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Global employment and labor law update, June 2018

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12-06-2018

Welcome to our global employment law update. Drawing on our international team's experience, our aim is to keep you up to date with recent key developments to help you manage your global employment challenges. We do hope you find it useful. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you wish to find out more.

Global employment update by country

North America

USA
Significant Supreme Court decision on enforcing employment class action waivers More

Middle East

Saudi Arabia
A summary of recent employment regulation developments, including group dismissals notifications, childcare for female employees and jobs restricted to Saudi nationals More

United Arab Emirates
Changes to the status of part-time work in the UAE More

Asia

Hong Kong
A round up of employment law developments in Hong Kong More

Africa

South Africa
A new national minimum wage for South Africa More

Tunisia
Tunisia looks to enact data protection legislation to avoid being blacklisted by the EU, plus privacy concerns over a biometric identity card and help for graduates More

Europe

European Union
Changes agreed affecting the treatment of mobile EU workers More

Austria
New sick pay rules and a ban on smoking at work More

Czech Republic
New allowance for employees who are also long-term carers More

Denmark
Significant changes to the way employee holiday is accrued and taken in Denmark More

Finland
New controls on the use of flexible hours contracts and a Trade Secrets Act More

Germany
Case law provides guidance on revoking post-contractual restrictive covenants More

Hungary
Hungary anticipates changes to employment data processing rules, reflecting the GDPR More

Italy
The Foodora case: first judicial decision in Italy on the status of gig economy workers More

Poland
Changes to the rules on personnel files and methods of payment, plus new background screening by financial institutions More

Russia
New rules for state monitoring of employer compliance with Russian labor law More

Slovakia
Significant employment law changes in Slovakia from 1 May 2018 More

Spain
New gender pay gap legislation proposed in Spain, plus Supreme Court decides on employee email privacy limits More

Sweden
Improving the protection of employers’ trade secrets, plus changes to occupational pensions and seasonal employment rules More

Switzerland
Employers should review their employment contracts after two landmark court decisions, including the use of contractual penalties and arbitration clauses More

United Kingdom
A summary of recent British employment law developments More

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