International Labor & Employment Law Committee Newsletter

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International Labor & Employment Law
Committee Newsletter

Issue: May 2012

Editor: Tim Darby
European Editor: Paul Callaghan | Canada Editor: Gilles Touchette
Asia and Oceania Editor: Ute Krudewagen



New Legislation Passed Protecting Older Employees in Corporate Reorganizations


National Regulations Push for "Democratic Management" of All Enterprises

Continued Work after Termination Deemed by Shanghai Court as New Employment


Requiring a Non-Workman to Perform Certain Duties of a Workman Does Not Amount to Unfair Labor Practice, Supreme Court Holds

Supreme Court Rules against Deemed Confirmation of Employment of a Probationary Employee

Establishments Are not to be Grouped Together for Retirement Provident Fund Purposes Merely Because Different Family Members Own Them All, Court Holds

Allowances to all Employees Are to Be Included in Calculating Provident Fund Retirement Plan Contributions, Court Holds

Backpay Agreed on In Settlement is to Be Paid Without Employee Proof He Did Not Obtain Further Employment Following Termination, Supreme Court Rules

Proposed Law on Sexual Harassment at Workplace Delayed

Employee Consent Is Pre-Requisite to Business Transfer Deals


Rules for Issuance of Employment Permits to Foreign Nationals Amended

South Korea

Fixed Bonus to Be Included in Ordinary Wage, Supreme Court Rules


Amendments to Labor Code Proposed Reducing Some Employee Protections and Increasing Some Employee Benefits


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June 6-8
International Conference on Multinational Companies
Montreal, Canada

July 2
Comparative Labor and Employment Law
U.S. and Canadian ISLSSL Branches and the International Association of Labor Law Journals Philadelphia, PA (the day before the ISLSSL World Congress in Philadelphia)
(immediately before the opening of the ILERA World Congress in Philadelphia)

July 2-5
16th ILERA World Congress
Philadelphia, PA

September 25-28
XXth World Congress of the International Society for Labor and Social Security Law
Santiago de Chile


International Labor & Employment Law Committee Midyear Meeting
Rome, Italy

ISLSSL Western Hemisphere Congress
Guayaquil, Ecuador

September 19-20, 2012

Hard work? Pursuing quality of work and life in European low-wage sectors
Work and Life Quality in New and Growing Jobs (WALQING) Final Conference
Vienna, Austria

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