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Netherlands: Mileage reimbursement

The break in work routine is a good time to catch up with pulling together records and receipts for commuting costs … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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New Zealand: Government pondering extra public holidays to encourage domestic tourism

Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, has revealed that the government is contemplating an extra public holiday this year to reward people for coming through the health crisis and to encourage domestic tourism … Please login to view this content or become …

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Australia: Ekka public holiday moves for Brisbane residents to enjoy a long weekend

Brisbane’s Ekka public holiday has been moved this year from Wednesday August 12th to Friday August 14th … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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Indonesia: Idul Fitri collective leave moved to December due to COVID-19

Because of the health crisis, the Idul Fitri public holidays has been moved this year to Monday, December 28th until Thursday December 31st … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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Guatemala: Public holidays can not be moved

May 1st and October 20th have been removed from the list of public holidays from the law that requires them to be moved to a Monday or Friday if they fall on any other weekday or at a weekend … …

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Kazakhstan: Latest amendments to labour legislation

Law number 321-VI amending certain Labour-Related Legislative Acts came into force on May 16th … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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South Korea: Amendments to Three Data Privacy Laws

Amendments to the three principal data protection laws will be coming into place over the next year … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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Global: Why do pandemic mortality rates differ?

When the coronavirus was first recognised as a problem back in January, China reported a mortality rate of around 2% … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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Global: Why are official projections so poor?

Most governments and forecasting organisations have, until very recently, been projecting a fairly minimal impact of the pandemic on the economy … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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Global: Commuting claims

We have seen from the German case reported in this Newswire that employers are now coming dangerously close to becoming responsible for commuting costs … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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South Korea: Government to expand the employment safety net

A review is underway by the National Assembly into the Employment Insurance Act, the Job Seeker Promotion Act, and Life Security Support Act … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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Singapore: MOM raised EP qualifying salary

The minimum qualifying gross monthly salary to obtain a new Employment Pass (“EP”) has now increased from S$3,600 (US$2,548) to S$3,900 (US$2,760) … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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Philippines: Face masks, improvised face cover now required in Luzon

In the central part of Luzon, the country’s largest and most populous island, all employees must wear a face mask and employers must perform a temperature check and complete a health symptoms form each day … Please login to view …

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Indonesia: 1.2 million workers furloughed, laid off as COVID-19 crushes economy

According the Minister of Manpower, Ida Fauziyah, during April 2020, 1 … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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India: Suspension of labour laws in UP, MP, Gujarat

Because of the health crisis, the state governments of Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, and Gujarat have suspended the majority of their labour laws, whilst Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, and Rajasthan have increased maximum daily working time to 12 hours … …

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