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Germany: No double vacation entitlement

If an employee is unlawfully dismissed from their job, but immediately enters another job with a second employer they do not thereby qualify for double entitlement to annual leave … Please login to view this content or become a member …

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Qatar: New deal with Uganda to enhance cooperation in labour fields

Under the agreement, the procedures for recruiting skilled labour from Uganda will be streamlined to meet demands in Qatar’s local market … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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USA: Washington bans mandatory employer-sponsored meetings

The Employee Free Choice Act (SB 5778), which will go into effect on 6th June 2024, has made Washington the sixth State in the nation to prohibit employers from disciplining or firing employees when the worker chooses to perform their …

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United Kingdom: ICO publishes guidance on monitoring workers

The Information Commissioner’s latest guidance on the fair and lawful monitoring of employees calls on employers to periodically examine all such activities in relation to existing data protection constraints … Please login to view this content or become a member …

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Poland: Marriage whilst on sick leave

The District Court in Toruń has ruled against a decision by the state social security agency ZUS to deny sickness benefit to an employee because they were married whilst officially unfit to work … Please login to view this content …

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USA: H-2B cap for 2024 already reached

The US Citizens and Immigration Service has announced that the cap has been reached for the second half of the fiscal year … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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China: Multiple jurisdictions increase minimum wage rates

In the southeast Chinese Jiangxi province, monthly minimum wages for full-time workers now range from 1,740 yuan (US$240 … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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Cambodia: Treatment of termination

The Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training has recently issued guidance to employers concerning the termination of employees … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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Spain: Recovery of overpaid salary

If an employer overpays an employee by mistake, they may normally recover this shortly afterwards … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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USA: Washington law expands sick leave coverage for employees

Bill SB 5793 has broadened the definition of “family member” to include any individual who regularly resides in the employee’s home, or where the relationship creates an expectation that the employee will care for the person, and that individual depends …

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Mexico: Diplomatic ties suspended with Ecuador

Following the forcible entry of Ecuadorian police into the Mexican Embassy in Quito (Ecuador’s capital) and the arrest there of the former vice president of Ecuador Jorge Glas, Mexican diplomatic personnel have left the country and no Mexican visa applications …

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South Korea: Harassment at work

According to the Labour Ministry, the number of cases of workplace harassment have doubled since the Labour Standards Act was revised to outlaw it in 2019 … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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India: Price index for industrial workers (January 2024)

Over 12 months to January 2024 the CPI-IW rose by +4 … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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Italy: Timing of a dismissal

If an employer has grounds to dismiss an employee who is, at the time, on sick leave and then does not immediately act on that right as soon as the employee returns to work, they do not thereby undermine their …

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Germany: A detour during commuting may invalidate accident insurance

Normally an accident on the way to work is classified as an insurable risk … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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