Asia Pacific Employment & Incentives Legal Update February 2017

Welcome to the second issue of our bi-annual Asia Pacific employment and incentives legal update for 2017. As businesses continue to be increasingly globalised, this newsletter aims to help you stay ahead of the latest legal developments across various APAC jurisdictions.

Employment law responds swiftly to changing societal values and rapid economic development. During the first half of 2017, there were significant developments both in case law and in legislation covering matters such as occupational safety, employment status, equality, retirement ages and benefits and personal data privacy. Governments across the region have also been very active in devising legislative proposals and we expect to see further developments in the near future.

In order to protect workers’ rights and to promote compliance by employers with laws and regulations, we have also observed increased enforcement actions against defaulting employers and a tendency by the Courts to interpret contractual arrangements and legislation in favour of workers.

We trust you will find this newsletter useful. We have an extensive network of employment law specialists across APAC and we are always ready to work with you as you navigate the ever-changing rules and legal environment in the region. If you encounter any issues or if there is anything you require assistance with, please feel free to reach out to any one of us using the email hyperlink in each jurisdiction’s section or the full contact information at the end of this newsletter.

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