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Switzerland: Geneva to introduce world-record £19 hourly minimum wage

With effect from 1st November 2020, the statutory minimum hourly wage in the canton of Geneva will be CHF23 (US$25) … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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USA: Philadelphia expands paid sick leave coverage for individuals impacted by COVID-19

The Public Health Emergency Leave (Bill No … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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Irish Republic: Government approves increase in the National Minimum Wage from 1st January 2021

With effect from 1st January 2021, over 122,000 workers will benefit from the increased national minimum hourly wage of €10 … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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Bulgaria: Government extends 60/40 wage support measure

The wage support scheme, popularly known in the country as the ’60-40 measure’, has been extended by three months until 31st December 2020 … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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Thailand: Deadline for visa-amnesty application extended

The government has extended its visa amnesty for foreigners who are unable to leave the country due to the COVID-19 control measures, until 31st October 2020 … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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Australia: Are you eligible for the JobMaker hiring credit?

Under a new wage subsidy called the JobMaker Hiring Credit, eligible employers are now able to claim $200 (US$143) a week for each additional employee they hire aged 16 to 29 and $100 (US$71 … Please login to view this …

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Singapore: Reciprocal green lane (RGL)

From 26th October 2020, applications will be possible for the reciprocal “green lane” (RGL) enabling essential business travel between Singapore and Indonesia … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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India: Consulates extend deadline to convert from PIO to OCI

Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) cardholders now have until 31st December 2021 to convert their PIO cards to the new Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) cards … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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China: Xiaomi vice president ordered to pay RMB 5.25 million to Lenovo for violation of non-compete agreement

A former Lenovo Vice President left the company for “family reasons” in December 2019 … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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Australia: No English, no visa

According to the latest budget, an English language requirement will be introduced as a precondition for obtaining partner visas … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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United Kingdom: Health and care staff can claim immigration health surcharge reimbursement

Eligible health and care workers may now claim an immigration health surcharge (IHS) reimbursement online … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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Spain: The National Court declares null the salary cuts applied by Liberbank to its staff

The Social Chamber of the National High Court has decided that the unilateral salary changes carried out Liberbank before the health emergency, and proposed progressively to be introduced over the period until the end of 2022, are null and void …

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Global: Ignoring undesirable information

There are many instances in the daily life of an HR professional where ignoring a problem seems a better option than confronting it … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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Poland: PPK programmes

The final deadline for companies establishing PPK programmes is 27th October 2020, which leaves little time to meet all the obligations on time if a company has not yet commenced preparations … Please login to view this content or become …

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Spain: Royal Decree law 8/2020 extended until “when necessary”

Although Royal Decree law 8/2020 was due to end on 22nd September, it has been extended until “when necessary” due to the health emergency … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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