Asia

JCB factory

JCB cuts workers’ hours as coronavirus hits supply chain

JCB is set to cut hours and production as the coronavirus outbreak affects component supply from China.

Coronavirus: Employers ‘quarantining’ own staff before trade show

7 Feb 2020

Employers are quarantining their own staff as the coronavirus outbreak...

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }
coronavirus

How employers should respond to the coronavirus outbreak

7 Feb 2020

Organisations must monitor employees' travel plans and ensure discrimination does not occur in the face of the coronavirus threat.

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Coronavirus: Cathay Pacific employees asked to take unpaid leave

5 Feb 2020

Cathay Pacific Airways has asked its employees to take three weeks’ unpaid leave after it was forced to cut 90%...

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }
coronavirus

Coronavirus arrives in the UK

30 Jan 2020

Aircraft from Wuhan with 110 passengers due to arrive in UK at 1.30pm - passengers set for 14 days' quarantine.

Continue Reading Comments { 1 }
Florence Widdicombe holding a Tesco Christmas card from the same pack that contained a message from a Chinese prisoner.

Tesco’s China Christmas story reveals modern slavery vulnerability

23 Dec 2019

The vulnerability of UK supermarkets’ supply chains to inhumane labour practices has once again been demonstrated by the news that...

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Businesses find themselves in modern slavery limbo

22 Nov 2019

With legal action hovering over British American Tobacco, and G4S shares being blacklisted by an investment fund, it’s clear that...

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Real pay growth in Europe lagging far behind Asia

11 Nov 2019

Real salary growth across Europe is expected to slow in 2020, with wage increases lagging far behind pay awards seen...

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Warnings as Brexit and China stifle recruitment firms

8 Oct 2019

Two of the UK’s largest recruitment firms have both issued lacklustre trading statements as market conditions deteriorate, a trend confirmed with the latest data from the UK resourcing industry.

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }
Germany's capital, Berlin

Germany lags behind as gender pay gap narrows

27 Mar 2019

The UK’s slight gender pay gap narrowing means it is in step with other economically similar nations. But Germany has...

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

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...

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

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...

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }
Jakarta, Indonesia's capital city, is home to more than 10 million people.

Employment law in Indonesia: 10 key facts

3 Aug 2016

Indonesia is the fourth most populous country in the world. It comprises 17,500 islands spanning three time zones. It is...

Continue Reading

Employment law in Japan: 10 surprising facts

14 Mar 2016

The traditional Japanese idea of “lifetime employment”, with a full-time employee working for the same employer until retirement, has been...

Continue Reading
Annual leave

Congratulation leave? Unusual types of leave from around the world

14 Jan 2016

Anyone thinking that the UK’s upcoming grandparental leave is unnecessary meddling by law-makers should look beyond these shores at the...

Continue Reading