Recent news

Latest items of recent news relevant to Global as reported in our fortnightly newswire ‘Dernières nouvelles’. 

Global: May an employer forbid moonlighting?

One of the consequences of the decision to raise the white-collar overtime exemption threshold under the US Fair Labor Standards Act on December 1st 2016 will undoubtedly be that employers will seek to reduce hours rather than have to pay overtime premia …

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Global: Youth unemployment on the rise

According to the International Labour Organisation youth unemployment across the world is set to rise again this year to 71 million, the first increase in the last three years …

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Global: Holiday updates

The European Court of Justice has issued a further ruling on the right of those taking sick leave to retain their annual four weeks holiday entitlement …

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Global: More employees work into old age

Back in 1900 the average life expectancy around the world was 31 years …

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Global: Cracking down on wage payment violations

The late, or nonpayment, of wages has been under the legal spotlight recently as the issue has hit the headlines in many countries around the world …

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Global: Mind the gap

Many companies are getting uncomfortable about the widening pay gap between entry-level/junior employees and senior executives …

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Global: World Outlook 2016/17

The International Labour Organisation’s has just published its 2016 World Employment Social Outlook …

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Global: The steel ceiling still faced by many women

In spite of a World Bank report last Autumn and repeated warnings from UN Committees, Russia continues to bar women from 38 industries and 450 occupations — such as a metro train driver — on the grounds that they are too arduous or dangerous for females …

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Global: Survey on employee attitudes towards data security in the workplace

A recent six-country survey of white-collar employees in large companies carried out on behalf of SailPoint has found that although 85% of employees would react negatively if their personal data was compromised by their company, two-thirds used a common password for all applications and one in five would sell their passwords to an outsider …

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Global: Trend continues towards later retirement

As life expectancy increases across the globe, governments are progressively adjusting the normal state retirement age in order to minimise pressure on pension funds …

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Global: OECD Multilateral Competent Authority Agreement

The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has secured signatures from 31 country governments on its Multilateral Competent Authority Agreement (MCAA) …

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Global: Annual report on MBA programmes around the world

The Financial Times (FT) has just published its latest annual report on MBA programmes worldwide …

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Global: Update on state aid for job creation

More than half of all countries in the world provide incentives aimed at job creation, although in recent years the focus of state aid has been on creating ‘quality jobs’, jobs in ailing sectors or regions, or more general assistance aimed at research and development investments — which have an indirect impact on job creation …

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Global: Cabin crews threaten major airlines

The first round of negotiations with the flight attendants’ union have begun at Cathay Pacific for the 2016 pay round …

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Global: Trans-Pacific trade deal agreed

Further to our report in the last edition of our newswire, a free trade agreement between Australia, Brunei, Canada Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, the USA and Vietnam has now been concluded …

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