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Hungary: Employers unlawfully requesting criminal records from employees face fines

As a result of the General Data Protection Regulation, it has become more difficult for companies to request criminal records from their prospective and current employees. Those companies who break the rules can expect significant fines under the GDPR.

California Supreme Court Delivers Blow to Use of Independent Contractors

On April 30, 2018, the California Supreme Court dramatically changed the legal landscape for California's gig economy, which will have far-reaching consequences for California companies reliant on independent contractors.

South Africa: Catch me if you can

“You can’t fire me, I resign!” sounds like something one of Harvey Spectre’s clients might say. But if your employment relationship is not in Hollywood, but South Africa, what would the legal position be in respect of resignation to avoid dismissal?

Malta: Of Fiduciary Obligations – a ray of hope for employers

The First Hall of the Civil Court issued a judgement regarding the breach of fiduciary obligations arising in the context of an employment contract.

Canada: Putting Circular Economy Back Into Sustainability

The explosive growth of corporate sustainability programs truly affirms the prominence, if not centrality, that many of these programs have within multinational producers across a wide variety of industries.

Protection for whistleblowers in South Africa

While no piece of legislation will ever provide absolute protection and no-one can earnestly guarantee whistle-blowers that their lives will not be affected in some way once they point out wrongdoing, workplace whistle-blowers can rely on the protection afforded by the South African Protected Disclosures Act provided that they made a protected disclosure.

Supply Chain Transparency and Australia’s Closer Look at Modern Slavery Laws

Australia is considering whether to adopt modern slavery legislation, similar to that found in the United Kingdom (UK) and California.

German Federal Labor Court: Employer cannot use information from secret keylogger software as evidence...

Information obtained via a keylogger software secretly installed on an employee's computer cannot be used as evidence in court - some exceptions apply.

South Africa Employment Insight: Not Quite The Apprentice, But Certainly Not Suits

The processes related to workplace discipline often confound employees. Whether this is the result of lapping up Suits or Law & Order is an open question, but we frequently see employees misconceiving their rights and obligations when faced with allegations of wrongdoing in the workplace. Employees do their cause more harm than good when labouring under misapprehensions on the nature of workplace discipline.

BREAKING NEWS: Update Related to the US President’s Executive Order Regarding the Travel Ban

On March 6, 2017, President Trump issued an Executive Order with an effective date of March 16, 2017 that repeals the prior Executive Order.

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