In order to help employers, the Japanese Cabinet has proposed that the Labour Standards Act be amended so that different rules apply to higher paid employees.
The EU Commission concluded that that Danish Holiday Act contravenes the EU Working Time Directive and gave the Danish government 2 months to respond on how they will rectify the position.
In a further attempt to reduce unemployment and also reduce the reliance on less secure work arrangements such as temporary and fixed term contracts, Italy has taken the innovative step of switching off social security requirements during the first 3 years of employment.
In a recent case, the German Federal Labour Court ruled that employee surveillance is only lawful if it can be justified based on specific substantiated facts rather than just speculation
UK employers with 250 or more will be required to publish details of their pay gap between the sexes, replacing a current voluntary scheme
Australia has held the view that a positive drug test, which had not proven the individual had any impairment, would not justify a termination of employment
The Netherlands has introduced new maternity and paternity rights through the Adjustments of Work and Care and Working Hours Act
New legislation was implemented in 2014 which requires all companies who operate an Employee Share Plan for employees working in the UK to register their plan rules
Each Member State will now have to review their domestic legislation to ensure that obesity is capable of being considered a disability and not excluded
If you’re looking at applying a non-compete to your international employees, we would recommend you seek guidance and avoid using US style agreements that fail to consider local requirements