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Newsletter September, 2020

Italy: novelties in the extension of fixed-term contracts

September, 2020
  • The Italian government extended the ability for employers to use fixed-term contracts.  
  • The change increased the ability to renew fixed-term contracts and increased the maximum duration of working on a fixed term contract.  
  • The changes applies to fixed-term contracts concluded by employers and employment agencies alike. 

Employment Protection Legislation in comparison: Chapter 3 of OECD Employment Outlook 2020

September, 2020
  • The OECD Employment Protection Legislation is a publication to be commended. 
  • Chapter 3 elaborates on how job protection matters for labour market and economic outcomes with a recently updated methodology and indicators. 
  • One key outcome: open-ended contracts have loosened, while fixed term contracts have been evenly loosened and restricted across OECD member countries. 
  • Chapter 3 outcomes are key for employers’ organisations and companies when advocating for policies in support of innovation, agility of the labour market, and productivity.   
Newsletter August, 2020

WEC Social Impact Report 2020: an analysis of social protection coverage across diverse forms of work

August, 2020
  • The World Employment Confederation (WEC) released its annual Social Impact Report on 6 August 2020.
  • Different important social protection coverage according to the form of work are reported.

New Law on licensing for private employment agencies in South Australia

August, 2020
  • In July 2020, the amended Labour Hire Licensing Act entered into force in South Australia.
  • The amendments narrow the licensing needs for staffing (labour hire) companies to specific sectors and businesses.
Newsletter July, 2020

Private Employment Services Pave the Road to Recovery after Covid-19

July, 2020
  • WEC presented its three areas of priorities to recovery, namely developing the conditions for going back to work, facilitating activation and transition of agency workers, and allowing the access to social protection.

France: upskilling of agency workers agreed by the sectoral social partners

July, 2020
  • Social partners put in place a system supporting  the employability of agency workers
Newsletter May, 2020

Australia: Jobs Finder Programme for Connecting Employment Agencies and Job Seekers

May, 2020
  • The Recruitment, Consulting and Staffing Association (RCSA) finalised a partnership with the State of Queensland (Australia) to connect professional recruitment and staffing agencies with job seekers during the Covid-19 pandemic. 
  • The Jobs Finder Programme rewards employment agencies that manage to place job seekers into high priority areas.

Temporary Agency Work Industry: Joint Recommendations from the European Sectoral Social Partners

May, 2020
  • WEC-Europe and Uni-Europe published joint recommendations for the temporary agency work industry to mitigate the impact of the crisis and prepare for the recovery.
  • This joint effort is addressed to employment agencies and their user undertakings, as well as governments and policymakers.

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