New guidelines encourage employers to grant their fixed term employees benefits currently only offered to employees in permanent positions.
The revised guidelines encourage employers to maintain a strong Singaporean core and assist employees through restructuring by upgrading their skills or redesigning jobs.
As of July 1, 2016, employers with a minimum of 50 employees were required to put in place a whistleblowing scheme.
Employers in the Netherlands have protested against a requirement to pay a transition fee to employees who are dismissed after two years of long term illness.
Effective July 2017, the following changes to the Working Conditions Act will improve the functioning of occupational health care for employers and employees.
Employees with at least 24 months service who are terminated on the employer’s initiative are entitled to a statutory severance payment called the transition fee.
There are a number of significant amendments to employment legislation proposed for 2017.
Effective May 1, 2017, notable changes were implemented under the Minimum Wage Ordinance (MWO).
Company dress codes are common in Ireland and are often tailored to adhere to specific health and safety policy and promote professional, corporate environment and culture.
On March 30, 2017, German Parliament passed the Act to Promote Transparency of Pay Structures (Entgelttransparenzgesetz or EntgTranspG).
On March 30, 2017, the German government approved reforms to the Maternity Protection Act.
The new chair of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), Martin Temple, has made it clear that HSE should have a positive impact on occupational health and wellbeing.