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Employment & Benefits

27 November 2019
Yvonne Frederiksen Where's the limit?

Denmark - Norrbom Vinding

Against the backdrop of the #MeToo movement, Parliament adopted a bill to amend the Act on Equal Treatment of Men and Women. Now, the social partners and the Danish Working Environment Authority have joined forces to launch the 'Where's the limit?' campaign, which aims to prevent unacceptable and offensive conduct in the workplace and create a working environment that is free from sexual harassment.

Author: Yvonne Frederiksen
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Luke Tapp New DIFC insolvency and employment laws – what do they mean for employment relationships?

United Arab Emirates - Pinsent Masons

The Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) recently introduced new insolvency and employment laws. In an insolvency context, the key employment law change has been the review of the statutory end-of-service gratuity regime, which will be replaced with a defined contribution pension scheme. This article examines the DIFC insolvency regime in the context of employment relationships and considers what impact the proposed new pension regime will have in practice.

Authors: Luke Tapp, Andrea Hewitt-Sims, Ruth Stephen
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Michael Burd Judges are workers protected by whistleblowing law

United Kingdom - Lewis Silkin

The Supreme Court recently ruled that judges are workers under whistleblowing legislation and are thus protected from being treated badly for making a protected disclosure. In the case at hand, the court agreed that the judge did not obviously fall within the definition of a 'worker' because she did not work under a contract, which would mean that she was not protected by whistleblowing laws. However, the court decided that this failed to protect her human rights – specifically, the right to freedom of expression.

Author: Michael Burd
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Peter Stockburger Ten new California laws your business must understand for 2020

USA - Dentons US LLP

The 2019 California legislative year has officially come to a close. Unsurprisingly, there are dozens of new employment laws hitting the books on 1 January 2020 which will introduce a number of changes, including a ban on arbitration, an extension of the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) statute of limitations and a new bill which amends the definition of 'race' under the FEHA. This article highlights 10 of these new laws and provides key takeaways for covered employers.

Authors: Peter Stockburger, Cynthia Jackson
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