A reliable and regularly updated suite of employment law guides for HR professionals with responsibilities for staff in countries outside the UK.

This tool will ensure you:

  • Understand employee rights in key areas including minimum wage rates, maternity leave and compensation on termination.
  • Recognise the role of collective rights and bargaining in the relevant country.

Global employer

The Guide for global employers provides an overview of the main issues facing employers with staff in more than one country, while the individual country guides provide employment law guidance at national level.

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New and updated

  • Belgium: Employee rights

    Enhanced and updated to include information on telework, including new rules on occasional telework.

  • Greece: Industrial relations

    Updated to reflect changes to the procedure for informing and consulting employees' representatives where collective redundancies are contemplated.

  • Puerto Rico: Equal opportunities

    Updated to include information on regulations concerning accommodation for employees' religious practices, effective from 25 May 2017.

  • Philippines: Contracts of employment

    An employment law guide to contracts of employment in the Philippines, including probationary periods, types of contract, written contracts of employment, variation of contract, and confidentiality and non-competition clauses.

  • Philippines: Employee rights

    An employment law guide to employee rights in the Philippines, including hours of work, rest breaks and rest periods, holiday and holiday pay, maternity and pregnancy rights, paternity and parental leave, part-time and fixed-term workers, transfers of undertakings, insolvency, disciplinary procedures and measures, data protection and employee privacy, and internal rules and procedures.

  • Philippines: Equal opportunities

    An employment law guide to equal opportunities in the Philippines, including exceptions, harassment and sexual harassment, victimisation, positive action, gender equality indicators, and remedies and penalties.

  • Philippines: Health and safety

    An employment law guide to health and safety in the Philippines, including duties on employers and employees, safety representatives, enforcement and penalties, and compensation for occupational injury or illness.

  • Philippines: Industrial relations

    An employment law guide to industrial relations in the Philippines, including trade unions, collective bargaining and agreements, unfair labour practices, informing and consulting employees, and industrial action and picketing.

  • Philippines: Pay and benefits

    An employment law guide to pay and benefits in the Philippines, including payment of wages, deductions, equal pay, minimum wages, income tax and social security, pay for employees not at work and 13th-month pay.

  • Philippines: Recruitment and selection

    An employment law guide to recruitment and selection in the Philippines, including discrimination, advertising vacancies, job offers, recruiting foreign nationals and young people and children, and formalities.

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