Criminal liability arising from workplace obligations international guide

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When working with international clients, we find that they are often very well attuned to the different employment law obligations that apply in their locations. While the specific rights available to employees do vary widely, there is a lot of common ground.

In particular, in most locations protections are available to employees covering matters such as:

  • wages and benefits
  • working time and paid time off
  • family leave
  • reasons and processes for dismissal
  • discrimination and victimisation
  • whistle-blower protection
  • collective consultation.

On the other hand, international businesses sometimes give less consideration to the means of enforcement of such rights and (in particular) whether non-compliance could give rise to criminal sanctions.

In this Criminal liability arising from workplace obligations international guide, our team of global employment law experts look at the varying approaches to criminal liability across key jurisdictions. This guide forms part of our Managing compliance: The People Risk Agenda series.

The jurisdictions covered in this guide are Australia, Belgium, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Singapore, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, United Arab Emirate and the United Kingdom.

Our local Bird & Bird Employment teams are available to provide additional information on the relevant workplace obligations and potential implications of breach.

Read the International guide here

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