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Iran: Change in state retirement age

The Islamic Consultative Assembly (Parliament) has just raised the retirement age for men from 60 to 62 … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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China: New measure to protect gig worker rights

84 million workers engaged in ride-hailing, food delivery, transport and home services will soon start to enjoy minimum wage protection … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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India: Legality of State hiring quota

The government of the State of Haryana has appealed to the Supreme Court against a ruling by the Punjab and Haryana High Court concerning its State Local Candidates Employment Act, 2020 … Please login to view this content or become …

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Romania: Job incentives for unemployed young workers

The Ministry of Labour has launched a number of schemes to encourage job search activities … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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Luxembourg: Extra day off due to coincidence of two public holidays (2024)

This year, Europe Day and Ascension both fall on Thursday, 9th May, meaning that there will be only ten public holidays – as opposed to the usual eleven … Please login to view this content or become a member by …

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Lithuania: State childcare allowances

Changes have been made to allowances given to natural, adoptive or foster parents for the first one or two years … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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Germany: Changes in bonus payments

The Baden-Württemberg State Labour Court has ruled that an employer may not unilaterally start paying out vacation and Christmas bonuses on a monthly basis, as this breaks with the well-established practice of paying them out in July and December … …

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Italy: Liability for stress at work

The liability of an employer for a stressful working environment can be readily established at law, even if it cannot be demonstrated that an employee has been the victim of mobbing … Please login to view this content or become …

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France: Olympic games may affect business travel and employee absence

The period of the Olympic games from 26th July to 11th August this year will affect not only Paris and the Île-de-France region, but events will be scattered around the entire country … Please login to view this content or …

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Finland: Reform of local bargaining

The work of a tripartite working group preparing for the reform of local collective bargaining is now in its final stages and legislative amendments are expected to enter into force on 1st January 2025 … Please login to view this …

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Czech Republic: 2024 Revised minimum wage

The minimum wage for a 40-hour week is now CZK 18,900 per month (CZK 112 … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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Austria: Company flu vaccination

Companies that wish to help shield employees from this dangerous virus may now order the flu vaccine from their desired pharmaceutical supplier … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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Taiwan: Inflation rate eases to 6-month low (January 2024)

Although consumer prices continued to rise in January 2024 to an annual rate of 1 … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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Sri Lanka: Proposed labour law reforms

A number of important changes have recently been proposed by the government … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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Italy: Unjust damage to a company’s reputation

An employee committed “irreparable damage to the fiduciary bond at the basis of the employment relationship” when they made wild accusations against their employer in the presence of colleagues … Please login to view this content or become a member …

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