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Colombia: Corporate tax rate reduction

A Bill has been approved by the Congress of the Republic that would establish 9% corporation tax relief for employers who hire employees over the age of 50 … Please login to view this content or become a member by …

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Kenya: Data Protection Act 2018

The Data Protection Act 2018 has now been passed by the national Parliament, although no date has yet been set for implementation … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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Egypt: New social insurance and pensions law

Before the Summer recess, the national parliament passed a unified social security and pensions law … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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United Kingdom: Vauxhall ready to shut Ellesmere Port plant after Brexit – risking 1,000 UK jobs

The UK government is now working on the assumption that the UK shall leave the European Union without a deal on October 31st 2019 … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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USA: New York State to enact salary history ban

New York State Governor, Andrew Cuomo, has signed Senate Bill S6549 to introduce a salary history enquiry ban … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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Kuwait: Negotiations to exempt Kuwait from the Schengen visa regime are underway

Although UAE citizens enjoy visa free travel to EU countries, all nationals from other Arab countries must obtain a Schengen visa before entering the EU free-movement zone … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining …

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Australia: Retailers call for employment flexibility

Retailers are pressing the Industrial Relations Minister, Christine Porter, to give them greater flexibility in the employment of part-time employees … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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USA: New York lawmakers expand pay equity law

New York State has passed Assembly Bill A8093A on Equal Pay, largely inspired by a similar measure implemented in New Jersey … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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Kenya: Employment Act (Amendment) Bill 2019

Employment Act (Amendment) Bill 2019 is currently before the national Parliament … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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Russian Federation: German FM says EU may soon consider visa-free policy for Russians

The German government is seeking to persuade the European Union and EU partners to consider giving visa-free access to the Schengen zone for Russian nationals, especially for those aged 18-24 … Please login to view this content or become a …

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Italy: Government unveils plan to tackle smartphone addiction

The Italian government is taking legal steps to counter widescale addiction to smartphones – especially amongst those aged 15-20 where users consult their smartphones, on average, 75 times a day … Please login to view this content or become a …

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South Korea: Changes to workplace bullying and harassment legislation

An Amendment to the Labour Standards Act has just come into force … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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USA: California extends paid family leave benefits to 8 weeks

From the 1st of July 2020, paid family leave benefits in California will be extended to eight weeks from the current limit of six weeks (in any 12-month period) … Please login to view this content or become a member …

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Poland: Watch your step with diversity

Employers across Poland should factor in a prevailing anti-LGBT mood and ultra conservative pro-family and church political movement … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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Kazakhstan: Government is now intercepting all HTTPS traffic

Companies utilising the Internet in Kazakhstan now have to install a digital interception device onto their systems before they may access the worldwide web … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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