An Executive Order was published in the Official Gazette according to which, on April 24, 2018, Mexico’s Senate approved the ‘Integral and Progressist Trans-Pacific Partnership’ (TPP-11).
The government wishes to encourage employee savings plans in small and medium sized companies. Several measures in this respect will be announced shortly, such as the lifting of the forfait social on savings or profit-sharing for certain companies as well as the implementation of branch employee savings agreements that the employer can adhere to.
Ontario has become the first province in Canada to legislate pay transparency through the Pay Transparency Act, 2018 (the “Act”), which will come into force on January 1, 2019. The purpose of this legislation is to promote gender equality and equal opportunity in employment in the workplace, and to eliminate gender and other biases in pay practices. Pursuant to the Act, employers will be prohibited from seeking compensation history information from job applicants, and will be required to provide information regarding compensation for any position being advertised in public job postings. Employers will also be required to prepare “pay transparency reports” for submission to the Ministry of Labour.
New legislation requires an employer to discuss with the workers’ representatives the disconnection from work and the use of digital means of communication.
Australia’s national employment relations tribunal confirms updated Modern Awards will take effect from 2019
With effect from 6 April 2019 all workers (not just employees) will have the right to be given a written itemised pay statement at or before the time at which any payment of wages or salary is made to them, to help workers establish whether they have been paid correctly.
Businesses across Europe have been reviewing and preparing for the change in data protection laws in every area where they gather and process personal data. In the UK, the Data Protection Bill, taken together with the GDPR, will form the basis of the rules to which businesses operating in the UK must adhere. Clyde & Co Employment team have prepared an article aimed particularly at HR departments and employment in-house counsel and sets out the 10 key questions which employers should be asking themselves to help prepare for the introduction of GDPR.
Compensation awarded by an Employment Tribunal for breach of discrimination laws will usually include an award for injury to feelings. The Tribunals have set out guidance on how much should be awarded, depending on the seriousness of the breach. These so called “Vento” bands have been updated for claims presented on or after 6 April 2018.
The legislative proposal contains additional rules and regulations meant to ensure the enforcement of the EU Regulation 2016/679. The decisional chamber is the Senate that is expected to give the final vote as soon as possible.
The Romanian Profession Classification (RPC) is an inventory of professions that assigns a number to each profession. According to the Labour Code each individual employment agreement has to include the RPC number for the profession of the employee. In order to include the newest professional developments, the RPC is periodically revised.