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Global: Why coronavirus figures seem to differ so much

What is worrying for employers trying to predict the seriousness of the ongoing health emergency around the world is that there is such huge variation between countries in terms of infection and mortality rates … Please login to view this …

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Germany: Further tightening of Germany’s investment control

Whilst countries, such as Lithuania, are taking active steps to encourage investment from outside the EU, Germany is working hard to block unwanted investments in its existing corporate sector … Please login to view this content or become a member …

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Hong Kong: Employers and employees should take precautions against heat stroke

Employers are reminded to take appropriate precautions to prevent heat stroke when their employees are asked to work in a hot or humid environment … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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Global: The bigger picture

We have been reminded recently that COVID-19 is not the only deadly virus that could infect employees … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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United Kingdom: Asda equal pay dispute goes to supreme court in virtual hearing

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear the Asda equal pay case … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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USA: FDA raises legal age to buy tobacco products to 21

Employers operating workplace smoking policies should note that the new legal age across the USA for buying cigarettes and other tobacco products has been raised from 18 to 21 years old … Please login to view this content or become …

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Colombia: Responsibility for payment of social security

A recent communication from the Ministry of Labor sets out the responsibility for payment of social security (health and pension) during the suspension of an employment contract … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining …

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Germany: Protection of trade secrets

The seemingly innocent actions of an employee sending non-sensitive data to another organisation may fall foul of the law in Germany … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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European Court of Justice: Leave whilst sacked

A Bulgarian worker who was dismissed from her job and reinstated 4 years later, having been found to have been previously unfairly dismissed, was entitled to back pay for 285 days of untaken paid annual leave … Please login to …

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Singapore: Law Society warns of fraudsters targeting law firms

The Law Society has warned member firms to be aware of fraudsters pretending to act in their name and siphoning off funds from their Clients … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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Hong Kong: New security law

The expected exodus of companies has not happened following the introduction of the Special Administrative Region’s new Security law … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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Hungary: Parliament passes bill ending legal gender recognition for trans citizens

The European Court of Human Rights has issued a ruling that gives refugees the right to legal gender recognition … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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United Kingdom: Post-Brexit era

It is now time to look positively at the post-Brexit era … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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Germany: ‘Webinar’ enjoys protected trademark status

With the global pandemic causing a sudden spike in the number of online seminars, presentations and meetings, it’s timely and important to point out that the term ‘webinar’ enjoys protected trademark status in Germany … Please login to view this …

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Bulgaria: 60/40 wage subsidy extended through 30 September 2020

The duration of the general 60/40 employment aid scheme – a scheme where the government covers 60% of an employee’s salary and mandatory social security and healthcare contributions, while employers cover the rest – has been extended until the end …

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