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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.

Another Travel Ban to Worry About: Employees Can Lose Their US Passports for Unpaid...

But wait there's more. While President Trump's Executive Order temporarily banning certain foreign nationals from entry into the United States is dominating the headlines these days, employers now have something else to worry about.

Amendments to the Thai Labour Protection Act Regarding Child Labour Violations

The key changes concern increased penalties for employers who fail to comply with requirements regarding employment and treatment of minors.

Ukraine: Increased Punishment for Violations of Labor Legislation

Ukraine’s Parliament adopted a law which introduces a range of legislative amendments inter alia an increased liability of employers for preventing state labour inspectors from conducting audits.

The Right to Remain Silent: Canadian Employer Mishandles Workplace Investigation (and Pays for It!)

An Ontario court held that the employer did not have sufficient cause for dismissing an employee on the basis of his pending criminal charges and allegations by another employee of potentially related conduct, where the employer had failed to carry out a proper investigation into the matter.

US Election: The Global Impact of a New Leader

The result of the US election has implications for businesses around the world. After months of often bitter rhetoric, do we really know what this administration will do?

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