Nishita Desai, an attorney in Baker McKenzie’s Chicago office, answers the question, “Is the business visa right for my employee?”
Lois Rodriguez, an attorney in Baker McKenzie’s Madrid office, answers the question, “What Do I Need to Know When Assigning Employees to Spain?”
We are pleased to present The Global Employer Magazine 2018 Horizon Scanner. Our easy-to-digest overview of global and regional trends and developments in global employer and labor law is designed to help equip you for the year ahead.
In this issue, we feature:
- A global overview of the key trends and developments impacting global employers including nationalism and mobility, the gender pay gap, the rise of the modern workforce
- Regional checklists for the year ahead and data privacy compliance
- Regional outlooks looking at how the trending global employment law issues are playing out across Asia Pacific, EMEA, Latin America and North America
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- Increase in minimum wage – came through in May 2017
- Be aware of what right to reinstatement may end up looking like
- Cognizant of potential changes in work hours and overtime for low wage earners
- Abolition of the Mandatory Provident Fund offset upon termination and any potential relief that may be provided to employers
- Staying ahead of potential changes to immigration policy
If you’re an employer with calls coming in from concerned managers or an employee with the immigration message boards on constant refresh, you’re not alone.
As if the executive orders and policy shifts in the last year weren’t enough to disrupt the workforce, potential changes on the horizon for certain employment authorized spouses of H-1B visa holders (known as H-4 visa holders) are a cause for concern among employers and employees, alike.
Our firm’s Global Chair, Paul Rawlinson, is currently in Switzerland at the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting.
Paul believes that navigating multi-speed globalization will be the key challenge for business in 2018. We agree. For today’s employers, managing a global workforce requires complying with local labor and employment laws in multiple jurisdictions, staying abreast of rapidly changing regulations, handling the growing demands of labor unions and works councils, and moving talent quickly across borders. Accordingly, we work with multinational businesses to manage all of their employment needs, from day-to-day human resources requirements to critical global business change projects.
Read Paul’s post on the World Economic Forum’s website HERE.
Seraphim Ma, a partner in Baker McKenzie’s Taiwan office, shares a broad overview of Taiwan’s new Act for Recruitment and Employment of Foreign Professionals.
The Act provides a package of benefits designed to increase the desirability and convenience for foreign nationals to work in Taiwan. Currently, the Executive hopes to promulgate the Act by the end of February. While the Act is limited in applicability to specific fields, the passage of this legislation marks the start of an exciting era for Taiwan as it begins to compete for foreign talent.
Aimee Soodan, a Compensation attorney in Baker McKenzie’s Chicago office, answers the question.