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Employment & Immigration

05 May 2021
Ole Kristian Olsby Government proposes new measures to combat work-related crime

Norway - Homble Olsby | Littler

The government has proposed several new measures to prevent and counteract work-related crime, including with regard to penalising wage theft, requiring that wages be paid via bank transfer rather than in cash and approving certain businesses to limit rogue actors. Parliament will now consider the proposals.

Authors: Ole Kristian Olsby, Nina Elisabeth Thjømøe
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Aleksandra Yevstafyeva Parliament introduces novel working arrangements to aid businesses during COVID-19 pandemic

Ukraine - Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners

Although widely used in practice for many years, alternative forms of labour organisation (eg, remote working and flexible working arrangements) were not properly addressed in Ukrainian law until the COVID-19 pandemic. Following a recent labour reform, the law now establishes three working arrangements as alternatives to the classic office model – namely, flexible working, remote working and home-based working arrangements. This article summarises the key features of the new working arrangements.

Authors: Aleksandra Yevstafyeva, Olga Podobiedova
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Tom Heys Ethnicity pay gap reporting: new legislation looks unlikely after Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities' report

United Kingdom - Lewis Silkin

Ethnicity pay gap reporting should be voluntary, according to the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities' new report. The report describes ethnicity pay gap reporting as a "potentially useful tool" but one that must be approached with care. The guidance that the report recommends would be welcome. Until now, many employers have simply been making their best guess as to how to analyse and interpret data, meaning that ethnicity pay gap figures are not necessarily comparable from one employer to the next.

Author: Tom Heys
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Andrew Osborne Important pointers about EU Settlement Scheme-related deadlines

United Kingdom - Lewis Silkin

The main EU Settlement Scheme deadline is 30 June 2021; however, there are other deadlines and considerations of which applicants and their employers may be unaware. Although it is possible to make a late application, this will be allowed only where the individual can demonstrate reasonable grounds for missing the deadline. This article highlights a selection of issues that relate to the main deadline or will start to have practical implications after 30 June 2021.

Authors: Andrew Osborne, Kathryn Denyer
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Recent updates

Lisa Cabel M&A considerations: court reiterates applicable law for employees terminated following transaction

Canada - KPMG Law

Authors: Lisa Cabel, Richelle Pollard, Kaley Dodds, Derek Klatt
Helen Ruelle Proposed annual leave increase and daily rest breaks for employees

Jersey - Ogier

Authors: Helen Ruelle, Will Austin-Vautier, Laura Shirreffs, Kate Morel
Ole Kristian Olsby Alleged retaliation cases after whistleblowing may be processed in the Anti-discrimination Tribunal

Norway - Homble Olsby | Littler

Authors: Ole Kristian Olsby, Nina Elisabeth Thjømøe
Lee Nair Flexi-job apprenticeships – more flexibility for employers

United Kingdom - Lewis Silkin

Authors: Lee Nair, Pearl Agyemfra
Marius Höfler Compensation for working parents due to school and preschool closures during COVID-19 pandemic

Germany - Mayer Brown

Author: Marius Höfler
Linda Hynes Changes to family leave entitlements introduced

Ireland - Lewis Silkin

Author: Linda Hynes
Esther Soetens Dos and don'ts for employers regarding COVID-19 vaccination

Belgium - ALTIUS

Authors: Esther Soetens, Mathilde de Foestraets
Takayuki Matsunaga Extension of wage claim limitation period under Labour Standards Act

Japan - Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu

Author: Takayuki Matsunaga