Global Employment & Benefits

Our Employment & Benefits team in Hong Kong have published the Asia Employment Law: Mid-Year Review – 2022 H1, a publication covering 14 jurisdictions in Asia.

In this thirty-fifth edition, they flag and comment on employment law developments during the first half of 2022 and highlight some of the major legislative, consultative, policy and

Effective 1 August 2022, the German Act on the Notification of Conditions Governing the Employment Relationship (Nachweisgesetz – NachwG) will be updated.

The new law recently passed the legislative process. It still needs to be executed by the Federal President and published, but this will likely happen by end of July 2022 at the

Impact of the EU sanctions against Russia on employers in Germany.

Early in 2022, the European Union enacted several Regulations in quick succession to impose far-reaching sanctions on Russia as a reaction to the conflict with Ukraine. These sanctions can also have an impact on employment relationships in Germany which involve any activities that are

Increases in minimum wage and marginal earnings threshold – well-intentioned gesture or risk for the economy?

At the start of its legislative period, the new federal government set itself ambitious goals of reforming the labour market and the social system. One of the key points of the election campaign was that more justice and respect

With a year now passed since Brexit, you may be surprised to see a post on this topic. However, it would seem that Brexit is still causing havoc when it comes to European Works Councils (EWCs) which had their headquarters in the UK pre-Brexit.

As the scope of EWCs is limited to the European Economic

We have commented before that, in the past year, there have been a large number of changes to the Right to Work (“RTW”) check process.  Much of this has been driven by the enforced move to remote and hybrid working caused by the pandemic.

As a reminder, RTW checks must be undertaken by employers on:

We will be featuring contributions from our global Employment and Benefits team on this blog, highlighting particular topics and issues of interest to UK employers with operations overseas.

The new year has started with a range of new COVID-19 measures in different jurisdictions. Here are two recent updates from our teams in France and Hong

James Perrott, Counsel at Mayer Brown in the Employment & Benefits practice of the London office, and Head of the firm’s Global Mobility & Migration practice in Europe, comments on the struggle European firms in London are facing to get European lawyers into the UK due to post-Brexit immigration issues. The article “Red Tape, Rising

In extremely welcome news, the Home Office has recently announced that the Covid-19 adjustment to the Right to Work (“RTW”) check process has been extended again.  Surprisingly, it has now been extended to 5 April 2022.  This is a move that is very much welcomed by employers, particularly in view of the new hybrid working