In the wake of the lowest number of H-1B visa petitions filed in five years (199,000), President Donald Trump has signed an Executive Order dubbed “Buy American, Hire American.” It is focused on reform of the H-1B non-immigration visa program, as well as the elimination of waivers and exceptions that are central to international trade deals.
A ‘beta’ version of the website for publishing gender pay gap information has been set up.
The Finance Bill 2017 has been fast-tracked through the legislative process, and in doing so, the government has left out of the Bill changes to the taxation of termination payments.
The EAT found that an employee’s reason for rejecting suitable alternative employment was reasonable despite the employer having no knowledge of that reason at the time of dismissal.
The EAT considered whether the outgoing contractor’s obligation under TUPE to provide employee liability information required it to state whether or not a bonus was contractual.
Court ruling held that the employer’s obligation to record the working day is only extended to overtime. This implies a change in the Court’s criteria regarding the record of the working day.
In the improvement plan, the employer must explain specifically and in a clear way – based on concrete examples – what the poor performance is based on, what the employer exactly expects from the employee in his/her job and in what way or by what means the employer expects the employee to be able to achieve the intended improvement.
Italian government has eliminated the norms on the voucher system, but a transitional phase is foreseen.
Court ruling held that it is lawful to dismiss for just cause an employee who participates in a soccer game during a sickness leave.
Court ruling held that a dismissal shall be considered unlawful if the disciplinary procedure is not promptly started, with the letter of charge, in the light of the principle of the immediate reporting of any misconduct. In this case, the action of which the employee was accused should be considered unfounded and the employee has the right to be reinstated.