Publications

Global
October 2020

11 Points for GDPR Compliance

If you are based in the EU, you need to be compliant with the General Data Protection Regulation GDPR. This legislation changed the EU data privacy landscape dramatically in 2018 by:

・expanding the territorial scope of data protection laws;

・ increasing the penalties for transgressions to up to EUR 20,000,000 or 4% of worldwide turnover, whichever is higher; and

・ radically changing the processing, recording and other compliance obligations of businesses.
Global
October 2020

8 Ways to Encourage Neurodiversity at Work

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.
Global
January 2023

Costing collective redundancies: a global overview

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.
Global
April 2023

Declining birth rates: impact on employment

This report illuminates recent demographic trends and the main factors behind decreasing fertility rates and then goes on to explore what employers need to know to meet the coming challenges.
Global
October 2023

Global mobility compliance dashboard

This report provides information on the possible penalties employers and employees may face for non-compliance in 24 countries.
Global
July 2023

Immigration & Global Mobility Update

Every two months, our experts from around the world put together an update on immigration and global mobility practice, setting out recent changes to the law, policies and procedures. See our Update for April 2024, with the new rules for 12 jurisdictions & European Union.
Global
September 2023

Implementing the EU Whistleblowing Directive

After a recent flurry of action by national legislatures, most EU member states have now implemented the EU Whistleblower Directive into their national law. While the primary purpose of the Directive was to harmonise national laws on whistleblowing, it left many details up to individual countries. This report summarises the current status and details of the Directive adopted by a selection of EU countries.
Global
October 2023

Is employment law ready for AI?

This report concerns the use of artificial intelligence through the life cycle of employment: from recruitment, through management of work processes, to dismissal decisions.
Global
August 2022

Managing tax on employee travel expenses

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.
Global
March 2024

Quarterly Update for the Asia-Pacific Region

In our Quarterly APAC Update, we analyse the legal changes in employment law shaping the business and regulatory environment across a range of countries in the Asia-Pacific region.
Global
December 2023

The Ageing Workforce

In this report, we explore global population trends, paying particular attention to their effects on the workplace and examine the government and employer measures that have already been implemented in various countries to address the reality of an ageing workforce.
Global
October 2020

The ByWord: Working time

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.
Global
June 2023

The future of employment in an AI-driven world

This report delves into the evolving landscape of AI trends and sheds light on the risks businesses and employees may encounter. Stijn Broecke, a senior economist at the OECD who is leading the Future of Work initiative, lends his invaluable insights to our exploration.
Global
September 2023

The Word 2022

THE WORD PROLIFERATION OF CHANGE https://iuslaboris.com/theword2022/
Global
October 2022

Unionisation worldwide

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.