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Hungary: GDPR-related Developments by Sector

The Hungarian Parliament has adopted the sectorial legislative amendments relating to the European Union's data protection reform (Act XXXIV of 2019, the "Amendment") which...

Poland: Further Changes to Data Protection Laws in Poland

On 4 May 2019, further amendments to the rules on processing personal data came into force. They concern over 150 legal statutes and refer...

Global Legal Guide for Luxury & Fashion Companies

Despite geopolitical shifts, uncertainty and various factors that seem to affect numerous sectors, the global luxury and fashion industry has tripled in the last...

Australian Parliament passes Whistleblowing Bill

On 19 February 2019 the House of Representatives passed the Treasury Laws Amendment (Enhancing Whistleblower Protections) Bill 2018 (the Bill). Although the Bill is...

China Employment Law Update, October 2018 edition

Various new regulations issued on Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macao residents working in mainland China PRC authorities have recently issued several national notices to repeal the employment...

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.