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Maternity Leave Protection

In accordance with the Maternity Protection Act of 1979 (“Maternity Protection Act”), pregnant women are prohibited from working during the last eight (8) weeks immediately prior to the presumed date of delivery and the eight (8) week period must be calculated based upon a medical certificate provided by the employee’s treating physician. If the delivery occurs before or after the date set forth in medical ...

This article is the second in a series which provides an overview of employment law in Colombia and will focus on laws prohibiting discrimination and harassment in the workplace and remedies available to employees for violations of the law.

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 ...

This article is the third in a series which will provide an introduction to employment law in Switzerland and will cover the basic laws applicable to prohibitions against discrimination and harassment and the remedies available to employees who prevail in actions against their employers for violations of these laws. This article will also provide a brief overview of Swiss maternity leave laws.

I. Discrimination and Harassment
Pursuant to Swiss ...

Switzerland is a democratic country with a population of almost 8 million people, located in the heart of Europe and comprised of 26 cantons, also known as districts, that operate utilizing three official languages: French, German and Italian. Each canton has its own constitution, legislature, government and courts. Due to Switzerland’s advanced infrastructure, skilled workforce, and unlike many of its European counterparts, its ability to ...

With dynamic soaring towers, elaborate bright lights, and heart warming traditional customs, Hong Kong’s enigmatic economic and business climate serves as a financial capital for all industries, companies, and firms. Indeed, Hong Kong is a pivotal financial center of Greater Asia! As a former British colony, Hong Kong truly embodies the best of the East and the best of the West.

The Employment Ordinance (EO)

Prior to the transfer of sovereignty of ...

Italy, with a population of over 60 million, is one of the top ten largest economies in the world. There are many benefits to doing business in Italy, including its favorable geographic location and flexible and diverse economy. However, any employer currently doing business in Italy or who is considering doing so must be aware of the array of laws governing the employer-employee relationship including, but not limited to, the Constitution, the Civil ...

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