment Law (Employment Law, DIFC Law No. 2 of 2019) was enacted by His Highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE.
UK
25 Jul 2019
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Extending Employment Benefits To Same-Sex Couples
On 6 June 2019, the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal ruled that the Hong Kong Government could not deny spousal benefits to employees because they are in a same-sex marriage.
Hong Kong
25 Jul 2019
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Court Of Appeal Rules That Failure To Match Maternity Pay Enhancement For Shared Parental Leave Is Not Unlawful
The Court of Appeal has ruled that an employer's failure to enhance shared parental pay in the same way as enhanced maternity pay was not unlawful.
UK
11 Jun 2019
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Employees & Privilege: Dominant Purpose, Waiver And Iniquity
Two recent English decisions highlight the particular challenges when managing legal professional privilege in the context of resolving employee issues.
Hong Kong
4 Apr 2019
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No Privilege For Advice On How To "Cloak" Dismissal On Basis Of Discrimination As Dismissal For Redundancy
In a recent decision, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) found that an email containing advice from an in-house lawyer was not protected by privilege due to the "iniquity principle".
UK
5 Sep 2018
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