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Why Is Practicing HR in the Middle East So Different?
The breadth of typical HR responsibilities in the Middle East is much broader and diverse than practiced in the U.S.

Chinese Labor Law 2014 Year in Review
There were many changes in labor and employment law and practice in China during 2014 which continue to shape the labor landscape.

Global HR Tech Trends for 2015
As we look to 2015, the HR technology landscape will undoubtedly continue to evolve and multinationals will increasingly look for new ways to engage a global workforce, including streamlining the delivery of benefits and rewards programs.

Strong HR Leads to Better Business Performance Worldwide
Companies with strong people management capabilities such as talent and leadership management and HR strategy and data-driven insights show significantly better finan­cial performance than companies that are weaker in those areas.

Women Urged to Seek Expat Experience to Develop Leadership
Caroline Kersten and Sapna Welsh spoke with SHRM Online about the need for more women in global leadership roles, what it takes to be a successful female expatriate and the challenges women face working overseas.

Integrating Saudi Women into the Workforce Brings Challenges
Successfully integrating women into the workforce in Saudi Arabia is a rewarding but risky activity due to considerable complexity and conflicting cultural requirements.

Canada Grants Microsoft Foreign Worker Exemption
The Canadian government has permitted Microsoft Canada to hire around 400 temporary foreign workers for its training and development center in Vancouver—bypassing Canadians looking for software and engineering jobs.

Court Strikes Down DOL Wage Guidance for H-2B Workers
An appeals court vacated federal guidance that allowed employers to use privately funded surveys to set the prevailing wages for foreign workers brought into the U.S. under the H-2B visa program.

DHS Adds Five Countries to H-2 Visa Eligible List
The Department of Homeland Security added five new countries to the list whose nationals are eligible to participate in the H-2A and H-2B visa programs in 2015.

AFL-CIO: Obama’s Immigration Actions Will Raise Wages, Protect Workers
President Barack Obama’s executive actions granting work authorization to nearly 5 million undocumented immigrants living in the United States will increase tax revenues, improve wages and reduce exploitation, according to the AFL-CIO.

CSR Awareness in India Raised by Legal Mandate
Nearly 9 out of 10 companies doing business in India said they’ve been affected by a recent government mandate to spend on corporate social responsibility.

Avoid Becoming a Target of Global ‘Corporate Campaigns’
Preparing risk assessments, monitoring union activities, and maintaining vigorous compliance and corporate social responsibility programs are all ways to avoid becoming a target of labor-driven campaigns to assail your corporate brand, according to experts.


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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.




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