Asia Pacific Employment and Incentives Legal Update August 2016

Welcome to the mid-year Linklaters Asia Pacific Employment & Incentives Legal Update for 2016, and what an interesting first half of the year it has been! The result of the Brexit referendum in the UK took many by surprise and raises significant uncertainties, at home and in the EU, a double dissolution election was held in Australia, and the upcoming U.S. election is already adding further stir to this unstable global environment.

In the APAC region, we have continued to see efforts to improve working conditions for employees, such as new disability discrimination laws in Japan and Indonesia. Likewise, courts across the region seem to be consistently finding in favour of employees in the most significant employment-related cases.

For more information on Brexit, and how it might affect employers in Asia, please see our latest update which you can find here.

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