Closing the wage theft, redundancy and domestic violence loopholes

This article was co-authored with Millie Jones and Ying Yi Lim. As discussed in our article late last year, the Fair Work Legislation Amendment (Closing Loopholes Act 2023 (the Act)) was passed by Parliament on 7 December 2023. The Act introduced significant changes to “close the labour hire loophole” and prevent bargained rates in enterprise agreements from being undercut by the use … Continue reading

Tous les salariés en arrêt maladie ont droit aux congés payés : le revirement de jurisprudence

Par trois décisions rendues le 13 septembre 2023, la Cour de Cassation a pris une position inédite et opéré un revirement de jurisprudence concernant les règles applicables aux congés payés des salariés en arrêt maladie. Ainsi, la Cour de Cassation a considéré dans ces décisions que tous les salariés en arrêt maladie, que l’origine de … Continue reading

Germany: What to expect in 2024

German employment law will introduce new legislation bringing numerous changes in 2024 that HR managers should be aware of. New legislation enters into force The factors for calculating the levels in the social insurance system were adjusted on 1 January 2024. You can find the current rates and limits here. The statutory minimum wage was … Continue reading

Arbeitsrecht 2024: Was ändert sich?

Das deutsche Arbeitsrecht bringt im Jahr 2024 zahlreiche Neuerungen und geplante Änderungen, die Personalverantwortliche kennen sollten. Neuerungen Zum 1. Januar 2024 wurden die Rechengrößen in der Sozialversicherung turnusgemäß an die Einkommensentwicklung angepasst. Die aktuellen Rechengrößen finden sie hier. Der gesetzliche Mindestlohn wurde auf € 12,41 angehoben. Die Jahresverdienstgrenze für Minijobber liegt 2024 bei € 6.456 (€ 538/Monat). Arbeitsunfähige Arbeitnehmer … Continue reading

Increase in the National Minimum Wage effective 1 March 2024

This blog was co-authored by Likho Chitha, Candidate Attorney On 1 February 2024, the Minister of Employment and Labour increased the national minimum wage by 8.5% from R25.42 to R27.58 for each ordinary hour worked from 1 March 2024. The increase will apply to most workers, including farm workers and domestic workers whose minimum wage … Continue reading

Preparing for new employment laws in 2024: an HR checklist

This year is set to be a busy one for employers and, in particular, HR professionals, with a number of new employment laws and developments coming into force throughout 2024.  This includes new rules on holiday leave and pay and the application of TUPE, changes to flexible working and increased protection from redundancy and sexual … Continue reading

Proposed new paternity leave regulations

On 11 January 2023, the government published draft regulations to make changes to paternity leave legislation which will provide fathers and partners with greater flexibility when taking their paternity leave entitlement.  The Paternity Leave (Amendment) Regulations 2024 are due to come into force on 8 March 2024 and will apply only to children whose expected … Continue reading

La Cour d’appel précise les droits des employeurs en période de gel des conditions de travail

Introduction La Cour d’appel a récemment eu à clarifier les limites aux droits des employeurs lorsque vient le temps de négocier une convention collective. Dans un jugement rendu vers la fin de l’année 2023, la Cour est venue préciser le cadre juridique s’appliquant à la période communément appelée le « gel des conditions de travail »[1]. Depuis … Continue reading

Levelling up labour hire pay to become law Has the bell tolled for labour hire?

This article was co-authored with Millie Jones. As mentioned in our article when the Fair Work Legislation Amendment (Closing Loopholes Bill 2023 (Bill) was introduced to Parliament in September 2023, Australia is set for further industrial relations reform – albeit in a slimmed down manner for the moment. The Government decided to split the Bill in two after reaching … Continue reading

UK – What to expect in employment law in 2024

As we come to the end of 2023, there has been a rush on new employment legislation to come into effect in 2024. Holiday leave and pay As mentioned here the Employment Rights (Amendment, Revocation and Transitional Provision) Regulations 2023 were laid before Parliament on 7 November 2023 and are due to come into force … Continue reading