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On December 10th, France’s National Assembly published a new law on transparency and anti-corruption. As a result France is expected to begin instituting newer and stronger protections for whistleblowers under the updated regime. This is expected to unify the country’s disparate whistleblower protection rules and procedures.

On June 23, 2016, in a hotly contested referendum, British voters chose to leave the European Union in a contest dubbed “Brexit” (for “British exit”). It will take some time before the full implications of this decision become apparent to employers with operations in the UK.

Britain and the EU have traditionally had a distant relationship, with Britain often choosing to keep an arm’s length from its continental partners. This inclination may soon become a political reality when the UK votes on whether to stay in the EU this June. In spite of this historical distance, many labor and employment laws in the UK such as those relating to maternity and paternity leave, discrimination, and work time bear the imprimatur of EU directives. Given Britain’s history with the European Union, it might appear that if the UK leaves the EU, changes in this area of the law will be broad and swift. However, the reality is that despite grumbling of bureaucratic red tape from Brussels, many of these laws have become integrated into British life, and should a “Brexit” occur, changes are likely to be gradual and narrowly tailored.

Denmark has recently adopted several new rules governing restrictive covenants in employment. Originally introduced as Bill 196 in April 2015 by Employment Minister Jorn Neergaard Larsen, implementation was delayed for several months due to the calling of a general election until finally being passed in December. With the new rules, which took effect on January 1st, Denmark has opted to take a decidedly pro mobility stance by sharply limiting the use ...

In a decision sure to have widespread implications for over 4,500 US companies doing business in Europe and anyone else who accesses data from the continent, the European Court of Justice ruled yesterday that the 15 year-old data-sharing arrangement known as “Safe Harbor” is invalid.

Those unfamiliar with this case, should consider examining our previous posts on this topic here and here. In short, complainant, Austrian Maximillian Schrems

Following up on our last post from last week, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), moving at almost breakneck speed, has announced that it will be deciding the legal status of the US-EU Safe Harbor Framework on or before October 6. Although a decision was not expected for several weeks, the ongoing negotiations between the EU and the U.S. on this issue have very likely sped up the process.

The 1995 EU Privacy Directive 94/46/EC, states that the ...

This article is the second in a series which provides an overview of the basics of employment law in Nigeria and will focus on laws governing employment terminations, including wage and hour, termination, restrictive covenants, and dispute resolution.

Terms of Employment

Wage and Hour: In general, Nigerian law is quite liberal with regards to the terms and conditions of employment. Some of the benefits and terms of employment such as pension schemes; ...

Nigeria is a federal constitutional republic located on the west coast of Africa. Modern Nigeria has its origins as a British colony through the 19th and 20th century until it achieved independence in 1960. Comprising 36 states and the Capital Territory of Abuja and more than 500 ethic groups, Nigeria is large and diverse country. With a population of more than 174 million (much of which is under 35), and a GDP of more than $500 Billion, Nigeria boasts both ...

This article is the second in a series which will provide an introduction to employment law in Indonesia and will cover the basic laws applicable to terms of employment, specifically wage & hour law, medical leave, and termination of employment.

Wage and Hour
Maximum work hours may be either:

  • A forty-hour work week of eight hour days over five working days; or
  • A forty-hour work week of seven hour days over six working days.

Indonesia uses a “Basic ...

Indonesia is a democratic republic with a population of approximately 240 million people scattered across the more than 17,000 islands which make up its 34 provinces. A former Dutch colony, Indonesia gained independence in 1945 and has since become a member of the G-20. Although still largely an agrarian economy, Indonesia is rapidly industrializing and diversifying into other spheres. This, combined with the country's large youth population has ...

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