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DeHeng Law Offices
就业歧视是指条件相近的求职者在求职过程中,由于受某些与个人能力无关因素的影响,导致不能够享有与他人平等的就业机会,从而使其平
Lawson Lundell LLP
根据《不列颠哥伦比亚省工人赔偿法》第115条,雇主负有普遍责任,确保所有为雇主工作的工人以及在其工作场所工作的任何其他工人的健康和&
DeHeng Law Offices
劳动用工合规是境外投资、对外贸易、对外承包工程、境外日常经营的重要合规要求。劳动用工合规始终贯穿境内企业"走出去"全过程的各个方&#
Hong Kong
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.
Withers LLP
Pride Parades in support of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBTQ+) community are celebrated worldwide, as well as in many parts of Asia. However, LGBTQ+ rights are not recognised ...
Herbert Smith Freehills
On 6 June 2019, the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal ruled that the Hong Kong Government could not deny spousal benefits to employees because they are in a same-sex marriage.
India
Economic Laws Practice
The Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition, and Redressal) Act, 2013 (the "PoSH Act") came into effect, six years ago in India. Yet, not many organizations in the country
Trilegal
With the introduction of the law and the me too movement, there is an increased awareness regarding sexual harassment at the workplace.
Marat Gogia
Gender is just one aspect of an individual's identity. Yet, we divide our world, our home, even our workplace —sometimes subtly, sometimes ruthlessly —along gender lines.
Agama Law Associates
Women, who earlier stayed at home fulfilling domestic duties, are now considered as the backbone of any economy.
Trilegal
While it's imperative to have a law governing sexual harassment at the workplace, there are some practical challenges in its implementation. Some challenges we discuss are - anonymous or time...
DSK Legal
To provide separate canteen for female workers.
Juris Prime Law Services
The Code on Wages Bill, 2017 (the "Bill") has been recently approved by the Union Cabinet. This Bill seeks to unify and consolidate The Payment of Wages Act, 1936, The Minimum Wages Act, 1948
VGC Law Firm
The need for such legislation was observed first time by the Supreme Court, in Vishaka v State of Rajasthan.
Rakesh Pathak Law Firm
A woman working as assistant in apex court in India, on oath in details, accused the present Chief Justice of India Mr. Justice Ranjan Gogoi of sexual harassment.
Nishith Desai Associates
Similar to IT/ITeS establishments in the state of Karnataka, employers are now permitted to engage women employees in their factories during night hours, from 7 pm until 6 am.
Khaitan & Co
The Notification comes after the Government of Goa did away with the restriction imposed by the Factories Act on the state government while varying the limit on the working hours for women.
Trilegal
With the introduction of the law and the me too movement, there is an increased awareness regarding sexual harassment at the workplace.
Trilegal
While it's imperative to have a law governing sexual harassment at the workplace, there are some practical challenges in its implementation.
Nishith Desai Associates
Long bygone are the days when men used to be the sole bread-winners of a family. Globalization has brought a radical change in the status of women worldwide.
Nishith Desai Associates
A new report from the International Bar Association's Global Employment Institute (GEI) urges policymakers to create bespoke legislation for the de facto ‘third category' of workers engaged in the...
Tuli & Co
Under §23 of the Act, the Central and State Governments are both empowered to monitor the implementation of the Act.
AZB & Partners
India presently does not have a law addressing the rights of the transgender community (TG Community). In spite of the trauma and agony faced everyday by transgender persons (TG Person)
King, Stubb & Kasiva
Industrialization and globalization paved way for influx of women in the workforce, resultantly, prevention of sexual harassment at workplace assumed greater importance.
AZB & Partners
The Ministry of Women and Child Development notified the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (Amendment) Act, 2019
NovoJuris Legal
ESOP Vesting: Can It Be Paused During Maternity Leave?
S.S. Rana & Co. Advocates
With the enforcement of the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013 and Rules (2013) stricter measures have been adopted with the aim to justify the objective ...
S.S. Rana & Co. Advocates
As per the POSH laws, at least one-half of the total members of the ICC nominated shall be women.
Nishith Desai Associates
Employers in Mumbai and the state of Telangana are required to register their Internal Committees with the respective state authorities.
IndusLaw
The Union Cabinet passed the Code on Wages, 2017 (the "Code") on July 3, 2019.
IndusLaw
Section (4) of the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013 stipulates that all government/non-government organizations/companies/establishments with more than or equal to ...
Indonesia
Sydney Criminal Lawyers
Any legislative changes in Indonesia are important to the rest of the world because of its expat and tourist population.
New Zealand
Duncan Cotterill
The Privacy Commissioner recently released guidance on a complainant's right to information in workplace bullying matters.
Wynn Williams Lawyers
Businesses with staff from a variety of backgrounds and experiences are more likely to make a greater contribution.
Wynn Williams Lawyers
Managers or employees who perpetrate or tolerate harassment or bullying place the company at risk for damages and fines.
Singapore
DLA Piper
The Fair Consideration Framework (the "FCF") was updated in January 2020 to impose harsher penalties on employers found to be engaging in discriminatory practices such as by favouring the...
Fragomen
Effective January 1, 2020, employers with foreign workers in Singapore found guilty of workplace discrimination, now face stricter penalties and higher fines.
CNPLaw LLP
Combating Fake News: Anti-Doxxing Measures and Other Amendments to the Protection from Harassment Act
South Korea
Herbert Smith Freehills
New provisions regulating workplace harassment and bullying set out in South Korea's amended Labour Standards Act (the "LSA") were recently implemented on 16 July 2019.
Thailand
Pisut & Partners
Labour and Employment Comparative Guide for the jurisdiction of Thailand, check out our comparative guides section to compare across multiple countries
Vietnam
Hogan Lovells
After much consultation and heated debate, Vietnam adopted a new Labor Code on 20 November 2019 ("Labor Code"), which will come into effect on 1 January 2021, and replace the current law...
Worldwide
Nishith Desai Associates
This is the eighth AGR and is based on responses from lawyers in 50 countries.
Mayer Brown
Asia's legal and human resources advisors are often required to function across multiple jurisdictions. Staying on top of employment-related legal developments is important but can be challenging.
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