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North Macedonia: Government increases minimum wage

The minimum net pay level has increased by 16% to 14,500 denars (US$) … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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Slovak Republic: New gross minimum monthly & hourly pay

The new gross minimum monthly pay for an employee in Slovakia has increased to €580 (US$647) and the minimum hourly wage to €3 … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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Latvia: Retirement age increased

The normal retirement age in Latvia has now increased to 63 years and 9 months for both men and women and is set to rise to 65 years for all workers by 2025 … Please login to view this content …

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Malta: Annual leave entitlement

Although it was announced in the 2020 Budget issued last October that annual leave entitlement was to be raised by one day to 27 days a year (presumably to partly compensate for three lost public holidays falling at a weekend) …

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Czech Republic: Minimum wage increased from January 2020

The minimum gross monthly and hourly pay levels have risen to 14,600 crowns (US$643) and 87 … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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Armenia: Minimum wage raised

The new minimum gross monthly pay level in Armenia has increased from 55,000 drams (US$115) to 68,000 drams (US$142) … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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United Kingdom: Legislative changes coming in 2020

The “Queen’s Speech” to Parliament on December 19th 2019 confirmed a number of legislative changes, some of which had been subject to consultation … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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France: New law to protect gig workers

Drivers operating on the basis of ride hailing Apps could soon be subject to a new law that allows them to refuse to take a fare, to turn off the App and requires drivers to give the minimum price before …

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Italy: New rules to protect self-employed workers

Those who are engaged as self-employed workers in delivery of food or other items on two-wheeled vehicles in response to orders through a digital online platform are now subject to Law 128/2019 … Please login to view this content or …

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Netherlands: Law to eliminate child labour

The Dutch Senate has been debating a proposed law requiring companies to eliminate child labour in their supply chains … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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United Kingdom: The rights of self-employed contractors

An Employment Tribunal decision concerning the rights of self-employed contractors during a TUPE regulated business transfer have been reported recently in the legal press … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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Slovak Republic: Sports voucher

The Labour Code has been amended to allow employers to contribute to the sporting activities of employees’ children … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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Ukraine: Corruption whistleblower law enters into force

A new Whistleblower protection law has just come into force … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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Global: Ban on weedkiller glyphosate

Employers should be aware of the worldwide controversy that surrounds the use of the weedkiller glyphosate (brand name Roundup) … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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United Kingdom: New IR35 rules

As the deadline of April 6th for new IR35 rules on the employment of independent contractors nears, an increasing number of companies are deciding not to utilize “off-payroll” workers … Please login to view this content or become a member …

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