Law Library of Congress - Global Legal Monitor: Global Legal Monitor: Labor http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?home The Global Legal Monitor is an online publication from the Law Library of Congress covering legal news and developments worldwide. It is updated frequently and draws on information from the Global Legal Information Network, official national legal publications, and reliable press sources. You can search previous news by searching the archive. en-us Global Legal Monitor: Nigeria: Federal Government Adopts Draft Policy to Eradicate Child Labor http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403712_text Families; Labor - The Government of Nigeria has adopted a draft policy to address the child labor issues that affect over six million children in the country. (Talatu Usman, Nigeria Adopts Draft National Policy on Child... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 24 Sep 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403712_text Global Legal Monitor: International Labour Organization: Domestic Workers Convention http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403694_text International affairs; Labor - The Government of Nigeria has adopted a draft policy to address the child labor issues that affect over six million children in the country. (Talatu Usman, Nigeria Adopts Draft National Policy on Child On September 5, 2013, the Domestic Workers Convention came into effect. It extends basic labor rights to domestic workers worldwide. The Convention, developed by the International Labour Organization (ILO), had to be ratified by two ILO... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 09 Sep 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403694_text Global Legal Monitor: International Labour Organization: Maritime Labour Convention in Force http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403672_text International affairs; Labor - The Government of Nigeria has adopted a draft policy to address the child labor issues that affect over six million children in the country. (Talatu Usman, Nigeria Adopts Draft National Policy on Child On September 5, 2013, the Domestic Workers Convention came into effect. It extends basic labor rights to domestic workers worldwide. The Convention, developed by the International Labour Organization (ILO), had to be ratified by two ILO The Maritime Labour Convention of 2006 came into force on August 20, 2013, having been ratified by 47 countries. (MLC Maritime Labour Convention 2006, NORMLEX (International Labour Organization (ILO) website); Ratifications of MLC... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 21 Aug 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403672_text Global Legal Monitor: China: City of Beijing Requires Certificate of No Criminal Record for Foreigner Workers http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403669_text Administrative law and regulatory procedures; Immigration; Labor - The Government of Nigeria has adopted a draft policy to address the child labor issues that affect over six million children in the country. (Talatu Usman, Nigeria Adopts Draft National Policy on Child On September 5, 2013, the Domestic Workers Convention came into effect. It extends basic labor rights to domestic workers worldwide. The Convention, developed by the International Labour Organization (ILO), had to be ratified by two ILO The Maritime Labour Convention of 2006 came into force on August 20, 2013, having been ratified by 47 countries. (MLC Maritime Labour Convention 2006, NORMLEX (International Labour Organization (ILO) website); Ratifications of MLC On May 30, 2013, Beijing municipal employment authorities gave notice of a new requirement, effective as of July 1, for foreigners seeking work permits in Beijing. The foreign applicants must provide a Certificate of... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 20 Aug 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403669_text Global Legal Monitor: Denmark: Unemployment Benefits Extended http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403605_text Labor - The Government of Nigeria has adopted a draft policy to address the child labor issues that affect over six million children in the country. (Talatu Usman, Nigeria Adopts Draft National Policy on Child On September 5, 2013, the Domestic Workers Convention came into effect. It extends basic labor rights to domestic workers worldwide. The Convention, developed by the International Labour Organization (ILO), had to be ratified by two ILO The Maritime Labour Convention of 2006 came into force on August 20, 2013, having been ratified by 47 countries. (MLC Maritime Labour Convention 2006, NORMLEX (International Labour Organization (ILO) website); Ratifications of MLC On May 30, 2013, Beijing municipal employment authorities gave notice of a new requirement, effective as of July 1, for foreigners seeking work permits in Beijing. The foreign applicants must provide a Certificate of The repeal of a January 2013 law limiting unemployment benefits to a two-year period means that Denmark's unemployed will now be able to receive funds for four years through a two-year extension of the benefit period.... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 05 Jun 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403605_text Global Legal Monitor: Indonesia: Domestic Worker Legislation Under Consideration http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403606_text Labor; Human rights - The Government of Nigeria has adopted a draft policy to address the child labor issues that affect over six million children in the country. (Talatu Usman, Nigeria Adopts Draft National Policy on Child On September 5, 2013, the Domestic Workers Convention came into effect. It extends basic labor rights to domestic workers worldwide. The Convention, developed by the International Labour Organization (ILO), had to be ratified by two ILO The Maritime Labour Convention of 2006 came into force on August 20, 2013, having been ratified by 47 countries. (MLC Maritime Labour Convention 2006, NORMLEX (International Labour Organization (ILO) website); Ratifications of MLC On May 30, 2013, Beijing municipal employment authorities gave notice of a new requirement, effective as of July 1, for foreigners seeking work permits in Beijing. The foreign applicants must provide a Certificate of The repeal of a January 2013 law limiting unemployment benefits to a two-year period means that Denmark's unemployed will now be able to receive funds for four years through a two-year extension of the benefit period. On May 28, 2013, Lita Anggraini, the coordinator of the Indonesian National Network for Domestic Workers Advocacy (Jala PRT, an NGO network) urged the country's legislature to finalize the draft law on protection of domestic workers.... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 03 Jun 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403606_text Global Legal Monitor: European Union: Response to Factory Collapse in Bangladesh http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403598_text Labor - The Government of Nigeria has adopted a draft policy to address the child labor issues that affect over six million children in the country. (Talatu Usman, Nigeria Adopts Draft National Policy on Child On September 5, 2013, the Domestic Workers Convention came into effect. It extends basic labor rights to domestic workers worldwide. The Convention, developed by the International Labour Organization (ILO), had to be ratified by two ILO The Maritime Labour Convention of 2006 came into force on August 20, 2013, having been ratified by 47 countries. (MLC Maritime Labour Convention 2006, NORMLEX (International Labour Organization (ILO) website); Ratifications of MLC On May 30, 2013, Beijing municipal employment authorities gave notice of a new requirement, effective as of July 1, for foreigners seeking work permits in Beijing. The foreign applicants must provide a Certificate of The repeal of a January 2013 law limiting unemployment benefits to a two-year period means that Denmark's unemployed will now be able to receive funds for four years through a two-year extension of the benefit period. On May 28, 2013, Lita Anggraini, the coordinator of the Indonesian National Network for Domestic Workers Advocacy (Jala PRT, an NGO network) urged the country's legislature to finalize the draft law on protection of domestic workers. In a statement issued on April 30, 2013, Catherine Ashton, the European Union's High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, and Karel De Gucht,the Commissioner for Trade, expressed the EU's commitment to assisting Bangladeshi authorities... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 21 May 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403598_text Global Legal Monitor: Brazil: Labor Rights of Household Workers http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403529_text Labor - The Government of Nigeria has adopted a draft policy to address the child labor issues that affect over six million children in the country. (Talatu Usman, Nigeria Adopts Draft National Policy on Child On September 5, 2013, the Domestic Workers Convention came into effect. It extends basic labor rights to domestic workers worldwide. The Convention, developed by the International Labour Organization (ILO), had to be ratified by two ILO The Maritime Labour Convention of 2006 came into force on August 20, 2013, having been ratified by 47 countries. (MLC Maritime Labour Convention 2006, NORMLEX (International Labour Organization (ILO) website); Ratifications of MLC On May 30, 2013, Beijing municipal employment authorities gave notice of a new requirement, effective as of July 1, for foreigners seeking work permits in Beijing. The foreign applicants must provide a Certificate of The repeal of a January 2013 law limiting unemployment benefits to a two-year period means that Denmark's unemployed will now be able to receive funds for four years through a two-year extension of the benefit period. On May 28, 2013, Lita Anggraini, the coordinator of the Indonesian National Network for Domestic Workers Advocacy (Jala PRT, an NGO network) urged the country's legislature to finalize the draft law on protection of domestic workers. In a statement issued on April 30, 2013, Catherine Ashton, the European Union's High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, and Karel De Gucht,the Commissioner for Trade, expressed the EU's commitment to assisting Bangladeshi authorities On March 26, 2013, the Brazilian Federal Senate unanimously approved, on a second and final round, a constitutional amendment that extends to household workers the same rights and duties of all workers who are regulated by... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 27 Mar 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403529_text Global Legal Monitor: Israel: Employer's Permitted to Have Information on Relevant Pending Criminal Investigations of Potential Employees http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403505_text Labor - The Government of Nigeria has adopted a draft policy to address the child labor issues that affect over six million children in the country. (Talatu Usman, Nigeria Adopts Draft National Policy on Child On September 5, 2013, the Domestic Workers Convention came into effect. It extends basic labor rights to domestic workers worldwide. The Convention, developed by the International Labour Organization (ILO), had to be ratified by two ILO The Maritime Labour Convention of 2006 came into force on August 20, 2013, having been ratified by 47 countries. (MLC Maritime Labour Convention 2006, NORMLEX (International Labour Organization (ILO) website); Ratifications of MLC On May 30, 2013, Beijing municipal employment authorities gave notice of a new requirement, effective as of July 1, for foreigners seeking work permits in Beijing. The foreign applicants must provide a Certificate of The repeal of a January 2013 law limiting unemployment benefits to a two-year period means that Denmark's unemployed will now be able to receive funds for four years through a two-year extension of the benefit period. On May 28, 2013, Lita Anggraini, the coordinator of the Indonesian National Network for Domestic Workers Advocacy (Jala PRT, an NGO network) urged the country's legislature to finalize the draft law on protection of domestic workers. In a statement issued on April 30, 2013, Catherine Ashton, the European Union's High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, and Karel De Gucht,the Commissioner for Trade, expressed the EU's commitment to assisting Bangladeshi authorities On March 26, 2013, the Brazilian Federal Senate unanimously approved, on a second and final round, a constitutional amendment that extends to household workers the same rights and duties of all workers who are regulated by On February 21, 2013, the Supreme Court of Israel rendered a decision in a case lodged by a plaintiff whose candidacy for the position of regional distributor with Mifal Hapais, a public body that enjoys the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 04 Mar 2013 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403505_text Global Legal Monitor: Israel: Employer Surveillance of Employees http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403506_text Labor - The Government of Nigeria has adopted a draft policy to address the child labor issues that affect over six million children in the country. (Talatu Usman, Nigeria Adopts Draft National Policy on Child On September 5, 2013, the Domestic Workers Convention came into effect. It extends basic labor rights to domestic workers worldwide. The Convention, developed by the International Labour Organization (ILO), had to be ratified by two ILO The Maritime Labour Convention of 2006 came into force on August 20, 2013, having been ratified by 47 countries. (MLC Maritime Labour Convention 2006, NORMLEX (International Labour Organization (ILO) website); Ratifications of MLC On May 30, 2013, Beijing municipal employment authorities gave notice of a new requirement, effective as of July 1, for foreigners seeking work permits in Beijing. The foreign applicants must provide a Certificate of The repeal of a January 2013 law limiting unemployment benefits to a two-year period means that Denmark's unemployed will now be able to receive funds for four years through a two-year extension of the benefit period. On May 28, 2013, Lita Anggraini, the coordinator of the Indonesian National Network for Domestic Workers Advocacy (Jala PRT, an NGO network) urged the country's legislature to finalize the draft law on protection of domestic workers. In a statement issued on April 30, 2013, Catherine Ashton, the European Union's High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, and Karel De Gucht,the Commissioner for Trade, expressed the EU's commitment to assisting Bangladeshi authorities On March 26, 2013, the Brazilian Federal Senate unanimously approved, on a second and final round, a constitutional amendment that extends to household workers the same rights and duties of all workers who are regulated by On February 21, 2013, the Supreme Court of Israel rendered a decision in a case lodged by a plaintiff whose candidacy for the position of regional distributor with Mifal Hapais, a public body that enjoys the The Tel Aviv Regional Labor Court recently rejected a lawsuit brought by a graphic designer against her former employer for compensation for having been laid off, sick... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 04 Mar 2013 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403506_text Global Legal Monitor: Belgium: Rules for Hiring Out Labor Come into Force http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403504_text Labor - The Government of Nigeria has adopted a draft policy to address the child labor issues that affect over six million children in the country. (Talatu Usman, Nigeria Adopts Draft National Policy on Child On September 5, 2013, the Domestic Workers Convention came into effect. It extends basic labor rights to domestic workers worldwide. The Convention, developed by the International Labour Organization (ILO), had to be ratified by two ILO The Maritime Labour Convention of 2006 came into force on August 20, 2013, having been ratified by 47 countries. (MLC Maritime Labour Convention 2006, NORMLEX (International Labour Organization (ILO) website); Ratifications of MLC On May 30, 2013, Beijing municipal employment authorities gave notice of a new requirement, effective as of July 1, for foreigners seeking work permits in Beijing. The foreign applicants must provide a Certificate of The repeal of a January 2013 law limiting unemployment benefits to a two-year period means that Denmark's unemployed will now be able to receive funds for four years through a two-year extension of the benefit period. On May 28, 2013, Lita Anggraini, the coordinator of the Indonesian National Network for Domestic Workers Advocacy (Jala PRT, an NGO network) urged the country's legislature to finalize the draft law on protection of domestic workers. In a statement issued on April 30, 2013, Catherine Ashton, the European Union's High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, and Karel De Gucht,the Commissioner for Trade, expressed the EU's commitment to assisting Bangladeshi authorities On March 26, 2013, the Brazilian Federal Senate unanimously approved, on a second and final round, a constitutional amendment that extends to household workers the same rights and duties of all workers who are regulated by On February 21, 2013, the Supreme Court of Israel rendered a decision in a case lodged by a plaintiff whose candidacy for the position of regional distributor with Mifal Hapais, a public body that enjoys the The Tel Aviv Regional Labor Court recently rejected a lawsuit brought by a graphic designer against her former employer for compensation for having been laid off, sick A Belgian law of December 27, 2012, published in the State Gazette on December 31, became effective on January 10, 2013. Among its provisions are rules on the hiring out of workers to other... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 04 Mar 2013 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403504_text Global Legal Monitor: Belarus: Employee Termination of Labor Contracts Prohibited http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403480_text Labor - The Government of Nigeria has adopted a draft policy to address the child labor issues that affect over six million children in the country. (Talatu Usman, Nigeria Adopts Draft National Policy on Child On September 5, 2013, the Domestic Workers Convention came into effect. It extends basic labor rights to domestic workers worldwide. The Convention, developed by the International Labour Organization (ILO), had to be ratified by two ILO The Maritime Labour Convention of 2006 came into force on August 20, 2013, having been ratified by 47 countries. (MLC Maritime Labour Convention 2006, NORMLEX (International Labour Organization (ILO) website); Ratifications of MLC On May 30, 2013, Beijing municipal employment authorities gave notice of a new requirement, effective as of July 1, for foreigners seeking work permits in Beijing. The foreign applicants must provide a Certificate of The repeal of a January 2013 law limiting unemployment benefits to a two-year period means that Denmark's unemployed will now be able to receive funds for four years through a two-year extension of the benefit period. On May 28, 2013, Lita Anggraini, the coordinator of the Indonesian National Network for Domestic Workers Advocacy (Jala PRT, an NGO network) urged the country's legislature to finalize the draft law on protection of domestic workers. In a statement issued on April 30, 2013, Catherine Ashton, the European Union's High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, and Karel De Gucht,the Commissioner for Trade, expressed the EU's commitment to assisting Bangladeshi authorities On March 26, 2013, the Brazilian Federal Senate unanimously approved, on a second and final round, a constitutional amendment that extends to household workers the same rights and duties of all workers who are regulated by On February 21, 2013, the Supreme Court of Israel rendered a decision in a case lodged by a plaintiff whose candidacy for the position of regional distributor with Mifal Hapais, a public body that enjoys the The Tel Aviv Regional Labor Court recently rejected a lawsuit brought by a graphic designer against her former employer for compensation for having been laid off, sick A Belgian law of December 27, 2012, published in the State Gazette on December 31, became effective on January 10, 2013. Among its provisions are rules on the hiring out of workers to other On December 7, 2012, President Lukashenko of Belarus issued a decree entitled "Additional Measures to Develop the Lumber Industry." (Text [in Russian], President of the Republic of Belarus website (last visited Jan.... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 07 Feb 2013 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403480_text Global Legal Monitor: Russia: Mandatory Russian Language Test for Labor Migrants http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403442_text Labor - The Government of Nigeria has adopted a draft policy to address the child labor issues that affect over six million children in the country. (Talatu Usman, Nigeria Adopts Draft National Policy on Child On September 5, 2013, the Domestic Workers Convention came into effect. It extends basic labor rights to domestic workers worldwide. The Convention, developed by the International Labour Organization (ILO), had to be ratified by two ILO The Maritime Labour Convention of 2006 came into force on August 20, 2013, having been ratified by 47 countries. (MLC Maritime Labour Convention 2006, NORMLEX (International Labour Organization (ILO) website); Ratifications of MLC On May 30, 2013, Beijing municipal employment authorities gave notice of a new requirement, effective as of July 1, for foreigners seeking work permits in Beijing. The foreign applicants must provide a Certificate of The repeal of a January 2013 law limiting unemployment benefits to a two-year period means that Denmark's unemployed will now be able to receive funds for four years through a two-year extension of the benefit period. On May 28, 2013, Lita Anggraini, the coordinator of the Indonesian National Network for Domestic Workers Advocacy (Jala PRT, an NGO network) urged the country's legislature to finalize the draft law on protection of domestic workers. In a statement issued on April 30, 2013, Catherine Ashton, the European Union's High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, and Karel De Gucht,the Commissioner for Trade, expressed the EU's commitment to assisting Bangladeshi authorities On March 26, 2013, the Brazilian Federal Senate unanimously approved, on a second and final round, a constitutional amendment that extends to household workers the same rights and duties of all workers who are regulated by On February 21, 2013, the Supreme Court of Israel rendered a decision in a case lodged by a plaintiff whose candidacy for the position of regional distributor with Mifal Hapais, a public body that enjoys the The Tel Aviv Regional Labor Court recently rejected a lawsuit brought by a graphic designer against her former employer for compensation for having been laid off, sick A Belgian law of December 27, 2012, published in the State Gazette on December 31, became effective on January 10, 2013. Among its provisions are rules on the hiring out of workers to other On December 7, 2012, President Lukashenko of Belarus issued a decree entitled "Additional Measures to Develop the Lumber Industry." (Text [in Russian], President of the Republic of Belarus website (last visited Jan. Federal Law No. 185 on Amendments to Federal Laws on the Status of Foreigners and on Education entered into force on December 1, 2012. (ROSSIISKAIA GAZETA No. 262 (Nov. 14, 2012) [official publication, in Russian].)Under... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 31 Dec 2012 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403442_text Global Legal Monitor: Indonesia: Limits to Be Placed on Contract Labor http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403409_text Labor - The Government of Nigeria has adopted a draft policy to address the child labor issues that affect over six million children in the country. (Talatu Usman, Nigeria Adopts Draft National Policy on Child On September 5, 2013, the Domestic Workers Convention came into effect. It extends basic labor rights to domestic workers worldwide. The Convention, developed by the International Labour Organization (ILO), had to be ratified by two ILO The Maritime Labour Convention of 2006 came into force on August 20, 2013, having been ratified by 47 countries. (MLC Maritime Labour Convention 2006, NORMLEX (International Labour Organization (ILO) website); Ratifications of MLC On May 30, 2013, Beijing municipal employment authorities gave notice of a new requirement, effective as of July 1, for foreigners seeking work permits in Beijing. The foreign applicants must provide a Certificate of The repeal of a January 2013 law limiting unemployment benefits to a two-year period means that Denmark's unemployed will now be able to receive funds for four years through a two-year extension of the benefit period. On May 28, 2013, Lita Anggraini, the coordinator of the Indonesian National Network for Domestic Workers Advocacy (Jala PRT, an NGO network) urged the country's legislature to finalize the draft law on protection of domestic workers. In a statement issued on April 30, 2013, Catherine Ashton, the European Union's High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, and Karel De Gucht,the Commissioner for Trade, expressed the EU's commitment to assisting Bangladeshi authorities On March 26, 2013, the Brazilian Federal Senate unanimously approved, on a second and final round, a constitutional amendment that extends to household workers the same rights and duties of all workers who are regulated by On February 21, 2013, the Supreme Court of Israel rendered a decision in a case lodged by a plaintiff whose candidacy for the position of regional distributor with Mifal Hapais, a public body that enjoys the The Tel Aviv Regional Labor Court recently rejected a lawsuit brought by a graphic designer against her former employer for compensation for having been laid off, sick A Belgian law of December 27, 2012, published in the State Gazette on December 31, became effective on January 10, 2013. Among its provisions are rules on the hiring out of workers to other On December 7, 2012, President Lukashenko of Belarus issued a decree entitled "Additional Measures to Develop the Lumber Industry." (Text [in Russian], President of the Republic of Belarus website (last visited Jan. Federal Law No. 185 on Amendments to Federal Laws on the Status of Foreigners and on Education entered into force on December 1, 2012. (ROSSIISKAIA GAZETA No. 262 (Nov. 14, 2012) [official publication, in Russian].)Under On November 15, 2012, Indonesia's Manpower and Transmigration Ministry published a decree that limits the use of contract workers. The new decree has been sent on to the Justice and Human Rights Ministry for review before... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 23 Nov 2012 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403409_text Global Legal Monitor: Japan: Support for Single Working Parents http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403365_text Labor - The Government of Nigeria has adopted a draft policy to address the child labor issues that affect over six million children in the country. (Talatu Usman, Nigeria Adopts Draft National Policy on Child On September 5, 2013, the Domestic Workers Convention came into effect. It extends basic labor rights to domestic workers worldwide. The Convention, developed by the International Labour Organization (ILO), had to be ratified by two ILO The Maritime Labour Convention of 2006 came into force on August 20, 2013, having been ratified by 47 countries. (MLC Maritime Labour Convention 2006, NORMLEX (International Labour Organization (ILO) website); Ratifications of MLC On May 30, 2013, Beijing municipal employment authorities gave notice of a new requirement, effective as of July 1, for foreigners seeking work permits in Beijing. The foreign applicants must provide a Certificate of The repeal of a January 2013 law limiting unemployment benefits to a two-year period means that Denmark's unemployed will now be able to receive funds for four years through a two-year extension of the benefit period. On May 28, 2013, Lita Anggraini, the coordinator of the Indonesian National Network for Domestic Workers Advocacy (Jala PRT, an NGO network) urged the country's legislature to finalize the draft law on protection of domestic workers. In a statement issued on April 30, 2013, Catherine Ashton, the European Union's High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, and Karel De Gucht,the Commissioner for Trade, expressed the EU's commitment to assisting Bangladeshi authorities On March 26, 2013, the Brazilian Federal Senate unanimously approved, on a second and final round, a constitutional amendment that extends to household workers the same rights and duties of all workers who are regulated by On February 21, 2013, the Supreme Court of Israel rendered a decision in a case lodged by a plaintiff whose candidacy for the position of regional distributor with Mifal Hapais, a public body that enjoys the The Tel Aviv Regional Labor Court recently rejected a lawsuit brought by a graphic designer against her former employer for compensation for having been laid off, sick A Belgian law of December 27, 2012, published in the State Gazette on December 31, became effective on January 10, 2013. Among its provisions are rules on the hiring out of workers to other On December 7, 2012, President Lukashenko of Belarus issued a decree entitled "Additional Measures to Develop the Lumber Industry." (Text [in Russian], President of the Republic of Belarus website (last visited Jan. Federal Law No. 185 on Amendments to Federal Laws on the Status of Foreigners and on Education entered into force on December 1, 2012. (ROSSIISKAIA GAZETA No. 262 (Nov. 14, 2012) [official publication, in Russian].)Under On November 15, 2012, Indonesia's Manpower and Transmigration Ministry published a decree that limits the use of contract workers. The new decree has been sent on to the Justice and Human Rights Ministry for review before Near the end of its regular session in September 2012, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted the Act on Special Measures to Help Single Parents Have Jobs (Boshi katei no haha oyobi fushi katei no chichi no... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 12 Oct 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403365_text Global Legal Monitor: Israel: Supreme Court: Mandatory Early Retirement Constitutes Prohibited Age-Based Discrimination http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403363_text Labor - The Government of Nigeria has adopted a draft policy to address the child labor issues that affect over six million children in the country. (Talatu Usman, Nigeria Adopts Draft National Policy on Child On September 5, 2013, the Domestic Workers Convention came into effect. It extends basic labor rights to domestic workers worldwide. The Convention, developed by the International Labour Organization (ILO), had to be ratified by two ILO The Maritime Labour Convention of 2006 came into force on August 20, 2013, having been ratified by 47 countries. (MLC Maritime Labour Convention 2006, NORMLEX (International Labour Organization (ILO) website); Ratifications of MLC On May 30, 2013, Beijing municipal employment authorities gave notice of a new requirement, effective as of July 1, for foreigners seeking work permits in Beijing. The foreign applicants must provide a Certificate of The repeal of a January 2013 law limiting unemployment benefits to a two-year period means that Denmark's unemployed will now be able to receive funds for four years through a two-year extension of the benefit period. On May 28, 2013, Lita Anggraini, the coordinator of the Indonesian National Network for Domestic Workers Advocacy (Jala PRT, an NGO network) urged the country's legislature to finalize the draft law on protection of domestic workers. In a statement issued on April 30, 2013, Catherine Ashton, the European Union's High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, and Karel De Gucht,the Commissioner for Trade, expressed the EU's commitment to assisting Bangladeshi authorities On March 26, 2013, the Brazilian Federal Senate unanimously approved, on a second and final round, a constitutional amendment that extends to household workers the same rights and duties of all workers who are regulated by On February 21, 2013, the Supreme Court of Israel rendered a decision in a case lodged by a plaintiff whose candidacy for the position of regional distributor with Mifal Hapais, a public body that enjoys the The Tel Aviv Regional Labor Court recently rejected a lawsuit brought by a graphic designer against her former employer for compensation for having been laid off, sick A Belgian law of December 27, 2012, published in the State Gazette on December 31, became effective on January 10, 2013. Among its provisions are rules on the hiring out of workers to other On December 7, 2012, President Lukashenko of Belarus issued a decree entitled "Additional Measures to Develop the Lumber Industry." (Text [in Russian], President of the Republic of Belarus website (last visited Jan. Federal Law No. 185 on Amendments to Federal Laws on the Status of Foreigners and on Education entered into force on December 1, 2012. (ROSSIISKAIA GAZETA No. 262 (Nov. 14, 2012) [official publication, in Russian].)Under On November 15, 2012, Indonesia's Manpower and Transmigration Ministry published a decree that limits the use of contract workers. The new decree has been sent on to the Justice and Human Rights Ministry for review before Near the end of its regular session in September 2012, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted the Act on Special Measures to Help Single Parents Have Jobs (Boshi katei no haha oyobi fushi katei no chichi no On August 27, 2012, Israel's Supreme Court, sitting as a High Court of Justice in an extended bench of seven justices, voided an order issued by the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 10 Oct 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403363_text Global Legal Monitor: Taiwan: Cabinet Approves Increase in Minimum Hourly Wage http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403347_text Labor - The Government of Nigeria has adopted a draft policy to address the child labor issues that affect over six million children in the country. (Talatu Usman, Nigeria Adopts Draft National Policy on Child On September 5, 2013, the Domestic Workers Convention came into effect. It extends basic labor rights to domestic workers worldwide. The Convention, developed by the International Labour Organization (ILO), had to be ratified by two ILO The Maritime Labour Convention of 2006 came into force on August 20, 2013, having been ratified by 47 countries. (MLC Maritime Labour Convention 2006, NORMLEX (International Labour Organization (ILO) website); Ratifications of MLC On May 30, 2013, Beijing municipal employment authorities gave notice of a new requirement, effective as of July 1, for foreigners seeking work permits in Beijing. The foreign applicants must provide a Certificate of The repeal of a January 2013 law limiting unemployment benefits to a two-year period means that Denmark's unemployed will now be able to receive funds for four years through a two-year extension of the benefit period. On May 28, 2013, Lita Anggraini, the coordinator of the Indonesian National Network for Domestic Workers Advocacy (Jala PRT, an NGO network) urged the country's legislature to finalize the draft law on protection of domestic workers. In a statement issued on April 30, 2013, Catherine Ashton, the European Union's High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, and Karel De Gucht,the Commissioner for Trade, expressed the EU's commitment to assisting Bangladeshi authorities On March 26, 2013, the Brazilian Federal Senate unanimously approved, on a second and final round, a constitutional amendment that extends to household workers the same rights and duties of all workers who are regulated by On February 21, 2013, the Supreme Court of Israel rendered a decision in a case lodged by a plaintiff whose candidacy for the position of regional distributor with Mifal Hapais, a public body that enjoys the The Tel Aviv Regional Labor Court recently rejected a lawsuit brought by a graphic designer against her former employer for compensation for having been laid off, sick A Belgian law of December 27, 2012, published in the State Gazette on December 31, became effective on January 10, 2013. Among its provisions are rules on the hiring out of workers to other On December 7, 2012, President Lukashenko of Belarus issued a decree entitled "Additional Measures to Develop the Lumber Industry." (Text [in Russian], President of the Republic of Belarus website (last visited Jan. Federal Law No. 185 on Amendments to Federal Laws on the Status of Foreigners and on Education entered into force on December 1, 2012. (ROSSIISKAIA GAZETA No. 262 (Nov. 14, 2012) [official publication, in Russian].)Under On November 15, 2012, Indonesia's Manpower and Transmigration Ministry published a decree that limits the use of contract workers. The new decree has been sent on to the Justice and Human Rights Ministry for review before Near the end of its regular session in September 2012, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted the Act on Special Measures to Help Single Parents Have Jobs (Boshi katei no haha oyobi fushi katei no chichi no On August 27, 2012, Israel's Supreme Court, sitting as a High Court of Justice in an extended bench of seven justices, voided an order issued by the The Executive Yuan (Cabinet) has approved a proposal put forward by the Council of Labor Affairs (CLA) to increase the minimum hourly wage in Taiwan from NT$103 (about US$3.50) to NT$109 (about US$3.71). The raise is... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 28 Sep 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403347_text Global Legal Monitor: United Nations: Domestic Workers Treaty to Become Effective Next Year http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403314_text Labor - The Government of Nigeria has adopted a draft policy to address the child labor issues that affect over six million children in the country. (Talatu Usman, Nigeria Adopts Draft National Policy on Child On September 5, 2013, the Domestic Workers Convention came into effect. It extends basic labor rights to domestic workers worldwide. The Convention, developed by the International Labour Organization (ILO), had to be ratified by two ILO The Maritime Labour Convention of 2006 came into force on August 20, 2013, having been ratified by 47 countries. (MLC Maritime Labour Convention 2006, NORMLEX (International Labour Organization (ILO) website); Ratifications of MLC On May 30, 2013, Beijing municipal employment authorities gave notice of a new requirement, effective as of July 1, for foreigners seeking work permits in Beijing. The foreign applicants must provide a Certificate of The repeal of a January 2013 law limiting unemployment benefits to a two-year period means that Denmark's unemployed will now be able to receive funds for four years through a two-year extension of the benefit period. On May 28, 2013, Lita Anggraini, the coordinator of the Indonesian National Network for Domestic Workers Advocacy (Jala PRT, an NGO network) urged the country's legislature to finalize the draft law on protection of domestic workers. In a statement issued on April 30, 2013, Catherine Ashton, the European Union's High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, and Karel De Gucht,the Commissioner for Trade, expressed the EU's commitment to assisting Bangladeshi authorities On March 26, 2013, the Brazilian Federal Senate unanimously approved, on a second and final round, a constitutional amendment that extends to household workers the same rights and duties of all workers who are regulated by On February 21, 2013, the Supreme Court of Israel rendered a decision in a case lodged by a plaintiff whose candidacy for the position of regional distributor with Mifal Hapais, a public body that enjoys the The Tel Aviv Regional Labor Court recently rejected a lawsuit brought by a graphic designer against her former employer for compensation for having been laid off, sick A Belgian law of December 27, 2012, published in the State Gazette on December 31, became effective on January 10, 2013. Among its provisions are rules on the hiring out of workers to other On December 7, 2012, President Lukashenko of Belarus issued a decree entitled "Additional Measures to Develop the Lumber Industry." (Text [in Russian], President of the Republic of Belarus website (last visited Jan. Federal Law No. 185 on Amendments to Federal Laws on the Status of Foreigners and on Education entered into force on December 1, 2012. (ROSSIISKAIA GAZETA No. 262 (Nov. 14, 2012) [official publication, in Russian].)Under On November 15, 2012, Indonesia's Manpower and Transmigration Ministry published a decree that limits the use of contract workers. The new decree has been sent on to the Justice and Human Rights Ministry for review before Near the end of its regular session in September 2012, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted the Act on Special Measures to Help Single Parents Have Jobs (Boshi katei no haha oyobi fushi katei no chichi no On August 27, 2012, Israel's Supreme Court, sitting as a High Court of Justice in an extended bench of seven justices, voided an order issued by the The Executive Yuan (Cabinet) has approved a proposal put forward by the Council of Labor Affairs (CLA) to increase the minimum hourly wage in Taiwan from NT$103 (about US$3.50) to NT$109 (about US$3.71). The raise is The Convention on Domestic Workers, a United Nations treaty providing international standards aimed at improving the lives of domestic workers around the world, will come into effect next year. The ratification of the document by two... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 06 Sep 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403314_text Global Legal Monitor: Taiwan: Proposal to Raise Minimum Wage http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403278_text Labor - The Government of Nigeria has adopted a draft policy to address the child labor issues that affect over six million children in the country. (Talatu Usman, Nigeria Adopts Draft National Policy on Child On September 5, 2013, the Domestic Workers Convention came into effect. It extends basic labor rights to domestic workers worldwide. The Convention, developed by the International Labour Organization (ILO), had to be ratified by two ILO The Maritime Labour Convention of 2006 came into force on August 20, 2013, having been ratified by 47 countries. (MLC Maritime Labour Convention 2006, NORMLEX (International Labour Organization (ILO) website); Ratifications of MLC On May 30, 2013, Beijing municipal employment authorities gave notice of a new requirement, effective as of July 1, for foreigners seeking work permits in Beijing. The foreign applicants must provide a Certificate of The repeal of a January 2013 law limiting unemployment benefits to a two-year period means that Denmark's unemployed will now be able to receive funds for four years through a two-year extension of the benefit period. On May 28, 2013, Lita Anggraini, the coordinator of the Indonesian National Network for Domestic Workers Advocacy (Jala PRT, an NGO network) urged the country's legislature to finalize the draft law on protection of domestic workers. In a statement issued on April 30, 2013, Catherine Ashton, the European Union's High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, and Karel De Gucht,the Commissioner for Trade, expressed the EU's commitment to assisting Bangladeshi authorities On March 26, 2013, the Brazilian Federal Senate unanimously approved, on a second and final round, a constitutional amendment that extends to household workers the same rights and duties of all workers who are regulated by On February 21, 2013, the Supreme Court of Israel rendered a decision in a case lodged by a plaintiff whose candidacy for the position of regional distributor with Mifal Hapais, a public body that enjoys the The Tel Aviv Regional Labor Court recently rejected a lawsuit brought by a graphic designer against her former employer for compensation for having been laid off, sick A Belgian law of December 27, 2012, published in the State Gazette on December 31, became effective on January 10, 2013. Among its provisions are rules on the hiring out of workers to other On December 7, 2012, President Lukashenko of Belarus issued a decree entitled "Additional Measures to Develop the Lumber Industry." (Text [in Russian], President of the Republic of Belarus website (last visited Jan. Federal Law No. 185 on Amendments to Federal Laws on the Status of Foreigners and on Education entered into force on December 1, 2012. (ROSSIISKAIA GAZETA No. 262 (Nov. 14, 2012) [official publication, in Russian].)Under On November 15, 2012, Indonesia's Manpower and Transmigration Ministry published a decree that limits the use of contract workers. The new decree has been sent on to the Justice and Human Rights Ministry for review before Near the end of its regular session in September 2012, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted the Act on Special Measures to Help Single Parents Have Jobs (Boshi katei no haha oyobi fushi katei no chichi no On August 27, 2012, Israel's Supreme Court, sitting as a High Court of Justice in an extended bench of seven justices, voided an order issued by the The Executive Yuan (Cabinet) has approved a proposal put forward by the Council of Labor Affairs (CLA) to increase the minimum hourly wage in Taiwan from NT$103 (about US$3.50) to NT$109 (about US$3.71). The raise is The Convention on Domestic Workers, a United Nations treaty providing international standards aimed at improving the lives of domestic workers around the world, will come into effect next year. The ratification of the document by two Taiwan's Council of Labor Affairs (CLA), a Cabinet-level agency in charge of labor matters at the national level, announced on August 9, 2012, that Taiwan's minimum hourly wage will be increased in two phases, from NT$103... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 13 Aug 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403278_text Global Legal Monitor: Vietnam: Code Amended to Balance Employer-Employee Interests http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403207_text Labor - The Government of Nigeria has adopted a draft policy to address the child labor issues that affect over six million children in the country. (Talatu Usman, Nigeria Adopts Draft National Policy on Child On September 5, 2013, the Domestic Workers Convention came into effect. It extends basic labor rights to domestic workers worldwide. The Convention, developed by the International Labour Organization (ILO), had to be ratified by two ILO The Maritime Labour Convention of 2006 came into force on August 20, 2013, having been ratified by 47 countries. (MLC Maritime Labour Convention 2006, NORMLEX (International Labour Organization (ILO) website); Ratifications of MLC On May 30, 2013, Beijing municipal employment authorities gave notice of a new requirement, effective as of July 1, for foreigners seeking work permits in Beijing. The foreign applicants must provide a Certificate of The repeal of a January 2013 law limiting unemployment benefits to a two-year period means that Denmark's unemployed will now be able to receive funds for four years through a two-year extension of the benefit period. On May 28, 2013, Lita Anggraini, the coordinator of the Indonesian National Network for Domestic Workers Advocacy (Jala PRT, an NGO network) urged the country's legislature to finalize the draft law on protection of domestic workers. In a statement issued on April 30, 2013, Catherine Ashton, the European Union's High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, and Karel De Gucht,the Commissioner for Trade, expressed the EU's commitment to assisting Bangladeshi authorities On March 26, 2013, the Brazilian Federal Senate unanimously approved, on a second and final round, a constitutional amendment that extends to household workers the same rights and duties of all workers who are regulated by On February 21, 2013, the Supreme Court of Israel rendered a decision in a case lodged by a plaintiff whose candidacy for the position of regional distributor with Mifal Hapais, a public body that enjoys the The Tel Aviv Regional Labor Court recently rejected a lawsuit brought by a graphic designer against her former employer for compensation for having been laid off, sick A Belgian law of December 27, 2012, published in the State Gazette on December 31, became effective on January 10, 2013. Among its provisions are rules on the hiring out of workers to other On December 7, 2012, President Lukashenko of Belarus issued a decree entitled "Additional Measures to Develop the Lumber Industry." (Text [in Russian], President of the Republic of Belarus website (last visited Jan. Federal Law No. 185 on Amendments to Federal Laws on the Status of Foreigners and on Education entered into force on December 1, 2012. (ROSSIISKAIA GAZETA No. 262 (Nov. 14, 2012) [official publication, in Russian].)Under On November 15, 2012, Indonesia's Manpower and Transmigration Ministry published a decree that limits the use of contract workers. The new decree has been sent on to the Justice and Human Rights Ministry for review before Near the end of its regular session in September 2012, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted the Act on Special Measures to Help Single Parents Have Jobs (Boshi katei no haha oyobi fushi katei no chichi no On August 27, 2012, Israel's Supreme Court, sitting as a High Court of Justice in an extended bench of seven justices, voided an order issued by the The Executive Yuan (Cabinet) has approved a proposal put forward by the Council of Labor Affairs (CLA) to increase the minimum hourly wage in Taiwan from NT$103 (about US$3.50) to NT$109 (about US$3.71). The raise is The Convention on Domestic Workers, a United Nations treaty providing international standards aimed at improving the lives of domestic workers around the world, will come into effect next year. The ratification of the document by two Taiwan's Council of Labor Affairs (CLA), a Cabinet-level agency in charge of labor matters at the national level, announced on August 9, 2012, that Taiwan's minimum hourly wage will be increased in two phases, from NT$103 Since its promulgation in 1994, the first Labor Code of Vietnam (International Labor Organization, NATLEX) has been amended three times, in 2002, 2006, and 2007. In 2012, the Code was amended again after approval by... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 21 Jun 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403207_text Global Legal Monitor: China: Maternity Leave Extended from 90 Days to 98 Days http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403200_text Labor - The Government of Nigeria has adopted a draft policy to address the child labor issues that affect over six million children in the country. (Talatu Usman, Nigeria Adopts Draft National Policy on Child On September 5, 2013, the Domestic Workers Convention came into effect. It extends basic labor rights to domestic workers worldwide. The Convention, developed by the International Labour Organization (ILO), had to be ratified by two ILO The Maritime Labour Convention of 2006 came into force on August 20, 2013, having been ratified by 47 countries. (MLC Maritime Labour Convention 2006, NORMLEX (International Labour Organization (ILO) website); Ratifications of MLC On May 30, 2013, Beijing municipal employment authorities gave notice of a new requirement, effective as of July 1, for foreigners seeking work permits in Beijing. The foreign applicants must provide a Certificate of The repeal of a January 2013 law limiting unemployment benefits to a two-year period means that Denmark's unemployed will now be able to receive funds for four years through a two-year extension of the benefit period. On May 28, 2013, Lita Anggraini, the coordinator of the Indonesian National Network for Domestic Workers Advocacy (Jala PRT, an NGO network) urged the country's legislature to finalize the draft law on protection of domestic workers. In a statement issued on April 30, 2013, Catherine Ashton, the European Union's High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, and Karel De Gucht,the Commissioner for Trade, expressed the EU's commitment to assisting Bangladeshi authorities On March 26, 2013, the Brazilian Federal Senate unanimously approved, on a second and final round, a constitutional amendment that extends to household workers the same rights and duties of all workers who are regulated by On February 21, 2013, the Supreme Court of Israel rendered a decision in a case lodged by a plaintiff whose candidacy for the position of regional distributor with Mifal Hapais, a public body that enjoys the The Tel Aviv Regional Labor Court recently rejected a lawsuit brought by a graphic designer against her former employer for compensation for having been laid off, sick A Belgian law of December 27, 2012, published in the State Gazette on December 31, became effective on January 10, 2013. Among its provisions are rules on the hiring out of workers to other On December 7, 2012, President Lukashenko of Belarus issued a decree entitled "Additional Measures to Develop the Lumber Industry." (Text [in Russian], President of the Republic of Belarus website (last visited Jan. Federal Law No. 185 on Amendments to Federal Laws on the Status of Foreigners and on Education entered into force on December 1, 2012. (ROSSIISKAIA GAZETA No. 262 (Nov. 14, 2012) [official publication, in Russian].)Under On November 15, 2012, Indonesia's Manpower and Transmigration Ministry published a decree that limits the use of contract workers. The new decree has been sent on to the Justice and Human Rights Ministry for review before Near the end of its regular session in September 2012, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted the Act on Special Measures to Help Single Parents Have Jobs (Boshi katei no haha oyobi fushi katei no chichi no On August 27, 2012, Israel's Supreme Court, sitting as a High Court of Justice in an extended bench of seven justices, voided an order issued by the The Executive Yuan (Cabinet) has approved a proposal put forward by the Council of Labor Affairs (CLA) to increase the minimum hourly wage in Taiwan from NT$103 (about US$3.50) to NT$109 (about US$3.71). The raise is The Convention on Domestic Workers, a United Nations treaty providing international standards aimed at improving the lives of domestic workers around the world, will come into effect next year. The ratification of the document by two Taiwan's Council of Labor Affairs (CLA), a Cabinet-level agency in charge of labor matters at the national level, announced on August 9, 2012, that Taiwan's minimum hourly wage will be increased in two phases, from NT$103 Since its promulgation in 1994, the first Labor Code of Vietnam (International Labor Organization, NATLEX) has been amended three times, in 2002, 2006, and 2007. In 2012, the Code was amended again after approval by On April 28, 2012, China's State Council published the Special Provisions on Labor Protection of Female Employees (text in Chinese, Central People's Government of the People's Republic of China website (May 7, 2012)). Aiming... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 18 Jun 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403200_text Global Legal Monitor: Sri Lanka: MOU to Be Signed http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403164_text Labor - The Government of Nigeria has adopted a draft policy to address the child labor issues that affect over six million children in the country. (Talatu Usman, Nigeria Adopts Draft National Policy on Child On September 5, 2013, the Domestic Workers Convention came into effect. It extends basic labor rights to domestic workers worldwide. The Convention, developed by the International Labour Organization (ILO), had to be ratified by two ILO The Maritime Labour Convention of 2006 came into force on August 20, 2013, having been ratified by 47 countries. (MLC Maritime Labour Convention 2006, NORMLEX (International Labour Organization (ILO) website); Ratifications of MLC On May 30, 2013, Beijing municipal employment authorities gave notice of a new requirement, effective as of July 1, for foreigners seeking work permits in Beijing. The foreign applicants must provide a Certificate of The repeal of a January 2013 law limiting unemployment benefits to a two-year period means that Denmark's unemployed will now be able to receive funds for four years through a two-year extension of the benefit period. On May 28, 2013, Lita Anggraini, the coordinator of the Indonesian National Network for Domestic Workers Advocacy (Jala PRT, an NGO network) urged the country's legislature to finalize the draft law on protection of domestic workers. In a statement issued on April 30, 2013, Catherine Ashton, the European Union's High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, and Karel De Gucht,the Commissioner for Trade, expressed the EU's commitment to assisting Bangladeshi authorities On March 26, 2013, the Brazilian Federal Senate unanimously approved, on a second and final round, a constitutional amendment that extends to household workers the same rights and duties of all workers who are regulated by On February 21, 2013, the Supreme Court of Israel rendered a decision in a case lodged by a plaintiff whose candidacy for the position of regional distributor with Mifal Hapais, a public body that enjoys the The Tel Aviv Regional Labor Court recently rejected a lawsuit brought by a graphic designer against her former employer for compensation for having been laid off, sick A Belgian law of December 27, 2012, published in the State Gazette on December 31, became effective on January 10, 2013. Among its provisions are rules on the hiring out of workers to other On December 7, 2012, President Lukashenko of Belarus issued a decree entitled "Additional Measures to Develop the Lumber Industry." (Text [in Russian], President of the Republic of Belarus website (last visited Jan. Federal Law No. 185 on Amendments to Federal Laws on the Status of Foreigners and on Education entered into force on December 1, 2012. (ROSSIISKAIA GAZETA No. 262 (Nov. 14, 2012) [official publication, in Russian].)Under On November 15, 2012, Indonesia's Manpower and Transmigration Ministry published a decree that limits the use of contract workers. The new decree has been sent on to the Justice and Human Rights Ministry for review before Near the end of its regular session in September 2012, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted the Act on Special Measures to Help Single Parents Have Jobs (Boshi katei no haha oyobi fushi katei no chichi no On August 27, 2012, Israel's Supreme Court, sitting as a High Court of Justice in an extended bench of seven justices, voided an order issued by the The Executive Yuan (Cabinet) has approved a proposal put forward by the Council of Labor Affairs (CLA) to increase the minimum hourly wage in Taiwan from NT$103 (about US$3.50) to NT$109 (about US$3.71). The raise is The Convention on Domestic Workers, a United Nations treaty providing international standards aimed at improving the lives of domestic workers around the world, will come into effect next year. The ratification of the document by two Taiwan's Council of Labor Affairs (CLA), a Cabinet-level agency in charge of labor matters at the national level, announced on August 9, 2012, that Taiwan's minimum hourly wage will be increased in two phases, from NT$103 Since its promulgation in 1994, the first Labor Code of Vietnam (International Labor Organization, NATLEX) has been amended three times, in 2002, 2006, and 2007. In 2012, the Code was amended again after approval by On April 28, 2012, China's State Council published the Special Provisions on Labor Protection of Female Employees (text in Chinese, Central People's Government of the People's Republic of China website (May 7, 2012)). Aiming According to Dilan Perera, the Sri Lankan Minister of Foreign Employment Promotion and Welfare, Oman and Sri Lanka are planning to sign a Memorandum of Understanding on manpower issues. On the whole, Perera said, conditions are... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 23 May 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403164_text Global Legal Monitor: Indonesia; Malaysia: Protests over Deaths of Migrant Workers http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403123_text Labor - The Government of Nigeria has adopted a draft policy to address the child labor issues that affect over six million children in the country. (Talatu Usman, Nigeria Adopts Draft National Policy on Child On September 5, 2013, the Domestic Workers Convention came into effect. It extends basic labor rights to domestic workers worldwide. The Convention, developed by the International Labour Organization (ILO), had to be ratified by two ILO The Maritime Labour Convention of 2006 came into force on August 20, 2013, having been ratified by 47 countries. (MLC Maritime Labour Convention 2006, NORMLEX (International Labour Organization (ILO) website); Ratifications of MLC On May 30, 2013, Beijing municipal employment authorities gave notice of a new requirement, effective as of July 1, for foreigners seeking work permits in Beijing. The foreign applicants must provide a Certificate of The repeal of a January 2013 law limiting unemployment benefits to a two-year period means that Denmark's unemployed will now be able to receive funds for four years through a two-year extension of the benefit period. On May 28, 2013, Lita Anggraini, the coordinator of the Indonesian National Network for Domestic Workers Advocacy (Jala PRT, an NGO network) urged the country's legislature to finalize the draft law on protection of domestic workers. In a statement issued on April 30, 2013, Catherine Ashton, the European Union's High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, and Karel De Gucht,the Commissioner for Trade, expressed the EU's commitment to assisting Bangladeshi authorities On March 26, 2013, the Brazilian Federal Senate unanimously approved, on a second and final round, a constitutional amendment that extends to household workers the same rights and duties of all workers who are regulated by On February 21, 2013, the Supreme Court of Israel rendered a decision in a case lodged by a plaintiff whose candidacy for the position of regional distributor with Mifal Hapais, a public body that enjoys the The Tel Aviv Regional Labor Court recently rejected a lawsuit brought by a graphic designer against her former employer for compensation for having been laid off, sick A Belgian law of December 27, 2012, published in the State Gazette on December 31, became effective on January 10, 2013. Among its provisions are rules on the hiring out of workers to other On December 7, 2012, President Lukashenko of Belarus issued a decree entitled "Additional Measures to Develop the Lumber Industry." (Text [in Russian], President of the Republic of Belarus website (last visited Jan. Federal Law No. 185 on Amendments to Federal Laws on the Status of Foreigners and on Education entered into force on December 1, 2012. (ROSSIISKAIA GAZETA No. 262 (Nov. 14, 2012) [official publication, in Russian].)Under On November 15, 2012, Indonesia's Manpower and Transmigration Ministry published a decree that limits the use of contract workers. The new decree has been sent on to the Justice and Human Rights Ministry for review before Near the end of its regular session in September 2012, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted the Act on Special Measures to Help Single Parents Have Jobs (Boshi katei no haha oyobi fushi katei no chichi no On August 27, 2012, Israel's Supreme Court, sitting as a High Court of Justice in an extended bench of seven justices, voided an order issued by the The Executive Yuan (Cabinet) has approved a proposal put forward by the Council of Labor Affairs (CLA) to increase the minimum hourly wage in Taiwan from NT$103 (about US$3.50) to NT$109 (about US$3.71). The raise is The Convention on Domestic Workers, a United Nations treaty providing international standards aimed at improving the lives of domestic workers around the world, will come into effect next year. The ratification of the document by two Taiwan's Council of Labor Affairs (CLA), a Cabinet-level agency in charge of labor matters at the national level, announced on August 9, 2012, that Taiwan's minimum hourly wage will be increased in two phases, from NT$103 Since its promulgation in 1994, the first Labor Code of Vietnam (International Labor Organization, NATLEX) has been amended three times, in 2002, 2006, and 2007. In 2012, the Code was amended again after approval by On April 28, 2012, China's State Council published the Special Provisions on Labor Protection of Female Employees (text in Chinese, Central People's Government of the People's Republic of China website (May 7, 2012)). Aiming According to Dilan Perera, the Sri Lankan Minister of Foreign Employment Promotion and Welfare, Oman and Sri Lanka are planning to sign a Memorandum of Understanding on manpower issues. On the whole, Perera said, conditions are On April 26, 2012, several Indonesian officials made a formal protest to Malaysia over the shooting deaths of three Indonesian migrant workers in Malaysia in late March. This followed a request by Muhaimin Iskandar, the Minister... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 02 May 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403123_text Global Legal Monitor: Israel: Affirmative Action for Druze in the Public Sector http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403048_text Labor - The Government of Nigeria has adopted a draft policy to address the child labor issues that affect over six million children in the country. (Talatu Usman, Nigeria Adopts Draft National Policy on Child On September 5, 2013, the Domestic Workers Convention came into effect. It extends basic labor rights to domestic workers worldwide. The Convention, developed by the International Labour Organization (ILO), had to be ratified by two ILO The Maritime Labour Convention of 2006 came into force on August 20, 2013, having been ratified by 47 countries. (MLC Maritime Labour Convention 2006, NORMLEX (International Labour Organization (ILO) website); Ratifications of MLC On May 30, 2013, Beijing municipal employment authorities gave notice of a new requirement, effective as of July 1, for foreigners seeking work permits in Beijing. The foreign applicants must provide a Certificate of The repeal of a January 2013 law limiting unemployment benefits to a two-year period means that Denmark's unemployed will now be able to receive funds for four years through a two-year extension of the benefit period. On May 28, 2013, Lita Anggraini, the coordinator of the Indonesian National Network for Domestic Workers Advocacy (Jala PRT, an NGO network) urged the country's legislature to finalize the draft law on protection of domestic workers. In a statement issued on April 30, 2013, Catherine Ashton, the European Union's High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, and Karel De Gucht,the Commissioner for Trade, expressed the EU's commitment to assisting Bangladeshi authorities On March 26, 2013, the Brazilian Federal Senate unanimously approved, on a second and final round, a constitutional amendment that extends to household workers the same rights and duties of all workers who are regulated by On February 21, 2013, the Supreme Court of Israel rendered a decision in a case lodged by a plaintiff whose candidacy for the position of regional distributor with Mifal Hapais, a public body that enjoys the The Tel Aviv Regional Labor Court recently rejected a lawsuit brought by a graphic designer against her former employer for compensation for having been laid off, sick A Belgian law of December 27, 2012, published in the State Gazette on December 31, became effective on January 10, 2013. Among its provisions are rules on the hiring out of workers to other On December 7, 2012, President Lukashenko of Belarus issued a decree entitled "Additional Measures to Develop the Lumber Industry." (Text [in Russian], President of the Republic of Belarus website (last visited Jan. Federal Law No. 185 on Amendments to Federal Laws on the Status of Foreigners and on Education entered into force on December 1, 2012. (ROSSIISKAIA GAZETA No. 262 (Nov. 14, 2012) [official publication, in Russian].)Under On November 15, 2012, Indonesia's Manpower and Transmigration Ministry published a decree that limits the use of contract workers. The new decree has been sent on to the Justice and Human Rights Ministry for review before Near the end of its regular session in September 2012, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted the Act on Special Measures to Help Single Parents Have Jobs (Boshi katei no haha oyobi fushi katei no chichi no On August 27, 2012, Israel's Supreme Court, sitting as a High Court of Justice in an extended bench of seven justices, voided an order issued by the The Executive Yuan (Cabinet) has approved a proposal put forward by the Council of Labor Affairs (CLA) to increase the minimum hourly wage in Taiwan from NT$103 (about US$3.50) to NT$109 (about US$3.71). The raise is The Convention on Domestic Workers, a United Nations treaty providing international standards aimed at improving the lives of domestic workers around the world, will come into effect next year. The ratification of the document by two Taiwan's Council of Labor Affairs (CLA), a Cabinet-level agency in charge of labor matters at the national level, announced on August 9, 2012, that Taiwan's minimum hourly wage will be increased in two phases, from NT$103 Since its promulgation in 1994, the first Labor Code of Vietnam (International Labor Organization, NATLEX) has been amended three times, in 2002, 2006, and 2007. In 2012, the Code was amended again after approval by On April 28, 2012, China's State Council published the Special Provisions on Labor Protection of Female Employees (text in Chinese, Central People's Government of the People's Republic of China website (May 7, 2012)). Aiming According to Dilan Perera, the Sri Lankan Minister of Foreign Employment Promotion and Welfare, Oman and Sri Lanka are planning to sign a Memorandum of Understanding on manpower issues. On the whole, Perera said, conditions are On April 26, 2012, several Indonesian officials made a formal protest to Malaysia over the shooting deaths of three Indonesian migrant workers in Malaysia in late March. This followed a request by Muhaimin Iskandar, the Minister On March 13, 2012, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Law for Extending Proper Representation to Members of the Druze Community in Public Service (Amendments) 5772-2012 (the Knesset website (last visited Mar. 20, 2012)). The... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 23 Mar 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403048_text Global Legal Monitor: Indonesia: Labor Law to Be Revised http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402954_text Labor - The Government of Nigeria has adopted a draft policy to address the child labor issues that affect over six million children in the country. (Talatu Usman, Nigeria Adopts Draft National Policy on Child On September 5, 2013, the Domestic Workers Convention came into effect. It extends basic labor rights to domestic workers worldwide. The Convention, developed by the International Labour Organization (ILO), had to be ratified by two ILO The Maritime Labour Convention of 2006 came into force on August 20, 2013, having been ratified by 47 countries. (MLC Maritime Labour Convention 2006, NORMLEX (International Labour Organization (ILO) website); Ratifications of MLC On May 30, 2013, Beijing municipal employment authorities gave notice of a new requirement, effective as of July 1, for foreigners seeking work permits in Beijing. The foreign applicants must provide a Certificate of The repeal of a January 2013 law limiting unemployment benefits to a two-year period means that Denmark's unemployed will now be able to receive funds for four years through a two-year extension of the benefit period. On May 28, 2013, Lita Anggraini, the coordinator of the Indonesian National Network for Domestic Workers Advocacy (Jala PRT, an NGO network) urged the country's legislature to finalize the draft law on protection of domestic workers. In a statement issued on April 30, 2013, Catherine Ashton, the European Union's High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, and Karel De Gucht,the Commissioner for Trade, expressed the EU's commitment to assisting Bangladeshi authorities On March 26, 2013, the Brazilian Federal Senate unanimously approved, on a second and final round, a constitutional amendment that extends to household workers the same rights and duties of all workers who are regulated by On February 21, 2013, the Supreme Court of Israel rendered a decision in a case lodged by a plaintiff whose candidacy for the position of regional distributor with Mifal Hapais, a public body that enjoys the The Tel Aviv Regional Labor Court recently rejected a lawsuit brought by a graphic designer against her former employer for compensation for having been laid off, sick A Belgian law of December 27, 2012, published in the State Gazette on December 31, became effective on January 10, 2013. Among its provisions are rules on the hiring out of workers to other On December 7, 2012, President Lukashenko of Belarus issued a decree entitled "Additional Measures to Develop the Lumber Industry." (Text [in Russian], President of the Republic of Belarus website (last visited Jan. Federal Law No. 185 on Amendments to Federal Laws on the Status of Foreigners and on Education entered into force on December 1, 2012. (ROSSIISKAIA GAZETA No. 262 (Nov. 14, 2012) [official publication, in Russian].)Under On November 15, 2012, Indonesia's Manpower and Transmigration Ministry published a decree that limits the use of contract workers. The new decree has been sent on to the Justice and Human Rights Ministry for review before Near the end of its regular session in September 2012, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted the Act on Special Measures to Help Single Parents Have Jobs (Boshi katei no haha oyobi fushi katei no chichi no On August 27, 2012, Israel's Supreme Court, sitting as a High Court of Justice in an extended bench of seven justices, voided an order issued by the The Executive Yuan (Cabinet) has approved a proposal put forward by the Council of Labor Affairs (CLA) to increase the minimum hourly wage in Taiwan from NT$103 (about US$3.50) to NT$109 (about US$3.71). The raise is The Convention on Domestic Workers, a United Nations treaty providing international standards aimed at improving the lives of domestic workers around the world, will come into effect next year. The ratification of the document by two Taiwan's Council of Labor Affairs (CLA), a Cabinet-level agency in charge of labor matters at the national level, announced on August 9, 2012, that Taiwan's minimum hourly wage will be increased in two phases, from NT$103 Since its promulgation in 1994, the first Labor Code of Vietnam (International Labor Organization, NATLEX) has been amended three times, in 2002, 2006, and 2007. In 2012, the Code was amended again after approval by On April 28, 2012, China's State Council published the Special Provisions on Labor Protection of Female Employees (text in Chinese, Central People's Government of the People's Republic of China website (May 7, 2012)). Aiming According to Dilan Perera, the Sri Lankan Minister of Foreign Employment Promotion and Welfare, Oman and Sri Lanka are planning to sign a Memorandum of Understanding on manpower issues. On the whole, Perera said, conditions are On April 26, 2012, several Indonesian officials made a formal protest to Malaysia over the shooting deaths of three Indonesian migrant workers in Malaysia in late March. This followed a request by Muhaimin Iskandar, the Minister On March 13, 2012, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Law for Extending Proper Representation to Members of the Druze Community in Public Service (Amendments) 5772-2012 (the Knesset website (last visited Mar. 20, 2012)). The On January 17, 2012, Indonesia's Constitutional Court ruled that outsourcing labor, which in this context means hiring workers on short-term contracts without benefits, is unconstitutional. The idea behind this decision is that workers have "the right... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 25 Jan 2012 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402954_text Global Legal Monitor: Indonesia: Ban on Sending Workers to Malaysia Lifted http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402907_text Labor - The Government of Nigeria has adopted a draft policy to address the child labor issues that affect over six million children in the country. (Talatu Usman, Nigeria Adopts Draft National Policy on Child On September 5, 2013, the Domestic Workers Convention came into effect. It extends basic labor rights to domestic workers worldwide. The Convention, developed by the International Labour Organization (ILO), had to be ratified by two ILO The Maritime Labour Convention of 2006 came into force on August 20, 2013, having been ratified by 47 countries. (MLC Maritime Labour Convention 2006, NORMLEX (International Labour Organization (ILO) website); Ratifications of MLC On May 30, 2013, Beijing municipal employment authorities gave notice of a new requirement, effective as of July 1, for foreigners seeking work permits in Beijing. The foreign applicants must provide a Certificate of The repeal of a January 2013 law limiting unemployment benefits to a two-year period means that Denmark's unemployed will now be able to receive funds for four years through a two-year extension of the benefit period. On May 28, 2013, Lita Anggraini, the coordinator of the Indonesian National Network for Domestic Workers Advocacy (Jala PRT, an NGO network) urged the country's legislature to finalize the draft law on protection of domestic workers. In a statement issued on April 30, 2013, Catherine Ashton, the European Union's High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, and Karel De Gucht,the Commissioner for Trade, expressed the EU's commitment to assisting Bangladeshi authorities On March 26, 2013, the Brazilian Federal Senate unanimously approved, on a second and final round, a constitutional amendment that extends to household workers the same rights and duties of all workers who are regulated by On February 21, 2013, the Supreme Court of Israel rendered a decision in a case lodged by a plaintiff whose candidacy for the position of regional distributor with Mifal Hapais, a public body that enjoys the The Tel Aviv Regional Labor Court recently rejected a lawsuit brought by a graphic designer against her former employer for compensation for having been laid off, sick A Belgian law of December 27, 2012, published in the State Gazette on December 31, became effective on January 10, 2013. Among its provisions are rules on the hiring out of workers to other On December 7, 2012, President Lukashenko of Belarus issued a decree entitled "Additional Measures to Develop the Lumber Industry." (Text [in Russian], President of the Republic of Belarus website (last visited Jan. Federal Law No. 185 on Amendments to Federal Laws on the Status of Foreigners and on Education entered into force on December 1, 2012. (ROSSIISKAIA GAZETA No. 262 (Nov. 14, 2012) [official publication, in Russian].)Under On November 15, 2012, Indonesia's Manpower and Transmigration Ministry published a decree that limits the use of contract workers. The new decree has been sent on to the Justice and Human Rights Ministry for review before Near the end of its regular session in September 2012, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted the Act on Special Measures to Help Single Parents Have Jobs (Boshi katei no haha oyobi fushi katei no chichi no On August 27, 2012, Israel's Supreme Court, sitting as a High Court of Justice in an extended bench of seven justices, voided an order issued by the The Executive Yuan (Cabinet) has approved a proposal put forward by the Council of Labor Affairs (CLA) to increase the minimum hourly wage in Taiwan from NT$103 (about US$3.50) to NT$109 (about US$3.71). The raise is The Convention on Domestic Workers, a United Nations treaty providing international standards aimed at improving the lives of domestic workers around the world, will come into effect next year. The ratification of the document by two Taiwan's Council of Labor Affairs (CLA), a Cabinet-level agency in charge of labor matters at the national level, announced on August 9, 2012, that Taiwan's minimum hourly wage will be increased in two phases, from NT$103 Since its promulgation in 1994, the first Labor Code of Vietnam (International Labor Organization, NATLEX) has been amended three times, in 2002, 2006, and 2007. In 2012, the Code was amended again after approval by On April 28, 2012, China's State Council published the Special Provisions on Labor Protection of Female Employees (text in Chinese, Central People's Government of the People's Republic of China website (May 7, 2012)). Aiming According to Dilan Perera, the Sri Lankan Minister of Foreign Employment Promotion and Welfare, Oman and Sri Lanka are planning to sign a Memorandum of Understanding on manpower issues. On the whole, Perera said, conditions are On April 26, 2012, several Indonesian officials made a formal protest to Malaysia over the shooting deaths of three Indonesian migrant workers in Malaysia in late March. This followed a request by Muhaimin Iskandar, the Minister On March 13, 2012, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Law for Extending Proper Representation to Members of the Druze Community in Public Service (Amendments) 5772-2012 (the Knesset website (last visited Mar. 20, 2012)). The On January 17, 2012, Indonesia's Constitutional Court ruled that outsourcing labor, which in this context means hiring workers on short-term contracts without benefits, is unconstitutional. The idea behind this decision is that workers have "the right In 2009, following reports of Indonesian domestic workers being abused in Malaysia, a ban on sending migrant laborers there was instituted. On November 30, 2011, the Indonesian government announced an end to the moratorium.... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 06 Dec 2011 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402907_text Global Legal Monitor: Brazil: New Labor Law Extends Notice of Dismissal to Up to 90 Days http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402856_text Labor - The Government of Nigeria has adopted a draft policy to address the child labor issues that affect over six million children in the country. (Talatu Usman, Nigeria Adopts Draft National Policy on Child On September 5, 2013, the Domestic Workers Convention came into effect. It extends basic labor rights to domestic workers worldwide. The Convention, developed by the International Labour Organization (ILO), had to be ratified by two ILO The Maritime Labour Convention of 2006 came into force on August 20, 2013, having been ratified by 47 countries. (MLC Maritime Labour Convention 2006, NORMLEX (International Labour Organization (ILO) website); Ratifications of MLC On May 30, 2013, Beijing municipal employment authorities gave notice of a new requirement, effective as of July 1, for foreigners seeking work permits in Beijing. The foreign applicants must provide a Certificate of The repeal of a January 2013 law limiting unemployment benefits to a two-year period means that Denmark's unemployed will now be able to receive funds for four years through a two-year extension of the benefit period. On May 28, 2013, Lita Anggraini, the coordinator of the Indonesian National Network for Domestic Workers Advocacy (Jala PRT, an NGO network) urged the country's legislature to finalize the draft law on protection of domestic workers. In a statement issued on April 30, 2013, Catherine Ashton, the European Union's High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, and Karel De Gucht,the Commissioner for Trade, expressed the EU's commitment to assisting Bangladeshi authorities On March 26, 2013, the Brazilian Federal Senate unanimously approved, on a second and final round, a constitutional amendment that extends to household workers the same rights and duties of all workers who are regulated by On February 21, 2013, the Supreme Court of Israel rendered a decision in a case lodged by a plaintiff whose candidacy for the position of regional distributor with Mifal Hapais, a public body that enjoys the The Tel Aviv Regional Labor Court recently rejected a lawsuit brought by a graphic designer against her former employer for compensation for having been laid off, sick A Belgian law of December 27, 2012, published in the State Gazette on December 31, became effective on January 10, 2013. Among its provisions are rules on the hiring out of workers to other On December 7, 2012, President Lukashenko of Belarus issued a decree entitled "Additional Measures to Develop the Lumber Industry." (Text [in Russian], President of the Republic of Belarus website (last visited Jan. Federal Law No. 185 on Amendments to Federal Laws on the Status of Foreigners and on Education entered into force on December 1, 2012. (ROSSIISKAIA GAZETA No. 262 (Nov. 14, 2012) [official publication, in Russian].)Under On November 15, 2012, Indonesia's Manpower and Transmigration Ministry published a decree that limits the use of contract workers. The new decree has been sent on to the Justice and Human Rights Ministry for review before Near the end of its regular session in September 2012, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted the Act on Special Measures to Help Single Parents Have Jobs (Boshi katei no haha oyobi fushi katei no chichi no On August 27, 2012, Israel's Supreme Court, sitting as a High Court of Justice in an extended bench of seven justices, voided an order issued by the The Executive Yuan (Cabinet) has approved a proposal put forward by the Council of Labor Affairs (CLA) to increase the minimum hourly wage in Taiwan from NT$103 (about US$3.50) to NT$109 (about US$3.71). The raise is The Convention on Domestic Workers, a United Nations treaty providing international standards aimed at improving the lives of domestic workers around the world, will come into effect next year. The ratification of the document by two Taiwan's Council of Labor Affairs (CLA), a Cabinet-level agency in charge of labor matters at the national level, announced on August 9, 2012, that Taiwan's minimum hourly wage will be increased in two phases, from NT$103 Since its promulgation in 1994, the first Labor Code of Vietnam (International Labor Organization, NATLEX) has been amended three times, in 2002, 2006, and 2007. In 2012, the Code was amended again after approval by On April 28, 2012, China's State Council published the Special Provisions on Labor Protection of Female Employees (text in Chinese, Central People's Government of the People's Republic of China website (May 7, 2012)). Aiming According to Dilan Perera, the Sri Lankan Minister of Foreign Employment Promotion and Welfare, Oman and Sri Lanka are planning to sign a Memorandum of Understanding on manpower issues. On the whole, Perera said, conditions are On April 26, 2012, several Indonesian officials made a formal protest to Malaysia over the shooting deaths of three Indonesian migrant workers in Malaysia in late March. This followed a request by Muhaimin Iskandar, the Minister On March 13, 2012, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Law for Extending Proper Representation to Members of the Druze Community in Public Service (Amendments) 5772-2012 (the Knesset website (last visited Mar. 20, 2012)). The On January 17, 2012, Indonesia's Constitutional Court ruled that outsourcing labor, which in this context means hiring workers on short-term contracts without benefits, is unconstitutional. The idea behind this decision is that workers have "the right In 2009, following reports of Indonesian domestic workers being abused in Malaysia, a ban on sending migrant laborers there was instituted. On November 30, 2011, the Indonesian government announced an end to the moratorium. On October 11, 2011, Brazilian President Dilma Roussef signed into law legislation that amends the Consolidation of Labor Laws (Decreto-Lei No. 5.452, de 1 de Maio de 1943). According to Law No. 12,506 of October 11,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 19 Oct 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402856_text Global Legal Monitor: Taiwan: New Minimum Wage Proposed http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402770_text Labor - The Government of Nigeria has adopted a draft policy to address the child labor issues that affect over six million children in the country. (Talatu Usman, Nigeria Adopts Draft National Policy on Child On September 5, 2013, the Domestic Workers Convention came into effect. It extends basic labor rights to domestic workers worldwide. The Convention, developed by the International Labour Organization (ILO), had to be ratified by two ILO The Maritime Labour Convention of 2006 came into force on August 20, 2013, having been ratified by 47 countries. (MLC Maritime Labour Convention 2006, NORMLEX (International Labour Organization (ILO) website); Ratifications of MLC On May 30, 2013, Beijing municipal employment authorities gave notice of a new requirement, effective as of July 1, for foreigners seeking work permits in Beijing. The foreign applicants must provide a Certificate of The repeal of a January 2013 law limiting unemployment benefits to a two-year period means that Denmark's unemployed will now be able to receive funds for four years through a two-year extension of the benefit period. On May 28, 2013, Lita Anggraini, the coordinator of the Indonesian National Network for Domestic Workers Advocacy (Jala PRT, an NGO network) urged the country's legislature to finalize the draft law on protection of domestic workers. In a statement issued on April 30, 2013, Catherine Ashton, the European Union's High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, and Karel De Gucht,the Commissioner for Trade, expressed the EU's commitment to assisting Bangladeshi authorities On March 26, 2013, the Brazilian Federal Senate unanimously approved, on a second and final round, a constitutional amendment that extends to household workers the same rights and duties of all workers who are regulated by On February 21, 2013, the Supreme Court of Israel rendered a decision in a case lodged by a plaintiff whose candidacy for the position of regional distributor with Mifal Hapais, a public body that enjoys the The Tel Aviv Regional Labor Court recently rejected a lawsuit brought by a graphic designer against her former employer for compensation for having been laid off, sick A Belgian law of December 27, 2012, published in the State Gazette on December 31, became effective on January 10, 2013. Among its provisions are rules on the hiring out of workers to other On December 7, 2012, President Lukashenko of Belarus issued a decree entitled "Additional Measures to Develop the Lumber Industry." (Text [in Russian], President of the Republic of Belarus website (last visited Jan. Federal Law No. 185 on Amendments to Federal Laws on the Status of Foreigners and on Education entered into force on December 1, 2012. (ROSSIISKAIA GAZETA No. 262 (Nov. 14, 2012) [official publication, in Russian].)Under On November 15, 2012, Indonesia's Manpower and Transmigration Ministry published a decree that limits the use of contract workers. The new decree has been sent on to the Justice and Human Rights Ministry for review before Near the end of its regular session in September 2012, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted the Act on Special Measures to Help Single Parents Have Jobs (Boshi katei no haha oyobi fushi katei no chichi no On August 27, 2012, Israel's Supreme Court, sitting as a High Court of Justice in an extended bench of seven justices, voided an order issued by the The Executive Yuan (Cabinet) has approved a proposal put forward by the Council of Labor Affairs (CLA) to increase the minimum hourly wage in Taiwan from NT$103 (about US$3.50) to NT$109 (about US$3.71). The raise is The Convention on Domestic Workers, a United Nations treaty providing international standards aimed at improving the lives of domestic workers around the world, will come into effect next year. The ratification of the document by two Taiwan's Council of Labor Affairs (CLA), a Cabinet-level agency in charge of labor matters at the national level, announced on August 9, 2012, that Taiwan's minimum hourly wage will be increased in two phases, from NT$103 Since its promulgation in 1994, the first Labor Code of Vietnam (International Labor Organization, NATLEX) has been amended three times, in 2002, 2006, and 2007. In 2012, the Code was amended again after approval by On April 28, 2012, China's State Council published the Special Provisions on Labor Protection of Female Employees (text in Chinese, Central People's Government of the People's Republic of China website (May 7, 2012)). Aiming According to Dilan Perera, the Sri Lankan Minister of Foreign Employment Promotion and Welfare, Oman and Sri Lanka are planning to sign a Memorandum of Understanding on manpower issues. On the whole, Perera said, conditions are On April 26, 2012, several Indonesian officials made a formal protest to Malaysia over the shooting deaths of three Indonesian migrant workers in Malaysia in late March. This followed a request by Muhaimin Iskandar, the Minister On March 13, 2012, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Law for Extending Proper Representation to Members of the Druze Community in Public Service (Amendments) 5772-2012 (the Knesset website (last visited Mar. 20, 2012)). The On January 17, 2012, Indonesia's Constitutional Court ruled that outsourcing labor, which in this context means hiring workers on short-term contracts without benefits, is unconstitutional. The idea behind this decision is that workers have "the right In 2009, following reports of Indonesian domestic workers being abused in Malaysia, a ban on sending migrant laborers there was instituted. On November 30, 2011, the Indonesian government announced an end to the moratorium. On October 11, 2011, Brazilian President Dilma Roussef signed into law legislation that amends the Consolidation of Labor Laws (Decreto-Lei No. 5.452, de 1 de Maio de 1943). According to Law No. 12,506 of October 11, On July 21, 2011, the Council of Labor Affairs (CLA) announced its decision on a proposal to increase Taiwan's monthly minimum wage by 5.03%. If approved by Taiwan's Executive Yuan (Cabinet), the increase from NT$17,880 (about... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 05 Aug 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402770_text Global Legal Monitor: Israel: Prevention of Employment of Sex Offenders in Specific Institutions http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402714_text Labor - The Government of Nigeria has adopted a draft policy to address the child labor issues that affect over six million children in the country. (Talatu Usman, Nigeria Adopts Draft National Policy on Child On September 5, 2013, the Domestic Workers Convention came into effect. It extends basic labor rights to domestic workers worldwide. The Convention, developed by the International Labour Organization (ILO), had to be ratified by two ILO The Maritime Labour Convention of 2006 came into force on August 20, 2013, having been ratified by 47 countries. (MLC Maritime Labour Convention 2006, NORMLEX (International Labour Organization (ILO) website); Ratifications of MLC On May 30, 2013, Beijing municipal employment authorities gave notice of a new requirement, effective as of July 1, for foreigners seeking work permits in Beijing. The foreign applicants must provide a Certificate of The repeal of a January 2013 law limiting unemployment benefits to a two-year period means that Denmark's unemployed will now be able to receive funds for four years through a two-year extension of the benefit period. On May 28, 2013, Lita Anggraini, the coordinator of the Indonesian National Network for Domestic Workers Advocacy (Jala PRT, an NGO network) urged the country's legislature to finalize the draft law on protection of domestic workers. In a statement issued on April 30, 2013, Catherine Ashton, the European Union's High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, and Karel De Gucht,the Commissioner for Trade, expressed the EU's commitment to assisting Bangladeshi authorities On March 26, 2013, the Brazilian Federal Senate unanimously approved, on a second and final round, a constitutional amendment that extends to household workers the same rights and duties of all workers who are regulated by On February 21, 2013, the Supreme Court of Israel rendered a decision in a case lodged by a plaintiff whose candidacy for the position of regional distributor with Mifal Hapais, a public body that enjoys the The Tel Aviv Regional Labor Court recently rejected a lawsuit brought by a graphic designer against her former employer for compensation for having been laid off, sick A Belgian law of December 27, 2012, published in the State Gazette on December 31, became effective on January 10, 2013. Among its provisions are rules on the hiring out of workers to other On December 7, 2012, President Lukashenko of Belarus issued a decree entitled "Additional Measures to Develop the Lumber Industry." (Text [in Russian], President of the Republic of Belarus website (last visited Jan. Federal Law No. 185 on Amendments to Federal Laws on the Status of Foreigners and on Education entered into force on December 1, 2012. (ROSSIISKAIA GAZETA No. 262 (Nov. 14, 2012) [official publication, in Russian].)Under On November 15, 2012, Indonesia's Manpower and Transmigration Ministry published a decree that limits the use of contract workers. The new decree has been sent on to the Justice and Human Rights Ministry for review before Near the end of its regular session in September 2012, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted the Act on Special Measures to Help Single Parents Have Jobs (Boshi katei no haha oyobi fushi katei no chichi no On August 27, 2012, Israel's Supreme Court, sitting as a High Court of Justice in an extended bench of seven justices, voided an order issued by the The Executive Yuan (Cabinet) has approved a proposal put forward by the Council of Labor Affairs (CLA) to increase the minimum hourly wage in Taiwan from NT$103 (about US$3.50) to NT$109 (about US$3.71). The raise is The Convention on Domestic Workers, a United Nations treaty providing international standards aimed at improving the lives of domestic workers around the world, will come into effect next year. The ratification of the document by two Taiwan's Council of Labor Affairs (CLA), a Cabinet-level agency in charge of labor matters at the national level, announced on August 9, 2012, that Taiwan's minimum hourly wage will be increased in two phases, from NT$103 Since its promulgation in 1994, the first Labor Code of Vietnam (International Labor Organization, NATLEX) has been amended three times, in 2002, 2006, and 2007. In 2012, the Code was amended again after approval by On April 28, 2012, China's State Council published the Special Provisions on Labor Protection of Female Employees (text in Chinese, Central People's Government of the People's Republic of China website (May 7, 2012)). Aiming According to Dilan Perera, the Sri Lankan Minister of Foreign Employment Promotion and Welfare, Oman and Sri Lanka are planning to sign a Memorandum of Understanding on manpower issues. On the whole, Perera said, conditions are On April 26, 2012, several Indonesian officials made a formal protest to Malaysia over the shooting deaths of three Indonesian migrant workers in Malaysia in late March. This followed a request by Muhaimin Iskandar, the Minister On March 13, 2012, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Law for Extending Proper Representation to Members of the Druze Community in Public Service (Amendments) 5772-2012 (the Knesset website (last visited Mar. 20, 2012)). The On January 17, 2012, Indonesia's Constitutional Court ruled that outsourcing labor, which in this context means hiring workers on short-term contracts without benefits, is unconstitutional. The idea behind this decision is that workers have "the right In 2009, following reports of Indonesian domestic workers being abused in Malaysia, a ban on sending migrant laborers there was instituted. On November 30, 2011, the Indonesian government announced an end to the moratorium. On October 11, 2011, Brazilian President Dilma Roussef signed into law legislation that amends the Consolidation of Labor Laws (Decreto-Lei No. 5.452, de 1 de Maio de 1943). According to Law No. 12,506 of October 11, On July 21, 2011, the Council of Labor Affairs (CLA) announced its decision on a proposal to increase Taiwan's monthly minimum wage by 5.03%. If approved by Taiwan's Executive Yuan (Cabinet), the increase from NT$17,880 (about On June 6, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Prevention of Employment of Sex Offenders in Specific Institutions (Amendment No. 7) Law, 5771-2011. The Amendment Law adds the new category of "helpless persons" to groups... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 20 Jun 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402714_text Global Legal Monitor: Hong Kong: Minimum Wage Law Takes Effect http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402674_text Labor - The Government of Nigeria has adopted a draft policy to address the child labor issues that affect over six million children in the country. (Talatu Usman, Nigeria Adopts Draft National Policy on Child On September 5, 2013, the Domestic Workers Convention came into effect. It extends basic labor rights to domestic workers worldwide. The Convention, developed by the International Labour Organization (ILO), had to be ratified by two ILO The Maritime Labour Convention of 2006 came into force on August 20, 2013, having been ratified by 47 countries. (MLC Maritime Labour Convention 2006, NORMLEX (International Labour Organization (ILO) website); Ratifications of MLC On May 30, 2013, Beijing municipal employment authorities gave notice of a new requirement, effective as of July 1, for foreigners seeking work permits in Beijing. The foreign applicants must provide a Certificate of The repeal of a January 2013 law limiting unemployment benefits to a two-year period means that Denmark's unemployed will now be able to receive funds for four years through a two-year extension of the benefit period. On May 28, 2013, Lita Anggraini, the coordinator of the Indonesian National Network for Domestic Workers Advocacy (Jala PRT, an NGO network) urged the country's legislature to finalize the draft law on protection of domestic workers. In a statement issued on April 30, 2013, Catherine Ashton, the European Union's High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, and Karel De Gucht,the Commissioner for Trade, expressed the EU's commitment to assisting Bangladeshi authorities On March 26, 2013, the Brazilian Federal Senate unanimously approved, on a second and final round, a constitutional amendment that extends to household workers the same rights and duties of all workers who are regulated by On February 21, 2013, the Supreme Court of Israel rendered a decision in a case lodged by a plaintiff whose candidacy for the position of regional distributor with Mifal Hapais, a public body that enjoys the The Tel Aviv Regional Labor Court recently rejected a lawsuit brought by a graphic designer against her former employer for compensation for having been laid off, sick A Belgian law of December 27, 2012, published in the State Gazette on December 31, became effective on January 10, 2013. Among its provisions are rules on the hiring out of workers to other On December 7, 2012, President Lukashenko of Belarus issued a decree entitled "Additional Measures to Develop the Lumber Industry." (Text [in Russian], President of the Republic of Belarus website (last visited Jan. Federal Law No. 185 on Amendments to Federal Laws on the Status of Foreigners and on Education entered into force on December 1, 2012. (ROSSIISKAIA GAZETA No. 262 (Nov. 14, 2012) [official publication, in Russian].)Under On November 15, 2012, Indonesia's Manpower and Transmigration Ministry published a decree that limits the use of contract workers. The new decree has been sent on to the Justice and Human Rights Ministry for review before Near the end of its regular session in September 2012, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted the Act on Special Measures to Help Single Parents Have Jobs (Boshi katei no haha oyobi fushi katei no chichi no On August 27, 2012, Israel's Supreme Court, sitting as a High Court of Justice in an extended bench of seven justices, voided an order issued by the The Executive Yuan (Cabinet) has approved a proposal put forward by the Council of Labor Affairs (CLA) to increase the minimum hourly wage in Taiwan from NT$103 (about US$3.50) to NT$109 (about US$3.71). The raise is The Convention on Domestic Workers, a United Nations treaty providing international standards aimed at improving the lives of domestic workers around the world, will come into effect next year. The ratification of the document by two Taiwan's Council of Labor Affairs (CLA), a Cabinet-level agency in charge of labor matters at the national level, announced on August 9, 2012, that Taiwan's minimum hourly wage will be increased in two phases, from NT$103 Since its promulgation in 1994, the first Labor Code of Vietnam (International Labor Organization, NATLEX) has been amended three times, in 2002, 2006, and 2007. In 2012, the Code was amended again after approval by On April 28, 2012, China's State Council published the Special Provisions on Labor Protection of Female Employees (text in Chinese, Central People's Government of the People's Republic of China website (May 7, 2012)). Aiming According to Dilan Perera, the Sri Lankan Minister of Foreign Employment Promotion and Welfare, Oman and Sri Lanka are planning to sign a Memorandum of Understanding on manpower issues. On the whole, Perera said, conditions are On April 26, 2012, several Indonesian officials made a formal protest to Malaysia over the shooting deaths of three Indonesian migrant workers in Malaysia in late March. This followed a request by Muhaimin Iskandar, the Minister On March 13, 2012, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Law for Extending Proper Representation to Members of the Druze Community in Public Service (Amendments) 5772-2012 (the Knesset website (last visited Mar. 20, 2012)). The On January 17, 2012, Indonesia's Constitutional Court ruled that outsourcing labor, which in this context means hiring workers on short-term contracts without benefits, is unconstitutional. The idea behind this decision is that workers have "the right In 2009, following reports of Indonesian domestic workers being abused in Malaysia, a ban on sending migrant laborers there was instituted. On November 30, 2011, the Indonesian government announced an end to the moratorium. On October 11, 2011, Brazilian President Dilma Roussef signed into law legislation that amends the Consolidation of Labor Laws (Decreto-Lei No. 5.452, de 1 de Maio de 1943). According to Law No. 12,506 of October 11, On July 21, 2011, the Council of Labor Affairs (CLA) announced its decision on a proposal to increase Taiwan's monthly minimum wage by 5.03%. If approved by Taiwan's Executive Yuan (Cabinet), the increase from NT$17,880 (about On June 6, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Prevention of Employment of Sex Offenders in Specific Institutions (Amendment No. 7) Law, 5771-2011. The Amendment Law adds the new category of "helpless persons" to groups On May 1, 2011, Hong Kong's Minimum Wage Ordinance took effect; under it a HK$28 (about US$3.6) per hour minimum wage rate is enforced. (Minimum Wage Ordinance (Cap. 608), Hong Kong Department of Justice Bilingual... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 17 May 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402674_text Global Legal Monitor: Israel: Court Blocks Deportation of Foreign Workers Who Give Birth http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402641_text Labor - The Government of Nigeria has adopted a draft policy to address the child labor issues that affect over six million children in the country. (Talatu Usman, Nigeria Adopts Draft National Policy on Child On September 5, 2013, the Domestic Workers Convention came into effect. It extends basic labor rights to domestic workers worldwide. The Convention, developed by the International Labour Organization (ILO), had to be ratified by two ILO The Maritime Labour Convention of 2006 came into force on August 20, 2013, having been ratified by 47 countries. (MLC Maritime Labour Convention 2006, NORMLEX (International Labour Organization (ILO) website); Ratifications of MLC On May 30, 2013, Beijing municipal employment authorities gave notice of a new requirement, effective as of July 1, for foreigners seeking work permits in Beijing. The foreign applicants must provide a Certificate of The repeal of a January 2013 law limiting unemployment benefits to a two-year period means that Denmark's unemployed will now be able to receive funds for four years through a two-year extension of the benefit period. On May 28, 2013, Lita Anggraini, the coordinator of the Indonesian National Network for Domestic Workers Advocacy (Jala PRT, an NGO network) urged the country's legislature to finalize the draft law on protection of domestic workers. In a statement issued on April 30, 2013, Catherine Ashton, the European Union's High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, and Karel De Gucht,the Commissioner for Trade, expressed the EU's commitment to assisting Bangladeshi authorities On March 26, 2013, the Brazilian Federal Senate unanimously approved, on a second and final round, a constitutional amendment that extends to household workers the same rights and duties of all workers who are regulated by On February 21, 2013, the Supreme Court of Israel rendered a decision in a case lodged by a plaintiff whose candidacy for the position of regional distributor with Mifal Hapais, a public body that enjoys the The Tel Aviv Regional Labor Court recently rejected a lawsuit brought by a graphic designer against her former employer for compensation for having been laid off, sick A Belgian law of December 27, 2012, published in the State Gazette on December 31, became effective on January 10, 2013. Among its provisions are rules on the hiring out of workers to other On December 7, 2012, President Lukashenko of Belarus issued a decree entitled "Additional Measures to Develop the Lumber Industry." (Text [in Russian], President of the Republic of Belarus website (last visited Jan. Federal Law No. 185 on Amendments to Federal Laws on the Status of Foreigners and on Education entered into force on December 1, 2012. (ROSSIISKAIA GAZETA No. 262 (Nov. 14, 2012) [official publication, in Russian].)Under On November 15, 2012, Indonesia's Manpower and Transmigration Ministry published a decree that limits the use of contract workers. The new decree has been sent on to the Justice and Human Rights Ministry for review before Near the end of its regular session in September 2012, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted the Act on Special Measures to Help Single Parents Have Jobs (Boshi katei no haha oyobi fushi katei no chichi no On August 27, 2012, Israel's Supreme Court, sitting as a High Court of Justice in an extended bench of seven justices, voided an order issued by the The Executive Yuan (Cabinet) has approved a proposal put forward by the Council of Labor Affairs (CLA) to increase the minimum hourly wage in Taiwan from NT$103 (about US$3.50) to NT$109 (about US$3.71). The raise is The Convention on Domestic Workers, a United Nations treaty providing international standards aimed at improving the lives of domestic workers around the world, will come into effect next year. The ratification of the document by two Taiwan's Council of Labor Affairs (CLA), a Cabinet-level agency in charge of labor matters at the national level, announced on August 9, 2012, that Taiwan's minimum hourly wage will be increased in two phases, from NT$103 Since its promulgation in 1994, the first Labor Code of Vietnam (International Labor Organization, NATLEX) has been amended three times, in 2002, 2006, and 2007. In 2012, the Code was amended again after approval by On April 28, 2012, China's State Council published the Special Provisions on Labor Protection of Female Employees (text in Chinese, Central People's Government of the People's Republic of China website (May 7, 2012)). Aiming According to Dilan Perera, the Sri Lankan Minister of Foreign Employment Promotion and Welfare, Oman and Sri Lanka are planning to sign a Memorandum of Understanding on manpower issues. On the whole, Perera said, conditions are On April 26, 2012, several Indonesian officials made a formal protest to Malaysia over the shooting deaths of three Indonesian migrant workers in Malaysia in late March. This followed a request by Muhaimin Iskandar, the Minister On March 13, 2012, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Law for Extending Proper Representation to Members of the Druze Community in Public Service (Amendments) 5772-2012 (the Knesset website (last visited Mar. 20, 2012)). The On January 17, 2012, Indonesia's Constitutional Court ruled that outsourcing labor, which in this context means hiring workers on short-term contracts without benefits, is unconstitutional. The idea behind this decision is that workers have "the right In 2009, following reports of Indonesian domestic workers being abused in Malaysia, a ban on sending migrant laborers there was instituted. On November 30, 2011, the Indonesian government announced an end to the moratorium. On October 11, 2011, Brazilian President Dilma Roussef signed into law legislation that amends the Consolidation of Labor Laws (Decreto-Lei No. 5.452, de 1 de Maio de 1943). According to Law No. 12,506 of October 11, On July 21, 2011, the Council of Labor Affairs (CLA) announced its decision on a proposal to increase Taiwan's monthly minimum wage by 5.03%. If approved by Taiwan's Executive Yuan (Cabinet), the increase from NT$17,880 (about On June 6, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Prevention of Employment of Sex Offenders in Specific Institutions (Amendment No. 7) Law, 5771-2011. The Amendment Law adds the new category of "helpless persons" to groups On May 1, 2011, Hong Kong's Minimum Wage Ordinance took effect; under it a HK$28 (about US$3.6) per hour minimum wage rate is enforced. (Minimum Wage Ordinance (Cap. 608), Hong Kong Department of Justice Bilingual On April 13, 2011, Israel's High Court of Justice accepted a petition to void a procedure that required female foreign workers, in the absence of unusual humanitarian circumstances, to leave the country with their newborns within... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 22 Apr 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402641_text Global Legal Monitor: Greece: Firing of Employee for Surfing on Internet at Work http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402636_text Labor - The Government of Nigeria has adopted a draft policy to address the child labor issues that affect over six million children in the country. (Talatu Usman, Nigeria Adopts Draft National Policy on Child On September 5, 2013, the Domestic Workers Convention came into effect. It extends basic labor rights to domestic workers worldwide. The Convention, developed by the International Labour Organization (ILO), had to be ratified by two ILO The Maritime Labour Convention of 2006 came into force on August 20, 2013, having been ratified by 47 countries. (MLC Maritime Labour Convention 2006, NORMLEX (International Labour Organization (ILO) website); Ratifications of MLC On May 30, 2013, Beijing municipal employment authorities gave notice of a new requirement, effective as of July 1, for foreigners seeking work permits in Beijing. The foreign applicants must provide a Certificate of The repeal of a January 2013 law limiting unemployment benefits to a two-year period means that Denmark's unemployed will now be able to receive funds for four years through a two-year extension of the benefit period. On May 28, 2013, Lita Anggraini, the coordinator of the Indonesian National Network for Domestic Workers Advocacy (Jala PRT, an NGO network) urged the country's legislature to finalize the draft law on protection of domestic workers. In a statement issued on April 30, 2013, Catherine Ashton, the European Union's High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, and Karel De Gucht,the Commissioner for Trade, expressed the EU's commitment to assisting Bangladeshi authorities On March 26, 2013, the Brazilian Federal Senate unanimously approved, on a second and final round, a constitutional amendment that extends to household workers the same rights and duties of all workers who are regulated by On February 21, 2013, the Supreme Court of Israel rendered a decision in a case lodged by a plaintiff whose candidacy for the position of regional distributor with Mifal Hapais, a public body that enjoys the The Tel Aviv Regional Labor Court recently rejected a lawsuit brought by a graphic designer against her former employer for compensation for having been laid off, sick A Belgian law of December 27, 2012, published in the State Gazette on December 31, became effective on January 10, 2013. Among its provisions are rules on the hiring out of workers to other On December 7, 2012, President Lukashenko of Belarus issued a decree entitled "Additional Measures to Develop the Lumber Industry." (Text [in Russian], President of the Republic of Belarus website (last visited Jan. Federal Law No. 185 on Amendments to Federal Laws on the Status of Foreigners and on Education entered into force on December 1, 2012. (ROSSIISKAIA GAZETA No. 262 (Nov. 14, 2012) [official publication, in Russian].)Under On November 15, 2012, Indonesia's Manpower and Transmigration Ministry published a decree that limits the use of contract workers. The new decree has been sent on to the Justice and Human Rights Ministry for review before Near the end of its regular session in September 2012, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted the Act on Special Measures to Help Single Parents Have Jobs (Boshi katei no haha oyobi fushi katei no chichi no On August 27, 2012, Israel's Supreme Court, sitting as a High Court of Justice in an extended bench of seven justices, voided an order issued by the The Executive Yuan (Cabinet) has approved a proposal put forward by the Council of Labor Affairs (CLA) to increase the minimum hourly wage in Taiwan from NT$103 (about US$3.50) to NT$109 (about US$3.71). The raise is The Convention on Domestic Workers, a United Nations treaty providing international standards aimed at improving the lives of domestic workers around the world, will come into effect next year. The ratification of the document by two Taiwan's Council of Labor Affairs (CLA), a Cabinet-level agency in charge of labor matters at the national level, announced on August 9, 2012, that Taiwan's minimum hourly wage will be increased in two phases, from NT$103 Since its promulgation in 1994, the first Labor Code of Vietnam (International Labor Organization, NATLEX) has been amended three times, in 2002, 2006, and 2007. In 2012, the Code was amended again after approval by On April 28, 2012, China's State Council published the Special Provisions on Labor Protection of Female Employees (text in Chinese, Central People's Government of the People's Republic of China website (May 7, 2012)). Aiming According to Dilan Perera, the Sri Lankan Minister of Foreign Employment Promotion and Welfare, Oman and Sri Lanka are planning to sign a Memorandum of Understanding on manpower issues. On the whole, Perera said, conditions are On April 26, 2012, several Indonesian officials made a formal protest to Malaysia over the shooting deaths of three Indonesian migrant workers in Malaysia in late March. This followed a request by Muhaimin Iskandar, the Minister On March 13, 2012, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Law for Extending Proper Representation to Members of the Druze Community in Public Service (Amendments) 5772-2012 (the Knesset website (last visited Mar. 20, 2012)). The On January 17, 2012, Indonesia's Constitutional Court ruled that outsourcing labor, which in this context means hiring workers on short-term contracts without benefits, is unconstitutional. The idea behind this decision is that workers have "the right In 2009, following reports of Indonesian domestic workers being abused in Malaysia, a ban on sending migrant laborers there was instituted. On November 30, 2011, the Indonesian government announced an end to the moratorium. On October 11, 2011, Brazilian President Dilma Roussef signed into law legislation that amends the Consolidation of Labor Laws (Decreto-Lei No. 5.452, de 1 de Maio de 1943). According to Law No. 12,506 of October 11, On July 21, 2011, the Council of Labor Affairs (CLA) announced its decision on a proposal to increase Taiwan's monthly minimum wage by 5.03%. If approved by Taiwan's Executive Yuan (Cabinet), the increase from NT$17,880 (about On June 6, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Prevention of Employment of Sex Offenders in Specific Institutions (Amendment No. 7) Law, 5771-2011. The Amendment Law adds the new category of "helpless persons" to groups On May 1, 2011, Hong Kong's Minimum Wage Ordinance took effect; under it a HK$28 (about US$3.6) per hour minimum wage rate is enforced. (Minimum Wage Ordinance (Cap. 608), Hong Kong Department of Justice Bilingual On April 13, 2011, Israel's High Court of Justice accepted a petition to void a procedure that required female foreign workers, in the absence of unusual humanitarian circumstances, to leave the country with their newborns within On April 19, 2011, the District Court of Athens upheld the decision of an airline company that had fired a female employee for visiting the social networking website "Facebook" for extended periods of time during working... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 19 Apr 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402636_text Global Legal Monitor: Israel: Increase of Participation of Israelis of Ethiopian Origin in Public Service http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402599_text Labor - The Government of Nigeria has adopted a draft policy to address the child labor issues that affect over six million children in the country. (Talatu Usman, Nigeria Adopts Draft National Policy on Child On September 5, 2013, the Domestic Workers Convention came into effect. It extends basic labor rights to domestic workers worldwide. The Convention, developed by the International Labour Organization (ILO), had to be ratified by two ILO The Maritime Labour Convention of 2006 came into force on August 20, 2013, having been ratified by 47 countries. (MLC Maritime Labour Convention 2006, NORMLEX (International Labour Organization (ILO) website); Ratifications of MLC On May 30, 2013, Beijing municipal employment authorities gave notice of a new requirement, effective as of July 1, for foreigners seeking work permits in Beijing. The foreign applicants must provide a Certificate of The repeal of a January 2013 law limiting unemployment benefits to a two-year period means that Denmark's unemployed will now be able to receive funds for four years through a two-year extension of the benefit period. On May 28, 2013, Lita Anggraini, the coordinator of the Indonesian National Network for Domestic Workers Advocacy (Jala PRT, an NGO network) urged the country's legislature to finalize the draft law on protection of domestic workers. In a statement issued on April 30, 2013, Catherine Ashton, the European Union's High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, and Karel De Gucht,the Commissioner for Trade, expressed the EU's commitment to assisting Bangladeshi authorities On March 26, 2013, the Brazilian Federal Senate unanimously approved, on a second and final round, a constitutional amendment that extends to household workers the same rights and duties of all workers who are regulated by On February 21, 2013, the Supreme Court of Israel rendered a decision in a case lodged by a plaintiff whose candidacy for the position of regional distributor with Mifal Hapais, a public body that enjoys the The Tel Aviv Regional Labor Court recently rejected a lawsuit brought by a graphic designer against her former employer for compensation for having been laid off, sick A Belgian law of December 27, 2012, published in the State Gazette on December 31, became effective on January 10, 2013. Among its provisions are rules on the hiring out of workers to other On December 7, 2012, President Lukashenko of Belarus issued a decree entitled "Additional Measures to Develop the Lumber Industry." (Text [in Russian], President of the Republic of Belarus website (last visited Jan. Federal Law No. 185 on Amendments to Federal Laws on the Status of Foreigners and on Education entered into force on December 1, 2012. (ROSSIISKAIA GAZETA No. 262 (Nov. 14, 2012) [official publication, in Russian].)Under On November 15, 2012, Indonesia's Manpower and Transmigration Ministry published a decree that limits the use of contract workers. The new decree has been sent on to the Justice and Human Rights Ministry for review before Near the end of its regular session in September 2012, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted the Act on Special Measures to Help Single Parents Have Jobs (Boshi katei no haha oyobi fushi katei no chichi no On August 27, 2012, Israel's Supreme Court, sitting as a High Court of Justice in an extended bench of seven justices, voided an order issued by the The Executive Yuan (Cabinet) has approved a proposal put forward by the Council of Labor Affairs (CLA) to increase the minimum hourly wage in Taiwan from NT$103 (about US$3.50) to NT$109 (about US$3.71). The raise is The Convention on Domestic Workers, a United Nations treaty providing international standards aimed at improving the lives of domestic workers around the world, will come into effect next year. The ratification of the document by two Taiwan's Council of Labor Affairs (CLA), a Cabinet-level agency in charge of labor matters at the national level, announced on August 9, 2012, that Taiwan's minimum hourly wage will be increased in two phases, from NT$103 Since its promulgation in 1994, the first Labor Code of Vietnam (International Labor Organization, NATLEX) has been amended three times, in 2002, 2006, and 2007. In 2012, the Code was amended again after approval by On April 28, 2012, China's State Council published the Special Provisions on Labor Protection of Female Employees (text in Chinese, Central People's Government of the People's Republic of China website (May 7, 2012)). Aiming According to Dilan Perera, the Sri Lankan Minister of Foreign Employment Promotion and Welfare, Oman and Sri Lanka are planning to sign a Memorandum of Understanding on manpower issues. On the whole, Perera said, conditions are On April 26, 2012, several Indonesian officials made a formal protest to Malaysia over the shooting deaths of three Indonesian migrant workers in Malaysia in late March. This followed a request by Muhaimin Iskandar, the Minister On March 13, 2012, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Law for Extending Proper Representation to Members of the Druze Community in Public Service (Amendments) 5772-2012 (the Knesset website (last visited Mar. 20, 2012)). The On January 17, 2012, Indonesia's Constitutional Court ruled that outsourcing labor, which in this context means hiring workers on short-term contracts without benefits, is unconstitutional. The idea behind this decision is that workers have "the right In 2009, following reports of Indonesian domestic workers being abused in Malaysia, a ban on sending migrant laborers there was instituted. On November 30, 2011, the Indonesian government announced an end to the moratorium. On October 11, 2011, Brazilian President Dilma Roussef signed into law legislation that amends the Consolidation of Labor Laws (Decreto-Lei No. 5.452, de 1 de Maio de 1943). According to Law No. 12,506 of October 11, On July 21, 2011, the Council of Labor Affairs (CLA) announced its decision on a proposal to increase Taiwan's monthly minimum wage by 5.03%. If approved by Taiwan's Executive Yuan (Cabinet), the increase from NT$17,880 (about On June 6, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Prevention of Employment of Sex Offenders in Specific Institutions (Amendment No. 7) Law, 5771-2011. The Amendment Law adds the new category of "helpless persons" to groups On May 1, 2011, Hong Kong's Minimum Wage Ordinance took effect; under it a HK$28 (about US$3.6) per hour minimum wage rate is enforced. (Minimum Wage Ordinance (Cap. 608), Hong Kong Department of Justice Bilingual On April 13, 2011, Israel's High Court of Justice accepted a petition to void a procedure that required female foreign workers, in the absence of unusual humanitarian circumstances, to leave the country with their newborns within On April 19, 2011, the District Court of Athens upheld the decision of an airline company that had fired a female employee for visiting the social networking website "Facebook" for extended periods of time during working On March 28, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Expansion of Appropriate Representation of Members of the Ethiopian Community in the Public Sector (Legislative Amendments) Law, 5761-2011. The Law amends various pieces of legislation on... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 04 Apr 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402599_text Global Legal Monitor: Sri Lanka: Minimum Age for Migrant Domestic Workers Raised http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402490_text Labor - The Government of Nigeria has adopted a draft policy to address the child labor issues that affect over six million children in the country. (Talatu Usman, Nigeria Adopts Draft National Policy on Child On September 5, 2013, the Domestic Workers Convention came into effect. It extends basic labor rights to domestic workers worldwide. The Convention, developed by the International Labour Organization (ILO), had to be ratified by two ILO The Maritime Labour Convention of 2006 came into force on August 20, 2013, having been ratified by 47 countries. (MLC Maritime Labour Convention 2006, NORMLEX (International Labour Organization (ILO) website); Ratifications of MLC On May 30, 2013, Beijing municipal employment authorities gave notice of a new requirement, effective as of July 1, for foreigners seeking work permits in Beijing. The foreign applicants must provide a Certificate of The repeal of a January 2013 law limiting unemployment benefits to a two-year period means that Denmark's unemployed will now be able to receive funds for four years through a two-year extension of the benefit period. On May 28, 2013, Lita Anggraini, the coordinator of the Indonesian National Network for Domestic Workers Advocacy (Jala PRT, an NGO network) urged the country's legislature to finalize the draft law on protection of domestic workers. In a statement issued on April 30, 2013, Catherine Ashton, the European Union's High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, and Karel De Gucht,the Commissioner for Trade, expressed the EU's commitment to assisting Bangladeshi authorities On March 26, 2013, the Brazilian Federal Senate unanimously approved, on a second and final round, a constitutional amendment that extends to household workers the same rights and duties of all workers who are regulated by On February 21, 2013, the Supreme Court of Israel rendered a decision in a case lodged by a plaintiff whose candidacy for the position of regional distributor with Mifal Hapais, a public body that enjoys the The Tel Aviv Regional Labor Court recently rejected a lawsuit brought by a graphic designer against her former employer for compensation for having been laid off, sick A Belgian law of December 27, 2012, published in the State Gazette on December 31, became effective on January 10, 2013. Among its provisions are rules on the hiring out of workers to other On December 7, 2012, President Lukashenko of Belarus issued a decree entitled "Additional Measures to Develop the Lumber Industry." (Text [in Russian], President of the Republic of Belarus website (last visited Jan. Federal Law No. 185 on Amendments to Federal Laws on the Status of Foreigners and on Education entered into force on December 1, 2012. (ROSSIISKAIA GAZETA No. 262 (Nov. 14, 2012) [official publication, in Russian].)Under On November 15, 2012, Indonesia's Manpower and Transmigration Ministry published a decree that limits the use of contract workers. The new decree has been sent on to the Justice and Human Rights Ministry for review before Near the end of its regular session in September 2012, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted the Act on Special Measures to Help Single Parents Have Jobs (Boshi katei no haha oyobi fushi katei no chichi no On August 27, 2012, Israel's Supreme Court, sitting as a High Court of Justice in an extended bench of seven justices, voided an order issued by the The Executive Yuan (Cabinet) has approved a proposal put forward by the Council of Labor Affairs (CLA) to increase the minimum hourly wage in Taiwan from NT$103 (about US$3.50) to NT$109 (about US$3.71). The raise is The Convention on Domestic Workers, a United Nations treaty providing international standards aimed at improving the lives of domestic workers around the world, will come into effect next year. The ratification of the document by two Taiwan's Council of Labor Affairs (CLA), a Cabinet-level agency in charge of labor matters at the national level, announced on August 9, 2012, that Taiwan's minimum hourly wage will be increased in two phases, from NT$103 Since its promulgation in 1994, the first Labor Code of Vietnam (International Labor Organization, NATLEX) has been amended three times, in 2002, 2006, and 2007. In 2012, the Code was amended again after approval by On April 28, 2012, China's State Council published the Special Provisions on Labor Protection of Female Employees (text in Chinese, Central People's Government of the People's Republic of China website (May 7, 2012)). Aiming According to Dilan Perera, the Sri Lankan Minister of Foreign Employment Promotion and Welfare, Oman and Sri Lanka are planning to sign a Memorandum of Understanding on manpower issues. On the whole, Perera said, conditions are On April 26, 2012, several Indonesian officials made a formal protest to Malaysia over the shooting deaths of three Indonesian migrant workers in Malaysia in late March. This followed a request by Muhaimin Iskandar, the Minister On March 13, 2012, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Law for Extending Proper Representation to Members of the Druze Community in Public Service (Amendments) 5772-2012 (the Knesset website (last visited Mar. 20, 2012)). The On January 17, 2012, Indonesia's Constitutional Court ruled that outsourcing labor, which in this context means hiring workers on short-term contracts without benefits, is unconstitutional. The idea behind this decision is that workers have "the right In 2009, following reports of Indonesian domestic workers being abused in Malaysia, a ban on sending migrant laborers there was instituted. On November 30, 2011, the Indonesian government announced an end to the moratorium. On October 11, 2011, Brazilian President Dilma Roussef signed into law legislation that amends the Consolidation of Labor Laws (Decreto-Lei No. 5.452, de 1 de Maio de 1943). According to Law No. 12,506 of October 11, On July 21, 2011, the Council of Labor Affairs (CLA) announced its decision on a proposal to increase Taiwan's monthly minimum wage by 5.03%. If approved by Taiwan's Executive Yuan (Cabinet), the increase from NT$17,880 (about On June 6, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Prevention of Employment of Sex Offenders in Specific Institutions (Amendment No. 7) Law, 5771-2011. The Amendment Law adds the new category of "helpless persons" to groups On May 1, 2011, Hong Kong's Minimum Wage Ordinance took effect; under it a HK$28 (about US$3.6) per hour minimum wage rate is enforced. (Minimum Wage Ordinance (Cap. 608), Hong Kong Department of Justice Bilingual On April 13, 2011, Israel's High Court of Justice accepted a petition to void a procedure that required female foreign workers, in the absence of unusual humanitarian circumstances, to leave the country with their newborns within On April 19, 2011, the District Court of Athens upheld the decision of an airline company that had fired a female employee for visiting the social networking website "Facebook" for extended periods of time during working On March 28, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Expansion of Appropriate Representation of Members of the Ethiopian Community in the Public Sector (Legislative Amendments) Law, 5761-2011. The Law amends various pieces of legislation on In January 2011, the Cabinet of the Sri Lankan government approved a proposal to raise the minimum legal age of employment for migrant domestic workers from Sri Lanka, making it 21 rather than 18. The new... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 27 Jan 2011 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402490_text Global Legal Monitor: Saudi Arabia: Sponsorship System for Foreign Workers Will Not Be Abolished http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402486_text Labor - The Government of Nigeria has adopted a draft policy to address the child labor issues that affect over six million children in the country. (Talatu Usman, Nigeria Adopts Draft National Policy on Child On September 5, 2013, the Domestic Workers Convention came into effect. It extends basic labor rights to domestic workers worldwide. The Convention, developed by the International Labour Organization (ILO), had to be ratified by two ILO The Maritime Labour Convention of 2006 came into force on August 20, 2013, having been ratified by 47 countries. (MLC Maritime Labour Convention 2006, NORMLEX (International Labour Organization (ILO) website); Ratifications of MLC On May 30, 2013, Beijing municipal employment authorities gave notice of a new requirement, effective as of July 1, for foreigners seeking work permits in Beijing. The foreign applicants must provide a Certificate of The repeal of a January 2013 law limiting unemployment benefits to a two-year period means that Denmark's unemployed will now be able to receive funds for four years through a two-year extension of the benefit period. On May 28, 2013, Lita Anggraini, the coordinator of the Indonesian National Network for Domestic Workers Advocacy (Jala PRT, an NGO network) urged the country's legislature to finalize the draft law on protection of domestic workers. In a statement issued on April 30, 2013, Catherine Ashton, the European Union's High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, and Karel De Gucht,the Commissioner for Trade, expressed the EU's commitment to assisting Bangladeshi authorities On March 26, 2013, the Brazilian Federal Senate unanimously approved, on a second and final round, a constitutional amendment that extends to household workers the same rights and duties of all workers who are regulated by On February 21, 2013, the Supreme Court of Israel rendered a decision in a case lodged by a plaintiff whose candidacy for the position of regional distributor with Mifal Hapais, a public body that enjoys the The Tel Aviv Regional Labor Court recently rejected a lawsuit brought by a graphic designer against her former employer for compensation for having been laid off, sick A Belgian law of December 27, 2012, published in the State Gazette on December 31, became effective on January 10, 2013. Among its provisions are rules on the hiring out of workers to other On December 7, 2012, President Lukashenko of Belarus issued a decree entitled "Additional Measures to Develop the Lumber Industry." (Text [in Russian], President of the Republic of Belarus website (last visited Jan. Federal Law No. 185 on Amendments to Federal Laws on the Status of Foreigners and on Education entered into force on December 1, 2012. (ROSSIISKAIA GAZETA No. 262 (Nov. 14, 2012) [official publication, in Russian].)Under On November 15, 2012, Indonesia's Manpower and Transmigration Ministry published a decree that limits the use of contract workers. The new decree has been sent on to the Justice and Human Rights Ministry for review before Near the end of its regular session in September 2012, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted the Act on Special Measures to Help Single Parents Have Jobs (Boshi katei no haha oyobi fushi katei no chichi no On August 27, 2012, Israel's Supreme Court, sitting as a High Court of Justice in an extended bench of seven justices, voided an order issued by the The Executive Yuan (Cabinet) has approved a proposal put forward by the Council of Labor Affairs (CLA) to increase the minimum hourly wage in Taiwan from NT$103 (about US$3.50) to NT$109 (about US$3.71). The raise is The Convention on Domestic Workers, a United Nations treaty providing international standards aimed at improving the lives of domestic workers around the world, will come into effect next year. The ratification of the document by two Taiwan's Council of Labor Affairs (CLA), a Cabinet-level agency in charge of labor matters at the national level, announced on August 9, 2012, that Taiwan's minimum hourly wage will be increased in two phases, from NT$103 Since its promulgation in 1994, the first Labor Code of Vietnam (International Labor Organization, NATLEX) has been amended three times, in 2002, 2006, and 2007. In 2012, the Code was amended again after approval by On April 28, 2012, China's State Council published the Special Provisions on Labor Protection of Female Employees (text in Chinese, Central People's Government of the People's Republic of China website (May 7, 2012)). Aiming According to Dilan Perera, the Sri Lankan Minister of Foreign Employment Promotion and Welfare, Oman and Sri Lanka are planning to sign a Memorandum of Understanding on manpower issues. On the whole, Perera said, conditions are On April 26, 2012, several Indonesian officials made a formal protest to Malaysia over the shooting deaths of three Indonesian migrant workers in Malaysia in late March. This followed a request by Muhaimin Iskandar, the Minister On March 13, 2012, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Law for Extending Proper Representation to Members of the Druze Community in Public Service (Amendments) 5772-2012 (the Knesset website (last visited Mar. 20, 2012)). The On January 17, 2012, Indonesia's Constitutional Court ruled that outsourcing labor, which in this context means hiring workers on short-term contracts without benefits, is unconstitutional. The idea behind this decision is that workers have "the right In 2009, following reports of Indonesian domestic workers being abused in Malaysia, a ban on sending migrant laborers there was instituted. On November 30, 2011, the Indonesian government announced an end to the moratorium. On October 11, 2011, Brazilian President Dilma Roussef signed into law legislation that amends the Consolidation of Labor Laws (Decreto-Lei No. 5.452, de 1 de Maio de 1943). According to Law No. 12,506 of October 11, On July 21, 2011, the Council of Labor Affairs (CLA) announced its decision on a proposal to increase Taiwan's monthly minimum wage by 5.03%. If approved by Taiwan's Executive Yuan (Cabinet), the increase from NT$17,880 (about On June 6, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Prevention of Employment of Sex Offenders in Specific Institutions (Amendment No. 7) Law, 5771-2011. The Amendment Law adds the new category of "helpless persons" to groups On May 1, 2011, Hong Kong's Minimum Wage Ordinance took effect; under it a HK$28 (about US$3.6) per hour minimum wage rate is enforced. (Minimum Wage Ordinance (Cap. 608), Hong Kong Department of Justice Bilingual On April 13, 2011, Israel's High Court of Justice accepted a petition to void a procedure that required female foreign workers, in the absence of unusual humanitarian circumstances, to leave the country with their newborns within On April 19, 2011, the District Court of Athens upheld the decision of an airline company that had fired a female employee for visiting the social networking website "Facebook" for extended periods of time during working On March 28, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Expansion of Appropriate Representation of Members of the Ethiopian Community in the Public Sector (Legislative Amendments) Law, 5761-2011. The Law amends various pieces of legislation on In January 2011, the Cabinet of the Sri Lankan government approved a proposal to raise the minimum legal age of employment for migrant domestic workers from Sri Lanka, making it 21 rather than 18. The new On January 21, 2011, the Minister of Labor of Saudi Arabia announced that the government has no intention of abolishing the sponsorship system in the Kingdom. Known as kafala, the sponsorship system includes a pledge by... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 25 Jan 2011 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402486_text Global Legal Monitor: Nigeria: National Assembly to Increase Minimum Wage http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402473_text Labor - The Government of Nigeria has adopted a draft policy to address the child labor issues that affect over six million children in the country. (Talatu Usman, Nigeria Adopts Draft National Policy on Child On September 5, 2013, the Domestic Workers Convention came into effect. It extends basic labor rights to domestic workers worldwide. The Convention, developed by the International Labour Organization (ILO), had to be ratified by two ILO The Maritime Labour Convention of 2006 came into force on August 20, 2013, having been ratified by 47 countries. (MLC Maritime Labour Convention 2006, NORMLEX (International Labour Organization (ILO) website); Ratifications of MLC On May 30, 2013, Beijing municipal employment authorities gave notice of a new requirement, effective as of July 1, for foreigners seeking work permits in Beijing. The foreign applicants must provide a Certificate of The repeal of a January 2013 law limiting unemployment benefits to a two-year period means that Denmark's unemployed will now be able to receive funds for four years through a two-year extension of the benefit period. On May 28, 2013, Lita Anggraini, the coordinator of the Indonesian National Network for Domestic Workers Advocacy (Jala PRT, an NGO network) urged the country's legislature to finalize the draft law on protection of domestic workers. In a statement issued on April 30, 2013, Catherine Ashton, the European Union's High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, and Karel De Gucht,the Commissioner for Trade, expressed the EU's commitment to assisting Bangladeshi authorities On March 26, 2013, the Brazilian Federal Senate unanimously approved, on a second and final round, a constitutional amendment that extends to household workers the same rights and duties of all workers who are regulated by On February 21, 2013, the Supreme Court of Israel rendered a decision in a case lodged by a plaintiff whose candidacy for the position of regional distributor with Mifal Hapais, a public body that enjoys the The Tel Aviv Regional Labor Court recently rejected a lawsuit brought by a graphic designer against her former employer for compensation for having been laid off, sick A Belgian law of December 27, 2012, published in the State Gazette on December 31, became effective on January 10, 2013. Among its provisions are rules on the hiring out of workers to other On December 7, 2012, President Lukashenko of Belarus issued a decree entitled "Additional Measures to Develop the Lumber Industry." (Text [in Russian], President of the Republic of Belarus website (last visited Jan. Federal Law No. 185 on Amendments to Federal Laws on the Status of Foreigners and on Education entered into force on December 1, 2012. (ROSSIISKAIA GAZETA No. 262 (Nov. 14, 2012) [official publication, in Russian].)Under On November 15, 2012, Indonesia's Manpower and Transmigration Ministry published a decree that limits the use of contract workers. The new decree has been sent on to the Justice and Human Rights Ministry for review before Near the end of its regular session in September 2012, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted the Act on Special Measures to Help Single Parents Have Jobs (Boshi katei no haha oyobi fushi katei no chichi no On August 27, 2012, Israel's Supreme Court, sitting as a High Court of Justice in an extended bench of seven justices, voided an order issued by the The Executive Yuan (Cabinet) has approved a proposal put forward by the Council of Labor Affairs (CLA) to increase the minimum hourly wage in Taiwan from NT$103 (about US$3.50) to NT$109 (about US$3.71). The raise is The Convention on Domestic Workers, a United Nations treaty providing international standards aimed at improving the lives of domestic workers around the world, will come into effect next year. The ratification of the document by two Taiwan's Council of Labor Affairs (CLA), a Cabinet-level agency in charge of labor matters at the national level, announced on August 9, 2012, that Taiwan's minimum hourly wage will be increased in two phases, from NT$103 Since its promulgation in 1994, the first Labor Code of Vietnam (International Labor Organization, NATLEX) has been amended three times, in 2002, 2006, and 2007. In 2012, the Code was amended again after approval by On April 28, 2012, China's State Council published the Special Provisions on Labor Protection of Female Employees (text in Chinese, Central People's Government of the People's Republic of China website (May 7, 2012)). Aiming According to Dilan Perera, the Sri Lankan Minister of Foreign Employment Promotion and Welfare, Oman and Sri Lanka are planning to sign a Memorandum of Understanding on manpower issues. On the whole, Perera said, conditions are On April 26, 2012, several Indonesian officials made a formal protest to Malaysia over the shooting deaths of three Indonesian migrant workers in Malaysia in late March. This followed a request by Muhaimin Iskandar, the Minister On March 13, 2012, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Law for Extending Proper Representation to Members of the Druze Community in Public Service (Amendments) 5772-2012 (the Knesset website (last visited Mar. 20, 2012)). The On January 17, 2012, Indonesia's Constitutional Court ruled that outsourcing labor, which in this context means hiring workers on short-term contracts without benefits, is unconstitutional. The idea behind this decision is that workers have "the right In 2009, following reports of Indonesian domestic workers being abused in Malaysia, a ban on sending migrant laborers there was instituted. On November 30, 2011, the Indonesian government announced an end to the moratorium. On October 11, 2011, Brazilian President Dilma Roussef signed into law legislation that amends the Consolidation of Labor Laws (Decreto-Lei No. 5.452, de 1 de Maio de 1943). According to Law No. 12,506 of October 11, On July 21, 2011, the Council of Labor Affairs (CLA) announced its decision on a proposal to increase Taiwan's monthly minimum wage by 5.03%. If approved by Taiwan's Executive Yuan (Cabinet), the increase from NT$17,880 (about On June 6, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Prevention of Employment of Sex Offenders in Specific Institutions (Amendment No. 7) Law, 5771-2011. The Amendment Law adds the new category of "helpless persons" to groups On May 1, 2011, Hong Kong's Minimum Wage Ordinance took effect; under it a HK$28 (about US$3.6) per hour minimum wage rate is enforced. (Minimum Wage Ordinance (Cap. 608), Hong Kong Department of Justice Bilingual On April 13, 2011, Israel's High Court of Justice accepted a petition to void a procedure that required female foreign workers, in the absence of unusual humanitarian circumstances, to leave the country with their newborns within On April 19, 2011, the District Court of Athens upheld the decision of an airline company that had fired a female employee for visiting the social networking website "Facebook" for extended periods of time during working On March 28, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Expansion of Appropriate Representation of Members of the Ethiopian Community in the Public Sector (Legislative Amendments) Law, 5761-2011. The Law amends various pieces of legislation on In January 2011, the Cabinet of the Sri Lankan government approved a proposal to raise the minimum legal age of employment for migrant domestic workers from Sri Lanka, making it 21 rather than 18. The new On January 21, 2011, the Minister of Labor of Saudi Arabia announced that the government has no intention of abolishing the sponsorship system in the Kingdom. Known as kafala, the sponsorship system includes a pledge by It was reported on January 13, 2011, that Jonathan Goodluck, President of Nigeria, has forwarded a bill to amend the law on the national minimum wage to the National Assembly for floor action (Minimum Wage Bill... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 19 Jan 2011 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402473_text Global Legal Monitor: Turkey: New Minimum Wage http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402451_text Labor - The Government of Nigeria has adopted a draft policy to address the child labor issues that affect over six million children in the country. (Talatu Usman, Nigeria Adopts Draft National Policy on Child On September 5, 2013, the Domestic Workers Convention came into effect. It extends basic labor rights to domestic workers worldwide. The Convention, developed by the International Labour Organization (ILO), had to be ratified by two ILO The Maritime Labour Convention of 2006 came into force on August 20, 2013, having been ratified by 47 countries. (MLC Maritime Labour Convention 2006, NORMLEX (International Labour Organization (ILO) website); Ratifications of MLC On May 30, 2013, Beijing municipal employment authorities gave notice of a new requirement, effective as of July 1, for foreigners seeking work permits in Beijing. The foreign applicants must provide a Certificate of The repeal of a January 2013 law limiting unemployment benefits to a two-year period means that Denmark's unemployed will now be able to receive funds for four years through a two-year extension of the benefit period. On May 28, 2013, Lita Anggraini, the coordinator of the Indonesian National Network for Domestic Workers Advocacy (Jala PRT, an NGO network) urged the country's legislature to finalize the draft law on protection of domestic workers. In a statement issued on April 30, 2013, Catherine Ashton, the European Union's High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, and Karel De Gucht,the Commissioner for Trade, expressed the EU's commitment to assisting Bangladeshi authorities On March 26, 2013, the Brazilian Federal Senate unanimously approved, on a second and final round, a constitutional amendment that extends to household workers the same rights and duties of all workers who are regulated by On February 21, 2013, the Supreme Court of Israel rendered a decision in a case lodged by a plaintiff whose candidacy for the position of regional distributor with Mifal Hapais, a public body that enjoys the The Tel Aviv Regional Labor Court recently rejected a lawsuit brought by a graphic designer against her former employer for compensation for having been laid off, sick A Belgian law of December 27, 2012, published in the State Gazette on December 31, became effective on January 10, 2013. Among its provisions are rules on the hiring out of workers to other On December 7, 2012, President Lukashenko of Belarus issued a decree entitled "Additional Measures to Develop the Lumber Industry." (Text [in Russian], President of the Republic of Belarus website (last visited Jan. Federal Law No. 185 on Amendments to Federal Laws on the Status of Foreigners and on Education entered into force on December 1, 2012. (ROSSIISKAIA GAZETA No. 262 (Nov. 14, 2012) [official publication, in Russian].)Under On November 15, 2012, Indonesia's Manpower and Transmigration Ministry published a decree that limits the use of contract workers. The new decree has been sent on to the Justice and Human Rights Ministry for review before Near the end of its regular session in September 2012, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted the Act on Special Measures to Help Single Parents Have Jobs (Boshi katei no haha oyobi fushi katei no chichi no On August 27, 2012, Israel's Supreme Court, sitting as a High Court of Justice in an extended bench of seven justices, voided an order issued by the The Executive Yuan (Cabinet) has approved a proposal put forward by the Council of Labor Affairs (CLA) to increase the minimum hourly wage in Taiwan from NT$103 (about US$3.50) to NT$109 (about US$3.71). The raise is The Convention on Domestic Workers, a United Nations treaty providing international standards aimed at improving the lives of domestic workers around the world, will come into effect next year. The ratification of the document by two Taiwan's Council of Labor Affairs (CLA), a Cabinet-level agency in charge of labor matters at the national level, announced on August 9, 2012, that Taiwan's minimum hourly wage will be increased in two phases, from NT$103 Since its promulgation in 1994, the first Labor Code of Vietnam (International Labor Organization, NATLEX) has been amended three times, in 2002, 2006, and 2007. In 2012, the Code was amended again after approval by On April 28, 2012, China's State Council published the Special Provisions on Labor Protection of Female Employees (text in Chinese, Central People's Government of the People's Republic of China website (May 7, 2012)). Aiming According to Dilan Perera, the Sri Lankan Minister of Foreign Employment Promotion and Welfare, Oman and Sri Lanka are planning to sign a Memorandum of Understanding on manpower issues. On the whole, Perera said, conditions are On April 26, 2012, several Indonesian officials made a formal protest to Malaysia over the shooting deaths of three Indonesian migrant workers in Malaysia in late March. This followed a request by Muhaimin Iskandar, the Minister On March 13, 2012, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Law for Extending Proper Representation to Members of the Druze Community in Public Service (Amendments) 5772-2012 (the Knesset website (last visited Mar. 20, 2012)). The On January 17, 2012, Indonesia's Constitutional Court ruled that outsourcing labor, which in this context means hiring workers on short-term contracts without benefits, is unconstitutional. The idea behind this decision is that workers have "the right In 2009, following reports of Indonesian domestic workers being abused in Malaysia, a ban on sending migrant laborers there was instituted. On November 30, 2011, the Indonesian government announced an end to the moratorium. On October 11, 2011, Brazilian President Dilma Roussef signed into law legislation that amends the Consolidation of Labor Laws (Decreto-Lei No. 5.452, de 1 de Maio de 1943). According to Law No. 12,506 of October 11, On July 21, 2011, the Council of Labor Affairs (CLA) announced its decision on a proposal to increase Taiwan's monthly minimum wage by 5.03%. If approved by Taiwan's Executive Yuan (Cabinet), the increase from NT$17,880 (about On June 6, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Prevention of Employment of Sex Offenders in Specific Institutions (Amendment No. 7) Law, 5771-2011. The Amendment Law adds the new category of "helpless persons" to groups On May 1, 2011, Hong Kong's Minimum Wage Ordinance took effect; under it a HK$28 (about US$3.6) per hour minimum wage rate is enforced. (Minimum Wage Ordinance (Cap. 608), Hong Kong Department of Justice Bilingual On April 13, 2011, Israel's High Court of Justice accepted a petition to void a procedure that required female foreign workers, in the absence of unusual humanitarian circumstances, to leave the country with their newborns within On April 19, 2011, the District Court of Athens upheld the decision of an airline company that had fired a female employee for visiting the social networking website "Facebook" for extended periods of time during working On March 28, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Expansion of Appropriate Representation of Members of the Ethiopian Community in the Public Sector (Legislative Amendments) Law, 5761-2011. The Law amends various pieces of legislation on In January 2011, the Cabinet of the Sri Lankan government approved a proposal to raise the minimum legal age of employment for migrant domestic workers from Sri Lanka, making it 21 rather than 18. The new On January 21, 2011, the Minister of Labor of Saudi Arabia announced that the government has no intention of abolishing the sponsorship system in the Kingdom. Known as kafala, the sponsorship system includes a pledge by It was reported on January 13, 2011, that Jonathan Goodluck, President of Nigeria, has forwarded a bill to amend the law on the national minimum wage to the National Assembly for floor action (Minimum Wage Bill Turkey's Minimum Wage Commission announced on December 28, 2010, that the country's new minimum wage as of January 2011 will be TL796.50 (about US$515) a month, making the monthly net after-tax income of minimum wage earners... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 03 Jan 2011 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402451_text Global Legal Monitor: Israel: Increased Authority for Enforcement of Foreign Workers Law http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402388_text Labor - The Government of Nigeria has adopted a draft policy to address the child labor issues that affect over six million children in the country. (Talatu Usman, Nigeria Adopts Draft National Policy on Child On September 5, 2013, the Domestic Workers Convention came into effect. It extends basic labor rights to domestic workers worldwide. The Convention, developed by the International Labour Organization (ILO), had to be ratified by two ILO The Maritime Labour Convention of 2006 came into force on August 20, 2013, having been ratified by 47 countries. (MLC Maritime Labour Convention 2006, NORMLEX (International Labour Organization (ILO) website); Ratifications of MLC On May 30, 2013, Beijing municipal employment authorities gave notice of a new requirement, effective as of July 1, for foreigners seeking work permits in Beijing. The foreign applicants must provide a Certificate of The repeal of a January 2013 law limiting unemployment benefits to a two-year period means that Denmark's unemployed will now be able to receive funds for four years through a two-year extension of the benefit period. On May 28, 2013, Lita Anggraini, the coordinator of the Indonesian National Network for Domestic Workers Advocacy (Jala PRT, an NGO network) urged the country's legislature to finalize the draft law on protection of domestic workers. In a statement issued on April 30, 2013, Catherine Ashton, the European Union's High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, and Karel De Gucht,the Commissioner for Trade, expressed the EU's commitment to assisting Bangladeshi authorities On March 26, 2013, the Brazilian Federal Senate unanimously approved, on a second and final round, a constitutional amendment that extends to household workers the same rights and duties of all workers who are regulated by On February 21, 2013, the Supreme Court of Israel rendered a decision in a case lodged by a plaintiff whose candidacy for the position of regional distributor with Mifal Hapais, a public body that enjoys the The Tel Aviv Regional Labor Court recently rejected a lawsuit brought by a graphic designer against her former employer for compensation for having been laid off, sick A Belgian law of December 27, 2012, published in the State Gazette on December 31, became effective on January 10, 2013. Among its provisions are rules on the hiring out of workers to other On December 7, 2012, President Lukashenko of Belarus issued a decree entitled "Additional Measures to Develop the Lumber Industry." (Text [in Russian], President of the Republic of Belarus website (last visited Jan. Federal Law No. 185 on Amendments to Federal Laws on the Status of Foreigners and on Education entered into force on December 1, 2012. (ROSSIISKAIA GAZETA No. 262 (Nov. 14, 2012) [official publication, in Russian].)Under On November 15, 2012, Indonesia's Manpower and Transmigration Ministry published a decree that limits the use of contract workers. The new decree has been sent on to the Justice and Human Rights Ministry for review before Near the end of its regular session in September 2012, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted the Act on Special Measures to Help Single Parents Have Jobs (Boshi katei no haha oyobi fushi katei no chichi no On August 27, 2012, Israel's Supreme Court, sitting as a High Court of Justice in an extended bench of seven justices, voided an order issued by the The Executive Yuan (Cabinet) has approved a proposal put forward by the Council of Labor Affairs (CLA) to increase the minimum hourly wage in Taiwan from NT$103 (about US$3.50) to NT$109 (about US$3.71). The raise is The Convention on Domestic Workers, a United Nations treaty providing international standards aimed at improving the lives of domestic workers around the world, will come into effect next year. The ratification of the document by two Taiwan's Council of Labor Affairs (CLA), a Cabinet-level agency in charge of labor matters at the national level, announced on August 9, 2012, that Taiwan's minimum hourly wage will be increased in two phases, from NT$103 Since its promulgation in 1994, the first Labor Code of Vietnam (International Labor Organization, NATLEX) has been amended three times, in 2002, 2006, and 2007. In 2012, the Code was amended again after approval by On April 28, 2012, China's State Council published the Special Provisions on Labor Protection of Female Employees (text in Chinese, Central People's Government of the People's Republic of China website (May 7, 2012)). Aiming According to Dilan Perera, the Sri Lankan Minister of Foreign Employment Promotion and Welfare, Oman and Sri Lanka are planning to sign a Memorandum of Understanding on manpower issues. On the whole, Perera said, conditions are On April 26, 2012, several Indonesian officials made a formal protest to Malaysia over the shooting deaths of three Indonesian migrant workers in Malaysia in late March. This followed a request by Muhaimin Iskandar, the Minister On March 13, 2012, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Law for Extending Proper Representation to Members of the Druze Community in Public Service (Amendments) 5772-2012 (the Knesset website (last visited Mar. 20, 2012)). The On January 17, 2012, Indonesia's Constitutional Court ruled that outsourcing labor, which in this context means hiring workers on short-term contracts without benefits, is unconstitutional. The idea behind this decision is that workers have "the right In 2009, following reports of Indonesian domestic workers being abused in Malaysia, a ban on sending migrant laborers there was instituted. On November 30, 2011, the Indonesian government announced an end to the moratorium. On October 11, 2011, Brazilian President Dilma Roussef signed into law legislation that amends the Consolidation of Labor Laws (Decreto-Lei No. 5.452, de 1 de Maio de 1943). According to Law No. 12,506 of October 11, On July 21, 2011, the Council of Labor Affairs (CLA) announced its decision on a proposal to increase Taiwan's monthly minimum wage by 5.03%. If approved by Taiwan's Executive Yuan (Cabinet), the increase from NT$17,880 (about On June 6, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Prevention of Employment of Sex Offenders in Specific Institutions (Amendment No. 7) Law, 5771-2011. The Amendment Law adds the new category of "helpless persons" to groups On May 1, 2011, Hong Kong's Minimum Wage Ordinance took effect; under it a HK$28 (about US$3.6) per hour minimum wage rate is enforced. (Minimum Wage Ordinance (Cap. 608), Hong Kong Department of Justice Bilingual On April 13, 2011, Israel's High Court of Justice accepted a petition to void a procedure that required female foreign workers, in the absence of unusual humanitarian circumstances, to leave the country with their newborns within On April 19, 2011, the District Court of Athens upheld the decision of an airline company that had fired a female employee for visiting the social networking website "Facebook" for extended periods of time during working On March 28, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Expansion of Appropriate Representation of Members of the Ethiopian Community in the Public Sector (Legislative Amendments) Law, 5761-2011. The Law amends various pieces of legislation on In January 2011, the Cabinet of the Sri Lankan government approved a proposal to raise the minimum legal age of employment for migrant domestic workers from Sri Lanka, making it 21 rather than 18. The new On January 21, 2011, the Minister of Labor of Saudi Arabia announced that the government has no intention of abolishing the sponsorship system in the Kingdom. Known as kafala, the sponsorship system includes a pledge by It was reported on January 13, 2011, that Jonathan Goodluck, President of Nigeria, has forwarded a bill to amend the law on the national minimum wage to the National Assembly for floor action (Minimum Wage Bill Turkey's Minimum Wage Commission announced on December 28, 2010, that the country's new minimum wage as of January 2011 will be TL796.50 (about US$515) a month, making the monthly net after-tax income of minimum wage earners On November 15, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) extended the authority enjoyed by supervisors appointed under the Foreign Workers Law, 5751-1991 by the Minister of Industry, Trade and Employment and by the Minister of the Interior.... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 23 Nov 2010 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402388_text Global Legal Monitor: Israel: Employment of Youth Subject to Compulsory Education http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402208_text Labor - The Government of Nigeria has adopted a draft policy to address the child labor issues that affect over six million children in the country. (Talatu Usman, Nigeria Adopts Draft National Policy on Child On September 5, 2013, the Domestic Workers Convention came into effect. It extends basic labor rights to domestic workers worldwide. The Convention, developed by the International Labour Organization (ILO), had to be ratified by two ILO The Maritime Labour Convention of 2006 came into force on August 20, 2013, having been ratified by 47 countries. (MLC Maritime Labour Convention 2006, NORMLEX (International Labour Organization (ILO) website); Ratifications of MLC On May 30, 2013, Beijing municipal employment authorities gave notice of a new requirement, effective as of July 1, for foreigners seeking work permits in Beijing. The foreign applicants must provide a Certificate of The repeal of a January 2013 law limiting unemployment benefits to a two-year period means that Denmark's unemployed will now be able to receive funds for four years through a two-year extension of the benefit period. On May 28, 2013, Lita Anggraini, the coordinator of the Indonesian National Network for Domestic Workers Advocacy (Jala PRT, an NGO network) urged the country's legislature to finalize the draft law on protection of domestic workers. In a statement issued on April 30, 2013, Catherine Ashton, the European Union's High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, and Karel De Gucht,the Commissioner for Trade, expressed the EU's commitment to assisting Bangladeshi authorities On March 26, 2013, the Brazilian Federal Senate unanimously approved, on a second and final round, a constitutional amendment that extends to household workers the same rights and duties of all workers who are regulated by On February 21, 2013, the Supreme Court of Israel rendered a decision in a case lodged by a plaintiff whose candidacy for the position of regional distributor with Mifal Hapais, a public body that enjoys the The Tel Aviv Regional Labor Court recently rejected a lawsuit brought by a graphic designer against her former employer for compensation for having been laid off, sick A Belgian law of December 27, 2012, published in the State Gazette on December 31, became effective on January 10, 2013. Among its provisions are rules on the hiring out of workers to other On December 7, 2012, President Lukashenko of Belarus issued a decree entitled "Additional Measures to Develop the Lumber Industry." (Text [in Russian], President of the Republic of Belarus website (last visited Jan. Federal Law No. 185 on Amendments to Federal Laws on the Status of Foreigners and on Education entered into force on December 1, 2012. (ROSSIISKAIA GAZETA No. 262 (Nov. 14, 2012) [official publication, in Russian].)Under On November 15, 2012, Indonesia's Manpower and Transmigration Ministry published a decree that limits the use of contract workers. The new decree has been sent on to the Justice and Human Rights Ministry for review before Near the end of its regular session in September 2012, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted the Act on Special Measures to Help Single Parents Have Jobs (Boshi katei no haha oyobi fushi katei no chichi no On August 27, 2012, Israel's Supreme Court, sitting as a High Court of Justice in an extended bench of seven justices, voided an order issued by the The Executive Yuan (Cabinet) has approved a proposal put forward by the Council of Labor Affairs (CLA) to increase the minimum hourly wage in Taiwan from NT$103 (about US$3.50) to NT$109 (about US$3.71). The raise is The Convention on Domestic Workers, a United Nations treaty providing international standards aimed at improving the lives of domestic workers around the world, will come into effect next year. The ratification of the document by two Taiwan's Council of Labor Affairs (CLA), a Cabinet-level agency in charge of labor matters at the national level, announced on August 9, 2012, that Taiwan's minimum hourly wage will be increased in two phases, from NT$103 Since its promulgation in 1994, the first Labor Code of Vietnam (International Labor Organization, NATLEX) has been amended three times, in 2002, 2006, and 2007. In 2012, the Code was amended again after approval by On April 28, 2012, China's State Council published the Special Provisions on Labor Protection of Female Employees (text in Chinese, Central People's Government of the People's Republic of China website (May 7, 2012)). Aiming According to Dilan Perera, the Sri Lankan Minister of Foreign Employment Promotion and Welfare, Oman and Sri Lanka are planning to sign a Memorandum of Understanding on manpower issues. On the whole, Perera said, conditions are On April 26, 2012, several Indonesian officials made a formal protest to Malaysia over the shooting deaths of three Indonesian migrant workers in Malaysia in late March. This followed a request by Muhaimin Iskandar, the Minister On March 13, 2012, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Law for Extending Proper Representation to Members of the Druze Community in Public Service (Amendments) 5772-2012 (the Knesset website (last visited Mar. 20, 2012)). The On January 17, 2012, Indonesia's Constitutional Court ruled that outsourcing labor, which in this context means hiring workers on short-term contracts without benefits, is unconstitutional. The idea behind this decision is that workers have "the right In 2009, following reports of Indonesian domestic workers being abused in Malaysia, a ban on sending migrant laborers there was instituted. On November 30, 2011, the Indonesian government announced an end to the moratorium. On October 11, 2011, Brazilian President Dilma Roussef signed into law legislation that amends the Consolidation of Labor Laws (Decreto-Lei No. 5.452, de 1 de Maio de 1943). According to Law No. 12,506 of October 11, On July 21, 2011, the Council of Labor Affairs (CLA) announced its decision on a proposal to increase Taiwan's monthly minimum wage by 5.03%. If approved by Taiwan's Executive Yuan (Cabinet), the increase from NT$17,880 (about On June 6, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Prevention of Employment of Sex Offenders in Specific Institutions (Amendment No. 7) Law, 5771-2011. The Amendment Law adds the new category of "helpless persons" to groups On May 1, 2011, Hong Kong's Minimum Wage Ordinance took effect; under it a HK$28 (about US$3.6) per hour minimum wage rate is enforced. (Minimum Wage Ordinance (Cap. 608), Hong Kong Department of Justice Bilingual On April 13, 2011, Israel's High Court of Justice accepted a petition to void a procedure that required female foreign workers, in the absence of unusual humanitarian circumstances, to leave the country with their newborns within On April 19, 2011, the District Court of Athens upheld the decision of an airline company that had fired a female employee for visiting the social networking website "Facebook" for extended periods of time during working On March 28, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Expansion of Appropriate Representation of Members of the Ethiopian Community in the Public Sector (Legislative Amendments) Law, 5761-2011. The Law amends various pieces of legislation on In January 2011, the Cabinet of the Sri Lankan government approved a proposal to raise the minimum legal age of employment for migrant domestic workers from Sri Lanka, making it 21 rather than 18. The new On January 21, 2011, the Minister of Labor of Saudi Arabia announced that the government has no intention of abolishing the sponsorship system in the Kingdom. Known as kafala, the sponsorship system includes a pledge by It was reported on January 13, 2011, that Jonathan Goodluck, President of Nigeria, has forwarded a bill to amend the law on the national minimum wage to the National Assembly for floor action (Minimum Wage Bill Turkey's Minimum Wage Commission announced on December 28, 2010, that the country's new minimum wage as of January 2011 will be TL796.50 (about US$515) a month, making the monthly net after-tax income of minimum wage earners On November 15, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) extended the authority enjoyed by supervisors appointed under the Foreign Workers Law, 5751-1991 by the Minister of Industry, Trade and Employment and by the Minister of the Interior. On July 21, 2010, Israel's parliament, the Knesset, passed an amendment to the Youth Labor Law (Amendment No. 14). The amendment prohibits the employment during school hours of young people who are in the 11th and... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 02 Sep 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402208_text Global Legal Monitor: Chile: Supreme Court of Justice Decision Disallows Additional Severance Payments for Teachers in Private Sector http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402134_text Labor - The Government of Nigeria has adopted a draft policy to address the child labor issues that affect over six million children in the country. (Talatu Usman, Nigeria Adopts Draft National Policy on Child On September 5, 2013, the Domestic Workers Convention came into effect. It extends basic labor rights to domestic workers worldwide. The Convention, developed by the International Labour Organization (ILO), had to be ratified by two ILO The Maritime Labour Convention of 2006 came into force on August 20, 2013, having been ratified by 47 countries. (MLC Maritime Labour Convention 2006, NORMLEX (International Labour Organization (ILO) website); Ratifications of MLC On May 30, 2013, Beijing municipal employment authorities gave notice of a new requirement, effective as of July 1, for foreigners seeking work permits in Beijing. The foreign applicants must provide a Certificate of The repeal of a January 2013 law limiting unemployment benefits to a two-year period means that Denmark's unemployed will now be able to receive funds for four years through a two-year extension of the benefit period. On May 28, 2013, Lita Anggraini, the coordinator of the Indonesian National Network for Domestic Workers Advocacy (Jala PRT, an NGO network) urged the country's legislature to finalize the draft law on protection of domestic workers. In a statement issued on April 30, 2013, Catherine Ashton, the European Union's High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, and Karel De Gucht,the Commissioner for Trade, expressed the EU's commitment to assisting Bangladeshi authorities On March 26, 2013, the Brazilian Federal Senate unanimously approved, on a second and final round, a constitutional amendment that extends to household workers the same rights and duties of all workers who are regulated by On February 21, 2013, the Supreme Court of Israel rendered a decision in a case lodged by a plaintiff whose candidacy for the position of regional distributor with Mifal Hapais, a public body that enjoys the The Tel Aviv Regional Labor Court recently rejected a lawsuit brought by a graphic designer against her former employer for compensation for having been laid off, sick A Belgian law of December 27, 2012, published in the State Gazette on December 31, became effective on January 10, 2013. Among its provisions are rules on the hiring out of workers to other On December 7, 2012, President Lukashenko of Belarus issued a decree entitled "Additional Measures to Develop the Lumber Industry." (Text [in Russian], President of the Republic of Belarus website (last visited Jan. Federal Law No. 185 on Amendments to Federal Laws on the Status of Foreigners and on Education entered into force on December 1, 2012. (ROSSIISKAIA GAZETA No. 262 (Nov. 14, 2012) [official publication, in Russian].)Under On November 15, 2012, Indonesia's Manpower and Transmigration Ministry published a decree that limits the use of contract workers. The new decree has been sent on to the Justice and Human Rights Ministry for review before Near the end of its regular session in September 2012, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted the Act on Special Measures to Help Single Parents Have Jobs (Boshi katei no haha oyobi fushi katei no chichi no On August 27, 2012, Israel's Supreme Court, sitting as a High Court of Justice in an extended bench of seven justices, voided an order issued by the The Executive Yuan (Cabinet) has approved a proposal put forward by the Council of Labor Affairs (CLA) to increase the minimum hourly wage in Taiwan from NT$103 (about US$3.50) to NT$109 (about US$3.71). The raise is The Convention on Domestic Workers, a United Nations treaty providing international standards aimed at improving the lives of domestic workers around the world, will come into effect next year. The ratification of the document by two Taiwan's Council of Labor Affairs (CLA), a Cabinet-level agency in charge of labor matters at the national level, announced on August 9, 2012, that Taiwan's minimum hourly wage will be increased in two phases, from NT$103 Since its promulgation in 1994, the first Labor Code of Vietnam (International Labor Organization, NATLEX) has been amended three times, in 2002, 2006, and 2007. In 2012, the Code was amended again after approval by On April 28, 2012, China's State Council published the Special Provisions on Labor Protection of Female Employees (text in Chinese, Central People's Government of the People's Republic of China website (May 7, 2012)). Aiming According to Dilan Perera, the Sri Lankan Minister of Foreign Employment Promotion and Welfare, Oman and Sri Lanka are planning to sign a Memorandum of Understanding on manpower issues. On the whole, Perera said, conditions are On April 26, 2012, several Indonesian officials made a formal protest to Malaysia over the shooting deaths of three Indonesian migrant workers in Malaysia in late March. This followed a request by Muhaimin Iskandar, the Minister On March 13, 2012, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Law for Extending Proper Representation to Members of the Druze Community in Public Service (Amendments) 5772-2012 (the Knesset website (last visited Mar. 20, 2012)). The On January 17, 2012, Indonesia's Constitutional Court ruled that outsourcing labor, which in this context means hiring workers on short-term contracts without benefits, is unconstitutional. The idea behind this decision is that workers have "the right In 2009, following reports of Indonesian domestic workers being abused in Malaysia, a ban on sending migrant laborers there was instituted. On November 30, 2011, the Indonesian government announced an end to the moratorium. On October 11, 2011, Brazilian President Dilma Roussef signed into law legislation that amends the Consolidation of Labor Laws (Decreto-Lei No. 5.452, de 1 de Maio de 1943). According to Law No. 12,506 of October 11, On July 21, 2011, the Council of Labor Affairs (CLA) announced its decision on a proposal to increase Taiwan's monthly minimum wage by 5.03%. If approved by Taiwan's Executive Yuan (Cabinet), the increase from NT$17,880 (about On June 6, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Prevention of Employment of Sex Offenders in Specific Institutions (Amendment No. 7) Law, 5771-2011. The Amendment Law adds the new category of "helpless persons" to groups On May 1, 2011, Hong Kong's Minimum Wage Ordinance took effect; under it a HK$28 (about US$3.6) per hour minimum wage rate is enforced. (Minimum Wage Ordinance (Cap. 608), Hong Kong Department of Justice Bilingual On April 13, 2011, Israel's High Court of Justice accepted a petition to void a procedure that required female foreign workers, in the absence of unusual humanitarian circumstances, to leave the country with their newborns within On April 19, 2011, the District Court of Athens upheld the decision of an airline company that had fired a female employee for visiting the social networking website "Facebook" for extended periods of time during working On March 28, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Expansion of Appropriate Representation of Members of the Ethiopian Community in the Public Sector (Legislative Amendments) Law, 5761-2011. The Law amends various pieces of legislation on In January 2011, the Cabinet of the Sri Lankan government approved a proposal to raise the minimum legal age of employment for migrant domestic workers from Sri Lanka, making it 21 rather than 18. The new On January 21, 2011, the Minister of Labor of Saudi Arabia announced that the government has no intention of abolishing the sponsorship system in the Kingdom. Known as kafala, the sponsorship system includes a pledge by It was reported on January 13, 2011, that Jonathan Goodluck, President of Nigeria, has forwarded a bill to amend the law on the national minimum wage to the National Assembly for floor action (Minimum Wage Bill Turkey's Minimum Wage Commission announced on December 28, 2010, that the country's new minimum wage as of January 2011 will be TL796.50 (about US$515) a month, making the monthly net after-tax income of minimum wage earners On November 15, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) extended the authority enjoyed by supervisors appointed under the Foreign Workers Law, 5751-1991 by the Minister of Industry, Trade and Employment and by the Minister of the Interior. On July 21, 2010, Israel's parliament, the Knesset, passed an amendment to the Youth Labor Law (Amendment No. 14). The amendment prohibits the employment during school hours of young people who are in the 11th and Chile's Labor Code was amended on March 29, 2008, to include provisions establishing that final trial decisions in labor cases may be challenged exclusively by the annulment recourse. The recourse, which suspends application of the trial... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 30 Jul 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402134_text Global Legal Monitor: European Union: Draft Directive on Entry and Residence for Third-Country Seasonal Workers http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402123_text Labor - The Government of Nigeria has adopted a draft policy to address the child labor issues that affect over six million children in the country. (Talatu Usman, Nigeria Adopts Draft National Policy on Child On September 5, 2013, the Domestic Workers Convention came into effect. It extends basic labor rights to domestic workers worldwide. The Convention, developed by the International Labour Organization (ILO), had to be ratified by two ILO The Maritime Labour Convention of 2006 came into force on August 20, 2013, having been ratified by 47 countries. (MLC Maritime Labour Convention 2006, NORMLEX (International Labour Organization (ILO) website); Ratifications of MLC On May 30, 2013, Beijing municipal employment authorities gave notice of a new requirement, effective as of July 1, for foreigners seeking work permits in Beijing. The foreign applicants must provide a Certificate of The repeal of a January 2013 law limiting unemployment benefits to a two-year period means that Denmark's unemployed will now be able to receive funds for four years through a two-year extension of the benefit period. On May 28, 2013, Lita Anggraini, the coordinator of the Indonesian National Network for Domestic Workers Advocacy (Jala PRT, an NGO network) urged the country's legislature to finalize the draft law on protection of domestic workers. In a statement issued on April 30, 2013, Catherine Ashton, the European Union's High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, and Karel De Gucht,the Commissioner for Trade, expressed the EU's commitment to assisting Bangladeshi authorities On March 26, 2013, the Brazilian Federal Senate unanimously approved, on a second and final round, a constitutional amendment that extends to household workers the same rights and duties of all workers who are regulated by On February 21, 2013, the Supreme Court of Israel rendered a decision in a case lodged by a plaintiff whose candidacy for the position of regional distributor with Mifal Hapais, a public body that enjoys the The Tel Aviv Regional Labor Court recently rejected a lawsuit brought by a graphic designer against her former employer for compensation for having been laid off, sick A Belgian law of December 27, 2012, published in the State Gazette on December 31, became effective on January 10, 2013. Among its provisions are rules on the hiring out of workers to other On December 7, 2012, President Lukashenko of Belarus issued a decree entitled "Additional Measures to Develop the Lumber Industry." (Text [in Russian], President of the Republic of Belarus website (last visited Jan. Federal Law No. 185 on Amendments to Federal Laws on the Status of Foreigners and on Education entered into force on December 1, 2012. (ROSSIISKAIA GAZETA No. 262 (Nov. 14, 2012) [official publication, in Russian].)Under On November 15, 2012, Indonesia's Manpower and Transmigration Ministry published a decree that limits the use of contract workers. The new decree has been sent on to the Justice and Human Rights Ministry for review before Near the end of its regular session in September 2012, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted the Act on Special Measures to Help Single Parents Have Jobs (Boshi katei no haha oyobi fushi katei no chichi no On August 27, 2012, Israel's Supreme Court, sitting as a High Court of Justice in an extended bench of seven justices, voided an order issued by the The Executive Yuan (Cabinet) has approved a proposal put forward by the Council of Labor Affairs (CLA) to increase the minimum hourly wage in Taiwan from NT$103 (about US$3.50) to NT$109 (about US$3.71). The raise is The Convention on Domestic Workers, a United Nations treaty providing international standards aimed at improving the lives of domestic workers around the world, will come into effect next year. The ratification of the document by two Taiwan's Council of Labor Affairs (CLA), a Cabinet-level agency in charge of labor matters at the national level, announced on August 9, 2012, that Taiwan's minimum hourly wage will be increased in two phases, from NT$103 Since its promulgation in 1994, the first Labor Code of Vietnam (International Labor Organization, NATLEX) has been amended three times, in 2002, 2006, and 2007. In 2012, the Code was amended again after approval by On April 28, 2012, China's State Council published the Special Provisions on Labor Protection of Female Employees (text in Chinese, Central People's Government of the People's Republic of China website (May 7, 2012)). Aiming According to Dilan Perera, the Sri Lankan Minister of Foreign Employment Promotion and Welfare, Oman and Sri Lanka are planning to sign a Memorandum of Understanding on manpower issues. On the whole, Perera said, conditions are On April 26, 2012, several Indonesian officials made a formal protest to Malaysia over the shooting deaths of three Indonesian migrant workers in Malaysia in late March. This followed a request by Muhaimin Iskandar, the Minister On March 13, 2012, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Law for Extending Proper Representation to Members of the Druze Community in Public Service (Amendments) 5772-2012 (the Knesset website (last visited Mar. 20, 2012)). The On January 17, 2012, Indonesia's Constitutional Court ruled that outsourcing labor, which in this context means hiring workers on short-term contracts without benefits, is unconstitutional. The idea behind this decision is that workers have "the right In 2009, following reports of Indonesian domestic workers being abused in Malaysia, a ban on sending migrant laborers there was instituted. On November 30, 2011, the Indonesian government announced an end to the moratorium. On October 11, 2011, Brazilian President Dilma Roussef signed into law legislation that amends the Consolidation of Labor Laws (Decreto-Lei No. 5.452, de 1 de Maio de 1943). According to Law No. 12,506 of October 11, On July 21, 2011, the Council of Labor Affairs (CLA) announced its decision on a proposal to increase Taiwan's monthly minimum wage by 5.03%. If approved by Taiwan's Executive Yuan (Cabinet), the increase from NT$17,880 (about On June 6, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Prevention of Employment of Sex Offenders in Specific Institutions (Amendment No. 7) Law, 5771-2011. The Amendment Law adds the new category of "helpless persons" to groups On May 1, 2011, Hong Kong's Minimum Wage Ordinance took effect; under it a HK$28 (about US$3.6) per hour minimum wage rate is enforced. (Minimum Wage Ordinance (Cap. 608), Hong Kong Department of Justice Bilingual On April 13, 2011, Israel's High Court of Justice accepted a petition to void a procedure that required female foreign workers, in the absence of unusual humanitarian circumstances, to leave the country with their newborns within On April 19, 2011, the District Court of Athens upheld the decision of an airline company that had fired a female employee for visiting the social networking website "Facebook" for extended periods of time during working On March 28, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Expansion of Appropriate Representation of Members of the Ethiopian Community in the Public Sector (Legislative Amendments) Law, 5761-2011. The Law amends various pieces of legislation on In January 2011, the Cabinet of the Sri Lankan government approved a proposal to raise the minimum legal age of employment for migrant domestic workers from Sri Lanka, making it 21 rather than 18. The new On January 21, 2011, the Minister of Labor of Saudi Arabia announced that the government has no intention of abolishing the sponsorship system in the Kingdom. Known as kafala, the sponsorship system includes a pledge by It was reported on January 13, 2011, that Jonathan Goodluck, President of Nigeria, has forwarded a bill to amend the law on the national minimum wage to the National Assembly for floor action (Minimum Wage Bill Turkey's Minimum Wage Commission announced on December 28, 2010, that the country's new minimum wage as of January 2011 will be TL796.50 (about US$515) a month, making the monthly net after-tax income of minimum wage earners On November 15, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) extended the authority enjoyed by supervisors appointed under the Foreign Workers Law, 5751-1991 by the Minister of Industry, Trade and Employment and by the Minister of the Interior. On July 21, 2010, Israel's parliament, the Knesset, passed an amendment to the Youth Labor Law (Amendment No. 14). The amendment prohibits the employment during school hours of young people who are in the 11th and Chile's Labor Code was amended on March 29, 2008, to include provisions establishing that final trial decisions in labor cases may be challenged exclusively by the annulment recourse. The recourse, which suspends application of the trial On July 13, 2010, the European Commission, as part of a package of measures proposed in 2005 and endorsed in 2008 to regulate legal migration, adopted a draft directive designed to establish common minimum standards for... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 26 Jul 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402123_text Global Legal Monitor: Taiwan: Labor Union Law Amended, Giving Teachers Right to Unionize http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402039_text Labor - The Government of Nigeria has adopted a draft policy to address the child labor issues that affect over six million children in the country. (Talatu Usman, Nigeria Adopts Draft National Policy on Child On September 5, 2013, the Domestic Workers Convention came into effect. It extends basic labor rights to domestic workers worldwide. The Convention, developed by the International Labour Organization (ILO), had to be ratified by two ILO The Maritime Labour Convention of 2006 came into force on August 20, 2013, having been ratified by 47 countries. (MLC Maritime Labour Convention 2006, NORMLEX (International Labour Organization (ILO) website); Ratifications of MLC On May 30, 2013, Beijing municipal employment authorities gave notice of a new requirement, effective as of July 1, for foreigners seeking work permits in Beijing. The foreign applicants must provide a Certificate of The repeal of a January 2013 law limiting unemployment benefits to a two-year period means that Denmark's unemployed will now be able to receive funds for four years through a two-year extension of the benefit period. On May 28, 2013, Lita Anggraini, the coordinator of the Indonesian National Network for Domestic Workers Advocacy (Jala PRT, an NGO network) urged the country's legislature to finalize the draft law on protection of domestic workers. In a statement issued on April 30, 2013, Catherine Ashton, the European Union's High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, and Karel De Gucht,the Commissioner for Trade, expressed the EU's commitment to assisting Bangladeshi authorities On March 26, 2013, the Brazilian Federal Senate unanimously approved, on a second and final round, a constitutional amendment that extends to household workers the same rights and duties of all workers who are regulated by On February 21, 2013, the Supreme Court of Israel rendered a decision in a case lodged by a plaintiff whose candidacy for the position of regional distributor with Mifal Hapais, a public body that enjoys the The Tel Aviv Regional Labor Court recently rejected a lawsuit brought by a graphic designer against her former employer for compensation for having been laid off, sick A Belgian law of December 27, 2012, published in the State Gazette on December 31, became effective on January 10, 2013. Among its provisions are rules on the hiring out of workers to other On December 7, 2012, President Lukashenko of Belarus issued a decree entitled "Additional Measures to Develop the Lumber Industry." (Text [in Russian], President of the Republic of Belarus website (last visited Jan. Federal Law No. 185 on Amendments to Federal Laws on the Status of Foreigners and on Education entered into force on December 1, 2012. (ROSSIISKAIA GAZETA No. 262 (Nov. 14, 2012) [official publication, in Russian].)Under On November 15, 2012, Indonesia's Manpower and Transmigration Ministry published a decree that limits the use of contract workers. The new decree has been sent on to the Justice and Human Rights Ministry for review before Near the end of its regular session in September 2012, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted the Act on Special Measures to Help Single Parents Have Jobs (Boshi katei no haha oyobi fushi katei no chichi no On August 27, 2012, Israel's Supreme Court, sitting as a High Court of Justice in an extended bench of seven justices, voided an order issued by the The Executive Yuan (Cabinet) has approved a proposal put forward by the Council of Labor Affairs (CLA) to increase the minimum hourly wage in Taiwan from NT$103 (about US$3.50) to NT$109 (about US$3.71). The raise is The Convention on Domestic Workers, a United Nations treaty providing international standards aimed at improving the lives of domestic workers around the world, will come into effect next year. The ratification of the document by two Taiwan's Council of Labor Affairs (CLA), a Cabinet-level agency in charge of labor matters at the national level, announced on August 9, 2012, that Taiwan's minimum hourly wage will be increased in two phases, from NT$103 Since its promulgation in 1994, the first Labor Code of Vietnam (International Labor Organization, NATLEX) has been amended three times, in 2002, 2006, and 2007. In 2012, the Code was amended again after approval by On April 28, 2012, China's State Council published the Special Provisions on Labor Protection of Female Employees (text in Chinese, Central People's Government of the People's Republic of China website (May 7, 2012)). Aiming According to Dilan Perera, the Sri Lankan Minister of Foreign Employment Promotion and Welfare, Oman and Sri Lanka are planning to sign a Memorandum of Understanding on manpower issues. On the whole, Perera said, conditions are On April 26, 2012, several Indonesian officials made a formal protest to Malaysia over the shooting deaths of three Indonesian migrant workers in Malaysia in late March. This followed a request by Muhaimin Iskandar, the Minister On March 13, 2012, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Law for Extending Proper Representation to Members of the Druze Community in Public Service (Amendments) 5772-2012 (the Knesset website (last visited Mar. 20, 2012)). The On January 17, 2012, Indonesia's Constitutional Court ruled that outsourcing labor, which in this context means hiring workers on short-term contracts without benefits, is unconstitutional. The idea behind this decision is that workers have "the right In 2009, following reports of Indonesian domestic workers being abused in Malaysia, a ban on sending migrant laborers there was instituted. On November 30, 2011, the Indonesian government announced an end to the moratorium. On October 11, 2011, Brazilian President Dilma Roussef signed into law legislation that amends the Consolidation of Labor Laws (Decreto-Lei No. 5.452, de 1 de Maio de 1943). According to Law No. 12,506 of October 11, On July 21, 2011, the Council of Labor Affairs (CLA) announced its decision on a proposal to increase Taiwan's monthly minimum wage by 5.03%. If approved by Taiwan's Executive Yuan (Cabinet), the increase from NT$17,880 (about On June 6, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Prevention of Employment of Sex Offenders in Specific Institutions (Amendment No. 7) Law, 5771-2011. The Amendment Law adds the new category of "helpless persons" to groups On May 1, 2011, Hong Kong's Minimum Wage Ordinance took effect; under it a HK$28 (about US$3.6) per hour minimum wage rate is enforced. (Minimum Wage Ordinance (Cap. 608), Hong Kong Department of Justice Bilingual On April 13, 2011, Israel's High Court of Justice accepted a petition to void a procedure that required female foreign workers, in the absence of unusual humanitarian circumstances, to leave the country with their newborns within On April 19, 2011, the District Court of Athens upheld the decision of an airline company that had fired a female employee for visiting the social networking website "Facebook" for extended periods of time during working On March 28, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Expansion of Appropriate Representation of Members of the Ethiopian Community in the Public Sector (Legislative Amendments) Law, 5761-2011. The Law amends various pieces of legislation on In January 2011, the Cabinet of the Sri Lankan government approved a proposal to raise the minimum legal age of employment for migrant domestic workers from Sri Lanka, making it 21 rather than 18. The new On January 21, 2011, the Minister of Labor of Saudi Arabia announced that the government has no intention of abolishing the sponsorship system in the Kingdom. Known as kafala, the sponsorship system includes a pledge by It was reported on January 13, 2011, that Jonathan Goodluck, President of Nigeria, has forwarded a bill to amend the law on the national minimum wage to the National Assembly for floor action (Minimum Wage Bill Turkey's Minimum Wage Commission announced on December 28, 2010, that the country's new minimum wage as of January 2011 will be TL796.50 (about US$515) a month, making the monthly net after-tax income of minimum wage earners On November 15, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) extended the authority enjoyed by supervisors appointed under the Foreign Workers Law, 5751-1991 by the Minister of Industry, Trade and Employment and by the Minister of the Interior. On July 21, 2010, Israel's parliament, the Knesset, passed an amendment to the Youth Labor Law (Amendment No. 14). The amendment prohibits the employment during school hours of young people who are in the 11th and Chile's Labor Code was amended on March 29, 2008, to include provisions establishing that final trial decisions in labor cases may be challenged exclusively by the annulment recourse. The recourse, which suspends application of the trial On July 13, 2010, the European Commission, as part of a package of measures proposed in 2005 and endorsed in 2008 to regulate legal migration, adopted a draft directive designed to establish common minimum standards for On June 1, 2010, the Legislative Yuan of the Republic of China (or Taiwan) approved amendments to Taiwan's Labor Union Law that, in conjunction with the 2008 amended Collective Bargaining Agreement Law and 2009 amended Settlement... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 10 Jun 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402039_text Global Legal Monitor: Brazil: Employers Can No Longer Test Employees for HIV http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402018_text Labor - The Government of Nigeria has adopted a draft policy to address the child labor issues that affect over six million children in the country. (Talatu Usman, Nigeria Adopts Draft National Policy on Child On September 5, 2013, the Domestic Workers Convention came into effect. It extends basic labor rights to domestic workers worldwide. The Convention, developed by the International Labour Organization (ILO), had to be ratified by two ILO The Maritime Labour Convention of 2006 came into force on August 20, 2013, having been ratified by 47 countries. (MLC Maritime Labour Convention 2006, NORMLEX (International Labour Organization (ILO) website); Ratifications of MLC On May 30, 2013, Beijing municipal employment authorities gave notice of a new requirement, effective as of July 1, for foreigners seeking work permits in Beijing. The foreign applicants must provide a Certificate of The repeal of a January 2013 law limiting unemployment benefits to a two-year period means that Denmark's unemployed will now be able to receive funds for four years through a two-year extension of the benefit period. On May 28, 2013, Lita Anggraini, the coordinator of the Indonesian National Network for Domestic Workers Advocacy (Jala PRT, an NGO network) urged the country's legislature to finalize the draft law on protection of domestic workers. In a statement issued on April 30, 2013, Catherine Ashton, the European Union's High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, and Karel De Gucht,the Commissioner for Trade, expressed the EU's commitment to assisting Bangladeshi authorities On March 26, 2013, the Brazilian Federal Senate unanimously approved, on a second and final round, a constitutional amendment that extends to household workers the same rights and duties of all workers who are regulated by On February 21, 2013, the Supreme Court of Israel rendered a decision in a case lodged by a plaintiff whose candidacy for the position of regional distributor with Mifal Hapais, a public body that enjoys the The Tel Aviv Regional Labor Court recently rejected a lawsuit brought by a graphic designer against her former employer for compensation for having been laid off, sick A Belgian law of December 27, 2012, published in the State Gazette on December 31, became effective on January 10, 2013. Among its provisions are rules on the hiring out of workers to other On December 7, 2012, President Lukashenko of Belarus issued a decree entitled "Additional Measures to Develop the Lumber Industry." (Text [in Russian], President of the Republic of Belarus website (last visited Jan. Federal Law No. 185 on Amendments to Federal Laws on the Status of Foreigners and on Education entered into force on December 1, 2012. (ROSSIISKAIA GAZETA No. 262 (Nov. 14, 2012) [official publication, in Russian].)Under On November 15, 2012, Indonesia's Manpower and Transmigration Ministry published a decree that limits the use of contract workers. The new decree has been sent on to the Justice and Human Rights Ministry for review before Near the end of its regular session in September 2012, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted the Act on Special Measures to Help Single Parents Have Jobs (Boshi katei no haha oyobi fushi katei no chichi no On August 27, 2012, Israel's Supreme Court, sitting as a High Court of Justice in an extended bench of seven justices, voided an order issued by the The Executive Yuan (Cabinet) has approved a proposal put forward by the Council of Labor Affairs (CLA) to increase the minimum hourly wage in Taiwan from NT$103 (about US$3.50) to NT$109 (about US$3.71). The raise is The Convention on Domestic Workers, a United Nations treaty providing international standards aimed at improving the lives of domestic workers around the world, will come into effect next year. The ratification of the document by two Taiwan's Council of Labor Affairs (CLA), a Cabinet-level agency in charge of labor matters at the national level, announced on August 9, 2012, that Taiwan's minimum hourly wage will be increased in two phases, from NT$103 Since its promulgation in 1994, the first Labor Code of Vietnam (International Labor Organization, NATLEX) has been amended three times, in 2002, 2006, and 2007. In 2012, the Code was amended again after approval by On April 28, 2012, China's State Council published the Special Provisions on Labor Protection of Female Employees (text in Chinese, Central People's Government of the People's Republic of China website (May 7, 2012)). Aiming According to Dilan Perera, the Sri Lankan Minister of Foreign Employment Promotion and Welfare, Oman and Sri Lanka are planning to sign a Memorandum of Understanding on manpower issues. On the whole, Perera said, conditions are On April 26, 2012, several Indonesian officials made a formal protest to Malaysia over the shooting deaths of three Indonesian migrant workers in Malaysia in late March. This followed a request by Muhaimin Iskandar, the Minister On March 13, 2012, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Law for Extending Proper Representation to Members of the Druze Community in Public Service (Amendments) 5772-2012 (the Knesset website (last visited Mar. 20, 2012)). The On January 17, 2012, Indonesia's Constitutional Court ruled that outsourcing labor, which in this context means hiring workers on short-term contracts without benefits, is unconstitutional. The idea behind this decision is that workers have "the right In 2009, following reports of Indonesian domestic workers being abused in Malaysia, a ban on sending migrant laborers there was instituted. On November 30, 2011, the Indonesian government announced an end to the moratorium. On October 11, 2011, Brazilian President Dilma Roussef signed into law legislation that amends the Consolidation of Labor Laws (Decreto-Lei No. 5.452, de 1 de Maio de 1943). According to Law No. 12,506 of October 11, On July 21, 2011, the Council of Labor Affairs (CLA) announced its decision on a proposal to increase Taiwan's monthly minimum wage by 5.03%. If approved by Taiwan's Executive Yuan (Cabinet), the increase from NT$17,880 (about On June 6, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Prevention of Employment of Sex Offenders in Specific Institutions (Amendment No. 7) Law, 5771-2011. The Amendment Law adds the new category of "helpless persons" to groups On May 1, 2011, Hong Kong's Minimum Wage Ordinance took effect; under it a HK$28 (about US$3.6) per hour minimum wage rate is enforced. (Minimum Wage Ordinance (Cap. 608), Hong Kong Department of Justice Bilingual On April 13, 2011, Israel's High Court of Justice accepted a petition to void a procedure that required female foreign workers, in the absence of unusual humanitarian circumstances, to leave the country with their newborns within On April 19, 2011, the District Court of Athens upheld the decision of an airline company that had fired a female employee for visiting the social networking website "Facebook" for extended periods of time during working On March 28, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Expansion of Appropriate Representation of Members of the Ethiopian Community in the Public Sector (Legislative Amendments) Law, 5761-2011. The Law amends various pieces of legislation on In January 2011, the Cabinet of the Sri Lankan government approved a proposal to raise the minimum legal age of employment for migrant domestic workers from Sri Lanka, making it 21 rather than 18. The new On January 21, 2011, the Minister of Labor of Saudi Arabia announced that the government has no intention of abolishing the sponsorship system in the Kingdom. Known as kafala, the sponsorship system includes a pledge by It was reported on January 13, 2011, that Jonathan Goodluck, President of Nigeria, has forwarded a bill to amend the law on the national minimum wage to the National Assembly for floor action (Minimum Wage Bill Turkey's Minimum Wage Commission announced on December 28, 2010, that the country's new minimum wage as of January 2011 will be TL796.50 (about US$515) a month, making the monthly net after-tax income of minimum wage earners On November 15, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) extended the authority enjoyed by supervisors appointed under the Foreign Workers Law, 5751-1991 by the Minister of Industry, Trade and Employment and by the Minister of the Interior. On July 21, 2010, Israel's parliament, the Knesset, passed an amendment to the Youth Labor Law (Amendment No. 14). The amendment prohibits the employment during school hours of young people who are in the 11th and Chile's Labor Code was amended on March 29, 2008, to include provisions establishing that final trial decisions in labor cases may be challenged exclusively by the annulment recourse. The recourse, which suspends application of the trial On July 13, 2010, the European Commission, as part of a package of measures proposed in 2005 and endorsed in 2008 to regulate legal migration, adopted a draft directive designed to establish common minimum standards for On June 1, 2010, the Legislative Yuan of the Republic of China (or Taiwan) approved amendments to Taiwan's Labor Union Law that, in conjunction with the 2008 amended Collective Bargaining Agreement Law and 2009 amended Settlement According to an administrative act (portaria) issued on May 31, 2010, by the Ministry of Employment, Brazilian companies are now prohibited from requiring prospective employees to be tested for HIV during the hiring process or by... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 02 Jun 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402018_text Global Legal Monitor: Rwanda: Government Drafting Law to Improve Working Conditions for Women http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401993_text Labor - The Government of Nigeria has adopted a draft policy to address the child labor issues that affect over six million children in the country. (Talatu Usman, Nigeria Adopts Draft National Policy on Child On September 5, 2013, the Domestic Workers Convention came into effect. It extends basic labor rights to domestic workers worldwide. The Convention, developed by the International Labour Organization (ILO), had to be ratified by two ILO The Maritime Labour Convention of 2006 came into force on August 20, 2013, having been ratified by 47 countries. (MLC Maritime Labour Convention 2006, NORMLEX (International Labour Organization (ILO) website); Ratifications of MLC On May 30, 2013, Beijing municipal employment authorities gave notice of a new requirement, effective as of July 1, for foreigners seeking work permits in Beijing. The foreign applicants must provide a Certificate of The repeal of a January 2013 law limiting unemployment benefits to a two-year period means that Denmark's unemployed will now be able to receive funds for four years through a two-year extension of the benefit period. On May 28, 2013, Lita Anggraini, the coordinator of the Indonesian National Network for Domestic Workers Advocacy (Jala PRT, an NGO network) urged the country's legislature to finalize the draft law on protection of domestic workers. In a statement issued on April 30, 2013, Catherine Ashton, the European Union's High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, and Karel De Gucht,the Commissioner for Trade, expressed the EU's commitment to assisting Bangladeshi authorities On March 26, 2013, the Brazilian Federal Senate unanimously approved, on a second and final round, a constitutional amendment that extends to household workers the same rights and duties of all workers who are regulated by On February 21, 2013, the Supreme Court of Israel rendered a decision in a case lodged by a plaintiff whose candidacy for the position of regional distributor with Mifal Hapais, a public body that enjoys the The Tel Aviv Regional Labor Court recently rejected a lawsuit brought by a graphic designer against her former employer for compensation for having been laid off, sick A Belgian law of December 27, 2012, published in the State Gazette on December 31, became effective on January 10, 2013. Among its provisions are rules on the hiring out of workers to other On December 7, 2012, President Lukashenko of Belarus issued a decree entitled "Additional Measures to Develop the Lumber Industry." (Text [in Russian], President of the Republic of Belarus website (last visited Jan. Federal Law No. 185 on Amendments to Federal Laws on the Status of Foreigners and on Education entered into force on December 1, 2012. (ROSSIISKAIA GAZETA No. 262 (Nov. 14, 2012) [official publication, in Russian].)Under On November 15, 2012, Indonesia's Manpower and Transmigration Ministry published a decree that limits the use of contract workers. The new decree has been sent on to the Justice and Human Rights Ministry for review before Near the end of its regular session in September 2012, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted the Act on Special Measures to Help Single Parents Have Jobs (Boshi katei no haha oyobi fushi katei no chichi no On August 27, 2012, Israel's Supreme Court, sitting as a High Court of Justice in an extended bench of seven justices, voided an order issued by the The Executive Yuan (Cabinet) has approved a proposal put forward by the Council of Labor Affairs (CLA) to increase the minimum hourly wage in Taiwan from NT$103 (about US$3.50) to NT$109 (about US$3.71). The raise is The Convention on Domestic Workers, a United Nations treaty providing international standards aimed at improving the lives of domestic workers around the world, will come into effect next year. The ratification of the document by two Taiwan's Council of Labor Affairs (CLA), a Cabinet-level agency in charge of labor matters at the national level, announced on August 9, 2012, that Taiwan's minimum hourly wage will be increased in two phases, from NT$103 Since its promulgation in 1994, the first Labor Code of Vietnam (International Labor Organization, NATLEX) has been amended three times, in 2002, 2006, and 2007. In 2012, the Code was amended again after approval by On April 28, 2012, China's State Council published the Special Provisions on Labor Protection of Female Employees (text in Chinese, Central People's Government of the People's Republic of China website (May 7, 2012)). Aiming According to Dilan Perera, the Sri Lankan Minister of Foreign Employment Promotion and Welfare, Oman and Sri Lanka are planning to sign a Memorandum of Understanding on manpower issues. On the whole, Perera said, conditions are On April 26, 2012, several Indonesian officials made a formal protest to Malaysia over the shooting deaths of three Indonesian migrant workers in Malaysia in late March. This followed a request by Muhaimin Iskandar, the Minister On March 13, 2012, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Law for Extending Proper Representation to Members of the Druze Community in Public Service (Amendments) 5772-2012 (the Knesset website (last visited Mar. 20, 2012)). The On January 17, 2012, Indonesia's Constitutional Court ruled that outsourcing labor, which in this context means hiring workers on short-term contracts without benefits, is unconstitutional. The idea behind this decision is that workers have "the right In 2009, following reports of Indonesian domestic workers being abused in Malaysia, a ban on sending migrant laborers there was instituted. On November 30, 2011, the Indonesian government announced an end to the moratorium. On October 11, 2011, Brazilian President Dilma Roussef signed into law legislation that amends the Consolidation of Labor Laws (Decreto-Lei No. 5.452, de 1 de Maio de 1943). According to Law No. 12,506 of October 11, On July 21, 2011, the Council of Labor Affairs (CLA) announced its decision on a proposal to increase Taiwan's monthly minimum wage by 5.03%. If approved by Taiwan's Executive Yuan (Cabinet), the increase from NT$17,880 (about On June 6, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Prevention of Employment of Sex Offenders in Specific Institutions (Amendment No. 7) Law, 5771-2011. The Amendment Law adds the new category of "helpless persons" to groups On May 1, 2011, Hong Kong's Minimum Wage Ordinance took effect; under it a HK$28 (about US$3.6) per hour minimum wage rate is enforced. (Minimum Wage Ordinance (Cap. 608), Hong Kong Department of Justice Bilingual On April 13, 2011, Israel's High Court of Justice accepted a petition to void a procedure that required female foreign workers, in the absence of unusual humanitarian circumstances, to leave the country with their newborns within On April 19, 2011, the District Court of Athens upheld the decision of an airline company that had fired a female employee for visiting the social networking website "Facebook" for extended periods of time during working On March 28, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Expansion of Appropriate Representation of Members of the Ethiopian Community in the Public Sector (Legislative Amendments) Law, 5761-2011. The Law amends various pieces of legislation on In January 2011, the Cabinet of the Sri Lankan government approved a proposal to raise the minimum legal age of employment for migrant domestic workers from Sri Lanka, making it 21 rather than 18. The new On January 21, 2011, the Minister of Labor of Saudi Arabia announced that the government has no intention of abolishing the sponsorship system in the Kingdom. Known as kafala, the sponsorship system includes a pledge by It was reported on January 13, 2011, that Jonathan Goodluck, President of Nigeria, has forwarded a bill to amend the law on the national minimum wage to the National Assembly for floor action (Minimum Wage Bill Turkey's Minimum Wage Commission announced on December 28, 2010, that the country's new minimum wage as of January 2011 will be TL796.50 (about US$515) a month, making the monthly net after-tax income of minimum wage earners On November 15, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) extended the authority enjoyed by supervisors appointed under the Foreign Workers Law, 5751-1991 by the Minister of Industry, Trade and Employment and by the Minister of the Interior. On July 21, 2010, Israel's parliament, the Knesset, passed an amendment to the Youth Labor Law (Amendment No. 14). The amendment prohibits the employment during school hours of young people who are in the 11th and Chile's Labor Code was amended on March 29, 2008, to include provisions establishing that final trial decisions in labor cases may be challenged exclusively by the annulment recourse. The recourse, which suspends application of the trial On July 13, 2010, the European Commission, as part of a package of measures proposed in 2005 and endorsed in 2008 to regulate legal migration, adopted a draft directive designed to establish common minimum standards for On June 1, 2010, the Legislative Yuan of the Republic of China (or Taiwan) approved amendments to Taiwan's Labor Union Law that, in conjunction with the 2008 amended Collective Bargaining Agreement Law and 2009 amended Settlement According to an administrative act (portaria) issued on May 31, 2010, by the Ministry of Employment, Brazilian companies are now prohibited from requiring prospective employees to be tested for HIV during the hiring process or by It was reported on May 14, 2010, that the Ministry of Public Services and Labor (MIFOTRA) of Rwanda is in the process of drafting a new law which, if passed, will put in place safeguards to... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 20 May 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401993_text Global Legal Monitor: International Labour Organization; Netherlands: Conference on Child Labor http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401973_text Labor - The Government of Nigeria has adopted a draft policy to address the child labor issues that affect over six million children in the country. (Talatu Usman, Nigeria Adopts Draft National Policy on Child On September 5, 2013, the Domestic Workers Convention came into effect. It extends basic labor rights to domestic workers worldwide. The Convention, developed by the International Labour Organization (ILO), had to be ratified by two ILO The Maritime Labour Convention of 2006 came into force on August 20, 2013, having been ratified by 47 countries. (MLC Maritime Labour Convention 2006, NORMLEX (International Labour Organization (ILO) website); Ratifications of MLC On May 30, 2013, Beijing municipal employment authorities gave notice of a new requirement, effective as of July 1, for foreigners seeking work permits in Beijing. The foreign applicants must provide a Certificate of The repeal of a January 2013 law limiting unemployment benefits to a two-year period means that Denmark's unemployed will now be able to receive funds for four years through a two-year extension of the benefit period. On May 28, 2013, Lita Anggraini, the coordinator of the Indonesian National Network for Domestic Workers Advocacy (Jala PRT, an NGO network) urged the country's legislature to finalize the draft law on protection of domestic workers. In a statement issued on April 30, 2013, Catherine Ashton, the European Union's High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, and Karel De Gucht,the Commissioner for Trade, expressed the EU's commitment to assisting Bangladeshi authorities On March 26, 2013, the Brazilian Federal Senate unanimously approved, on a second and final round, a constitutional amendment that extends to household workers the same rights and duties of all workers who are regulated by On February 21, 2013, the Supreme Court of Israel rendered a decision in a case lodged by a plaintiff whose candidacy for the position of regional distributor with Mifal Hapais, a public body that enjoys the The Tel Aviv Regional Labor Court recently rejected a lawsuit brought by a graphic designer against her former employer for compensation for having been laid off, sick A Belgian law of December 27, 2012, published in the State Gazette on December 31, became effective on January 10, 2013. Among its provisions are rules on the hiring out of workers to other On December 7, 2012, President Lukashenko of Belarus issued a decree entitled "Additional Measures to Develop the Lumber Industry." (Text [in Russian], President of the Republic of Belarus website (last visited Jan. Federal Law No. 185 on Amendments to Federal Laws on the Status of Foreigners and on Education entered into force on December 1, 2012. (ROSSIISKAIA GAZETA No. 262 (Nov. 14, 2012) [official publication, in Russian].)Under On November 15, 2012, Indonesia's Manpower and Transmigration Ministry published a decree that limits the use of contract workers. The new decree has been sent on to the Justice and Human Rights Ministry for review before Near the end of its regular session in September 2012, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted the Act on Special Measures to Help Single Parents Have Jobs (Boshi katei no haha oyobi fushi katei no chichi no On August 27, 2012, Israel's Supreme Court, sitting as a High Court of Justice in an extended bench of seven justices, voided an order issued by the The Executive Yuan (Cabinet) has approved a proposal put forward by the Council of Labor Affairs (CLA) to increase the minimum hourly wage in Taiwan from NT$103 (about US$3.50) to NT$109 (about US$3.71). The raise is The Convention on Domestic Workers, a United Nations treaty providing international standards aimed at improving the lives of domestic workers around the world, will come into effect next year. The ratification of the document by two Taiwan's Council of Labor Affairs (CLA), a Cabinet-level agency in charge of labor matters at the national level, announced on August 9, 2012, that Taiwan's minimum hourly wage will be increased in two phases, from NT$103 Since its promulgation in 1994, the first Labor Code of Vietnam (International Labor Organization, NATLEX) has been amended three times, in 2002, 2006, and 2007. In 2012, the Code was amended again after approval by On April 28, 2012, China's State Council published the Special Provisions on Labor Protection of Female Employees (text in Chinese, Central People's Government of the People's Republic of China website (May 7, 2012)). Aiming According to Dilan Perera, the Sri Lankan Minister of Foreign Employment Promotion and Welfare, Oman and Sri Lanka are planning to sign a Memorandum of Understanding on manpower issues. On the whole, Perera said, conditions are On April 26, 2012, several Indonesian officials made a formal protest to Malaysia over the shooting deaths of three Indonesian migrant workers in Malaysia in late March. This followed a request by Muhaimin Iskandar, the Minister On March 13, 2012, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Law for Extending Proper Representation to Members of the Druze Community in Public Service (Amendments) 5772-2012 (the Knesset website (last visited Mar. 20, 2012)). The On January 17, 2012, Indonesia's Constitutional Court ruled that outsourcing labor, which in this context means hiring workers on short-term contracts without benefits, is unconstitutional. The idea behind this decision is that workers have "the right In 2009, following reports of Indonesian domestic workers being abused in Malaysia, a ban on sending migrant laborers there was instituted. On November 30, 2011, the Indonesian government announced an end to the moratorium. On October 11, 2011, Brazilian President Dilma Roussef signed into law legislation that amends the Consolidation of Labor Laws (Decreto-Lei No. 5.452, de 1 de Maio de 1943). According to Law No. 12,506 of October 11, On July 21, 2011, the Council of Labor Affairs (CLA) announced its decision on a proposal to increase Taiwan's monthly minimum wage by 5.03%. If approved by Taiwan's Executive Yuan (Cabinet), the increase from NT$17,880 (about On June 6, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Prevention of Employment of Sex Offenders in Specific Institutions (Amendment No. 7) Law, 5771-2011. The Amendment Law adds the new category of "helpless persons" to groups On May 1, 2011, Hong Kong's Minimum Wage Ordinance took effect; under it a HK$28 (about US$3.6) per hour minimum wage rate is enforced. (Minimum Wage Ordinance (Cap. 608), Hong Kong Department of Justice Bilingual On April 13, 2011, Israel's High Court of Justice accepted a petition to void a procedure that required female foreign workers, in the absence of unusual humanitarian circumstances, to leave the country with their newborns within On April 19, 2011, the District Court of Athens upheld the decision of an airline company that had fired a female employee for visiting the social networking website "Facebook" for extended periods of time during working On March 28, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Expansion of Appropriate Representation of Members of the Ethiopian Community in the Public Sector (Legislative Amendments) Law, 5761-2011. The Law amends various pieces of legislation on In January 2011, the Cabinet of the Sri Lankan government approved a proposal to raise the minimum legal age of employment for migrant domestic workers from Sri Lanka, making it 21 rather than 18. The new On January 21, 2011, the Minister of Labor of Saudi Arabia announced that the government has no intention of abolishing the sponsorship system in the Kingdom. Known as kafala, the sponsorship system includes a pledge by It was reported on January 13, 2011, that Jonathan Goodluck, President of Nigeria, has forwarded a bill to amend the law on the national minimum wage to the National Assembly for floor action (Minimum Wage Bill Turkey's Minimum Wage Commission announced on December 28, 2010, that the country's new minimum wage as of January 2011 will be TL796.50 (about US$515) a month, making the monthly net after-tax income of minimum wage earners On November 15, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) extended the authority enjoyed by supervisors appointed under the Foreign Workers Law, 5751-1991 by the Minister of Industry, Trade and Employment and by the Minister of the Interior. On July 21, 2010, Israel's parliament, the Knesset, passed an amendment to the Youth Labor Law (Amendment No. 14). The amendment prohibits the employment during school hours of young people who are in the 11th and Chile's Labor Code was amended on March 29, 2008, to include provisions establishing that final trial decisions in labor cases may be challenged exclusively by the annulment recourse. The recourse, which suspends application of the trial On July 13, 2010, the European Commission, as part of a package of measures proposed in 2005 and endorsed in 2008 to regulate legal migration, adopted a draft directive designed to establish common minimum standards for On June 1, 2010, the Legislative Yuan of the Republic of China (or Taiwan) approved amendments to Taiwan's Labor Union Law that, in conjunction with the 2008 amended Collective Bargaining Agreement Law and 2009 amended Settlement According to an administrative act (portaria) issued on May 31, 2010, by the Ministry of Employment, Brazilian companies are now prohibited from requiring prospective employees to be tested for HIV during the hiring process or by It was reported on May 14, 2010, that the Ministry of Public Services and Labor (MIFOTRA) of Rwanda is in the process of drafting a new law which, if passed, will put in place safeguards to On May 10, 2010, a two-day conference opened in The Hague to discuss a campaign to end the worst forms of child labor. The conference's 450 participants from 80 countries have called for these practices... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 11 May 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401973_text Global Legal Monitor: United States: Agency Rescinds Employment Regulations Targeting Employers of Immigrants http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401627_text Labor - The Government of Nigeria has adopted a draft policy to address the child labor issues that affect over six million children in the country. (Talatu Usman, Nigeria Adopts Draft National Policy on Child On September 5, 2013, the Domestic Workers Convention came into effect. It extends basic labor rights to domestic workers worldwide. The Convention, developed by the International Labour Organization (ILO), had to be ratified by two ILO The Maritime Labour Convention of 2006 came into force on August 20, 2013, having been ratified by 47 countries. (MLC Maritime Labour Convention 2006, NORMLEX (International Labour Organization (ILO) website); Ratifications of MLC On May 30, 2013, Beijing municipal employment authorities gave notice of a new requirement, effective as of July 1, for foreigners seeking work permits in Beijing. The foreign applicants must provide a Certificate of The repeal of a January 2013 law limiting unemployment benefits to a two-year period means that Denmark's unemployed will now be able to receive funds for four years through a two-year extension of the benefit period. On May 28, 2013, Lita Anggraini, the coordinator of the Indonesian National Network for Domestic Workers Advocacy (Jala PRT, an NGO network) urged the country's legislature to finalize the draft law on protection of domestic workers. In a statement issued on April 30, 2013, Catherine Ashton, the European Union's High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, and Karel De Gucht,the Commissioner for Trade, expressed the EU's commitment to assisting Bangladeshi authorities On March 26, 2013, the Brazilian Federal Senate unanimously approved, on a second and final round, a constitutional amendment that extends to household workers the same rights and duties of all workers who are regulated by On February 21, 2013, the Supreme Court of Israel rendered a decision in a case lodged by a plaintiff whose candidacy for the position of regional distributor with Mifal Hapais, a public body that enjoys the The Tel Aviv Regional Labor Court recently rejected a lawsuit brought by a graphic designer against her former employer for compensation for having been laid off, sick A Belgian law of December 27, 2012, published in the State Gazette on December 31, became effective on January 10, 2013. Among its provisions are rules on the hiring out of workers to other On December 7, 2012, President Lukashenko of Belarus issued a decree entitled "Additional Measures to Develop the Lumber Industry." (Text [in Russian], President of the Republic of Belarus website (last visited Jan. Federal Law No. 185 on Amendments to Federal Laws on the Status of Foreigners and on Education entered into force on December 1, 2012. (ROSSIISKAIA GAZETA No. 262 (Nov. 14, 2012) [official publication, in Russian].)Under On November 15, 2012, Indonesia's Manpower and Transmigration Ministry published a decree that limits the use of contract workers. The new decree has been sent on to the Justice and Human Rights Ministry for review before Near the end of its regular session in September 2012, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted the Act on Special Measures to Help Single Parents Have Jobs (Boshi katei no haha oyobi fushi katei no chichi no On August 27, 2012, Israel's Supreme Court, sitting as a High Court of Justice in an extended bench of seven justices, voided an order issued by the The Executive Yuan (Cabinet) has approved a proposal put forward by the Council of Labor Affairs (CLA) to increase the minimum hourly wage in Taiwan from NT$103 (about US$3.50) to NT$109 (about US$3.71). The raise is The Convention on Domestic Workers, a United Nations treaty providing international standards aimed at improving the lives of domestic workers around the world, will come into effect next year. The ratification of the document by two Taiwan's Council of Labor Affairs (CLA), a Cabinet-level agency in charge of labor matters at the national level, announced on August 9, 2012, that Taiwan's minimum hourly wage will be increased in two phases, from NT$103 Since its promulgation in 1994, the first Labor Code of Vietnam (International Labor Organization, NATLEX) has been amended three times, in 2002, 2006, and 2007. In 2012, the Code was amended again after approval by On April 28, 2012, China's State Council published the Special Provisions on Labor Protection of Female Employees (text in Chinese, Central People's Government of the People's Republic of China website (May 7, 2012)). Aiming According to Dilan Perera, the Sri Lankan Minister of Foreign Employment Promotion and Welfare, Oman and Sri Lanka are planning to sign a Memorandum of Understanding on manpower issues. On the whole, Perera said, conditions are On April 26, 2012, several Indonesian officials made a formal protest to Malaysia over the shooting deaths of three Indonesian migrant workers in Malaysia in late March. This followed a request by Muhaimin Iskandar, the Minister On March 13, 2012, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Law for Extending Proper Representation to Members of the Druze Community in Public Service (Amendments) 5772-2012 (the Knesset website (last visited Mar. 20, 2012)). The On January 17, 2012, Indonesia's Constitutional Court ruled that outsourcing labor, which in this context means hiring workers on short-term contracts without benefits, is unconstitutional. The idea behind this decision is that workers have "the right In 2009, following reports of Indonesian domestic workers being abused in Malaysia, a ban on sending migrant laborers there was instituted. On November 30, 2011, the Indonesian government announced an end to the moratorium. On October 11, 2011, Brazilian President Dilma Roussef signed into law legislation that amends the Consolidation of Labor Laws (Decreto-Lei No. 5.452, de 1 de Maio de 1943). According to Law No. 12,506 of October 11, On July 21, 2011, the Council of Labor Affairs (CLA) announced its decision on a proposal to increase Taiwan's monthly minimum wage by 5.03%. If approved by Taiwan's Executive Yuan (Cabinet), the increase from NT$17,880 (about On June 6, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Prevention of Employment of Sex Offenders in Specific Institutions (Amendment No. 7) Law, 5771-2011. The Amendment Law adds the new category of "helpless persons" to groups On May 1, 2011, Hong Kong's Minimum Wage Ordinance took effect; under it a HK$28 (about US$3.6) per hour minimum wage rate is enforced. (Minimum Wage Ordinance (Cap. 608), Hong Kong Department of Justice Bilingual On April 13, 2011, Israel's High Court of Justice accepted a petition to void a procedure that required female foreign workers, in the absence of unusual humanitarian circumstances, to leave the country with their newborns within On April 19, 2011, the District Court of Athens upheld the decision of an airline company that had fired a female employee for visiting the social networking website "Facebook" for extended periods of time during working On March 28, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Expansion of Appropriate Representation of Members of the Ethiopian Community in the Public Sector (Legislative Amendments) Law, 5761-2011. The Law amends various pieces of legislation on In January 2011, the Cabinet of the Sri Lankan government approved a proposal to raise the minimum legal age of employment for migrant domestic workers from Sri Lanka, making it 21 rather than 18. The new On January 21, 2011, the Minister of Labor of Saudi Arabia announced that the government has no intention of abolishing the sponsorship system in the Kingdom. Known as kafala, the sponsorship system includes a pledge by It was reported on January 13, 2011, that Jonathan Goodluck, President of Nigeria, has forwarded a bill to amend the law on the national minimum wage to the National Assembly for floor action (Minimum Wage Bill Turkey's Minimum Wage Commission announced on December 28, 2010, that the country's new minimum wage as of January 2011 will be TL796.50 (about US$515) a month, making the monthly net after-tax income of minimum wage earners On November 15, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) extended the authority enjoyed by supervisors appointed under the Foreign Workers Law, 5751-1991 by the Minister of Industry, Trade and Employment and by the Minister of the Interior. On July 21, 2010, Israel's parliament, the Knesset, passed an amendment to the Youth Labor Law (Amendment No. 14). The amendment prohibits the employment during school hours of young people who are in the 11th and Chile's Labor Code was amended on March 29, 2008, to include provisions establishing that final trial decisions in labor cases may be challenged exclusively by the annulment recourse. The recourse, which suspends application of the trial On July 13, 2010, the European Commission, as part of a package of measures proposed in 2005 and endorsed in 2008 to regulate legal migration, adopted a draft directive designed to establish common minimum standards for On June 1, 2010, the Legislative Yuan of the Republic of China (or Taiwan) approved amendments to Taiwan's Labor Union Law that, in conjunction with the 2008 amended Collective Bargaining Agreement Law and 2009 amended Settlement According to an administrative act (portaria) issued on May 31, 2010, by the Ministry of Employment, Brazilian companies are now prohibited from requiring prospective employees to be tested for HIV during the hiring process or by It was reported on May 14, 2010, that the Ministry of Public Services and Labor (MIFOTRA) of Rwanda is in the process of drafting a new law which, if passed, will put in place safeguards to On May 10, 2010, a two-day conference opened in The Hague to discuss a campaign to end the worst forms of child labor. The conference's 450 participants from 80 countries have called for these practices The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has rescinded a 2007 regulation intended to prevent employers from employing undocumented immigrants, the enforcement of which had been enjoined by a federal court. The 2007 regulation, known... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 20 Oct 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401627_text Global Legal Monitor: United States: Federal Court Rules State Law Governs NFL Players' Drug Test Results http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401593_text Labor - The Government of Nigeria has adopted a draft policy to address the child labor issues that affect over six million children in the country. (Talatu Usman, Nigeria Adopts Draft National Policy on Child On September 5, 2013, the Domestic Workers Convention came into effect. It extends basic labor rights to domestic workers worldwide. The Convention, developed by the International Labour Organization (ILO), had to be ratified by two ILO The Maritime Labour Convention of 2006 came into force on August 20, 2013, having been ratified by 47 countries. (MLC Maritime Labour Convention 2006, NORMLEX (International Labour Organization (ILO) website); Ratifications of MLC On May 30, 2013, Beijing municipal employment authorities gave notice of a new requirement, effective as of July 1, for foreigners seeking work permits in Beijing. The foreign applicants must provide a Certificate of The repeal of a January 2013 law limiting unemployment benefits to a two-year period means that Denmark's unemployed will now be able to receive funds for four years through a two-year extension of the benefit period. On May 28, 2013, Lita Anggraini, the coordinator of the Indonesian National Network for Domestic Workers Advocacy (Jala PRT, an NGO network) urged the country's legislature to finalize the draft law on protection of domestic workers. In a statement issued on April 30, 2013, Catherine Ashton, the European Union's High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, and Karel De Gucht,the Commissioner for Trade, expressed the EU's commitment to assisting Bangladeshi authorities On March 26, 2013, the Brazilian Federal Senate unanimously approved, on a second and final round, a constitutional amendment that extends to household workers the same rights and duties of all workers who are regulated by On February 21, 2013, the Supreme Court of Israel rendered a decision in a case lodged by a plaintiff whose candidacy for the position of regional distributor with Mifal Hapais, a public body that enjoys the The Tel Aviv Regional Labor Court recently rejected a lawsuit brought by a graphic designer against her former employer for compensation for having been laid off, sick A Belgian law of December 27, 2012, published in the State Gazette on December 31, became effective on January 10, 2013. Among its provisions are rules on the hiring out of workers to other On December 7, 2012, President Lukashenko of Belarus issued a decree entitled "Additional Measures to Develop the Lumber Industry." (Text [in Russian], President of the Republic of Belarus website (last visited Jan. Federal Law No. 185 on Amendments to Federal Laws on the Status of Foreigners and on Education entered into force on December 1, 2012. (ROSSIISKAIA GAZETA No. 262 (Nov. 14, 2012) [official publication, in Russian].)Under On November 15, 2012, Indonesia's Manpower and Transmigration Ministry published a decree that limits the use of contract workers. The new decree has been sent on to the Justice and Human Rights Ministry for review before Near the end of its regular session in September 2012, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted the Act on Special Measures to Help Single Parents Have Jobs (Boshi katei no haha oyobi fushi katei no chichi no On August 27, 2012, Israel's Supreme Court, sitting as a High Court of Justice in an extended bench of seven justices, voided an order issued by the The Executive Yuan (Cabinet) has approved a proposal put forward by the Council of Labor Affairs (CLA) to increase the minimum hourly wage in Taiwan from NT$103 (about US$3.50) to NT$109 (about US$3.71). The raise is The Convention on Domestic Workers, a United Nations treaty providing international standards aimed at improving the lives of domestic workers around the world, will come into effect next year. The ratification of the document by two Taiwan's Council of Labor Affairs (CLA), a Cabinet-level agency in charge of labor matters at the national level, announced on August 9, 2012, that Taiwan's minimum hourly wage will be increased in two phases, from NT$103 Since its promulgation in 1994, the first Labor Code of Vietnam (International Labor Organization, NATLEX) has been amended three times, in 2002, 2006, and 2007. In 2012, the Code was amended again after approval by On April 28, 2012, China's State Council published the Special Provisions on Labor Protection of Female Employees (text in Chinese, Central People's Government of the People's Republic of China website (May 7, 2012)). Aiming According to Dilan Perera, the Sri Lankan Minister of Foreign Employment Promotion and Welfare, Oman and Sri Lanka are planning to sign a Memorandum of Understanding on manpower issues. On the whole, Perera said, conditions are On April 26, 2012, several Indonesian officials made a formal protest to Malaysia over the shooting deaths of three Indonesian migrant workers in Malaysia in late March. This followed a request by Muhaimin Iskandar, the Minister On March 13, 2012, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Law for Extending Proper Representation to Members of the Druze Community in Public Service (Amendments) 5772-2012 (the Knesset website (last visited Mar. 20, 2012)). The On January 17, 2012, Indonesia's Constitutional Court ruled that outsourcing labor, which in this context means hiring workers on short-term contracts without benefits, is unconstitutional. The idea behind this decision is that workers have "the right In 2009, following reports of Indonesian domestic workers being abused in Malaysia, a ban on sending migrant laborers there was instituted. On November 30, 2011, the Indonesian government announced an end to the moratorium. On October 11, 2011, Brazilian President Dilma Roussef signed into law legislation that amends the Consolidation of Labor Laws (Decreto-Lei No. 5.452, de 1 de Maio de 1943). According to Law No. 12,506 of October 11, On July 21, 2011, the Council of Labor Affairs (CLA) announced its decision on a proposal to increase Taiwan's monthly minimum wage by 5.03%. If approved by Taiwan's Executive Yuan (Cabinet), the increase from NT$17,880 (about On June 6, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Prevention of Employment of Sex Offenders in Specific Institutions (Amendment No. 7) Law, 5771-2011. The Amendment Law adds the new category of "helpless persons" to groups On May 1, 2011, Hong Kong's Minimum Wage Ordinance took effect; under it a HK$28 (about US$3.6) per hour minimum wage rate is enforced. (Minimum Wage Ordinance (Cap. 608), Hong Kong Department of Justice Bilingual On April 13, 2011, Israel's High Court of Justice accepted a petition to void a procedure that required female foreign workers, in the absence of unusual humanitarian circumstances, to leave the country with their newborns within On April 19, 2011, the District Court of Athens upheld the decision of an airline company that had fired a female employee for visiting the social networking website "Facebook" for extended periods of time during working On March 28, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Expansion of Appropriate Representation of Members of the Ethiopian Community in the Public Sector (Legislative Amendments) Law, 5761-2011. The Law amends various pieces of legislation on In January 2011, the Cabinet of the Sri Lankan government approved a proposal to raise the minimum legal age of employment for migrant domestic workers from Sri Lanka, making it 21 rather than 18. The new On January 21, 2011, the Minister of Labor of Saudi Arabia announced that the government has no intention of abolishing the sponsorship system in the Kingdom. Known as kafala, the sponsorship system includes a pledge by It was reported on January 13, 2011, that Jonathan Goodluck, President of Nigeria, has forwarded a bill to amend the law on the national minimum wage to the National Assembly for floor action (Minimum Wage Bill Turkey's Minimum Wage Commission announced on December 28, 2010, that the country's new minimum wage as of January 2011 will be TL796.50 (about US$515) a month, making the monthly net after-tax income of minimum wage earners On November 15, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) extended the authority enjoyed by supervisors appointed under the Foreign Workers Law, 5751-1991 by the Minister of Industry, Trade and Employment and by the Minister of the Interior. On July 21, 2010, Israel's parliament, the Knesset, passed an amendment to the Youth Labor Law (Amendment No. 14). The amendment prohibits the employment during school hours of young people who are in the 11th and Chile's Labor Code was amended on March 29, 2008, to include provisions establishing that final trial decisions in labor cases may be challenged exclusively by the annulment recourse. The recourse, which suspends application of the trial On July 13, 2010, the European Commission, as part of a package of measures proposed in 2005 and endorsed in 2008 to regulate legal migration, adopted a draft directive designed to establish common minimum standards for On June 1, 2010, the Legislative Yuan of the Republic of China (or Taiwan) approved amendments to Taiwan's Labor Union Law that, in conjunction with the 2008 amended Collective Bargaining Agreement Law and 2009 amended Settlement According to an administrative act (portaria) issued on May 31, 2010, by the Ministry of Employment, Brazilian companies are now prohibited from requiring prospective employees to be tested for HIV during the hiring process or by It was reported on May 14, 2010, that the Ministry of Public Services and Labor (MIFOTRA) of Rwanda is in the process of drafting a new law which, if passed, will put in place safeguards to On May 10, 2010, a two-day conference opened in The Hague to discuss a campaign to end the worst forms of child labor. The conference's 450 participants from 80 countries have called for these practices The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has rescinded a 2007 regulation intended to prevent employers from employing undocumented immigrants, the enforcement of which had been enjoined by a federal court. The 2007 regulation, known A United States federal appeals court has held that National Football League (NFL) players can use state law to challenge penalties for positive tests of substances banned by the league. In 2006, five NFL players,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 02 Oct 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401593_text Global Legal Monitor: Ecuador: Anti-Economic Crisis Strategy for Protection of Employment http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401392_text Labor - The Government of Nigeria has adopted a draft policy to address the child labor issues that affect over six million children in the country. (Talatu Usman, Nigeria Adopts Draft National Policy on Child On September 5, 2013, the Domestic Workers Convention came into effect. It extends basic labor rights to domestic workers worldwide. The Convention, developed by the International Labour Organization (ILO), had to be ratified by two ILO The Maritime Labour Convention of 2006 came into force on August 20, 2013, having been ratified by 47 countries. (MLC Maritime Labour Convention 2006, NORMLEX (International Labour Organization (ILO) website); Ratifications of MLC On May 30, 2013, Beijing municipal employment authorities gave notice of a new requirement, effective as of July 1, for foreigners seeking work permits in Beijing. The foreign applicants must provide a Certificate of The repeal of a January 2013 law limiting unemployment benefits to a two-year period means that Denmark's unemployed will now be able to receive funds for four years through a two-year extension of the benefit period. On May 28, 2013, Lita Anggraini, the coordinator of the Indonesian National Network for Domestic Workers Advocacy (Jala PRT, an NGO network) urged the country's legislature to finalize the draft law on protection of domestic workers. In a statement issued on April 30, 2013, Catherine Ashton, the European Union's High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, and Karel De Gucht,the Commissioner for Trade, expressed the EU's commitment to assisting Bangladeshi authorities On March 26, 2013, the Brazilian Federal Senate unanimously approved, on a second and final round, a constitutional amendment that extends to household workers the same rights and duties of all workers who are regulated by On February 21, 2013, the Supreme Court of Israel rendered a decision in a case lodged by a plaintiff whose candidacy for the position of regional distributor with Mifal Hapais, a public body that enjoys the The Tel Aviv Regional Labor Court recently rejected a lawsuit brought by a graphic designer against her former employer for compensation for having been laid off, sick A Belgian law of December 27, 2012, published in the State Gazette on December 31, became effective on January 10, 2013. Among its provisions are rules on the hiring out of workers to other On December 7, 2012, President Lukashenko of Belarus issued a decree entitled "Additional Measures to Develop the Lumber Industry." (Text [in Russian], President of the Republic of Belarus website (last visited Jan. Federal Law No. 185 on Amendments to Federal Laws on the Status of Foreigners and on Education entered into force on December 1, 2012. (ROSSIISKAIA GAZETA No. 262 (Nov. 14, 2012) [official publication, in Russian].)Under On November 15, 2012, Indonesia's Manpower and Transmigration Ministry published a decree that limits the use of contract workers. The new decree has been sent on to the Justice and Human Rights Ministry for review before Near the end of its regular session in September 2012, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted the Act on Special Measures to Help Single Parents Have Jobs (Boshi katei no haha oyobi fushi katei no chichi no On August 27, 2012, Israel's Supreme Court, sitting as a High Court of Justice in an extended bench of seven justices, voided an order issued by the The Executive Yuan (Cabinet) has approved a proposal put forward by the Council of Labor Affairs (CLA) to increase the minimum hourly wage in Taiwan from NT$103 (about US$3.50) to NT$109 (about US$3.71). The raise is The Convention on Domestic Workers, a United Nations treaty providing international standards aimed at improving the lives of domestic workers around the world, will come into effect next year. The ratification of the document by two Taiwan's Council of Labor Affairs (CLA), a Cabinet-level agency in charge of labor matters at the national level, announced on August 9, 2012, that Taiwan's minimum hourly wage will be increased in two phases, from NT$103 Since its promulgation in 1994, the first Labor Code of Vietnam (International Labor Organization, NATLEX) has been amended three times, in 2002, 2006, and 2007. In 2012, the Code was amended again after approval by On April 28, 2012, China's State Council published the Special Provisions on Labor Protection of Female Employees (text in Chinese, Central People's Government of the People's Republic of China website (May 7, 2012)). Aiming According to Dilan Perera, the Sri Lankan Minister of Foreign Employment Promotion and Welfare, Oman and Sri Lanka are planning to sign a Memorandum of Understanding on manpower issues. On the whole, Perera said, conditions are On April 26, 2012, several Indonesian officials made a formal protest to Malaysia over the shooting deaths of three Indonesian migrant workers in Malaysia in late March. This followed a request by Muhaimin Iskandar, the Minister On March 13, 2012, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Law for Extending Proper Representation to Members of the Druze Community in Public Service (Amendments) 5772-2012 (the Knesset website (last visited Mar. 20, 2012)). The On January 17, 2012, Indonesia's Constitutional Court ruled that outsourcing labor, which in this context means hiring workers on short-term contracts without benefits, is unconstitutional. The idea behind this decision is that workers have "the right In 2009, following reports of Indonesian domestic workers being abused in Malaysia, a ban on sending migrant laborers there was instituted. On November 30, 2011, the Indonesian government announced an end to the moratorium. On October 11, 2011, Brazilian President Dilma Roussef signed into law legislation that amends the Consolidation of Labor Laws (Decreto-Lei No. 5.452, de 1 de Maio de 1943). According to Law No. 12,506 of October 11, On July 21, 2011, the Council of Labor Affairs (CLA) announced its decision on a proposal to increase Taiwan's monthly minimum wage by 5.03%. If approved by Taiwan's Executive Yuan (Cabinet), the increase from NT$17,880 (about On June 6, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Prevention of Employment of Sex Offenders in Specific Institutions (Amendment No. 7) Law, 5771-2011. The Amendment Law adds the new category of "helpless persons" to groups On May 1, 2011, Hong Kong's Minimum Wage Ordinance took effect; under it a HK$28 (about US$3.6) per hour minimum wage rate is enforced. (Minimum Wage Ordinance (Cap. 608), Hong Kong Department of Justice Bilingual On April 13, 2011, Israel's High Court of Justice accepted a petition to void a procedure that required female foreign workers, in the absence of unusual humanitarian circumstances, to leave the country with their newborns within On April 19, 2011, the District Court of Athens upheld the decision of an airline company that had fired a female employee for visiting the social networking website "Facebook" for extended periods of time during working On March 28, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Expansion of Appropriate Representation of Members of the Ethiopian Community in the Public Sector (Legislative Amendments) Law, 5761-2011. The Law amends various pieces of legislation on In January 2011, the Cabinet of the Sri Lankan government approved a proposal to raise the minimum legal age of employment for migrant domestic workers from Sri Lanka, making it 21 rather than 18. The new On January 21, 2011, the Minister of Labor of Saudi Arabia announced that the government has no intention of abolishing the sponsorship system in the Kingdom. Known as kafala, the sponsorship system includes a pledge by It was reported on January 13, 2011, that Jonathan Goodluck, President of Nigeria, has forwarded a bill to amend the law on the national minimum wage to the National Assembly for floor action (Minimum Wage Bill Turkey's Minimum Wage Commission announced on December 28, 2010, that the country's new minimum wage as of January 2011 will be TL796.50 (about US$515) a month, making the monthly net after-tax income of minimum wage earners On November 15, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) extended the authority enjoyed by supervisors appointed under the Foreign Workers Law, 5751-1991 by the Minister of Industry, Trade and Employment and by the Minister of the Interior. On July 21, 2010, Israel's parliament, the Knesset, passed an amendment to the Youth Labor Law (Amendment No. 14). The amendment prohibits the employment during school hours of young people who are in the 11th and Chile's Labor Code was amended on March 29, 2008, to include provisions establishing that final trial decisions in labor cases may be challenged exclusively by the annulment recourse. The recourse, which suspends application of the trial On July 13, 2010, the European Commission, as part of a package of measures proposed in 2005 and endorsed in 2008 to regulate legal migration, adopted a draft directive designed to establish common minimum standards for On June 1, 2010, the Legislative Yuan of the Republic of China (or Taiwan) approved amendments to Taiwan's Labor Union Law that, in conjunction with the 2008 amended Collective Bargaining Agreement Law and 2009 amended Settlement According to an administrative act (portaria) issued on May 31, 2010, by the Ministry of Employment, Brazilian companies are now prohibited from requiring prospective employees to be tested for HIV during the hiring process or by It was reported on May 14, 2010, that the Ministry of Public Services and Labor (MIFOTRA) of Rwanda is in the process of drafting a new law which, if passed, will put in place safeguards to On May 10, 2010, a two-day conference opened in The Hague to discuss a campaign to end the worst forms of child labor. The conference's 450 participants from 80 countries have called for these practices The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has rescinded a 2007 regulation intended to prevent employers from employing undocumented immigrants, the enforcement of which had been enjoined by a federal court. The 2007 regulation, known A United States federal appeals court has held that National Football League (NFL) players can use state law to challenge penalties for positive tests of substances banned by the league. In 2006, five NFL players, Ecuador has adopted a decree that creates a Commission Responsible for the Development, Promotion, and Monitoring of the Implementation of an Anti-Crisis Strategy for the Protection of Employment. The anti-crisis strategy is a systematic set of... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 30 Jun 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401392_text Global Legal Monitor: Russia: Employment Quotas Proposed for the Young http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401347_text Labor - The Government of Nigeria has adopted a draft policy to address the child labor issues that affect over six million children in the country. (Talatu Usman, Nigeria Adopts Draft National Policy on Child On September 5, 2013, the Domestic Workers Convention came into effect. It extends basic labor rights to domestic workers worldwide. The Convention, developed by the International Labour Organization (ILO), had to be ratified by two ILO The Maritime Labour Convention of 2006 came into force on August 20, 2013, having been ratified by 47 countries. (MLC Maritime Labour Convention 2006, NORMLEX (International Labour Organization (ILO) website); Ratifications of MLC On May 30, 2013, Beijing municipal employment authorities gave notice of a new requirement, effective as of July 1, for foreigners seeking work permits in Beijing. The foreign applicants must provide a Certificate of The repeal of a January 2013 law limiting unemployment benefits to a two-year period means that Denmark's unemployed will now be able to receive funds for four years through a two-year extension of the benefit period. On May 28, 2013, Lita Anggraini, the coordinator of the Indonesian National Network for Domestic Workers Advocacy (Jala PRT, an NGO network) urged the country's legislature to finalize the draft law on protection of domestic workers. In a statement issued on April 30, 2013, Catherine Ashton, the European Union's High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, and Karel De Gucht,the Commissioner for Trade, expressed the EU's commitment to assisting Bangladeshi authorities On March 26, 2013, the Brazilian Federal Senate unanimously approved, on a second and final round, a constitutional amendment that extends to household workers the same rights and duties of all workers who are regulated by On February 21, 2013, the Supreme Court of Israel rendered a decision in a case lodged by a plaintiff whose candidacy for the position of regional distributor with Mifal Hapais, a public body that enjoys the The Tel Aviv Regional Labor Court recently rejected a lawsuit brought by a graphic designer against her former employer for compensation for having been laid off, sick A Belgian law of December 27, 2012, published in the State Gazette on December 31, became effective on January 10, 2013. Among its provisions are rules on the hiring out of workers to other On December 7, 2012, President Lukashenko of Belarus issued a decree entitled "Additional Measures to Develop the Lumber Industry." (Text [in Russian], President of the Republic of Belarus website (last visited Jan. Federal Law No. 185 on Amendments to Federal Laws on the Status of Foreigners and on Education entered into force on December 1, 2012. (ROSSIISKAIA GAZETA No. 262 (Nov. 14, 2012) [official publication, in Russian].)Under On November 15, 2012, Indonesia's Manpower and Transmigration Ministry published a decree that limits the use of contract workers. The new decree has been sent on to the Justice and Human Rights Ministry for review before Near the end of its regular session in September 2012, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted the Act on Special Measures to Help Single Parents Have Jobs (Boshi katei no haha oyobi fushi katei no chichi no On August 27, 2012, Israel's Supreme Court, sitting as a High Court of Justice in an extended bench of seven justices, voided an order issued by the The Executive Yuan (Cabinet) has approved a proposal put forward by the Council of Labor Affairs (CLA) to increase the minimum hourly wage in Taiwan from NT$103 (about US$3.50) to NT$109 (about US$3.71). The raise is The Convention on Domestic Workers, a United Nations treaty providing international standards aimed at improving the lives of domestic workers around the world, will come into effect next year. The ratification of the document by two Taiwan's Council of Labor Affairs (CLA), a Cabinet-level agency in charge of labor matters at the national level, announced on August 9, 2012, that Taiwan's minimum hourly wage will be increased in two phases, from NT$103 Since its promulgation in 1994, the first Labor Code of Vietnam (International Labor Organization, NATLEX) has been amended three times, in 2002, 2006, and 2007. In 2012, the Code was amended again after approval by On April 28, 2012, China's State Council published the Special Provisions on Labor Protection of Female Employees (text in Chinese, Central People's Government of the People's Republic of China website (May 7, 2012)). Aiming According to Dilan Perera, the Sri Lankan Minister of Foreign Employment Promotion and Welfare, Oman and Sri Lanka are planning to sign a Memorandum of Understanding on manpower issues. On the whole, Perera said, conditions are On April 26, 2012, several Indonesian officials made a formal protest to Malaysia over the shooting deaths of three Indonesian migrant workers in Malaysia in late March. This followed a request by Muhaimin Iskandar, the Minister On March 13, 2012, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Law for Extending Proper Representation to Members of the Druze Community in Public Service (Amendments) 5772-2012 (the Knesset website (last visited Mar. 20, 2012)). The On January 17, 2012, Indonesia's Constitutional Court ruled that outsourcing labor, which in this context means hiring workers on short-term contracts without benefits, is unconstitutional. The idea behind this decision is that workers have "the right In 2009, following reports of Indonesian domestic workers being abused in Malaysia, a ban on sending migrant laborers there was instituted. On November 30, 2011, the Indonesian government announced an end to the moratorium. On October 11, 2011, Brazilian President Dilma Roussef signed into law legislation that amends the Consolidation of Labor Laws (Decreto-Lei No. 5.452, de 1 de Maio de 1943). According to Law No. 12,506 of October 11, On July 21, 2011, the Council of Labor Affairs (CLA) announced its decision on a proposal to increase Taiwan's monthly minimum wage by 5.03%. If approved by Taiwan's Executive Yuan (Cabinet), the increase from NT$17,880 (about On June 6, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Prevention of Employment of Sex Offenders in Specific Institutions (Amendment No. 7) Law, 5771-2011. The Amendment Law adds the new category of "helpless persons" to groups On May 1, 2011, Hong Kong's Minimum Wage Ordinance took effect; under it a HK$28 (about US$3.6) per hour minimum wage rate is enforced. (Minimum Wage Ordinance (Cap. 608), Hong Kong Department of Justice Bilingual On April 13, 2011, Israel's High Court of Justice accepted a petition to void a procedure that required female foreign workers, in the absence of unusual humanitarian circumstances, to leave the country with their newborns within On April 19, 2011, the District Court of Athens upheld the decision of an airline company that had fired a female employee for visiting the social networking website "Facebook" for extended periods of time during working On March 28, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Expansion of Appropriate Representation of Members of the Ethiopian Community in the Public Sector (Legislative Amendments) Law, 5761-2011. The Law amends various pieces of legislation on In January 2011, the Cabinet of the Sri Lankan government approved a proposal to raise the minimum legal age of employment for migrant domestic workers from Sri Lanka, making it 21 rather than 18. The new On January 21, 2011, the Minister of Labor of Saudi Arabia announced that the government has no intention of abolishing the sponsorship system in the Kingdom. Known as kafala, the sponsorship system includes a pledge by It was reported on January 13, 2011, that Jonathan Goodluck, President of Nigeria, has forwarded a bill to amend the law on the national minimum wage to the National Assembly for floor action (Minimum Wage Bill Turkey's Minimum Wage Commission announced on December 28, 2010, that the country's new minimum wage as of January 2011 will be TL796.50 (about US$515) a month, making the monthly net after-tax income of minimum wage earners On November 15, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) extended the authority enjoyed by supervisors appointed under the Foreign Workers Law, 5751-1991 by the Minister of Industry, Trade and Employment and by the Minister of the Interior. On July 21, 2010, Israel's parliament, the Knesset, passed an amendment to the Youth Labor Law (Amendment No. 14). The amendment prohibits the employment during school hours of young people who are in the 11th and Chile's Labor Code was amended on March 29, 2008, to include provisions establishing that final trial decisions in labor cases may be challenged exclusively by the annulment recourse. The recourse, which suspends application of the trial On July 13, 2010, the European Commission, as part of a package of measures proposed in 2005 and endorsed in 2008 to regulate legal migration, adopted a draft directive designed to establish common minimum standards for On June 1, 2010, the Legislative Yuan of the Republic of China (or Taiwan) approved amendments to Taiwan's Labor Union Law that, in conjunction with the 2008 amended Collective Bargaining Agreement Law and 2009 amended Settlement According to an administrative act (portaria) issued on May 31, 2010, by the Ministry of Employment, Brazilian companies are now prohibited from requiring prospective employees to be tested for HIV during the hiring process or by It was reported on May 14, 2010, that the Ministry of Public Services and Labor (MIFOTRA) of Rwanda is in the process of drafting a new law which, if passed, will put in place safeguards to On May 10, 2010, a two-day conference opened in The Hague to discuss a campaign to end the worst forms of child labor. The conference's 450 participants from 80 countries have called for these practices The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has rescinded a 2007 regulation intended to prevent employers from employing undocumented immigrants, the enforcement of which had been enjoined by a federal court. The 2007 regulation, known A United States federal appeals court has held that National Football League (NFL) players can use state law to challenge penalties for positive tests of substances banned by the league. In 2006, five NFL players, Ecuador has adopted a decree that creates a Commission Responsible for the Development, Promotion, and Monitoring of the Implementation of an Anti-Crisis Strategy for the Protection of Employment. The anti-crisis strategy is a systematic set of The Legislative Assembly of Chelyabinsk (an industrial region in the Ural Mountains that is one of the Russian constituent components) is discussing the First Employment Act, a state law that would provide for additional employment guarantees... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 11 Jun 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401347_text Global Legal Monitor: Taiwan: Draft Bill on Pensions for Private School Employees http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401332_text Labor - The Government of Nigeria has adopted a draft policy to address the child labor issues that affect over six million children in the country. (Talatu Usman, Nigeria Adopts Draft National Policy on Child On September 5, 2013, the Domestic Workers Convention came into effect. It extends basic labor rights to domestic workers worldwide. The Convention, developed by the International Labour Organization (ILO), had to be ratified by two ILO The Maritime Labour Convention of 2006 came into force on August 20, 2013, having been ratified by 47 countries. (MLC Maritime Labour Convention 2006, NORMLEX (International Labour Organization (ILO) website); Ratifications of MLC On May 30, 2013, Beijing municipal employment authorities gave notice of a new requirement, effective as of July 1, for foreigners seeking work permits in Beijing. The foreign applicants must provide a Certificate of The repeal of a January 2013 law limiting unemployment benefits to a two-year period means that Denmark's unemployed will now be able to receive funds for four years through a two-year extension of the benefit period. On May 28, 2013, Lita Anggraini, the coordinator of the Indonesian National Network for Domestic Workers Advocacy (Jala PRT, an NGO network) urged the country's legislature to finalize the draft law on protection of domestic workers. In a statement issued on April 30, 2013, Catherine Ashton, the European Union's High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, and Karel De Gucht,the Commissioner for Trade, expressed the EU's commitment to assisting Bangladeshi authorities On March 26, 2013, the Brazilian Federal Senate unanimously approved, on a second and final round, a constitutional amendment that extends to household workers the same rights and duties of all workers who are regulated by On February 21, 2013, the Supreme Court of Israel rendered a decision in a case lodged by a plaintiff whose candidacy for the position of regional distributor with Mifal Hapais, a public body that enjoys the The Tel Aviv Regional Labor Court recently rejected a lawsuit brought by a graphic designer against her former employer for compensation for having been laid off, sick A Belgian law of December 27, 2012, published in the State Gazette on December 31, became effective on January 10, 2013. Among its provisions are rules on the hiring out of workers to other On December 7, 2012, President Lukashenko of Belarus issued a decree entitled "Additional Measures to Develop the Lumber Industry." (Text [in Russian], President of the Republic of Belarus website (last visited Jan. Federal Law No. 185 on Amendments to Federal Laws on the Status of Foreigners and on Education entered into force on December 1, 2012. (ROSSIISKAIA GAZETA No. 262 (Nov. 14, 2012) [official publication, in Russian].)Under On November 15, 2012, Indonesia's Manpower and Transmigration Ministry published a decree that limits the use of contract workers. The new decree has been sent on to the Justice and Human Rights Ministry for review before Near the end of its regular session in September 2012, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted the Act on Special Measures to Help Single Parents Have Jobs (Boshi katei no haha oyobi fushi katei no chichi no On August 27, 2012, Israel's Supreme Court, sitting as a High Court of Justice in an extended bench of seven justices, voided an order issued by the The Executive Yuan (Cabinet) has approved a proposal put forward by the Council of Labor Affairs (CLA) to increase the minimum hourly wage in Taiwan from NT$103 (about US$3.50) to NT$109 (about US$3.71). The raise is The Convention on Domestic Workers, a United Nations treaty providing international standards aimed at improving the lives of domestic workers around the world, will come into effect next year. The ratification of the document by two Taiwan's Council of Labor Affairs (CLA), a Cabinet-level agency in charge of labor matters at the national level, announced on August 9, 2012, that Taiwan's minimum hourly wage will be increased in two phases, from NT$103 Since its promulgation in 1994, the first Labor Code of Vietnam (International Labor Organization, NATLEX) has been amended three times, in 2002, 2006, and 2007. In 2012, the Code was amended again after approval by On April 28, 2012, China's State Council published the Special Provisions on Labor Protection of Female Employees (text in Chinese, Central People's Government of the People's Republic of China website (May 7, 2012)). Aiming According to Dilan Perera, the Sri Lankan Minister of Foreign Employment Promotion and Welfare, Oman and Sri Lanka are planning to sign a Memorandum of Understanding on manpower issues. On the whole, Perera said, conditions are On April 26, 2012, several Indonesian officials made a formal protest to Malaysia over the shooting deaths of three Indonesian migrant workers in Malaysia in late March. This followed a request by Muhaimin Iskandar, the Minister On March 13, 2012, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Law for Extending Proper Representation to Members of the Druze Community in Public Service (Amendments) 5772-2012 (the Knesset website (last visited Mar. 20, 2012)). The On January 17, 2012, Indonesia's Constitutional Court ruled that outsourcing labor, which in this context means hiring workers on short-term contracts without benefits, is unconstitutional. The idea behind this decision is that workers have "the right In 2009, following reports of Indonesian domestic workers being abused in Malaysia, a ban on sending migrant laborers there was instituted. On November 30, 2011, the Indonesian government announced an end to the moratorium. On October 11, 2011, Brazilian President Dilma Roussef signed into law legislation that amends the Consolidation of Labor Laws (Decreto-Lei No. 5.452, de 1 de Maio de 1943). According to Law No. 12,506 of October 11, On July 21, 2011, the Council of Labor Affairs (CLA) announced its decision on a proposal to increase Taiwan's monthly minimum wage by 5.03%. If approved by Taiwan's Executive Yuan (Cabinet), the increase from NT$17,880 (about On June 6, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Prevention of Employment of Sex Offenders in Specific Institutions (Amendment No. 7) Law, 5771-2011. The Amendment Law adds the new category of "helpless persons" to groups On May 1, 2011, Hong Kong's Minimum Wage Ordinance took effect; under it a HK$28 (about US$3.6) per hour minimum wage rate is enforced. (Minimum Wage Ordinance (Cap. 608), Hong Kong Department of Justice Bilingual On April 13, 2011, Israel's High Court of Justice accepted a petition to void a procedure that required female foreign workers, in the absence of unusual humanitarian circumstances, to leave the country with their newborns within On April 19, 2011, the District Court of Athens upheld the decision of an airline company that had fired a female employee for visiting the social networking website "Facebook" for extended periods of time during working On March 28, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Expansion of Appropriate Representation of Members of the Ethiopian Community in the Public Sector (Legislative Amendments) Law, 5761-2011. The Law amends various pieces of legislation on In January 2011, the Cabinet of the Sri Lankan government approved a proposal to raise the minimum legal age of employment for migrant domestic workers from Sri Lanka, making it 21 rather than 18. The new On January 21, 2011, the Minister of Labor of Saudi Arabia announced that the government has no intention of abolishing the sponsorship system in the Kingdom. Known as kafala, the sponsorship system includes a pledge by It was reported on January 13, 2011, that Jonathan Goodluck, President of Nigeria, has forwarded a bill to amend the law on the national minimum wage to the National Assembly for floor action (Minimum Wage Bill Turkey's Minimum Wage Commission announced on December 28, 2010, that the country's new minimum wage as of January 2011 will be TL796.50 (about US$515) a month, making the monthly net after-tax income of minimum wage earners On November 15, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) extended the authority enjoyed by supervisors appointed under the Foreign Workers Law, 5751-1991 by the Minister of Industry, Trade and Employment and by the Minister of the Interior. On July 21, 2010, Israel's parliament, the Knesset, passed an amendment to the Youth Labor Law (Amendment No. 14). The amendment prohibits the employment during school hours of young people who are in the 11th and Chile's Labor Code was amended on March 29, 2008, to include provisions establishing that final trial decisions in labor cases may be challenged exclusively by the annulment recourse. The recourse, which suspends application of the trial On July 13, 2010, the European Commission, as part of a package of measures proposed in 2005 and endorsed in 2008 to regulate legal migration, adopted a draft directive designed to establish common minimum standards for On June 1, 2010, the Legislative Yuan of the Republic of China (or Taiwan) approved amendments to Taiwan's Labor Union Law that, in conjunction with the 2008 amended Collective Bargaining Agreement Law and 2009 amended Settlement According to an administrative act (portaria) issued on May 31, 2010, by the Ministry of Employment, Brazilian companies are now prohibited from requiring prospective employees to be tested for HIV during the hiring process or by It was reported on May 14, 2010, that the Ministry of Public Services and Labor (MIFOTRA) of Rwanda is in the process of drafting a new law which, if passed, will put in place safeguards to On May 10, 2010, a two-day conference opened in The Hague to discuss a campaign to end the worst forms of child labor. The conference's 450 participants from 80 countries have called for these practices The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has rescinded a 2007 regulation intended to prevent employers from employing undocumented immigrants, the enforcement of which had been enjoined by a federal court. The 2007 regulation, known A United States federal appeals court has held that National Football League (NFL) players can use state law to challenge penalties for positive tests of substances banned by the league. In 2006, five NFL players, Ecuador has adopted a decree that creates a Commission Responsible for the Development, Promotion, and Monitoring of the Implementation of an Anti-Crisis Strategy for the Protection of Employment. The anti-crisis strategy is a systematic set of The Legislative Assembly of Chelyabinsk (an industrial region in the Ural Mountains that is one of the Russian constituent components) is discussing the First Employment Act, a state law that would provide for additional employment guarantees On June 1, 2009, the Legislative Yuan (Taiwan's highest legislative body) passed the preliminary draft of a bill on retirement, compensation, severance, and resignation of private school employees, which would affect more than 60,000 teachers and... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 05 Jun 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401332_text Global Legal Monitor: Rwanda: Labor Law Modified http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401275_text Labor - The Government of Nigeria has adopted a draft policy to address the child labor issues that affect over six million children in the country. (Talatu Usman, Nigeria Adopts Draft National Policy on Child On September 5, 2013, the Domestic Workers Convention came into effect. It extends basic labor rights to domestic workers worldwide. The Convention, developed by the International Labour Organization (ILO), had to be ratified by two ILO The Maritime Labour Convention of 2006 came into force on August 20, 2013, having been ratified by 47 countries. (MLC Maritime Labour Convention 2006, NORMLEX (International Labour Organization (ILO) website); Ratifications of MLC On May 30, 2013, Beijing municipal employment authorities gave notice of a new requirement, effective as of July 1, for foreigners seeking work permits in Beijing. The foreign applicants must provide a Certificate of The repeal of a January 2013 law limiting unemployment benefits to a two-year period means that Denmark's unemployed will now be able to receive funds for four years through a two-year extension of the benefit period. On May 28, 2013, Lita Anggraini, the coordinator of the Indonesian National Network for Domestic Workers Advocacy (Jala PRT, an NGO network) urged the country's legislature to finalize the draft law on protection of domestic workers. In a statement issued on April 30, 2013, Catherine Ashton, the European Union's High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, and Karel De Gucht,the Commissioner for Trade, expressed the EU's commitment to assisting Bangladeshi authorities On March 26, 2013, the Brazilian Federal Senate unanimously approved, on a second and final round, a constitutional amendment that extends to household workers the same rights and duties of all workers who are regulated by On February 21, 2013, the Supreme Court of Israel rendered a decision in a case lodged by a plaintiff whose candidacy for the position of regional distributor with Mifal Hapais, a public body that enjoys the The Tel Aviv Regional Labor Court recently rejected a lawsuit brought by a graphic designer against her former employer for compensation for having been laid off, sick A Belgian law of December 27, 2012, published in the State Gazette on December 31, became effective on January 10, 2013. Among its provisions are rules on the hiring out of workers to other On December 7, 2012, President Lukashenko of Belarus issued a decree entitled "Additional Measures to Develop the Lumber Industry." (Text [in Russian], President of the Republic of Belarus website (last visited Jan. Federal Law No. 185 on Amendments to Federal Laws on the Status of Foreigners and on Education entered into force on December 1, 2012. (ROSSIISKAIA GAZETA No. 262 (Nov. 14, 2012) [official publication, in Russian].)Under On November 15, 2012, Indonesia's Manpower and Transmigration Ministry published a decree that limits the use of contract workers. The new decree has been sent on to the Justice and Human Rights Ministry for review before Near the end of its regular session in September 2012, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted the Act on Special Measures to Help Single Parents Have Jobs (Boshi katei no haha oyobi fushi katei no chichi no On August 27, 2012, Israel's Supreme Court, sitting as a High Court of Justice in an extended bench of seven justices, voided an order issued by the The Executive Yuan (Cabinet) has approved a proposal put forward by the Council of Labor Affairs (CLA) to increase the minimum hourly wage in Taiwan from NT$103 (about US$3.50) to NT$109 (about US$3.71). The raise is The Convention on Domestic Workers, a United Nations treaty providing international standards aimed at improving the lives of domestic workers around the world, will come into effect next year. The ratification of the document by two Taiwan's Council of Labor Affairs (CLA), a Cabinet-level agency in charge of labor matters at the national level, announced on August 9, 2012, that Taiwan's minimum hourly wage will be increased in two phases, from NT$103 Since its promulgation in 1994, the first Labor Code of Vietnam (International Labor Organization, NATLEX) has been amended three times, in 2002, 2006, and 2007. In 2012, the Code was amended again after approval by On April 28, 2012, China's State Council published the Special Provisions on Labor Protection of Female Employees (text in Chinese, Central People's Government of the People's Republic of China website (May 7, 2012)). Aiming According to Dilan Perera, the Sri Lankan Minister of Foreign Employment Promotion and Welfare, Oman and Sri Lanka are planning to sign a Memorandum of Understanding on manpower issues. On the whole, Perera said, conditions are On April 26, 2012, several Indonesian officials made a formal protest to Malaysia over the shooting deaths of three Indonesian migrant workers in Malaysia in late March. This followed a request by Muhaimin Iskandar, the Minister On March 13, 2012, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Law for Extending Proper Representation to Members of the Druze Community in Public Service (Amendments) 5772-2012 (the Knesset website (last visited Mar. 20, 2012)). The On January 17, 2012, Indonesia's Constitutional Court ruled that outsourcing labor, which in this context means hiring workers on short-term contracts without benefits, is unconstitutional. The idea behind this decision is that workers have "the right In 2009, following reports of Indonesian domestic workers being abused in Malaysia, a ban on sending migrant laborers there was instituted. On November 30, 2011, the Indonesian government announced an end to the moratorium. On October 11, 2011, Brazilian President Dilma Roussef signed into law legislation that amends the Consolidation of Labor Laws (Decreto-Lei No. 5.452, de 1 de Maio de 1943). According to Law No. 12,506 of October 11, On July 21, 2011, the Council of Labor Affairs (CLA) announced its decision on a proposal to increase Taiwan's monthly minimum wage by 5.03%. If approved by Taiwan's Executive Yuan (Cabinet), the increase from NT$17,880 (about On June 6, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Prevention of Employment of Sex Offenders in Specific Institutions (Amendment No. 7) Law, 5771-2011. The Amendment Law adds the new category of "helpless persons" to groups On May 1, 2011, Hong Kong's Minimum Wage Ordinance took effect; under it a HK$28 (about US$3.6) per hour minimum wage rate is enforced. (Minimum Wage Ordinance (Cap. 608), Hong Kong Department of Justice Bilingual On April 13, 2011, Israel's High Court of Justice accepted a petition to void a procedure that required female foreign workers, in the absence of unusual humanitarian circumstances, to leave the country with their newborns within On April 19, 2011, the District Court of Athens upheld the decision of an airline company that had fired a female employee for visiting the social networking website "Facebook" for extended periods of time during working On March 28, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Expansion of Appropriate Representation of Members of the Ethiopian Community in the Public Sector (Legislative Amendments) Law, 5761-2011. The Law amends various pieces of legislation on In January 2011, the Cabinet of the Sri Lankan government approved a proposal to raise the minimum legal age of employment for migrant domestic workers from Sri Lanka, making it 21 rather than 18. The new On January 21, 2011, the Minister of Labor of Saudi Arabia announced that the government has no intention of abolishing the sponsorship system in the Kingdom. Known as kafala, the sponsorship system includes a pledge by It was reported on January 13, 2011, that Jonathan Goodluck, President of Nigeria, has forwarded a bill to amend the law on the national minimum wage to the National Assembly for floor action (Minimum Wage Bill Turkey's Minimum Wage Commission announced on December 28, 2010, that the country's new minimum wage as of January 2011 will be TL796.50 (about US$515) a month, making the monthly net after-tax income of minimum wage earners On November 15, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) extended the authority enjoyed by supervisors appointed under the Foreign Workers Law, 5751-1991 by the Minister of Industry, Trade and Employment and by the Minister of the Interior. On July 21, 2010, Israel's parliament, the Knesset, passed an amendment to the Youth Labor Law (Amendment No. 14). The amendment prohibits the employment during school hours of young people who are in the 11th and Chile's Labor Code was amended on March 29, 2008, to include provisions establishing that final trial decisions in labor cases may be challenged exclusively by the annulment recourse. The recourse, which suspends application of the trial On July 13, 2010, the European Commission, as part of a package of measures proposed in 2005 and endorsed in 2008 to regulate legal migration, adopted a draft directive designed to establish common minimum standards for On June 1, 2010, the Legislative Yuan of the Republic of China (or Taiwan) approved amendments to Taiwan's Labor Union Law that, in conjunction with the 2008 amended Collective Bargaining Agreement Law and 2009 amended Settlement According to an administrative act (portaria) issued on May 31, 2010, by the Ministry of Employment, Brazilian companies are now prohibited from requiring prospective employees to be tested for HIV during the hiring process or by It was reported on May 14, 2010, that the Ministry of Public Services and Labor (MIFOTRA) of Rwanda is in the process of drafting a new law which, if passed, will put in place safeguards to On May 10, 2010, a two-day conference opened in The Hague to discuss a campaign to end the worst forms of child labor. The conference's 450 participants from 80 countries have called for these practices The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has rescinded a 2007 regulation intended to prevent employers from employing undocumented immigrants, the enforcement of which had been enjoined by a federal court. The 2007 regulation, known A United States federal appeals court has held that National Football League (NFL) players can use state law to challenge penalties for positive tests of substances banned by the league. In 2006, five NFL players, Ecuador has adopted a decree that creates a Commission Responsible for the Development, Promotion, and Monitoring of the Implementation of an Anti-Crisis Strategy for the Protection of Employment. The anti-crisis strategy is a systematic set of The Legislative Assembly of Chelyabinsk (an industrial region in the Ural Mountains that is one of the Russian constituent components) is discussing the First Employment Act, a state law that would provide for additional employment guarantees On June 1, 2009, the Legislative Yuan (Taiwan's highest legislative body) passed the preliminary draft of a bill on retirement, compensation, severance, and resignation of private school employees, which would affect more than 60,000 teachers and It was reported on May 5, 2009, that, after a prolonged debate, the Rwandan Chamber of Deputies passed a bill that modifies the labor law adopted in 2001. The change prolongs the possible working hours from... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 11 May 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401275_text Global Legal Monitor: Peru: Labor Inspection Law Amended http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401263_text Labor - The Government of Nigeria has adopted a draft policy to address the child labor issues that affect over six million children in the country. (Talatu Usman, Nigeria Adopts Draft National Policy on Child On September 5, 2013, the Domestic Workers Convention came into effect. It extends basic labor rights to domestic workers worldwide. The Convention, developed by the International Labour Organization (ILO), had to be ratified by two ILO The Maritime Labour Convention of 2006 came into force on August 20, 2013, having been ratified by 47 countries. (MLC Maritime Labour Convention 2006, NORMLEX (International Labour Organization (ILO) website); Ratifications of MLC On May 30, 2013, Beijing municipal employment authorities gave notice of a new requirement, effective as of July 1, for foreigners seeking work permits in Beijing. The foreign applicants must provide a Certificate of The repeal of a January 2013 law limiting unemployment benefits to a two-year period means that Denmark's unemployed will now be able to receive funds for four years through a two-year extension of the benefit period. On May 28, 2013, Lita Anggraini, the coordinator of the Indonesian National Network for Domestic Workers Advocacy (Jala PRT, an NGO network) urged the country's legislature to finalize the draft law on protection of domestic workers. In a statement issued on April 30, 2013, Catherine Ashton, the European Union's High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, and Karel De Gucht,the Commissioner for Trade, expressed the EU's commitment to assisting Bangladeshi authorities On March 26, 2013, the Brazilian Federal Senate unanimously approved, on a second and final round, a constitutional amendment that extends to household workers the same rights and duties of all workers who are regulated by On February 21, 2013, the Supreme Court of Israel rendered a decision in a case lodged by a plaintiff whose candidacy for the position of regional distributor with Mifal Hapais, a public body that enjoys the The Tel Aviv Regional Labor Court recently rejected a lawsuit brought by a graphic designer against her former employer for compensation for having been laid off, sick A Belgian law of December 27, 2012, published in the State Gazette on December 31, became effective on January 10, 2013. Among its provisions are rules on the hiring out of workers to other On December 7, 2012, President Lukashenko of Belarus issued a decree entitled "Additional Measures to Develop the Lumber Industry." (Text [in Russian], President of the Republic of Belarus website (last visited Jan. Federal Law No. 185 on Amendments to Federal Laws on the Status of Foreigners and on Education entered into force on December 1, 2012. (ROSSIISKAIA GAZETA No. 262 (Nov. 14, 2012) [official publication, in Russian].)Under On November 15, 2012, Indonesia's Manpower and Transmigration Ministry published a decree that limits the use of contract workers. The new decree has been sent on to the Justice and Human Rights Ministry for review before Near the end of its regular session in September 2012, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted the Act on Special Measures to Help Single Parents Have Jobs (Boshi katei no haha oyobi fushi katei no chichi no On August 27, 2012, Israel's Supreme Court, sitting as a High Court of Justice in an extended bench of seven justices, voided an order issued by the The Executive Yuan (Cabinet) has approved a proposal put forward by the Council of Labor Affairs (CLA) to increase the minimum hourly wage in Taiwan from NT$103 (about US$3.50) to NT$109 (about US$3.71). The raise is The Convention on Domestic Workers, a United Nations treaty providing international standards aimed at improving the lives of domestic workers around the world, will come into effect next year. The ratification of the document by two Taiwan's Council of Labor Affairs (CLA), a Cabinet-level agency in charge of labor matters at the national level, announced on August 9, 2012, that Taiwan's minimum hourly wage will be increased in two phases, from NT$103 Since its promulgation in 1994, the first Labor Code of Vietnam (International Labor Organization, NATLEX) has been amended three times, in 2002, 2006, and 2007. In 2012, the Code was amended again after approval by On April 28, 2012, China's State Council published the Special Provisions on Labor Protection of Female Employees (text in Chinese, Central People's Government of the People's Republic of China website (May 7, 2012)). Aiming According to Dilan Perera, the Sri Lankan Minister of Foreign Employment Promotion and Welfare, Oman and Sri Lanka are planning to sign a Memorandum of Understanding on manpower issues. On the whole, Perera said, conditions are On April 26, 2012, several Indonesian officials made a formal protest to Malaysia over the shooting deaths of three Indonesian migrant workers in Malaysia in late March. This followed a request by Muhaimin Iskandar, the Minister On March 13, 2012, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Law for Extending Proper Representation to Members of the Druze Community in Public Service (Amendments) 5772-2012 (the Knesset website (last visited Mar. 20, 2012)). The On January 17, 2012, Indonesia's Constitutional Court ruled that outsourcing labor, which in this context means hiring workers on short-term contracts without benefits, is unconstitutional. The idea behind this decision is that workers have "the right In 2009, following reports of Indonesian domestic workers being abused in Malaysia, a ban on sending migrant laborers there was instituted. On November 30, 2011, the Indonesian government announced an end to the moratorium. On October 11, 2011, Brazilian President Dilma Roussef signed into law legislation that amends the Consolidation of Labor Laws (Decreto-Lei No. 5.452, de 1 de Maio de 1943). According to Law No. 12,506 of October 11, On July 21, 2011, the Council of Labor Affairs (CLA) announced its decision on a proposal to increase Taiwan's monthly minimum wage by 5.03%. If approved by Taiwan's Executive Yuan (Cabinet), the increase from NT$17,880 (about On June 6, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Prevention of Employment of Sex Offenders in Specific Institutions (Amendment No. 7) Law, 5771-2011. The Amendment Law adds the new category of "helpless persons" to groups On May 1, 2011, Hong Kong's Minimum Wage Ordinance took effect; under it a HK$28 (about US$3.6) per hour minimum wage rate is enforced. (Minimum Wage Ordinance (Cap. 608), Hong Kong Department of Justice Bilingual On April 13, 2011, Israel's High Court of Justice accepted a petition to void a procedure that required female foreign workers, in the absence of unusual humanitarian circumstances, to leave the country with their newborns within On April 19, 2011, the District Court of Athens upheld the decision of an airline company that had fired a female employee for visiting the social networking website "Facebook" for extended periods of time during working On March 28, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Expansion of Appropriate Representation of Members of the Ethiopian Community in the Public Sector (Legislative Amendments) Law, 5761-2011. The Law amends various pieces of legislation on In January 2011, the Cabinet of the Sri Lankan government approved a proposal to raise the minimum legal age of employment for migrant domestic workers from Sri Lanka, making it 21 rather than 18. The new On January 21, 2011, the Minister of Labor of Saudi Arabia announced that the government has no intention of abolishing the sponsorship system in the Kingdom. Known as kafala, the sponsorship system includes a pledge by It was reported on January 13, 2011, that Jonathan Goodluck, President of Nigeria, has forwarded a bill to amend the law on the national minimum wage to the National Assembly for floor action (Minimum Wage Bill Turkey's Minimum Wage Commission announced on December 28, 2010, that the country's new minimum wage as of January 2011 will be TL796.50 (about US$515) a month, making the monthly net after-tax income of minimum wage earners On November 15, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) extended the authority enjoyed by supervisors appointed under the Foreign Workers Law, 5751-1991 by the Minister of Industry, Trade and Employment and by the Minister of the Interior. On July 21, 2010, Israel's parliament, the Knesset, passed an amendment to the Youth Labor Law (Amendment No. 14). The amendment prohibits the employment during school hours of young people who are in the 11th and Chile's Labor Code was amended on March 29, 2008, to include provisions establishing that final trial decisions in labor cases may be challenged exclusively by the annulment recourse. The recourse, which suspends application of the trial On July 13, 2010, the European Commission, as part of a package of measures proposed in 2005 and endorsed in 2008 to regulate legal migration, adopted a draft directive designed to establish common minimum standards for On June 1, 2010, the Legislative Yuan of the Republic of China (or Taiwan) approved amendments to Taiwan's Labor Union Law that, in conjunction with the 2008 amended Collective Bargaining Agreement Law and 2009 amended Settlement According to an administrative act (portaria) issued on May 31, 2010, by the Ministry of Employment, Brazilian companies are now prohibited from requiring prospective employees to be tested for HIV during the hiring process or by It was reported on May 14, 2010, that the Ministry of Public Services and Labor (MIFOTRA) of Rwanda is in the process of drafting a new law which, if passed, will put in place safeguards to On May 10, 2010, a two-day conference opened in The Hague to discuss a campaign to end the worst forms of child labor. The conference's 450 participants from 80 countries have called for these practices The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has rescinded a 2007 regulation intended to prevent employers from employing undocumented immigrants, the enforcement of which had been enjoined by a federal court. The 2007 regulation, known A United States federal appeals court has held that National Football League (NFL) players can use state law to challenge penalties for positive tests of substances banned by the league. In 2006, five NFL players, Ecuador has adopted a decree that creates a Commission Responsible for the Development, Promotion, and Monitoring of the Implementation of an Anti-Crisis Strategy for the Protection of Employment. The anti-crisis strategy is a systematic set of The Legislative Assembly of Chelyabinsk (an industrial region in the Ural Mountains that is one of the Russian constituent components) is discussing the First Employment Act, a state law that would provide for additional employment guarantees On June 1, 2009, the Legislative Yuan (Taiwan's highest legislative body) passed the preliminary draft of a bill on retirement, compensation, severance, and resignation of private school employees, which would affect more than 60,000 teachers and It was reported on May 5, 2009, that, after a prolonged debate, the Rwandan Chamber of Deputies passed a bill that modifies the labor law adopted in 2001. The change prolongs the possible working hours from On April 8, 2009, President Alan Garcia Perez of Peru signed a law amending article 6 of the General Law on Labor Inspection, dealing with the assignment of jurisdictions for the authorities (Law No. 28806). Article... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 05 May 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401263_text Global Legal Monitor: Sri Lanka: Steps to Stop Underage Employment http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401216_text Labor - The Government of Nigeria has adopted a draft policy to address the child labor issues that affect over six million children in the country. (Talatu Usman, Nigeria Adopts Draft National Policy on Child On September 5, 2013, the Domestic Workers Convention came into effect. It extends basic labor rights to domestic workers worldwide. The Convention, developed by the International Labour Organization (ILO), had to be ratified by two ILO The Maritime Labour Convention of 2006 came into force on August 20, 2013, having been ratified by 47 countries. (MLC Maritime Labour Convention 2006, NORMLEX (International Labour Organization (ILO) website); Ratifications of MLC On May 30, 2013, Beijing municipal employment authorities gave notice of a new requirement, effective as of July 1, for foreigners seeking work permits in Beijing. The foreign applicants must provide a Certificate of The repeal of a January 2013 law limiting unemployment benefits to a two-year period means that Denmark's unemployed will now be able to receive funds for four years through a two-year extension of the benefit period. On May 28, 2013, Lita Anggraini, the coordinator of the Indonesian National Network for Domestic Workers Advocacy (Jala PRT, an NGO network) urged the country's legislature to finalize the draft law on protection of domestic workers. In a statement issued on April 30, 2013, Catherine Ashton, the European Union's High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, and Karel De Gucht,the Commissioner for Trade, expressed the EU's commitment to assisting Bangladeshi authorities On March 26, 2013, the Brazilian Federal Senate unanimously approved, on a second and final round, a constitutional amendment that extends to household workers the same rights and duties of all workers who are regulated by On February 21, 2013, the Supreme Court of Israel rendered a decision in a case lodged by a plaintiff whose candidacy for the position of regional distributor with Mifal Hapais, a public body that enjoys the The Tel Aviv Regional Labor Court recently rejected a lawsuit brought by a graphic designer against her former employer for compensation for having been laid off, sick A Belgian law of December 27, 2012, published in the State Gazette on December 31, became effective on January 10, 2013. Among its provisions are rules on the hiring out of workers to other On December 7, 2012, President Lukashenko of Belarus issued a decree entitled "Additional Measures to Develop the Lumber Industry." (Text [in Russian], President of the Republic of Belarus website (last visited Jan. Federal Law No. 185 on Amendments to Federal Laws on the Status of Foreigners and on Education entered into force on December 1, 2012. (ROSSIISKAIA GAZETA No. 262 (Nov. 14, 2012) [official publication, in Russian].)Under On November 15, 2012, Indonesia's Manpower and Transmigration Ministry published a decree that limits the use of contract workers. The new decree has been sent on to the Justice and Human Rights Ministry for review before Near the end of its regular session in September 2012, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted the Act on Special Measures to Help Single Parents Have Jobs (Boshi katei no haha oyobi fushi katei no chichi no On August 27, 2012, Israel's Supreme Court, sitting as a High Court of Justice in an extended bench of seven justices, voided an order issued by the The Executive Yuan (Cabinet) has approved a proposal put forward by the Council of Labor Affairs (CLA) to increase the minimum hourly wage in Taiwan from NT$103 (about US$3.50) to NT$109 (about US$3.71). The raise is The Convention on Domestic Workers, a United Nations treaty providing international standards aimed at improving the lives of domestic workers around the world, will come into effect next year. The ratification of the document by two Taiwan's Council of Labor Affairs (CLA), a Cabinet-level agency in charge of labor matters at the national level, announced on August 9, 2012, that Taiwan's minimum hourly wage will be increased in two phases, from NT$103 Since its promulgation in 1994, the first Labor Code of Vietnam (International Labor Organization, NATLEX) has been amended three times, in 2002, 2006, and 2007. In 2012, the Code was amended again after approval by On April 28, 2012, China's State Council published the Special Provisions on Labor Protection of Female Employees (text in Chinese, Central People's Government of the People's Republic of China website (May 7, 2012)). Aiming According to Dilan Perera, the Sri Lankan Minister of Foreign Employment Promotion and Welfare, Oman and Sri Lanka are planning to sign a Memorandum of Understanding on manpower issues. On the whole, Perera said, conditions are On April 26, 2012, several Indonesian officials made a formal protest to Malaysia over the shooting deaths of three Indonesian migrant workers in Malaysia in late March. This followed a request by Muhaimin Iskandar, the Minister On March 13, 2012, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Law for Extending Proper Representation to Members of the Druze Community in Public Service (Amendments) 5772-2012 (the Knesset website (last visited Mar. 20, 2012)). The On January 17, 2012, Indonesia's Constitutional Court ruled that outsourcing labor, which in this context means hiring workers on short-term contracts without benefits, is unconstitutional. The idea behind this decision is that workers have "the right In 2009, following reports of Indonesian domestic workers being abused in Malaysia, a ban on sending migrant laborers there was instituted. On November 30, 2011, the Indonesian government announced an end to the moratorium. On October 11, 2011, Brazilian President Dilma Roussef signed into law legislation that amends the Consolidation of Labor Laws (Decreto-Lei No. 5.452, de 1 de Maio de 1943). According to Law No. 12,506 of October 11, On July 21, 2011, the Council of Labor Affairs (CLA) announced its decision on a proposal to increase Taiwan's monthly minimum wage by 5.03%. If approved by Taiwan's Executive Yuan (Cabinet), the increase from NT$17,880 (about On June 6, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Prevention of Employment of Sex Offenders in Specific Institutions (Amendment No. 7) Law, 5771-2011. The Amendment Law adds the new category of "helpless persons" to groups On May 1, 2011, Hong Kong's Minimum Wage Ordinance took effect; under it a HK$28 (about US$3.6) per hour minimum wage rate is enforced. (Minimum Wage Ordinance (Cap. 608), Hong Kong Department of Justice Bilingual On April 13, 2011, Israel's High Court of Justice accepted a petition to void a procedure that required female foreign workers, in the absence of unusual humanitarian circumstances, to leave the country with their newborns within On April 19, 2011, the District Court of Athens upheld the decision of an airline company that had fired a female employee for visiting the social networking website "Facebook" for extended periods of time during working On March 28, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Expansion of Appropriate Representation of Members of the Ethiopian Community in the Public Sector (Legislative Amendments) Law, 5761-2011. The Law amends various pieces of legislation on In January 2011, the Cabinet of the Sri Lankan government approved a proposal to raise the minimum legal age of employment for migrant domestic workers from Sri Lanka, making it 21 rather than 18. The new On January 21, 2011, the Minister of Labor of Saudi Arabia announced that the government has no intention of abolishing the sponsorship system in the Kingdom. Known as kafala, the sponsorship system includes a pledge by It was reported on January 13, 2011, that Jonathan Goodluck, President of Nigeria, has forwarded a bill to amend the law on the national minimum wage to the National Assembly for floor action (Minimum Wage Bill Turkey's Minimum Wage Commission announced on December 28, 2010, that the country's new minimum wage as of January 2011 will be TL796.50 (about US$515) a month, making the monthly net after-tax income of minimum wage earners On November 15, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) extended the authority enjoyed by supervisors appointed under the Foreign Workers Law, 5751-1991 by the Minister of Industry, Trade and Employment and by the Minister of the Interior. On July 21, 2010, Israel's parliament, the Knesset, passed an amendment to the Youth Labor Law (Amendment No. 14). The amendment prohibits the employment during school hours of young people who are in the 11th and Chile's Labor Code was amended on March 29, 2008, to include provisions establishing that final trial decisions in labor cases may be challenged exclusively by the annulment recourse. The recourse, which suspends application of the trial On July 13, 2010, the European Commission, as part of a package of measures proposed in 2005 and endorsed in 2008 to regulate legal migration, adopted a draft directive designed to establish common minimum standards for On June 1, 2010, the Legislative Yuan of the Republic of China (or Taiwan) approved amendments to Taiwan's Labor Union Law that, in conjunction with the 2008 amended Collective Bargaining Agreement Law and 2009 amended Settlement According to an administrative act (portaria) issued on May 31, 2010, by the Ministry of Employment, Brazilian companies are now prohibited from requiring prospective employees to be tested for HIV during the hiring process or by It was reported on May 14, 2010, that the Ministry of Public Services and Labor (MIFOTRA) of Rwanda is in the process of drafting a new law which, if passed, will put in place safeguards to On May 10, 2010, a two-day conference opened in The Hague to discuss a campaign to end the worst forms of child labor. The conference's 450 participants from 80 countries have called for these practices The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has rescinded a 2007 regulation intended to prevent employers from employing undocumented immigrants, the enforcement of which had been enjoined by a federal court. The 2007 regulation, known A United States federal appeals court has held that National Football League (NFL) players can use state law to challenge penalties for positive tests of substances banned by the league. In 2006, five NFL players, Ecuador has adopted a decree that creates a Commission Responsible for the Development, Promotion, and Monitoring of the Implementation of an Anti-Crisis Strategy for the Protection of Employment. The anti-crisis strategy is a systematic set of The Legislative Assembly of Chelyabinsk (an industrial region in the Ural Mountains that is one of the Russian constituent components) is discussing the First Employment Act, a state law that would provide for additional employment guarantees On June 1, 2009, the Legislative Yuan (Taiwan's highest legislative body) passed the preliminary draft of a bill on retirement, compensation, severance, and resignation of private school employees, which would affect more than 60,000 teachers and It was reported on May 5, 2009, that, after a prolonged debate, the Rwandan Chamber of Deputies passed a bill that modifies the labor law adopted in 2001. The change prolongs the possible working hours from On April 8, 2009, President Alan Garcia Perez of Peru signed a law amending article 6 of the General Law on Labor Inspection, dealing with the assignment of jurisdictions for the authorities (Law No. 28806). Article Sri Lanka's National Child Protection Authority (NCPA) is taking steps to combat the practice of employing underage children as domestic helpers. According to Jagath Wellawatta, NCPA's chair, the existing laws will be strengthened to protect children.... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 14 Apr 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401216_text Global Legal Monitor: Greece: Draft Legislation to Promote Employment of Young Adults http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401158_text Labor - The Government of Nigeria has adopted a draft policy to address the child labor issues that affect over six million children in the country. (Talatu Usman, Nigeria Adopts Draft National Policy on Child On September 5, 2013, the Domestic Workers Convention came into effect. It extends basic labor rights to domestic workers worldwide. The Convention, developed by the International Labour Organization (ILO), had to be ratified by two ILO The Maritime Labour Convention of 2006 came into force on August 20, 2013, having been ratified by 47 countries. (MLC Maritime Labour Convention 2006, NORMLEX (International Labour Organization (ILO) website); Ratifications of MLC On May 30, 2013, Beijing municipal employment authorities gave notice of a new requirement, effective as of July 1, for foreigners seeking work permits in Beijing. The foreign applicants must provide a Certificate of The repeal of a January 2013 law limiting unemployment benefits to a two-year period means that Denmark's unemployed will now be able to receive funds for four years through a two-year extension of the benefit period. On May 28, 2013, Lita Anggraini, the coordinator of the Indonesian National Network for Domestic Workers Advocacy (Jala PRT, an NGO network) urged the country's legislature to finalize the draft law on protection of domestic workers. In a statement issued on April 30, 2013, Catherine Ashton, the European Union's High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, and Karel De Gucht,the Commissioner for Trade, expressed the EU's commitment to assisting Bangladeshi authorities On March 26, 2013, the Brazilian Federal Senate unanimously approved, on a second and final round, a constitutional amendment that extends to household workers the same rights and duties of all workers who are regulated by On February 21, 2013, the Supreme Court of Israel rendered a decision in a case lodged by a plaintiff whose candidacy for the position of regional distributor with Mifal Hapais, a public body that enjoys the The Tel Aviv Regional Labor Court recently rejected a lawsuit brought by a graphic designer against her former employer for compensation for having been laid off, sick A Belgian law of December 27, 2012, published in the State Gazette on December 31, became effective on January 10, 2013. Among its provisions are rules on the hiring out of workers to other On December 7, 2012, President Lukashenko of Belarus issued a decree entitled "Additional Measures to Develop the Lumber Industry." (Text [in Russian], President of the Republic of Belarus website (last visited Jan. Federal Law No. 185 on Amendments to Federal Laws on the Status of Foreigners and on Education entered into force on December 1, 2012. (ROSSIISKAIA GAZETA No. 262 (Nov. 14, 2012) [official publication, in Russian].)Under On November 15, 2012, Indonesia's Manpower and Transmigration Ministry published a decree that limits the use of contract workers. The new decree has been sent on to the Justice and Human Rights Ministry for review before Near the end of its regular session in September 2012, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted the Act on Special Measures to Help Single Parents Have Jobs (Boshi katei no haha oyobi fushi katei no chichi no On August 27, 2012, Israel's Supreme Court, sitting as a High Court of Justice in an extended bench of seven justices, voided an order issued by the The Executive Yuan (Cabinet) has approved a proposal put forward by the Council of Labor Affairs (CLA) to increase the minimum hourly wage in Taiwan from NT$103 (about US$3.50) to NT$109 (about US$3.71). The raise is The Convention on Domestic Workers, a United Nations treaty providing international standards aimed at improving the lives of domestic workers around the world, will come into effect next year. The ratification of the document by two Taiwan's Council of Labor Affairs (CLA), a Cabinet-level agency in charge of labor matters at the national level, announced on August 9, 2012, that Taiwan's minimum hourly wage will be increased in two phases, from NT$103 Since its promulgation in 1994, the first Labor Code of Vietnam (International Labor Organization, NATLEX) has been amended three times, in 2002, 2006, and 2007. In 2012, the Code was amended again after approval by On April 28, 2012, China's State Council published the Special Provisions on Labor Protection of Female Employees (text in Chinese, Central People's Government of the People's Republic of China website (May 7, 2012)). Aiming According to Dilan Perera, the Sri Lankan Minister of Foreign Employment Promotion and Welfare, Oman and Sri Lanka are planning to sign a Memorandum of Understanding on manpower issues. On the whole, Perera said, conditions are On April 26, 2012, several Indonesian officials made a formal protest to Malaysia over the shooting deaths of three Indonesian migrant workers in Malaysia in late March. This followed a request by Muhaimin Iskandar, the Minister On March 13, 2012, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Law for Extending Proper Representation to Members of the Druze Community in Public Service (Amendments) 5772-2012 (the Knesset website (last visited Mar. 20, 2012)). The On January 17, 2012, Indonesia's Constitutional Court ruled that outsourcing labor, which in this context means hiring workers on short-term contracts without benefits, is unconstitutional. The idea behind this decision is that workers have "the right In 2009, following reports of Indonesian domestic workers being abused in Malaysia, a ban on sending migrant laborers there was instituted. On November 30, 2011, the Indonesian government announced an end to the moratorium. On October 11, 2011, Brazilian President Dilma Roussef signed into law legislation that amends the Consolidation of Labor Laws (Decreto-Lei No. 5.452, de 1 de Maio de 1943). According to Law No. 12,506 of October 11, On July 21, 2011, the Council of Labor Affairs (CLA) announced its decision on a proposal to increase Taiwan's monthly minimum wage by 5.03%. If approved by Taiwan's Executive Yuan (Cabinet), the increase from NT$17,880 (about On June 6, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Prevention of Employment of Sex Offenders in Specific Institutions (Amendment No. 7) Law, 5771-2011. The Amendment Law adds the new category of "helpless persons" to groups On May 1, 2011, Hong Kong's Minimum Wage Ordinance took effect; under it a HK$28 (about US$3.6) per hour minimum wage rate is enforced. (Minimum Wage Ordinance (Cap. 608), Hong Kong Department of Justice Bilingual On April 13, 2011, Israel's High Court of Justice accepted a petition to void a procedure that required female foreign workers, in the absence of unusual humanitarian circumstances, to leave the country with their newborns within On April 19, 2011, the District Court of Athens upheld the decision of an airline company that had fired a female employee for visiting the social networking website "Facebook" for extended periods of time during working On March 28, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Expansion of Appropriate Representation of Members of the Ethiopian Community in the Public Sector (Legislative Amendments) Law, 5761-2011. The Law amends various pieces of legislation on In January 2011, the Cabinet of the Sri Lankan government approved a proposal to raise the minimum legal age of employment for migrant domestic workers from Sri Lanka, making it 21 rather than 18. The new On January 21, 2011, the Minister of Labor of Saudi Arabia announced that the government has no intention of abolishing the sponsorship system in the Kingdom. Known as kafala, the sponsorship system includes a pledge by It was reported on January 13, 2011, that Jonathan Goodluck, President of Nigeria, has forwarded a bill to amend the law on the national minimum wage to the National Assembly for floor action (Minimum Wage Bill Turkey's Minimum Wage Commission announced on December 28, 2010, that the country's new minimum wage as of January 2011 will be TL796.50 (about US$515) a month, making the monthly net after-tax income of minimum wage earners On November 15, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) extended the authority enjoyed by supervisors appointed under the Foreign Workers Law, 5751-1991 by the Minister of Industry, Trade and Employment and by the Minister of the Interior. On July 21, 2010, Israel's parliament, the Knesset, passed an amendment to the Youth Labor Law (Amendment No. 14). The amendment prohibits the employment during school hours of young people who are in the 11th and Chile's Labor Code was amended on March 29, 2008, to include provisions establishing that final trial decisions in labor cases may be challenged exclusively by the annulment recourse. The recourse, which suspends application of the trial On July 13, 2010, the European Commission, as part of a package of measures proposed in 2005 and endorsed in 2008 to regulate legal migration, adopted a draft directive designed to establish common minimum standards for On June 1, 2010, the Legislative Yuan of the Republic of China (or Taiwan) approved amendments to Taiwan's Labor Union Law that, in conjunction with the 2008 amended Collective Bargaining Agreement Law and 2009 amended Settlement According to an administrative act (portaria) issued on May 31, 2010, by the Ministry of Employment, Brazilian companies are now prohibited from requiring prospective employees to be tested for HIV during the hiring process or by It was reported on May 14, 2010, that the Ministry of Public Services and Labor (MIFOTRA) of Rwanda is in the process of drafting a new law which, if passed, will put in place safeguards to On May 10, 2010, a two-day conference opened in The Hague to discuss a campaign to end the worst forms of child labor. The conference's 450 participants from 80 countries have called for these practices The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has rescinded a 2007 regulation intended to prevent employers from employing undocumented immigrants, the enforcement of which had been enjoined by a federal court. The 2007 regulation, known A United States federal appeals court has held that National Football League (NFL) players can use state law to challenge penalties for positive tests of substances banned by the league. In 2006, five NFL players, Ecuador has adopted a decree that creates a Commission Responsible for the Development, Promotion, and Monitoring of the Implementation of an Anti-Crisis Strategy for the Protection of Employment. The anti-crisis strategy is a systematic set of The Legislative Assembly of Chelyabinsk (an industrial region in the Ural Mountains that is one of the Russian constituent components) is discussing the First Employment Act, a state law that would provide for additional employment guarantees On June 1, 2009, the Legislative Yuan (Taiwan's highest legislative body) passed the preliminary draft of a bill on retirement, compensation, severance, and resignation of private school employees, which would affect more than 60,000 teachers and It was reported on May 5, 2009, that, after a prolonged debate, the Rwandan Chamber of Deputies passed a bill that modifies the labor law adopted in 2001. The change prolongs the possible working hours from On April 8, 2009, President Alan Garcia Perez of Peru signed a law amending article 6 of the General Law on Labor Inspection, dealing with the assignment of jurisdictions for the authorities (Law No. 28806). Article Sri Lanka's National Child Protection Authority (NCPA) is taking steps to combat the practice of employing underage children as domestic helpers. According to Jagath Wellawatta, NCPA's chair, the existing laws will be strengthened to protect children. In Greece, young adults up to 30 years of age are encountering serious problems in finding employment commensurate with their professional qualifications and expertise. The unemployment rate for this age group was over 22 percent in... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 23 Mar 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401158_text Global Legal Monitor: Brazil: Payment of Unemployment Insurance Extended http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401022_text Labor - The Government of Nigeria has adopted a draft policy to address the child labor issues that affect over six million children in the country. (Talatu Usman, Nigeria Adopts Draft National Policy on Child On September 5, 2013, the Domestic Workers Convention came into effect. It extends basic labor rights to domestic workers worldwide. The Convention, developed by the International Labour Organization (ILO), had to be ratified by two ILO The Maritime Labour Convention of 2006 came into force on August 20, 2013, having been ratified by 47 countries. (MLC Maritime Labour Convention 2006, NORMLEX (International Labour Organization (ILO) website); Ratifications of MLC On May 30, 2013, Beijing municipal employment authorities gave notice of a new requirement, effective as of July 1, for foreigners seeking work permits in Beijing. The foreign applicants must provide a Certificate of The repeal of a January 2013 law limiting unemployment benefits to a two-year period means that Denmark's unemployed will now be able to receive funds for four years through a two-year extension of the benefit period. On May 28, 2013, Lita Anggraini, the coordinator of the Indonesian National Network for Domestic Workers Advocacy (Jala PRT, an NGO network) urged the country's legislature to finalize the draft law on protection of domestic workers. In a statement issued on April 30, 2013, Catherine Ashton, the European Union's High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, and Karel De Gucht,the Commissioner for Trade, expressed the EU's commitment to assisting Bangladeshi authorities On March 26, 2013, the Brazilian Federal Senate unanimously approved, on a second and final round, a constitutional amendment that extends to household workers the same rights and duties of all workers who are regulated by On February 21, 2013, the Supreme Court of Israel rendered a decision in a case lodged by a plaintiff whose candidacy for the position of regional distributor with Mifal Hapais, a public body that enjoys the The Tel Aviv Regional Labor Court recently rejected a lawsuit brought by a graphic designer against her former employer for compensation for having been laid off, sick A Belgian law of December 27, 2012, published in the State Gazette on December 31, became effective on January 10, 2013. Among its provisions are rules on the hiring out of workers to other On December 7, 2012, President Lukashenko of Belarus issued a decree entitled "Additional Measures to Develop the Lumber Industry." (Text [in Russian], President of the Republic of Belarus website (last visited Jan. Federal Law No. 185 on Amendments to Federal Laws on the Status of Foreigners and on Education entered into force on December 1, 2012. (ROSSIISKAIA GAZETA No. 262 (Nov. 14, 2012) [official publication, in Russian].)Under On November 15, 2012, Indonesia's Manpower and Transmigration Ministry published a decree that limits the use of contract workers. The new decree has been sent on to the Justice and Human Rights Ministry for review before Near the end of its regular session in September 2012, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted the Act on Special Measures to Help Single Parents Have Jobs (Boshi katei no haha oyobi fushi katei no chichi no On August 27, 2012, Israel's Supreme Court, sitting as a High Court of Justice in an extended bench of seven justices, voided an order issued by the The Executive Yuan (Cabinet) has approved a proposal put forward by the Council of Labor Affairs (CLA) to increase the minimum hourly wage in Taiwan from NT$103 (about US$3.50) to NT$109 (about US$3.71). The raise is The Convention on Domestic Workers, a United Nations treaty providing international standards aimed at improving the lives of domestic workers around the world, will come into effect next year. The ratification of the document by two Taiwan's Council of Labor Affairs (CLA), a Cabinet-level agency in charge of labor matters at the national level, announced on August 9, 2012, that Taiwan's minimum hourly wage will be increased in two phases, from NT$103 Since its promulgation in 1994, the first Labor Code of Vietnam (International Labor Organization, NATLEX) has been amended three times, in 2002, 2006, and 2007. In 2012, the Code was amended again after approval by On April 28, 2012, China's State Council published the Special Provisions on Labor Protection of Female Employees (text in Chinese, Central People's Government of the People's Republic of China website (May 7, 2012)). Aiming According to Dilan Perera, the Sri Lankan Minister of Foreign Employment Promotion and Welfare, Oman and Sri Lanka are planning to sign a Memorandum of Understanding on manpower issues. On the whole, Perera said, conditions are On April 26, 2012, several Indonesian officials made a formal protest to Malaysia over the shooting deaths of three Indonesian migrant workers in Malaysia in late March. This followed a request by Muhaimin Iskandar, the Minister On March 13, 2012, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Law for Extending Proper Representation to Members of the Druze Community in Public Service (Amendments) 5772-2012 (the Knesset website (last visited Mar. 20, 2012)). The On January 17, 2012, Indonesia's Constitutional Court ruled that outsourcing labor, which in this context means hiring workers on short-term contracts without benefits, is unconstitutional. The idea behind this decision is that workers have "the right In 2009, following reports of Indonesian domestic workers being abused in Malaysia, a ban on sending migrant laborers there was instituted. On November 30, 2011, the Indonesian government announced an end to the moratorium. On October 11, 2011, Brazilian President Dilma Roussef signed into law legislation that amends the Consolidation of Labor Laws (Decreto-Lei No. 5.452, de 1 de Maio de 1943). According to Law No. 12,506 of October 11, On July 21, 2011, the Council of Labor Affairs (CLA) announced its decision on a proposal to increase Taiwan's monthly minimum wage by 5.03%. If approved by Taiwan's Executive Yuan (Cabinet), the increase from NT$17,880 (about On June 6, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Prevention of Employment of Sex Offenders in Specific Institutions (Amendment No. 7) Law, 5771-2011. The Amendment Law adds the new category of "helpless persons" to groups On May 1, 2011, Hong Kong's Minimum Wage Ordinance took effect; under it a HK$28 (about US$3.6) per hour minimum wage rate is enforced. (Minimum Wage Ordinance (Cap. 608), Hong Kong Department of Justice Bilingual On April 13, 2011, Israel's High Court of Justice accepted a petition to void a procedure that required female foreign workers, in the absence of unusual humanitarian circumstances, to leave the country with their newborns within On April 19, 2011, the District Court of Athens upheld the decision of an airline company that had fired a female employee for visiting the social networking website "Facebook" for extended periods of time during working On March 28, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Expansion of Appropriate Representation of Members of the Ethiopian Community in the Public Sector (Legislative Amendments) Law, 5761-2011. The Law amends various pieces of legislation on In January 2011, the Cabinet of the Sri Lankan government approved a proposal to raise the minimum legal age of employment for migrant domestic workers from Sri Lanka, making it 21 rather than 18. The new On January 21, 2011, the Minister of Labor of Saudi Arabia announced that the government has no intention of abolishing the sponsorship system in the Kingdom. Known as kafala, the sponsorship system includes a pledge by It was reported on January 13, 2011, that Jonathan Goodluck, President of Nigeria, has forwarded a bill to amend the law on the national minimum wage to the National Assembly for floor action (Minimum Wage Bill Turkey's Minimum Wage Commission announced on December 28, 2010, that the country's new minimum wage as of January 2011 will be TL796.50 (about US$515) a month, making the monthly net after-tax income of minimum wage earners On November 15, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) extended the authority enjoyed by supervisors appointed under the Foreign Workers Law, 5751-1991 by the Minister of Industry, Trade and Employment and by the Minister of the Interior. On July 21, 2010, Israel's parliament, the Knesset, passed an amendment to the Youth Labor Law (Amendment No. 14). The amendment prohibits the employment during school hours of young people who are in the 11th and Chile's Labor Code was amended on March 29, 2008, to include provisions establishing that final trial decisions in labor cases may be challenged exclusively by the annulment recourse. The recourse, which suspends application of the trial On July 13, 2010, the European Commission, as part of a package of measures proposed in 2005 and endorsed in 2008 to regulate legal migration, adopted a draft directive designed to establish common minimum standards for On June 1, 2010, the Legislative Yuan of the Republic of China (or Taiwan) approved amendments to Taiwan's Labor Union Law that, in conjunction with the 2008 amended Collective Bargaining Agreement Law and 2009 amended Settlement According to an administrative act (portaria) issued on May 31, 2010, by the Ministry of Employment, Brazilian companies are now prohibited from requiring prospective employees to be tested for HIV during the hiring process or by It was reported on May 14, 2010, that the Ministry of Public Services and Labor (MIFOTRA) of Rwanda is in the process of drafting a new law which, if passed, will put in place safeguards to On May 10, 2010, a two-day conference opened in The Hague to discuss a campaign to end the worst forms of child labor. The conference's 450 participants from 80 countries have called for these practices The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has rescinded a 2007 regulation intended to prevent employers from employing undocumented immigrants, the enforcement of which had been enjoined by a federal court. The 2007 regulation, known A United States federal appeals court has held that National Football League (NFL) players can use state law to challenge penalties for positive tests of substances banned by the league. In 2006, five NFL players, Ecuador has adopted a decree that creates a Commission Responsible for the Development, Promotion, and Monitoring of the Implementation of an Anti-Crisis Strategy for the Protection of Employment. The anti-crisis strategy is a systematic set of The Legislative Assembly of Chelyabinsk (an industrial region in the Ural Mountains that is one of the Russian constituent components) is discussing the First Employment Act, a state law that would provide for additional employment guarantees On June 1, 2009, the Legislative Yuan (Taiwan's highest legislative body) passed the preliminary draft of a bill on retirement, compensation, severance, and resignation of private school employees, which would affect more than 60,000 teachers and It was reported on May 5, 2009, that, after a prolonged debate, the Rwandan Chamber of Deputies passed a bill that modifies the labor law adopted in 2001. The change prolongs the possible working hours from On April 8, 2009, President Alan Garcia Perez of Peru signed a law amending article 6 of the General Law on Labor Inspection, dealing with the assignment of jurisdictions for the authorities (Law No. 28806). Article Sri Lanka's National Child Protection Authority (NCPA) is taking steps to combat the practice of employing underage children as domestic helpers. According to Jagath Wellawatta, NCPA's chair, the existing laws will be strengthened to protect children. In Greece, young adults up to 30 years of age are encountering serious problems in finding employment commensurate with their professional qualifications and expertise. The unemployment rate for this age group was over 22 percent in On February 11, 2009, Brazil's Ministry of Labor extended the payment of unemployment insurance (seguro-desemprego) to sectors of the economy that are facing high levels of unemployment. In order to assess which sectors will be granted... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 19 Feb 2009 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401022_text Global Legal Monitor: China: Guiding Opinions Issued on Layoffs http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401007_text Labor - The Government of Nigeria has adopted a draft policy to address the child labor issues that affect over six million children in the country. (Talatu Usman, Nigeria Adopts Draft National Policy on Child On September 5, 2013, the Domestic Workers Convention came into effect. It extends basic labor rights to domestic workers worldwide. The Convention, developed by the International Labour Organization (ILO), had to be ratified by two ILO The Maritime Labour Convention of 2006 came into force on August 20, 2013, having been ratified by 47 countries. (MLC Maritime Labour Convention 2006, NORMLEX (International Labour Organization (ILO) website); Ratifications of MLC On May 30, 2013, Beijing municipal employment authorities gave notice of a new requirement, effective as of July 1, for foreigners seeking work permits in Beijing. The foreign applicants must provide a Certificate of The repeal of a January 2013 law limiting unemployment benefits to a two-year period means that Denmark's unemployed will now be able to receive funds for four years through a two-year extension of the benefit period. On May 28, 2013, Lita Anggraini, the coordinator of the Indonesian National Network for Domestic Workers Advocacy (Jala PRT, an NGO network) urged the country's legislature to finalize the draft law on protection of domestic workers. In a statement issued on April 30, 2013, Catherine Ashton, the European Union's High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, and Karel De Gucht,the Commissioner for Trade, expressed the EU's commitment to assisting Bangladeshi authorities On March 26, 2013, the Brazilian Federal Senate unanimously approved, on a second and final round, a constitutional amendment that extends to household workers the same rights and duties of all workers who are regulated by On February 21, 2013, the Supreme Court of Israel rendered a decision in a case lodged by a plaintiff whose candidacy for the position of regional distributor with Mifal Hapais, a public body that enjoys the The Tel Aviv Regional Labor Court recently rejected a lawsuit brought by a graphic designer against her former employer for compensation for having been laid off, sick A Belgian law of December 27, 2012, published in the State Gazette on December 31, became effective on January 10, 2013. Among its provisions are rules on the hiring out of workers to other On December 7, 2012, President Lukashenko of Belarus issued a decree entitled "Additional Measures to Develop the Lumber Industry." (Text [in Russian], President of the Republic of Belarus website (last visited Jan. Federal Law No. 185 on Amendments to Federal Laws on the Status of Foreigners and on Education entered into force on December 1, 2012. (ROSSIISKAIA GAZETA No. 262 (Nov. 14, 2012) [official publication, in Russian].)Under On November 15, 2012, Indonesia's Manpower and Transmigration Ministry published a decree that limits the use of contract workers. The new decree has been sent on to the Justice and Human Rights Ministry for review before Near the end of its regular session in September 2012, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted the Act on Special Measures to Help Single Parents Have Jobs (Boshi katei no haha oyobi fushi katei no chichi no On August 27, 2012, Israel's Supreme Court, sitting as a High Court of Justice in an extended bench of seven justices, voided an order issued by the The Executive Yuan (Cabinet) has approved a proposal put forward by the Council of Labor Affairs (CLA) to increase the minimum hourly wage in Taiwan from NT$103 (about US$3.50) to NT$109 (about US$3.71). The raise is The Convention on Domestic Workers, a United Nations treaty providing international standards aimed at improving the lives of domestic workers around the world, will come into effect next year. The ratification of the document by two Taiwan's Council of Labor Affairs (CLA), a Cabinet-level agency in charge of labor matters at the national level, announced on August 9, 2012, that Taiwan's minimum hourly wage will be increased in two phases, from NT$103 Since its promulgation in 1994, the first Labor Code of Vietnam (International Labor Organization, NATLEX) has been amended three times, in 2002, 2006, and 2007. In 2012, the Code was amended again after approval by On April 28, 2012, China's State Council published the Special Provisions on Labor Protection of Female Employees (text in Chinese, Central People's Government of the People's Republic of China website (May 7, 2012)). Aiming According to Dilan Perera, the Sri Lankan Minister of Foreign Employment Promotion and Welfare, Oman and Sri Lanka are planning to sign a Memorandum of Understanding on manpower issues. On the whole, Perera said, conditions are On April 26, 2012, several Indonesian officials made a formal protest to Malaysia over the shooting deaths of three Indonesian migrant workers in Malaysia in late March. This followed a request by Muhaimin Iskandar, the Minister On March 13, 2012, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Law for Extending Proper Representation to Members of the Druze Community in Public Service (Amendments) 5772-2012 (the Knesset website (last visited Mar. 20, 2012)). The On January 17, 2012, Indonesia's Constitutional Court ruled that outsourcing labor, which in this context means hiring workers on short-term contracts without benefits, is unconstitutional. The idea behind this decision is that workers have "the right In 2009, following reports of Indonesian domestic workers being abused in Malaysia, a ban on sending migrant laborers there was instituted. On November 30, 2011, the Indonesian government announced an end to the moratorium. On October 11, 2011, Brazilian President Dilma Roussef signed into law legislation that amends the Consolidation of Labor Laws (Decreto-Lei No. 5.452, de 1 de Maio de 1943). According to Law No. 12,506 of October 11, On July 21, 2011, the Council of Labor Affairs (CLA) announced its decision on a proposal to increase Taiwan's monthly minimum wage by 5.03%. If approved by Taiwan's Executive Yuan (Cabinet), the increase from NT$17,880 (about On June 6, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Prevention of Employment of Sex Offenders in Specific Institutions (Amendment No. 7) Law, 5771-2011. The Amendment Law adds the new category of "helpless persons" to groups On May 1, 2011, Hong Kong's Minimum Wage Ordinance took effect; under it a HK$28 (about US$3.6) per hour minimum wage rate is enforced. (Minimum Wage Ordinance (Cap. 608), Hong Kong Department of Justice Bilingual On April 13, 2011, Israel's High Court of Justice accepted a petition to void a procedure that required female foreign workers, in the absence of unusual humanitarian circumstances, to leave the country with their newborns within On April 19, 2011, the District Court of Athens upheld the decision of an airline company that had fired a female employee for visiting the social networking website "Facebook" for extended periods of time during working On March 28, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Expansion of Appropriate Representation of Members of the Ethiopian Community in the Public Sector (Legislative Amendments) Law, 5761-2011. The Law amends various pieces of legislation on In January 2011, the Cabinet of the Sri Lankan government approved a proposal to raise the minimum legal age of employment for migrant domestic workers from Sri Lanka, making it 21 rather than 18. The new On January 21, 2011, the Minister of Labor of Saudi Arabia announced that the government has no intention of abolishing the sponsorship system in the Kingdom. Known as kafala, the sponsorship system includes a pledge by It was reported on January 13, 2011, that Jonathan Goodluck, President of Nigeria, has forwarded a bill to amend the law on the national minimum wage to the National Assembly for floor action (Minimum Wage Bill Turkey's Minimum Wage Commission announced on December 28, 2010, that the country's new minimum wage as of January 2011 will be TL796.50 (about US$515) a month, making the monthly net after-tax income of minimum wage earners On November 15, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) extended the authority enjoyed by supervisors appointed under the Foreign Workers Law, 5751-1991 by the Minister of Industry, Trade and Employment and by the Minister of the Interior. On July 21, 2010, Israel's parliament, the Knesset, passed an amendment to the Youth Labor Law (Amendment No. 14). The amendment prohibits the employment during school hours of young people who are in the 11th and Chile's Labor Code was amended on March 29, 2008, to include provisions establishing that final trial decisions in labor cases may be challenged exclusively by the annulment recourse. The recourse, which suspends application of the trial On July 13, 2010, the European Commission, as part of a package of measures proposed in 2005 and endorsed in 2008 to regulate legal migration, adopted a draft directive designed to establish common minimum standards for On June 1, 2010, the Legislative Yuan of the Republic of China (or Taiwan) approved amendments to Taiwan's Labor Union Law that, in conjunction with the 2008 amended Collective Bargaining Agreement Law and 2009 amended Settlement According to an administrative act (portaria) issued on May 31, 2010, by the Ministry of Employment, Brazilian companies are now prohibited from requiring prospective employees to be tested for HIV during the hiring process or by It was reported on May 14, 2010, that the Ministry of Public Services and Labor (MIFOTRA) of Rwanda is in the process of drafting a new law which, if passed, will put in place safeguards to On May 10, 2010, a two-day conference opened in The Hague to discuss a campaign to end the worst forms of child labor. The conference's 450 participants from 80 countries have called for these practices The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has rescinded a 2007 regulation intended to prevent employers from employing undocumented immigrants, the enforcement of which had been enjoined by a federal court. The 2007 regulation, known A United States federal appeals court has held that National Football League (NFL) players can use state law to challenge penalties for positive tests of substances banned by the league. In 2006, five NFL players, Ecuador has adopted a decree that creates a Commission Responsible for the Development, Promotion, and Monitoring of the Implementation of an Anti-Crisis Strategy for the Protection of Employment. The anti-crisis strategy is a systematic set of The Legislative Assembly of Chelyabinsk (an industrial region in the Ural Mountains that is one of the Russian constituent components) is discussing the First Employment Act, a state law that would provide for additional employment guarantees On June 1, 2009, the Legislative Yuan (Taiwan's highest legislative body) passed the preliminary draft of a bill on retirement, compensation, severance, and resignation of private school employees, which would affect more than 60,000 teachers and It was reported on May 5, 2009, that, after a prolonged debate, the Rwandan Chamber of Deputies passed a bill that modifies the labor law adopted in 2001. The change prolongs the possible working hours from On April 8, 2009, President Alan Garcia Perez of Peru signed a law amending article 6 of the General Law on Labor Inspection, dealing with the assignment of jurisdictions for the authorities (Law No. 28806). Article Sri Lanka's National Child Protection Authority (NCPA) is taking steps to combat the practice of employing underage children as domestic helpers. According to Jagath Wellawatta, NCPA's chair, the existing laws will be strengthened to protect children. In Greece, young adults up to 30 years of age are encountering serious problems in finding employment commensurate with their professional qualifications and expertise. The unemployment rate for this age group was over 22 percent in On February 11, 2009, Brazil's Ministry of Labor extended the payment of unemployment insurance (seguro-desemprego) to sectors of the economy that are facing high levels of unemployment. In order to assess which sectors will be granted On January 23, 2009, in response to the international financial crisis, four Chinese agencies jointly issued guiding opinions on stabilizing labor relations (the Opinions). The six-part document begins with the statement that its purpose is to... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 12 Feb 2009 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401007_text Global Legal Monitor: France: Constitutional Council Validates Option to Retire at Age 70 http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540857_text Labor - The Government of Nigeria has adopted a draft policy to address the child labor issues that affect over six million children in the country. (Talatu Usman, Nigeria Adopts Draft National Policy on Child On September 5, 2013, the Domestic Workers Convention came into effect. It extends basic labor rights to domestic workers worldwide. The Convention, developed by the International Labour Organization (ILO), had to be ratified by two ILO The Maritime Labour Convention of 2006 came into force on August 20, 2013, having been ratified by 47 countries. (MLC Maritime Labour Convention 2006, NORMLEX (International Labour Organization (ILO) website); Ratifications of MLC On May 30, 2013, Beijing municipal employment authorities gave notice of a new requirement, effective as of July 1, for foreigners seeking work permits in Beijing. The foreign applicants must provide a Certificate of The repeal of a January 2013 law limiting unemployment benefits to a two-year period means that Denmark's unemployed will now be able to receive funds for four years through a two-year extension of the benefit period. On May 28, 2013, Lita Anggraini, the coordinator of the Indonesian National Network for Domestic Workers Advocacy (Jala PRT, an NGO network) urged the country's legislature to finalize the draft law on protection of domestic workers. In a statement issued on April 30, 2013, Catherine Ashton, the European Union's High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, and Karel De Gucht,the Commissioner for Trade, expressed the EU's commitment to assisting Bangladeshi authorities On March 26, 2013, the Brazilian Federal Senate unanimously approved, on a second and final round, a constitutional amendment that extends to household workers the same rights and duties of all workers who are regulated by On February 21, 2013, the Supreme Court of Israel rendered a decision in a case lodged by a plaintiff whose candidacy for the position of regional distributor with Mifal Hapais, a public body that enjoys the The Tel Aviv Regional Labor Court recently rejected a lawsuit brought by a graphic designer against her former employer for compensation for having been laid off, sick A Belgian law of December 27, 2012, published in the State Gazette on December 31, became effective on January 10, 2013. Among its provisions are rules on the hiring out of workers to other On December 7, 2012, President Lukashenko of Belarus issued a decree entitled "Additional Measures to Develop the Lumber Industry." (Text [in Russian], President of the Republic of Belarus website (last visited Jan. Federal Law No. 185 on Amendments to Federal Laws on the Status of Foreigners and on Education entered into force on December 1, 2012. (ROSSIISKAIA GAZETA No. 262 (Nov. 14, 2012) [official publication, in Russian].)Under On November 15, 2012, Indonesia's Manpower and Transmigration Ministry published a decree that limits the use of contract workers. The new decree has been sent on to the Justice and Human Rights Ministry for review before Near the end of its regular session in September 2012, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted the Act on Special Measures to Help Single Parents Have Jobs (Boshi katei no haha oyobi fushi katei no chichi no On August 27, 2012, Israel's Supreme Court, sitting as a High Court of Justice in an extended bench of seven justices, voided an order issued by the The Executive Yuan (Cabinet) has approved a proposal put forward by the Council of Labor Affairs (CLA) to increase the minimum hourly wage in Taiwan from NT$103 (about US$3.50) to NT$109 (about US$3.71). The raise is The Convention on Domestic Workers, a United Nations treaty providing international standards aimed at improving the lives of domestic workers around the world, will come into effect next year. The ratification of the document by two Taiwan's Council of Labor Affairs (CLA), a Cabinet-level agency in charge of labor matters at the national level, announced on August 9, 2012, that Taiwan's minimum hourly wage will be increased in two phases, from NT$103 Since its promulgation in 1994, the first Labor Code of Vietnam (International Labor Organization, NATLEX) has been amended three times, in 2002, 2006, and 2007. In 2012, the Code was amended again after approval by On April 28, 2012, China's State Council published the Special Provisions on Labor Protection of Female Employees (text in Chinese, Central People's Government of the People's Republic of China website (May 7, 2012)). Aiming According to Dilan Perera, the Sri Lankan Minister of Foreign Employment Promotion and Welfare, Oman and Sri Lanka are planning to sign a Memorandum of Understanding on manpower issues. On the whole, Perera said, conditions are On April 26, 2012, several Indonesian officials made a formal protest to Malaysia over the shooting deaths of three Indonesian migrant workers in Malaysia in late March. This followed a request by Muhaimin Iskandar, the Minister On March 13, 2012, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Law for Extending Proper Representation to Members of the Druze Community in Public Service (Amendments) 5772-2012 (the Knesset website (last visited Mar. 20, 2012)). The On January 17, 2012, Indonesia's Constitutional Court ruled that outsourcing labor, which in this context means hiring workers on short-term contracts without benefits, is unconstitutional. The idea behind this decision is that workers have "the right In 2009, following reports of Indonesian domestic workers being abused in Malaysia, a ban on sending migrant laborers there was instituted. On November 30, 2011, the Indonesian government announced an end to the moratorium. On October 11, 2011, Brazilian President Dilma Roussef signed into law legislation that amends the Consolidation of Labor Laws (Decreto-Lei No. 5.452, de 1 de Maio de 1943). According to Law No. 12,506 of October 11, On July 21, 2011, the Council of Labor Affairs (CLA) announced its decision on a proposal to increase Taiwan's monthly minimum wage by 5.03%. If approved by Taiwan's Executive Yuan (Cabinet), the increase from NT$17,880 (about On June 6, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Prevention of Employment of Sex Offenders in Specific Institutions (Amendment No. 7) Law, 5771-2011. The Amendment Law adds the new category of "helpless persons" to groups On May 1, 2011, Hong Kong's Minimum Wage Ordinance took effect; under it a HK$28 (about US$3.6) per hour minimum wage rate is enforced. (Minimum Wage Ordinance (Cap. 608), Hong Kong Department of Justice Bilingual On April 13, 2011, Israel's High Court of Justice accepted a petition to void a procedure that required female foreign workers, in the absence of unusual humanitarian circumstances, to leave the country with their newborns within On April 19, 2011, the District Court of Athens upheld the decision of an airline company that had fired a female employee for visiting the social networking website "Facebook" for extended periods of time during working On March 28, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Expansion of Appropriate Representation of Members of the Ethiopian Community in the Public Sector (Legislative Amendments) Law, 5761-2011. The Law amends various pieces of legislation on In January 2011, the Cabinet of the Sri Lankan government approved a proposal to raise the minimum legal age of employment for migrant domestic workers from Sri Lanka, making it 21 rather than 18. The new On January 21, 2011, the Minister of Labor of Saudi Arabia announced that the government has no intention of abolishing the sponsorship system in the Kingdom. Known as kafala, the sponsorship system includes a pledge by It was reported on January 13, 2011, that Jonathan Goodluck, President of Nigeria, has forwarded a bill to amend the law on the national minimum wage to the National Assembly for floor action (Minimum Wage Bill Turkey's Minimum Wage Commission announced on December 28, 2010, that the country's new minimum wage as of January 2011 will be TL796.50 (about US$515) a month, making the monthly net after-tax income of minimum wage earners On November 15, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) extended the authority enjoyed by supervisors appointed under the Foreign Workers Law, 5751-1991 by the Minister of Industry, Trade and Employment and by the Minister of the Interior. On July 21, 2010, Israel's parliament, the Knesset, passed an amendment to the Youth Labor Law (Amendment No. 14). The amendment prohibits the employment during school hours of young people who are in the 11th and Chile's Labor Code was amended on March 29, 2008, to include provisions establishing that final trial decisions in labor cases may be challenged exclusively by the annulment recourse. The recourse, which suspends application of the trial On July 13, 2010, the European Commission, as part of a package of measures proposed in 2005 and endorsed in 2008 to regulate legal migration, adopted a draft directive designed to establish common minimum standards for On June 1, 2010, the Legislative Yuan of the Republic of China (or Taiwan) approved amendments to Taiwan's Labor Union Law that, in conjunction with the 2008 amended Collective Bargaining Agreement Law and 2009 amended Settlement According to an administrative act (portaria) issued on May 31, 2010, by the Ministry of Employment, Brazilian companies are now prohibited from requiring prospective employees to be tested for HIV during the hiring process or by It was reported on May 14, 2010, that the Ministry of Public Services and Labor (MIFOTRA) of Rwanda is in the process of drafting a new law which, if passed, will put in place safeguards to On May 10, 2010, a two-day conference opened in The Hague to discuss a campaign to end the worst forms of child labor. The conference's 450 participants from 80 countries have called for these practices The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has rescinded a 2007 regulation intended to prevent employers from employing undocumented immigrants, the enforcement of which had been enjoined by a federal court. The 2007 regulation, known A United States federal appeals court has held that National Football League (NFL) players can use state law to challenge penalties for positive tests of substances banned by the league. In 2006, five NFL players, Ecuador has adopted a decree that creates a Commission Responsible for the Development, Promotion, and Monitoring of the Implementation of an Anti-Crisis Strategy for the Protection of Employment. The anti-crisis strategy is a systematic set of The Legislative Assembly of Chelyabinsk (an industrial region in the Ural Mountains that is one of the Russian constituent components) is discussing the First Employment Act, a state law that would provide for additional employment guarantees On June 1, 2009, the Legislative Yuan (Taiwan's highest legislative body) passed the preliminary draft of a bill on retirement, compensation, severance, and resignation of private school employees, which would affect more than 60,000 teachers and It was reported on May 5, 2009, that, after a prolonged debate, the Rwandan Chamber of Deputies passed a bill that modifies the labor law adopted in 2001. The change prolongs the possible working hours from On April 8, 2009, President Alan Garcia Perez of Peru signed a law amending article 6 of the General Law on Labor Inspection, dealing with the assignment of jurisdictions for the authorities (Law No. 28806). Article Sri Lanka's National Child Protection Authority (NCPA) is taking steps to combat the practice of employing underage children as domestic helpers. According to Jagath Wellawatta, NCPA's chair, the existing laws will be strengthened to protect children. In Greece, young adults up to 30 years of age are encountering serious problems in finding employment commensurate with their professional qualifications and expertise. The unemployment rate for this age group was over 22 percent in On February 11, 2009, Brazil's Ministry of Labor extended the payment of unemployment insurance (seguro-desemprego) to sectors of the economy that are facing high levels of unemployment. In order to assess which sectors will be granted On January 23, 2009, in response to the international financial crisis, four Chinese agencies jointly issued guiding opinions on stabilizing labor relations (the Opinions). The six-part document begins with the statement that its purpose is to On December 11, 2008, France's Constitutional Council ruled on the constitutionality of several provisions of the 2009 Law on the Financing of Social Security. Determination of the constitutionality of laws in France takes place before their... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 18 Dec 2008 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540857_text Global Legal Monitor: Belgium: Employment of Bulgarian and Romanian Nationals http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540849_text Labor - The Government of Nigeria has adopted a draft policy to address the child labor issues that affect over six million children in the country. (Talatu Usman, Nigeria Adopts Draft National Policy on Child On September 5, 2013, the Domestic Workers Convention came into effect. It extends basic labor rights to domestic workers worldwide. The Convention, developed by the International Labour Organization (ILO), had to be ratified by two ILO The Maritime Labour Convention of 2006 came into force on August 20, 2013, having been ratified by 47 countries. (MLC Maritime Labour Convention 2006, NORMLEX (International Labour Organization (ILO) website); Ratifications of MLC On May 30, 2013, Beijing municipal employment authorities gave notice of a new requirement, effective as of July 1, for foreigners seeking work permits in Beijing. The foreign applicants must provide a Certificate of The repeal of a January 2013 law limiting unemployment benefits to a two-year period means that Denmark's unemployed will now be able to receive funds for four years through a two-year extension of the benefit period. On May 28, 2013, Lita Anggraini, the coordinator of the Indonesian National Network for Domestic Workers Advocacy (Jala PRT, an NGO network) urged the country's legislature to finalize the draft law on protection of domestic workers. In a statement issued on April 30, 2013, Catherine Ashton, the European Union's High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, and Karel De Gucht,the Commissioner for Trade, expressed the EU's commitment to assisting Bangladeshi authorities On March 26, 2013, the Brazilian Federal Senate unanimously approved, on a second and final round, a constitutional amendment that extends to household workers the same rights and duties of all workers who are regulated by On February 21, 2013, the Supreme Court of Israel rendered a decision in a case lodged by a plaintiff whose candidacy for the position of regional distributor with Mifal Hapais, a public body that enjoys the The Tel Aviv Regional Labor Court recently rejected a lawsuit brought by a graphic designer against her former employer for compensation for having been laid off, sick A Belgian law of December 27, 2012, published in the State Gazette on December 31, became effective on January 10, 2013. Among its provisions are rules on the hiring out of workers to other On December 7, 2012, President Lukashenko of Belarus issued a decree entitled "Additional Measures to Develop the Lumber Industry." (Text [in Russian], President of the Republic of Belarus website (last visited Jan. Federal Law No. 185 on Amendments to Federal Laws on the Status of Foreigners and on Education entered into force on December 1, 2012. (ROSSIISKAIA GAZETA No. 262 (Nov. 14, 2012) [official publication, in Russian].)Under On November 15, 2012, Indonesia's Manpower and Transmigration Ministry published a decree that limits the use of contract workers. The new decree has been sent on to the Justice and Human Rights Ministry for review before Near the end of its regular session in September 2012, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted the Act on Special Measures to Help Single Parents Have Jobs (Boshi katei no haha oyobi fushi katei no chichi no On August 27, 2012, Israel's Supreme Court, sitting as a High Court of Justice in an extended bench of seven justices, voided an order issued by the The Executive Yuan (Cabinet) has approved a proposal put forward by the Council of Labor Affairs (CLA) to increase the minimum hourly wage in Taiwan from NT$103 (about US$3.50) to NT$109 (about US$3.71). The raise is The Convention on Domestic Workers, a United Nations treaty providing international standards aimed at improving the lives of domestic workers around the world, will come into effect next year. The ratification of the document by two Taiwan's Council of Labor Affairs (CLA), a Cabinet-level agency in charge of labor matters at the national level, announced on August 9, 2012, that Taiwan's minimum hourly wage will be increased in two phases, from NT$103 Since its promulgation in 1994, the first Labor Code of Vietnam (International Labor Organization, NATLEX) has been amended three times, in 2002, 2006, and 2007. In 2012, the Code was amended again after approval by On April 28, 2012, China's State Council published the Special Provisions on Labor Protection of Female Employees (text in Chinese, Central People's Government of the People's Republic of China website (May 7, 2012)). Aiming According to Dilan Perera, the Sri Lankan Minister of Foreign Employment Promotion and Welfare, Oman and Sri Lanka are planning to sign a Memorandum of Understanding on manpower issues. On the whole, Perera said, conditions are On April 26, 2012, several Indonesian officials made a formal protest to Malaysia over the shooting deaths of three Indonesian migrant workers in Malaysia in late March. This followed a request by Muhaimin Iskandar, the Minister On March 13, 2012, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Law for Extending Proper Representation to Members of the Druze Community in Public Service (Amendments) 5772-2012 (the Knesset website (last visited Mar. 20, 2012)). The On January 17, 2012, Indonesia's Constitutional Court ruled that outsourcing labor, which in this context means hiring workers on short-term contracts without benefits, is unconstitutional. The idea behind this decision is that workers have "the right In 2009, following reports of Indonesian domestic workers being abused in Malaysia, a ban on sending migrant laborers there was instituted. On November 30, 2011, the Indonesian government announced an end to the moratorium. On October 11, 2011, Brazilian President Dilma Roussef signed into law legislation that amends the Consolidation of Labor Laws (Decreto-Lei No. 5.452, de 1 de Maio de 1943). According to Law No. 12,506 of October 11, On July 21, 2011, the Council of Labor Affairs (CLA) announced its decision on a proposal to increase Taiwan's monthly minimum wage by 5.03%. If approved by Taiwan's Executive Yuan (Cabinet), the increase from NT$17,880 (about On June 6, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Prevention of Employment of Sex Offenders in Specific Institutions (Amendment No. 7) Law, 5771-2011. The Amendment Law adds the new category of "helpless persons" to groups On May 1, 2011, Hong Kong's Minimum Wage Ordinance took effect; under it a HK$28 (about US$3.6) per hour minimum wage rate is enforced. (Minimum Wage Ordinance (Cap. 608), Hong Kong Department of Justice Bilingual On April 13, 2011, Israel's High Court of Justice accepted a petition to void a procedure that required female foreign workers, in the absence of unusual humanitarian circumstances, to leave the country with their newborns within On April 19, 2011, the District Court of Athens upheld the decision of an airline company that had fired a female employee for visiting the social networking website "Facebook" for extended periods of time during working On March 28, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Expansion of Appropriate Representation of Members of the Ethiopian Community in the Public Sector (Legislative Amendments) Law, 5761-2011. The Law amends various pieces of legislation on In January 2011, the Cabinet of the Sri Lankan government approved a proposal to raise the minimum legal age of employment for migrant domestic workers from Sri Lanka, making it 21 rather than 18. The new On January 21, 2011, the Minister of Labor of Saudi Arabia announced that the government has no intention of abolishing the sponsorship system in the Kingdom. Known as kafala, the sponsorship system includes a pledge by It was reported on January 13, 2011, that Jonathan Goodluck, President of Nigeria, has forwarded a bill to amend the law on the national minimum wage to the National Assembly for floor action (Minimum Wage Bill Turkey's Minimum Wage Commission announced on December 28, 2010, that the country's new minimum wage as of January 2011 will be TL796.50 (about US$515) a month, making the monthly net after-tax income of minimum wage earners On November 15, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) extended the authority enjoyed by supervisors appointed under the Foreign Workers Law, 5751-1991 by the Minister of Industry, Trade and Employment and by the Minister of the Interior. On July 21, 2010, Israel's parliament, the Knesset, passed an amendment to the Youth Labor Law (Amendment No. 14). The amendment prohibits the employment during school hours of young people who are in the 11th and Chile's Labor Code was amended on March 29, 2008, to include provisions establishing that final trial decisions in labor cases may be challenged exclusively by the annulment recourse. The recourse, which suspends application of the trial On July 13, 2010, the European Commission, as part of a package of measures proposed in 2005 and endorsed in 2008 to regulate legal migration, adopted a draft directive designed to establish common minimum standards for On June 1, 2010, the Legislative Yuan of the Republic of China (or Taiwan) approved amendments to Taiwan's Labor Union Law that, in conjunction with the 2008 amended Collective Bargaining Agreement Law and 2009 amended Settlement According to an administrative act (portaria) issued on May 31, 2010, by the Ministry of Employment, Brazilian companies are now prohibited from requiring prospective employees to be tested for HIV during the hiring process or by It was reported on May 14, 2010, that the Ministry of Public Services and Labor (MIFOTRA) of Rwanda is in the process of drafting a new law which, if passed, will put in place safeguards to On May 10, 2010, a two-day conference opened in The Hague to discuss a campaign to end the worst forms of child labor. The conference's 450 participants from 80 countries have called for these practices The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has rescinded a 2007 regulation intended to prevent employers from employing undocumented immigrants, the enforcement of which had been enjoined by a federal court. The 2007 regulation, known A United States federal appeals court has held that National Football League (NFL) players can use state law to challenge penalties for positive tests of substances banned by the league. In 2006, five NFL players, Ecuador has adopted a decree that creates a Commission Responsible for the Development, Promotion, and Monitoring of the Implementation of an Anti-Crisis Strategy for the Protection of Employment. The anti-crisis strategy is a systematic set of The Legislative Assembly of Chelyabinsk (an industrial region in the Ural Mountains that is one of the Russian constituent components) is discussing the First Employment Act, a state law that would provide for additional employment guarantees On June 1, 2009, the Legislative Yuan (Taiwan's highest legislative body) passed the preliminary draft of a bill on retirement, compensation, severance, and resignation of private school employees, which would affect more than 60,000 teachers and It was reported on May 5, 2009, that, after a prolonged debate, the Rwandan Chamber of Deputies passed a bill that modifies the labor law adopted in 2001. The change prolongs the possible working hours from On April 8, 2009, President Alan Garcia Perez of Peru signed a law amending article 6 of the General Law on Labor Inspection, dealing with the assignment of jurisdictions for the authorities (Law No. 28806). Article Sri Lanka's National Child Protection Authority (NCPA) is taking steps to combat the practice of employing underage children as domestic helpers. According to Jagath Wellawatta, NCPA's chair, the existing laws will be strengthened to protect children. In Greece, young adults up to 30 years of age are encountering serious problems in finding employment commensurate with their professional qualifications and expertise. The unemployment rate for this age group was over 22 percent in On February 11, 2009, Brazil's Ministry of Labor extended the payment of unemployment insurance (seguro-desemprego) to sectors of the economy that are facing high levels of unemployment. In order to assess which sectors will be granted On January 23, 2009, in response to the international financial crisis, four Chinese agencies jointly issued guiding opinions on stabilizing labor relations (the Opinions). The six-part document begins with the statement that its purpose is to On December 11, 2008, France's Constitutional Council ruled on the constitutionality of several provisions of the 2009 Law on the Financing of Social Security. Determination of the constitutionality of laws in France takes place before their On December 5, 2008, the Belgian Council of Ministers approved a draft royal regulation that keeps barriers in place against the hiring of Bulgarian and Romanian workers for three more years, from January 1, 2009, to... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 16 Dec 2008 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540849_text Global Legal Monitor: Netherlands: Severance Pay Ceiling Proposed http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540825_text Labor - The Government of Nigeria has adopted a draft policy to address the child labor issues that affect over six million children in the country. (Talatu Usman, Nigeria Adopts Draft National Policy on Child On September 5, 2013, the Domestic Workers Convention came into effect. It extends basic labor rights to domestic workers worldwide. The Convention, developed by the International Labour Organization (ILO), had to be ratified by two ILO The Maritime Labour Convention of 2006 came into force on August 20, 2013, having been ratified by 47 countries. (MLC Maritime Labour Convention 2006, NORMLEX (International Labour Organization (ILO) website); Ratifications of MLC On May 30, 2013, Beijing municipal employment authorities gave notice of a new requirement, effective as of July 1, for foreigners seeking work permits in Beijing. The foreign applicants must provide a Certificate of The repeal of a January 2013 law limiting unemployment benefits to a two-year period means that Denmark's unemployed will now be able to receive funds for four years through a two-year extension of the benefit period. On May 28, 2013, Lita Anggraini, the coordinator of the Indonesian National Network for Domestic Workers Advocacy (Jala PRT, an NGO network) urged the country's legislature to finalize the draft law on protection of domestic workers. In a statement issued on April 30, 2013, Catherine Ashton, the European Union's High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, and Karel De Gucht,the Commissioner for Trade, expressed the EU's commitment to assisting Bangladeshi authorities On March 26, 2013, the Brazilian Federal Senate unanimously approved, on a second and final round, a constitutional amendment that extends to household workers the same rights and duties of all workers who are regulated by On February 21, 2013, the Supreme Court of Israel rendered a decision in a case lodged by a plaintiff whose candidacy for the position of regional distributor with Mifal Hapais, a public body that enjoys the The Tel Aviv Regional Labor Court recently rejected a lawsuit brought by a graphic designer against her former employer for compensation for having been laid off, sick A Belgian law of December 27, 2012, published in the State Gazette on December 31, became effective on January 10, 2013. Among its provisions are rules on the hiring out of workers to other On December 7, 2012, President Lukashenko of Belarus issued a decree entitled "Additional Measures to Develop the Lumber Industry." (Text [in Russian], President of the Republic of Belarus website (last visited Jan. Federal Law No. 185 on Amendments to Federal Laws on the Status of Foreigners and on Education entered into force on December 1, 2012. (ROSSIISKAIA GAZETA No. 262 (Nov. 14, 2012) [official publication, in Russian].)Under On November 15, 2012, Indonesia's Manpower and Transmigration Ministry published a decree that limits the use of contract workers. The new decree has been sent on to the Justice and Human Rights Ministry for review before Near the end of its regular session in September 2012, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted the Act on Special Measures to Help Single Parents Have Jobs (Boshi katei no haha oyobi fushi katei no chichi no On August 27, 2012, Israel's Supreme Court, sitting as a High Court of Justice in an extended bench of seven justices, voided an order issued by the The Executive Yuan (Cabinet) has approved a proposal put forward by the Council of Labor Affairs (CLA) to increase the minimum hourly wage in Taiwan from NT$103 (about US$3.50) to NT$109 (about US$3.71). The raise is The Convention on Domestic Workers, a United Nations treaty providing international standards aimed at improving the lives of domestic workers around the world, will come into effect next year. The ratification of the document by two Taiwan's Council of Labor Affairs (CLA), a Cabinet-level agency in charge of labor matters at the national level, announced on August 9, 2012, that Taiwan's minimum hourly wage will be increased in two phases, from NT$103 Since its promulgation in 1994, the first Labor Code of Vietnam (International Labor Organization, NATLEX) has been amended three times, in 2002, 2006, and 2007. In 2012, the Code was amended again after approval by On April 28, 2012, China's State Council published the Special Provisions on Labor Protection of Female Employees (text in Chinese, Central People's Government of the People's Republic of China website (May 7, 2012)). Aiming According to Dilan Perera, the Sri Lankan Minister of Foreign Employment Promotion and Welfare, Oman and Sri Lanka are planning to sign a Memorandum of Understanding on manpower issues. On the whole, Perera said, conditions are On April 26, 2012, several Indonesian officials made a formal protest to Malaysia over the shooting deaths of three Indonesian migrant workers in Malaysia in late March. This followed a request by Muhaimin Iskandar, the Minister On March 13, 2012, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Law for Extending Proper Representation to Members of the Druze Community in Public Service (Amendments) 5772-2012 (the Knesset website (last visited Mar. 20, 2012)). The On January 17, 2012, Indonesia's Constitutional Court ruled that outsourcing labor, which in this context means hiring workers on short-term contracts without benefits, is unconstitutional. The idea behind this decision is that workers have "the right In 2009, following reports of Indonesian domestic workers being abused in Malaysia, a ban on sending migrant laborers there was instituted. On November 30, 2011, the Indonesian government announced an end to the moratorium. On October 11, 2011, Brazilian President Dilma Roussef signed into law legislation that amends the Consolidation of Labor Laws (Decreto-Lei No. 5.452, de 1 de Maio de 1943). According to Law No. 12,506 of October 11, On July 21, 2011, the Council of Labor Affairs (CLA) announced its decision on a proposal to increase Taiwan's monthly minimum wage by 5.03%. If approved by Taiwan's Executive Yuan (Cabinet), the increase from NT$17,880 (about On June 6, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Prevention of Employment of Sex Offenders in Specific Institutions (Amendment No. 7) Law, 5771-2011. The Amendment Law adds the new category of "helpless persons" to groups On May 1, 2011, Hong Kong's Minimum Wage Ordinance took effect; under it a HK$28 (about US$3.6) per hour minimum wage rate is enforced. (Minimum Wage Ordinance (Cap. 608), Hong Kong Department of Justice Bilingual On April 13, 2011, Israel's High Court of Justice accepted a petition to void a procedure that required female foreign workers, in the absence of unusual humanitarian circumstances, to leave the country with their newborns within On April 19, 2011, the District Court of Athens upheld the decision of an airline company that had fired a female employee for visiting the social networking website "Facebook" for extended periods of time during working On March 28, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Expansion of Appropriate Representation of Members of the Ethiopian Community in the Public Sector (Legislative Amendments) Law, 5761-2011. The Law amends various pieces of legislation on In January 2011, the Cabinet of the Sri Lankan government approved a proposal to raise the minimum legal age of employment for migrant domestic workers from Sri Lanka, making it 21 rather than 18. The new On January 21, 2011, the Minister of Labor of Saudi Arabia announced that the government has no intention of abolishing the sponsorship system in the Kingdom. Known as kafala, the sponsorship system includes a pledge by It was reported on January 13, 2011, that Jonathan Goodluck, President of Nigeria, has forwarded a bill to amend the law on the national minimum wage to the National Assembly for floor action (Minimum Wage Bill Turkey's Minimum Wage Commission announced on December 28, 2010, that the country's new minimum wage as of January 2011 will be TL796.50 (about US$515) a month, making the monthly net after-tax income of minimum wage earners On November 15, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) extended the authority enjoyed by supervisors appointed under the Foreign Workers Law, 5751-1991 by the Minister of Industry, Trade and Employment and by the Minister of the Interior. On July 21, 2010, Israel's parliament, the Knesset, passed an amendment to the Youth Labor Law (Amendment No. 14). The amendment prohibits the employment during school hours of young people who are in the 11th and Chile's Labor Code was amended on March 29, 2008, to include provisions establishing that final trial decisions in labor cases may be challenged exclusively by the annulment recourse. The recourse, which suspends application of the trial On July 13, 2010, the European Commission, as part of a package of measures proposed in 2005 and endorsed in 2008 to regulate legal migration, adopted a draft directive designed to establish common minimum standards for On June 1, 2010, the Legislative Yuan of the Republic of China (or Taiwan) approved amendments to Taiwan's Labor Union Law that, in conjunction with the 2008 amended Collective Bargaining Agreement Law and 2009 amended Settlement According to an administrative act (portaria) issued on May 31, 2010, by the Ministry of Employment, Brazilian companies are now prohibited from requiring prospective employees to be tested for HIV during the hiring process or by It was reported on May 14, 2010, that the Ministry of Public Services and Labor (MIFOTRA) of Rwanda is in the process of drafting a new law which, if passed, will put in place safeguards to On May 10, 2010, a two-day conference opened in The Hague to discuss a campaign to end the worst forms of child labor. The conference's 450 participants from 80 countries have called for these practices The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has rescinded a 2007 regulation intended to prevent employers from employing undocumented immigrants, the enforcement of which had been enjoined by a federal court. The 2007 regulation, known A United States federal appeals court has held that National Football League (NFL) players can use state law to challenge penalties for positive tests of substances banned by the league. In 2006, five NFL players, Ecuador has adopted a decree that creates a Commission Responsible for the Development, Promotion, and Monitoring of the Implementation of an Anti-Crisis Strategy for the Protection of Employment. The anti-crisis strategy is a systematic set of The Legislative Assembly of Chelyabinsk (an industrial region in the Ural Mountains that is one of the Russian constituent components) is discussing the First Employment Act, a state law that would provide for additional employment guarantees On June 1, 2009, the Legislative Yuan (Taiwan's highest legislative body) passed the preliminary draft of a bill on retirement, compensation, severance, and resignation of private school employees, which would affect more than 60,000 teachers and It was reported on May 5, 2009, that, after a prolonged debate, the Rwandan Chamber of Deputies passed a bill that modifies the labor law adopted in 2001. The change prolongs the possible working hours from On April 8, 2009, President Alan Garcia Perez of Peru signed a law amending article 6 of the General Law on Labor Inspection, dealing with the assignment of jurisdictions for the authorities (Law No. 28806). Article Sri Lanka's National Child Protection Authority (NCPA) is taking steps to combat the practice of employing underage children as domestic helpers. According to Jagath Wellawatta, NCPA's chair, the existing laws will be strengthened to protect children. In Greece, young adults up to 30 years of age are encountering serious problems in finding employment commensurate with their professional qualifications and expertise. The unemployment rate for this age group was over 22 percent in On February 11, 2009, Brazil's Ministry of Labor extended the payment of unemployment insurance (seguro-desemprego) to sectors of the economy that are facing high levels of unemployment. In order to assess which sectors will be granted On January 23, 2009, in response to the international financial crisis, four Chinese agencies jointly issued guiding opinions on stabilizing labor relations (the Opinions). The six-part document begins with the statement that its purpose is to On December 11, 2008, France's Constitutional Council ruled on the constitutionality of several provisions of the 2009 Law on the Financing of Social Security. Determination of the constitutionality of laws in France takes place before their On December 5, 2008, the Belgian Council of Ministers approved a draft royal regulation that keeps barriers in place against the hiring of Bulgarian and Romanian workers for three more years, from January 1, 2009, to The Ministry of Justice of the Netherlands announced in a press release on November 26, 2008, that the Dutch Cabinet had endorsed a legislative proposal to place a ceiling of one year's salary as the severance... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 09 Dec 2008 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540825_text Global Legal Monitor: Namibia: Ban on Labor hire Organizations to Take Effect http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540824_text Labor - The Government of Nigeria has adopted a draft policy to address the child labor issues that affect over six million children in the country. (Talatu Usman, Nigeria Adopts Draft National Policy on Child On September 5, 2013, the Domestic Workers Convention came into effect. It extends basic labor rights to domestic workers worldwide. The Convention, developed by the International Labour Organization (ILO), had to be ratified by two ILO The Maritime Labour Convention of 2006 came into force on August 20, 2013, having been ratified by 47 countries. (MLC Maritime Labour Convention 2006, NORMLEX (International Labour Organization (ILO) website); Ratifications of MLC On May 30, 2013, Beijing municipal employment authorities gave notice of a new requirement, effective as of July 1, for foreigners seeking work permits in Beijing. The foreign applicants must provide a Certificate of The repeal of a January 2013 law limiting unemployment benefits to a two-year period means that Denmark's unemployed will now be able to receive funds for four years through a two-year extension of the benefit period. On May 28, 2013, Lita Anggraini, the coordinator of the Indonesian National Network for Domestic Workers Advocacy (Jala PRT, an NGO network) urged the country's legislature to finalize the draft law on protection of domestic workers. In a statement issued on April 30, 2013, Catherine Ashton, the European Union's High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, and Karel De Gucht,the Commissioner for Trade, expressed the EU's commitment to assisting Bangladeshi authorities On March 26, 2013, the Brazilian Federal Senate unanimously approved, on a second and final round, a constitutional amendment that extends to household workers the same rights and duties of all workers who are regulated by On February 21, 2013, the Supreme Court of Israel rendered a decision in a case lodged by a plaintiff whose candidacy for the position of regional distributor with Mifal Hapais, a public body that enjoys the The Tel Aviv Regional Labor Court recently rejected a lawsuit brought by a graphic designer against her former employer for compensation for having been laid off, sick A Belgian law of December 27, 2012, published in the State Gazette on December 31, became effective on January 10, 2013. Among its provisions are rules on the hiring out of workers to other On December 7, 2012, President Lukashenko of Belarus issued a decree entitled "Additional Measures to Develop the Lumber Industry." (Text [in Russian], President of the Republic of Belarus website (last visited Jan. Federal Law No. 185 on Amendments to Federal Laws on the Status of Foreigners and on Education entered into force on December 1, 2012. (ROSSIISKAIA GAZETA No. 262 (Nov. 14, 2012) [official publication, in Russian].)Under On November 15, 2012, Indonesia's Manpower and Transmigration Ministry published a decree that limits the use of contract workers. The new decree has been sent on to the Justice and Human Rights Ministry for review before Near the end of its regular session in September 2012, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted the Act on Special Measures to Help Single Parents Have Jobs (Boshi katei no haha oyobi fushi katei no chichi no On August 27, 2012, Israel's Supreme Court, sitting as a High Court of Justice in an extended bench of seven justices, voided an order issued by the The Executive Yuan (Cabinet) has approved a proposal put forward by the Council of Labor Affairs (CLA) to increase the minimum hourly wage in Taiwan from NT$103 (about US$3.50) to NT$109 (about US$3.71). The raise is The Convention on Domestic Workers, a United Nations treaty providing international standards aimed at improving the lives of domestic workers around the world, will come into effect next year. The ratification of the document by two Taiwan's Council of Labor Affairs (CLA), a Cabinet-level agency in charge of labor matters at the national level, announced on August 9, 2012, that Taiwan's minimum hourly wage will be increased in two phases, from NT$103 Since its promulgation in 1994, the first Labor Code of Vietnam (International Labor Organization, NATLEX) has been amended three times, in 2002, 2006, and 2007. In 2012, the Code was amended again after approval by On April 28, 2012, China's State Council published the Special Provisions on Labor Protection of Female Employees (text in Chinese, Central People's Government of the People's Republic of China website (May 7, 2012)). Aiming According to Dilan Perera, the Sri Lankan Minister of Foreign Employment Promotion and Welfare, Oman and Sri Lanka are planning to sign a Memorandum of Understanding on manpower issues. On the whole, Perera said, conditions are On April 26, 2012, several Indonesian officials made a formal protest to Malaysia over the shooting deaths of three Indonesian migrant workers in Malaysia in late March. This followed a request by Muhaimin Iskandar, the Minister On March 13, 2012, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Law for Extending Proper Representation to Members of the Druze Community in Public Service (Amendments) 5772-2012 (the Knesset website (last visited Mar. 20, 2012)). The On January 17, 2012, Indonesia's Constitutional Court ruled that outsourcing labor, which in this context means hiring workers on short-term contracts without benefits, is unconstitutional. The idea behind this decision is that workers have "the right In 2009, following reports of Indonesian domestic workers being abused in Malaysia, a ban on sending migrant laborers there was instituted. On November 30, 2011, the Indonesian government announced an end to the moratorium. On October 11, 2011, Brazilian President Dilma Roussef signed into law legislation that amends the Consolidation of Labor Laws (Decreto-Lei No. 5.452, de 1 de Maio de 1943). According to Law No. 12,506 of October 11, On July 21, 2011, the Council of Labor Affairs (CLA) announced its decision on a proposal to increase Taiwan's monthly minimum wage by 5.03%. If approved by Taiwan's Executive Yuan (Cabinet), the increase from NT$17,880 (about On June 6, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Prevention of Employment of Sex Offenders in Specific Institutions (Amendment No. 7) Law, 5771-2011. The Amendment Law adds the new category of "helpless persons" to groups On May 1, 2011, Hong Kong's Minimum Wage Ordinance took effect; under it a HK$28 (about US$3.6) per hour minimum wage rate is enforced. (Minimum Wage Ordinance (Cap. 608), Hong Kong Department of Justice Bilingual On April 13, 2011, Israel's High Court of Justice accepted a petition to void a procedure that required female foreign workers, in the absence of unusual humanitarian circumstances, to leave the country with their newborns within On April 19, 2011, the District Court of Athens upheld the decision of an airline company that had fired a female employee for visiting the social networking website "Facebook" for extended periods of time during working On March 28, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Expansion of Appropriate Representation of Members of the Ethiopian Community in the Public Sector (Legislative Amendments) Law, 5761-2011. The Law amends various pieces of legislation on In January 2011, the Cabinet of the Sri Lankan government approved a proposal to raise the minimum legal age of employment for migrant domestic workers from Sri Lanka, making it 21 rather than 18. The new On January 21, 2011, the Minister of Labor of Saudi Arabia announced that the government has no intention of abolishing the sponsorship system in the Kingdom. Known as kafala, the sponsorship system includes a pledge by It was reported on January 13, 2011, that Jonathan Goodluck, President of Nigeria, has forwarded a bill to amend the law on the national minimum wage to the National Assembly for floor action (Minimum Wage Bill Turkey's Minimum Wage Commission announced on December 28, 2010, that the country's new minimum wage as of January 2011 will be TL796.50 (about US$515) a month, making the monthly net after-tax income of minimum wage earners On November 15, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) extended the authority enjoyed by supervisors appointed under the Foreign Workers Law, 5751-1991 by the Minister of Industry, Trade and Employment and by the Minister of the Interior. On July 21, 2010, Israel's parliament, the Knesset, passed an amendment to the Youth Labor Law (Amendment No. 14). The amendment prohibits the employment during school hours of young people who are in the 11th and Chile's Labor Code was amended on March 29, 2008, to include provisions establishing that final trial decisions in labor cases may be challenged exclusively by the annulment recourse. The recourse, which suspends application of the trial On July 13, 2010, the European Commission, as part of a package of measures proposed in 2005 and endorsed in 2008 to regulate legal migration, adopted a draft directive designed to establish common minimum standards for On June 1, 2010, the Legislative Yuan of the Republic of China (or Taiwan) approved amendments to Taiwan's Labor Union Law that, in conjunction with the 2008 amended Collective Bargaining Agreement Law and 2009 amended Settlement According to an administrative act (portaria) issued on May 31, 2010, by the Ministry of Employment, Brazilian companies are now prohibited from requiring prospective employees to be tested for HIV during the hiring process or by It was reported on May 14, 2010, that the Ministry of Public Services and Labor (MIFOTRA) of Rwanda is in the process of drafting a new law which, if passed, will put in place safeguards to On May 10, 2010, a two-day conference opened in The Hague to discuss a campaign to end the worst forms of child labor. The conference's 450 participants from 80 countries have called for these practices The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has rescinded a 2007 regulation intended to prevent employers from employing undocumented immigrants, the enforcement of which had been enjoined by a federal court. The 2007 regulation, known A United States federal appeals court has held that National Football League (NFL) players can use state law to challenge penalties for positive tests of substances banned by the league. In 2006, five NFL players, Ecuador has adopted a decree that creates a Commission Responsible for the Development, Promotion, and Monitoring of the Implementation of an Anti-Crisis Strategy for the Protection of Employment. The anti-crisis strategy is a systematic set of The Legislative Assembly of Chelyabinsk (an industrial region in the Ural Mountains that is one of the Russian constituent components) is discussing the First Employment Act, a state law that would provide for additional employment guarantees On June 1, 2009, the Legislative Yuan (Taiwan's highest legislative body) passed the preliminary draft of a bill on retirement, compensation, severance, and resignation of private school employees, which would affect more than 60,000 teachers and It was reported on May 5, 2009, that, after a prolonged debate, the Rwandan Chamber of Deputies passed a bill that modifies the labor law adopted in 2001. The change prolongs the possible working hours from On April 8, 2009, President Alan Garcia Perez of Peru signed a law amending article 6 of the General Law on Labor Inspection, dealing with the assignment of jurisdictions for the authorities (Law No. 28806). Article Sri Lanka's National Child Protection Authority (NCPA) is taking steps to combat the practice of employing underage children as domestic helpers. According to Jagath Wellawatta, NCPA's chair, the existing laws will be strengthened to protect children. In Greece, young adults up to 30 years of age are encountering serious problems in finding employment commensurate with their professional qualifications and expertise. The unemployment rate for this age group was over 22 percent in On February 11, 2009, Brazil's Ministry of Labor extended the payment of unemployment insurance (seguro-desemprego) to sectors of the economy that are facing high levels of unemployment. In order to assess which sectors will be granted On January 23, 2009, in response to the international financial crisis, four Chinese agencies jointly issued guiding opinions on stabilizing labor relations (the Opinions). The six-part document begins with the statement that its purpose is to On December 11, 2008, France's Constitutional Council ruled on the constitutionality of several provisions of the 2009 Law on the Financing of Social Security. Determination of the constitutionality of laws in France takes place before their On December 5, 2008, the Belgian Council of Ministers approved a draft royal regulation that keeps barriers in place against the hiring of Bulgarian and Romanian workers for three more years, from January 1, 2009, to The Ministry of Justice of the Netherlands announced in a press release on November 26, 2008, that the Dutch Cabinet had endorsed a legislative proposal to place a ceiling of one year's salary as the severance In an announcement published in the government gazette on December 3, 2008, Namibian Labor Minister, Immanuel Ngatjizeko, declared that section 128 of the Labor Act of Namibia, a provision that prohibits labor hire practices, will take... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 08 Dec 2008 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540824_text Global Legal Monitor: Taiwan: Amendment to Gender Employment Equality Law http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540812_text Labor - The Government of Nigeria has adopted a draft policy to address the child labor issues that affect over six million children in the country. (Talatu Usman, Nigeria Adopts Draft National Policy on Child On September 5, 2013, the Domestic Workers Convention came into effect. It extends basic labor rights to domestic workers worldwide. The Convention, developed by the International Labour Organization (ILO), had to be ratified by two ILO The Maritime Labour Convention of 2006 came into force on August 20, 2013, having been ratified by 47 countries. (MLC Maritime Labour Convention 2006, NORMLEX (International Labour Organization (ILO) website); Ratifications of MLC On May 30, 2013, Beijing municipal employment authorities gave notice of a new requirement, effective as of July 1, for foreigners seeking work permits in Beijing. The foreign applicants must provide a Certificate of The repeal of a January 2013 law limiting unemployment benefits to a two-year period means that Denmark's unemployed will now be able to receive funds for four years through a two-year extension of the benefit period. On May 28, 2013, Lita Anggraini, the coordinator of the Indonesian National Network for Domestic Workers Advocacy (Jala PRT, an NGO network) urged the country's legislature to finalize the draft law on protection of domestic workers. In a statement issued on April 30, 2013, Catherine Ashton, the European Union's High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, and Karel De Gucht,the Commissioner for Trade, expressed the EU's commitment to assisting Bangladeshi authorities On March 26, 2013, the Brazilian Federal Senate unanimously approved, on a second and final round, a constitutional amendment that extends to household workers the same rights and duties of all workers who are regulated by On February 21, 2013, the Supreme Court of Israel rendered a decision in a case lodged by a plaintiff whose candidacy for the position of regional distributor with Mifal Hapais, a public body that enjoys the The Tel Aviv Regional Labor Court recently rejected a lawsuit brought by a graphic designer against her former employer for compensation for having been laid off, sick A Belgian law of December 27, 2012, published in the State Gazette on December 31, became effective on January 10, 2013. Among its provisions are rules on the hiring out of workers to other On December 7, 2012, President Lukashenko of Belarus issued a decree entitled "Additional Measures to Develop the Lumber Industry." (Text [in Russian], President of the Republic of Belarus website (last visited Jan. Federal Law No. 185 on Amendments to Federal Laws on the Status of Foreigners and on Education entered into force on December 1, 2012. (ROSSIISKAIA GAZETA No. 262 (Nov. 14, 2012) [official publication, in Russian].)Under On November 15, 2012, Indonesia's Manpower and Transmigration Ministry published a decree that limits the use of contract workers. The new decree has been sent on to the Justice and Human Rights Ministry for review before Near the end of its regular session in September 2012, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted the Act on Special Measures to Help Single Parents Have Jobs (Boshi katei no haha oyobi fushi katei no chichi no On August 27, 2012, Israel's Supreme Court, sitting as a High Court of Justice in an extended bench of seven justices, voided an order issued by the The Executive Yuan (Cabinet) has approved a proposal put forward by the Council of Labor Affairs (CLA) to increase the minimum hourly wage in Taiwan from NT$103 (about US$3.50) to NT$109 (about US$3.71). The raise is The Convention on Domestic Workers, a United Nations treaty providing international standards aimed at improving the lives of domestic workers around the world, will come into effect next year. The ratification of the document by two Taiwan's Council of Labor Affairs (CLA), a Cabinet-level agency in charge of labor matters at the national level, announced on August 9, 2012, that Taiwan's minimum hourly wage will be increased in two phases, from NT$103 Since its promulgation in 1994, the first Labor Code of Vietnam (International Labor Organization, NATLEX) has been amended three times, in 2002, 2006, and 2007. In 2012, the Code was amended again after approval by On April 28, 2012, China's State Council published the Special Provisions on Labor Protection of Female Employees (text in Chinese, Central People's Government of the People's Republic of China website (May 7, 2012)). Aiming According to Dilan Perera, the Sri Lankan Minister of Foreign Employment Promotion and Welfare, Oman and Sri Lanka are planning to sign a Memorandum of Understanding on manpower issues. On the whole, Perera said, conditions are On April 26, 2012, several Indonesian officials made a formal protest to Malaysia over the shooting deaths of three Indonesian migrant workers in Malaysia in late March. This followed a request by Muhaimin Iskandar, the Minister On March 13, 2012, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Law for Extending Proper Representation to Members of the Druze Community in Public Service (Amendments) 5772-2012 (the Knesset website (last visited Mar. 20, 2012)). The On January 17, 2012, Indonesia's Constitutional Court ruled that outsourcing labor, which in this context means hiring workers on short-term contracts without benefits, is unconstitutional. The idea behind this decision is that workers have "the right In 2009, following reports of Indonesian domestic workers being abused in Malaysia, a ban on sending migrant laborers there was instituted. On November 30, 2011, the Indonesian government announced an end to the moratorium. On October 11, 2011, Brazilian President Dilma Roussef signed into law legislation that amends the Consolidation of Labor Laws (Decreto-Lei No. 5.452, de 1 de Maio de 1943). According to Law No. 12,506 of October 11, On July 21, 2011, the Council of Labor Affairs (CLA) announced its decision on a proposal to increase Taiwan's monthly minimum wage by 5.03%. If approved by Taiwan's Executive Yuan (Cabinet), the increase from NT$17,880 (about On June 6, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Prevention of Employment of Sex Offenders in Specific Institutions (Amendment No. 7) Law, 5771-2011. The Amendment Law adds the new category of "helpless persons" to groups On May 1, 2011, Hong Kong's Minimum Wage Ordinance took effect; under it a HK$28 (about US$3.6) per hour minimum wage rate is enforced. (Minimum Wage Ordinance (Cap. 608), Hong Kong Department of Justice Bilingual On April 13, 2011, Israel's High Court of Justice accepted a petition to void a procedure that required female foreign workers, in the absence of unusual humanitarian circumstances, to leave the country with their newborns within On April 19, 2011, the District Court of Athens upheld the decision of an airline company that had fired a female employee for visiting the social networking website "Facebook" for extended periods of time during working On March 28, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Expansion of Appropriate Representation of Members of the Ethiopian Community in the Public Sector (Legislative Amendments) Law, 5761-2011. The Law amends various pieces of legislation on In January 2011, the Cabinet of the Sri Lankan government approved a proposal to raise the minimum legal age of employment for migrant domestic workers from Sri Lanka, making it 21 rather than 18. The new On January 21, 2011, the Minister of Labor of Saudi Arabia announced that the government has no intention of abolishing the sponsorship system in the Kingdom. Known as kafala, the sponsorship system includes a pledge by It was reported on January 13, 2011, that Jonathan Goodluck, President of Nigeria, has forwarded a bill to amend the law on the national minimum wage to the National Assembly for floor action (Minimum Wage Bill Turkey's Minimum Wage Commission announced on December 28, 2010, that the country's new minimum wage as of January 2011 will be TL796.50 (about US$515) a month, making the monthly net after-tax income of minimum wage earners On November 15, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) extended the authority enjoyed by supervisors appointed under the Foreign Workers Law, 5751-1991 by the Minister of Industry, Trade and Employment and by the Minister of the Interior. On July 21, 2010, Israel's parliament, the Knesset, passed an amendment to the Youth Labor Law (Amendment No. 14). The amendment prohibits the employment during school hours of young people who are in the 11th and Chile's Labor Code was amended on March 29, 2008, to include provisions establishing that final trial decisions in labor cases may be challenged exclusively by the annulment recourse. The recourse, which suspends application of the trial On July 13, 2010, the European Commission, as part of a package of measures proposed in 2005 and endorsed in 2008 to regulate legal migration, adopted a draft directive designed to establish common minimum standards for On June 1, 2010, the Legislative Yuan of the Republic of China (or Taiwan) approved amendments to Taiwan's Labor Union Law that, in conjunction with the 2008 amended Collective Bargaining Agreement Law and 2009 amended Settlement According to an administrative act (portaria) issued on May 31, 2010, by the Ministry of Employment, Brazilian companies are now prohibited from requiring prospective employees to be tested for HIV during the hiring process or by It was reported on May 14, 2010, that the Ministry of Public Services and Labor (MIFOTRA) of Rwanda is in the process of drafting a new law which, if passed, will put in place safeguards to On May 10, 2010, a two-day conference opened in The Hague to discuss a campaign to end the worst forms of child labor. The conference's 450 participants from 80 countries have called for these practices The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has rescinded a 2007 regulation intended to prevent employers from employing undocumented immigrants, the enforcement of which had been enjoined by a federal court. The 2007 regulation, known A United States federal appeals court has held that National Football League (NFL) players can use state law to challenge penalties for positive tests of substances banned by the league. In 2006, five NFL players, Ecuador has adopted a decree that creates a Commission Responsible for the Development, Promotion, and Monitoring of the Implementation of an Anti-Crisis Strategy for the Protection of Employment. The anti-crisis strategy is a systematic set of The Legislative Assembly of Chelyabinsk (an industrial region in the Ural Mountains that is one of the Russian constituent components) is discussing the First Employment Act, a state law that would provide for additional employment guarantees On June 1, 2009, the Legislative Yuan (Taiwan's highest legislative body) passed the preliminary draft of a bill on retirement, compensation, severance, and resignation of private school employees, which would affect more than 60,000 teachers and It was reported on May 5, 2009, that, after a prolonged debate, the Rwandan Chamber of Deputies passed a bill that modifies the labor law adopted in 2001. The change prolongs the possible working hours from On April 8, 2009, President Alan Garcia Perez of Peru signed a law amending article 6 of the General Law on Labor Inspection, dealing with the assignment of jurisdictions for the authorities (Law No. 28806). Article Sri Lanka's National Child Protection Authority (NCPA) is taking steps to combat the practice of employing underage children as domestic helpers. According to Jagath Wellawatta, NCPA's chair, the existing laws will be strengthened to protect children. In Greece, young adults up to 30 years of age are encountering serious problems in finding employment commensurate with their professional qualifications and expertise. The unemployment rate for this age group was over 22 percent in On February 11, 2009, Brazil's Ministry of Labor extended the payment of unemployment insurance (seguro-desemprego) to sectors of the economy that are facing high levels of unemployment. In order to assess which sectors will be granted On January 23, 2009, in response to the international financial crisis, four Chinese agencies jointly issued guiding opinions on stabilizing labor relations (the Opinions). The six-part document begins with the statement that its purpose is to On December 11, 2008, France's Constitutional Council ruled on the constitutionality of several provisions of the 2009 Law on the Financing of Social Security. Determination of the constitutionality of laws in France takes place before their On December 5, 2008, the Belgian Council of Ministers approved a draft royal regulation that keeps barriers in place against the hiring of Bulgarian and Romanian workers for three more years, from January 1, 2009, to The Ministry of Justice of the Netherlands announced in a press release on November 26, 2008, that the Dutch Cabinet had endorsed a legislative proposal to place a ceiling of one year's salary as the severance In an announcement published in the government gazette on December 3, 2008, Namibian Labor Minister, Immanuel Ngatjizeko, declared that section 128 of the Labor Act of Namibia, a provision that prohibits labor hire practices, will take On November 26, 2008, Taiwan's Gender Employment Equality Law, which was originally promulgated on January 16, 2002, was amended. The amendment affects articles 38 and 38-1, the penalty provisions of the Law. A January 2008 amendment... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 04 Dec 2008 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540812_text Global Legal Monitor: China: Implementation Regulations of Labor Contract Law Published http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540751_text Labor - The Government of Nigeria has adopted a draft policy to address the child labor issues that affect over six million children in the country. (Talatu Usman, Nigeria Adopts Draft National Policy on Child On September 5, 2013, the Domestic Workers Convention came into effect. It extends basic labor rights to domestic workers worldwide. The Convention, developed by the International Labour Organization (ILO), had to be ratified by two ILO The Maritime Labour Convention of 2006 came into force on August 20, 2013, having been ratified by 47 countries. (MLC Maritime Labour Convention 2006, NORMLEX (International Labour Organization (ILO) website); Ratifications of MLC On May 30, 2013, Beijing municipal employment authorities gave notice of a new requirement, effective as of July 1, for foreigners seeking work permits in Beijing. The foreign applicants must provide a Certificate of The repeal of a January 2013 law limiting unemployment benefits to a two-year period means that Denmark's unemployed will now be able to receive funds for four years through a two-year extension of the benefit period. On May 28, 2013, Lita Anggraini, the coordinator of the Indonesian National Network for Domestic Workers Advocacy (Jala PRT, an NGO network) urged the country's legislature to finalize the draft law on protection of domestic workers. In a statement issued on April 30, 2013, Catherine Ashton, the European Union's High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, and Karel De Gucht,the Commissioner for Trade, expressed the EU's commitment to assisting Bangladeshi authorities On March 26, 2013, the Brazilian Federal Senate unanimously approved, on a second and final round, a constitutional amendment that extends to household workers the same rights and duties of all workers who are regulated by On February 21, 2013, the Supreme Court of Israel rendered a decision in a case lodged by a plaintiff whose candidacy for the position of regional distributor with Mifal Hapais, a public body that enjoys the The Tel Aviv Regional Labor Court recently rejected a lawsuit brought by a graphic designer against her former employer for compensation for having been laid off, sick A Belgian law of December 27, 2012, published in the State Gazette on December 31, became effective on January 10, 2013. Among its provisions are rules on the hiring out of workers to other On December 7, 2012, President Lukashenko of Belarus issued a decree entitled "Additional Measures to Develop the Lumber Industry." (Text [in Russian], President of the Republic of Belarus website (last visited Jan. Federal Law No. 185 on Amendments to Federal Laws on the Status of Foreigners and on Education entered into force on December 1, 2012. (ROSSIISKAIA GAZETA No. 262 (Nov. 14, 2012) [official publication, in Russian].)Under On November 15, 2012, Indonesia's Manpower and Transmigration Ministry published a decree that limits the use of contract workers. The new decree has been sent on to the Justice and Human Rights Ministry for review before Near the end of its regular session in September 2012, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted the Act on Special Measures to Help Single Parents Have Jobs (Boshi katei no haha oyobi fushi katei no chichi no On August 27, 2012, Israel's Supreme Court, sitting as a High Court of Justice in an extended bench of seven justices, voided an order issued by the The Executive Yuan (Cabinet) has approved a proposal put forward by the Council of Labor Affairs (CLA) to increase the minimum hourly wage in Taiwan from NT$103 (about US$3.50) to NT$109 (about US$3.71). The raise is The Convention on Domestic Workers, a United Nations treaty providing international standards aimed at improving the lives of domestic workers around the world, will come into effect next year. The ratification of the document by two Taiwan's Council of Labor Affairs (CLA), a Cabinet-level agency in charge of labor matters at the national level, announced on August 9, 2012, that Taiwan's minimum hourly wage will be increased in two phases, from NT$103 Since its promulgation in 1994, the first Labor Code of Vietnam (International Labor Organization, NATLEX) has been amended three times, in 2002, 2006, and 2007. In 2012, the Code was amended again after approval by On April 28, 2012, China's State Council published the Special Provisions on Labor Protection of Female Employees (text in Chinese, Central People's Government of the People's Republic of China website (May 7, 2012)). Aiming According to Dilan Perera, the Sri Lankan Minister of Foreign Employment Promotion and Welfare, Oman and Sri Lanka are planning to sign a Memorandum of Understanding on manpower issues. On the whole, Perera said, conditions are On April 26, 2012, several Indonesian officials made a formal protest to Malaysia over the shooting deaths of three Indonesian migrant workers in Malaysia in late March. This followed a request by Muhaimin Iskandar, the Minister On March 13, 2012, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Law for Extending Proper Representation to Members of the Druze Community in Public Service (Amendments) 5772-2012 (the Knesset website (last visited Mar. 20, 2012)). The On January 17, 2012, Indonesia's Constitutional Court ruled that outsourcing labor, which in this context means hiring workers on short-term contracts without benefits, is unconstitutional. The idea behind this decision is that workers have "the right In 2009, following reports of Indonesian domestic workers being abused in Malaysia, a ban on sending migrant laborers there was instituted. On November 30, 2011, the Indonesian government announced an end to the moratorium. On October 11, 2011, Brazilian President Dilma Roussef signed into law legislation that amends the Consolidation of Labor Laws (Decreto-Lei No. 5.452, de 1 de Maio de 1943). According to Law No. 12,506 of October 11, On July 21, 2011, the Council of Labor Affairs (CLA) announced its decision on a proposal to increase Taiwan's monthly minimum wage by 5.03%. If approved by Taiwan's Executive Yuan (Cabinet), the increase from NT$17,880 (about On June 6, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Prevention of Employment of Sex Offenders in Specific Institutions (Amendment No. 7) Law, 5771-2011. The Amendment Law adds the new category of "helpless persons" to groups On May 1, 2011, Hong Kong's Minimum Wage Ordinance took effect; under it a HK$28 (about US$3.6) per hour minimum wage rate is enforced. (Minimum Wage Ordinance (Cap. 608), Hong Kong Department of Justice Bilingual On April 13, 2011, Israel's High Court of Justice accepted a petition to void a procedure that required female foreign workers, in the absence of unusual humanitarian circumstances, to leave the country with their newborns within On April 19, 2011, the District Court of Athens upheld the decision of an airline company that had fired a female employee for visiting the social networking website "Facebook" for extended periods of time during working On March 28, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Expansion of Appropriate Representation of Members of the Ethiopian Community in the Public Sector (Legislative Amendments) Law, 5761-2011. The Law amends various pieces of legislation on In January 2011, the Cabinet of the Sri Lankan government approved a proposal to raise the minimum legal age of employment for migrant domestic workers from Sri Lanka, making it 21 rather than 18. The new On January 21, 2011, the Minister of Labor of Saudi Arabia announced that the government has no intention of abolishing the sponsorship system in the Kingdom. Known as kafala, the sponsorship system includes a pledge by It was reported on January 13, 2011, that Jonathan Goodluck, President of Nigeria, has forwarded a bill to amend the law on the national minimum wage to the National Assembly for floor action (Minimum Wage Bill Turkey's Minimum Wage Commission announced on December 28, 2010, that the country's new minimum wage as of January 2011 will be TL796.50 (about US$515) a month, making the monthly net after-tax income of minimum wage earners On November 15, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) extended the authority enjoyed by supervisors appointed under the Foreign Workers Law, 5751-1991 by the Minister of Industry, Trade and Employment and by the Minister of the Interior. On July 21, 2010, Israel's parliament, the Knesset, passed an amendment to the Youth Labor Law (Amendment No. 14). The amendment prohibits the employment during school hours of young people who are in the 11th and Chile's Labor Code was amended on March 29, 2008, to include provisions establishing that final trial decisions in labor cases may be challenged exclusively by the annulment recourse. The recourse, which suspends application of the trial On July 13, 2010, the European Commission, as part of a package of measures proposed in 2005 and endorsed in 2008 to regulate legal migration, adopted a draft directive designed to establish common minimum standards for On June 1, 2010, the Legislative Yuan of the Republic of China (or Taiwan) approved amendments to Taiwan's Labor Union Law that, in conjunction with the 2008 amended Collective Bargaining Agreement Law and 2009 amended Settlement According to an administrative act (portaria) issued on May 31, 2010, by the Ministry of Employment, Brazilian companies are now prohibited from requiring prospective employees to be tested for HIV during the hiring process or by It was reported on May 14, 2010, that the Ministry of Public Services and Labor (MIFOTRA) of Rwanda is in the process of drafting a new law which, if passed, will put in place safeguards to On May 10, 2010, a two-day conference opened in The Hague to discuss a campaign to end the worst forms of child labor. The conference's 450 participants from 80 countries have called for these practices The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has rescinded a 2007 regulation intended to prevent employers from employing undocumented immigrants, the enforcement of which had been enjoined by a federal court. The 2007 regulation, known A United States federal appeals court has held that National Football League (NFL) players can use state law to challenge penalties for positive tests of substances banned by the league. In 2006, five NFL players, Ecuador has adopted a decree that creates a Commission Responsible for the Development, Promotion, and Monitoring of the Implementation of an Anti-Crisis Strategy for the Protection of Employment. The anti-crisis strategy is a systematic set of The Legislative Assembly of Chelyabinsk (an industrial region in the Ural Mountains that is one of the Russian constituent components) is discussing the First Employment Act, a state law that would provide for additional employment guarantees On June 1, 2009, the Legislative Yuan (Taiwan's highest legislative body) passed the preliminary draft of a bill on retirement, compensation, severance, and resignation of private school employees, which would affect more than 60,000 teachers and It was reported on May 5, 2009, that, after a prolonged debate, the Rwandan Chamber of Deputies passed a bill that modifies the labor law adopted in 2001. The change prolongs the possible working hours from On April 8, 2009, President Alan Garcia Perez of Peru signed a law amending article 6 of the General Law on Labor Inspection, dealing with the assignment of jurisdictions for the authorities (Law No. 28806). Article Sri Lanka's National Child Protection Authority (NCPA) is taking steps to combat the practice of employing underage children as domestic helpers. According to Jagath Wellawatta, NCPA's chair, the existing laws will be strengthened to protect children. In Greece, young adults up to 30 years of age are encountering serious problems in finding employment commensurate with their professional qualifications and expertise. The unemployment rate for this age group was over 22 percent in On February 11, 2009, Brazil's Ministry of Labor extended the payment of unemployment insurance (seguro-desemprego) to sectors of the economy that are facing high levels of unemployment. In order to assess which sectors will be granted On January 23, 2009, in response to the international financial crisis, four Chinese agencies jointly issued guiding opinions on stabilizing labor relations (the Opinions). The six-part document begins with the statement that its purpose is to On December 11, 2008, France's Constitutional Council ruled on the constitutionality of several provisions of the 2009 Law on the Financing of Social Security. Determination of the constitutionality of laws in France takes place before their On December 5, 2008, the Belgian Council of Ministers approved a draft royal regulation that keeps barriers in place against the hiring of Bulgarian and Romanian workers for three more years, from January 1, 2009, to The Ministry of Justice of the Netherlands announced in a press release on November 26, 2008, that the Dutch Cabinet had endorsed a legislative proposal to place a ceiling of one year's salary as the severance In an announcement published in the government gazette on December 3, 2008, Namibian Labor Minister, Immanuel Ngatjizeko, declared that section 128 of the Labor Act of Namibia, a provision that prohibits labor hire practices, will take On November 26, 2008, Taiwan's Gender Employment Equality Law, which was originally promulgated on January 16, 2002, was amended. The amendment affects articles 38 and 38-1, the penalty provisions of the Law. A January 2008 amendment On September 18, 2008, the State Council of the People's Republic of China (PRC) passed the Implementation Regulations of the PRC Labor Contract Law. (Text of the Implementation Regulations [in Chinese], Central People's Government of the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 28 Oct 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540751_text Global Legal Monitor: Namibia: New Labor Act to Become Effective http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540696_text Labor - The Government of Nigeria has adopted a draft policy to address the child labor issues that affect over six million children in the country. (Talatu Usman, Nigeria Adopts Draft National Policy on Child On September 5, 2013, the Domestic Workers Convention came into effect. It extends basic labor rights to domestic workers worldwide. The Convention, developed by the International Labour Organization (ILO), had to be ratified by two ILO The Maritime Labour Convention of 2006 came into force on August 20, 2013, having been ratified by 47 countries. (MLC Maritime Labour Convention 2006, NORMLEX (International Labour Organization (ILO) website); Ratifications of MLC On May 30, 2013, Beijing municipal employment authorities gave notice of a new requirement, effective as of July 1, for foreigners seeking work permits in Beijing. The foreign applicants must provide a Certificate of The repeal of a January 2013 law limiting unemployment benefits to a two-year period means that Denmark's unemployed will now be able to receive funds for four years through a two-year extension of the benefit period. On May 28, 2013, Lita Anggraini, the coordinator of the Indonesian National Network for Domestic Workers Advocacy (Jala PRT, an NGO network) urged the country's legislature to finalize the draft law on protection of domestic workers. In a statement issued on April 30, 2013, Catherine Ashton, the European Union's High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, and Karel De Gucht,the Commissioner for Trade, expressed the EU's commitment to assisting Bangladeshi authorities On March 26, 2013, the Brazilian Federal Senate unanimously approved, on a second and final round, a constitutional amendment that extends to household workers the same rights and duties of all workers who are regulated by On February 21, 2013, the Supreme Court of Israel rendered a decision in a case lodged by a plaintiff whose candidacy for the position of regional distributor with Mifal Hapais, a public body that enjoys the The Tel Aviv Regional Labor Court recently rejected a lawsuit brought by a graphic designer against her former employer for compensation for having been laid off, sick A Belgian law of December 27, 2012, published in the State Gazette on December 31, became effective on January 10, 2013. Among its provisions are rules on the hiring out of workers to other On December 7, 2012, President Lukashenko of Belarus issued a decree entitled "Additional Measures to Develop the Lumber Industry." (Text [in Russian], President of the Republic of Belarus website (last visited Jan. Federal Law No. 185 on Amendments to Federal Laws on the Status of Foreigners and on Education entered into force on December 1, 2012. (ROSSIISKAIA GAZETA No. 262 (Nov. 14, 2012) [official publication, in Russian].)Under On November 15, 2012, Indonesia's Manpower and Transmigration Ministry published a decree that limits the use of contract workers. The new decree has been sent on to the Justice and Human Rights Ministry for review before Near the end of its regular session in September 2012, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted the Act on Special Measures to Help Single Parents Have Jobs (Boshi katei no haha oyobi fushi katei no chichi no On August 27, 2012, Israel's Supreme Court, sitting as a High Court of Justice in an extended bench of seven justices, voided an order issued by the The Executive Yuan (Cabinet) has approved a proposal put forward by the Council of Labor Affairs (CLA) to increase the minimum hourly wage in Taiwan from NT$103 (about US$3.50) to NT$109 (about US$3.71). The raise is The Convention on Domestic Workers, a United Nations treaty providing international standards aimed at improving the lives of domestic workers around the world, will come into effect next year. The ratification of the document by two Taiwan's Council of Labor Affairs (CLA), a Cabinet-level agency in charge of labor matters at the national level, announced on August 9, 2012, that Taiwan's minimum hourly wage will be increased in two phases, from NT$103 Since its promulgation in 1994, the first Labor Code of Vietnam (International Labor Organization, NATLEX) has been amended three times, in 2002, 2006, and 2007. In 2012, the Code was amended again after approval by On April 28, 2012, China's State Council published the Special Provisions on Labor Protection of Female Employees (text in Chinese, Central People's Government of the People's Republic of China website (May 7, 2012)). Aiming According to Dilan Perera, the Sri Lankan Minister of Foreign Employment Promotion and Welfare, Oman and Sri Lanka are planning to sign a Memorandum of Understanding on manpower issues. On the whole, Perera said, conditions are On April 26, 2012, several Indonesian officials made a formal protest to Malaysia over the shooting deaths of three Indonesian migrant workers in Malaysia in late March. This followed a request by Muhaimin Iskandar, the Minister On March 13, 2012, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Law for Extending Proper Representation to Members of the Druze Community in Public Service (Amendments) 5772-2012 (the Knesset website (last visited Mar. 20, 2012)). The On January 17, 2012, Indonesia's Constitutional Court ruled that outsourcing labor, which in this context means hiring workers on short-term contracts without benefits, is unconstitutional. The idea behind this decision is that workers have "the right In 2009, following reports of Indonesian domestic workers being abused in Malaysia, a ban on sending migrant laborers there was instituted. On November 30, 2011, the Indonesian government announced an end to the moratorium. On October 11, 2011, Brazilian President Dilma Roussef signed into law legislation that amends the Consolidation of Labor Laws (Decreto-Lei No. 5.452, de 1 de Maio de 1943). According to Law No. 12,506 of October 11, On July 21, 2011, the Council of Labor Affairs (CLA) announced its decision on a proposal to increase Taiwan's monthly minimum wage by 5.03%. If approved by Taiwan's Executive Yuan (Cabinet), the increase from NT$17,880 (about On June 6, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Prevention of Employment of Sex Offenders in Specific Institutions (Amendment No. 7) Law, 5771-2011. The Amendment Law adds the new category of "helpless persons" to groups On May 1, 2011, Hong Kong's Minimum Wage Ordinance took effect; under it a HK$28 (about US$3.6) per hour minimum wage rate is enforced. (Minimum Wage Ordinance (Cap. 608), Hong Kong Department of Justice Bilingual On April 13, 2011, Israel's High Court of Justice accepted a petition to void a procedure that required female foreign workers, in the absence of unusual humanitarian circumstances, to leave the country with their newborns within On April 19, 2011, the District Court of Athens upheld the decision of an airline company that had fired a female employee for visiting the social networking website "Facebook" for extended periods of time during working On March 28, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Expansion of Appropriate Representation of Members of the Ethiopian Community in the Public Sector (Legislative Amendments) Law, 5761-2011. The Law amends various pieces of legislation on In January 2011, the Cabinet of the Sri Lankan government approved a proposal to raise the minimum legal age of employment for migrant domestic workers from Sri Lanka, making it 21 rather than 18. The new On January 21, 2011, the Minister of Labor of Saudi Arabia announced that the government has no intention of abolishing the sponsorship system in the Kingdom. Known as kafala, the sponsorship system includes a pledge by It was reported on January 13, 2011, that Jonathan Goodluck, President of Nigeria, has forwarded a bill to amend the law on the national minimum wage to the National Assembly for floor action (Minimum Wage Bill Turkey's Minimum Wage Commission announced on December 28, 2010, that the country's new minimum wage as of January 2011 will be TL796.50 (about US$515) a month, making the monthly net after-tax income of minimum wage earners On November 15, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) extended the authority enjoyed by supervisors appointed under the Foreign Workers Law, 5751-1991 by the Minister of Industry, Trade and Employment and by the Minister of the Interior. On July 21, 2010, Israel's parliament, the Knesset, passed an amendment to the Youth Labor Law (Amendment No. 14). The amendment prohibits the employment during school hours of young people who are in the 11th and Chile's Labor Code was amended on March 29, 2008, to include provisions establishing that final trial decisions in labor cases may be challenged exclusively by the annulment recourse. The recourse, which suspends application of the trial On July 13, 2010, the European Commission, as part of a package of measures proposed in 2005 and endorsed in 2008 to regulate legal migration, adopted a draft directive designed to establish common minimum standards for On June 1, 2010, the Legislative Yuan of the Republic of China (or Taiwan) approved amendments to Taiwan's Labor Union Law that, in conjunction with the 2008 amended Collective Bargaining Agreement Law and 2009 amended Settlement According to an administrative act (portaria) issued on May 31, 2010, by the Ministry of Employment, Brazilian companies are now prohibited from requiring prospective employees to be tested for HIV during the hiring process or by It was reported on May 14, 2010, that the Ministry of Public Services and Labor (MIFOTRA) of Rwanda is in the process of drafting a new law which, if passed, will put in place safeguards to On May 10, 2010, a two-day conference opened in The Hague to discuss a campaign to end the worst forms of child labor. The conference's 450 participants from 80 countries have called for these practices The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has rescinded a 2007 regulation intended to prevent employers from employing undocumented immigrants, the enforcement of which had been enjoined by a federal court. The 2007 regulation, known A United States federal appeals court has held that National Football League (NFL) players can use state law to challenge penalties for positive tests of substances banned by the league. In 2006, five NFL players, Ecuador has adopted a decree that creates a Commission Responsible for the Development, Promotion, and Monitoring of the Implementation of an Anti-Crisis Strategy for the Protection of Employment. The anti-crisis strategy is a systematic set of The Legislative Assembly of Chelyabinsk (an industrial region in the Ural Mountains that is one of the Russian constituent components) is discussing the First Employment Act, a state law that would provide for additional employment guarantees On June 1, 2009, the Legislative Yuan (Taiwan's highest legislative body) passed the preliminary draft of a bill on retirement, compensation, severance, and resignation of private school employees, which would affect more than 60,000 teachers and It was reported on May 5, 2009, that, after a prolonged debate, the Rwandan Chamber of Deputies passed a bill that modifies the labor law adopted in 2001. The change prolongs the possible working hours from On April 8, 2009, President Alan Garcia Perez of Peru signed a law amending article 6 of the General Law on Labor Inspection, dealing with the assignment of jurisdictions for the authorities (Law No. 28806). Article Sri Lanka's National Child Protection Authority (NCPA) is taking steps to combat the practice of employing underage children as domestic helpers. According to Jagath Wellawatta, NCPA's chair, the existing laws will be strengthened to protect children. In Greece, young adults up to 30 years of age are encountering serious problems in finding employment commensurate with their professional qualifications and expertise. The unemployment rate for this age group was over 22 percent in On February 11, 2009, Brazil's Ministry of Labor extended the payment of unemployment insurance (seguro-desemprego) to sectors of the economy that are facing high levels of unemployment. In order to assess which sectors will be granted On January 23, 2009, in response to the international financial crisis, four Chinese agencies jointly issued guiding opinions on stabilizing labor relations (the Opinions). The six-part document begins with the statement that its purpose is to On December 11, 2008, France's Constitutional Council ruled on the constitutionality of several provisions of the 2009 Law on the Financing of Social Security. Determination of the constitutionality of laws in France takes place before their On December 5, 2008, the Belgian Council of Ministers approved a draft royal regulation that keeps barriers in place against the hiring of Bulgarian and Romanian workers for three more years, from January 1, 2009, to The Ministry of Justice of the Netherlands announced in a press release on November 26, 2008, that the Dutch Cabinet had endorsed a legislative proposal to place a ceiling of one year's salary as the severance In an announcement published in the government gazette on December 3, 2008, Namibian Labor Minister, Immanuel Ngatjizeko, declared that section 128 of the Labor Act of Namibia, a provision that prohibits labor hire practices, will take On November 26, 2008, Taiwan's Gender Employment Equality Law, which was originally promulgated on January 16, 2002, was amended. The amendment affects articles 38 and 38-1, the penalty provisions of the Law. A January 2008 amendment On September 18, 2008, the State Council of the People's Republic of China (PRC) passed the Implementation Regulations of the PRC Labor Contract Law. (Text of the Implementation Regulations [in Chinese], Central People's Government of the The Namibian Labor Act of 2007 will become effective on November 1, 2008, the Namibian Minister of Labor and Social Welfare announced recently. The implementation of the Act, which was approved several months ago by the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 07 Oct 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540696_text Global Legal Monitor: Bangladesh: Ban on Trade Union Activity Relaxed http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540657_text Labor - The Government of Nigeria has adopted a draft policy to address the child labor issues that affect over six million children in the country. (Talatu Usman, Nigeria Adopts Draft National Policy on Child On September 5, 2013, the Domestic Workers Convention came into effect. It extends basic labor rights to domestic workers worldwide. The Convention, developed by the International Labour Organization (ILO), had to be ratified by two ILO The Maritime Labour Convention of 2006 came into force on August 20, 2013, having been ratified by 47 countries. (MLC Maritime Labour Convention 2006, NORMLEX (International Labour Organization (ILO) website); Ratifications of MLC On May 30, 2013, Beijing municipal employment authorities gave notice of a new requirement, effective as of July 1, for foreigners seeking work permits in Beijing. The foreign applicants must provide a Certificate of The repeal of a January 2013 law limiting unemployment benefits to a two-year period means that Denmark's unemployed will now be able to receive funds for four years through a two-year extension of the benefit period. On May 28, 2013, Lita Anggraini, the coordinator of the Indonesian National Network for Domestic Workers Advocacy (Jala PRT, an NGO network) urged the country's legislature to finalize the draft law on protection of domestic workers. In a statement issued on April 30, 2013, Catherine Ashton, the European Union's High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, and Karel De Gucht,the Commissioner for Trade, expressed the EU's commitment to assisting Bangladeshi authorities On March 26, 2013, the Brazilian Federal Senate unanimously approved, on a second and final round, a constitutional amendment that extends to household workers the same rights and duties of all workers who are regulated by On February 21, 2013, the Supreme Court of Israel rendered a decision in a case lodged by a plaintiff whose candidacy for the position of regional distributor with Mifal Hapais, a public body that enjoys the The Tel Aviv Regional Labor Court recently rejected a lawsuit brought by a graphic designer against her former employer for compensation for having been laid off, sick A Belgian law of December 27, 2012, published in the State Gazette on December 31, became effective on January 10, 2013. Among its provisions are rules on the hiring out of workers to other On December 7, 2012, President Lukashenko of Belarus issued a decree entitled "Additional Measures to Develop the Lumber Industry." (Text [in Russian], President of the Republic of Belarus website (last visited Jan. Federal Law No. 185 on Amendments to Federal Laws on the Status of Foreigners and on Education entered into force on December 1, 2012. (ROSSIISKAIA GAZETA No. 262 (Nov. 14, 2012) [official publication, in Russian].)Under On November 15, 2012, Indonesia's Manpower and Transmigration Ministry published a decree that limits the use of contract workers. The new decree has been sent on to the Justice and Human Rights Ministry for review before Near the end of its regular session in September 2012, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted the Act on Special Measures to Help Single Parents Have Jobs (Boshi katei no haha oyobi fushi katei no chichi no On August 27, 2012, Israel's Supreme Court, sitting as a High Court of Justice in an extended bench of seven justices, voided an order issued by the The Executive Yuan (Cabinet) has approved a proposal put forward by the Council of Labor Affairs (CLA) to increase the minimum hourly wage in Taiwan from NT$103 (about US$3.50) to NT$109 (about US$3.71). The raise is The Convention on Domestic Workers, a United Nations treaty providing international standards aimed at improving the lives of domestic workers around the world, will come into effect next year. The ratification of the document by two Taiwan's Council of Labor Affairs (CLA), a Cabinet-level agency in charge of labor matters at the national level, announced on August 9, 2012, that Taiwan's minimum hourly wage will be increased in two phases, from NT$103 Since its promulgation in 1994, the first Labor Code of Vietnam (International Labor Organization, NATLEX) has been amended three times, in 2002, 2006, and 2007. In 2012, the Code was amended again after approval by On April 28, 2012, China's State Council published the Special Provisions on Labor Protection of Female Employees (text in Chinese, Central People's Government of the People's Republic of China website (May 7, 2012)). Aiming According to Dilan Perera, the Sri Lankan Minister of Foreign Employment Promotion and Welfare, Oman and Sri Lanka are planning to sign a Memorandum of Understanding on manpower issues. On the whole, Perera said, conditions are On April 26, 2012, several Indonesian officials made a formal protest to Malaysia over the shooting deaths of three Indonesian migrant workers in Malaysia in late March. This followed a request by Muhaimin Iskandar, the Minister On March 13, 2012, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Law for Extending Proper Representation to Members of the Druze Community in Public Service (Amendments) 5772-2012 (the Knesset website (last visited Mar. 20, 2012)). The On January 17, 2012, Indonesia's Constitutional Court ruled that outsourcing labor, which in this context means hiring workers on short-term contracts without benefits, is unconstitutional. The idea behind this decision is that workers have "the right In 2009, following reports of Indonesian domestic workers being abused in Malaysia, a ban on sending migrant laborers there was instituted. On November 30, 2011, the Indonesian government announced an end to the moratorium. On October 11, 2011, Brazilian President Dilma Roussef signed into law legislation that amends the Consolidation of Labor Laws (Decreto-Lei No. 5.452, de 1 de Maio de 1943). According to Law No. 12,506 of October 11, On July 21, 2011, the Council of Labor Affairs (CLA) announced its decision on a proposal to increase Taiwan's monthly minimum wage by 5.03%. If approved by Taiwan's Executive Yuan (Cabinet), the increase from NT$17,880 (about On June 6, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Prevention of Employment of Sex Offenders in Specific Institutions (Amendment No. 7) Law, 5771-2011. The Amendment Law adds the new category of "helpless persons" to groups On May 1, 2011, Hong Kong's Minimum Wage Ordinance took effect; under it a HK$28 (about US$3.6) per hour minimum wage rate is enforced. (Minimum Wage Ordinance (Cap. 608), Hong Kong Department of Justice Bilingual On April 13, 2011, Israel's High Court of Justice accepted a petition to void a procedure that required female foreign workers, in the absence of unusual humanitarian circumstances, to leave the country with their newborns within On April 19, 2011, the District Court of Athens upheld the decision of an airline company that had fired a female employee for visiting the social networking website "Facebook" for extended periods of time during working On March 28, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Expansion of Appropriate Representation of Members of the Ethiopian Community in the Public Sector (Legislative Amendments) Law, 5761-2011. The Law amends various pieces of legislation on In January 2011, the Cabinet of the Sri Lankan government approved a proposal to raise the minimum legal age of employment for migrant domestic workers from Sri Lanka, making it 21 rather than 18. The new On January 21, 2011, the Minister of Labor of Saudi Arabia announced that the government has no intention of abolishing the sponsorship system in the Kingdom. Known as kafala, the sponsorship system includes a pledge by It was reported on January 13, 2011, that Jonathan Goodluck, President of Nigeria, has forwarded a bill to amend the law on the national minimum wage to the National Assembly for floor action (Minimum Wage Bill Turkey's Minimum Wage Commission announced on December 28, 2010, that the country's new minimum wage as of January 2011 will be TL796.50 (about US$515) a month, making the monthly net after-tax income of minimum wage earners On November 15, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) extended the authority enjoyed by supervisors appointed under the Foreign Workers Law, 5751-1991 by the Minister of Industry, Trade and Employment and by the Minister of the Interior. On July 21, 2010, Israel's parliament, the Knesset, passed an amendment to the Youth Labor Law (Amendment No. 14). The amendment prohibits the employment during school hours of young people who are in the 11th and Chile's Labor Code was amended on March 29, 2008, to include provisions establishing that final trial decisions in labor cases may be challenged exclusively by the annulment recourse. The recourse, which suspends application of the trial On July 13, 2010, the European Commission, as part of a package of measures proposed in 2005 and endorsed in 2008 to regulate legal migration, adopted a draft directive designed to establish common minimum standards for On June 1, 2010, the Legislative Yuan of the Republic of China (or Taiwan) approved amendments to Taiwan's Labor Union Law that, in conjunction with the 2008 amended Collective Bargaining Agreement Law and 2009 amended Settlement According to an administrative act (portaria) issued on May 31, 2010, by the Ministry of Employment, Brazilian companies are now prohibited from requiring prospective employees to be tested for HIV during the hiring process or by It was reported on May 14, 2010, that the Ministry of Public Services and Labor (MIFOTRA) of Rwanda is in the process of drafting a new law which, if passed, will put in place safeguards to On May 10, 2010, a two-day conference opened in The Hague to discuss a campaign to end the worst forms of child labor. The conference's 450 participants from 80 countries have called for these practices The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has rescinded a 2007 regulation intended to prevent employers from employing undocumented immigrants, the enforcement of which had been enjoined by a federal court. The 2007 regulation, known A United States federal appeals court has held that National Football League (NFL) players can use state law to challenge penalties for positive tests of substances banned by the league. In 2006, five NFL players, Ecuador has adopted a decree that creates a Commission Responsible for the Development, Promotion, and Monitoring of the Implementation of an Anti-Crisis Strategy for the Protection of Employment. The anti-crisis strategy is a systematic set of The Legislative Assembly of Chelyabinsk (an industrial region in the Ural Mountains that is one of the Russian constituent components) is discussing the First Employment Act, a state law that would provide for additional employment guarantees On June 1, 2009, the Legislative Yuan (Taiwan's highest legislative body) passed the preliminary draft of a bill on retirement, compensation, severance, and resignation of private school employees, which would affect more than 60,000 teachers and It was reported on May 5, 2009, that, after a prolonged debate, the Rwandan Chamber of Deputies passed a bill that modifies the labor law adopted in 2001. The change prolongs the possible working hours from On April 8, 2009, President Alan Garcia Perez of Peru signed a law amending article 6 of the General Law on Labor Inspection, dealing with the assignment of jurisdictions for the authorities (Law No. 28806). Article Sri Lanka's National Child Protection Authority (NCPA) is taking steps to combat the practice of employing underage children as domestic helpers. According to Jagath Wellawatta, NCPA's chair, the existing laws will be strengthened to protect children. In Greece, young adults up to 30 years of age are encountering serious problems in finding employment commensurate with their professional qualifications and expertise. The unemployment rate for this age group was over 22 percent in On February 11, 2009, Brazil's Ministry of Labor extended the payment of unemployment insurance (seguro-desemprego) to sectors of the economy that are facing high levels of unemployment. In order to assess which sectors will be granted On January 23, 2009, in response to the international financial crisis, four Chinese agencies jointly issued guiding opinions on stabilizing labor relations (the Opinions). The six-part document begins with the statement that its purpose is to On December 11, 2008, France's Constitutional Council ruled on the constitutionality of several provisions of the 2009 Law on the Financing of Social Security. Determination of the constitutionality of laws in France takes place before their On December 5, 2008, the Belgian Council of Ministers approved a draft royal regulation that keeps barriers in place against the hiring of Bulgarian and Romanian workers for three more years, from January 1, 2009, to The Ministry of Justice of the Netherlands announced in a press release on November 26, 2008, that the Dutch Cabinet had endorsed a legislative proposal to place a ceiling of one year's salary as the severance In an announcement published in the government gazette on December 3, 2008, Namibian Labor Minister, Immanuel Ngatjizeko, declared that section 128 of the Labor Act of Namibia, a provision that prohibits labor hire practices, will take On November 26, 2008, Taiwan's Gender Employment Equality Law, which was originally promulgated on January 16, 2002, was amended. The amendment affects articles 38 and 38-1, the penalty provisions of the Law. A January 2008 amendment On September 18, 2008, the State Council of the People's Republic of China (PRC) passed the Implementation Regulations of the PRC Labor Contract Law. (Text of the Implementation Regulations [in Chinese], Central People's Government of the The Namibian Labor Act of 2007 will become effective on November 1, 2008, the Namibian Minister of Labor and Social Welfare announced recently. The implementation of the Act, which was approved several months ago by the On September 7, 2008, Bangladesh's Interim Government relaxed certain emergency rules to allow limited trade union activity. Trade union activity, along with political activities and street protests, were banned in January 2007 when a state of... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 10 Sep 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540657_text Global Legal Monitor: Taiwan: Labor Insurance Statute Amended http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540632_text Labor - The Government of Nigeria has adopted a draft policy to address the child labor issues that affect over six million children in the country. (Talatu Usman, Nigeria Adopts Draft National Policy on Child On September 5, 2013, the Domestic Workers Convention came into effect. It extends basic labor rights to domestic workers worldwide. The Convention, developed by the International Labour Organization (ILO), had to be ratified by two ILO The Maritime Labour Convention of 2006 came into force on August 20, 2013, having been ratified by 47 countries. (MLC Maritime Labour Convention 2006, NORMLEX (International Labour Organization (ILO) website); Ratifications of MLC On May 30, 2013, Beijing municipal employment authorities gave notice of a new requirement, effective as of July 1, for foreigners seeking work permits in Beijing. The foreign applicants must provide a Certificate of The repeal of a January 2013 law limiting unemployment benefits to a two-year period means that Denmark's unemployed will now be able to receive funds for four years through a two-year extension of the benefit period. On May 28, 2013, Lita Anggraini, the coordinator of the Indonesian National Network for Domestic Workers Advocacy (Jala PRT, an NGO network) urged the country's legislature to finalize the draft law on protection of domestic workers. In a statement issued on April 30, 2013, Catherine Ashton, the European Union's High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, and Karel De Gucht,the Commissioner for Trade, expressed the EU's commitment to assisting Bangladeshi authorities On March 26, 2013, the Brazilian Federal Senate unanimously approved, on a second and final round, a constitutional amendment that extends to household workers the same rights and duties of all workers who are regulated by On February 21, 2013, the Supreme Court of Israel rendered a decision in a case lodged by a plaintiff whose candidacy for the position of regional distributor with Mifal Hapais, a public body that enjoys the The Tel Aviv Regional Labor Court recently rejected a lawsuit brought by a graphic designer against her former employer for compensation for having been laid off, sick A Belgian law of December 27, 2012, published in the State Gazette on December 31, became effective on January 10, 2013. Among its provisions are rules on the hiring out of workers to other On December 7, 2012, President Lukashenko of Belarus issued a decree entitled "Additional Measures to Develop the Lumber Industry." (Text [in Russian], President of the Republic of Belarus website (last visited Jan. Federal Law No. 185 on Amendments to Federal Laws on the Status of Foreigners and on Education entered into force on December 1, 2012. (ROSSIISKAIA GAZETA No. 262 (Nov. 14, 2012) [official publication, in Russian].)Under On November 15, 2012, Indonesia's Manpower and Transmigration Ministry published a decree that limits the use of contract workers. The new decree has been sent on to the Justice and Human Rights Ministry for review before Near the end of its regular session in September 2012, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted the Act on Special Measures to Help Single Parents Have Jobs (Boshi katei no haha oyobi fushi katei no chichi no On August 27, 2012, Israel's Supreme Court, sitting as a High Court of Justice in an extended bench of seven justices, voided an order issued by the The Executive Yuan (Cabinet) has approved a proposal put forward by the Council of Labor Affairs (CLA) to increase the minimum hourly wage in Taiwan from NT$103 (about US$3.50) to NT$109 (about US$3.71). The raise is The Convention on Domestic Workers, a United Nations treaty providing international standards aimed at improving the lives of domestic workers around the world, will come into effect next year. The ratification of the document by two Taiwan's Council of Labor Affairs (CLA), a Cabinet-level agency in charge of labor matters at the national level, announced on August 9, 2012, that Taiwan's minimum hourly wage will be increased in two phases, from NT$103 Since its promulgation in 1994, the first Labor Code of Vietnam (International Labor Organization, NATLEX) has been amended three times, in 2002, 2006, and 2007. In 2012, the Code was amended again after approval by On April 28, 2012, China's State Council published the Special Provisions on Labor Protection of Female Employees (text in Chinese, Central People's Government of the People's Republic of China website (May 7, 2012)). Aiming According to Dilan Perera, the Sri Lankan Minister of Foreign Employment Promotion and Welfare, Oman and Sri Lanka are planning to sign a Memorandum of Understanding on manpower issues. On the whole, Perera said, conditions are On April 26, 2012, several Indonesian officials made a formal protest to Malaysia over the shooting deaths of three Indonesian migrant workers in Malaysia in late March. This followed a request by Muhaimin Iskandar, the Minister On March 13, 2012, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Law for Extending Proper Representation to Members of the Druze Community in Public Service (Amendments) 5772-2012 (the Knesset website (last visited Mar. 20, 2012)). The On January 17, 2012, Indonesia's Constitutional Court ruled that outsourcing labor, which in this context means hiring workers on short-term contracts without benefits, is unconstitutional. The idea behind this decision is that workers have "the right In 2009, following reports of Indonesian domestic workers being abused in Malaysia, a ban on sending migrant laborers there was instituted. On November 30, 2011, the Indonesian government announced an end to the moratorium. On October 11, 2011, Brazilian President Dilma Roussef signed into law legislation that amends the Consolidation of Labor Laws (Decreto-Lei No. 5.452, de 1 de Maio de 1943). According to Law No. 12,506 of October 11, On July 21, 2011, the Council of Labor Affairs (CLA) announced its decision on a proposal to increase Taiwan's monthly minimum wage by 5.03%. If approved by Taiwan's Executive Yuan (Cabinet), the increase from NT$17,880 (about On June 6, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Prevention of Employment of Sex Offenders in Specific Institutions (Amendment No. 7) Law, 5771-2011. The Amendment Law adds the new category of "helpless persons" to groups On May 1, 2011, Hong Kong's Minimum Wage Ordinance took effect; under it a HK$28 (about US$3.6) per hour minimum wage rate is enforced. (Minimum Wage Ordinance (Cap. 608), Hong Kong Department of Justice Bilingual On April 13, 2011, Israel's High Court of Justice accepted a petition to void a procedure that required female foreign workers, in the absence of unusual humanitarian circumstances, to leave the country with their newborns within On April 19, 2011, the District Court of Athens upheld the decision of an airline company that had fired a female employee for visiting the social networking website "Facebook" for extended periods of time during working On March 28, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Expansion of Appropriate Representation of Members of the Ethiopian Community in the Public Sector (Legislative Amendments) Law, 5761-2011. The Law amends various pieces of legislation on In January 2011, the Cabinet of the Sri Lankan government approved a proposal to raise the minimum legal age of employment for migrant domestic workers from Sri Lanka, making it 21 rather than 18. The new On January 21, 2011, the Minister of Labor of Saudi Arabia announced that the government has no intention of abolishing the sponsorship system in the Kingdom. Known as kafala, the sponsorship system includes a pledge by It was reported on January 13, 2011, that Jonathan Goodluck, President of Nigeria, has forwarded a bill to amend the law on the national minimum wage to the National Assembly for floor action (Minimum Wage Bill Turkey's Minimum Wage Commission announced on December 28, 2010, that the country's new minimum wage as of January 2011 will be TL796.50 (about US$515) a month, making the monthly net after-tax income of minimum wage earners On November 15, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) extended the authority enjoyed by supervisors appointed under the Foreign Workers Law, 5751-1991 by the Minister of Industry, Trade and Employment and by the Minister of the Interior. On July 21, 2010, Israel's parliament, the Knesset, passed an amendment to the Youth Labor Law (Amendment No. 14). The amendment prohibits the employment during school hours of young people who are in the 11th and Chile's Labor Code was amended on March 29, 2008, to include provisions establishing that final trial decisions in labor cases may be challenged exclusively by the annulment recourse. The recourse, which suspends application of the trial On July 13, 2010, the European Commission, as part of a package of measures proposed in 2005 and endorsed in 2008 to regulate legal migration, adopted a draft directive designed to establish common minimum standards for On June 1, 2010, the Legislative Yuan of the Republic of China (or Taiwan) approved amendments to Taiwan's Labor Union Law that, in conjunction with the 2008 amended Collective Bargaining Agreement Law and 2009 amended Settlement According to an administrative act (portaria) issued on May 31, 2010, by the Ministry of Employment, Brazilian companies are now prohibited from requiring prospective employees to be tested for HIV during the hiring process or by It was reported on May 14, 2010, that the Ministry of Public Services and Labor (MIFOTRA) of Rwanda is in the process of drafting a new law which, if passed, will put in place safeguards to On May 10, 2010, a two-day conference opened in The Hague to discuss a campaign to end the worst forms of child labor. The conference's 450 participants from 80 countries have called for these practices The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has rescinded a 2007 regulation intended to prevent employers from employing undocumented immigrants, the enforcement of which had been enjoined by a federal court. The 2007 regulation, known A United States federal appeals court has held that National Football League (NFL) players can use state law to challenge penalties for positive tests of substances banned by the league. In 2006, five NFL players, Ecuador has adopted a decree that creates a Commission Responsible for the Development, Promotion, and Monitoring of the Implementation of an Anti-Crisis Strategy for the Protection of Employment. The anti-crisis strategy is a systematic set of The Legislative Assembly of Chelyabinsk (an industrial region in the Ural Mountains that is one of the Russian constituent components) is discussing the First Employment Act, a state law that would provide for additional employment guarantees On June 1, 2009, the Legislative Yuan (Taiwan's highest legislative body) passed the preliminary draft of a bill on retirement, compensation, severance, and resignation of private school employees, which would affect more than 60,000 teachers and It was reported on May 5, 2009, that, after a prolonged debate, the Rwandan Chamber of Deputies passed a bill that modifies the labor law adopted in 2001. The change prolongs the possible working hours from On April 8, 2009, President Alan Garcia Perez of Peru signed a law amending article 6 of the General Law on Labor Inspection, dealing with the assignment of jurisdictions for the authorities (Law No. 28806). Article Sri Lanka's National Child Protection Authority (NCPA) is taking steps to combat the practice of employing underage children as domestic helpers. According to Jagath Wellawatta, NCPA's chair, the existing laws will be strengthened to protect children. In Greece, young adults up to 30 years of age are encountering serious problems in finding employment commensurate with their professional qualifications and expertise. The unemployment rate for this age group was over 22 percent in On February 11, 2009, Brazil's Ministry of Labor extended the payment of unemployment insurance (seguro-desemprego) to sectors of the economy that are facing high levels of unemployment. In order to assess which sectors will be granted On January 23, 2009, in response to the international financial crisis, four Chinese agencies jointly issued guiding opinions on stabilizing labor relations (the Opinions). The six-part document begins with the statement that its purpose is to On December 11, 2008, France's Constitutional Council ruled on the constitutionality of several provisions of the 2009 Law on the Financing of Social Security. Determination of the constitutionality of laws in France takes place before their On December 5, 2008, the Belgian Council of Ministers approved a draft royal regulation that keeps barriers in place against the hiring of Bulgarian and Romanian workers for three more years, from January 1, 2009, to The Ministry of Justice of the Netherlands announced in a press release on November 26, 2008, that the Dutch Cabinet had endorsed a legislative proposal to place a ceiling of one year's salary as the severance In an announcement published in the government gazette on December 3, 2008, Namibian Labor Minister, Immanuel Ngatjizeko, declared that section 128 of the Labor Act of Namibia, a provision that prohibits labor hire practices, will take On November 26, 2008, Taiwan's Gender Employment Equality Law, which was originally promulgated on January 16, 2002, was amended. The amendment affects articles 38 and 38-1, the penalty provisions of the Law. A January 2008 amendment On September 18, 2008, the State Council of the People's Republic of China (PRC) passed the Implementation Regulations of the PRC Labor Contract Law. (Text of the Implementation Regulations [in Chinese], Central People's Government of the The Namibian Labor Act of 2007 will become effective on November 1, 2008, the Namibian Minister of Labor and Social Welfare announced recently. The implementation of the Act, which was approved several months ago by the On September 7, 2008, Bangladesh's Interim Government relaxed certain emergency rules to allow limited trade union activity. Trade union activity, along with political activities and street protests, were banned in January 2007 when a state of The Statute on Labor Insurance was significantly amended on August 13, 2008. Among other changes are the following. The new Statute divides labor insurance into the two categories and payment types of... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 05 Sep 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540632_text Global Legal Monitor: Czech Republic: New Rules for Sick Leave Benefits http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540565_text Labor - The Government of Nigeria has adopted a draft policy to address the child labor issues that affect over six million children in the country. (Talatu Usman, Nigeria Adopts Draft National Policy on Child On September 5, 2013, the Domestic Workers Convention came into effect. It extends basic labor rights to domestic workers worldwide. The Convention, developed by the International Labour Organization (ILO), had to be ratified by two ILO The Maritime Labour Convention of 2006 came into force on August 20, 2013, having been ratified by 47 countries. (MLC Maritime Labour Convention 2006, NORMLEX (International Labour Organization (ILO) website); Ratifications of MLC On May 30, 2013, Beijing municipal employment authorities gave notice of a new requirement, effective as of July 1, for foreigners seeking work permits in Beijing. The foreign applicants must provide a Certificate of The repeal of a January 2013 law limiting unemployment benefits to a two-year period means that Denmark's unemployed will now be able to receive funds for four years through a two-year extension of the benefit period. On May 28, 2013, Lita Anggraini, the coordinator of the Indonesian National Network for Domestic Workers Advocacy (Jala PRT, an NGO network) urged the country's legislature to finalize the draft law on protection of domestic workers. In a statement issued on April 30, 2013, Catherine Ashton, the European Union's High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, and Karel De Gucht,the Commissioner for Trade, expressed the EU's commitment to assisting Bangladeshi authorities On March 26, 2013, the Brazilian Federal Senate unanimously approved, on a second and final round, a constitutional amendment that extends to household workers the same rights and duties of all workers who are regulated by On February 21, 2013, the Supreme Court of Israel rendered a decision in a case lodged by a plaintiff whose candidacy for the position of regional distributor with Mifal Hapais, a public body that enjoys the The Tel Aviv Regional Labor Court recently rejected a lawsuit brought by a graphic designer against her former employer for compensation for having been laid off, sick A Belgian law of December 27, 2012, published in the State Gazette on December 31, became effective on January 10, 2013. Among its provisions are rules on the hiring out of workers to other On December 7, 2012, President Lukashenko of Belarus issued a decree entitled "Additional Measures to Develop the Lumber Industry." (Text [in Russian], President of the Republic of Belarus website (last visited Jan. Federal Law No. 185 on Amendments to Federal Laws on the Status of Foreigners and on Education entered into force on December 1, 2012. (ROSSIISKAIA GAZETA No. 262 (Nov. 14, 2012) [official publication, in Russian].)Under On November 15, 2012, Indonesia's Manpower and Transmigration Ministry published a decree that limits the use of contract workers. The new decree has been sent on to the Justice and Human Rights Ministry for review before Near the end of its regular session in September 2012, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted the Act on Special Measures to Help Single Parents Have Jobs (Boshi katei no haha oyobi fushi katei no chichi no On August 27, 2012, Israel's Supreme Court, sitting as a High Court of Justice in an extended bench of seven justices, voided an order issued by the The Executive Yuan (Cabinet) has approved a proposal put forward by the Council of Labor Affairs (CLA) to increase the minimum hourly wage in Taiwan from NT$103 (about US$3.50) to NT$109 (about US$3.71). The raise is The Convention on Domestic Workers, a United Nations treaty providing international standards aimed at improving the lives of domestic workers around the world, will come into effect next year. The ratification of the document by two Taiwan's Council of Labor Affairs (CLA), a Cabinet-level agency in charge of labor matters at the national level, announced on August 9, 2012, that Taiwan's minimum hourly wage will be increased in two phases, from NT$103 Since its promulgation in 1994, the first Labor Code of Vietnam (International Labor Organization, NATLEX) has been amended three times, in 2002, 2006, and 2007. In 2012, the Code was amended again after approval by On April 28, 2012, China's State Council published the Special Provisions on Labor Protection of Female Employees (text in Chinese, Central People's Government of the People's Republic of China website (May 7, 2012)). Aiming According to Dilan Perera, the Sri Lankan Minister of Foreign Employment Promotion and Welfare, Oman and Sri Lanka are planning to sign a Memorandum of Understanding on manpower issues. On the whole, Perera said, conditions are On April 26, 2012, several Indonesian officials made a formal protest to Malaysia over the shooting deaths of three Indonesian migrant workers in Malaysia in late March. This followed a request by Muhaimin Iskandar, the Minister On March 13, 2012, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Law for Extending Proper Representation to Members of the Druze Community in Public Service (Amendments) 5772-2012 (the Knesset website (last visited Mar. 20, 2012)). The On January 17, 2012, Indonesia's Constitutional Court ruled that outsourcing labor, which in this context means hiring workers on short-term contracts without benefits, is unconstitutional. The idea behind this decision is that workers have "the right In 2009, following reports of Indonesian domestic workers being abused in Malaysia, a ban on sending migrant laborers there was instituted. On November 30, 2011, the Indonesian government announced an end to the moratorium. On October 11, 2011, Brazilian President Dilma Roussef signed into law legislation that amends the Consolidation of Labor Laws (Decreto-Lei No. 5.452, de 1 de Maio de 1943). According to Law No. 12,506 of October 11, On July 21, 2011, the Council of Labor Affairs (CLA) announced its decision on a proposal to increase Taiwan's monthly minimum wage by 5.03%. If approved by Taiwan's Executive Yuan (Cabinet), the increase from NT$17,880 (about On June 6, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Prevention of Employment of Sex Offenders in Specific Institutions (Amendment No. 7) Law, 5771-2011. The Amendment Law adds the new category of "helpless persons" to groups On May 1, 2011, Hong Kong's Minimum Wage Ordinance took effect; under it a HK$28 (about US$3.6) per hour minimum wage rate is enforced. (Minimum Wage Ordinance (Cap. 608), Hong Kong Department of Justice Bilingual On April 13, 2011, Israel's High Court of Justice accepted a petition to void a procedure that required female foreign workers, in the absence of unusual humanitarian circumstances, to leave the country with their newborns within On April 19, 2011, the District Court of Athens upheld the decision of an airline company that had fired a female employee for visiting the social networking website "Facebook" for extended periods of time during working On March 28, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Expansion of Appropriate Representation of Members of the Ethiopian Community in the Public Sector (Legislative Amendments) Law, 5761-2011. The Law amends various pieces of legislation on In January 2011, the Cabinet of the Sri Lankan government approved a proposal to raise the minimum legal age of employment for migrant domestic workers from Sri Lanka, making it 21 rather than 18. The new On January 21, 2011, the Minister of Labor of Saudi Arabia announced that the government has no intention of abolishing the sponsorship system in the Kingdom. Known as kafala, the sponsorship system includes a pledge by It was reported on January 13, 2011, that Jonathan Goodluck, President of Nigeria, has forwarded a bill to amend the law on the national minimum wage to the National Assembly for floor action (Minimum Wage Bill Turkey's Minimum Wage Commission announced on December 28, 2010, that the country's new minimum wage as of January 2011 will be TL796.50 (about US$515) a month, making the monthly net after-tax income of minimum wage earners On November 15, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) extended the authority enjoyed by supervisors appointed under the Foreign Workers Law, 5751-1991 by the Minister of Industry, Trade and Employment and by the Minister of the Interior. On July 21, 2010, Israel's parliament, the Knesset, passed an amendment to the Youth Labor Law (Amendment No. 14). The amendment prohibits the employment during school hours of young people who are in the 11th and Chile's Labor Code was amended on March 29, 2008, to include provisions establishing that final trial decisions in labor cases may be challenged exclusively by the annulment recourse. The recourse, which suspends application of the trial On July 13, 2010, the European Commission, as part of a package of measures proposed in 2005 and endorsed in 2008 to regulate legal migration, adopted a draft directive designed to establish common minimum standards for On June 1, 2010, the Legislative Yuan of the Republic of China (or Taiwan) approved amendments to Taiwan's Labor Union Law that, in conjunction with the 2008 amended Collective Bargaining Agreement Law and 2009 amended Settlement According to an administrative act (portaria) issued on May 31, 2010, by the Ministry of Employment, Brazilian companies are now prohibited from requiring prospective employees to be tested for HIV during the hiring process or by It was reported on May 14, 2010, that the Ministry of Public Services and Labor (MIFOTRA) of Rwanda is in the process of drafting a new law which, if passed, will put in place safeguards to On May 10, 2010, a two-day conference opened in The Hague to discuss a campaign to end the worst forms of child labor. The conference's 450 participants from 80 countries have called for these practices The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has rescinded a 2007 regulation intended to prevent employers from employing undocumented immigrants, the enforcement of which had been enjoined by a federal court. The 2007 regulation, known A United States federal appeals court has held that National Football League (NFL) players can use state law to challenge penalties for positive tests of substances banned by the league. In 2006, five NFL players, Ecuador has adopted a decree that creates a Commission Responsible for the Development, Promotion, and Monitoring of the Implementation of an Anti-Crisis Strategy for the Protection of Employment. The anti-crisis strategy is a systematic set of The Legislative Assembly of Chelyabinsk (an industrial region in the Ural Mountains that is one of the Russian constituent components) is discussing the First Employment Act, a state law that would provide for additional employment guarantees On June 1, 2009, the Legislative Yuan (Taiwan's highest legislative body) passed the preliminary draft of a bill on retirement, compensation, severance, and resignation of private school employees, which would affect more than 60,000 teachers and It was reported on May 5, 2009, that, after a prolonged debate, the Rwandan Chamber of Deputies passed a bill that modifies the labor law adopted in 2001. The change prolongs the possible working hours from On April 8, 2009, President Alan Garcia Perez of Peru signed a law amending article 6 of the General Law on Labor Inspection, dealing with the assignment of jurisdictions for the authorities (Law No. 28806). Article Sri Lanka's National Child Protection Authority (NCPA) is taking steps to combat the practice of employing underage children as domestic helpers. According to Jagath Wellawatta, NCPA's chair, the existing laws will be strengthened to protect children. In Greece, young adults up to 30 years of age are encountering serious problems in finding employment commensurate with their professional qualifications and expertise. The unemployment rate for this age group was over 22 percent in On February 11, 2009, Brazil's Ministry of Labor extended the payment of unemployment insurance (seguro-desemprego) to sectors of the economy that are facing high levels of unemployment. In order to assess which sectors will be granted On January 23, 2009, in response to the international financial crisis, four Chinese agencies jointly issued guiding opinions on stabilizing labor relations (the Opinions). The six-part document begins with the statement that its purpose is to On December 11, 2008, France's Constitutional Council ruled on the constitutionality of several provisions of the 2009 Law on the Financing of Social Security. Determination of the constitutionality of laws in France takes place before their On December 5, 2008, the Belgian Council of Ministers approved a draft royal regulation that keeps barriers in place against the hiring of Bulgarian and Romanian workers for three more years, from January 1, 2009, to The Ministry of Justice of the Netherlands announced in a press release on November 26, 2008, that the Dutch Cabinet had endorsed a legislative proposal to place a ceiling of one year's salary as the severance In an announcement published in the government gazette on December 3, 2008, Namibian Labor Minister, Immanuel Ngatjizeko, declared that section 128 of the Labor Act of Namibia, a provision that prohibits labor hire practices, will take On November 26, 2008, Taiwan's Gender Employment Equality Law, which was originally promulgated on January 16, 2002, was amended. The amendment affects articles 38 and 38-1, the penalty provisions of the Law. A January 2008 amendment On September 18, 2008, the State Council of the People's Republic of China (PRC) passed the Implementation Regulations of the PRC Labor Contract Law. (Text of the Implementation Regulations [in Chinese], Central People's Government of the The Namibian Labor Act of 2007 will become effective on November 1, 2008, the Namibian Minister of Labor and Social Welfare announced recently. The implementation of the Act, which was approved several months ago by the On September 7, 2008, Bangladesh's Interim Government relaxed certain emergency rules to allow limited trade union activity. Trade union activity, along with political activities and street protests, were banned in January 2007 when a state of The Statute on Labor Insurance was significantly amended on August 13, 2008. Among other changes are the following. The new Statute divides labor insurance into the two categories and payment types of On May 15, 2008, the Constitutional Court of the Czech Republic invalidated the package of reform legislation initiated by the government that had provided for the elimination of payments to all employees nationwide during the first... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 02 Jun 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540565_text Global Legal Monitor: Bangladesh: New Ordinance to Amend the Bangladesh Labor Act of 2006 http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540358_text Labor - The Government of Nigeria has adopted a draft policy to address the child labor issues that affect over six million children in the country. (Talatu Usman, Nigeria Adopts Draft National Policy on Child On September 5, 2013, the Domestic Workers Convention came into effect. It extends basic labor rights to domestic workers worldwide. The Convention, developed by the International Labour Organization (ILO), had to be ratified by two ILO The Maritime Labour Convention of 2006 came into force on August 20, 2013, having been ratified by 47 countries. (MLC Maritime Labour Convention 2006, NORMLEX (International Labour Organization (ILO) website); Ratifications of MLC On May 30, 2013, Beijing municipal employment authorities gave notice of a new requirement, effective as of July 1, for foreigners seeking work permits in Beijing. The foreign applicants must provide a Certificate of The repeal of a January 2013 law limiting unemployment benefits to a two-year period means that Denmark's unemployed will now be able to receive funds for four years through a two-year extension of the benefit period. On May 28, 2013, Lita Anggraini, the coordinator of the Indonesian National Network for Domestic Workers Advocacy (Jala PRT, an NGO network) urged the country's legislature to finalize the draft law on protection of domestic workers. In a statement issued on April 30, 2013, Catherine Ashton, the European Union's High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, and Karel De Gucht,the Commissioner for Trade, expressed the EU's commitment to assisting Bangladeshi authorities On March 26, 2013, the Brazilian Federal Senate unanimously approved, on a second and final round, a constitutional amendment that extends to household workers the same rights and duties of all workers who are regulated by On February 21, 2013, the Supreme Court of Israel rendered a decision in a case lodged by a plaintiff whose candidacy for the position of regional distributor with Mifal Hapais, a public body that enjoys the The Tel Aviv Regional Labor Court recently rejected a lawsuit brought by a graphic designer against her former employer for compensation for having been laid off, sick A Belgian law of December 27, 2012, published in the State Gazette on December 31, became effective on January 10, 2013. Among its provisions are rules on the hiring out of workers to other On December 7, 2012, President Lukashenko of Belarus issued a decree entitled "Additional Measures to Develop the Lumber Industry." (Text [in Russian], President of the Republic of Belarus website (last visited Jan. Federal Law No. 185 on Amendments to Federal Laws on the Status of Foreigners and on Education entered into force on December 1, 2012. (ROSSIISKAIA GAZETA No. 262 (Nov. 14, 2012) [official publication, in Russian].)Under On November 15, 2012, Indonesia's Manpower and Transmigration Ministry published a decree that limits the use of contract workers. The new decree has been sent on to the Justice and Human Rights Ministry for review before Near the end of its regular session in September 2012, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted the Act on Special Measures to Help Single Parents Have Jobs (Boshi katei no haha oyobi fushi katei no chichi no On August 27, 2012, Israel's Supreme Court, sitting as a High Court of Justice in an extended bench of seven justices, voided an order issued by the The Executive Yuan (Cabinet) has approved a proposal put forward by the Council of Labor Affairs (CLA) to increase the minimum hourly wage in Taiwan from NT$103 (about US$3.50) to NT$109 (about US$3.71). The raise is The Convention on Domestic Workers, a United Nations treaty providing international standards aimed at improving the lives of domestic workers around the world, will come into effect next year. The ratification of the document by two Taiwan's Council of Labor Affairs (CLA), a Cabinet-level agency in charge of labor matters at the national level, announced on August 9, 2012, that Taiwan's minimum hourly wage will be increased in two phases, from NT$103 Since its promulgation in 1994, the first Labor Code of Vietnam (International Labor Organization, NATLEX) has been amended three times, in 2002, 2006, and 2007. In 2012, the Code was amended again after approval by On April 28, 2012, China's State Council published the Special Provisions on Labor Protection of Female Employees (text in Chinese, Central People's Government of the People's Republic of China website (May 7, 2012)). Aiming According to Dilan Perera, the Sri Lankan Minister of Foreign Employment Promotion and Welfare, Oman and Sri Lanka are planning to sign a Memorandum of Understanding on manpower issues. On the whole, Perera said, conditions are On April 26, 2012, several Indonesian officials made a formal protest to Malaysia over the shooting deaths of three Indonesian migrant workers in Malaysia in late March. This followed a request by Muhaimin Iskandar, the Minister On March 13, 2012, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Law for Extending Proper Representation to Members of the Druze Community in Public Service (Amendments) 5772-2012 (the Knesset website (last visited Mar. 20, 2012)). The On January 17, 2012, Indonesia's Constitutional Court ruled that outsourcing labor, which in this context means hiring workers on short-term contracts without benefits, is unconstitutional. The idea behind this decision is that workers have "the right In 2009, following reports of Indonesian domestic workers being abused in Malaysia, a ban on sending migrant laborers there was instituted. On November 30, 2011, the Indonesian government announced an end to the moratorium. On October 11, 2011, Brazilian President Dilma Roussef signed into law legislation that amends the Consolidation of Labor Laws (Decreto-Lei No. 5.452, de 1 de Maio de 1943). According to Law No. 12,506 of October 11, On July 21, 2011, the Council of Labor Affairs (CLA) announced its decision on a proposal to increase Taiwan's monthly minimum wage by 5.03%. If approved by Taiwan's Executive Yuan (Cabinet), the increase from NT$17,880 (about On June 6, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Prevention of Employment of Sex Offenders in Specific Institutions (Amendment No. 7) Law, 5771-2011. The Amendment Law adds the new category of "helpless persons" to groups On May 1, 2011, Hong Kong's Minimum Wage Ordinance took effect; under it a HK$28 (about US$3.6) per hour minimum wage rate is enforced. (Minimum Wage Ordinance (Cap. 608), Hong Kong Department of Justice Bilingual On April 13, 2011, Israel's High Court of Justice accepted a petition to void a procedure that required female foreign workers, in the absence of unusual humanitarian circumstances, to leave the country with their newborns within On April 19, 2011, the District Court of Athens upheld the decision of an airline company that had fired a female employee for visiting the social networking website "Facebook" for extended periods of time during working On March 28, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Expansion of Appropriate Representation of Members of the Ethiopian Community in the Public Sector (Legislative Amendments) Law, 5761-2011. The Law amends various pieces of legislation on In January 2011, the Cabinet of the Sri Lankan government approved a proposal to raise the minimum legal age of employment for migrant domestic workers from Sri Lanka, making it 21 rather than 18. The new On January 21, 2011, the Minister of Labor of Saudi Arabia announced that the government has no intention of abolishing the sponsorship system in the Kingdom. Known as kafala, the sponsorship system includes a pledge by It was reported on January 13, 2011, that Jonathan Goodluck, President of Nigeria, has forwarded a bill to amend the law on the national minimum wage to the National Assembly for floor action (Minimum Wage Bill Turkey's Minimum Wage Commission announced on December 28, 2010, that the country's new minimum wage as of January 2011 will be TL796.50 (about US$515) a month, making the monthly net after-tax income of minimum wage earners On November 15, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) extended the authority enjoyed by supervisors appointed under the Foreign Workers Law, 5751-1991 by the Minister of Industry, Trade and Employment and by the Minister of the Interior. On July 21, 2010, Israel's parliament, the Knesset, passed an amendment to the Youth Labor Law (Amendment No. 14). The amendment prohibits the employment during school hours of young people who are in the 11th and Chile's Labor Code was amended on March 29, 2008, to include provisions establishing that final trial decisions in labor cases may be challenged exclusively by the annulment recourse. The recourse, which suspends application of the trial On July 13, 2010, the European Commission, as part of a package of measures proposed in 2005 and endorsed in 2008 to regulate legal migration, adopted a draft directive designed to establish common minimum standards for On June 1, 2010, the Legislative Yuan of the Republic of China (or Taiwan) approved amendments to Taiwan's Labor Union Law that, in conjunction with the 2008 amended Collective Bargaining Agreement Law and 2009 amended Settlement According to an administrative act (portaria) issued on May 31, 2010, by the Ministry of Employment, Brazilian companies are now prohibited from requiring prospective employees to be tested for HIV during the hiring process or by It was reported on May 14, 2010, that the Ministry of Public Services and Labor (MIFOTRA) of Rwanda is in the process of drafting a new law which, if passed, will put in place safeguards to On May 10, 2010, a two-day conference opened in The Hague to discuss a campaign to end the worst forms of child labor. The conference's 450 participants from 80 countries have called for these practices The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has rescinded a 2007 regulation intended to prevent employers from employing undocumented immigrants, the enforcement of which had been enjoined by a federal court. The 2007 regulation, known A United States federal appeals court has held that National Football League (NFL) players can use state law to challenge penalties for positive tests of substances banned by the league. In 2006, five NFL players, Ecuador has adopted a decree that creates a Commission Responsible for the Development, Promotion, and Monitoring of the Implementation of an Anti-Crisis Strategy for the Protection of Employment. The anti-crisis strategy is a systematic set of The Legislative Assembly of Chelyabinsk (an industrial region in the Ural Mountains that is one of the Russian constituent components) is discussing the First Employment Act, a state law that would provide for additional employment guarantees On June 1, 2009, the Legislative Yuan (Taiwan's highest legislative body) passed the preliminary draft of a bill on retirement, compensation, severance, and resignation of private school employees, which would affect more than 60,000 teachers and It was reported on May 5, 2009, that, after a prolonged debate, the Rwandan Chamber of Deputies passed a bill that modifies the labor law adopted in 2001. The change prolongs the possible working hours from On April 8, 2009, President Alan Garcia Perez of Peru signed a law amending article 6 of the General Law on Labor Inspection, dealing with the assignment of jurisdictions for the authorities (Law No. 28806). Article Sri Lanka's National Child Protection Authority (NCPA) is taking steps to combat the practice of employing underage children as domestic helpers. According to Jagath Wellawatta, NCPA's chair, the existing laws will be strengthened to protect children. In Greece, young adults up to 30 years of age are encountering serious problems in finding employment commensurate with their professional qualifications and expertise. The unemployment rate for this age group was over 22 percent in On February 11, 2009, Brazil's Ministry of Labor extended the payment of unemployment insurance (seguro-desemprego) to sectors of the economy that are facing high levels of unemployment. In order to assess which sectors will be granted On January 23, 2009, in response to the international financial crisis, four Chinese agencies jointly issued guiding opinions on stabilizing labor relations (the Opinions). The six-part document begins with the statement that its purpose is to On December 11, 2008, France's Constitutional Council ruled on the constitutionality of several provisions of the 2009 Law on the Financing of Social Security. Determination of the constitutionality of laws in France takes place before their On December 5, 2008, the Belgian Council of Ministers approved a draft royal regulation that keeps barriers in place against the hiring of Bulgarian and Romanian workers for three more years, from January 1, 2009, to The Ministry of Justice of the Netherlands announced in a press release on November 26, 2008, that the Dutch Cabinet had endorsed a legislative proposal to place a ceiling of one year's salary as the severance In an announcement published in the government gazette on December 3, 2008, Namibian Labor Minister, Immanuel Ngatjizeko, declared that section 128 of the Labor Act of Namibia, a provision that prohibits labor hire practices, will take On November 26, 2008, Taiwan's Gender Employment Equality Law, which was originally promulgated on January 16, 2002, was amended. The amendment affects articles 38 and 38-1, the penalty provisions of the Law. A January 2008 amendment On September 18, 2008, the State Council of the People's Republic of China (PRC) passed the Implementation Regulations of the PRC Labor Contract Law. (Text of the Implementation Regulations [in Chinese], Central People's Government of the The Namibian Labor Act of 2007 will become effective on November 1, 2008, the Namibian Minister of Labor and Social Welfare announced recently. The implementation of the Act, which was approved several months ago by the On September 7, 2008, Bangladesh's Interim Government relaxed certain emergency rules to allow limited trade union activity. Trade union activity, along with political activities and street protests, were banned in January 2007 when a state of The Statute on Labor Insurance was significantly amended on August 13, 2008. Among other changes are the following. The new Statute divides labor insurance into the two categories and payment types of On May 15, 2008, the Constitutional Court of the Czech Republic invalidated the package of reform legislation initiated by the government that had provided for the elimination of payments to all employees nationwide during the first The Bangladesh interim cabinet approved the Bangladesh Labor (amendment) Ordinance 2008 on March 31. The ordinance allows only one trade union organization to conduct activities at the ports of Chittagong and Mongla. Prior law allowed more... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 02 Apr 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540358_text Global Legal Monitor: Ghana: Minimum Wage Increase http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540359_text Labor - The Government of Nigeria has adopted a draft policy to address the child labor issues that affect over six million children in the country. (Talatu Usman, Nigeria Adopts Draft National Policy on Child On September 5, 2013, the Domestic Workers Convention came into effect. It extends basic labor rights to domestic workers worldwide. The Convention, developed by the International Labour Organization (ILO), had to be ratified by two ILO The Maritime Labour Convention of 2006 came into force on August 20, 2013, having been ratified by 47 countries. (MLC Maritime Labour Convention 2006, NORMLEX (International Labour Organization (ILO) website); Ratifications of MLC On May 30, 2013, Beijing municipal employment authorities gave notice of a new requirement, effective as of July 1, for foreigners seeking work permits in Beijing. The foreign applicants must provide a Certificate of The repeal of a January 2013 law limiting unemployment benefits to a two-year period means that Denmark's unemployed will now be able to receive funds for four years through a two-year extension of the benefit period. On May 28, 2013, Lita Anggraini, the coordinator of the Indonesian National Network for Domestic Workers Advocacy (Jala PRT, an NGO network) urged the country's legislature to finalize the draft law on protection of domestic workers. In a statement issued on April 30, 2013, Catherine Ashton, the European Union's High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, and Karel De Gucht,the Commissioner for Trade, expressed the EU's commitment to assisting Bangladeshi authorities On March 26, 2013, the Brazilian Federal Senate unanimously approved, on a second and final round, a constitutional amendment that extends to household workers the same rights and duties of all workers who are regulated by On February 21, 2013, the Supreme Court of Israel rendered a decision in a case lodged by a plaintiff whose candidacy for the position of regional distributor with Mifal Hapais, a public body that enjoys the The Tel Aviv Regional Labor Court recently rejected a lawsuit brought by a graphic designer against her former employer for compensation for having been laid off, sick A Belgian law of December 27, 2012, published in the State Gazette on December 31, became effective on January 10, 2013. Among its provisions are rules on the hiring out of workers to other On December 7, 2012, President Lukashenko of Belarus issued a decree entitled "Additional Measures to Develop the Lumber Industry." (Text [in Russian], President of the Republic of Belarus website (last visited Jan. Federal Law No. 185 on Amendments to Federal Laws on the Status of Foreigners and on Education entered into force on December 1, 2012. (ROSSIISKAIA GAZETA No. 262 (Nov. 14, 2012) [official publication, in Russian].)Under On November 15, 2012, Indonesia's Manpower and Transmigration Ministry published a decree that limits the use of contract workers. The new decree has been sent on to the Justice and Human Rights Ministry for review before Near the end of its regular session in September 2012, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted the Act on Special Measures to Help Single Parents Have Jobs (Boshi katei no haha oyobi fushi katei no chichi no On August 27, 2012, Israel's Supreme Court, sitting as a High Court of Justice in an extended bench of seven justices, voided an order issued by the The Executive Yuan (Cabinet) has approved a proposal put forward by the Council of Labor Affairs (CLA) to increase the minimum hourly wage in Taiwan from NT$103 (about US$3.50) to NT$109 (about US$3.71). The raise is The Convention on Domestic Workers, a United Nations treaty providing international standards aimed at improving the lives of domestic workers around the world, will come into effect next year. The ratification of the document by two Taiwan's Council of Labor Affairs (CLA), a Cabinet-level agency in charge of labor matters at the national level, announced on August 9, 2012, that Taiwan's minimum hourly wage will be increased in two phases, from NT$103 Since its promulgation in 1994, the first Labor Code of Vietnam (International Labor Organization, NATLEX) has been amended three times, in 2002, 2006, and 2007. In 2012, the Code was amended again after approval by On April 28, 2012, China's State Council published the Special Provisions on Labor Protection of Female Employees (text in Chinese, Central People's Government of the People's Republic of China website (May 7, 2012)). Aiming According to Dilan Perera, the Sri Lankan Minister of Foreign Employment Promotion and Welfare, Oman and Sri Lanka are planning to sign a Memorandum of Understanding on manpower issues. On the whole, Perera said, conditions are On April 26, 2012, several Indonesian officials made a formal protest to Malaysia over the shooting deaths of three Indonesian migrant workers in Malaysia in late March. This followed a request by Muhaimin Iskandar, the Minister On March 13, 2012, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Law for Extending Proper Representation to Members of the Druze Community in Public Service (Amendments) 5772-2012 (the Knesset website (last visited Mar. 20, 2012)). The On January 17, 2012, Indonesia's Constitutional Court ruled that outsourcing labor, which in this context means hiring workers on short-term contracts without benefits, is unconstitutional. The idea behind this decision is that workers have "the right In 2009, following reports of Indonesian domestic workers being abused in Malaysia, a ban on sending migrant laborers there was instituted. On November 30, 2011, the Indonesian government announced an end to the moratorium. On October 11, 2011, Brazilian President Dilma Roussef signed into law legislation that amends the Consolidation of Labor Laws (Decreto-Lei No. 5.452, de 1 de Maio de 1943). According to Law No. 12,506 of October 11, On July 21, 2011, the Council of Labor Affairs (CLA) announced its decision on a proposal to increase Taiwan's monthly minimum wage by 5.03%. If approved by Taiwan's Executive Yuan (Cabinet), the increase from NT$17,880 (about On June 6, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Prevention of Employment of Sex Offenders in Specific Institutions (Amendment No. 7) Law, 5771-2011. The Amendment Law adds the new category of "helpless persons" to groups On May 1, 2011, Hong Kong's Minimum Wage Ordinance took effect; under it a HK$28 (about US$3.6) per hour minimum wage rate is enforced. (Minimum Wage Ordinance (Cap. 608), Hong Kong Department of Justice Bilingual On April 13, 2011, Israel's High Court of Justice accepted a petition to void a procedure that required female foreign workers, in the absence of unusual humanitarian circumstances, to leave the country with their newborns within On April 19, 2011, the District Court of Athens upheld the decision of an airline company that had fired a female employee for visiting the social networking website "Facebook" for extended periods of time during working On March 28, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Expansion of Appropriate Representation of Members of the Ethiopian Community in the Public Sector (Legislative Amendments) Law, 5761-2011. The Law amends various pieces of legislation on In January 2011, the Cabinet of the Sri Lankan government approved a proposal to raise the minimum legal age of employment for migrant domestic workers from Sri Lanka, making it 21 rather than 18. The new On January 21, 2011, the Minister of Labor of Saudi Arabia announced that the government has no intention of abolishing the sponsorship system in the Kingdom. Known as kafala, the sponsorship system includes a pledge by It was reported on January 13, 2011, that Jonathan Goodluck, President of Nigeria, has forwarded a bill to amend the law on the national minimum wage to the National Assembly for floor action (Minimum Wage Bill Turkey's Minimum Wage Commission announced on December 28, 2010, that the country's new minimum wage as of January 2011 will be TL796.50 (about US$515) a month, making the monthly net after-tax income of minimum wage earners On November 15, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) extended the authority enjoyed by supervisors appointed under the Foreign Workers Law, 5751-1991 by the Minister of Industry, Trade and Employment and by the Minister of the Interior. On July 21, 2010, Israel's parliament, the Knesset, passed an amendment to the Youth Labor Law (Amendment No. 14). The amendment prohibits the employment during school hours of young people who are in the 11th and Chile's Labor Code was amended on March 29, 2008, to include provisions establishing that final trial decisions in labor cases may be challenged exclusively by the annulment recourse. The recourse, which suspends application of the trial On July 13, 2010, the European Commission, as part of a package of measures proposed in 2005 and endorsed in 2008 to regulate legal migration, adopted a draft directive designed to establish common minimum standards for On June 1, 2010, the Legislative Yuan of the Republic of China (or Taiwan) approved amendments to Taiwan's Labor Union Law that, in conjunction with the 2008 amended Collective Bargaining Agreement Law and 2009 amended Settlement According to an administrative act (portaria) issued on May 31, 2010, by the Ministry of Employment, Brazilian companies are now prohibited from requiring prospective employees to be tested for HIV during the hiring process or by It was reported on May 14, 2010, that the Ministry of Public Services and Labor (MIFOTRA) of Rwanda is in the process of drafting a new law which, if passed, will put in place safeguards to On May 10, 2010, a two-day conference opened in The Hague to discuss a campaign to end the worst forms of child labor. The conference's 450 participants from 80 countries have called for these practices The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has rescinded a 2007 regulation intended to prevent employers from employing undocumented immigrants, the enforcement of which had been enjoined by a federal court. The 2007 regulation, known A United States federal appeals court has held that National Football League (NFL) players can use state law to challenge penalties for positive tests of substances banned by the league. In 2006, five NFL players, Ecuador has adopted a decree that creates a Commission Responsible for the Development, Promotion, and Monitoring of the Implementation of an Anti-Crisis Strategy for the Protection of Employment. The anti-crisis strategy is a systematic set of The Legislative Assembly of Chelyabinsk (an industrial region in the Ural Mountains that is one of the Russian constituent components) is discussing the First Employment Act, a state law that would provide for additional employment guarantees On June 1, 2009, the Legislative Yuan (Taiwan's highest legislative body) passed the preliminary draft of a bill on retirement, compensation, severance, and resignation of private school employees, which would affect more than 60,000 teachers and It was reported on May 5, 2009, that, after a prolonged debate, the Rwandan Chamber of Deputies passed a bill that modifies the labor law adopted in 2001. The change prolongs the possible working hours from On April 8, 2009, President Alan Garcia Perez of Peru signed a law amending article 6 of the General Law on Labor Inspection, dealing with the assignment of jurisdictions for the authorities (Law No. 28806). Article Sri Lanka's National Child Protection Authority (NCPA) is taking steps to combat the practice of employing underage children as domestic helpers. According to Jagath Wellawatta, NCPA's chair, the existing laws will be strengthened to protect children. In Greece, young adults up to 30 years of age are encountering serious problems in finding employment commensurate with their professional qualifications and expertise. The unemployment rate for this age group was over 22 percent in On February 11, 2009, Brazil's Ministry of Labor extended the payment of unemployment insurance (seguro-desemprego) to sectors of the economy that are facing high levels of unemployment. In order to assess which sectors will be granted On January 23, 2009, in response to the international financial crisis, four Chinese agencies jointly issued guiding opinions on stabilizing labor relations (the Opinions). The six-part document begins with the statement that its purpose is to On December 11, 2008, France's Constitutional Council ruled on the constitutionality of several provisions of the 2009 Law on the Financing of Social Security. Determination of the constitutionality of laws in France takes place before their On December 5, 2008, the Belgian Council of Ministers approved a draft royal regulation that keeps barriers in place against the hiring of Bulgarian and Romanian workers for three more years, from January 1, 2009, to The Ministry of Justice of the Netherlands announced in a press release on November 26, 2008, that the Dutch Cabinet had endorsed a legislative proposal to place a ceiling of one year's salary as the severance In an announcement published in the government gazette on December 3, 2008, Namibian Labor Minister, Immanuel Ngatjizeko, declared that section 128 of the Labor Act of Namibia, a provision that prohibits labor hire practices, will take On November 26, 2008, Taiwan's Gender Employment Equality Law, which was originally promulgated on January 16, 2002, was amended. The amendment affects articles 38 and 38-1, the penalty provisions of the Law. A January 2008 amendment On September 18, 2008, the State Council of the People's Republic of China (PRC) passed the Implementation Regulations of the PRC Labor Contract Law. (Text of the Implementation Regulations [in Chinese], Central People's Government of the The Namibian Labor Act of 2007 will become effective on November 1, 2008, the Namibian Minister of Labor and Social Welfare announced recently. The implementation of the Act, which was approved several months ago by the On September 7, 2008, Bangladesh's Interim Government relaxed certain emergency rules to allow limited trade union activity. Trade union activity, along with political activities and street protests, were banned in January 2007 when a state of The Statute on Labor Insurance was significantly amended on August 13, 2008. Among other changes are the following. The new Statute divides labor insurance into the two categories and payment types of On May 15, 2008, the Constitutional Court of the Czech Republic invalidated the package of reform legislation initiated by the government that had provided for the elimination of payments to all employees nationwide during the first The Bangladesh interim cabinet approved the Bangladesh Labor (amendment) Ordinance 2008 on March 31. The ordinance allows only one trade union organization to conduct activities at the ports of Chittagong and Mongla. Prior law allowed more On March 5, 2008, Ghana's National Tripartite Committee (NTC) announced that the country's daily minimum wage would rise to GHC2.25 (1 cedi equals US$1), an increase of over 18 percent from the previous GHC1.9. The new... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 02 Apr 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540359_text Global Legal Monitor: Japan: McDonald's Manager Not Considered a Manager Under Labor Law http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540286_text Labor - The Government of Nigeria has adopted a draft policy to address the child labor issues that affect over six million children in the country. (Talatu Usman, Nigeria Adopts Draft National Policy on Child On September 5, 2013, the Domestic Workers Convention came into effect. It extends basic labor rights to domestic workers worldwide. The Convention, developed by the International Labour Organization (ILO), had to be ratified by two ILO The Maritime Labour Convention of 2006 came into force on August 20, 2013, having been ratified by 47 countries. (MLC Maritime Labour Convention 2006, NORMLEX (International Labour Organization (ILO) website); Ratifications of MLC On May 30, 2013, Beijing municipal employment authorities gave notice of a new requirement, effective as of July 1, for foreigners seeking work permits in Beijing. The foreign applicants must provide a Certificate of The repeal of a January 2013 law limiting unemployment benefits to a two-year period means that Denmark's unemployed will now be able to receive funds for four years through a two-year extension of the benefit period. On May 28, 2013, Lita Anggraini, the coordinator of the Indonesian National Network for Domestic Workers Advocacy (Jala PRT, an NGO network) urged the country's legislature to finalize the draft law on protection of domestic workers. In a statement issued on April 30, 2013, Catherine Ashton, the European Union's High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, and Karel De Gucht,the Commissioner for Trade, expressed the EU's commitment to assisting Bangladeshi authorities On March 26, 2013, the Brazilian Federal Senate unanimously approved, on a second and final round, a constitutional amendment that extends to household workers the same rights and duties of all workers who are regulated by On February 21, 2013, the Supreme Court of Israel rendered a decision in a case lodged by a plaintiff whose candidacy for the position of regional distributor with Mifal Hapais, a public body that enjoys the The Tel Aviv Regional Labor Court recently rejected a lawsuit brought by a graphic designer against her former employer for compensation for having been laid off, sick A Belgian law of December 27, 2012, published in the State Gazette on December 31, became effective on January 10, 2013. Among its provisions are rules on the hiring out of workers to other On December 7, 2012, President Lukashenko of Belarus issued a decree entitled "Additional Measures to Develop the Lumber Industry." (Text [in Russian], President of the Republic of Belarus website (last visited Jan. Federal Law No. 185 on Amendments to Federal Laws on the Status of Foreigners and on Education entered into force on December 1, 2012. (ROSSIISKAIA GAZETA No. 262 (Nov. 14, 2012) [official publication, in Russian].)Under On November 15, 2012, Indonesia's Manpower and Transmigration Ministry published a decree that limits the use of contract workers. The new decree has been sent on to the Justice and Human Rights Ministry for review before Near the end of its regular session in September 2012, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted the Act on Special Measures to Help Single Parents Have Jobs (Boshi katei no haha oyobi fushi katei no chichi no On August 27, 2012, Israel's Supreme Court, sitting as a High Court of Justice in an extended bench of seven justices, voided an order issued by the The Executive Yuan (Cabinet) has approved a proposal put forward by the Council of Labor Affairs (CLA) to increase the minimum hourly wage in Taiwan from NT$103 (about US$3.50) to NT$109 (about US$3.71). The raise is The Convention on Domestic Workers, a United Nations treaty providing international standards aimed at improving the lives of domestic workers around the world, will come into effect next year. The ratification of the document by two Taiwan's Council of Labor Affairs (CLA), a Cabinet-level agency in charge of labor matters at the national level, announced on August 9, 2012, that Taiwan's minimum hourly wage will be increased in two phases, from NT$103 Since its promulgation in 1994, the first Labor Code of Vietnam (International Labor Organization, NATLEX) has been amended three times, in 2002, 2006, and 2007. In 2012, the Code was amended again after approval by On April 28, 2012, China's State Council published the Special Provisions on Labor Protection of Female Employees (text in Chinese, Central People's Government of the People's Republic of China website (May 7, 2012)). Aiming According to Dilan Perera, the Sri Lankan Minister of Foreign Employment Promotion and Welfare, Oman and Sri Lanka are planning to sign a Memorandum of Understanding on manpower issues. On the whole, Perera said, conditions are On April 26, 2012, several Indonesian officials made a formal protest to Malaysia over the shooting deaths of three Indonesian migrant workers in Malaysia in late March. This followed a request by Muhaimin Iskandar, the Minister On March 13, 2012, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Law for Extending Proper Representation to Members of the Druze Community in Public Service (Amendments) 5772-2012 (the Knesset website (last visited Mar. 20, 2012)). The On January 17, 2012, Indonesia's Constitutional Court ruled that outsourcing labor, which in this context means hiring workers on short-term contracts without benefits, is unconstitutional. The idea behind this decision is that workers have "the right In 2009, following reports of Indonesian domestic workers being abused in Malaysia, a ban on sending migrant laborers there was instituted. On November 30, 2011, the Indonesian government announced an end to the moratorium. On October 11, 2011, Brazilian President Dilma Roussef signed into law legislation that amends the Consolidation of Labor Laws (Decreto-Lei No. 5.452, de 1 de Maio de 1943). According to Law No. 12,506 of October 11, On July 21, 2011, the Council of Labor Affairs (CLA) announced its decision on a proposal to increase Taiwan's monthly minimum wage by 5.03%. If approved by Taiwan's Executive Yuan (Cabinet), the increase from NT$17,880 (about On June 6, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Prevention of Employment of Sex Offenders in Specific Institutions (Amendment No. 7) Law, 5771-2011. The Amendment Law adds the new category of "helpless persons" to groups On May 1, 2011, Hong Kong's Minimum Wage Ordinance took effect; under it a HK$28 (about US$3.6) per hour minimum wage rate is enforced. (Minimum Wage Ordinance (Cap. 608), Hong Kong Department of Justice Bilingual On April 13, 2011, Israel's High Court of Justice accepted a petition to void a procedure that required female foreign workers, in the absence of unusual humanitarian circumstances, to leave the country with their newborns within On April 19, 2011, the District Court of Athens upheld the decision of an airline company that had fired a female employee for visiting the social networking website "Facebook" for extended periods of time during working On March 28, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Expansion of Appropriate Representation of Members of the Ethiopian Community in the Public Sector (Legislative Amendments) Law, 5761-2011. The Law amends various pieces of legislation on In January 2011, the Cabinet of the Sri Lankan government approved a proposal to raise the minimum legal age of employment for migrant domestic workers from Sri Lanka, making it 21 rather than 18. The new On January 21, 2011, the Minister of Labor of Saudi Arabia announced that the government has no intention of abolishing the sponsorship system in the Kingdom. Known as kafala, the sponsorship system includes a pledge by It was reported on January 13, 2011, that Jonathan Goodluck, President of Nigeria, has forwarded a bill to amend the law on the national minimum wage to the National Assembly for floor action (Minimum Wage Bill Turkey's Minimum Wage Commission announced on December 28, 2010, that the country's new minimum wage as of January 2011 will be TL796.50 (about US$515) a month, making the monthly net after-tax income of minimum wage earners On November 15, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) extended the authority enjoyed by supervisors appointed under the Foreign Workers Law, 5751-1991 by the Minister of Industry, Trade and Employment and by the Minister of the Interior. On July 21, 2010, Israel's parliament, the Knesset, passed an amendment to the Youth Labor Law (Amendment No. 14). The amendment prohibits the employment during school hours of young people who are in the 11th and Chile's Labor Code was amended on March 29, 2008, to include provisions establishing that final trial decisions in labor cases may be challenged exclusively by the annulment recourse. The recourse, which suspends application of the trial On July 13, 2010, the European Commission, as part of a package of measures proposed in 2005 and endorsed in 2008 to regulate legal migration, adopted a draft directive designed to establish common minimum standards for On June 1, 2010, the Legislative Yuan of the Republic of China (or Taiwan) approved amendments to Taiwan's Labor Union Law that, in conjunction with the 2008 amended Collective Bargaining Agreement Law and 2009 amended Settlement According to an administrative act (portaria) issued on May 31, 2010, by the Ministry of Employment, Brazilian companies are now prohibited from requiring prospective employees to be tested for HIV during the hiring process or by It was reported on May 14, 2010, that the Ministry of Public Services and Labor (MIFOTRA) of Rwanda is in the process of drafting a new law which, if passed, will put in place safeguards to On May 10, 2010, a two-day conference opened in The Hague to discuss a campaign to end the worst forms of child labor. The conference's 450 participants from 80 countries have called for these practices The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has rescinded a 2007 regulation intended to prevent employers from employing undocumented immigrants, the enforcement of which had been enjoined by a federal court. The 2007 regulation, known A United States federal appeals court has held that National Football League (NFL) players can use state law to challenge penalties for positive tests of substances banned by the league. In 2006, five NFL players, Ecuador has adopted a decree that creates a Commission Responsible for the Development, Promotion, and Monitoring of the Implementation of an Anti-Crisis Strategy for the Protection of Employment. The anti-crisis strategy is a systematic set of The Legislative Assembly of Chelyabinsk (an industrial region in the Ural Mountains that is one of the Russian constituent components) is discussing the First Employment Act, a state law that would provide for additional employment guarantees On June 1, 2009, the Legislative Yuan (Taiwan's highest legislative body) passed the preliminary draft of a bill on retirement, compensation, severance, and resignation of private school employees, which would affect more than 60,000 teachers and It was reported on May 5, 2009, that, after a prolonged debate, the Rwandan Chamber of Deputies passed a bill that modifies the labor law adopted in 2001. The change prolongs the possible working hours from On April 8, 2009, President Alan Garcia Perez of Peru signed a law amending article 6 of the General Law on Labor Inspection, dealing with the assignment of jurisdictions for the authorities (Law No. 28806). Article Sri Lanka's National Child Protection Authority (NCPA) is taking steps to combat the practice of employing underage children as domestic helpers. According to Jagath Wellawatta, NCPA's chair, the existing laws will be strengthened to protect children. In Greece, young adults up to 30 years of age are encountering serious problems in finding employment commensurate with their professional qualifications and expertise. The unemployment rate for this age group was over 22 percent in On February 11, 2009, Brazil's Ministry of Labor extended the payment of unemployment insurance (seguro-desemprego) to sectors of the economy that are facing high levels of unemployment. In order to assess which sectors will be granted On January 23, 2009, in response to the international financial crisis, four Chinese agencies jointly issued guiding opinions on stabilizing labor relations (the Opinions). The six-part document begins with the statement that its purpose is to On December 11, 2008, France's Constitutional Council ruled on the constitutionality of several provisions of the 2009 Law on the Financing of Social Security. Determination of the constitutionality of laws in France takes place before their On December 5, 2008, the Belgian Council of Ministers approved a draft royal regulation that keeps barriers in place against the hiring of Bulgarian and Romanian workers for three more years, from January 1, 2009, to The Ministry of Justice of the Netherlands announced in a press release on November 26, 2008, that the Dutch Cabinet had endorsed a legislative proposal to place a ceiling of one year's salary as the severance In an announcement published in the government gazette on December 3, 2008, Namibian Labor Minister, Immanuel Ngatjizeko, declared that section 128 of the Labor Act of Namibia, a provision that prohibits labor hire practices, will take On November 26, 2008, Taiwan's Gender Employment Equality Law, which was originally promulgated on January 16, 2002, was amended. The amendment affects articles 38 and 38-1, the penalty provisions of the Law. A January 2008 amendment On September 18, 2008, the State Council of the People's Republic of China (PRC) passed the Implementation Regulations of the PRC Labor Contract Law. (Text of the Implementation Regulations [in Chinese], Central People's Government of the The Namibian Labor Act of 2007 will become effective on November 1, 2008, the Namibian Minister of Labor and Social Welfare announced recently. The implementation of the Act, which was approved several months ago by the On September 7, 2008, Bangladesh's Interim Government relaxed certain emergency rules to allow limited trade union activity. Trade union activity, along with political activities and street protests, were banned in January 2007 when a state of The Statute on Labor Insurance was significantly amended on August 13, 2008. Among other changes are the following. The new Statute divides labor insurance into the two categories and payment types of On May 15, 2008, the Constitutional Court of the Czech Republic invalidated the package of reform legislation initiated by the government that had provided for the elimination of payments to all employees nationwide during the first The Bangladesh interim cabinet approved the Bangladesh Labor (amendment) Ordinance 2008 on March 31. The ordinance allows only one trade union organization to conduct activities at the ports of Chittagong and Mongla. Prior law allowed more On March 5, 2008, Ghana's National Tripartite Committee (NTC) announced that the country's daily minimum wage would rise to GHC2.25 (1 cedi equals US$1), an increase of over 18 percent from the previous GHC1.9. The new On January 28, 2008, the Tokyo District Court ordered McDonald's Holdings Co. (Japan) Ltd. to pay 7.55 million yen (US$70,000) in overtime allowance and "additional pay" to a manager at one of its outlets. The court... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Sun, 02 Mar 2008 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540286_text Global Legal Monitor: Germany: Unemployment Compensation http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540220_text Labor - The Government of Nigeria has adopted a draft policy to address the child labor issues that affect over six million children in the country. (Talatu Usman, Nigeria Adopts Draft National Policy on Child On September 5, 2013, the Domestic Workers Convention came into effect. It extends basic labor rights to domestic workers worldwide. The Convention, developed by the International Labour Organization (ILO), had to be ratified by two ILO The Maritime Labour Convention of 2006 came into force on August 20, 2013, having been ratified by 47 countries. (MLC Maritime Labour Convention 2006, NORMLEX (International Labour Organization (ILO) website); Ratifications of MLC On May 30, 2013, Beijing municipal employment authorities gave notice of a new requirement, effective as of July 1, for foreigners seeking work permits in Beijing. The foreign applicants must provide a Certificate of The repeal of a January 2013 law limiting unemployment benefits to a two-year period means that Denmark's unemployed will now be able to receive funds for four years through a two-year extension of the benefit period. On May 28, 2013, Lita Anggraini, the coordinator of the Indonesian National Network for Domestic Workers Advocacy (Jala PRT, an NGO network) urged the country's legislature to finalize the draft law on protection of domestic workers. In a statement issued on April 30, 2013, Catherine Ashton, the European Union's High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, and Karel De Gucht,the Commissioner for Trade, expressed the EU's commitment to assisting Bangladeshi authorities On March 26, 2013, the Brazilian Federal Senate unanimously approved, on a second and final round, a constitutional amendment that extends to household workers the same rights and duties of all workers who are regulated by On February 21, 2013, the Supreme Court of Israel rendered a decision in a case lodged by a plaintiff whose candidacy for the position of regional distributor with Mifal Hapais, a public body that enjoys the The Tel Aviv Regional Labor Court recently rejected a lawsuit brought by a graphic designer against her former employer for compensation for having been laid off, sick A Belgian law of December 27, 2012, published in the State Gazette on December 31, became effective on January 10, 2013. Among its provisions are rules on the hiring out of workers to other On December 7, 2012, President Lukashenko of Belarus issued a decree entitled "Additional Measures to Develop the Lumber Industry." (Text [in Russian], President of the Republic of Belarus website (last visited Jan. Federal Law No. 185 on Amendments to Federal Laws on the Status of Foreigners and on Education entered into force on December 1, 2012. (ROSSIISKAIA GAZETA No. 262 (Nov. 14, 2012) [official publication, in Russian].)Under On November 15, 2012, Indonesia's Manpower and Transmigration Ministry published a decree that limits the use of contract workers. The new decree has been sent on to the Justice and Human Rights Ministry for review before Near the end of its regular session in September 2012, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted the Act on Special Measures to Help Single Parents Have Jobs (Boshi katei no haha oyobi fushi katei no chichi no On August 27, 2012, Israel's Supreme Court, sitting as a High Court of Justice in an extended bench of seven justices, voided an order issued by the The Executive Yuan (Cabinet) has approved a proposal put forward by the Council of Labor Affairs (CLA) to increase the minimum hourly wage in Taiwan from NT$103 (about US$3.50) to NT$109 (about US$3.71). The raise is The Convention on Domestic Workers, a United Nations treaty providing international standards aimed at improving the lives of domestic workers around the world, will come into effect next year. The ratification of the document by two Taiwan's Council of Labor Affairs (CLA), a Cabinet-level agency in charge of labor matters at the national level, announced on August 9, 2012, that Taiwan's minimum hourly wage will be increased in two phases, from NT$103 Since its promulgation in 1994, the first Labor Code of Vietnam (International Labor Organization, NATLEX) has been amended three times, in 2002, 2006, and 2007. In 2012, the Code was amended again after approval by On April 28, 2012, China's State Council published the Special Provisions on Labor Protection of Female Employees (text in Chinese, Central People's Government of the People's Republic of China website (May 7, 2012)). Aiming According to Dilan Perera, the Sri Lankan Minister of Foreign Employment Promotion and Welfare, Oman and Sri Lanka are planning to sign a Memorandum of Understanding on manpower issues. On the whole, Perera said, conditions are On April 26, 2012, several Indonesian officials made a formal protest to Malaysia over the shooting deaths of three Indonesian migrant workers in Malaysia in late March. This followed a request by Muhaimin Iskandar, the Minister On March 13, 2012, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Law for Extending Proper Representation to Members of the Druze Community in Public Service (Amendments) 5772-2012 (the Knesset website (last visited Mar. 20, 2012)). The On January 17, 2012, Indonesia's Constitutional Court ruled that outsourcing labor, which in this context means hiring workers on short-term contracts without benefits, is unconstitutional. The idea behind this decision is that workers have "the right In 2009, following reports of Indonesian domestic workers being abused in Malaysia, a ban on sending migrant laborers there was instituted. On November 30, 2011, the Indonesian government announced an end to the moratorium. On October 11, 2011, Brazilian President Dilma Roussef signed into law legislation that amends the Consolidation of Labor Laws (Decreto-Lei No. 5.452, de 1 de Maio de 1943). According to Law No. 12,506 of October 11, On July 21, 2011, the Council of Labor Affairs (CLA) announced its decision on a proposal to increase Taiwan's monthly minimum wage by 5.03%. If approved by Taiwan's Executive Yuan (Cabinet), the increase from NT$17,880 (about On June 6, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Prevention of Employment of Sex Offenders in Specific Institutions (Amendment No. 7) Law, 5771-2011. The Amendment Law adds the new category of "helpless persons" to groups On May 1, 2011, Hong Kong's Minimum Wage Ordinance took effect; under it a HK$28 (about US$3.6) per hour minimum wage rate is enforced. (Minimum Wage Ordinance (Cap. 608), Hong Kong Department of Justice Bilingual On April 13, 2011, Israel's High Court of Justice accepted a petition to void a procedure that required female foreign workers, in the absence of unusual humanitarian circumstances, to leave the country with their newborns within On April 19, 2011, the District Court of Athens upheld the decision of an airline company that had fired a female employee for visiting the social networking website "Facebook" for extended periods of time during working On March 28, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Expansion of Appropriate Representation of Members of the Ethiopian Community in the Public Sector (Legislative Amendments) Law, 5761-2011. The Law amends various pieces of legislation on In January 2011, the Cabinet of the Sri Lankan government approved a proposal to raise the minimum legal age of employment for migrant domestic workers from Sri Lanka, making it 21 rather than 18. The new On January 21, 2011, the Minister of Labor of Saudi Arabia announced that the government has no intention of abolishing the sponsorship system in the Kingdom. Known as kafala, the sponsorship system includes a pledge by It was reported on January 13, 2011, that Jonathan Goodluck, President of Nigeria, has forwarded a bill to amend the law on the national minimum wage to the National Assembly for floor action (Minimum Wage Bill Turkey's Minimum Wage Commission announced on December 28, 2010, that the country's new minimum wage as of January 2011 will be TL796.50 (about US$515) a month, making the monthly net after-tax income of minimum wage earners On November 15, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) extended the authority enjoyed by supervisors appointed under the Foreign Workers Law, 5751-1991 by the Minister of Industry, Trade and Employment and by the Minister of the Interior. On July 21, 2010, Israel's parliament, the Knesset, passed an amendment to the Youth Labor Law (Amendment No. 14). The amendment prohibits the employment during school hours of young people who are in the 11th and Chile's Labor Code was amended on March 29, 2008, to include provisions establishing that final trial decisions in labor cases may be challenged exclusively by the annulment recourse. The recourse, which suspends application of the trial On July 13, 2010, the European Commission, as part of a package of measures proposed in 2005 and endorsed in 2008 to regulate legal migration, adopted a draft directive designed to establish common minimum standards for On June 1, 2010, the Legislative Yuan of the Republic of China (or Taiwan) approved amendments to Taiwan's Labor Union Law that, in conjunction with the 2008 amended Collective Bargaining Agreement Law and 2009 amended Settlement According to an administrative act (portaria) issued on May 31, 2010, by the Ministry of Employment, Brazilian companies are now prohibited from requiring prospective employees to be tested for HIV during the hiring process or by It was reported on May 14, 2010, that the Ministry of Public Services and Labor (MIFOTRA) of Rwanda is in the process of drafting a new law which, if passed, will put in place safeguards to On May 10, 2010, a two-day conference opened in The Hague to discuss a campaign to end the worst forms of child labor. The conference's 450 participants from 80 countries have called for these practices The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has rescinded a 2007 regulation intended to prevent employers from employing undocumented immigrants, the enforcement of which had been enjoined by a federal court. The 2007 regulation, known A United States federal appeals court has held that National Football League (NFL) players can use state law to challenge penalties for positive tests of substances banned by the league. In 2006, five NFL players, Ecuador has adopted a decree that creates a Commission Responsible for the Development, Promotion, and Monitoring of the Implementation of an Anti-Crisis Strategy for the Protection of Employment. The anti-crisis strategy is a systematic set of The Legislative Assembly of Chelyabinsk (an industrial region in the Ural Mountains that is one of the Russian constituent components) is discussing the First Employment Act, a state law that would provide for additional employment guarantees On June 1, 2009, the Legislative Yuan (Taiwan's highest legislative body) passed the preliminary draft of a bill on retirement, compensation, severance, and resignation of private school employees, which would affect more than 60,000 teachers and It was reported on May 5, 2009, that, after a prolonged debate, the Rwandan Chamber of Deputies passed a bill that modifies the labor law adopted in 2001. The change prolongs the possible working hours from On April 8, 2009, President Alan Garcia Perez of Peru signed a law amending article 6 of the General Law on Labor Inspection, dealing with the assignment of jurisdictions for the authorities (Law No. 28806). Article Sri Lanka's National Child Protection Authority (NCPA) is taking steps to combat the practice of employing underage children as domestic helpers. According to Jagath Wellawatta, NCPA's chair, the existing laws will be strengthened to protect children. In Greece, young adults up to 30 years of age are encountering serious problems in finding employment commensurate with their professional qualifications and expertise. The unemployment rate for this age group was over 22 percent in On February 11, 2009, Brazil's Ministry of Labor extended the payment of unemployment insurance (seguro-desemprego) to sectors of the economy that are facing high levels of unemployment. In order to assess which sectors will be granted On January 23, 2009, in response to the international financial crisis, four Chinese agencies jointly issued guiding opinions on stabilizing labor relations (the Opinions). The six-part document begins with the statement that its purpose is to On December 11, 2008, France's Constitutional Council ruled on the constitutionality of several provisions of the 2009 Law on the Financing of Social Security. Determination of the constitutionality of laws in France takes place before their On December 5, 2008, the Belgian Council of Ministers approved a draft royal regulation that keeps barriers in place against the hiring of Bulgarian and Romanian workers for three more years, from January 1, 2009, to The Ministry of Justice of the Netherlands announced in a press release on November 26, 2008, that the Dutch Cabinet had endorsed a legislative proposal to place a ceiling of one year's salary as the severance In an announcement published in the government gazette on December 3, 2008, Namibian Labor Minister, Immanuel Ngatjizeko, declared that section 128 of the Labor Act of Namibia, a provision that prohibits labor hire practices, will take On November 26, 2008, Taiwan's Gender Employment Equality Law, which was originally promulgated on January 16, 2002, was amended. The amendment affects articles 38 and 38-1, the penalty provisions of the Law. A January 2008 amendment On September 18, 2008, the State Council of the People's Republic of China (PRC) passed the Implementation Regulations of the PRC Labor Contract Law. (Text of the Implementation Regulations [in Chinese], Central People's Government of the The Namibian Labor Act of 2007 will become effective on November 1, 2008, the Namibian Minister of Labor and Social Welfare announced recently. The implementation of the Act, which was approved several months ago by the On September 7, 2008, Bangladesh's Interim Government relaxed certain emergency rules to allow limited trade union activity. Trade union activity, along with political activities and street protests, were banned in January 2007 when a state of The Statute on Labor Insurance was significantly amended on August 13, 2008. Among other changes are the following. The new Statute divides labor insurance into the two categories and payment types of On May 15, 2008, the Constitutional Court of the Czech Republic invalidated the package of reform legislation initiated by the government that had provided for the elimination of payments to all employees nationwide during the first The Bangladesh interim cabinet approved the Bangladesh Labor (amendment) Ordinance 2008 on March 31. The ordinance allows only one trade union organization to conduct activities at the ports of Chittagong and Mongla. Prior law allowed more On March 5, 2008, Ghana's National Tripartite Committee (NTC) announced that the country's daily minimum wage would rise to GHC2.25 (1 cedi equals US$1), an increase of over 18 percent from the previous GHC1.9. The new On January 28, 2008, the Tokyo District Court ordered McDonald's Holdings Co. (Japan) Ltd. to pay 7.55 million yen (US$70,000) in overtime allowance and "additional pay" to a manager at one of its outlets. The court On December 22, 2007, Germany's legislature enacted the Amending Law to Title 3 of the Social Code (Sechstes Gesetz zur Anderung des Dritten Buches Sozialgesetzbuch, BUNDESGESETZBLATT I at 3245), which reduces unemployment compensation from 4.2 percent... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Sat, 02 Feb 2008 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540220_text Global Legal Monitor: Israel: Choice of Labor Law in West Bank Israeli Settlements http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l2054071_text Labor - The Government of Nigeria has adopted a draft policy to address the child labor issues that affect over six million children in the country. (Talatu Usman, Nigeria Adopts Draft National Policy on Child On September 5, 2013, the Domestic Workers Convention came into effect. It extends basic labor rights to domestic workers worldwide. The Convention, developed by the International Labour Organization (ILO), had to be ratified by two ILO The Maritime Labour Convention of 2006 came into force on August 20, 2013, having been ratified by 47 countries. (MLC Maritime Labour Convention 2006, NORMLEX (International Labour Organization (ILO) website); Ratifications of MLC On May 30, 2013, Beijing municipal employment authorities gave notice of a new requirement, effective as of July 1, for foreigners seeking work permits in Beijing. The foreign applicants must provide a Certificate of The repeal of a January 2013 law limiting unemployment benefits to a two-year period means that Denmark's unemployed will now be able to receive funds for four years through a two-year extension of the benefit period. On May 28, 2013, Lita Anggraini, the coordinator of the Indonesian National Network for Domestic Workers Advocacy (Jala PRT, an NGO network) urged the country's legislature to finalize the draft law on protection of domestic workers. In a statement issued on April 30, 2013, Catherine Ashton, the European Union's High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, and Karel De Gucht,the Commissioner for Trade, expressed the EU's commitment to assisting Bangladeshi authorities On March 26, 2013, the Brazilian Federal Senate unanimously approved, on a second and final round, a constitutional amendment that extends to household workers the same rights and duties of all workers who are regulated by On February 21, 2013, the Supreme Court of Israel rendered a decision in a case lodged by a plaintiff whose candidacy for the position of regional distributor with Mifal Hapais, a public body that enjoys the The Tel Aviv Regional Labor Court recently rejected a lawsuit brought by a graphic designer against her former employer for compensation for having been laid off, sick A Belgian law of December 27, 2012, published in the State Gazette on December 31, became effective on January 10, 2013. Among its provisions are rules on the hiring out of workers to other On December 7, 2012, President Lukashenko of Belarus issued a decree entitled "Additional Measures to Develop the Lumber Industry." (Text [in Russian], President of the Republic of Belarus website (last visited Jan. Federal Law No. 185 on Amendments to Federal Laws on the Status of Foreigners and on Education entered into force on December 1, 2012. (ROSSIISKAIA GAZETA No. 262 (Nov. 14, 2012) [official publication, in Russian].)Under On November 15, 2012, Indonesia's Manpower and Transmigration Ministry published a decree that limits the use of contract workers. The new decree has been sent on to the Justice and Human Rights Ministry for review before Near the end of its regular session in September 2012, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted the Act on Special Measures to Help Single Parents Have Jobs (Boshi katei no haha oyobi fushi katei no chichi no On August 27, 2012, Israel's Supreme Court, sitting as a High Court of Justice in an extended bench of seven justices, voided an order issued by the The Executive Yuan (Cabinet) has approved a proposal put forward by the Council of Labor Affairs (CLA) to increase the minimum hourly wage in Taiwan from NT$103 (about US$3.50) to NT$109 (about US$3.71). The raise is The Convention on Domestic Workers, a United Nations treaty providing international standards aimed at improving the lives of domestic workers around the world, will come into effect next year. The ratification of the document by two Taiwan's Council of Labor Affairs (CLA), a Cabinet-level agency in charge of labor matters at the national level, announced on August 9, 2012, that Taiwan's minimum hourly wage will be increased in two phases, from NT$103 Since its promulgation in 1994, the first Labor Code of Vietnam (International Labor Organization, NATLEX) has been amended three times, in 2002, 2006, and 2007. In 2012, the Code was amended again after approval by On April 28, 2012, China's State Council published the Special Provisions on Labor Protection of Female Employees (text in Chinese, Central People's Government of the People's Republic of China website (May 7, 2012)). Aiming According to Dilan Perera, the Sri Lankan Minister of Foreign Employment Promotion and Welfare, Oman and Sri Lanka are planning to sign a Memorandum of Understanding on manpower issues. On the whole, Perera said, conditions are On April 26, 2012, several Indonesian officials made a formal protest to Malaysia over the shooting deaths of three Indonesian migrant workers in Malaysia in late March. This followed a request by Muhaimin Iskandar, the Minister On March 13, 2012, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Law for Extending Proper Representation to Members of the Druze Community in Public Service (Amendments) 5772-2012 (the Knesset website (last visited Mar. 20, 2012)). The On January 17, 2012, Indonesia's Constitutional Court ruled that outsourcing labor, which in this context means hiring workers on short-term contracts without benefits, is unconstitutional. The idea behind this decision is that workers have "the right In 2009, following reports of Indonesian domestic workers being abused in Malaysia, a ban on sending migrant laborers there was instituted. On November 30, 2011, the Indonesian government announced an end to the moratorium. On October 11, 2011, Brazilian President Dilma Roussef signed into law legislation that amends the Consolidation of Labor Laws (Decreto-Lei No. 5.452, de 1 de Maio de 1943). According to Law No. 12,506 of October 11, On July 21, 2011, the Council of Labor Affairs (CLA) announced its decision on a proposal to increase Taiwan's monthly minimum wage by 5.03%. If approved by Taiwan's Executive Yuan (Cabinet), the increase from NT$17,880 (about On June 6, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Prevention of Employment of Sex Offenders in Specific Institutions (Amendment No. 7) Law, 5771-2011. The Amendment Law adds the new category of "helpless persons" to groups On May 1, 2011, Hong Kong's Minimum Wage Ordinance took effect; under it a HK$28 (about US$3.6) per hour minimum wage rate is enforced. (Minimum Wage Ordinance (Cap. 608), Hong Kong Department of Justice Bilingual On April 13, 2011, Israel's High Court of Justice accepted a petition to void a procedure that required female foreign workers, in the absence of unusual humanitarian circumstances, to leave the country with their newborns within On April 19, 2011, the District Court of Athens upheld the decision of an airline company that had fired a female employee for visiting the social networking website "Facebook" for extended periods of time during working On March 28, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Expansion of Appropriate Representation of Members of the Ethiopian Community in the Public Sector (Legislative Amendments) Law, 5761-2011. The Law amends various pieces of legislation on In January 2011, the Cabinet of the Sri Lankan government approved a proposal to raise the minimum legal age of employment for migrant domestic workers from Sri Lanka, making it 21 rather than 18. The new On January 21, 2011, the Minister of Labor of Saudi Arabia announced that the government has no intention of abolishing the sponsorship system in the Kingdom. Known as kafala, the sponsorship system includes a pledge by It was reported on January 13, 2011, that Jonathan Goodluck, President of Nigeria, has forwarded a bill to amend the law on the national minimum wage to the National Assembly for floor action (Minimum Wage Bill Turkey's Minimum Wage Commission announced on December 28, 2010, that the country's new minimum wage as of January 2011 will be TL796.50 (about US$515) a month, making the monthly net after-tax income of minimum wage earners On November 15, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) extended the authority enjoyed by supervisors appointed under the Foreign Workers Law, 5751-1991 by the Minister of Industry, Trade and Employment and by the Minister of the Interior. On July 21, 2010, Israel's parliament, the Knesset, passed an amendment to the Youth Labor Law (Amendment No. 14). The amendment prohibits the employment during school hours of young people who are in the 11th and Chile's Labor Code was amended on March 29, 2008, to include provisions establishing that final trial decisions in labor cases may be challenged exclusively by the annulment recourse. The recourse, which suspends application of the trial On July 13, 2010, the European Commission, as part of a package of measures proposed in 2005 and endorsed in 2008 to regulate legal migration, adopted a draft directive designed to establish common minimum standards for On June 1, 2010, the Legislative Yuan of the Republic of China (or Taiwan) approved amendments to Taiwan's Labor Union Law that, in conjunction with the 2008 amended Collective Bargaining Agreement Law and 2009 amended Settlement According to an administrative act (portaria) issued on May 31, 2010, by the Ministry of Employment, Brazilian companies are now prohibited from requiring prospective employees to be tested for HIV during the hiring process or by It was reported on May 14, 2010, that the Ministry of Public Services and Labor (MIFOTRA) of Rwanda is in the process of drafting a new law which, if passed, will put in place safeguards to On May 10, 2010, a two-day conference opened in The Hague to discuss a campaign to end the worst forms of child labor. The conference's 450 participants from 80 countries have called for these practices The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has rescinded a 2007 regulation intended to prevent employers from employing undocumented immigrants, the enforcement of which had been enjoined by a federal court. The 2007 regulation, known A United States federal appeals court has held that National Football League (NFL) players can use state law to challenge penalties for positive tests of substances banned by the league. In 2006, five NFL players, Ecuador has adopted a decree that creates a Commission Responsible for the Development, Promotion, and Monitoring of the Implementation of an Anti-Crisis Strategy for the Protection of Employment. The anti-crisis strategy is a systematic set of The Legislative Assembly of Chelyabinsk (an industrial region in the Ural Mountains that is one of the Russian constituent components) is discussing the First Employment Act, a state law that would provide for additional employment guarantees On June 1, 2009, the Legislative Yuan (Taiwan's highest legislative body) passed the preliminary draft of a bill on retirement, compensation, severance, and resignation of private school employees, which would affect more than 60,000 teachers and It was reported on May 5, 2009, that, after a prolonged debate, the Rwandan Chamber of Deputies passed a bill that modifies the labor law adopted in 2001. The change prolongs the possible working hours from On April 8, 2009, President Alan Garcia Perez of Peru signed a law amending article 6 of the General Law on Labor Inspection, dealing with the assignment of jurisdictions for the authorities (Law No. 28806). Article Sri Lanka's National Child Protection Authority (NCPA) is taking steps to combat the practice of employing underage children as domestic helpers. According to Jagath Wellawatta, NCPA's chair, the existing laws will be strengthened to protect children. In Greece, young adults up to 30 years of age are encountering serious problems in finding employment commensurate with their professional qualifications and expertise. The unemployment rate for this age group was over 22 percent in On February 11, 2009, Brazil's Ministry of Labor extended the payment of unemployment insurance (seguro-desemprego) to sectors of the economy that are facing high levels of unemployment. In order to assess which sectors will be granted On January 23, 2009, in response to the international financial crisis, four Chinese agencies jointly issued guiding opinions on stabilizing labor relations (the Opinions). The six-part document begins with the statement that its purpose is to On December 11, 2008, France's Constitutional Council ruled on the constitutionality of several provisions of the 2009 Law on the Financing of Social Security. Determination of the constitutionality of laws in France takes place before their On December 5, 2008, the Belgian Council of Ministers approved a draft royal regulation that keeps barriers in place against the hiring of Bulgarian and Romanian workers for three more years, from January 1, 2009, to The Ministry of Justice of the Netherlands announced in a press release on November 26, 2008, that the Dutch Cabinet had endorsed a legislative proposal to place a ceiling of one year's salary as the severance In an announcement published in the government gazette on December 3, 2008, Namibian Labor Minister, Immanuel Ngatjizeko, declared that section 128 of the Labor Act of Namibia, a provision that prohibits labor hire practices, will take On November 26, 2008, Taiwan's Gender Employment Equality Law, which was originally promulgated on January 16, 2002, was amended. The amendment affects articles 38 and 38-1, the penalty provisions of the Law. A January 2008 amendment On September 18, 2008, the State Council of the People's Republic of China (PRC) passed the Implementation Regulations of the PRC Labor Contract Law. (Text of the Implementation Regulations [in Chinese], Central People's Government of the The Namibian Labor Act of 2007 will become effective on November 1, 2008, the Namibian Minister of Labor and Social Welfare announced recently. The implementation of the Act, which was approved several months ago by the On September 7, 2008, Bangladesh's Interim Government relaxed certain emergency rules to allow limited trade union activity. Trade union activity, along with political activities and street protests, were banned in January 2007 when a state of The Statute on Labor Insurance was significantly amended on August 13, 2008. Among other changes are the following. The new Statute divides labor insurance into the two categories and payment types of On May 15, 2008, the Constitutional Court of the Czech Republic invalidated the package of reform legislation initiated by the government that had provided for the elimination of payments to all employees nationwide during the first The Bangladesh interim cabinet approved the Bangladesh Labor (amendment) Ordinance 2008 on March 31. The ordinance allows only one trade union organization to conduct activities at the ports of Chittagong and Mongla. Prior law allowed more On March 5, 2008, Ghana's National Tripartite Committee (NTC) announced that the country's daily minimum wage would rise to GHC2.25 (1 cedi equals US$1), an increase of over 18 percent from the previous GHC1.9. The new On January 28, 2008, the Tokyo District Court ordered McDonald's Holdings Co. (Japan) Ltd. to pay 7.55 million yen (US$70,000) in overtime allowance and "additional pay" to a manager at one of its outlets. The court On December 22, 2007, Germany's legislature enacted the Amending Law to Title 3 of the Social Code (Sechstes Gesetz zur Anderung des Dritten Buches Sozialgesetzbuch, BUNDESGESETZBLATT I at 3245), which reduces unemployment compensation from 4.2 percent In a ground breaking decision rendered on October 10, 2007, the High Court of Justice in an extended bench held that Israel's labor laws apply to Palestinians who are employed by Israeli employers in the West... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Sun, 02 Dec 2007 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l2054071_text Global Legal Monitor: United States: Court Enjoins New DHS Employment Regulations Targeting Illegal Immigrants http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540153_text Labor - The Government of Nigeria has adopted a draft policy to address the child labor issues that affect over six million children in the country. (Talatu Usman, Nigeria Adopts Draft National Policy on Child On September 5, 2013, the Domestic Workers Convention came into effect. It extends basic labor rights to domestic workers worldwide. The Convention, developed by the International Labour Organization (ILO), had to be ratified by two ILO The Maritime Labour Convention of 2006 came into force on August 20, 2013, having been ratified by 47 countries. (MLC Maritime Labour Convention 2006, NORMLEX (International Labour Organization (ILO) website); Ratifications of MLC On May 30, 2013, Beijing municipal employment authorities gave notice of a new requirement, effective as of July 1, for foreigners seeking work permits in Beijing. The foreign applicants must provide a Certificate of The repeal of a January 2013 law limiting unemployment benefits to a two-year period means that Denmark's unemployed will now be able to receive funds for four years through a two-year extension of the benefit period. On May 28, 2013, Lita Anggraini, the coordinator of the Indonesian National Network for Domestic Workers Advocacy (Jala PRT, an NGO network) urged the country's legislature to finalize the draft law on protection of domestic workers. In a statement issued on April 30, 2013, Catherine Ashton, the European Union's High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, and Karel De Gucht,the Commissioner for Trade, expressed the EU's commitment to assisting Bangladeshi authorities On March 26, 2013, the Brazilian Federal Senate unanimously approved, on a second and final round, a constitutional amendment that extends to household workers the same rights and duties of all workers who are regulated by On February 21, 2013, the Supreme Court of Israel rendered a decision in a case lodged by a plaintiff whose candidacy for the position of regional distributor with Mifal Hapais, a public body that enjoys the The Tel Aviv Regional Labor Court recently rejected a lawsuit brought by a graphic designer against her former employer for compensation for having been laid off, sick A Belgian law of December 27, 2012, published in the State Gazette on December 31, became effective on January 10, 2013. Among its provisions are rules on the hiring out of workers to other On December 7, 2012, President Lukashenko of Belarus issued a decree entitled "Additional Measures to Develop the Lumber Industry." (Text [in Russian], President of the Republic of Belarus website (last visited Jan. Federal Law No. 185 on Amendments to Federal Laws on the Status of Foreigners and on Education entered into force on December 1, 2012. (ROSSIISKAIA GAZETA No. 262 (Nov. 14, 2012) [official publication, in Russian].)Under On November 15, 2012, Indonesia's Manpower and Transmigration Ministry published a decree that limits the use of contract workers. The new decree has been sent on to the Justice and Human Rights Ministry for review before Near the end of its regular session in September 2012, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted the Act on Special Measures to Help Single Parents Have Jobs (Boshi katei no haha oyobi fushi katei no chichi no On August 27, 2012, Israel's Supreme Court, sitting as a High Court of Justice in an extended bench of seven justices, voided an order issued by the The Executive Yuan (Cabinet) has approved a proposal put forward by the Council of Labor Affairs (CLA) to increase the minimum hourly wage in Taiwan from NT$103 (about US$3.50) to NT$109 (about US$3.71). The raise is The Convention on Domestic Workers, a United Nations treaty providing international standards aimed at improving the lives of domestic workers around the world, will come into effect next year. The ratification of the document by two Taiwan's Council of Labor Affairs (CLA), a Cabinet-level agency in charge of labor matters at the national level, announced on August 9, 2012, that Taiwan's minimum hourly wage will be increased in two phases, from NT$103 Since its promulgation in 1994, the first Labor Code of Vietnam (International Labor Organization, NATLEX) has been amended three times, in 2002, 2006, and 2007. In 2012, the Code was amended again after approval by On April 28, 2012, China's State Council published the Special Provisions on Labor Protection of Female Employees (text in Chinese, Central People's Government of the People's Republic of China website (May 7, 2012)). Aiming According to Dilan Perera, the Sri Lankan Minister of Foreign Employment Promotion and Welfare, Oman and Sri Lanka are planning to sign a Memorandum of Understanding on manpower issues. On the whole, Perera said, conditions are On April 26, 2012, several Indonesian officials made a formal protest to Malaysia over the shooting deaths of three Indonesian migrant workers in Malaysia in late March. This followed a request by Muhaimin Iskandar, the Minister On March 13, 2012, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Law for Extending Proper Representation to Members of the Druze Community in Public Service (Amendments) 5772-2012 (the Knesset website (last visited Mar. 20, 2012)). The On January 17, 2012, Indonesia's Constitutional Court ruled that outsourcing labor, which in this context means hiring workers on short-term contracts without benefits, is unconstitutional. The idea behind this decision is that workers have "the right In 2009, following reports of Indonesian domestic workers being abused in Malaysia, a ban on sending migrant laborers there was instituted. On November 30, 2011, the Indonesian government announced an end to the moratorium. On October 11, 2011, Brazilian President Dilma Roussef signed into law legislation that amends the Consolidation of Labor Laws (Decreto-Lei No. 5.452, de 1 de Maio de 1943). According to Law No. 12,506 of October 11, On July 21, 2011, the Council of Labor Affairs (CLA) announced its decision on a proposal to increase Taiwan's monthly minimum wage by 5.03%. If approved by Taiwan's Executive Yuan (Cabinet), the increase from NT$17,880 (about On June 6, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Prevention of Employment of Sex Offenders in Specific Institutions (Amendment No. 7) Law, 5771-2011. The Amendment Law adds the new category of "helpless persons" to groups On May 1, 2011, Hong Kong's Minimum Wage Ordinance took effect; under it a HK$28 (about US$3.6) per hour minimum wage rate is enforced. (Minimum Wage Ordinance (Cap. 608), Hong Kong Department of Justice Bilingual On April 13, 2011, Israel's High Court of Justice accepted a petition to void a procedure that required female foreign workers, in the absence of unusual humanitarian circumstances, to leave the country with their newborns within On April 19, 2011, the District Court of Athens upheld the decision of an airline company that had fired a female employee for visiting the social networking website "Facebook" for extended periods of time during working On March 28, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Expansion of Appropriate Representation of Members of the Ethiopian Community in the Public Sector (Legislative Amendments) Law, 5761-2011. The Law amends various pieces of legislation on In January 2011, the Cabinet of the Sri Lankan government approved a proposal to raise the minimum legal age of employment for migrant domestic workers from Sri Lanka, making it 21 rather than 18. The new On January 21, 2011, the Minister of Labor of Saudi Arabia announced that the government has no intention of abolishing the sponsorship system in the Kingdom. Known as kafala, the sponsorship system includes a pledge by It was reported on January 13, 2011, that Jonathan Goodluck, President of Nigeria, has forwarded a bill to amend the law on the national minimum wage to the National Assembly for floor action (Minimum Wage Bill Turkey's Minimum Wage Commission announced on December 28, 2010, that the country's new minimum wage as of January 2011 will be TL796.50 (about US$515) a month, making the monthly net after-tax income of minimum wage earners On November 15, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) extended the authority enjoyed by supervisors appointed under the Foreign Workers Law, 5751-1991 by the Minister of Industry, Trade and Employment and by the Minister of the Interior. On July 21, 2010, Israel's parliament, the Knesset, passed an amendment to the Youth Labor Law (Amendment No. 14). The amendment prohibits the employment during school hours of young people who are in the 11th and Chile's Labor Code was amended on March 29, 2008, to include provisions establishing that final trial decisions in labor cases may be challenged exclusively by the annulment recourse. The recourse, which suspends application of the trial On July 13, 2010, the European Commission, as part of a package of measures proposed in 2005 and endorsed in 2008 to regulate legal migration, adopted a draft directive designed to establish common minimum standards for On June 1, 2010, the Legislative Yuan of the Republic of China (or Taiwan) approved amendments to Taiwan's Labor Union Law that, in conjunction with the 2008 amended Collective Bargaining Agreement Law and 2009 amended Settlement According to an administrative act (portaria) issued on May 31, 2010, by the Ministry of Employment, Brazilian companies are now prohibited from requiring prospective employees to be tested for HIV during the hiring process or by It was reported on May 14, 2010, that the Ministry of Public Services and Labor (MIFOTRA) of Rwanda is in the process of drafting a new law which, if passed, will put in place safeguards to On May 10, 2010, a two-day conference opened in The Hague to discuss a campaign to end the worst forms of child labor. The conference's 450 participants from 80 countries have called for these practices The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has rescinded a 2007 regulation intended to prevent employers from employing undocumented immigrants, the enforcement of which had been enjoined by a federal court. The 2007 regulation, known A United States federal appeals court has held that National Football League (NFL) players can use state law to challenge penalties for positive tests of substances banned by the league. In 2006, five NFL players, Ecuador has adopted a decree that creates a Commission Responsible for the Development, Promotion, and Monitoring of the Implementation of an Anti-Crisis Strategy for the Protection of Employment. The anti-crisis strategy is a systematic set of The Legislative Assembly of Chelyabinsk (an industrial region in the Ural Mountains that is one of the Russian constituent components) is discussing the First Employment Act, a state law that would provide for additional employment guarantees On June 1, 2009, the Legislative Yuan (Taiwan's highest legislative body) passed the preliminary draft of a bill on retirement, compensation, severance, and resignation of private school employees, which would affect more than 60,000 teachers and It was reported on May 5, 2009, that, after a prolonged debate, the Rwandan Chamber of Deputies passed a bill that modifies the labor law adopted in 2001. The change prolongs the possible working hours from On April 8, 2009, President Alan Garcia Perez of Peru signed a law amending article 6 of the General Law on Labor Inspection, dealing with the assignment of jurisdictions for the authorities (Law No. 28806). Article Sri Lanka's National Child Protection Authority (NCPA) is taking steps to combat the practice of employing underage children as domestic helpers. According to Jagath Wellawatta, NCPA's chair, the existing laws will be strengthened to protect children. In Greece, young adults up to 30 years of age are encountering serious problems in finding employment commensurate with their professional qualifications and expertise. The unemployment rate for this age group was over 22 percent in On February 11, 2009, Brazil's Ministry of Labor extended the payment of unemployment insurance (seguro-desemprego) to sectors of the economy that are facing high levels of unemployment. In order to assess which sectors will be granted On January 23, 2009, in response to the international financial crisis, four Chinese agencies jointly issued guiding opinions on stabilizing labor relations (the Opinions). The six-part document begins with the statement that its purpose is to On December 11, 2008, France's Constitutional Council ruled on the constitutionality of several provisions of the 2009 Law on the Financing of Social Security. Determination of the constitutionality of laws in France takes place before their On December 5, 2008, the Belgian Council of Ministers approved a draft royal regulation that keeps barriers in place against the hiring of Bulgarian and Romanian workers for three more years, from January 1, 2009, to The Ministry of Justice of the Netherlands announced in a press release on November 26, 2008, that the Dutch Cabinet had endorsed a legislative proposal to place a ceiling of one year's salary as the severance In an announcement published in the government gazette on December 3, 2008, Namibian Labor Minister, Immanuel Ngatjizeko, declared that section 128 of the Labor Act of Namibia, a provision that prohibits labor hire practices, will take On November 26, 2008, Taiwan's Gender Employment Equality Law, which was originally promulgated on January 16, 2002, was amended. The amendment affects articles 38 and 38-1, the penalty provisions of the Law. A January 2008 amendment On September 18, 2008, the State Council of the People's Republic of China (PRC) passed the Implementation Regulations of the PRC Labor Contract Law. (Text of the Implementation Regulations [in Chinese], Central People's Government of the The Namibian Labor Act of 2007 will become effective on November 1, 2008, the Namibian Minister of Labor and Social Welfare announced recently. The implementation of the Act, which was approved several months ago by the On September 7, 2008, Bangladesh's Interim Government relaxed certain emergency rules to allow limited trade union activity. Trade union activity, along with political activities and street protests, were banned in January 2007 when a state of The Statute on Labor Insurance was significantly amended on August 13, 2008. Among other changes are the following. The new Statute divides labor insurance into the two categories and payment types of On May 15, 2008, the Constitutional Court of the Czech Republic invalidated the package of reform legislation initiated by the government that had provided for the elimination of payments to all employees nationwide during the first The Bangladesh interim cabinet approved the Bangladesh Labor (amendment) Ordinance 2008 on March 31. The ordinance allows only one trade union organization to conduct activities at the ports of Chittagong and Mongla. Prior law allowed more On March 5, 2008, Ghana's National Tripartite Committee (NTC) announced that the country's daily minimum wage would rise to GHC2.25 (1 cedi equals US$1), an increase of over 18 percent from the previous GHC1.9. The new On January 28, 2008, the Tokyo District Court ordered McDonald's Holdings Co. (Japan) Ltd. to pay 7.55 million yen (US$70,000) in overtime allowance and "additional pay" to a manager at one of its outlets. The court On December 22, 2007, Germany's legislature enacted the Amending Law to Title 3 of the Social Code (Sechstes Gesetz zur Anderung des Dritten Buches Sozialgesetzbuch, BUNDESGESETZBLATT I at 3245), which reduces unemployment compensation from 4.2 percent In a ground breaking decision rendered on October 10, 2007, the High Court of Justice in an extended bench held that Israel's labor laws apply to Palestinians who are employed by Israeli employers in the West On October 10, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California granted a preliminary injunction against the Department of Homeland Security ("DHS"), preventing DHS from implementing new regulations designed to make it more difficult... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 02 Nov 2007 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540153_text