Be Global — July 2014: new gender equality reporting obligations in Australia; meaning of ‘last wage’ clarified in UAE; and more

Be Global is DLA Piper’s snapshot of key global employment law developments designed to help you identify legal hotspots across your global operations and assess the impact on your employment practices and procedures.


  • Australia: new gender equality reporting obligations
  • Australia: enterprise agreements
  • Australia: round-up
  • China: unilateral termination of striking employees was illegal — employers should consider the reason for strike action before dismissing
  • China/Shanghai: employers required to file plans to comply with labour dispatch rules/social security disputes
  • China: lessons for employers on the risks of unwritten contracts and minimising overtime liability
  • Singapore: new data protection regime fully in force 
  • EU wide: advocate-general considers that obesity can be a disability
  • France: update on SYNTEC 218-working-day arrangements
  • France: unemployment insurance — new rules applicable 
  • Germany: national minimum wage in force 1 January 2015
  • Netherlands: employment law reforms delayed to 2015
  • Romania: constitutional court rules that compulsory pre-claim mediation information meeting is unconstitutional
  • UAE: meaning of ‘last wage’ clarified 
  • UAE: emiratisation targets 15 per cent in the insurance sector by 2015
  • UAE: new e-contracts and e-labour cards for the UAE
  • UK: government response to call for evidence on whistleblowing
  • US: choosing between a secondment or localisation
  • Canada: new categories of leave for Ontario employees
  • Brazil: discrimination on grounds of HIV/AIDS status is a criminal offence 
  • Brazil: extension of temporary contract periods 
  • Brazil: dismissal protection for guardians of new-born children in the event of the mother’s death

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