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Australia: New revisions to note

Several changes took place in the world of work on 1st July 2024 … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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Kazakhstan: 2025 window to open for foreign workers

The Department of Employment and Social Programs will open to applications from 1st August 2024 for recruitment of foreign labour … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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India: New index will assist inward investing companies

The national government is developing a “Labour Welfare and Employment Index” (LWEI) to rank states and union territories on employment, labour welfare, social security coverage, and productivity … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining …

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Irish Republic: Collective redundancies

The Employment (Collective Redundancies and Miscellaneous Provisions) and Companies (Amendment) Act 2024 has just come into force … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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European Union: Professional qualifications

Back in 2005, the EU adopted a Directive on the recognition of professional qualifications in order to prevent any Member State from imposing excessive conditions on citizens of another Member State who wished to practice their profession there … Please …

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Denmark: Allowance to help injured workers retrain

Injured workers with an injury degree of at least 10% after an occupational accident or illness may now receive an education allowance for up to four years whilst they retrain … Please login to view this content or become a …

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Bulgaria: Phasing out of ‘labour books’

The old paper versions of labour books are finally to be replaced by an electronic employment register, maintained by the National Revenue Agency (NRA) … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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Italy: Revocation of a dismissal

The Supreme Court has found that the 15-day deadline for an employer to revoke a dismissal only applies to the sending of the revocation communication … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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Global: Time to switch to the inner lane

Typically, HR managers keep an eye on changes in consumer prices, the size of pay rises and unemployment levels – but little else … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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Saudi Arabia: Retirement age raised

Saudi Arabia raised the mandatory retirement age on 3rd July 2024 to 65 from 60, although it will only happen in stages – starting with an extra four months this year … Please login to view this content or become …

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Iceland: Big Mac free zone

Although many other European countries are experiencing a population decline, this small volcanic island is in the midst of a demographic upturn … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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Greece: Six-day working week

With more and more companies exploring whether to embrace a shorter working week, this southern European country is swinging in the opposite direction in a bid to boost productivity and employment … Please login to view this content or become …

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Finland: Consultation on amending the co-operation Act

A round of consultations on suggested changes to the Act are underway and will be completed by 23rd August 2024 … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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EFTA: Public dinosaur – all dressed up and nowhere to go

The European Free Trade area (EFTA) is a tiny remnant of a once serious competitor to the European Union … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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USA: New Hampshire payment threshold

With effect from 10th September 2024, the maximum gross pay owed to a deceased employee’s estate without triggering the probate process will be increased from $300 to $3,000 … Please login to view this content or become a member by …

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