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United Kingdom: Boris Johnson confirms 1.25% UK National Insurance rise

The Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has confirmed that National insurance contributions (NICs) will increase by 1 … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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Guernsey (Channel Islands): Secondary pension scheme delayed

The introduction of a mandatory supplementary pension scheme has been delayed until the end of the pandemic … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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Germany: Companies cannot ask about employees’ Covid vaccination status – labor minister

The German cabinet remains hesitant about allowing employers to know about their employee’s vaccination status … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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European Union: EBA consults on new Guidelines on the role of AML/CFT compliance officers

Public consultation launched on the role of the AML/CFT compliance officer … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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Canada: National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on September 30, 2021

A new statutory public holiday will take place for all federally regulated staff on 30th September 2021 … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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Japan: From smoking areas to video conferencing rooms

The Central Railway Company is establishing video conference rooms on its high speed trains … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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United Kingdom: Welsh government breached data laws 300 times since 2019

Although the Welsh government has officially breached the GDPR over 300 times during the last three years, no-one has lost their job and no financial penalties have been imposed … Please login to view this content or become a member …

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Spain: Beckham law

Employers are reminded that if they hire foreign workers, the workers should be in a position to take advantage of a flat-rate income tax rate for up to five years … Please login to view this content or become a …

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Global: Statutory minimum wage update (September 2021)

The principal focus for pay increases in many countries are the low paid … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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USA: Rhode Island enacts comprehensive pay equity law

Rhode Island State is introducing a wide ranging Equal Pay Act that will come into force on 1st January 2023 … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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South Korea: Seoul vows to eradicate discrimination against multicultural families

A proposed Bill to modify the “Multicultural Family Support Act” has been introduced into the national parliament … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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China: Trip.com takes ‘scientific’ approach to hybrid working

The online travel agency Trip … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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United Kingdom: ICO’s consultation on data transfers outside of the UK

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has finally published for consultation its own version of Standard Contractual Clauses and a draft Transfer Risk Assessment … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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Jersey (Channel Islands): Festival to mark 250th anniversary of Corn Riots

An additional public holiday will exist on Monday, 27th September 2021 … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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Global: Pay update (September 2021)

Although price rises in Europe are currently largely driven by changes in energy costs, in the future, they will be driven by highly inflationary pay rises, especially for low paid workers (see below) … Please login to view this content …

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