* 1. In the midst of Brexit uncertainties, UK employers should avoid recruiting European nationals. 1

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* 2. Which of the following provisions are part of the Macron Law’s reforms to the French Labor Code? 2
     A. Strengthening the primacy of company-level agreements over industry-wide agreement
     B. Creating a single staff representative entity in all companies, regardless of their size
     C. Capping unfair dismissal compensation based on a mandatory damages scale

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* 3. In an attempt to further globalize the labor market in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, recent reforms to its Nitaqat program have allowed companies with 10 or more employees to employ from now on as many foreign workers as needed. 3

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* 4. Pursuant to the UK Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 20174, where are employers required to publish their gender pay gaps by April 2018? 5

     A. On the employer’s own website
     B. On the government’s specially designed website
     C. In two local newspapers

     D. In the official gazette

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* 5. Reforms to Brazil’s labor law came into force on November 11, 2017. Which of the following provisions was part of the introduced changes? 6

    A. In labor litigation,  moral damages are limited to a multiple of social security entitlements
    B. Bonuses on a recurrent basis and advance payments (abonos) are no longer deemed to form part of salary
    C. Unions no longer have to negotiate working shifts of 12 hours per work per 36 hours of rest and the company can instead negotiate with the employee or his/her union to implement these shifts
    D. For equal pay to be claimed, the activities between the compared employees must not only be similar and performed within the same business site, but also with a difference of not more than 2 years in the same position, and not more than 4 years between lengths of service

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* 6. In Barbulescu v Romania, the European Court of Human Rights ruled that an employer was not permitted to terminate an employee for cause for sending (prohibited) private messages on a work Internet system. 7

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* 7. In which of the following countries in Asia was the so-called apology legislation passed in July 2017?8

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* 8. In which European country do employees have a statutory right to disconnect from IT devices? 9

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* 9. In which Asian country does the law require the provision of a room dedicated to child care (ie, a crèche) at workplaces with 50 or more employees? 10

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* 10. Which Canadian province has recently amended its legislation to require employers to take steps to protect workers from workplace sexual harassment (and workplace harassment, generally)? 11

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* 11. Which European country announced the introduction of a new mandatory employer pension scheme this year?

* 12. Recent amendments to the German Temporary Employment Act (AÜG) took effect on April 1, 2017. Changes include the establishment of a maximum duration during which a temporary employee may work with the temporary employer. What is that duration?12

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* 13. EU countries introduced tighter rules under the EU Posted Workers Directive this year. Which of the following statements are true about the Posted Workers Directive?

   A. The Posted Workers Directive relates to the treatment of EU workers who are posted temporarily from one EU state to another
   B. In some countries, the Directive requires employers to notify the local labor office when a worker is posted in from another EU state
   C. The Directive only applies after a worker has been in the host EU state for 8 weeks

* 14. In 2017, which Latin American country adopted a new law requiring employers to hold an employer-sponsored family day for employees once every 6 months?13

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* 15. In August 2017 the Australian government issued a consultation paper seeking feedback on its proposal to create a “Modern Slavery in Supply Chains Reporting Requirement.” Regulated reporting seems to be the preferred approach to dealing with modern slavery and its potential occurrence in supply chains. For such reports, information about which of the following key areas will most likely be required?14

   A. The entity's structures, supply chains and operations
   B. The modern slavery risks present in the entity's operations and supply chains
   C. The entity's policies and processes to address modern slavery in its operations and supply chains, and the effectiveness of such policies and processes
   D. The entity's due diligence processes relating to modern slavery in its operations and supply chains, and the effectiveness of such processes

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