Country comparisons by theme

Guides comparing individual areas of employment law and HR in multiple jurisdictions around the world

Smoking in the workplace

EU/EEA Countries This comparative guidance note focuses on smoking rules in the workplace in major jurisdictions around the world …

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HR Trends

  Remuneration continue to dominate the HR scene HR world today Job security for the HR function Statutory pay gap reporting The Widening HR Brief What’s in a “profession”? What’s in a word? Is HR going wrong? Ten ways to counter the downturn Watching the clock How do companies deal with a downturn? Decline and fall Data protection’s big sister The next generation of talent Labour productivity and automation Company cars Job evaluation under the microscope The rise and fall of HR issues     …

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Collective Agreement Sources

AUSTRALIA Fair Work Commission-Australia’s National workplace relations tribunal BRAZIL Food industry  Salary Adjustment Table CANADA Major wage settlements by sector and industry Ontario-​​​​​​The Collective Agreements e-Library Portal  DENMARK Collective agreement for salaried employees in industry Electricians ’Collective Agreement 2017 – 2020 Standard collective agreement between the Danish Employers’ Association for the Financial Sector (FA) and the Financial Services Union on salary and working conditions in the banking and mortgage credit sector FINLAND Commercial Sector FRANCE Collective agreement ITALY National Archive of Collective Labor Agreements NORWAY Global agreements The building industry agreement 2016-18 Basic Agreement SPAIN Information space for collective agreements and work complements that affect companies, workers and professionals Legislación ARAGON List of Collective Sector Agreements TUNISIA Legislative Referencing of Sectoral Collective Agreements USA Indiana 2018 Bargaining Reminders Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS) return to top …

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Retention of employee records in key jurisdictions around the world

Retention of personnel records is subject to three types of sometimes conflicting laws …

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Case law on social media in key jurisdictions around the world

It is estimated that at the end of 2019, 5 …

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Non-compete clauses around the world

Employers are often tempted to include restrictive covenants in employment contracts and the most common is a post-termination non-compete clause …

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Public holiday practices in Europe

A public holiday, which is also referred to as a ‘national holiday’, is declared as such by a government and it is normally a day on which a major historical event has taken place …

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Managing sickness absence around the world

Managing sickness absence in Europe Sickness absenteeism can be costly for companies and can have a considerable impact on both productivity and the bottom line …

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Use of electronic payslips in key jurisdictions around the world

In most countries of the world, employees are entitled by law to receive a payslip for each pay period …

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Transfer of undertakings rules across Europe

Overview The purpose of the original Acquired Rights (Transfer of Undertakings) Directive of 1977 (77/187/EEC) was to ensure that employees were not adversely affected by the increase in company mergers and takeovers brought about by the removal in trade barriers within the European Community (European Union) …

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Whistleblowing laws in key jurisdictions around the world

The term whistleblowing refers to when a worker reports, either to their employer or to the authorities, a suspected wrongdoing at work …

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