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Global employment and labour law update, June 2017

  • United Kingdom
  • Employment law

01-06-2017

Welcome to our global employment law update. Drawing on our international expertise, 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

Asia

Hong Kong
Employee reinstatement proposal gets go-ahead, plus same sex marriage developments

China
China’s new Cybersecurity Law affects employee data transfers outside of China

North America

USA
OSHA delays workplace illness and injuries electronic reporting rule

Middle East

Saudi Arabia
Changes to employment regulation in Saudi Arabia

United Arab Emirates
Emiratisation updates for private sector employers

Africa

South Africa
Summary dismissal and witchcraft in the workplace

Europe

European Union
Twelve month countdown to the General Data Protection Regulation begins, plus proposed new work-life balance directive

Austria
Changes to the dismissal protection for older employees and to the employment of non-EEA workers

Belgium
New legislation gives employers and employees greater flexibility, including in relation to hours of work

Czech Republic
Employers must revise their zero tolerance alcohol policies following Supreme Court decision

Estonia
Management Board members became eligible for unemployment insurance benefit

Finland
Recent changes to ease administrative and financial burdens on employers

France
A new president: new plans for employment law

Hungary
Recent changes to Hungarian employment law including changes pregnant worker protection and extended rest periods

Italy
New protections for the self-employed and agile workers

Poland
Changes to the protection of pregnant and breastfeeding women, the employment of temporary agency workers and a lowering of the retirement age

Slovak Republic
EU legislation implemented on the assignment of non-EU nationals under intra-company transfers

Spain
Supreme Court releases companies from the obligation to record daily working hours

Sweden
New labour court rulings on religious belief discrimination and holding ex-employees to account for setting up a competing business

Switzerland
Employer ordered to pay more than USD 4m for disparaging former employee

United Kingdom
The election, Brexit, gender pay gaps, modern slavery and litigation alleging misclassification of employment status are all hot HR topics in our update

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