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Saudi Arabia: Government charges foreigners $213,000 for permanent residency

A new Permanent Residency Programme for expatriates has been approved by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and the Shura Council – but at a considerable cost to the expat executive … Please login to view this content or become a …

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Austria: New paternity leave entitlement

With effect from September 1st 2019 a number of important changes will be made to paternity leave … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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USA: Texas sick leave laws

Employers in Texas with 15+ employees are now required to give one hour’s sick leave for every 30 hours worked – up to a maximum of 48 hours sick leave per year … Please login to view this content or …

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Liberia: MNG-Gold Management, Workers’ Union signed CBA

The first collective bargaining agreement has just been reached between MNG-Gold and the United Workers’ Union of Liberia … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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USA: Westchester County earned sick leave law

Reforms at a US county or municipality level are becoming increasingly important in the employment field … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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USA: New York State follows California in banning hair discrimination

A general workplace ban on hair discrimination has come into force in New York State … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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Uruguay: Employing people with disabilities

The government has passed legislation requiring companies with 25+ staff to hire persons with disabilities … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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United Kingdom: Number of Britons with non-domicile status drops to record low

The tax revenues coming from usually very affluent non-domiciled tax residents living in the country has dropped by 13% to £7 … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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Saudi Arabia: Women are now allowed to apply for a passport

Our unconfirmed report back in July is now officially a reality … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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Honduras: Mexico to help create 20,000 jobs in Honduras to curb migration

In an attempt to curb pressure on the Mexican-US border the Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez has been in discussions with Honduras President Obrador Juan Orlando Hernandez … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining …

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Spain: Urgent measures to ensure equal treatment and opportunities

The Royal Decree-Law 6/2019 on urgent measures for equal treatment and opportunities for women and men in employment and occupation is now in force … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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USA: Illinois bans salary history inquiries

The Governor of the US State of Illinois has signed House Bill 834 … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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Australia: Labour force participation in June 2019

Nearly four out of every five of 15 to 64 year olds were participating in the labour market in June 2019 … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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Mauritius: Employment scheme extended to SMEs not exceeding Rs 100m turnover

A scheme designed to encourage the employment of graduates by SME’s has been expanded to now include SME’s with an annual total turnover not exceeding Rs 100 million (US$2 … Please login to view this content or become a member …

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Norway: Sickness absence -Q1 2019

During Q1 2019, average sickness absence (adjusted for seasonal and influenza variations) for employees aged 16–69, that was self-certified and certified by a doctor, stood at 5 … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining …

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