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Hong Kong: Australia offers new visa arrangement for Hongkongers

Temporary skilled visa holders from Hong Kong now have the opportunity to apply for a 5-year extended visa, with the prospect of permanent residency at the end of that 5 year period in Australia … Please login to view this …

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Australia: Superannuation guarantee

Many employers have, over the years, failed to pay the superannuation guarantee (SG) that was due each quarter … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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USA: Alaska, Vermont’s minimum wage will increase in 2021

With effect from 1st January 2021, the Alaska minimum hourly wage will be increased slightly from $10 … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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USA: School reopening and employee leave under FFCRA

The Department of Labor has issued some Q&As to help parents and employers deal with absence under the FFCRA as schools reopen … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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Peru: Medical care and leave

Law 30012 has been modified so that any worker whose child aged under 18 is diagnosed with cancer is granted up to 12-months leave … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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Colombia: Disabled employees and redundancy

A recent case before the High Court of Justice – and subsequently the Labor Chamber of the Supreme Court of Justice – underlines the risks an employer takes if they seek to make an individual redundant should they be recognised …

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Egypt: Skills shortages

The Alexandria Manpower Directorate has responded to skills shortages in certain fields by establishing free fast-track training courses at four of its centres for those with intermediate or degree level qualifications … Please login to view this content or become …

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Brazil: New data protection law

On 18th September 2020, Brazil’s President signed the new data protection law (Lei Geral de Proteção de Dados Pessoais, “LGPD”) applicable retroactively to 16th August 2020 … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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Panama: Clearance for a return to work

In order to obtain clearance for a return to work, employers must go online at here or here and confirm the resolutions made by company committees of health and hygiene by completing the fields required … Please login to view …

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Chile: Wage subsidy plan

After promising for many months the introduction of a new wage subsidy plan (EWSS), the Finance Minister has announced that it will finally be launched by the end of this month … Please login to view this content or become …

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Argentina: Transgender quota

President Alberto Fernandez has just signed a new decree establishing a 1% transgender quota for all jobs in the public sector … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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Oman: Shura Council raise Labour Law changes

A special Youth and Human Resources Committee set up to advise the government has identified what it calls “loopholes in the current labour law” which allow “arbitrary dismissal of workers in the private sector” … Please login to view this …

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Kenya: Dispute between Kenya Airways and the Kawa union

The Labour Court has been undertaking conciliation in a dispute between Kenya Airways and the Kawa union over a range of measures in response to the current pandemic … Please login to view this content or become a member by …

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Anguilla: Live and work on the Caribbean island of Anguilla for up to a year

This British overseas territory is the second Caribbean island to launch a one-year nomad-style visa – they simply entitle “escape“ … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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Jordan: Authorities isolate Sahab city due to spike in COVID-19 cases

The government has isolated the city of Sahab and is extending it to surrounding areas … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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