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7 Human Resource Policies for Your Indian Business

Whether you own a small-scale startup or a multi-million dollar firm, compliance with human resource policies is essential. The HR department establishes the procedures, codes of conduct, and other rules and regulations that the employees have to adhere to.

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11 Tips to Make Your Business a Success in Bangladesh

Bangladesh is strategically located on the world map and has a fast-growing economy. It also houses a massive youth population, providing a large market for your products or services.

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5 Challenges of Doing Business in China and How to Overcome Those Challenges

China’s market has grown by leaps and bounds in the last 20 years, making the country’s economy the second largest in the world. Foreign companies are increasingly venturing into China, either via direct investment or through cross-border transactions.

Employment and Labor Code in Germany

The uniform interest of labor law is to protect the interests of employees’ obligations, rights, and responsibilities. The primary function of implementing labor laws is to provide equal opportunities to all employees, improve employee well-being and mental health, and provide safe working conditions without harassment or discrimination. The labor code in Germany is divided into […]

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The Entrepreneurship Debate – The USA vs. Singapore

Both the United States and Singapore have fast-growing economies with substantial potential for foreign investment. They are known for their competitive business environment and ease of doing business. But they are, of course, quite different from each other. The US offers a massive consumer market with a population of 328 million. Household spending in the […]

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Helping Your Global Teams Simplify Payroll

Payroll teams are usually overwhelmed by global payroll due to keeping up with local regulations, lack of reporting, and no control over the monthly process. In order to manage payroll effectively in any country, access to information is the key to success. If you don’t have the tools and reporting to view payroll in real-time, […]

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Top 5 Questions about Payroll in Singapore

Singapore payroll guidelines and regulations are relatively transparent when compared with that of neighboring countries. However, managing and understanding Singapore payroll can still be difficult, especially for small to mid-sized Singapore companies trying to process payroll in-house when there is limited manpower.

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Labor Rights in China

The labor law of China is designed to protect the rights of employees and employers in an industry. The law gives workers the right to equal opportunity in terms of pay and promotion and provides a legal framework covering a broad range of employment-related legal issues.

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4 Reasons to Start a Business in Morocco

Due to its reassuring macroeconomic status and an economy that’s performing well, Morocco has been able to attract quite a bit of investment recently. Although Morocco is much cheaper than Tunisia and Egypt, it certainly offers a much higher standard of living. Besides its astonishingly great labor force potential, Morocco offers the opportunity to enjoy […]

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Global Payroll Reporting Must-Haves

The phrase “you don’t know what you don’t know” is usually not used in global payroll conversations – but what if “what you don’t know” is hurting your business and bottom line? Payroll reporting in the US is pretty straightforward – you can easily view what you’ve paid employees and it’s all in US dollars. […]

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Federal Laws that Protect U.S. Employees

The past 100 years have seen a lot of progress in employee protection in the United States of America (U.S.), especially in cases of job safety, benefits, hiring, and promotions. The 20th century encouraged employees to push for their rights, causing the establishment of essential labor protection laws that millions of Americans trust, even today. […]

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Talent Acquisition: The Dos and Don’ts of Global Expansion

If you are expanding your reach to a different country and setting up outreach programs to harness local talent, there are certain dos and don’ts that you need to keep in mind. Avoiding common mistakes and following the best practices will ensure that you get smooth access to top local talent and don’t run into […]

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Easing Global Business Operations Challenges

If you look at all of the components of managing a global business at once, you can quickly be overwhelmed with the logistics, plans, and compliance issues. With the right research and tools, your global operations can easily run smoothly within the local in-country requirements.

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Employment Laws in Bermuda

The employment laws in Bermuda are governed by the Employment Act 2000. This ensures that employees are protected while being provided a fair remuneration for their efforts. Here are some of the employment laws in Bermuda:

7 Payroll Mistakes to Avoid in 2021

For many employees, the three magical words that make their world a little bit more beautiful are, “Today is payday.”  Of course, a payday is a joyous event for almost every worker, but what about the people at the other end of the spectrum? They need to ensure that the payroll goes as smoothly as […]

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What Do You Need to Know About Payroll in India?

One of the world’s fastest-growing economies and one of the most populous countries in the world, India is a great place to expand your business for one main reason: access to affordable and competent talent. With 1.4 billion people, India is just behind China when it comes to population, and unlike China which is a […]

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Why Understanding Labor Laws Is So Important

Labor laws are designed to empower as well as protect workers. They ensure that employer-employee relations are monitored, allowing both parties to be held accountable for their actions.

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Business Interruption in Belarus

Following the August 2020 elections in Belarus, protests began in opposition to the election of Lukashenko, who has been president since 1994. Worker strikes and protests due to the election are impacting the country’s labor and economic outlook. Amnesty International reports that the government is pushing back against private trade unions through arrests and other […]

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Business Recovery and Global Expansion

As more economies around the world open up and companies bring employees back to the office, global expansion plans that may have been put on hold last year are now taking shape. It can be challenging to know where to start, but here are some key factors to consider when expanding your operations into new […]

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5 Countries with The Most Complex Payroll Requirements

Europe tends to take the top spot when it comes to “regions” or “continents” with the most complex payrolls. Thanks to the complexities of navigating multiple layers of European Union regulations and financial landscape, several European countries tend to be where it is most difficult to run a payroll, especially for a foreign business expanding […]

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How are Digital Technologies Transforming Labor Laws?

Technology is changing the way people look at work today. Digital technologies have led to remarkable flexibility in how, where, and when we work- especially during times like the present when the entire world is going through a global pandemic requiring flexible work policies.

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4 Benefits of Using A Translation Service for Your New Business

Establishing a global business entails making it marketable to several kinds of clients in a manner such that communication barriers do not come in the way. Therefore, hiring translation services can help fulfill a variety of the communication needs of your business.

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Best Countries for Women to Work

In some countries around the world, women are underpaid for the same job as their male counterparts. They are made to work overtime without any compensation, and breaking through the glass ceiling is made to be very difficult.

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Preparing your Global Payroll for Year-End Reporting

As the end of the year approaches, companies need to prepare for payroll and tax reporting requirements in each country. If you are managing payroll in multiple countries, this is no easy task – there are varying tax years, different reporting requirements in each country, and payroll and compliance regulations to factor into your plans. […]

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Non-Habitual Residency in Portugal and Its Tax Benefits

Portugal is a popular destination for tourists everywhere. People come from all over the world to take in the lush beaches, rich culture and history, and beautiful architecture that the country has to offer. Did you know that there are also numerous financial opportunities for you to take advantage of in Portugal?

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Why the US Has Been Ranked as One of the Worst Countries for Workers’ Rights

The United States of America is the world’s largest economy and contributes about 24% to the world’s GDP. With a population of 330 million people, the US is also home to a large number of foreign talent and migrant workers who come to this ‘land of opportunities in search of better jobs and lives for […]

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Global Expansion Considerations

You’ve had success in the US market, but now it’s time to reach new clients, increase growth and profits, and diversify. What are some key factors to consider before you make a move to another country? Many companies want to expand, but they don’t understand the complexity of moving operations into a new country and […]

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Digital Tax in Canada: What You Need to Know

Digital goods and services make up a large portion of modern-day consumers’ life. From Netflix to complex enterprise software, we are all using digital products more than ever before. As the focus shifts from traditional, physical goods and services, businesses have to adapt. Naturally, the government has to adapt to this new environment as well.

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Government Regulated Termination in India

No one enjoys getting fired, but what if your country made it difficult for you to get fired without just cause? In India, companies with more than 100 employees can’t fire an employee without government permission! Read more about business in India here.

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When it Comes to Global Operations, Change is Good

Companies that manage global employees and payroll sometimes believe that the status quo is better than making any changes. But when you’re talking about global operations and payroll, what you don’t change could be hurting your organization. Evolving regulations and in-country requirements not only put your company at risk for fines and penalties but mismanaging […]

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8 Things You Need to Know Before Expanding to Indonesia

Indonesia is known for its plethora of beaches, jungles, delicious cuisines, and, of course, business opportunities. The country belongs to the list of G20 members, which means it is one of the best destinations for entrepreneurs looking to start or expand businesses.

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Facts About Child Labor in Bangladesh

Although a relatively small country geographically, Bangladesh has the eighth largest population in the world (168 million), a GDP of $274 billion, and a thriving export industry for manufactured goods, including textiles, electronics, leather, and jute. However, child labor is unfortunately still very prevalent and contributes to the success of Bangladesh’s economy thus far. Here […]

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Understanding the Importance of Corporate Maintenance

The bigger your business grows, the more complicated it becomes to manage it. The complexity not only arises from running daily operations but in terms of governance as well. Just think about it. When you were a small startup, there were probably a handful of things you needed to handle. But, as your business progressed […]

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How Multinational Companies Drive Change

Multinational companies face many challenges as they begin and maintain operations in new countries. Language barriers, business customs, and hiring new employees are just a few of the hurdles. Managing costs, maintaining compliance, and having a clear view of the overall operations is an ongoing struggle for most companies. But what makes global companies unique […]

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5 Benefits of Doing Business in Thailand

If you are looking at Asia for your next business, the South East Asian kingdom of Thailand could be your best option. Thailand’s vibrant culture and sandy beaches make for a robust tourist industry. Establishing a business in Thailand could offer you numerous advantages – some of which we will be discussing here.

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Technology and Working Remotely

The majority of my career has been in business-to-business sales. While I have worked in more than one industry, the one constant has been a continual evolution of how we interact with our prospective and current clients.

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9 Pros and Cons of Doing Business in the Bahamas

A range of islands, a mere 50 miles off the Florida coast, make up The Bahamas. While the Bahamas is known for its blue oceans and sandy seashores, the region also has several other benefits and drawbacks to establishing a business there which we will be discussing here.

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Employment and Labor Law in Australia

Australia is the world’s 6th largest country in land size. It is the largest country in Oceania, which comprises 14 independent nations (including New Zealand and other small Pacific island countries).

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14 Cultural Tips for Your Singapore Startup

A lot of modern-day business is conducted in Southeast or East Asia. Entrepreneurs from all across the globe converge on nations like China, the Philippines, Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand, and Singapore. These countries or nations, as well as their neighbors, are wealthy economic engines and play a crucial role in propelling trade with other countries across […]

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Mexico’s New Labor Law Amendment On Outsourcing

In April of 2021, Mexico’s Federal Government amended several provisions of the Federal Labor Law. The goal of these amendments was to essentially prohibit employer subcontracting or “outsourcing,” which the law defines as “when a natural or legal person provides or makes available their own workers for the benefit of another.”

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3 Factors to Consider Before Choosing an Address for Your Registered Office

Starting a business is an exciting time for young entrepreneurs and upcoming business people, but there are many things you need to consider before choosing a registered office. Most importantly, you need to consider acquiring investment, having a business model, and how you’re going to cater to your intended market.

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How Multinational Companies Drive Change

Global companies face many challenges as they begin and maintain operations in new countries. Language barriers, business customs, and hiring new employees are just a few of the hurdles. Managing costs, maintaining compliance, and having a clear view of the overall operations is an ongoing struggle for most companies. But what makes multinational companies unique […]

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A Guide to Starting a Business in Norway

If you are planning on starting a business in Norway, you’ve come to the right place! In this guide, we will tell you everything there is to know about how to start a business in Norway, what the prerequisites are, what obligations you’d need to meet and what it’s like living in Norway.

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How Are Female Workers in Bangladesh Protected by the Law?

Workers all around the world are protected through the right to form a union, along with promises of equal pay for equal work, regardless of gender. Core labor standards have been set out by the International Labor Organization (ILO) that member states, including Bangladesh, must follow. This is so that workers are given the freedom […]

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Why is Denmark Considered One of the Best Countries for Doing Business?

The World Bank’s decision to continually rank Denmark as Europe’s best country for business is easily justifiable. It is a free-market capitalist economy with a flourishing business environment that welcomes all. According to the Doing Business organization, Denmark ranks 4th in the world and 1st in Europe for its ease of doing business.

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Is it Time to Make a Change to Your Global Payroll Operations?

On a scale of 1 to 10, how satisfied are you with your global payroll operations? Do you have real-time access to your payroll data across all countries and currencies? Is your multi-country payroll all on one platform? Is there help available when you need it?

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A Complete Guide to Outsourcing Your Human Resources

Owning and operating a small or medium-sized business involves wearing many hats on your job. Employees do so much more than performing their specific tasks like doing all the admin work, taking charge of the HR responsibilities, including keeping a count of absences, taking care of the payroll, training the new recruits and drafting all […]

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A Guide to Starting a Business in Canada

Planning your new Canadian business might appear overwhelming at the start. For this reason, it is essential you tackle one step of the process at a time – something this guide with help you with. We will be discussing the steps involved in starting a new business in Canada. Now, while the steps are outlined […]

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Payroll Success in 10 Countries

Managing payroll and HR for employees across 10 countries is challenging, but when your systems are not working and not working together, it becomes impossible. One of my clients was facing tax filing issues and service concerns with their current payroll provider and had no transparency or integration between HR and their international payroll. Compliance […]

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7 Countries with the Best Paternity Leave

Parental leave across the globe ranges from a total of three years to nothing at all. Paternity leave is an important topic to address as there are still several countries that do not offer fathers the same benefits as mothers. Many countries make the leave flexible by offering it as parental leave and open to […]

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Business Disruption and Global Payroll

Multinational companies have quickly learned in the last month that business disruption can happen at any time and under many circumstances, especially when it comes to Global Payroll. The COVID-19 pandemic has turned operations upside down and companies have had to provide a variety of services to employees to keep the business going in the […]

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How Outsourcing HR Can Benefit Your Business

Outsourcing HR operations has become a common practice today and there’s a good reason why! Apart from helping business owners save money, time and allowing focus on their key operations, it offers a wide range of other benefits, too. The human resources departments deal with your company’s employees. And if you think about it, they […]

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Labor Laws in Qatar

Due to Qatar’s strong infrastructure and expanding economy, hundreds and thousands of expatriates have been looking to move there and restart their lives and careers with their families. Today, there are two million people who have found work in Qatar. Lately, the government has been making it a point to ensure the welfare of guest […]

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4 Things to Consider Before Expanding a Business Internationally

A few things for you to consider before expanding a business internationally to ensure smooth transition! Once your business is booming in your home country and you want it to grow even more, going across borders can be the way to go. But as thrilling as the idea of expanding your business internationally sounds, it […]

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New Data Protection Legislation in China

Following the guidelines of GDPR in the EU, China has made new updates to the draft of the Personal Information Protection Law (PIPL) for processing and transferring personal information across Chinese borders. This new legislation will regulate personal information processing and transfers to regulate entities across borders as well as within China.

Asia-Pacific

Expanding Your Business to The Asia-Pacific: Common Employment Law Concerns

The Asia-Pacific region consists of countries located along the Western Pacific Ocean. It is an umbrella term that includes East Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia, and Oceania. Countries in the region feature well-developed corporate infrastructures, densely populated markets, and world-class technology. With rapid GDP growth, Asia-Pacific economies are quickly outstripping the growth of western markets. […]

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Saudi Arabian New Labor Reforms Changes

A labor reform initiative (LRI) was launched by the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development on November 4, 2020. The purpose behind this was to make changes to the present sponsorship system that lays down rules and regulations for foreign worker mobility in Saudi Arabia.

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5 Best Countries in Europe for Business Expansion

If your business is rapidly growing and you are planning an international business expansion, you might find yourself researching the best countries for expansion. A lot of factors go into choosing the right one.

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Global Threats Impacting Operations Overseas

From worker protests to political unrest, natural disasters or the threat of a new pandemic, there are challenging obstacles for multinational companies to deal with each year. How do you keep employees safe, maintain operations, and focus on business goals when there are many unforeseen threats beyond your control?

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Why Dubai Should be Your Next Location for Business Expansion

Are you planning a business expansion but are unsure of where your next location should be? We get it! Making such a huge decision is no joke because your next business location has to be a business-friendly location. The United Arab Emirates (UAE) can be that attractive option for business expansion.

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Employment Benefits in Kenya

When choosing a new job, there are many factors that need to be taken into consideration. For some, these may include a shorter commute, while for others, the benefits that a company provides may play a bigger role. The labor laws in Kenya have been beneficial for many employees who work there. In this article, […]

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Understanding the Complexities of Payroll Compliance in Brazil

Brazil is the ninth-largest economy in the world and is growing in appeal for foreign investors. While payroll compliance in Brazil is complex, you can get a good general idea about it after reading this article. The country is among the most populous countries in Latin America, offering a wide consumer base for your products […]

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Best Practices for Global Growth in New Countries

Setting up new operations in a new country can be a very exciting time for your organization’s growth; It can also be incredibly challenging. Here are a few best practices when moving into a new market or country:

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Payroll Compliance in Bangladesh: Important Local Laws And Practices You Need To Know About

Expanding your business to Bangladesh provides you with the opportunity to take advantage of low production costs and gain a massive consumer base owing to the country’s rapidly growing population. Bangladesh is strategically located near India, China, and the ASEAN markets, making further expansion convenient.

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Paid Time Off in Austria

  Who doesn’t love paid vacation? This country has some of the most generous employee vacation policies with a minimum of 5 paid weeks per year! Not to mention, the longer you work for a company, the more vacation time you get!

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5 Corporate Compliance Challenges in the UK You May Not Have Thought About

Just over a year ago, reports had just started emerging regarding a novel virus. At that point, we had no idea how much impact COVID-19 would end up having on our professional and personal lives. However, 2021, with the commencement of mass vaccinations, offers hope of a more predictable and consistent future – one where […]

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Labor Law Changes in France

The Labor Law in France covers all issues related to employment, labor laws, and regulations. The terms and conditions of employment are clearly stated. The law also ensures employee representation and talks about discrimination, maternal and family leaves, as well as rights of all workers. There are a total of 35 jurisdictions focused on labor […]

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Multi-Country Expansion and Payroll Success

Implementing payroll in new countries is not easy. In-country regulations, compliance, ensuring statutory requirements are met is just the beginning. One of my recent clients came to Blue Marble with several challenges and needs for their global payroll. Some of the biggest issues for them were lack of visibility across all countries, and local in-country […]

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Why is Global Payroll so Complicated?

Payroll teams in the US have figured out payroll regulations, paying employees on time, and managing new legislation and regulations each year. So it would make sense that these same skills would translate to global payroll. Yet most companies find global payroll extremely challenging and struggle to maintain compliance. Why is global payroll so complicated?

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Rights of Workers in Ontario

In Ontario, Canada, workplace rights are an important part of the employment experience. Every employee has the right to be treated fairly at the workplace, to work in a safe environment, to be trained to deal with any workplace emergencies or hazards, and to become a part of a trade union. Workers in Ontario are […]

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What You Should Look For In a Global Labor Law Compliance Platform

With advances in communication, infrastructure, and logistics technology, the world is getting smaller day by day. As a result, we are witnessing an unprecedented connection between different regions of the world, unobstructed by borders. This translates to businesses as well. Companies are looking to expand their operations that cover multiple regions to tap into these […]

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Benefits of Setting Up A Company In India

India is the world’s sixth-largest economy, and has an annual average GDP growth rate ranging from 6% to 7% since the start of the 21st century. Setting up a business in India can allow you to take advantage of a large customer base, which is likely to increase your business’ profitability.

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Ethiopia Changes in Labor Law

Over the past 16 years, the Ethiopian labor law has stayed pretty much the same. A few years ago, the government approved some changes to the law to accommodate changes in labor markets, employer-employee relationships, and investments in Ethiopia. Here are some of the changes that were made to the Labor Law in Ethiopia:

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All You Need to Know About Payroll in South East Asia

South East Asia features some of the fastest growing economies in the world. The presence of varying landscapes and cultures make it one of the most diverse markets for business expansion.

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Managing Global Payroll Operations in Challenging Times

As each week passes, new challenges arise for companies with global operations. Different employment laws, payroll and furlough schemes, and reopening strategies in each country make it more difficult to ensure payroll compliance with evolving regulations. How can you keep the company operational in each country while ensuring you’re keeping up with payroll and employment […]

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7 Best African Countries for Starting a New Company

Today, an understanding of every African market and its unique situation is crucial for entrepreneurial success. In this blog, we will be discussing some of the top African countries for people looking to start a new business, as well as the business advantages that Africa, on the whole, has to offer.

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What Do Changes in India’s Labor Code Mean for Workers?

In December 2020, the Narendra Modi-led government made some significant changes to the Indian Labor Code. Forty of the old central laws were replaced with four major labor codes that drew attention to wages of employees, industrial relations, health and safety hazards, as well as social security. Combined, these will help modernize India’s labor laws, […]

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An Entrepreneur’s Guide to Compliance and HR Outsourcing

The Human Resource Department serves an integral function in every business with employees. HR is not just in charge of recruiting and benefits but also checks whether companies are adhering to their legal obligations. The roles and responsibilities of a firm’s HR department include ensuring compliance with laws and regulations set in place at the […]

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How Furlough Changes Have Impacted UK Payroll

The UK government implemented the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme last year to help businesses pay employees who had to reduce working hours or were laid off as a result of the shutdown. This furlough scheme has provided months of relief for workers and their employers during this ongoing crisis. But during the last year, there […]

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New Laws for Foreigners Entering Italy for Work

Italy is a European country on the coastline of the Mediterranean Sea and is home to Vatican City, the seat of the Roman Catholic Church. It has a population of more than 60 million people. The vibrant city of Florence is best known for being the epicenter of the Renaissance, which led to the creation […]

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Labor Laws in Bhutan

Bhutan’s issues of labor and employment are handled by the Labor and Employment Act of Bhutan, 2007. Here we explain the employment laws in Bhutan that play an important role in the Bhutanese labor market.

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Change in Denmark’s Law Relating to Posting of Workers

The Kingdom of Denmark is a country in Northern Europe and comprises of the Jutland Peninsula and various islands around it. A fairly small country, Denmark has a total land area of 42,916 square kilometers. It has a population of around 5.8 million and is famous for being the historical home of seafaring pirates known […]

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How to Fix a Broken Global Payroll

Managing payroll is not easy – add in a few countries, and payroll gets even more complicated. So many moving parts, time zones, languages, and systems. It’s a juggling act on a good day, but when something goes wrong, it can take months to unravel. If you’re managing global payroll, you know how difficult it […]

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A Comprehensive Guide to Global Labor Law Compliance

As a regular citizen, you deal with compliance on a daily basis, even if you are not conscious of it. When you follow the traffic lights or stand at a distance from train doors after a subway announcement, you are complying with traffic laws and public safety regulations. Compliance essentially refers to the various ways […]

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Changes to the Employment Law in the Maldives

In September 2020, the Parliament made several changes to the Employment Law in the Maldives. Initially, this was submitted to the government in 2019, but the Parliament has since made the changes in collaboration with the Maldives’ Social and Economic Affairs Committees. Here are some of the key changes made to the Employment Law in […]

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United Arab Emirates Labor Laws

Working in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) means following strict labor laws. UAE’s labor laws have recently expanded on working hours, annual leave policies, and other important work-related components. The law also states requirements and rules about maternity leave, sick leave, termination of employment, and safety standards that need to be followed in the workplace. […]

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5 Countries with the Best Employment Laws

Around the world, workers are given different rights. These range from the right to organize protests and participate in trade unions, to working in safe conditions and overtime pay. This article explores 5 countries that have the best employment laws from the perspective of the employee with top global rankings in terms of rights of […]

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Multi-Country Payroll Compliance

Payroll in every country is challenging, but when you are managing payroll across multiple countries, the complexity grows exponentially. Unique in-country payroll regulations, money movement to settle payroll in multiple currencies – the list goes on. Getting ahead of regulation changes and payroll requirements is the key to ensuring compliance, but that is easier said […]

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Labor Laws in Cambodia

There have been some significant changes in labor laws in Cambodia over the past few years that show that the country is moving to protect women and employees of all ages, castes, and religions. As of 2020, Cambodia has been promoting equal pay, equal opportunities, and professions, and paid leave for workers. Here are some […]

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8 Regulatory Issues to Know Before Expanding Your Business to Australia

Australia has a GDP of more than 1 trillion US dollars, along with a sizeable middle and upper-middle-class citizenship. The country also has a thriving service sector forming 68 percent of its GDP. Australia’s open economy has enabled it to become a major player in the global market. It was able to grow by 3.1% […]

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How Brexit Could Affect UK Nationals

According to a close majority of votes in 2016, the British people voted to leave the European Union (EU). Brexit will have repercussions on the UK job market but how it could specifically affect UK Nationals searching for jobs remains in the balance. Here are some of the ways Brexit could affect the search for […]

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Updates in Singapore’s Labor Laws

The Republic of Singapore is a small city-state with a population of 5.8 million people. The diverse and multi-ethnic population of Singapore comprises 72.6% Chinese, 15% Malays, and 7.4% Indians. Amongst the other ethnic groups living in Singapore are Eurasians and laborers from South Asia, who make up a large part of the population.

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Global Payroll Success Story

Companies often find processing payroll across multiple countries can be challenging and complicated by unique regulations, different processes in each country, and lack of data. One of my new clients was managing employees in 7 countries and was struggling with their payroll provider. My client’s payroll provider was missing bank deadlines, which resulted in employees […]

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Four Countries with the Best Parental Leave Laws

A country’s parental leave policy is often a reflection of how the country views gender equality. By dividing responsibilities between both parents, a country encourages gender equality and breaks free from traditional gender roles. Here are four countries with the best parental leave policies in the world:

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Proposed Change in Sweden’s Employment Laws – Good or Bad?

Sweden is a country in northern Europe with a population of more than 10 million people. The majority of Sweden’s population is between the ages of 25 and 34. Currently, about 73% of Sweden’s labor force is employed but despite a youthful population, Sweden has a relatively high unemployment rate, at 531,000 people, or 9.7% […]

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Global Growth in New Markets

Global growth can be difficult to navigate in new countries or markets. Many times, HR professionals only have expertise in a few countries and are tasked with ensuring compliance for the entire organization globally. For companies operating in 10+ countries, this can be a very challenging task for HR teams. They often tell me “We […]

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New Labor Code of Vietnam

After an amendment process that went on for four years, the National Assembly of Vietnam finally approved the New Labor Code in November 2019, and it went into effect beginning January 1, 2021. The New Labor Code of Vietnam has some significant changes that will impact different enterprises and organizations within the country.

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Tips on Starting a Company in Canada

Canada is the tenth-largest economy in the world and the fourth richest in natural resources, specifically, energy-related natural resources. While that’s not necessarily a massive advantage in a world that might be moving away from fossil fuel in a couple of decades, there are a lot of other factors that attract individuals and businesses to […]

Employer Guidelines in Denmark for COVID-19

Employer Guidelines in Denmark for COVID-19

Due to the high spread of coronavirus, the Danish government has put a number of restrictions on different parts of the Danish society. Since restrictions have been tightened, employers and employees must ensure that they follow all the new guidelines. Read more about Employer Guidelines in Denmark for COVID-19.

Understanding Payroll Compliance in the United Arab Emirates

Understanding Payroll Compliance in the United Arab Emirates

The United Arab Emirates, or UAE, is a country made up of seven emirates. One way to think of them is they are akin to states or provinces in the other countries, albeit with more autonomy. If you are considering expanding your business into this progressive and business-oriented region, the two emirates you might be […]

What You Need To Know About Payroll Compliance In China

Payroll Compliance In China: What Do You Need To Know?

China, the world’s second-largest economy with an estimated GDP of 14.5 trillion dollars, is one of the first places foreign investors look when considering expanding their enterprise. With low-cost labor, a substantial domestic market (given its enormous population), and strategic geographical location, China is a global economic powerhouse with an unparalleled manufacturing sector. Read more […]

Singapore Corporate Compliance and Challenges

Singapore Corporate Compliance and Challenges

Singapore has a well-developed market, skilled workforce, and a robust corporate infrastructure that makes it an excellent place to expand your business. According to the World Bank, Singapore is the second easiest nation in which to conduct business (after New Zealand). The business climate of Singapore has its foundation set in globalization, focusing on the […]

Top Priorities for Global Payroll

Top Priorities for Global Payroll

If you have employees in multiple countries, you know global payroll is not easy. So many factors go into managing payroll – local in-country regulations, tax and filing deadlines, statutory requirements – the list goes on. What are the key factors to successful, compliant payroll across all countries? Here are some of the top priorities […]

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Employment Benefits in Vietnam

In Vietnam, there are many factors to consider when hiring employees. Background checks, terms of employment, minimum wage, laws on discrimination, and harassment are just a few of the considerations. Employment relationships are currently regulated using the 2012 Labor Code but will be supplanted by a new code coming into effect on 1st January 2021. […]

Venezuelan Labor Laws

Venezuelan Labor Laws and Regulations

The Venezuelan labor laws are known as the Organic Law of Labor and Workers. The labor law deals with critical issues important to all employers running businesses in order to safeguard employees and the Venezuelan economy.

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Labor Regulations in Ukraine

The Labor Code of Ukraine is a legislative act that polices employment labor regulations in Ukraine. However, various provisions are made more explicit in the subordinate legislative regulations. These include work conditions, wages, leave policies, and other privileges that are usually decided by collective bargaining agreements.

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The Working Conditions in Uzbekistan

In Uzbekistan, employment relations are overseen by statutory legislation or by collective agreements. The law in Uzbekistan takes into account the concerns and interests of workers, employers, and the state. It ensures that the labor market is kept functioning, the working conditions in Uzbekistan are just and safe, and the rights of workers are protected […]

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Uganda Fair Treatment Workplace Laws

In Uganda, fair treatment includes treating all employees with respect, giving them their rights, and following a proper code of conduct. Employees’ right to privacy must be protected, and feedback must be given to ensure that they meet their maximum potential at their jobs. The country has incorporated several Uganda Fair Treatment Workplace Laws to […]

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Getting the most out of your Global Payroll in 2021

Multinational companies have faced many challenges over the last year. Now that the new year has begun, it’s time to look at your global payroll and identify ways to simplify the process. With new in-country regulations due to COVID, new Brexit rules, and furlough schemes in each country, payroll has gotten more complicated. How can […]

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Health Benefits in Japan

Did you know that workers in Japan must keep a certain waistline? Employers may be required to pay more National Insurance costs if employees don’t maintain a healthy weight. Learn more about health benefits in Japan by clicking here.

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COVID Impact on the Canadian Labor Market

Ever since the spread of coronavirus in Canada, more than two million workers have lost their jobs. There have been severe effects on unemployment, hours, and wages. This means that the labor market is struggling to make ends meet, and industries are experiencing significant changes, especially in the outcome of the Canadian economy. Read more […]

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Global Expansion in 2021

2020 certainly turned the world upside down and forced organizations to make significant changes to their operations. In recent conversations with my clients, I’ve seen both sides of the spectrum. Some have scaled back operations, while others embraced expansion as employees worked entirely remote. Global Expansion in 2021 will been different, but is still possible.

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Worker’s Rights in Morocco

Many professionals from around the world are attracted to Morocco because of its stable and ever-growing economy. Moreover, it is close to Europe and has low inflation rates which makes it attractive to employers. Morocco’s employment laws have been formed on the recommendations of the International Labor Organization, which is why many consider them liberal […]

Employee Benefits in Japan

Employee Benefits in Japan

In Japan, employee benefits are of extreme importance because of fierce competition in the search for top talent. Japanese employees are picky when selecting employers and are always on the lookout for a place with the most generous benefits packages. Learn about some of those employee benefits in Japan, along with information about their leave […]

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Working Conditions in New Zealand

Most of the reforms that caused New Zealand to be a welfare state were introduced in the 1930s and then in the 1970s under the rule of the Labor Party. The Labor Party managed to gain the ultimate support of the labor unions in New Zealand. Over time, New Zealand’s economy shifted towards being more […]

Challenges when Expanding into New Countries

Challenges when Expanding into New Countries

Global expansion is always an exciting opportunity, but when it comes to setting up business entities, hiring employees, and getting payroll up and running, things can get complicated. There are several key aspects of starting up in a new country that are often overlooked and unique challenges in each country when expanding and hiring. Here […]

Labor Law Changes in Ethiopia

Labor Law Changes in Ethiopia

In 2019, the Ethiopian government approved a new Labor Proclamation to replace the old law that had been in place in Ethiopia for the past 16 years. However, over the years, there have been many changes in investments, labor markets, and the business environment in Ethiopia which warranted a renewed look at existing regulations and […]

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2021 Global Payroll Trends

Technology, data security, and compliance will reshape 2021 Global Payroll Trends. Multinational companies faced unprecedented obstacles in 2020 and have had to make accommodations for employees around the world to keep up. New sick leave, furlough policies, and working environments have changed drastically over the last year and will continue into 2021. How can you […]

Labor Code in Bolivia

Labor Code in Bolivia

The labor code of Bolivia consists of lots of rules, some of which are fairly complicated. Hence, companies must consider professional legal advice and adapt to the regularly updated labor laws. Bolivia’s labor laws are overseen by their Ministry of Labor. Here are the latest changes to the labor code in Bolivia.

Time off in Belgium

Time Off in Belgium

Need some time away from work? Learn about the generous time credit policies in Belgium in our latest What in the World? video.

Employment and Leave Laws in the Bahamas

Employment and Leave Laws in the Bahamas

Largely owing to its thriving tourism industry, the Bahamas has an inviting economy that makes this island country a great place in which to work and invest. The labor force participation rate for both men and women is quite high, and the government has designed comprehensive legislation to maintain favorable work conditions at all times. […]

UK Regulations Affecting Employee Payroll

UK Regulations Affecting Employee Payroll

This year the UK government has implemented several UK Regulations Affecting employee payroll. The Job Retention Scheme that was announced in March 2020 has been gradually changing the employer contribution requirements each month, and in November 2020 announced the scheme would be extended until April 2021. Another highly controversial regulation related to IR35 (off-payroll rules) […]

EU Citizens Right to Work in UK

EU Citizens Right to Work in UK

Although the freedom of movement for EU citizens into the UK technically ended on 31st October 2019, there is currently in place a temporary transition period until a new immigration system is developed in January of 2021. So, what does this mean for employers, landlords, and EU citizens who might be subject to immigration status […]

Tanzania Labor Laws During COVID

Tanzania Labor Laws During COVID

As COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc in the world, one of the biggest challenges that businesses have faced has been how to manage their employees. Like other countries around the globe, Tanzania Labor Laws During COVID were not friendly and had to be adjusted in response to the global pandemic. In April 2020, the Association […]

Global Payroll Challenges in 2021

Global Payroll Challenges in 2021

As the year draws to a close, companies have faced unprecedented challenges that will unfortunately most likely continue into early next year. Countries around the world have adapted regulations and compliance requirements to account for the ongoing pandemic, and multinational companies have had to adapt to the changes in real-time. What does this mean for […]

Employee Rights in Bangladesh

Employee Rights in Bangladesh

Bangladesh has a population of 168.1 million, which includes a large and inexpensive labor force of about 90 million. Of these, about 60 million work agricultural jobs (that is growing by 1% each year), and about 30 million work non-agricultural jobs (which are growing by six percent a year). When it comes to Employee Rights […]

The Impact of COVID-19 on the Australian Market

The Impact of COVID-19 on the Australian Market

The Impact of COVID-19 on the Australian Market can be felt by most industries in Australia in the form of reduced employee working hours, wage cuts, and staff reductions. Estimates show that 41% of jobs are at high risk of being terminated. This is why the Federal Government has introduced the JobKeeper wage subsidy scheme. […]

Health and Wellness in France

Health and Wellness in France

France has generous employee benefits to ensure the health and wellness of their workforce. Learn about some of the statutory benefits on health and wellness in France for employees in our What in the World? video:

Employment Laws in Albania

Employment Laws in Albania

Regarding Employment Laws in Albania, all contracts of employment need to be in writing. However, if a contract is not in written form due to some special reason, the employer has seven days from the start of employment to ensure that a written contract is provided. If that is not done, an employer can be […]

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Labor Code in Iceland

Known for its beautiful Northern Lights, Iceland is a small Nordic island nation known for its laws on freedom and equality for all citizens. In 2008, after having suffered a massive financial crisis, it became successful in increasing its GDP to $23 billion by 2017. Iceland is a country primarily supported by fisheries and manufacturing […]

HR Technology Conference

HR Technology Conference

This year is different in so many ways, and we have had to make challenging decisions and changes to the way we work. Trade shows and events have evolved as a result, with most conferences moving to virtual events. One of the largest industry conferences of the year, HR Technology Conference and Expo, has moved […]

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Armenia Employment and Labor Laws

Armenia Employment and Labor Laws can be strict and extensive. Local, as well as foreign entrepreneurs who wish to avail the business opportunities in the country, must ensure that they fully understand and adhere to the labor law in Armenia.

Employment Regulations in Finland

Employment Regulations in Finland

The Finnish labor market is known for its high level of organization. The Finnish employment legislation aims to protect all employees. Below are some useful Employment Regulations in Finland.

Strategies to Simplify Global Payroll

Strategies to Simplify Global Payroll

Each year you make a plan, budget, and create new initiatives. Payroll is often overlooked as an operational expense, not as an area for improvement. But when it comes to strategies to simplify global payroll, there are always enhancements that can be made.

Overcoming Global Payroll Challenges

Overcoming Global Payroll Challenges

Companies face many process and integration challenges when managing employees in the US and overseas. Lack of insight or access to real-time payroll costs can also add to the complexities of managing a multi-national business.

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What you need to know about the UK Furlough Scheme

The UK government created the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme in March 2020 to help workers continue to be paid while businesses were closed due to the pandemic. The furlough scheme provided 80% of employee wages up to a cap of £2500 per month. After July 1, the scheme is changing. Here is what you need […]

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Indonesia Employment Regulations in 2020

There have been many important changes to Indonesia Employment Regulations in 2020. Law Number 13 of 2003 elaborates on the labor law of Indonesia, describing conditions for three types of workers, including fixed-term employees, permanent employees, and foreign employees. In Indonesia, employees are distinguished by their length of employment, the nature of their job, and […]

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Changes to South Korean Labor Laws

The South Korean labor market features a highly-segments labor profile. Almost 20% of the labor force is self-employed, and another 21% consists of temporary workers. Thus the labor laws in South Korea are quite complex and include significant variables. Here we discuss the latest changes to South Korean Labor Laws in 2020.

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Brazilian Labor Code Changes in 2020

The Brazilian Labor Code has undergone more than hundred changes since it was first enacted in 1943. The most recent changes strive to simplify labor procedures and protect the employees, especially amid the coronavirus crisis. The article covers the most important aspects of Brazil’s Employment Law in 2020.

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Hungary Labor Law Changes in 2020

The Hungarian Government introduced some significant changes to labor law effective as of January 1, 2020. The changes addressed key issues regarding employee welfare and job security. In this article, we address some of the major changes in the 2020 Hungary Labor Code.

Belarus Labor Code Changes

Belarus Labor Code Changes

The Belarus Government introduced significant changes in their 2020 labor code. Some significant highlights include legitimization of remote work, paternity leaves, relaxing of travel restrictions on working mothers, the extension of contracts, and more. Here are some of the main Belarus Labor Code Changes and what they mean for Belarus employers and employees.

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