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HTMLSouthern District of New York Bankruptcy Court Rules That Avoidance Powers Apply Extraterritorially
Mark G. Douglas, Justin Morgan; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
April 14, 2016, previously published on March/April 2016
Over the past 21 years, two U.S. district court judges in the Southern District of New York have held that the avoidance powers conferred on a bankruptcy trustee or chapter 11 debtor-in-possession under the Bankruptcy Code do not apply to pre-bankruptcy transfers made by a debtor outside the United...

 

HTMLHong Kong: Commencement of the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Ordinance
Elizabeth Cole, Shiela Lee; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
April 13, 2016, previously published on March 2016
The Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Ordinance (Cap. 623) ("Ordinance") came into effect on January 1, 2016 and applies to all contracts entered after this date, subject to certain specified exceptions, such as bills of exchange, covenants relating to land, and letters of credit. The...

 

HTMLChina: Implementing Rules on Labor Contract Law Released for Public Comments
Ivy Wang, Liming Yuan; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
April 13, 2016, previously published on March 2016
In July 2015, the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security of the People's Republic of China ("PRC") released Draft Provisions Related to the Implementation of PRC Labor Contract Law for public comments ("Draft"). The Draft provides detailed interpretations clarifying...

 

HTMLIndonesia: Stringent New Requirements for Employing Foreigners Amended
Michelle Angela, Elizabeth Cole; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
April 13, 2016, previously published on March 2016
Following extensive lobbying and criticism from the business community, on October 23, 2015 the Ministry of Manpower enacted Regulation No. 35 of 2015 regarding Procedures for the Utilization of Foreign Workers, which amends the stringent requirements for the employment of foreigners under...

 

HTMLChina: Deadline for Reducing Dispatch Employees to 10 Percent
Elizabeth Cole, Cathleen Sun; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
April 13, 2016, previously published on March 2016
In 2014, the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security issued the Interim Provisions on Labor Dispatching ("Provisions"), which required that dispatch employees be limited to temporary, auxiliary, or substitute positions and comprise no more than 10 percent of the total number of...

 

HTMLEnforcement of the Amended Industrial Safety and Health Act Regarding Stress Checks
Yuichiro Mori, Misa Osagane; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
April 13, 2016, previously published on March 2016
On December 1, 2015, the Amended Industrial Safety and Health Act ("Amended Act") regarding stress checks came into force in Japan. Under the Amended Act, employers are required to conduct a stress check once a year on full-time employees and contract employees who will work or who have...

 

HTMLLoosening of Restrictions on Foreigners Intending to Work in Taiwan
Jean Kuo, John C. Lin, Raymond H. C. Wang; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
April 13, 2016, previously published on March 2016
Recently, low birth rates and an aging society in Taiwan have resulted in a drastic reduction in the workforce. In response, in December 2015, the Executive Yuan decided to loosen the restrictions on foreigners who intend to work in Taiwan.

 

HTMLChina: Maternity, Paternity, and Marriage Leave Entitlements Affect Population and Family Planning Law
Elizabeth Cole, Cathleen Sun; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
April 13, 2016, previously published on March 2016
On December 27, 2015, the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress issued the amended Population and Family Planning Law ("Family Planning Law"). While the Family Planning Law has drawn worldwide attention for its implementation of the Chinese government's change to its...

 

HTMLFederal Court Finds Averse Action when New Mother Made Redundant
Stephanie Crosbie, Adam Salter; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
April 13, 2016, previously published on March 2016
In Heraud v Roy Morgan Research Ltd [2016] FCCA 185 (February 5, 2016) the Federal Circuit Court of Australia decided that an employer took adverse action against an employee (the "Applicant") by refusing her request for flexible working hours and bringing forward her redundancy when she...

 

HTMLHong Kong: Full Implementation of the Competition Ordinance
Elizabeth Cole, Sheila Lee; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
April 13, 2016, previously published on March 2016
The Competition Ordinance (Cap. 619) ("Competition Ordinance") came into full effect on December 14, 2015. There are three major competition rules under the Competition Ordinance, which are the First Conduct Rule ("FCR"), the Second Conduct Rule, and the Merger Rule. In...

 


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