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European Union: Low work intensity (LWI) for adults of households

Which countries in the EU have the highest proportion of households that have just been left behind as the rest of their economies grew? Let us look at the latest figures (2017) for low work intensity (LWI) for adults of …

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Lebanon: Health Ministry to light up smoking ban

The Ministry of Health has been trying to implement Law 174 that forbids smoking in all enclosed spaces … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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Spain: Unlawful casual and part-time work

A “shock strategy” is being carried out by the national government over the period to the end of December 2019 … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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United Kingdom: Consultation on measures to address one-sided flexibility

Just a short time is now left for employers to comment on its consultation paper relating to “one sided flexibility” … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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European Union: How quickly countries in Europe recovered from the last recession?

As we face the prospect of a recession once again, it is instructive to look back to how quickly countries in Europe recovered from the last recession … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining …

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USA: Green new deal as labour issue

If your company needs to find common ground with employees, especially if they are unionised, then consider raising the issue of the “Green New Deal“ … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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USA: Cases concerning the interpretation of Title VII of the Human Rights Act

The date is fast approaching for the US Supreme Court to hear two important cases concerning the interpretation of Title VII of the Human Rights Act … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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South Africa: Numsa in three-year wage deal

The Automotive Manufacturers’ Employers Association (Ameo) has reached a three-year pay agreement with the National Union of Metalworkers (NUMSA) … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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Australia: Labor tries to maintain casuals’ right to ‘double dipping’ entitlement

A regulation to stop casual workers in Australia from “double dipping” is under attack from Labour leader Anthony Albanese … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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Spain: Dismissal for criminality

If an employee in Spain is found guilty of a criminal offence not connected with their work there is no legal cause for dismissal … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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USA: Delaware’s uncertain business judgment rule

Lawyers love meaty disputes and a really meaty one is brewing in the state of Delaware … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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Irish Republic: Building services investigation

A study is underway, at the investigation of the labour court, into terms and conditions in the mechanical engineering building services sector … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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Philippines: Is payroll covered by new act

It remains unclear if the National Payment Services Act enacted last November applies to payroll systems operated by individual employers or third-party payroll providers … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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Spain: Sleeping at work

A company in Spain is obliged to pay an employee, even if they are found multiple times to be asleep at work … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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Canada: Ontario law society considers scrapping diversity rule

A hard fought battle to make lawyers operate in a more ethical way was won back in 2016 when the Law Society of Ontario required all lawyers to demonstrate their commitment to diversity and advocate for equality and inclusion … …

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