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A rise in minimum wages can be part of the solution to protecting living standards in this time of high inflation. In this report, in which we collaborated with Adecco, we look at whether inflation is prompting countries to make structural changes to their minimum wage regime and whether they are offering tax breaks or measures to increase people’s purchasing power.
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Our report, examining global economics, looks at inflation, the energy crisis and growing economic uncertainty across the world. We analyse 27 countries to find out whether they automatically link wages to an index and if so, what this could mean in terms of a possible wage-price spiral in 2023.
In a turbulent world, where some companies are inevitably considering reducing their workforces, it is important to have an overview of the potential costs of making redundancies via a social plan. We have surveyed 25 countries to provide you with the cost details you need to help you plan and budget for this eventuality.
At a time when businesses are facing serious disruption in terms of energy, supplies and inflation, many companies are reflecting on how best to project their businesses and promote recovery. Some will manage to weather to storm, but others will need to take radical measures for the long term. Our guide sets out the answers to some key questions about restructuring in a range of countries.
Despite the importance of the unions both now and in the past, the global distribution of union membership across regions has not remained static, with some regions recording a significant decline and others increasing the number of union members. We explore how union membership is changing and the challenges unions face for the future.
In this survey, Ius Laboris lawyers in 20 countries explain the tax and social security treatment of employer-reimbursed travel costs and associated subsistence and visa costs for these employees (and any immediate family members accompanying them) on journeys between the employee’s home country and the country in which the employer is based.
Internships are a common but controversial part of the youth employment landscape. They offer young people a first experience of the world of work, allowing them to improve their skills and future employability, but can leave them vulnerable to exploitation as unpaid labour. The fact that only privileged young people can afford to do low or unpaid internships also entrenches inequalities in labour market access. This survey of internships undertaken voluntarily, rather than as part of a university or other course, provides guidance on the law, and commentary on how internships are viewed in 26 countries.
In the past, large corporations could largely go about their business, creating profit and satisfying their shareholders, unhindered, but in today’s world, they are increasingly expected to act in accordance with ESG standards. In this report, we explain what ESG means and why it matters and report our findings from 25 countries on the progress of ESG.
In this report, we examine what’s just happened and how Covid has impacted workplaces worldwide and then take a look at how businesses might react to the new normal. We look at flexible working, protecting your employees’ mental resilience, how to protect the boundaries of your business with solid cyber security policies and practices and how you can ensure your employees develop the skills they need, not just for now, but for the coming years. And finally, how to protect the reputation of your business in this interconnected world.
Every 2 months, our experts from around the world put together an Update on the law on immigration & global mobility, setting out recent changes to the law. See our Update for February 2023, with new rules for 17 countries.
Our report, comparing the outcome of Government responses to Covid-19, covering 20 major economies, is an economic analysis of what has worked best and worst over the last two years. Compiled and written in collaboration with human resources provider, Adecco, it offers an in-depth analysis of our collective insights into these issues. Note: if you provide your email address, we will send you updates periodically.
COVID-19 has put employment issues centre stage in a way that has never been seen before. From remote working, to cybersecurity, through diversity and inclusion, mental health, corporate purpose and, finally, a gaze at the future of the city, this 2021 edition of The Word draws on our legal expertise and truly reflects the global reach of our alliance of 59 countries.
The UK left the EU at the end of January 2020 but remained wedded to EU rules during a ‘transition period’ that lasted until 31 December 2020. But now the change has taken place and businesses on both sides of the Channel are working out how to do business in the new world they find themselves in. In this Guide, we explore how immigration between the UK and the EU is being handled.
Never has it been more important for businesses to focus on the health of their employees, both physical and mental. For that reason, we have put together a major report, covering 37 of our countries on the law surrounding mental health at work and how employers can support a healthy workplace.
In our latest Covid Guide covering over 40 countries, we take a look at whether you can ask, or require, employees to get tested for coronavirus or to get vaccinated, how to handle an employee's refusal or inability to be vaccinated and what data privacy issues may arise. As partial or full remote working becomes a long-term reality for many employers, we also address what you need to keep in mind when employees work from home, whether in your home country or abroad.
This year’s The Word: Forces for Change report unpacks the rising demand for flexible working, the talent shortage, the effects of innovative technologies and other forces inflicting change on the way we work.
Countries around the world are at different stages of their coronavirus response. Many are still in the grip of lockdown but some are starting to look at how to re-emerge from it.
We have listed some general tips for you to distribute to your staff to help you manage the process of getting staff safely back to the workplace.
The rules around what must be paid when employment ends differ widely according to the country. As the rules vary so greatly, it’s worth having a handle on the specifics in each of the countries in which you operate and so, in this Guide, we set out the rules worldwide and introduce you to an expert to contact if you need more help.
If you’re interested in workplace diversity and inclusion, you’ve probably been hearing a lot about neurodiversity lately. Here are 8 ways to encourage neurodiversity at work.
For international businesses facing serious disruption and financial challenges, we have put together a Guide setting out some of the key restructuring rules, covering 20 of the world's largest economies.
Countries covered: Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, The Netherlands, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States.
Countries covered: Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden.
Geopolitical realignments, sociodemographic change and technological advancements are reshaping the modern workplace and affecting businesses all over the world. Ius Laboris has carried out global research to help better understand the impact and the strategic and operational challenges of this evolving landscape, surveying 630 senior HR and legal professionals across 17 countries throughout Europe and North America, across a range of industries and business sizes.
Our research on monitoring in the workplace analyses the rules on monitoring in 41 countries and examines how the law is coping with the growing tensions between new technologies and the strengthening of privacy rights.
In this report covering 51 countries, we take a global look at the law on working hours, breaks and rest time between work shifts and how it is applied in different countries. We also look at the changing nature of work, in particular, the growing tendency for people to work on various devices from a range of locations and the implications this has, both in terms of time recording and the ability of employees to disconnect fully from work outside working hours.
In this publication, we present our findings from 40 countries around the world on how governments are grappling with the question of how to protect gig-economy workers without jettisoning the benefits the gig economy provides to consumers.