As the pandemic recedes in many places, businesses are readying their workforce to return to the office. We discuss some of the primary measures your organisation should consider now to prepare.
In accordance with Theresa May’s Good Work Plan consultations in 2018, a number of new requirements went into effect this month for UK employers. This post addresses critical changes to written statements of employment.
Australia has made important salary-related changes to a number of modern awards. The new rules impose stricter wage-related reporting requirements on businesses with salaried employees. This post explains the change in more detail, including what you need to do to comply.
Dubai's new employment law is part of a significant expansion plan aimed at attracting and retaining talent in the UAE. The legislation introduces several highly anticipated provisions that benefit both employees and employers.
Last month, the European Court of Justice ruled that EU member states must require employers to systematically record the amount of time worked by each employee on a daily basis.
After amending its laws to strengthen protections against sexual harassment, South Korea has made legal changes to address workplace bullying. The changes have serious ramifications for multinationals with employees in South Korea.
A change to Singapore employment law will make it easier for managers and executives there to sue their employers for wrongful dismissal.
The Harvey Weinstein scandal and #MeToo movement have focused a wave of attention on workplace harassment. HR departments in the US are scrambling to revise policies and examine their company cultures. But abroad, the picture can be very different. Simply translating home-based policies into a new language for use in another jurisdiction isn’t the answer. Multinationals must learn to navigate relevant foreign laws while realizing that effectively combating harassment is as much about culture as legislation.
Last year, UK authorities started requiring organizations with 250 or more employees to gather statistics about their gender pay gaps. The results were published this month, revealing that women are underrepresented in leadership positions, that some industries are downright hypocritical in their practices, and much more.
Canada recently expanded its parental leave policy to provide better work-life balance for families. We explain why the changes are controversial, and we give an overview of family leave benefits from around the world.
Mergers and acquisitions are not all about numbers — they’re just as much about people. Integration of employees and proper blending of company cultures are critical to success, and outstanding communication is the key.
Brazil has passed a new law that amends over 100 provisions of the country’s Consolidated Labor Laws, which haven’t substantially changed since the 1940s. The law provides greater flexibility to employers and workers and could lead to millions of new jobs in the next two years.