Global Employment Law Handbooks: Now Available

Navigate complex employment law landscapes across Europe, APAC and the United Arab Emirates with our global employment law handbooks.

With the global employment landscape feeling the effects of the most significant disruption for decades, it is more vital than ever to understand the current legal and regulatory regimes applicable to your global workforce.

Download our handbooks to gain:

  • Insight into key employment laws and HR issues across the globe
  • Knowledge to help drive informed business decisions
  • A valuable resource that saves time on researching local law

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Delve into our handbooks tailored for the APAC and Europe regions, each complemented by individual country guides. Uncover specific country laws with 15 guides for the APAC region and 12 for Europe, providing you with key insights into local law.

Additionally, explore our standalone handbook for the United Arab Emirates.


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Czech Republic – Flexible amendments to the Labour Code

A draft bill regarding changes to the Labour Code in the Czech Republic has recently been published. The draft bill amends a range of significant provisions such as the probationary period, termination of employment, working time and pay. The amendment aims to increase flexibility in employment relationships and is anticipated to come into force in January 2025.

Singapore – New Tripartite Guidelines on Flexible Work Arrangements

What are FWAs? FWAs are work arrangements where employers and employees agree to a variation from the standard work arrangement. These can be categorised as follows: (i) flexi-place (for example, working from home); (ii) flexi-time (for example, flexible working hours); and (iii) flexi-load (for example, job sharing or part-time work). What procedure should be followed

Australia – Increase to paid parental leave

What are the key changes to paid parental leave? Effective 1 July 2024, eligible parents will be entitled to 22 weeks of paid parental leave in total, increasing each year by two weeks until it reaches 26 weeks on 1 July 2026. Effective 1 July 2025, the period of leave reserved for (and which must

Netherlands – Draft reforms to the non-competition clause

What are the main proposed changes? Duration – A maximum duration of twelve months post-termination will apply and therefore any clause entered into for more than twelve months would be considered void. Geographical scope – The geographical scope of the clause and motivation must be specified in the clause (i.e. the area or radius to