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Bahrain: Labour law amendment that would guarantee timely wage payments rejected

Because of delays in the wage protection system, especially its application to SMEs, an amendment to the Labour law was submitted to the Shura Council … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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Brunei: Company will be fined for offences under TAP law

The Employee Trust Fund (TAP) has now set up an employee hotline to report employers not complying with Section 26 of Employee Trust Act (Chapter 167) and Section 29 of Supplemental Contributory Pension Trust Order, 2009 … Please login to …

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Belgium: 2020 Social elections countdown

Social elections this year for employee representatives to sit on works councils or “committees for prevention and protection at work” are now upon us … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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Australia: Annualised wages in modern awards

Employers that pay annualised salaries that are made under certain “modern awards” will need to comply with new strict procedures on notification, record-keeping and reconciliation requirements by the 1st of March 2020 … Please login to view this content or …

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New Zealand: Minister launches Youth Ready Employer Programme

The Minister of Employment has just announced the Youth Ready Employer Programme … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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Japan: Fixed premium rate

Back in 2010 the Labour Standards Act introduced a fixed premium rate of 150% of the normal hourly pay rate when an employee exceeded 60 hours of overtime each month … Please login to view this content or become a …

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Taiwan: Agreement on avoiding double taxation between Taiwan and Czech Republic to go into effect

A double taxation agreement between Taiwan and the Czech Republic will come into force on January 21st 2021 … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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European Union: Female enrolment in degree courses

According to the latest available figures, the number of women enrolling for degree courses across the EU is 17% higher for women than men … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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Peru: New online registration requirements for foreign nationals

All foreign nationals must now update and validate their personal data that was registered with the National Superintendence of Migrations (NSM), and provide additional information and documents … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining …

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Saudi Arabia: New Franchise Law to take effect in April 2020

The new franchise regulations (M/22 of 1441H (2019)) are set to come into force on April 22nd 2020 and will apply to all franchises operating wholly or partly within the Kingdom … Please login to view this content or become …

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Mexico: Changes to application fees

The National Immigration Institute (Instituto Nacional de Migración (INM)) has published a table of new immigration fees … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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Irish Republic: Aldi introduces €12.30 per hour Living Wage rate

All store assistants working for the supermarket chain Aldi, are now receiving an increased minimum gross hourly wage rate of €12 … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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South Africa: Minimum wage is increasing on 1 March

With effect from March 1st 2020, the national minimum wage will increase by 3 … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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European Union: Youth unemployment in December 2019

Over the year to December 2019, official rates of unemployment amongst those under 25 years old decreased by 143,000 to stand at 14 … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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Belgium: 2020 Salary thresholds announced

Following in the wake of the Dutch amendments to salary thresholds for highly skilled migrants (Newswire 13/02/20) Belgium has declared its own figures … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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