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Australian employment law: 10 key features

Generous leave entitlements and a unique legal framework characterise Australian employment law. Qian Mou highlights 10 interesting aspects of workplaces...

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Five costly immigration changes in April 2017

22 Mar 2017

April 2017 sees another set of changes to immigration rules, including the Immigration Skills Charge and changes to minimum salary...

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HR Tech World 2017: Maersk Oil drills down on global mobility and payroll

20 Mar 2017

Making payroll globally consistent and compliant can be a challenge. How does Maersk Oil, which operates in more than 130...

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Ban on religious dress can be justified, says European Court

14 Mar 2017

An employer can justify a ban on religious dress that prevents a Muslim woman from wearing an Islamic headscarf (hijab)...

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Valentine’s Day: 10 potential problems with workplace romances

10 Feb 2017

Can employers have rules on personal relationships at work? Is it harassment for a worker to ask a colleague out...

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Employment and immigration included in Brexit White Paper

2 Feb 2017

The Government’s Brexit White Paper reiterates the importance of providing certainty on the immigration status of EU workers already based...

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Uncertainty prevails as travellers offered conflicting US immigration advice

30 Jan 2017

The US Embassy has revised its advice to travellers after President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration led to confusion....

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Seven facts about employment law in China

27 Jan 2017

What is the Chinese statutory public holiday entitlement for employees? Do employers have to pay a premium for working during...

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Theresa May’s Brexit speech: what will it mean for employment?

18 Jan 2017

Following Theresa May’s speech laying out the UK’s objectives for its exit from the EU, we round up the reaction...

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Could the UK follow the French and introduce a right to disconnect?

18 Jan 2017

French workers can now negotiate with their employer on limiting their access to emails and other work activity outside of...

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Cardiff leads British cities as UK ranks third for talent

17 Jan 2017

The UK has been ranked third in the world for “talent competitiveness”, according to research that measures countries’ ability to...

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Could “associate EU citizenship” become a worthwhile employee perk?

13 Jan 2017

The proposal by an MEP that UK nationals could take out “associate EU citizenship” could appeal to UK employers who...

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How do you decide if expatriate employees’ legal rights fall under UK or foreign law?

7 Dec 2016

The recent legal case of Jeffery v The British Council shows employers how to decide whether expatriate employees’ legal rights...

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International recruitment and immigration charges: tips for employers

6 Dec 2016

Employers will be able to reduce costs when recruiting international talent if they can “frontload” next year’s recruitment before April,...

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Singapore employment law: what changes are coming in 2017?

5 Dec 2016

To attract overseas business investment, Singapore has concluded an international network of trade agreements. Changes to Singapore employment law in...

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