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[IWS] Baker & McKenzie: THE GLOBAL EMPLOYER: Bringing Light to Employment Law Changes and New Developments [January 2011]

IWS Documented News Service
Institute for Workplace Studies----------------- Professor Samuel B. Bacharach
School of Industrial & Labor Relations-------- Director, Institute for Workplace Studies
Cornell University
16 East 34th Street, 4th floor----------------------
Stuart Basefsky
New York, NY 10016 -------------------------------Director, IWS News Bureau


Baker & McKenzie


The Global Employer: Bringing Light to Employment Law Changes and New Developments

January 2011

[full-text, 36 pages]


Author/s: Global Employment Practice Group


Baker & McKenzie's Global Employment Practice Group is pleased to present its 46th issue of The Global Employer entitled "Bringing Light to Employment Law Changes and New Developments." This issue contains a collection of articles on legal developments from 11 jurisdictions that examine changes to labour laws, employment practices, and benefits issues. The global economy is still affecting change on the employment landscape with new legislation being passed in many jurisdictions. The challenge for the multinational employer is to stay informed of these changes and the effects they will have on the workplace and their employees




Recent ruling on penalties due to unlawful intermediation of employment



Closing the gap



Split of salary and contribution of employers to severance fund deposits (FGTS)

Requirements and limitations provided under Brazilian laws concerning employee

interviews within internal investigations



Recent employment law developments


Hong Kong

Special administrative region’s first minimum wage announced



The new reform of Italian labour disputes: an attempt to alleviate the workload of Labor Courts



The Malaysian Whistleblower Protection Act of 2010



New Employees Food Assistance Law



Major Spanish employment and labor law reform package confirmed and passed into definitive legislation



Update on Swedish Legislation


United States

The changing labor landscape: what every employer should know about the NLRB’s August decisions


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Stuart Basefsky                   
Director, IWS News Bureau                
Institute for Workplace Studies 
Cornell/ILR School                        
16 E. 34th Street, 4th Floor             
New York, NY 10016                        
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