International Labor & Employment Law Committee Newsletter

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International Labor & Employment Law Committee Newsletter

Issue: September 2012

Editor: Tim Darby
European Editor: Paul Callaghan | Latin America Editor: Juan Carlos Varela | Canada Editor: Gilles Touchette
Asia and Oceania Editor: Ute Krudewagen



Innovations in New Law on Professional Drivers Suspended Immediately After Enactment

Ministry of Labour Interpretation of One of the Loopholes of Extended Notice Law

Effectiveness of New Law on Staffing Agencies (Cooperatives) in Doubt

Social Security Rates Lowered for Additional Industries as Stimulus Measure


Use of Strike Images of Individuals by Union Protected Under Canadian Charter Right to Freedom of Expression, Trumping Provincial Personal Privacy Rights, Alberta Court Rules


First Reported Gender Discrimination Recruitment Lawsuit Accepted

First Comprehensive Law on Entry and Exit of Foreign Nationals Passed

"Part-Time" Employee Ruled to Be a De Facto Full-Time Employee

Shenzhen Passes First Local Legislation on Equality Between the Sexes

Guangdong Court Awards RMB 1 Million to Employee from Employer for Invention While Employed

Hong Kong

Private Sector Paternity Leave Anticipated to Be Introduced in 2013

Tax Treatment for Hong Kong/Macau Residents Working in China Revised to Eliminate Double Taxation

Use of Pinhole Cameras by Employer to Monitor Staff Violates Data Privacy Rules, Privacy Commissioner Rules


Casual Female Workers Are also Entitled to Employee Maternity Benefits, Madras High Court Rules

Total Ban on Employing Children Under 14 Years Old Expected

Law on Prevention of Sexual Harassment at the Workplace Passed by the Lower House of the Indian Parliament

Workmen Entitled to Statutory Rate of Pay if Requesting Less Due to Miscalculation


Committee Activities in Atlanta

The Committee will present three programs and conduct a business meeting at the Section's 6th Annual Labor & Employment Law Conference October 31-November 3:

Thursday, November 1

International Track

8:00-9:15 a.m. Managing a Multinational Workforce in a Global Marketplace

9:30-11:00 a.m Knowing Right from Wrong: International Investigations Facing Employees and Employers Abroad

2:00-3:00 p.m. Drafting Expatriate Agreements

Friday, November 2

7:00-8:00 a.m. Committee Business Meeting

The Committees will conduct its business meeting and discuss notable new developments in an informal setting. Continental breakfast will be provided. Individuals wishing to provide a brief update at the meeting should contact Danny Kaufer, Wendi Lazar, or Earl Brown.

Midwinter Papers

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October 31-November 3
6th Annual Labor & Employment Law Conference
Atlanta, GA

Three Committee Programs and Committee Business Meeting Planned


May 5-9
International Labor & Employment Law Committee Midyear Meeting
Rome, Italy

ISLSSL Western Hemisphere Congress
Guayaquil, Ecuador

Transatlantic Employment Law Conference Being Planned for London Fall 2013

The Committee has again been invited by the English Lawyers Association (ELA) to participate in a Transatlantic Employment Law Conference. The program will be held in late September or early October 2013, pending approval of the ABA Board of Governors.

This program follows two very successful comparative law conferences that the Committee and ELA conducted in 2009 and 2011. The focus again will be on a range of employment law issues of interest to private practitioners representing employees and employers as well as in-house counsel of multinational corporations. The conference will consist of a series of panels with U.S and U.K. lawyers addressing key employment issues.

Anyone interested in attending or participating in the conference should contact the U.S. co-chairs, Gary Siniscalco or Wayne Outten, for further details.

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