New Zealand: Pay Equity and Equal Pay Bill introduced A new bill was introduced to Parliament in July 2017 to reflect the outcome of negotiations on the subject of pay equality between the government, trade unions and other stakeholders.
Austria: New quota for female board members from January 2018 From 1 January 2018 the boards of Stock Companies and Limited Liability Companies will be subject to a quota requiring a minimum of 30% of board members to be female.
Kuwait: Reform to end of service gratuity increases cost to employers An important amendment to the Kuwait Labor Law came into force in July 2017 which impacts on the cost to employers of an employee's end of service gratuity.
Romania: Key changes to labor laws in force now An ordinance amending the Labor Code came into effect in August 2017 bringing into effect changes which have the ambitious objective of combatting any form of "undeclared work".
Australia: Prevention of corrupt payments to unions
China: Local courts can serve orders and judgments via texts or WeChat
Hong Kong: Revised legislation on unlawful dismissal and employment agencies
Hong Kong: Abolition of offsetting of Mandatory Provident Fund contributions against severance pay
Hong Kong: Standard working hours
Bahrain: Flexible work permit scheme launched
Germany: Employees exempted from their duties are allowed to take part in a corporate event
Kuwait: Increase to paid annual leave entitlement
Morocco: New procedure for foreigners' employment contracts
Poland: Employment law changes in 2017
Romania: Rule changes for salary income tax exemption for software creation activities
UK: Holiday pay must include payment for any voluntary overtime normally worked
Canada: Increase to minimum wage in British Columbia
Canada: British Columbia reinstates Human Rights Commission
Canada: No summary judgment for reasonable notice determinations
Canada: What will the European General Data Protection Regulation mean for Canadian employers
Colombia: New law on protection of family life in the labor environment
Colombia: New law on night working hours
US: Immigration: New Form I-9s
US: Class action waivers
US: Heightened standards regarding worker visa programs
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