Australia: Employment Law Update – December 2018

Whilst all the talk so far in December regarding politics has been about getting sick asylum seekers off Nauru,national cyber security, the government potentially losing a vote in the House of Representatives for the first time since 1929 and the never-ending in-fighting amongst the Liberal Party, you would be forgiven for missing some rather important legislation that passed in relation to employment law and industrial relations. We take a quick look at the significance of these legislative […]

By | Dec 16, 2018 ||

What’s the problem with “gweilo” and various local slangs applied to certain ethnicities?

A discrimination claim was recently lodged with the District Court in Hong Kong by a British construction worker, against his former employer, after his employment was terminated, alleging he was racially harassed and treated less favourably by his employer and his colleagues because of his race. The allegation was based on various matters, one of which was that he was called “gweilo” (the “Claim”).

At first glance, it may appear that this case arises from […]

By | Dec 14, 2018 ||

#MeToo Movement Implications On Employment Agreements

Given the rise of the #MeToo movement, companies are having to deal with many issues when drafting employee agreement contracts. In a presentation, Evan Belosa discussed these issues, including triggering events, nondisclosure agreements and restrictive covenant changes. He also addressed latest trends in state and local law affecting hiring and management of the workforce.

View the full presentation.

The content of this article is intended to provide a general guide to the subject matter. Specialist advice […]

By | Dec 12, 2018 ||