Indonesia Labor Code Amendments

Effective since 2nd November 2020, the Indonesian president, Joko Widodo, passed the “Omnibus Law” in an attempt to enforce new job creation laws. The amendments were aimed to create more investment and job opportunities by simplifying the process of issuing licenses. The Job Creation Law allows the ease of doing business in Indonesia through streamlined […]

The Republic of Georgia Leave Policy

According to the Organic Law of Georgia, all Georgian citizens are equal before the law “regardless of race, color of skin, language, sex, religion, political or other opinions, national, ethnic and social affiliation, origin, property or social status, place of residence or any other characteristics.” The labor code of The Republic of Georgia is a […]

Changes in the Labor Code of Romania

Under Romanian law, employers must fulfill certain obligations before contracting with a Romanian or foreign individual. There are mainly two types of employment agreements in Romania regardless of whether the hired individual is a resident or non-resident.

White House Announces Broad Vaccine Mandate Covering Private Employers

In an address on September 9, 2021, American President Joe Biden announced that the United States Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) would develop an emergency rule requiring all employers with at least 100 employees to ensure their workforce is fully vaccinated or require unvaccinated employees to produce a negative test at […]

What in the World? Austria

Can you imagine being forced to take 30 days off a year? This country has some of the most generous employee vacation policies, some extending to 5 paid weeks per each year of work!

Jamaican Bar Association President Urges Government to Clarify Stance on COVID Vaccine Mandates

Comments made by a Jamaican Ministry of Labour and Social Security official have sparked debate on the issue of employer vaccine mandates amongst members of Jamaica’s legal community. In an interview with the Jamaican Observer, Gillian Corrodus, the Ministry’s divisional director of industrial relations, seemed to hint that employer vaccine mandates would violate International Labor Organization Convention 111, […]