As a proposed Privacy Bill works its way through the New Zealand Parliament, key changes aim to strengthen the protection of confidential and personal information. The Bill is intended to modernize privacy regulations and adopt provisions from the GDPR.
Japan recently made significant revisions to its labor laws. Most of the amendments take effect in April 2019. Employers that have operations in Japan need to take immediate action to comply with the new requirements.
Although many HR professionals in the United Kingdom who deal with disability discrimination issues are all too familiar with the legal definition of a “disability” in the Equality Act 2010, many are unaware of the various exclusions to that definition.
More than 30,000 workers at approximately 45 companies in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, recently went on strike demanding a 20% salary increase, plus a one-time annual bonus of MXN $32,000 (approximately USD $1,700).
El 31 de enero de 2019, se publicó en el Diario Oficial de la Federación el Decreto emitido por el Presidente Andres Manuel López Obrador a través del cual se establece que los beneficiarios del Programa “Jóvenes Construyendo el Futuro”
On January 31, 2019, Mexico’s Official Gazette published a decree ordering that individuals participating in the “Youth Building the Future” program be incorporated into Mexico's social security system, thereby entitling them to benefits.
A recent decision in Rotterdam addresses the duty of multi-national companies to consult with their European Works Council if planning a reorganization. The EWC need not be consulted before other councils, unless specifically agreed upon by contract.
A persistent misunderstanding is that it is impossible for employers to dismiss works councils members. As recently clarified by the Sub-District Court of North Holland, termination is certainly possible.