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How to Launch Global HR Policies
As soon as headquarters crafts workable language for its latest cross-border code, policy or plan document, the project should shift to answering an entirely separate, often more complex question: How are we going to launch this document and impose it on our staff overseas?

‘Accidental Expats’ Pose Greater Compliance Risks
Emerging trends in international assignments are creating new compliance risks for human resource professionals at multinational companies.

Living and Working in Kenya
Kenya is less challenging for expatriates than many other countries in Africa. Yet it remains a difficult location for some, with security issues and transportation being particular concerns.

Proposed Ontario Bill Shakes Up Employment Laws
Several workplace laws would change dramatically and employers would face more accountability under a bill currently making its way through the legislature of Ontario, Canada

U.K. Agency Publishes Guidance on E-cigarettes in the Workplace
The United Kingdom’s Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service published a guidance to help employers decide on policies allowing employees to smoke e-cigarettes at work or banning them in the workplace.

Netherlands Law Impacts Contract Employment, Dismissal
Dutch law governing temporary employment contracts, employee termination and unemployment benefits will be significantly changed beginning January 2015.

Hong Kong Ranked Best for Engaging Contingent Labor
Hong Kong continues to be the highest-ranked country for contingent workforce operations, followed closely by the United States and China.

‘HR Big Data’ Still New Concept in Asia, Survey Finds
Even though a majority of HR professionals in Asia realize that using workforce big data analytics would add value to talent management decisions, and even daily HR reporting tasks, very few companies actually have an HR big data strategy in place, according to a recent survey.

Manage Multinational Business Travel Risk with a Master Plan
Companies’ expanding multinational presence has led to more overseas assignments and business travel, and also increased risks, leading to a greater need for comprehensive risk management and insurance planning.

China Weighs Significantly Increasing Fines for Workplace Accidents
Companies involved in serious workplace accidents could be fined up to 5 million yuan under a draft amendment to China’s Workplace Safety Law.

USCIS: More Nurses May Qualify for H-1B Visas
Responding to a predicted shortage of nurses in the United States, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has expanded the pool of nurses who may qualify for H-1B visas.

Placing and Keeping Expats in Beijing More Difficult
The smog issue has become so alarming that businesses are finding it difficult to place expatriate workers in Beijing and keep them there.

Emerging Market Profiles: Living and Working in India
India was ranked the second most challenging destination for international assignees in Cartus’ 2014 Global Mobility Policy and Practices survey.

Use Caution When Terminating H-1B Employees
An employer planning to terminate an employee on H-1B visa status needs to ensure that the termination is undertaken in compliance with not only the employment contract and applicable state and federal law, but also in compliance with federal regulations unique to H-1B employees.

Personal Financial Worries Plague Workers Worldwide
Stress is not just a first-world problem—it’s a global issue. In fact, the leading health issue driving wellness strategies globally is stress, according to a new survey.

Global Immigration Update: Philippines, Thailand, Singapore
Philippines-born foreign nationals still immigrants, Thailand cracks down on visa overstays, Singapore requires advertising for some Employment Pass applications.


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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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eSocial Law in Brazil
Marcelo Godinho, Executive Senior Manager at Ernst & Young Brazil, says that HR professionals are responsible for implementing the new eSocial regulations in Brazil.

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