Psychosocial risks versus healthy companies in Spain | Grant Thornton

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In the last decade, the manner in which work is organised and managed has suffered significant changes. This fact has caused either beneficial or harmful consequences, such as emerging psychosocial risks and new challenges. The main questions are: what are the psychosocial risks? What are their consequences for the workers and for the company? What …

Dealing with discrimination and harassment in Australian workplaces | People + Culture Strategies

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In Australia, as in the rest of the world, employers bear onerous legal obligations to ensure that workplace culture does not condone sexual harassment, or indeed any other kind of bullying or vilification. Perhaps unlike other parts of the world, the laws dealing with workplace discrimination and harassment in Australia are particularly complex, not the …

Profit-sharing litigation in Mexico: A challenge to a common corporate structure | Sánchez Devanny

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Companies starting an operation in Mexico normally analyse variables that will have an impact on their businesses, like an efficient tax structure, the regulatory framework, and certainly, labour and employment matters. A key feature in the Mexican Federal Labour Law (FLL) is the mandatory 10% distribution of the employer’s annual January to December profit among …

Trademark law and the criteria of distinctiveness

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Introduction The traditional way of assessing distinctiveness is strictly focused on the specific national market in which the trademark and product occur, so that a trademark may very well be distinctive in a given market and not distinctive in another. In this article, we challenge this traditional approach and investigate more closely if specific circumstances …

The Application of Injunction in IP Litigation Cases in China

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There is a continuously rising number of IP litigation cases in China in the past five years. For example, the number of civil, administrative and criminal IP cases newly filed before the courts in 2018 reached 334,951, according to the Annual Report on the Judicial Protection of Intellectual Property Rights of Chinese Courts (2018), which …