Total Articles: 6
Jones Walker • February 13, 2020
The US Department of Labor and the Ministry of Labor (MOL) of Honduras have put together a program designed to benefit US employers in certain industries and Honduran employees. The agreement was signed in September 2019, and as of January 2020, the details continue to be fine tuned in order to implement this program.
Littler Mendelson, P.C. • September 15, 2019
In his Employment Issues column, Philip Berkowitz discusses issues surrounding global workplace harassment investigations. Because U.S. anti-harassment policies were engineered for the U.S. at-will employment environment, simply exporting these tools into overseas investigations may cause problems. American companies must consider local law and custom overseas before carrying out an investigation—just as we would expect an overseas-based company to do prior to carrying out an investigation in the United States.
Jackson Lewis P.C. • August 17, 2016
Last month, the European Union and U.S. officials announced final approval of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield (Privacy Shield), replacing the Safe Harbor which was invalidated by the Court of Justice of the European Union in October 2015. Like it predecessor, the Privacy Shield will allow organizations based in the United States to self-certify compliance with the Privacy Shield’s requirements permitting personal data of EU subjects to be transferred to the U.S., but with an enhanced enforcement regime, among other things.
Littler Mendelson, P.C. • June 23, 2015
On June 12, 2015, Mexico amended the Federal Labor Law (“FLL”), adopting the increase in the legal working age that was enacted through a constitutional amendment in 2014. (Click here to read our discussion of the 2014 constitutional amendment). The FLL – the country’s employment law code – codifies the constitutional amendment that increased the legal working age from 14 to 15 years old and from 16 to 18 years old (where applicable).
Littler Mendelson, P.C. • June 09, 2015
Australia’s national minimum wage and modern award pay rates are set to increase by 2.5% starting July 1, 2015. On June 2, 2015, the Minimum Wage Panel (the Panel) of the Fair Work Commission announced an increase to the minimum rates. The increase will affect over 1.86 million employees in Australia whose salary is at the minimum rate.
Fisher Phillips • August 27, 2013
Since the tragic collapse of a factory building in Dhaka, Bangladesh in April of 2013, which resulted in the death of over 1,000 workers in the clothing industry, the Bangladeshi government has adopted a number of amendments to the Bangladesh Labor Act of 2006 (“Labor Act”) in an attempt to better conform with international labor standards applicable to workplace safety, freedom of association and collective bargaining.