Publication Date

Winter 2014

Abstract

[Excerpt] Although the economies of many jurisdictions are improving, there is still some lingering global economic uncertainty. It is no surprise that governments the world over continue to revisit their employment laws to see what else, if anything, can be done to further stimulate their economies. 2013 was another busy year for employment law reform.

Baker & McKenzie’s Global Employment Practice Group is pleased to present its 55th issue of The Global Employer™ entitled “The Employment Law Review and Reform Issue.” In this issue, we review changes to the law in 2013 and a look at pending changes for 2014.

Included, you will find information pertaining to the leasing of employees in Germany; new measures in Spain intended to promote employment among young people under 30 and employee privacy rights over employers' controls; challenges to the applicable interest rate to worker's claims in Argentina; how employment law reforms will significantly impact employers in Mexico and in some specific cases, may considerably elevate increase the cost of formal employment; and controversy around making the Colombian Social Security System more progressive.

We also review several significant legal developments in China during 2013 that impact employers operating there; legislative changes that were expected in Hong Kong in 2013 that may be implemented in 2014 including a focus on discrimination in the coming years; and welcome changes to TUPE and automatic pension plan enrollment in the United Kingdom.

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