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European Union: Eurozone inflation slows to 8.5% in January 2023

Prices cool, but remain high … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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Belgium: Salary thresholds change for work permits in Wallonia

The French-speaking eastern region of Belgium operates its own immigration system … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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USA: Should a damages tort trump the National Labour Relations Act?

It has long been a source of injustice for employers that if an industrial dispute leads to damage of their property they are powerless to recover the costs because a union’s ‘concerted activity’ is regarded by the law as sacrosanct …

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Pakistan: The Apostille Convention will enter into force on 9th March 2023

Correctly certified documents from Pakistan will then be accepted in more than a hundred countries … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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Cambodia: E-visa “type E” is now available for all countries

Foreign nationals may now apply for an e-visa (“Visa Type E”) online for business activities of up to 30 days … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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Spain: Telefónica struggling with past commitments to index-link pay

Back in 2019, the company gave an undertaking to unions CCOO and UGT that there would be no loss of spending power over the period until 2023 … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining …

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Russian Federation: What is happening to Putin’s economy?

In 2022, the economy officially shrank by only 2 … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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Irish Republic: Sectoral Employment Orders (SEOs) coming under scrutiny

Although SEOs appear to have been relatively effective in applying pay, pension or sickpay practices across entire economic sectors, they have also had their failures … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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Germany: BAG on equal pay for mini-jobbers

Those undertaking a ‘mini-job’ are entitled to the same pay rates as other workers undertaking the same work … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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European Union: GDP up by 0.1% in the euro area (Q4 2022)

Economies hit the buffers … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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USA: FTC steps in to issue a proposed rule prohibiting noncompete agreements

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is not the normal avenue for introducing employment legislation and its proposal will probably be widely challenged on those grounds … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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New Zealand: What happens if an organization dismisses a staff member for not complying with its vaccination policy?

A golf club operated a policy for both employees and members, but an employee refused to comply … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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Italy: Joint liability for contracted employees’ accidents at work

Employers are jointly liable for the health and safety of contract workers … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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Germany: Does an employer have to submit documents in printed form?

The requirement for an employer to print out all relevant documents relating to a labour hire and send them to its works council has been denied by a regional court … Please login to view this content or become a …

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USA: Pending law in New Jersey to limit post-employment restrictive covenants

A Bill before the State legislature (AB 3715/SB 1410) will seek to make the use of non-competition, non-solicitation and confidentiality/non-disclosure clauses as conditions of employment, or part of severance agreements, so prohibitive that they would only be resorted to in …

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