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South America/EU: EU and Mercosur agree huge trade deal after 20-year talks

A huge trade deal has just been agreed between the European Union (EU) and Mercosur after 20 years of negotiations … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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Pakistan: NA body passes draft Whistleblower Protection, Vigilance Commission Bill 2019

The National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Law and Justice has approved the Whistleblower Protection and Vigilance Commission Bill 2019 … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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Global: Innocent comments

Member companies should warn employees utilizing the internet, and particularly email systems, in several repressive states such as Egypt, Nigeria, Pakistan, Russia and Sudan that they could find themselves inadvertently breaking the criminal law … Please login to view this …

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Irish Republic: One year ‘unbroken’ stay needed for Irish citizenship

A High Court Judge, Mr Justice Max Barrett, has ruled through a formal “opinion” that those who wish to apply for Irish citizenship through naturalisation must have remained on Irish soil for an unbroken period of 12 months prior to …

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France: Unemployment benefits

The French government can never resist the temptation to tinker with tax and employment laws … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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Denmark: Van driving permit

Companies employing own-account van drivers must now check to ensure that they have an official permit to carry goods for third parties … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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Global: New international labour standard to combat violence, harassment, at work agreed

At its last annual meeting in June, the International Labour Organization (ILO) approved Convention 190 on the protection of workers against violence and harassment … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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Russian Federation: Russia adopts law on enforcement of foreign judgements

The Russian judicial system now recognises court decisions from other states in civil or commercial matters … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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Irish Republic: Double Taxation Treaty between Ireland and the Netherlands

A new Double Taxation Agreement (DTA) has been concluded between the Irish Republic and the Netherlands … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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USA: Opioid crisis workforce grant

The epidemic of opioid abuse sweeping certain US states has led the Department of Labor to give direct grant assistance to fund community health workers, recovery coaches and “peer navigators” as well as help with reintegration into local labour markets …

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Global: KLM under fire over breastfeeding tweet

Although most country laws establish the right of working mothers to breastfeed infants at work, they sometimes qualify this by reference to appropriate facilities being provided to ensure privacy for mother and child. There are, however, cultures where such a

Romania: New public pension system

The new public pension system (Decree no … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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Portugal: New pay equity law enters into force

A new Pay Equity Law (60/2018) comes into effect on the 21st of August 2019 … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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India: Indian law firms agree to open doors for foreign peers

Under the Advocates Act, foreign law firms have to date been unable to establish operations in India – except in special economic zones … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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Artificial intelligence: OECD Principles on Artificial Intelligence

On May 22nd 2019, OECD members plus Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Peru and Romania signed a set of Guidelines on the use of artificial intelligence (AI) … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining …

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