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Mind the (Wage) Gap: Assessing Unfair Discrimination in Wage Policies in South Africa

Recently, thousands of female employees across Iceland went to work as usual… but only until 14:38. They left their male counterparts, disregarding normal working hours that would have seen them at their desks until 17:00. Why leave work early, and why at that specific time?

US Federal Agencies Issue Joint Guidance for HR Professionals Warning of Criminal Liability for...

The US DOJ and FTC issued an antitrust guidance for human resource professionals warning of criminal prosecution against companies, HR professionals and other individuals, for formal and informal wage-fixing or no-poaching agreements between companies.

U.S. FTC and DOJ Issue Joint Guidance for HR Professionals Warning of Criminal Liability...

On October 20, 2016, the U.S. DOJ and FTC issued antitrust guidance for human resource (HR) professionals and others who are involved in hiring and compensation decisions.

South Africa: A second bite at the cherry may not taste as sweet

Employers, dissatisfied with the outcome of a disciplinary hearing, often wonder if a harsher sanction can be imposed in an internal appeal hearing.

Hungarian DPA guidance on employment background checks

The Hungarian Data Protection and Freedom of Information Agency released comprehensive guidance on employment background checks, covering contact requests sent to past employers, criminal background checks and general Internet searches about candidates.

Help! My employee is a terrorist!

"He is such a nice guy - quiet, but always willing to assist." said one surprised co-worker when the police handcuffed her colleague. No-one had any reason to suspect that he would be arrested for terrorism.

Increased Enforcement of U.S. Forced Labor Prohibition

The Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015 effectively eliminating a longstanding loophole in the United States’ general prohibition against the importation of goods made with forced labor. As a result, U.S. companies have witnessed a resurgence of U.S. Customs and Border Protection detentions/seizures.

New Obligations Related to Posting Employees from EU Member States to Slovakia

On June 18, 2016, new Act No. 351/2015 Coll. on Cross-Border Cooperation in Posting Employees for Work Performance in Framework of Provision of Services will come into force.

Spanish Constitutional Court: Companies will be able to monitor their employees with video-surveillance cameras

The Spanish Constitutional Court decided that companies will be able to monitor their employees with video-surveillance cameras, without being required to give explanation of their specific purpose.

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) validates the monitoring of employees’ e-mails

The ruling issued by the European Court of Human Rights (Barbulescu versus Romania) puts an end to the lawsuit brought against an employee's dismissal because he had used (for his personal correspondence) a Yahoo Messenger account that his employer had instructed him to open to reply to customer requests.

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