As more and more companies invest overseas, the need for readily available,
accurate, and detailed knowledge of labour and employment laws in multiple
jurisdictions becomes an essential resource for employers and their counsel.
Now, this one-of-a-kind new loose-leaf publication provides exactly such a
tool. Launching with chapters on no fewer than sixteen countries – all of them
among the world’s most important commercial jurisdictions and labour markets –
the Handbook promises to become, as it expands with new chapters on more
jurisdictions added regularly, the preeminent, indispensable source of
information on labour and employment laws worldwide.
Each country chapter, written by a distinguished legal practitioner in that
country, is based on a standard outline that allows users to compare the legal
landscape and analyse solutions to employment problems in each jurisdiction.
The following general categories, broken down in specific detail, are covered
in each chapter:
Legal Framework: Employment Law
Contracts of Employment
Recruiting, Interviewing, Screening and Hiring Employees
Termination of Employees for Performance or Disciplinary Reasons
Layoffs, Reductions in Force, and/or Redundancies as a Result of Job
Eliminations or Other Restructuring
Labour and Employment Law Ramifications upon Acquisition or Sale of a Business
Use of Alternative Workforces: Independent Contractors, Contract Employees,
and Temporary or Leased Workers
Obligation to Bargain Collectively with Trade Unions: Employees’ Right to
Strike and a Company’s Right to Continue Business Operations
Working Conditions: Hours of Work and Payment of Wages – By Statute or
Other Working Conditions and Benefits – By Statute, Collective Agreements, or
Company’s Obligation to Provide Safe and Healthy Workplace
Immigration, Secondment and Foreign Assignment
Restrictive Covenants and Protection of Trade Secrets and Confidential
Protection of Whistleblowing Claims
Prohibition of Discrimination in the Workplace
Smoking in the Workplace
Use of Drugs and Alcohol in the Workplace
AIDS, HIV, SARS, Bloodborne Pathogens
Dress and Grooming Requirements
Privacy, Technology and Transfer of Personal Data
Workplace Investigations for Complaints of Discrimination, Harassment, Fraud,
Theft, and Whistleblowing
Affirmative Action/Nondiscrimination Requirements
Resolution of Labor, Discrimination and Employment Disputes: Litigation,
Arbitration, Mediation and Conciliation
Employer Recordkeeping, Data Protection, and Employee Access to Personnel
Files and Records
Required Notices and Postings
For each category the chapter provides detailed coverage of applicable laws,
with the addition of such practical features as checklists of do’s and don’ts;
step-by-step compliance measures with mandatory standards and procedures and
recordkeeping requirements; specific applicable fines and penalties; and much
more. Thoroughly practical in orientation, the Handbook is easy to understand
for lawyers and non-lawyers alike, and is sure to be greatly welcomed by
business executives and human resources professionals as well as corporate
counsel and business lawyers.
• Argentina; E.A. Betemps, J.C. Stefanoni Zani
• Australia; S. Price, R. Roche, R. Cullen, J. de Flamingh, H. Roberts, V.
Gostencnik & N. Ellery
• Brazil; S. de Almeida Cunha, A. Giamondo Massei Rossi, B. Ferreira Rocha, C.
Benedet Barreiros, D. Yuasa
• Canada; K. Coon, L. Stam
• China; King and Wood. Beijing team: J. Junlu, L. Yanling, X.
Xiaodan, W. Jing, Z. Jun, C. Sinan, Z. Nanxi, Y. Jie & H. Yarong.
Shanghai team: L. Huiwen, W. Ying, M. Qiliang, Z. Ya & H. Luowen.
• England; T. Hyams-Parish.
• France; P. Lagesse.
• Germany; G. Wisskirchen, M. Lützeler.
• India; M. Pathak, S. Kanwal.
• Italy; A. Zambelli.
• Japan; Y. Sugino.
• Mexico; O. De La Vega Gómez, M. Schiaffino.
• The Netherlands; E. de Wind.
• South Africa; S. Stelzner, S. Harrison, B. Paterson, Z. Ebrahim
• Spain; S. del Rey, A. Campos
• United States of America; A. Boling, D. Darch, A. de la Lama, J. Field, M.
Geraghty, C. Guldberg, R. Hammett, B. Henegesbaugh, C. Jackson, C. Joachim, M.
LeGear, J. Michels, R. Mignin, J.Murphy, S. Nelson, G. Partee, K. Reed, L.
Schek, D. Serwer, C. Spink, R. Vann, M. Westheimer & T. M. Connolly