International Labour and Employment Compliance Handbook Online

As more and more companies invest overseas, the need for readily available, accurate, and detailed knowledge of labour and employment laws in multiple jurisdictions becomes an essential resource for employers and their counsel. Now, this one-of-a-kind new loose-leaf publication provides exactly such a tool. Launching with chapters on no fewer than sixteen countries – all of them among the world’s most important commercial jurisdictions and labour markets – the Handbook promises to become, as it expands with new chapters on more jurisdictions added regularly, the preeminent, indispensable source of information on labour and employment laws worldwide. Each country chapter, written by a distinguished legal practitioner in that country, is based on a standard outline that allows users to compare the legal landscape and analyse solutions to employment problems in each jurisdiction. The following general categories, broken down in specific detail, are covered in each chapter: Legal Framework: Employment Law Contracts of Employment Recruiting, Interviewing, Screening and Hiring Employees Managing Performance/Conduct Termination of Employees for Performance or Disciplinary Reasons Layoffs, Reductions in Force, and/or Redundancies as a Result of Job Eliminations or Other Restructuring Labour and Employment Law Ramifications upon Acquisition or Sale of a Business Use of Alternative Workforces: Independent Contractors, Contract Employees, and Temporary or Leased Workers Obligation to Bargain Collectively with Trade Unions: Employees’ Right to Strike and a Company’s Right to Continue Business Operations Working Conditions: Hours of Work and Payment of Wages – By Statute or Collective Agreements Other Working Conditions and Benefits – By Statute, Collective Agreements, or Company Policy Workers’ Compensation Company’s Obligation to Provide Safe and Healthy Workplace Immigration, Secondment and Foreign Assignment Restrictive Covenants and Protection of Trade Secrets and Confidential Information Protection of Whistleblowing Claims Prohibition of Discrimination in the Workplace Smoking in the Workplace Use of Drugs and Alcohol in the Workplace AIDS, HIV, SARS, Bloodborne Pathogens Dress and Grooming Requirements Privacy, Technology and Transfer of Personal Data Workplace Investigations for Complaints of Discrimination, Harassment, Fraud, Theft, and Whistleblowing Affirmative Action/Nondiscrimination Requirements Resolution of Labor, Discrimination and Employment Disputes: Litigation, Arbitration, Mediation and Conciliation Employer Recordkeeping, Data Protection, and Employee Access to Personnel Files and Records Required Notices and Postings

For each category the chapter provides detailed coverage of applicable laws, with the addition of such practical features as checklists of do’s and don’ts; step-by-step compliance measures with mandatory standards and procedures and recordkeeping requirements; specific applicable fines and penalties; and much more. Thoroughly practical in orientation, the Handbook is easy to understand for lawyers and non-lawyers alike, and is sure to be greatly welcomed by business executives and human resources professionals as well as corporate counsel and business lawyers.

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• Argentina; E.A. Betemps, J.C. Stefanoni Zani • Australia; S. Price, R. Roche, R. Cullen, J. de Flamingh, H. Roberts, V. Gostencnik & N. Ellery • Brazil; S. de Almeida Cunha, A. Giamondo Massei Rossi, B. Ferreira Rocha, C. Benedet Barreiros, D. Yuasa • Canada; K. Coon, L. Stam • China; King and Wood. Beijing team: J. Junlu, L. Yanling, X. Xiaodan, W. Jing, Z. Jun, C. Sinan, Z. Nanxi, Y. Jie & H. Yarong. Shanghai team: L. Huiwen, W. Ying, M. Qiliang, Z. Ya & H. Luowen. • England; T. Hyams-Parish. • France; P. Lagesse. • Germany; G. Wisskirchen, M. Lützeler. • India; M. Pathak, S. Kanwal. • Italy; A. Zambelli. • Japan; Y. Sugino. • Mexico; O. De La Vega Gómez, M. Schiaffino. • The Netherlands; E. de Wind. • South Africa; S. Stelzner, S. Harrison, B. Paterson, Z. Ebrahim • Spain; S. del Rey, A. Campos • United States of America; A. Boling, D. Darch, A. de la Lama, J. Field, M. Geraghty, C. Guldberg, R. Hammett, B. Henegesbaugh, C. Jackson, C. Joachim, M. LeGear, J. Michels, R. Mignin, J.Murphy, S. Nelson, G. Partee, K. Reed, L. Schek, D. Serwer, C. Spink, R. Vann, M. Westheimer & T. M. Connolly