Labor & Employment

CHINA - ADR in China: Market Expansion and Implications for Workers’ Rights

China’s internal and outward-facing labor dynamics and institutions are rarely discussed in the media, despite the fact that its approach to workers is fundamental to its positioning as a powerful player in the geo-political sphere. This article attempts to fill that gap by examining China’s labor laws, institutions, and their connections to the larger agenda of the nation-state.

Labor & Employment

GERMANY - European Court of Justice: Employers Obligated to Systematically Record Working Time

According to a recent decision of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) (May 14, 2019 – C 55/18), the Member States of the EU must oblige employers to systematically record the working time of their employees. Only this way can it be ensured and enforced that the working time rules are observed and that the intended health protection of the employees is guaranteed.

Labor & Employment

VIETNAM - Ratification of Convention 98 – an opportunity for institutional reform in Vietnam

In June 2019, Việt Nam took progressive steps in Vietnam's economic integration process in general and promising reform of labour legislation in particular by ratifying ILO Convention 98 on the Right to Organise and Collective Bargaining on June 14, 2019 and signing the European Vietnam Free Trade Agreement on June 30, 2019.