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Australia
Herbert Smith Freehills
On 5 March 2020, the Australian Human Rights Commission (the Commission) released its long-awaited report on sexual harassment in Australian workplaces, "Respect@Work".
Cooper Grace Ward
Employers in early learning centres must properly investigate, after a teacher was falsely accused of mistreating a child.
Cooper Grace Ward
The student alleged direct and indirect discrimination and victimisation by the university because of his impairments.
lus Laboris
As coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread across the globe, employers are grappling with how best to protect and manage their employees in these very unusual circumstances.
Littler Mendelson
The spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) across the globe remains a significant concern in the workplace.
Kells
The WCC found that Seven Network was the main contributing factor to her injury, so she was entitled to compensation.
Holding Redlich
"In the course of, or arising out of" employment is often contested in negligence and workers' compensation claims.
Bartier Perry
The 2020 spotlight will remain on sexual harassment and the vital role of employers to eradicate it from the workplace.
China
DeHeng Law Offices
近期,在全国齐心协力共同抗击新型冠状病...
Hong Kong
Mayer Brown
Amid the current outbreak of Covid-19 and as authorities ramp up preparations to handle possible contagion, so too must employers. Hong Kong is no stranger to handling virus outbreaks.
Withers LLP
To tackle the COVID-19 outbreak, the Hong Kong government has laid out a series of policies and recommendations aimed at reducing traffic and face-to-face communication within Hong Kong or ...
lus Laboris
In this article first published in Human Resources magazine, Catherine Leung of Lewis Silkin Hong Kong addresses key questions for employers in Hong Kong about the coronavirus outbreak, discrimination and ‘work from home' directives.
Mayer Brown
The Hong Kong government gazetted the Sex Discrimination (Amendment) Bill 2020 (the "Bill") on 31 January 2020.
DLA Piper
On 29 January 2020, the number of confirmed cases of the rapidly spreading coronavirus in Mainland China officially surpassed the figure seen during the 2002/2003 SARS epidemic.
Gall
Increasingly, there has been a spotlight on issues and complaints which arise in the workplace. Common issues might include complaints relating to harassment, bullying, discrimination and ...
Mayer Brown
Asia's legal and human resources advisors are often required to function across multiple jurisdictions.
India
Littler Mendelson
The central and state governments have responded to this evolving situation by imposing curfews, travel restrictions, and closing down certain services and private businesses.
lus Laboris
The Indian Supreme Court's declaration that transgender individuals are a Third Gender under the constitution and recent legislation has significantly furthered recognition and rights for transgender
Trilegal
From landmark judicial pronouncements to progress in statutory reforms, 2019 was an interesting year in the domain of employment laws in India.
Vaish Associates Advocates
The Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Act, 2019 has been made effective from January 10, 2020. The Act protects rights of transgender persons and promotes their welfare.
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