The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 prohibits the use of corporate directs, which is where one company operates as the director of another. The ban was due to take effect this month, however this has been postponed until October 2016.
During the course of the last year, Spain has overhauled its criminal law, which it could have a major impact on business. Under current law, a company is capable of committing a criminal act and as such is open to criminal sanctions.
The National People’s Congress enacted the Ninth Amendments to the PRC Criminal Law. The changes will take effect on November 1, 2015 and focus on two key areas requiring reform, anti-corruption and data privacy.
Narendra Modi and his government have focused on legislation that applies to blue collar workers with the aim of consolidating the Trade Unions Act 1926, the Industrial Employment Act 1946, and the Industrial Disputes Act 1947 into one statute - the Labor Code on Industrial Relations bill 2015 (the ‘IR Code’).
The Japanese government currently has a policy for labor market deregulation which aims to generate greater flexibility and economic growth. However, recent changes to the Worker Dispatch Law have courted controversy. The result of the amendments is that temporary staff can be used indefinitely to fill posts, but this could be at the expense of current temporary staff.