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Welcome to our global employment law update. Drawing on our international team's experience, our aim is to keep you up to date with recent key developments to help you manage your global employment challenges. We do hope you find it useful. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you wish to find out more.

Global employment update by country


New Tripartite Standards on employing fixed term contract employees More

North America

United States of America
Employment data reporting requirements have been changed and the US Labor Department is to issue Opinion Letters again. Plus, paid family leave is being introduced in New York State as well as sick leave in more US cities More

Middle East

United Arab Emirates
New Abu Dhabi Dependency Sponsorship Requirements – changes on the horizon More


South Africa
Court decides whether an insourcing of business services triggers employee transfer obligations in South Africa More

Gabon, Mali and Tunisia
Recent employment developments in Gabon, Mali and Tunisia More


European Union
The EU Commission proposes changes to legislation to protect new forms of flexible employment More

The impact of the General Data Protection Regulation and new Austrian job creation financial incentives More

Posted workers and company cars – recent developments More

Czech Republic
Stricter conditions for agency employment and new financial penalties More

New Employment Dispute Resolution Act widens the scope of employment dispute committees More

Advance notification of posted workers is now required. Plus, employer obligations to consider alternative employment and training upon termination have been extended More

President Macron’s employment reforms are adopted More

Can an employer influence upcoming works council elections? Plus, a German court rules against employer monitoring of employees’ use of IT for private purposes More

New notification duties for EEA and non-EEA employers posting foreign workers to Hungary More

New rules for early retirement More

New rules on work permits and data protection More

The extension of a higher degree collective bargaining agreement More

New 2018 legislation on trade secrets which will extend criminal liability and recent case law on calculating damages for breach of the current legislation More

New guidelines on intra-group staff leasing and licensing requirements More

United Kingdom
Growing reputational and legal pressures relating to casual, gig and flexible workers. Plus an update on Brexit and gender and other pay gaps More

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