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Scotland: New action plan to increase diversity, fairness and inclusion in Scotland’s workplaces

The government has the aim of making Scotland a leading ‘Fair Work Nation’ by 2025 … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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Romania: New whistleblowing law

Large companies must already have put whistleblowing systems in place … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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Portugal: Amendments to fixed-term employment contract rules

The number of permitted renewals of a fixed-term contract have just been reduced from six to four … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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Spain: Digital nomad visa – a new visa for remote workers

Remote worker visa offers companies outside Spain a way to attract technical staff to work in the sun … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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Croatia: Schengen and eurozone membership finally achieved

With effect from 1st January 2023, the country has become part of the Schengen free market community and has also abandoned its own currency in favour of the euro … Please login to view this content or become a member …

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USA: Triple health risk warning

There has been a 50% increase in hospitalizations across the USA in recent weeks, not only due to a resurgence of COVID-19, but also flu and RSA … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining …

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China: Changing pattern of out of work activity

Research recently carried out by the Chinese Tourism Academy has found that the population spent an average of 66 … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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Sweden: New requirement for monthly PAYE tax returns

New requirement for monthly PAYE tax returns … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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Nigeria: Economic growth rate contracts as instability and population rises

The World Bank has forecast that growth in Nigeria’s economy will fall from 3 … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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Australia: Trade deal unlocks access to India

The agreement’s primary purpose is to remove the practice of taxing payments or credits made to Indian residents or resident companies, for technical services provided remotely to Australian Clients … Please login to view this content or become a member …

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Hong Kong: Minimum wage to rise in May 2023

The statutory minimum wage will rise on 1st May 2023 from $37 … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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Philippines: New rules apply to employers affected by adverse weather conditions

In Advisory 17, issued by the Department of Labour and Employment, employers are reminded that they are free to close operations in the event of stormy weather … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining …

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Malaysia: Flexitime element in the impending revision of the Employment Act is not mandatory

Human Resources Minister, V Sivakumar, has recently confirmed during an interview published in the independent, bilingual news online portal ‘Free Malaysia Today’ that the introduction of flexible working will not become obligatory … Please login to view this content or …

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UAE: Data protection regulations due to be released

Although the DFC and ADGM already have in place such operating laws, this is not the case for the rest of UAE … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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Germany: No automatic start of the limitation periods for annual paid leave

The principle of “use it or lose it” used to apply to statutory minimum holidays each year … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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