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Taiwan’s New Workplace Safety Law Expands Scope, Regulates ‘Overwork’
Taiwan’s updated occupational safety and health regulations expand the law’s coverage to include all workers, enact physical and mental stress protections and shorten employers’ accident reporting time.

Emerging Market Profiles: Living and Working in Saudi Arabia
This profile discusses key challenges associated with living and working in Saudi Arabia, including housing, schooling, transportation, security, language and culture.

HR Challenged by Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program Overhaul
The Canadian government announced a series of reforms to its Temporary Foreign Worker Program, potentially making the process more difficult and expensive for companies to hire employees who are not Canadian citizens or permanent residents.

African Cities World's Most Expensive for Expats
Two African cities—Luanda, Angola, and N’Djamena, Chad—top the list of most expensive cities for expatriates, according to Mercer’s 2014 Cost of Living Survey.

Top Employment Issues in the Middle East
The Middle East poses unique challenges that are important for any HR professional to understand.

Brazil, China, India Planning 2015 Salary Budget Increases
India, China and Brazil averaged the highest 2014 total salary budget increases at 10.5 percent, 8.2 percent and 7.2 percent, respectively, among the 17 countries surveyed by total rewards association WorldatWork.

Global Immigration Update: Canada Splits Temp Foreign Worker Program in Two
The Canadian government announced major changes to it's Temporary Foreign Worker Program; more from India, the Philippines and Indonesia.

Multinationals Challenged with Communicating Benefits to Employees
Fifty percent of global HR professionals surveyed said the most challenging aspect of their global benefits strategy was the fact that employees don’t understand the value of their benefits package.

Parental Leave Expanding Globally, Still Not Adequate, ILO Says
About one-third of the 185 countries studied by the International Labour Organization fully met the organization’s maternity leave protection requirements on the duration of leave, amount of cash benefits and source of funding.

‘Not Many’ L-1A Site Visits Planned for FY 2014
USCIS announced that the total number of fraud detection site visits nationwide will not increase with the expansion of L-1 inspections.

‘Longstanding’ Issues with H-1B, L-1 Petitions Continue
Employers seeking foreign high-skilled talent continue to report systemic concerns regarding the quality and consistency of visa petition adjudications, according to a government report.

New Reporting Requirements in Brazil to Hugely Impact HR
The collection of employees’ tax, social security and labor information and the reporting of that information to the government is undergoing a significant transformation in Brazil.

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.

Flexible Work Regulations Take Effect in the U.K.
The United Kingdom’s new Flexible Working Regulations 2014 are now in effect.

Workplace Bullying Protections Differ Globally
Under workplace health and safety legislation, employers in most countries have a duty of care to provide a safe work environment for employees.

FATCA Tax Compliance Law Goes into Effect July 1
The law intended to recoup federal tax revenues from U.S. taxpayers holding assets in offshore accounts goes into effect July 1, 2014.

Solely Focusing on High-Performers Puts Enterprise at Risk
Research from advisory firm KPMG suggests that companies that focus on attracting and retaining high-potential employees may lack competitive advantage as the war for talent intensifies.

Does Cantor Loss Signal the Demise of Immigration Reform?
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s shocking loss in Virginia’s Republican primary immediately set off a cacophony of declarations that immigration reform is dead.

 

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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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