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European Union: Key figures on European business (2021)

A new report entitled “Key figures on European Business” paints a sometimes surprising picture of the EU economy … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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Japan: Enabling people to work until 70

It is now a legal obligation for employers to seek ways to maintain the employment of staff until age 70 … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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USA: State and Municipal employment laws amendments (2021)

Employers are reminded that a number of important amendments are being made to State and Municipal employment laws over coming months … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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Global: Home-base standards

With so many employees now working from home, and the general switch to distant working on a more permanent basis in prospect, it is important for employers to establish appropriate workspace and working condition standards for home-based workers … Please …

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United Kingdom: Technology managing people

Even though it remains evident under common law and statute that the acts of employers remain their direct responsibility, however informed, the trades union movement continues to see all forms of automation used to assist with decision making as a …

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South Korea: Government moves to allow foreign workers to land parcel sorting jobs

A provisional amendment has been made to the enforcement ordinance of the Immigration Control Act … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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Canada: Matthews v. Ocean Nutrition: Supreme court awards bonus to dismissed employee

Employers are still busy seeking to rewrite employment policies and contracts following the Supreme Court Decision in Matthews vs Ocean Nutrition Canada … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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Irish Republic: Preliminary statistics of EWSS and CRSS (as at 1 April 2021)

Both the Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme (EWSS) and the COVID Restrictions Support Scheme (CRSS) will continue until 30th June 2021 … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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Germany: Tax liability

Although payments for unemployment, bad weather and “short-time working” are tax free, they can be used for the calculation of total tax liability through a curious rule called the “progression proviso” … Please login to view this content or become …

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European Union: Tax wedge on total labour costs (2020)

The tax wedge on total labour costs currently stands at 39 … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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Kuwait: Coronavirus vaccine does not break Ramadan fast

The Ministry of Endowments and Islamic Affairs has determined that the receiving of a vaccine during Ramadan will not constitute a break in fasting … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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Bahrain: Wage protection system to be implemented from May 2021

The Ministry of Labour and Social Development is launching a wage protection system on 1st May 2021 … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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USA: Certain Illinois employers face demographics filing requirement starting in 2023

Each year, companies with 100+ employees and contractors with 50+ employees are required to file with the EEOC an online EEO-1 report containing a breakdown of workforce racial, ethnic and gender composition … Please login to view this content or …

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Global: Density of robot use

The density of industrial robotic use continues to climb, with the automotive industry leading the way … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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Netherlands: New pensions law

A new pensions law is on its way, based on an agreement reached between both sides of industry in 2019 … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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