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United Kingdom: Home Office to open new UK student Tier 4 visa route early

The Home Office is ending the Tier 4 visa entry route and replacing it with a new “Student visa” … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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Germany: Injury at skiing

An employee who is injured on a skiing trip organised by their employer to entertain customers has been found not to be entitled to claim from employers liability insurance for an injury that took place on the trip … Please …

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Brunei: Government prohibits exit from country due to coronavirus

Citizens and permanent residents must obtain approval from the Prime Minister’s Office in order to leave the country … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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Argentina: Deadlines for entry permits extended

The validity of certain entry permits has been further extended until 18th October 2020 … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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Ukraine: Minimum wage increased from September 2020

The gross national minimum wage rose on 1st September 2020 to UAH 5,000 (US$177) a month … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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Spain: Delayed retirement

There has been much discussion in recent years about the delayed retirement of employees in Spain … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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Slovak Republic: Fixed-term relaxed

The normal two-year maximum for the fixed-term employment contracts (including renewals) has been modified … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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Russian Federation: Validity of migration documents extended

The Ministry of Internal Affairs has confirmed that several types of migration documents, i … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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Romania: Average monthly pension – Q2 2020

During Q2 2020, the average monthly pension received from all sources was 1,436 lei (US$347) … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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Germany: Home office supervision

Two surveys undertaken by the University of Cologne indicate that 80% of respondents considered that their managers lacked training in the supervision of employees in a home office … Please login to view this content or become a member by …

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France: Déjà vu

Foreign companies operating in France please take note … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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Finland: Residence permit extensions

Effective until 31st December 2020, the Finnish Immigration Service may grant residence permit extensions for up to six months, even if the applicant’s income is lower than the normally prescribed sum … Please login to view this content or become …

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European Union: Whistleblowing policies

This is a first reminder to employers with 50+ employees that by 17th December 2021 they will have to have set up a fully operational whistleblowing scheme under Directive 2019/1937 to protect persons reporting breaches under European Union Law … …

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USA: Walmart announces pay raises for at least 165,000 hourly staffers

With effect from October 2020, around 165,000 hourly paid workers will receive a pay raise at Walmart, the nation’s largest private-sector employer … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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USA: DOL issues new final rule and updated guidance for employers who use the fluctuating workweek method to calculate overtime

The US Department of Labor (DOL) is constantly seeking to clarify the application of the fluctuating workweek under the FSLA … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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