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Australia: Victoria’s new pandemic arrangements

Overnight, the changes made pursuant to the Public Health and Wellbeing Amendment (Pandemic Management) Act 2021 (Vic) (Act) came to life in Victoria. The Act…

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UK: EAT suggests employers contemplating dismissal may need to seek employee’s response to lesser disciplinary sanction

In some cases it may be prudent for an employer contemplating dismissal to discuss with the employee whether they would abide by a final warning. …

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Australia: Top 10 Employment, Industrial Relations & Safety trends for 2022

2021 has been another turbulent year in the employment, industrial relations and safety space in Australia. We’re proud to have worked with our clients on…

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US: Update to “US: Federal Vaccine-or-Test Mandate Hits the Lottery System”

This post is an update to our November 16, 2021 article titled “US: Federal Vaccine-or-Test Mandate Hits the Lottery System”. Having been chosen by lottery to…

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UK: temporary extension of duration of sickness before medical evidence required for SSP; SSP Rebate Scheme reintroduced for SMEs

On 16 December Parliament approved emergency legislation temporarily changing the statutory sick pay rules with effect from today, 17 December, in order to free up…

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UK Covid-19: latest guidance on self-isolation requirements and the re-introduction of ‘work-from-home’ advice

Update 23 December From 23 December the self-isolation period for positive Covid-19 cases has been reduced from 10 days to 7 days, where someone receives…

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Asia Employment, Pensions and Incentives Update – December 2021

Our December update covers the following: in India the Haryana State Employment of Local Candidates Act 2020 will take effect on 15 January 2022 in…

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UK: Government seeks employer views on disability workforce reporting

Further to its National Disability Strategy published in July 2021, the Government is now consulting until 25 March 2022 on the case for mandatory workforce…

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Greater China: key employment issues for the year ahead

Two years of upheaval have brought about new ways of working and new challenges for employers. Our Greater China employment team reflects on important themes…

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