Legal Update

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Asia Pacific Legal Update Q4 2018

  • In this report, we round up the legal developments affecting the workforce solutions ecosystem across the Asia Pacific region in Q4 2018:
  • Australia: Casual employment under the spotlight; Gig economy rider is an employee of Foodora; Federal modern slavery law passed; New rights for employees to domestic violence leave; Changes to Modern Awards reviews and flexible working rights; Victoria extends long service leave to casuals 
  • Hong Kong: Statutory paternity leave extended 
  • India: New licensing system for contract staffing firms; Draft Data Protection Bill; Guidelines for setting up creche facilities published 
  • Japan: Overtime regulations passed 
  • Singapore: Expansion of Employment Act rights 

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