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|Singapore: Employment Act Changes for Retrenchment Benefits|
David P. Longstaff; Jones Day;
May 26, 2015, previously published on Spring 2015From April 1, 2015, an employee who has been employed in a company for at least two years may request retrenchment benefits if he or she is retrenched. Prior to April 1, 2015, the requisite period of employment before a request for retrenchment benefits could be made was three years. The relevant...
|Australia: Uncovering the Exploitation of Temporary Labor within Australia's Agricultural and Food Processing Sector|
Adam Salter, Michael Whitbread; Jones Day;
May 26, 2015, previously published on Spring 2015On May 4, 2015, Four Corners, an Australian investigative journalism program, broadcasted a report titled "Slaving Away," uncovering the exploitation of temporary labor within Australia's agricultural and food processing sector (the "Report"). The Report examined the conduct of...
|Bank Fees Class Action in Australia Fails Before Full Federal Court|
John Emmerig, Michael Legg; Jones Day;
May 26, 2015, previously published on May 2015In Paciocco v Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited ("ANZ")  FCAFC 50, the Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia (the intermediate appeals court in the Federal Court hierarchy) overturned the trial judge's finding that ANZ credit card late payment fees were...
|Japan: Enforcement of Act on Special Measures Concerning Fixed-Term Employees with Expert Knowledge, Etc.|
Yusuke Hanada, Rika Sato; Jones Day;
May 26, 2015, previously published on Spring 2015On April 1, 2015, the Act on Special Measures concerning Fixed-Term Employees with Expert Knowledge, etc. (the "Act") came into force. The Act provides for certain exceptions to the "rule of conversion into indefinite-term contracts." This rule, contained in the Labor Contract...
|Shale Gas in France: Still a "Viable" Option?|
Anne-Caroline Urbain; Jones Day;
May 26, 2015, previously published on Spring 2015Originally viewed as one of the most promising countries in Europe for shale gas development, France recently affirmed its decision to ban hydraulic fracturing.
|District Court Holds Coal Companies Have Standing to Sue EPA for Failing to Evaluate Losses of Employment that May Result From Enforcement of the Clean Air Act|
Jane Borthwick Story; Jones Day;
May 26, 2015, previously published on Spring 2015On March 24, 2014, multiple coal companies filed suit against the Administrator of EPA in the United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia. Murray Energy Corp. v. McCarthy, No. 5:14-CV-39. The plaintiffs alleged that EPA failed to comply with § 321(a) of the Clean...
|Singapore Opens International Commercial Court|
John Rainbird, Zara Shafruddin, Matthew J. Skinner; Jones Day;
May 26, 2015, previously published on May 2015The Singapore International Commercial Court ("SICC") started hearing its first case this month: a US$809 million dispute between Australian and Indonesian companies over a joint venture agreement for the production and sale of upgraded coal from East Kalimantan in Indonesia. The...
|D.C. Circuit Hears Oral Argument on Challenge to Carbon Sequestration RCRA Conditional Exclusion|
Daniella A. Einik; Jones Day;
May 26, 2015, previously published on Spring 2015In December 2010, the United States Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA") promulgated regulations under the Safe Drinking Water Act, 42 U.S.C. §§ 300f et seq., creating a new category of underground injection wells—Class VI—to govern underground injection of carbon...
|Singapore: Industrial Relations Act Amendments-More Options for Representation of Executives in the Workplace|
David P. Longstaff; Jones Day;
May 26, 2015, previously published on Spring 2015Singapore has recently passed amendments to the Industrial Relations Act, which broaden the options available for representation of executives in the workplace to allow for representation by "rank-and-file" trade unions. The Industrial Relations (Amendment) Act 2015 (the "Amendment...
|Australia: Australian Fair Work Commission Signals New Willingness to Terminate Restrictive Enterprise Agreements that have Passed Their Nominal Expiry Dates|
Stephanie Crosbie, Adam Salter; Jones Day;
May 26, 2015, previously published on Spring 2015A Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission (the "FWC") in Aurizon Operations Limited: Aurizon Network Pty Ltd  FWCFB 540 has ordered the termination of 12 enterprise agreements that had passed their nominal expiry dates.