International Labour and Employment Compliance Handbook

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The International Labour and Employment Compliance Handbook is intended to be a practical guide by providing a general overview of key labor and employment issues in multiple jurisdictions.

The International Labour and Employment Compliance Handbook provides information on labour and employment laws worldwide. Each country chapter is based on a standard outline that allows users to compare the legal landscape and analyse solutions to employment problems in each jurisdiction. 

The following general categories, broken down in specific detail, are covered in each chapter:
• Legal Framework: Employment Law 
• Contracts of Employment 
• Recruiting, Interviewing, Screening and Hiring Employees 
• Managing Performance/Conduct 
• Termination of Employees for Performance or Disciplinary Reasons 
• Layoffs, Reductions in Force, and/or Redundancies as a Result of Job Eliminations or Other Restructuring 
• Labour and Employment Law Ramifications upon Acquisition or Sale of a Business 
• Use of Alternative Workforces: Independent Contractors, Contract Employees, and Temporary or Leased Workers 
• Obligation to Bargain Collectively with Trade Unions: Employees’ Right to Strike and a Company’s Right to Continue Business Operations 
• Working Conditions: Hours of Work and Payment of Wages – By Statute or Collective Agreements 
• Other Working Conditions and Benefits – By Statute, Collective Agreements, or Company Policy 
• Workers’ Compensation 
• Company’s Obligation to Provide Safe and Healthy Workplace 
• Immigration, Secondment and Foreign Assignment 
• Restrictive Covenants and Protection of Trade Secrets and Confidential Information 
• Protection of Whistleblowing Claims 
• Prohibition of Discrimination in the Workplace 
• Smoking in the Workplace 
• Use of Drugs and Alcohol in the Workplace 
• AIDS, HIV, SARS, Bloodborne Pathogens 
• Dress and Grooming Requirements 
• Privacy, Technology and Transfer of Personal Data 
• Workplace Investigations for Complaints of Discrimination, Harassment, Fraud, Theft, and Whistleblowing 
• Affirmative Action/Nondiscrimination Requirements 
• Resolution of Labor, Discrimination and Employment Disputes: Litigation, Arbitration, Mediation and Conciliation 
• Employer Recordkeeping, Data Protection, and Employee Access to Personnel Files and Records 
• Required Notices and Postings

For each category the chapter provides detailed coverage of applicable laws, with the addition of such practical features as checklists of do’s and don’ts; step-by-step compliance measures with mandatory standards and procedures and recordkeeping requirements; specific applicable fines and penalties; and much more. 

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