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Italy: Updated Legislation on Employment Contracts

(Aug. 20, 2015) On June 25, 2015, new legislation making substantial revisions to Italy’s labor code entered into effect. (Legislative Decree No. 81 of June 15, 2015, Organic Regulations of Employment Contracts and Revision of the Norms Concerning Labor, in Accordance with Article 1, Paragraph 7, of Law No. 183 of December 10, 2014 [L.D. […]

Ukraine: Foreign Citizens Admitted to Cabinet Level Positions

(Dec. 24, 2014) On December 2, 2014, the President of Ukraine announced that he had granted Ukrainian citizenship to three foreign individuals who were offered positions in the newly formed Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine. Citizens of the United States, Lithuania, and Georgia were offered positions as the Ministers of Finance, Economics, and Healthcare, respectively. […]

France: Government Must Apply Law Requiring Anonymous Job Applications

(July 30, 2014) The Conseil d’Etat, France’s highest jurisdiction for administrative matters, recently ordered the government to implement a 2006 anti-discrimination law requiring employers of more than 50 employees to anonymize job applications. (CE [Conseit d’Etat], 9 juillet 2014, M.A… et autres, Nos. 345253, 352987, & 373610.) The Court’s July 9, 2014, decision is mainly […]

South Africa: Law Designed to Spur Youth Hiring Takes Effect

(Jan. 9, 2014) On January 1, 2014, the Employment Tax Incentive Act No. 26 of 2013 (582 GOVERNMENT GAZETTE (Dec. 18, 2013)), aimed at spurring youth hiring through tax incentives, took effect. (Zuma Signs Youth Wage Subsidy Bill into Law, MAIL & GUARDIAN (Dec. 19, 2013).) The government of South Africa is hoping that this […]

Belarus: People Will Be Taxed for Not Working

(Nov. 26, 2013) The Ministry of Finance of Belarus recently proposed legislation that introduces a tax on non-working citizens who do not pay taxes and therefore do not contribute to the budget revenues. If passed, as of January 1, 2015, a tax in the amount of approximately US$280 will be imposed on those who did […]