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Georgia: Remotely from Georgia

Under the recently launched Digital Nomad Visa program, “Remotely From Georgia”, technically skilled workers from 95 countries, including Canada, UK and USA, may apply to live and work in and from this Caucasian (former USSR) state, for at least 360 …

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Egypt: State of emergency extended

The state of emergency, which was first declared in 1981, has been further extended and intensified until 27th October 2020 … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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Botswana: Workplace discrimination

Pressure is building on the government to follow Namibia and Angola by passing a law against testing job applicants for HIV/AIDS and other acts of discrimination in the workplace … Please login to view this content or become a member …

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Bahrain: Government joins UAE in normalising relations with Israel

The government has now followed the lead of UAE by normalising relations with Israel … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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Angola: Visa extension

The validity of all work, residence, and temporary visas has been extended through to 31st December 2020 … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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Global: Politics and employee relations

There has always been a tendency for those in the HR function to try to see their discipline as essentially insular and disconnected from other areas of human knowledge, such as economics and politics … Please login to view this …

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Irish Republic: Approved profit sharing scheme reporting deadline extended

Revenue-approved profit sharing schemes are subject each year to annual reporting through the ESS1 form … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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United Kingdom: Provide your journey and contact details before you travel to the UK

Passengers arriving from abroad must complete on-line a public health locator form 48 hours before arrival … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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United Kingdom: Social gatherings above six banned

A ban comes into force on September 14th 2020 against all social gatherings, indoors or outdoors, of six or more people … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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Spain: Mandatory health form to enter country

If anyone flies to Spain, it is currently mandatory, 48 hours in advance, to complete and sign a health control form, and obtain an associated QR Code … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining …

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Germany: Strike on Amazon premises

The distribution company Amazon has had yet another tussle with the courts, trying to fight the German Federal Labour Court (BAG) and Federal Constitutional Court on their own ground … Please login to view this content or become a member …

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India: Surat’s textile industry faces labour shortage

Textile employers in the Guarat city of Surat in west India are appealing to the central government to provide additional public transport to bring back workers from Odisha on the eastern side of the country … Please login to view …

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China: New Civil Code cracks down on sexual harassment

Employers are gradually taking stock of China’s new Civil Code, especially Article 1010 that concerns “harassment” … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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Australia: Young West Aussies encouraged to Work and Wander out Yonder

The Western Australian government has launched a recruitment campaign to fill jobs across the state that were traditionally occupied by backpackers … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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USA: Revised IRS form 941 for 3rd and 4th Quarters, 2020

IRS Notice 2020-65 was issued at the end of August 2020 … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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