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Australia: The government has released its draft religious discrimination bill.


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The Federal Government has issued a consultation document about its proposed new law against religious discrimination … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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Iraq: Draft Bill to criminalise domestic violence


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Employers across the country frequently have to deal with female staff who have been the victims of domestic violence … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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Algeria: Changs to make the economy more corporate friendly


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Things may be changing to make the economy more corporate friendly … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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United Kingdom: Suspending Parliament was unlawful, judges rule


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The UK Supreme Court has ruled that proroguing parliament after the Summer break was unlawful and therefore null and void … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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Uganda: Museveni rejects Minimum Wages Bill


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President Yoweri Museveni returned a 2018 Minimum Wage Bill to parliament last month, claiming that the Attorney-General had advised that there was no need to sign it as the provisions were already covered by existing laws … Please login to …

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Panama: New system to re-establish a residence permit introduced


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A new system to re-establish a residence permit has been introduced for those who have been out of the country for between two and six years … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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USA: FLMA leave


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According to several recent opinion letters issued by the US Department of Labor, an employer must give FLMA leave as soon as an employee requests leave and the FMLA qualifying conditions are met … Please login to view this content …

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Indonesia: Ministry of Manpower Decree no 228


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Ministry of Manpower Decree no 228 has now been published, setting out those sectors where expatriates may be hired … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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Colombia: Companies are no longer obliged to pay social security contributions for their independent contractors


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Although a law passed last year, but effective this June, required companies to pay the social security contributions of the contractors they utilized, things have now changed … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining …

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Canada: Avcorp locks out aerospace workers in Delta


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The Avcorp industries company Delta, has been forced into locking out the workforce at its British Columbia facility … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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India: Government approves 78-day wages as productivity bonus to railway employees


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A job with Indian Railways has long been prized by workers in India … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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Switzerland: Tough times for whistleblowers


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An illustration of how the actions of an ethical whistleblower can find their disclosures seriously blow back in their face can be found in the case of Lawyer Eckart Seith … Please login to view this content or become a …

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New Zealand: Gender pay gap unchanged since 2017


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Over the year to Q2 2019 the median hourly pay of female employees increased by 3 … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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India: Maharashtra government doubles minimum wages for workers


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The State government in Maharashtra has recently doubled minimum wages of factory workers … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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USA: Poultry processors accused of wage-fixing


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A class-action lawsuit has been filed at the US Maryland District court over an accusation of wage fixing … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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