Extended Employment Contractual Notice Period Clauses

Monday, October 31, 2016 | Published by

Background Currently, there is a trend amongst corporations utilizing extended employment contractual notice period clauses as a strategy to retain key employees. Extended notice periods are gaining popularity in all parts of the globe including Switzerland, South Africa, India and Hong Kong. Where talent is limited and the market is competitive, specifically executives and industry […]

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HR´s Impact on Business Performance

Friday, May 29, 2015 | Published by

Viability has become a major obstacle for business and society in recent years, assessed the fundamental way for survival and development of organizations and the life of the enterprise in general. The issue is significant because viability is a key element for the success of an organization, which is intended as the balance between economic, […]

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Generation Y: Dilemmas and Solutions for a New Global Workforce

Thursday, April 30, 2015 | Published by

Talented youth around the world Since the crisis began in 2008, thousands of young people have decided to leave their home countries due to the lack of employment opportunities. Most of them have acquired tremendous educational qualifications in their home countries, but at the moment of truth, they could not develop professionally. Where are they […]

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Foreign Employee Wages in Switzerland

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 | Published by

According to Switzerland’s Federal Act on Assignments (Entsendegesetz), non-Swiss companies providing services in Switzerland must compensate employees temporarily working in Switzerland at a level which, at a minimum, equals a Swiss reference salary for the relevant industry, profession, and geographic area in question. Apart from generally binding collective agreements providing minimum wages for certain industries, […]

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A Rise in Japanese Exports Could Signal Global Economic Recovery

Friday, August 29, 2014 | Published by

Several economic indicators reveal that exports in Japan are rising. This is a very important development for Japan, Asia and all countries that trade with Japan. It is also evidence of a recovering global economy, which in turn means a continued level of stability for workers and employers alike. Increased car sales to Europe, metal-processing […]

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Collective Wage Bargaining in Europe Remains Stagnant

Thursday, June 26, 2014 | Published by

A recent study released by the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions revealed that in 2013, the average nominal collectively agreed pay increases either remained the same or were lower than those in 2012.1 The significance of these developments cannot be underestimated. “The outcomes of collective wage bargaining are a major […]

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Cracking the Glass Ceiling: Executive Leadership Roles for Women in Business

Wednesday, April 30, 2014 | Published by

Gender equality in executive boardrooms has become an area of great importance for multinational companies throughout the world. Diversifying the board of directors, particularly the position of CEO and CFO, is considered vital to the economic stability of all sectors of industry in all regions of the world. Achieving such diversity requires serious and targeted […]

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When starting an international business, do not forget the employment law issues!

Friday, December 13, 2013 | Published by

A recent report by the World Bank ranked New Zealand as the easiest place in the world to set-up a small and medium-sized enterprise. The definition of “easy” is based on how many steps are required to establish the company, the costs of incorporating, capital contributions, and the amount of days involved before the enterprise […]

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The Rise of Transnational Company Agreements

Friday, November 29, 2013 | Published by

With the rise of global workforces, we have also witnessed the demand for industrial agreements to govern employment contracts not only in one country or one continent, but in several countries and continents throughout the world. Whereas a collective bargaining agreement is only effective at a national level, transnational company agreements (TCAs) can be entered […]

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Is a European Union Law on Corporate Restructuring Inevitable?

Friday, July 19, 2013 | Published by

The European Parliament has announced its support for a corporate restructuring law governing the ‘anticipation and management of change and restructuring’ and has called on the European Commission to submit such a proposal. The European Parliament’s resolution covers rules on the long-term strategic anticipation of employment and skills needs, early preparation of restructuring operations, and […]

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