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USA: Interpretive rules for Chicago paid leave ordinance

The ordinance has just come into force and the City has issued guidance relating to several points of uncertainty … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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Brazil: Mental health promoting company certificate

Companies recognized as promoters of mental health and well-being amongst their employees can now receive a special certificate from the federal government … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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Japan: New freelance law

This law will come into force on 1st November 2024 and apply to all those contracting their freelance services to companies … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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Cyprus: Stamp duty on employment contracts

One often overlooked requirement by companies establishing operations in Cyprus is that stamp duty is payable on employment contracts … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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Italy: High proof threshold

It cannot even be ‘just cause’ for dismissal of an employee if a threatening letter to their manager is found on their external hard disc and a second such letter is also discovered … Please login to view this content …

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Kuwait: Expats family visa rules revised

Existing expatriates earning 800+ dinars a month, but without a University degree are now permitted to sponsor their wives and children under the age of 14 for residency … Please login to view this content or become a member by …

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UAE: New mental health law

The new law prevents employers from terminating, or imposing restrictions on the work of an employee due to a “psychiatric disorder”, unless that decision is based on a report issued by a special state medical committee … Please login to …

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Turkey: International data transfers

The data protection authority (KVKK) has announced that changes have been made to the Personal Data Protection Law concerning the transfer of personal data abroad … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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South Africa: Digital nomad regulations

Those who wish to include a period based temporarily in South Africa during their global working spree may do so under new remote working regulations … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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Costa Rica: Declining inflation rate (June 2024)

In June 2024, the annual rate of consumer price inflation fell for its 13th consecutive month … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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Mexico: Beware new law against excessive working hours

The Human Trafficking Law was amended on 8th June 2024 to define overtime work beyond legal limits as a form of labour exploitation … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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Azerbaijan: Job creation initiative

At a recent meeting of the Milli Majlis (national parliament), a measure was passed at its third reading that will establish fully-funded new positions in the private sector … Please login to view this content or become a member by …

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Bahrain: 2024 Midday work ban

The temporary ban prohibits the employment of workers under direct sunlight and in open areas between 12 noon and 4 pm during the months of July and August … Please login to view this content or become a member by …

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Brazil: Integration bonus

The salary bonus from the Social Integration Program is a state payment that is released each year, according to the workers’ birth month … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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Canada: Right of occupational safety and health officer to conduct private interviews

The Alberta Court of Appeal has confirmed that an OHS Officer has the right to interview witnesses when investigating a fatal accident at work and that they may deny the presence of a legal counsel at the interview … Please …

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