Be Global - July 2015

Be Global: Employment law newsletter

Be Global is DLA Piper's snapshot of key global employment law developments designed to help you identify legal hotspots across your global operations and assess the impact on your employment practices and procedures.

Read the July 2015 Be Global issue in full


  • UK: Transparency in supply chains
  • Whistleblowing: An employer's guide to global compliance
  • Italy: "Jobs Act": New legislative decrees approved 
  • Brazil: New option for companies in financial difficulties: reduction in working hours and salary

Asia Pacific

  • Australia: Contractual effect of employer policies
  • Australia: Including casual employees in vote on enterprise agreements 
  • China: New regulations on corporate mobile devices 
  • Hong Kong: Mandatory Provident Fund - What is on the horizon? 
  • Hong Kong: 3 September 2015 designated as general and statutory holiday 
  • Hong Kong: Tribunal orders claimant to pay security money 
  • Hong Kong: Data Privacy - Guidance Note on collection & use of biometric data


  • EU wide: Shareholder voting on directors' pay
  • EU wide: Commission withdraws stalled maternity leave proposals 
  • France: Macron Law before the Constitutional Council as opponents' last resort against implementation 
  • Germany: Union tariff uniformity law 
  • Germany: Preconditions for amendment of occupational pension plans 
  • Germany: ECJ referral on collective agreements 
  • Italy: "Jobs Act": New legislative decrees approved 
  • Russia: Notifying reason for non-selection and fixed-term contracts of pregnant employees 
  • UAE: New anti-discrimination law enacted 
  • UK: Eighteen month limit on carry forward of holiday entitlement 
  • UK: Inclusion of voluntary overtime when calculating holiday pay 
  • UK: Gender pay gap consultation published 
  • UK: Government releases details of Trade Union Bill


  • Brazil: New option for companies in financial difficulties: reduction in working hours and salary
  • Canada: Self-reporting drug use policies; Union financial disclosure; Mandatory retirement 
  • US: California: paid sick leave law clarified and revised family rights in force