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Obama Plan Grants Work Authorization to Nearly 5 Million
Nearly five million undocumented immigrants residing in the United States would be eligible for work authorization under an executive action announced by President Barack Obama.

Obama Executive Action Promotes ‘Small Fixes’ to High-Skilled Immigration
President Barack Obama’s executive action granting nearly five million undocumented immigrants work authorization for three years also included several policy initiatives aimed at supporting high-skilled employment.

Cross-Border Mergers Create Mountain of HR Compliance Details
When deals occur across multiple jurisdictions, there is a mountain of operational and compliance details to plan for, particularly in human resources.

Immigration Processing Delays Hurt Business
The U.S. government “consistently and considerably” underestimates the amount of time it takes employers to navigate immigration processes, according to a new survey report.

Latin America Employment Law Update
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced an increase of 15 percent of the minimum wage effective Dec. 1, 2014.

Obama Immigration Plan May Provide Work Authorization for Millions
As many as 6 million undocumented immigrants could be awarded work authorization under an executive action being considered by President Barack Obama, administration officials said after news of the plan leaked.

U.S.-China Deal Extends Business Visa Validity
U.S. and Chinese citizens who regularly travel back and forth for business between the two countries will benefit from longer visa validity periods beginning Nov. 12, 2014.

Ontario Passes Significant Employment Law Reforms
Ontario employers will face more accountability under a bill passed unanimously by the province’s legislative assembly.

Living and Working in South Korea
Expats to South Korea find a country with an elevated standard of living at a reasonable price level. The cities are modern, with services and support for expats improving over the last 10 years.

Investigating Misconduct Under Foreign Law Poses Challenges
U.S. multinationals investigating allegations of employee misconduct under foreign law can use U.S. best practices as a launching point, but they need to navigate unique issues relating to employment law, data privacy and blocking statutes.

25 Percent of EU Workers Severely Stressed
One-quarter of European workers feel stressed all or most of the time while on the job, negatively affecting their health, according to a report from Europe’s leading agencies on worker safety and health.

China Employment Law Update: Labor Dispatch Arrangements Struck Down
Three different courts showed stricter scrutiny of the use of labor dispatch arrangements, when companies contract for temporary workers. The courts ruled in favor of contract employees who sued for direct hire or equal treatment.

Balancing Cost and Risk in Your Company’s Relocation Policy
One of the ways companies often help relocating employees is to handle the transfer of the deed of the home they are selling.

Labor Quotas Impact Hiring, Recruiting in the Gulf
The countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council are moving full steam ahead with labor nationalization programs intended to replace foreign labor with local talent.

Ireland Enacts Employment Permit Law Changes
Ireland’s Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation announced a full list of all the changes under the Employment Permit (Amendment) Act 2014, which was implemented Oct. 1.

North America Lags Europe, Latin America in Advancing Women
Despite two decades of efforts to achieve greater gender diversity and equality, those attempts aren’t making much of a difference in the workplace, in large part because HR departments are going about them in the wrong way, according to a new global study.

Global Immigration Update: U.K. Rule Changes
The U.K. Home Office released a Statement of Changes to the Immigration Rules, in which amendments were made across several categories of the U.K. immigration system.

SHRM Presents Master Classes at Premier Middle East HR Forum
The Society for Human Resource Management’s presence could be felt throughout the Middle East’s largest and most respected HR conference.


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Obama Promises Executive Action on Immigration Reform
President Barack Obama announced that his administration will take executive action this year to address the country’s immigration policies, effectively hammering the nail in the coffin of comprehensive legislative reform.






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