Tag archives: working hours

Flexible Working Act: Stronger position for employees who want to work from home

On 14 April 2015, the Dutch Senate has accepted the Flexible Working Act, allowing employees of companies in the Netherlands more flexibility in respect of working hours and working from home. With effect from 1 January 2016, employees will be able to ask not only for changes to the number of hours they work, but also changes … Continue reading

Working Hours and Annual Leave in China

Working Hours PRC law recognises three categories of working hour systems: (i) the Standard Working Hour System; (ii) the Flexible Working Hour System; and (iii) the Comprehensive Working Hour System.  Each system varies in its applicability to employment positions and industries within the PRC. The Standard Working Hour System provides that an employee may work … Continue reading

Germany: No work, no salary?

In Germany, there is a rule, which says: If you do not work you do not earn your salary. There are several exceptions (e.g. in case of illness or holidays) but does it apply to the following case?:  An employee (whose salary was EUR 95,000.00 per year, by the way) claimed for full compensation for … Continue reading