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.