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A promising solution for employers hiring foreign talent: An analysis of the Global Skills Strategy

by DLA Piper on

It has been widely recognized that Canadian employers, particularly high-growth companies, need a faster and more predictable process for attracting top global talent in order to increase economic growth, create more jobs and...more

Employment Law Alert October 2017: International Trade Regulations (Dutch)

by Dentons on

The International Trade Regulations (the “Regulations”) entered into force on 1 July 2017. The Regulations are a continuation of the Knowledge Industry pilot and make it possible to temporarily bring foreign workers to the...more

Employment Law Alert October 2017: International Trade Regulations

by Dentons on

International Trade Regulations - The International Trade Regulations (the “Regulations”) entered into force on 1 July 2017. The Regulations are a continuation of the Knowledge Industry pilot and make it possible to...more

New procedure for foreigners' employment contracts

by DLA Piper on

The recruitment of foreign employees in Morocco is subject to special procedures in order to obtain a work permit (by way of authorization from the Ministry of Labour). Indeed, Article 516 of the Labor Code provides that:...more

Work Permits in Wisconsin: New Requirements and Modernized Statutory Language

Recently signed by Governor Walker, 2017 Wisconsin Act 11 went into effect on June 23, 2017. The act has two objectives. First, it seeks to modernize the language used in the Wisconsin Statutes to refer to labor performed by...more

Wisconsin Eliminates Permitting Requirements for 16- and 17-Year-Old Workers

by Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP on

Governor Walker signed Assembly Bill 25 (2017 Wisconsin Act 11) on Wednesday reducing burdens carried by employers that rely on teenage labor. The law became effective June 23, 2017....more

Canada Launches Global Skills Strategy to Fast-Track Short-Term Entry of High-Skilled Workers

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: The Canadian government instituted a new, immediately effective Global Skills Strategy to facilitate entry of skilled workers....more

China Employment Law Alert: New Work Permit Policy for Expats in China

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: A new Work Permit Policy (Policy) is being implemented in China. The Policy had been initially implemented, from October 2016 to March 2017, through a pilot program in a number of regions including...more

Saudi Arabia Update - March 2017

by Dentons on

Legal developments - The Kingdom continues its move towards e-government services - Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs considers issuing temporary licenses online for multiple activities - The Ministry of...more

Five things employers need to know in terminating temporary foreign workers

by DLA Piper on

Although it is well established that employers owe temporary foreign workers the same obligations as those owed to Canadian citizens and permanent residents, employers often struggle with understanding the particular...more

China relaxes rules for employment of foreign graduates

by DLA Piper on

Three ministries in China have jointly issued a circular that permits foreigners who are fresh graduates to obtain employment in China, subject to certain conditions. Prior to this circular, foreigners who have less than two...more

Webinar: Secondment - Sending Staff to Europe

by Bryan Cave on

Imagine your company has obtained a major contract to provide services globally, in particular in France, Germany, Italy and the UK. Although you may have offices in these countries, you need to temporarily second...more

Immigration Policy and President Trump – Deciphering and Reconfiguring our Immigration System

by Tarter Krinsky & Drogin LLP on

During his campaign, President-elect Trump had promised to place the issue of immigration at the top of his agenda once sworn in as president in January 2017. Some programs may be immediately repealed and others will require...more

New Canadian Entry Requirement: Mandatory Beginning November 10, 2016

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: Beginning November 10, 2016, the Canadian government will require many travelers flying to Canada to first obtain an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA). The following alert is relevant to...more

New Work Permit Rules: Step forward or step back?

by Dentons on

Work Permit Rules have been under discussion for a long time, and their publication on October 6 in the electronic data base was not a surprise. However, what was a surprise is that apparently they were adopted by the Order...more

New Canadian Entry Requirement: Leniency Period Extended to November 9, 2016

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: The Electronic Travel Authorization (the “eTA”), Canada’s new entry requirement for visa exempt nationals entering Canada by air, was announced in March 2016. The eTA effective date has been extended to...more

Electronic Travel Authorization Becomes Mandatory

by Field Law on

On September 29, 2016 the leniency period will end and all visa-exempt foreign nationals travelling to Canada will require an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA). An eTA can be obtained through an online pre-screening...more

China Eases Requirements for Foreigner Permanent Residency Applications

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

In February 2016, China’s General Office of the State Council issued its Opinion on Strengthening Management of the Service for Foreigners’ Permanent Residency (“Opinion”), setting out a framework for the development of less...more

Be Alert Middle East: Oman update

by DLA Piper on

Three key development that employers in Oman need to be aware of include...more

Work and Travel Guidance for F-1 Students with Pending H-1B “Change of Status” Applications and “Cap-Gap” Employment Authorization...

by Mintz Levin on

This advisory summarizes key travel and employment issues if you are an F-1 student with Optional Practical Training (OPT) employment eligibility and an H-1B change of status filing on your behalf has been accepted by US...more

The UK has voted to leave the EU: What now?

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

The British public have voted that the UK should leave the EU. The EU Referendum vote (the Leave Vote) does not by itself result in an automatic UK exit from the EU. The EU Treaty provides for a framework for a...more

Client Alert on e-Visas and Migration Reforms - New developments on the simplification of visa procedures, work permit exemptions...

by Dentons on

Presidential Decree dated 1 June 2016 On the simplification of the e-visa issuance procedure and the creation of the “ASAN Visa” system - A new Decree was signed in order to simplify the procedure for issuing visas to...more

Open Permits Can Cause Headaches For Property Owners

Permits are often an overlooked component of real estate transactions. So-called “open” permits can cause headaches for owners who are selling or financing their property. While title searches disclose encumbrances such as...more

Employment Law Implications

by K&L Gates LLP on

Please find below our “Brexit Bites” which are intended to cover the critical issues at play in the event that the British people vote on 23 June to leave the European Union. Whilst it is unlikely that the UK’s exit from...more

Canadian Immigration: Revisiting Canada’s Tough New Employer Compliance Regime

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Strict New Penalties for Non-Compliant Employers - The Government of Canada is increasingly focused on employer compliance and has implemented a number of initiatives since 2014, including the overhaul of the Temporary...more

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