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2020

SEPTEMBER

10/20/2020: Denmark – New Legislation Relating to Posting of Workers   

09/29/2020: United Kingdom – Guidance Issued on Frontier Workers in the U.K.

09/29/2020: Cambodia – COVID-19: Entry Requirements for Foreign Travelers Revised

09/15/2020: Vietnam – COVID-19: Extra Guidance on Visas, Entry for Foreign Experts

09/08/2020: Singapore – Significant Updates on Work Pass Salary, Job Advertising Requirements

09/04/2020: Sweden – More Rights for Posted Workers, but Also More Compliance Obligations

AUGUST

08/28/2020: Poland – Enactment of Legislation on Posting of Workers in EU

08/14/2020: United States – New Ruling Narrows Injunctions Blocking Public Charge Rule 

JULY

08/07/2020: Italy – New Quotas for Foreign Individuals Entering for Professional Training, Apprenticeships

08/07/2020: Ireland – COVID-19: Employee Wage Subsidy Scheme Introduced

08/07/2020: United States – Move Aimed at Prioritizing U.S. Workers for Federal Contracts

07/27/2020: European Union – Amended Directive for Posted Workers

07/13/2020: Canada – Amendments to Initially Proposed Requirements under Quebec Experience Program

JUNE

06/25/2020: Poland – New Rules for Posted Workers under Consideration in Parliament

06/22/2020: United States – Supreme Court Blocks Attempt to Terminate DACA Program

06/22/2020: United States – Flexibility in Physical Inspection Requirements for Form I-9 Extended

06/10/2020: Italy – Investor Visa, Regularisation of Foreign Workers, Temporary Residence Permits

06/08/2020: Argentina – Further Extension of Mandatory COVID-19 Quarantine for Buenos Aires

06/08/2020: United States – DOL Will Not Extend Certain COVID-19 Accommodations

06/04/2020: Spain – COVID-19: State of Alarm Extended Again

MAY

05/29/2020: Canada – New Requirements under Quebec Experience Program

05/21/2020: Canada – COVID-19: Temporary Process to Get Foreign Workers into New Jobs Faster

05/21/2020: United States – Land Border Restrictions with Canada, Mexico Extended Through June 22

05/19/2020: European Union – Court Rules A1 Certificate Is Binding for Social Security Only

05/07/2020: European Union – Major Reform of EU Road Transport Sector Adopted

05/01/2020: Italy – Status of Reopening Country, Work and Resident Permits Extended  

05/01/2020: Vietnam – COVID-19: Immigration, Tax/Social Security, and Income Support Measures

APRIL

04/27/2020: United States – Presidential Proclamation Temporarily Suspends Entry for Certain Immigrants

04/22/2020: Slovakia – COVID-19: Tax Relief and Wage Support for Individuals and Employers

04/22/2020: United States – Executive Order Expected to Impact Applicants for Permanent Residence

04/17/2020: United Kingdom – COVID-19: Visa Application Centre Closures, Visa ‘Overstayers’ Get Extension

04/17/2020: United Kingdom – COVID-19: Right to Work Checks and U.K. Sponsor Compliance Updates

04/17/2020: Argentina – National Immigration Office Extends Residency Deadlines

04/17/2020: Finland – COVID-19: Revised Policies Restricting Travel Restrictions, List of Critical Tasks

04/15/2020: Argentina – COVID-19: Fiscal Relief for Companies

04/13/2020: Argentina – Government Extends Scope of Mandatory Quarantine

04/09/2020: European Union - EUR 100 Billion Initiative to Support Employment and Businesses

04/08/2020: Peru – COVID-19: Additional Fiscal Measures and Controls on Freedom of Movement

04/01/2020: Norway – COVID-19: Tax, Social Security, Benefits, and Quarantine Measures

MARCH

03/30/2020: European Union – Guidelines for Free Movement of Workers during COVID-19 Pandemic

03/30/2020: Australia – COVID-19: Considerations for Managing a Migrant Workforce in Trying Times

03/27/2020: Romania – COVID-19: Measures for Social Protection and Income Support

03/24/2020: Germany – Measures to Combat COVID-19 Become More Intense

03/24/2020: Argentina – Mandatory Quarantine Imposed Due to COVID-19

03/21/2020: Singapore – Changes to Employment Pass and S Pass Requirements

03/19/2020: United States - Managing Employer I-9 Requirements and COVID-19

03/18/2020: Australia – COVID-19 Travel Restrictions and Self-Quarantine Requirements  

03/17/2020: Belgium –COVID-19 Travel Restrictions and Immigration Process Changes

03/17/2020: Ireland – COVID-19: Delays in Employment Permit Processing Times

03/10/2020: Italy – Country in Lockdown as COVID-19 Threat Grows

03/06/2020: United States – Immigration Updates: COVID-19 Entry Restrictions, TPS and Yemen

03/04/2020: Italy – New Statute Introduces COVID-19-Related Measures Affecting Immigration

03/03/2020: Singapore – Precautions Extended to Foreign Employees Traveling from Areas in South Korea

FEBRUARY

02/25/2020: Italy – Temporary Measures in Place to Deal with Outbreak of Covid-19

02/21/2020: Singapore - New Health Directive to Contain Spread of Coronavirus

02/14/2020: Vietnam – Changes in Work Permit, Immigration Procedures

02/13/2020: Singapore – Measures Implemented to Contain Spread of Coronavirus

02/07/2020: People’s Republic of China – Updates on Immigration Policy during Coronavirus Epidemic

02/07/2020: Canada – Québec: New Obligations for Employers Hiring Temporary Foreign Workers

02/05/2020: Singapore – New Talent Access Programme for Tech Companies

02/04/2020: United States – Employers May Use New Form I-9 Now; Mandatory from May 1

02/04/2020: Ireland – National Minimum Wage Rise from 1 February

JANUARY

01/31/2020: Singapore – Increased Penalties, Enforcement for Not Complying with Fair Employment Practices

01/13/2020: Ireland – Sectors with Shortages Addressed by New Employment Permits

01/09/2020: Netherlands – Online Registration, Other Procedures Implemented for Posted Workers

01/03/2020: People’s Republic of China – Targeted Changes to Facilitate Entry/Exit for Foreign Talent

2019

DECEMBER

12/19/2019: Netherlands – Income Requirement for Foreign Workers Modified for 2020 

12/18/2019: Canada – Temporary Suspension of New Requirements under Quebec Experience Programs

12/02/2019: Ireland – New Changes to Employment Permits Regime

NOVEMBER 

11/27/2019: European Union – Round-up of Significant Developments Affecting Global Mobility

11/26/2019: United States - Government Agencies Release Fall 2019 Regulatory Agendas

11/13/2019: European Union – New Measures for Protection of Whistleblowers

OCTOBER

10/25/2019: United Kingdom – Expansion of Shortage Occupation List for Immigration Purposes

10/09/2019: Germany – New Laws, Updated Rules if No-Deal Brexit

10/01/2019: European Union – ECJ Rules on Fines for Non-Compliance for Posted Workers

SEPTEMBER

09/26/2019: Czech Republic – Draft Amendment Introducing Changes to Assignment of Workers

09/11/2019: United States – Inspections Relating to STEM OPT Workers

AUGUST

08/21/2019: United Kingdom – More Rigorous Document-Keeping Duties for Sponsors

08/05/2019: Czech Republic – Changes in Store for Residence Rules for Foreigners

JULY

07/18/2019: United States – Bill Seeks to Remove Some Countries’ Limits for Green Cards

07/16/2019: United States – Supreme Court to Review DACA Termination Cases Next Term

07/03/2019: European Union – EU Adopts New Rules for Working Conditions

JUNE

06/18/2019: European Union – European Labour Market Operational from End 2019 

06/13/2019: United States – New Process Using FLAG System for Filing Form ETA-9141

MAY

05/29/2019: United States – Immigration Plans on Agencies’ Spring 2019 Agendas

05/17/2019: European Union – Cross-Border Purposes of New European Labour Authority

APRIL 

04/10/2019: Italy – More Immigration Measures for U.K. Nationals and Non-EU Family Members

04/09/2019: Germany – Updates on Rules for a No-Deal Brexit  

04/09/2019: United Kingdom – Update on Post-Brexit “Right to Work” Checks

04/05/2019: Switzerland – Update on Brexit Withdrawal Policy for U.K. Citizens 

04/05/2019: United States – Hurdles for Canadians Filing L-1 Petitions at U.S. Ports of Entry

04/03/2019: Belgium – New Minimum Salary Criteria for 2019 

04/01/2019: Ireland – Impact of Brexit on “The Common Travel Area”  

MARCH

03/29/2019: Czech Republic – Plans to “Regularize” U.K., Czech Nationals if “No-Deal” Brexit

03/28/2019: Denmark – Law Passes on Status and Rights of U.K. Nationals if “No-Deal” Brexit 

03/28/2019: Netherlands – Update on Brexit Withdrawal Rules for U.K. Citizens’ and Family Members

03/26/2019: Italy – Government Takes Steps to Deal with Post-Brexit Status of U.K. Nationals

03/21/2019: Finland – Changes in Social Security Coverage for Cross-border Employees

03/20/2019: United States – Notice Obligations for H-1B Employers Regarding Labor Condition Applications

03/14/2019: Spain – Measures Enacted Assuring Rights, Status in Case of No-Deal Brexit  

03/13/2019: United States – Proposed Rule Ending Work Authorization for H-4 Visa Holders

FEBRUARY

02/15/2019: Singapore - Revised Basis for Computing Taxable Car Benefits, Effective from 2020

JANUARY

01/07/2019: Netherlands – Changes to Income Requirement for Foreign Workers, Lower Legal Fees

2018

DECEMBER

12/20/2018: United Kingdom – Government Releases White Paper on Post-Brexit Immigration

12/14/2018: India – Immigration Changes in 2018: Taking Stock and Looking Forward

12/14/2018: United Kingdom – Statement of Changes for Tiers, 2, 4, and 5, and Seasonal Workers 

12/11/2018: United States – New Form ETA-9035, Labor Condition Application, in Effect 

12/11/2018: United States – Administration Proposes Changes to Selection System for H-1B Visas

12/07/2018: United Kingdom – Reduced Rights for EU Citizens if ‘No Deal’ Brexit

12/05/2018: Romania – Easier Requirements for Third-Country Nationals When Locally Employed in Romania

SEPTEMBER

09/27/2018: Thailand – Revisions to Decree “Managing the Work of Aliens”

09/18/2018: United Kingdom – Migration Advisory Committee Releases Final Report on Immigration

09/11/2018: Finland – New Residence Permit Categories Introduced; Changes in Current Permit Processes

09/11/2018: People’s Republic of China – Changes for Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau Residents 

AUGUST

08/24/2018: Romania – Revised Legislation to Reinforce Rights of Posted Workers

JUNE

06/26/2018: European Union – Steps Closer to Making Paid Paternity Leave Legal 

06/15/2018: United Kingdom – Changes to Immigration Rules in Multiple Areas 

06/12/2018: Germany – Increased Scrutiny from Authorities for Granting of Labor Market Access

06/06/2018: Kenya – New Procedures for Verification and Registration of Foreign Nationals

06/01/2018: Canada – Measures for Cross-Border Travelers in Bill C-21

MAY

05/30/2018: Italy – New Policy on 2018 Permit to Stay for Family Reasons

APRIL

04/17/2018: United States – USCIS Completes H-1B Cap Lottery Processing

04/16/2018: Belgium – New Position on the Applicable Social Security Regime

04/06/2018: United Kingdom – Work Restrictions for Croatian Nationals to Expire in June

04/05/2018: Singapore – More Employers Must Advertise on Jobs Bank, Higher S Pass Qualifying Salary

04/05/2018: United States – USCIS Suspends Premium Processing for H-1B Cap-Subject Filings

04/04/2018: Australia – New Global Talent Scheme Pilot Announced    

MARCH

03/23/2018: Australia – Temporary Skill Shortage Visa Program in Effect

03/13/2018: United Kingdom – New Applications Forms for Applicants from Outside U.K.

03/06/2018: United States – Policy Change for H1-B Petitions Involving Third-Party Placement 

FEBRUARY

02/28/2018: France – Stricter Provisions to Combat Fraud Tied to Foreign Workers in France

02/27/2018: Canada – Update on U.S. and Canadian Immigration, Invitation to Seminar/Webinar

02/22/2018: United Kingdom – Immigration Health Surcharge to Double

02/16/2018: Thailand – “Smart Visa” Debuts, Opportunities for Executives, Investors, Entrepreneurs

JANUARY

01/23/2018: United States – Government Shuts Down, Then Reopens: Impact on Immigration

01/19/2018: Italy - Aims to Attract Investors with New Permit Process

01/18/2018: United States – Update on Extensions for  H-1B Holders, Working Spouses

01/11/2018: Thailand – “Smart Visa” Designed to Attract Highly-Skilled Professionals

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