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Global: Economic own goal

The desperate need for many countries to generate more tax revenue to fill the holes in state budgets left by the pandemic is blinding them to the economic consequences of imposing a huge extra corporate tax obligation on multinational enterprises …

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United Kingdom: Inflation jumps to 2.1% as petrol and clothing prices rise

The Consumer Prices Index (CPI) rose by 2 … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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Spain: Meal tickets for home workers

Two trade unions have brought a case against a leading medical products supplier concerning the right to ongoing payments for meal tickets during the temporary reversion to teleworking during the health crisis … Please login to view this content or …

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Germany: Survey of employee representation (2020)

The Institute for Employment Research has just published results from its 2020 survey of employee representation … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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Global: G7 plan – still a way to go

A brave corporate face has been given to recent moves by major governments around the World to place a much greater tax burden on multinational companies … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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Germany: Federal government extends bridging aid until September 2021

Bridging Aid III to support companies affected by COVID-19 will be continued as “Bridging Aid III Plus” until 30th September 2021 … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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Singapore: NWC extends wage, employment guidelines to November 2021 amid uneven outlook

The National Wages Council (NWC) has extended, until 30th November 2021, its guidelines that spell out how employers may cut basic wages to save jobs … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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New Zealand: Proposed occupational regulatory regime for Engineers

The government is currently undertaking a public consultation on proposals to establish a new registration scheme for engineers … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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India: Government extends visa validity of foreigners stuck in India until 31st August 2021

The visa validity of foreigners trapped in India since March last year due to the COVID-19 crisis has been extended until 31st August 2021 – with no renewal fee, or overstay penalty charged … Please login to view this content …

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USA: Offers to collect mail ballots could invalidate union elections – NLRB

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has long considered the handling of voter ballots by either party in trade union ballots to be objectionable conduct … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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El Salvador: New law fosters labour market inclusion for people with disabilities

Although some parts of the 2020 law on the protection of people with disabilities are now legally effective, non-compliance is not subject to formal sanctions until next January … Please login to view this content or become a member by …

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Cyprus: Income tax treaty with the Netherlands

The first double taxation treaty to be concluded between Cyprus and the Netherlands … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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USA: Biden administration moves to protect Myanmar nationals residing in US

Burmese/Mayanmar nationals will now be able to apply for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) if they have been continuously physically present in the United States since 25th May 2021 … Please login to view this content or become a member by …

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UAE: Smoking regulations in Dubai

A strict regulation on smoking in public will soon come into force across Dubai … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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Qatar: New legislation provides greater protection to workers from heat stress

Under newly issued regulations, employers must not permit work outdoors between 10:00 and 15:30 from 1st June to 15th September … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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