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USA: Cooling labour market

Nonfarm payrolls rose by 206,000 in June 2024, down from the 272,000 registered in May 2024 … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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Brazil: Are you registered for DET?

All companies operating in the country must now be signed up to the ‘Electronic Labour Domicile’ (DET) system … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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Japan: Use of health insurance cards

From 2nd December 2024, health insurance cards (HIC) will not be issued and their function transferred to the ‘My Number Card’ … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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United Kingdom: Reforms announced in the ‘King’s Speech’

The newly elected Labour government has launched its programme for the next four years … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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Thailand: Extension of compensation tax exemption for laid-off workers

The Minister of Labour has not only extended the existing tax exemption for final compensation from 300 … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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Global: World Bank country classifications by income level

Few would guess that during the last year, the World Bank rankings for per capita gross national income would indicate improvements for countries enmeshed in political or military turmoil, or with troubled economic histories … Please login to view this …

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Saudi Arabia: Tax amnesty extended until December 2024

Those who have irregularities in their income tax declarations now have until the end of the year to make an amended declaration … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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South Korea: Wave of short strikes in support of union demands

The Metal Industry Employers’ Council began negotiations with the Metal Workers Union on 16th April 2024 over a revised national collective agreement and has since gone through ten rounds of talks … Please login to view this content or become …

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China: Longer access for Australian nationals

Australians wishing to visit China on business may now obtain multiple-entry visas valid for five years … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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Poland: Access to labour market for foreigners

A draft Bill is currently before the Sejm (national parliament) that, if adopted, would replace the 2004 ‘Act on the Promotion of Employment and Labour Market Institutions in the Field of Employment of Foreigners’ … Please login to view this …

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Italy: CIGS suspensions do not permit employee absence abroad

Those receiving extraordinary wage supplementation (CIGS) because of a temporary layoff must remain available to resume work if called back by their employer … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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Germany: Regulations on remuneration of Works Councils

The Bundestag has approved an amendment to the Works Constitution Act that may help to reduce the controversy that currently exists over the application of the current rules … Please login to view this content or become a member by …

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Austria: Tax break for staff accommodation

From next year employers in the hospitality industry shall be able to provide a free company apartment for employees close to the workplace with no taxable benefit in kind for the employees … Please login to view this content or …

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Oman: Benefit for Muslim employees

Royal decree 53/2023 has now become law … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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Sierra Leone: Improved human rights for young women

Employers in this west African State are now in a stronger position to help protect young female employees in a country where 30% of young girls are currently married by the age of 18 … Please login to view this …

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