International

New Zealand passes law allowing for industrywide fair pay collective bargaining

|November 9th, 2022|

Industry observers expect a new law to add costs and administrative burden to employers as negotiations would encompass all employers across industries.
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Whiplash: UK reverses course on IR35 reform repeals

|October 19th, 2022|

Newly installed UK Chancellor Jeremy Hunt is scrapping his predecessor’s promise to repeal IR35 reforms that took effect in April 2021. How contingent workforce programs are affected.
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Visa roundup: European worker visa updates

|October 5th, 2022|

Developments underway in Europe: Spain is proposing a “digital nomad” worker visa to lure remote workers to its shores, while the UK is reviewing its visa scheme to help ease the talent shortage.
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U-turn ahead: UK to repeal IR35 reforms

|September 28th, 2022|

The UK is fulfilling its new prime minister’s promise to scrap IR35 off-payroll working rules. While welcome news, experts urge caution from employers and push for clear government guidance.
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Working with umbrella companies: Do your due diligence first

|August 31st, 2022|

Perceived to be a safe option for hirers in the wake of IR35 Off-Payroll Working Rules, umbrella companies have their own unique risks.
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UK provides guidance to clarify gig workers’ rights

|August 3rd, 2022|

The UK last week published guidance to clarify the rights to which gig economy workers are entitled, from the national minimum wage to paid leave. Additional guidance for employers or engagers is available to help them understand their responsibilities toward their staff.
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UK approves plan to allow agency temps to replace striking workers

|July 13th, 2022|

The UK Parliament has approved controversial plans to enable businesses to use temporary agency workers to plug staffing gaps amid strikes. Staffing industry voices opposition.
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DE&I in the EU: Staying compliant with anti-discrimination employment laws

|June 22nd, 2022|

While the European Union prohibits discrimination on certain grounds, individual member states have their own laws to consider as you develop initiatives for your contingent workforce program. Here’s the landscape.
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UK looks to repeal ban on agency staff replacing striking workers

|June 15th, 2022|

The UK is reportedly preparing to repeal a legal ban on the use of agency staff to fill in for employees who are on strike, according to a report in The Guardian.
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Ukraine remains source for IT talent despite ongoing war

|May 25th, 2022|

Ukraine’s large pool of tech workers remains a viable option despite the devastating conflict in the country, with 77% of its IT companies having already attracted new customers during the war.
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