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Talent Managers Face Shifting Politics, Unsteady Economies 

 From generational differences to increased government controls, navigating the changing world of work in Latin America will require talent managers to redefine their practices and sharpen their skills for managing employees, organizational cultures and work environments.

Vision 2020: A Road Map For People Management in Latin America 

Early in 2015, the Board of Directors of the Interamerican Federation of People Management Associations (FIDAGH) and its Advisory Board met in Panama City, Panama, to map out a strategic vision, mission and objectives that will guide its support for Latin American human resource associations for the next five years.

Mexico: Supreme Court Upholds Constitutionality of Cap on Back Wages for Employment Disputes
Mexico's Supreme Court affirmed the constitutionality of the Federal Labor Law provision allowing back wages to be capped at 12 months' compensatory damages in all employment-related lawsuits commenced after Dec. 1, 2012.

EU Court: Employee E-mail Monitoring May Not Breach Privacy Rights
The European Court of Human Rights ruled that a Romanian employer did not breach its employee’s privacy rights when it monitored his Yahoo Messenger account and fired him for using the account to send private messages during work hours.

New Noise Regulation Affects Ontario Employers
All Ontario employers will be required to comply with a new workplace noise regulation, effective July 1, 2016. 

Controlling Cost Biggest Relocation Challenge in 2016

International mobility managers are struggling to spend less to move workers around the world, particularly in the United States, the United Kingdom and China. Relocation industry leaders say there are a few ways to save money on what can be expensive investments for a company.

U.S. and EU Negotiating New Data Transfer Agreement 

The United States and the European Union are negotiating a new data transfer agreement to replace the “Safe Harbor” agreement that the European Court of Justice invalidated. 
Mexico Approves Increase to Daily Minimum Wage for 2016
The National Commission on Minimum Wages (Comisión Nacional de los Salarios Mínimos or CONASAMI) approved a general minimum wage increase of 4.2 percent, effective Jan. 1, 2016.The wage increase will raise the general minimum wage from $70.10 Mexican pesos per day (currently, approximately $4.08 USD) to $73.04 Mexican pesos per day (currently, approximately $4.25 USD). 
Thoughts for U.S. Employers Sending Employees Overseas
A London-based employment attorney offers advice to U.S. employers who are sending employees overseas.
Read a first-hand account of a former American HR director’s experiences working in HR in Thailand.



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