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Webinar: Employment Law Worldview Webinar Series – Hong Kong

Squire Patton Boggs presents a series of webinars focussing on the key labour and employment issues in countries throughout Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and the United States. Presented in English by our local labour and employment law experts, each 60-minute webinar comprises a 50-minute presentation covering key “hot topics” in the featured jurisdiction, … Continue Reading

UK employers named and shamed for National Minimum Wage breaches

Last week, Business Minister Jo Swinson publicly named and shamed 48 more employers which have paid their employees below the UK’s statutory minimum wage. The companies span the fashion, retail, hospitality and publishing sectors and are located right across the UK. They include the likes of the esteemed French Connection in London and Toni & … Continue Reading

The 10 most important facts about the new German Minimum Wage Act

Introduction of a statutory minimum wage in Germany   With the new Minimum Wage Act (Mindestlohngesetz, MiLoG) a statutory national minimum wage will be introduced in Germany for the first time. The Minimum Wage Act obliges every employer to pay at least the minimum statutory wage from 1 January 2015. Compliance with this obligation will be monitored by … Continue Reading

Unpaid Interns on the Attack

In recent years, unpaid interns have made headlines by bringing suit against companies for allegedly failing to pay minimum wage and overtime wages in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and state wage and hour laws.  In order to avoid potential litigation and negative publicity, employers should review their requirements under the FLSA … Continue Reading

UK unpaid internships: new guidance from BIS

The Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) has released new guidance as part of a “more aggressive” stance to tackle employers using unpaid interns to avoid the requirement to pay the national minimum wage. According to The Guardian, the guidance has been issued to coincide with the end of the academic year, when students … Continue Reading