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Philippines: Changes to 2023 public holidays

This year, both All Souls Day on November 2nd and New Year’s eve on December 31st will return to the calendar as special public holidays – but only the first of these will fall on a weekday … Please login …

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Australia: Inflation hits a post-1990 peak

Price rises the highest since 1990 … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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USA: Walmart to raise minimum wage for U.S. hourly workers to $14

Walmart wage rise brings general retail workers to an average of $17 … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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Paraguay: Two nations – in respect of paid holidays

Although this remote, land-locked country has a labour force of 3 … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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Guyana: Government policy to aid the disabled at work

The support is offered on a broad front, from providing wheelchair transportation to the roles of all organisations offering services to the disabled, computer skills and the provision of free wheelchairs and the building of skills training facilities … Please …

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Ecuador: Telecommuting disconnection policy

By 20th April 2023, all employers that employ teleworkers must have a policy in place that gives such workers a right to disconnect outside formal working time … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining …

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Brazil: The determination of when maternity leave begins

The Supreme Federal Court has ratified an injunction stating that the 120-day statutory leave period (and associated monetary benefit) paid by an employer begins after either the mother or the baby is discharged from hospital, whichever occurs last, provided the …

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Taiwan: Q4 2022 preliminary GDP unexpectedly shrinks 0.86%

Drop in GDP not yet registering as job losses – although overtime and productivity falling … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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USA: Illinois has amended ODRISA

The ‘One day rest in seven Act’ (ODRISA) has been modified in several important ways … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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Venezuela: Ban on employee dismissals

Decree number 4,753 has now been published in the Special Official Gazette … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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Uruguay: Minimum wage updated from January 2023

National minimum wage rises by 9% … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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Germany: Homeworkers more likely to work through an illness

A survey by Germany’s largest health insurance company, Techniker Krankenkasse, has found that home workers are more likely to carry on working when they feel sick than those working in a conventional workplace … Please login to view this content …

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USA: Diwali days time-off for families in New York (2023)

Staff who are parents and of Indian origin who work in New York city will probably wish to save any annual leave they have this year for Diwali … Please login to view this content or become a member by …

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Vietnam: Increase of in-kind compensation values

With effect from 1st March 2023, the four levels of monetary value of supplementary compensation for employees operating ,in conditions for potentially dangerous and hazardous working conditions will be adjusted to VND 13,000 (USD 0 … Please login to view …

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South Korea: Economy shrank in Q4 2022

The National bank has released figures indicating that the economy contracted by 0 … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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