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New Zealand: Bill proposing more time to raise a personal grievance for sexual harassment still awaits third reading

An employee currently has 90 days to raise a personal grievance against their employer … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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USA: Illinois Crown Act now in force

With the act comes a new definition of race to cover ‘traits associated with race, including, but not limited to, hair texture and protective hair styles such as braids, locks and twists’ … Please login to view this content or …

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Namibia: Goldfields pay deal

The Canadian mining company Osino Gold Exploration and the Mine Workers’ Union have reached a wage agreement … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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Kenya: Controversial measure on the ‘right to disconnect’

The Federation of Kenya Employers (FKE) is leading a campaign of opposition to a Bill currently before the Senate that would strongly limit employers contacting their staff out of working hours … Please login to view this content or become …

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Jordan: Expat recruitment open only in the industrial and agricultural sectors

According to the Labour Ministry’s Secretary-General, the decision to stop employers recruiting expatriate workers is to assist nationals in the local labour market and address imbalances … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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Japan: Management and union bodies commence annual wage talks

A meeting in Tokyo has been held between union confederation ‘Rengo’ and the business federation ‘Keidanren’ … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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European Union: Right for data subject to be informed about data recipients

The European Court of Justice has ruled that, under the GDPR, an individual data subject has the right to be informed, on request, who precisely had been in receipt of their personal details … Please login to view this content …

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USA: Fall in the hours worked by top-earning men

During 2022, those male employees earning top decile salaries worked, on average, 77 hours less than before the pandemic in 2019 … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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UAE: Ministry announces deadline extension for changing work contracts

The new deadline set by the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratization has now been delayed until 31st December 2023, instead of 2nd February 2023 … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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China: Shanghai amends rules related to parental leave

Shanghai amends rules related to parental leave … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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United Kingdom: Pay rises at fastest pace for over 20 years, but below inflation

Average earnings rose faster than since records began in 2001 … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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United Kingdom: Top companies experienced some dissent last year over Directors’ Remuneration Policies

Amongst the FTSE100 companies, 9% received less than an 80% vote in support of remuneration policies and one company found the majority of shareholders voting down the policy … Please login to view this content or become a member by …

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South Africa: Bracing for the worst

Companies in most sectors have been warning unions and employee representatives that, partly due to interruptions arising from ‘load shedding’ in the electricity network, there is a coming business crisis – with pay freezes and retrenchments likely in the near …

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Sierra Leone: New deal for women at work

Under the new Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment Act (GEWE), women must hold at least 30% of decision-making roles in companies with 25+ employees … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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Saudi Arabia: Employers must pay all fees for changing the profession of expat workers

The Ministry of Human Resources and Social development (MHRSD) has confirmed that employers are responsible for paying residency (Iqama) and work licence fees, including their renewal … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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